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Wednesdays, Oct 25 - Dec 6 | 7-10pm | No Class: 11/22
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-FOUND-1186 ( Class is Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345 | lab fee $15


Description

Color is one of the most powerful -- and complex -- tools at the artist's disposal. Bridging the divide between color theory and color practice, this studio course distills the essentials of color mechanics into workable studies and projects. Students explore color through creative exercises using collage and paint to understand color and how to use it effectively. Explorations of the role of light, the psychological impact of color, and how such factors as hue, value and intensity affect design are integral to the learning. Slide-illustrated presentations address the historical background of the use of color. Through the process of experiencing the interface of color theory and color application, guidelines toward developing a personal palette are discussed. Mastery of color is essential in the work of artists, illustrators, craftspeople and designers, making this course an ideal starting point. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this course. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized courses (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher.

Applies to: AN-R, GR-R, ID-R, IT-R, NS-R, PG-R, PM-R, PS-R


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Oct 25 - Dec 6 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/22
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-FOUND-1186-02 ( Class is Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345 | lab fee $15


Description

Color is one of the most powerful -- and complex -- tools at the artist's disposal. Bridging the divide between color theory and color practice, this studio course distills the essentials of color mechanics into workable studies and projects. Students explore color through creative exercises using collage and paint to understand color and how to use it effectively. Explorations of the role of light, the psychological impact of color, and how such factors as hue, value and intensity affect design are integral to the learning. Slide-illustrated presentations address the historical background of the use of color. Through the process of experiencing the interface of color theory and color application, guidelines toward developing a personal palette are discussed. Mastery of color is essential in the work of artists, illustrators, craftspeople and designers, making this course an ideal starting point. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this course. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized courses (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher.

Applies to: AN-R, GR-R, ID-R, IT-R, NS-R, PG-R, PM-R, PS-R


Instructor
  • Name: Elizabeth Gourlay (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Nov 11 - 12 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-NATUR-2658
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250 | lab fee $40


Description

Imagine the pleasure of drawing botanicals in brilliant color, with a technique that has the intuitive ease of drawing and the intensity of wet media (oils/acrylics), without all the mess and complexity. When color is applied on the fine-toothed, semi-translucent surface of drafting film, unparalleled precision and detail are possible. The transparency of the medium allows the artist to work directly from sketches or photos, without the time-consuming task of transferring images. And unlike most color techniques, it permits erasure of mistakes without damage to the drawing surface. Students learn to plan their drawings in stages, from the highlights and contours, to shadows and developing the form's volume. Ultimately, the high-detail illustrations that result seem to literally pop off the page.

Applies to: NS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Alison Schroeer (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Nov 18 - 19 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-ILUS-1201
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250 | lab fee $10


Description

Observe, twist and distort: This is the process for caricature artists who create illustrations that are at times silly, outrageous or even disturbing, but always clever. Students in this workshop learn to identify the unique features of a subject's face, exaggerating them to create amusingly accurate caricatures. Working from sketch to finished drawing, students consider styles and portrait views while exploring working in pen and ink, pencil, marker and colored pencil. Lessons include demonstrations, viewing of references, critiques, and drawing from a live model to create cartoon work that is certainly fantastic, if not always flattering!

Applies to: AN-E


Instructor
  • Name: Liz Lomax (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Oct 23 - Dec 4 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/20
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-BOOK-2463 ( Class is Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345 | lab fee $40


Description

Collage is a tremendously versatile technique for both commercial illustration and fine art as it allows artists at all levels to express themselves, both seriously and fancifully, using found objects, recycled and everyday materials to create original works. We begin our exploration with a brief slide-illustrated survey of collage from its origins through the work of 20th-century masters like Picasso, Schwitters and Bearden, to contemporary photo-illustration. Through demonstration, exercises and assignments, we review such different techniques as mosaic, cut paper, textured surfaces and photomontage. Students expand their vocabulary of color, texture, shapes and marks as they explore the extraordinary expressive potential of collage.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Fridays, Oct 20 - Nov 3 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-ILUS-1874 ( Class has Started )
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $185 | model fee $10


Description

During the publishing phenomenon collectively known as pulp fiction, authors like Robert E. Howard and H.P. Lovecraft created distinctive heroes and unimaginable threats, to which illustrators were challenged to give shape. This course recreates that experience as your instructor takes the role of an art director, handing out editorial prompts that need visualization. You'll deliver your illustrated solutions as conceptual drawings and character designs, to be critiqued for their potential in markets like animation, gaming and toys. Lessons in constructive and hypothetical anatomy, color, scale and silhouette are all presented as you design characters found only in weird and speculative fiction.

Applies to: AN-E


Instructor
  • Name: Greg Rebis (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Oct 28 - Dec 9 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 11/25
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-TEEN-2179-02
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320 | lab fee $10


Description

Cartooning is the art of creating characters with outrageous personalities and memorable names like SpongeBob, Groot, Calvin and Bugs. They come in simple shapes and are drawn with dynamic lines and always have fascinating stories. This course is about telling those stories as students learn to create wild characters who are musclemen, monsters, critters and cuties. Students learn to use the drawing tools essential to the art form, how to hand letter a gag, a thought or a holler to show words and pictures coming together.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: James Frio (Bio)
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