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Tuesdays, Sep 12 - Dec 5 | 7-10pm | No Class: 11/21
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-FOUND-1815-03 ( Class has Started )
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $495 | lab fee $15


Description

Design is the discipline underlying all forms of visual expression, and an understanding of design principles is the basis for all art forms. This course introduces students to the formal elements of design: line, shape, pattern, value, texture, color and space. Working through a variety of challenging exercises, students use these elements to engage with problems of visual organization. Deliberate and considered placement of visual elements into an organized whole is the basis of composition, and skills acquired in this course have direct applications to anyone working in art and design, from painters and artists to art directors, illustrators, interior designers and interactive designers. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this class. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized classes (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher. Note: This course was previously titled Two-Dimensional Design.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Sep 14 - Dec 7 | 7-10pm | No Class: 11/23
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-FOUND-1815-04 ( Class has Started )
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $495 | lab fee $15


Description

Design is the discipline underlying all forms of visual expression, and an understanding of design principles is the basis for all art forms. This course introduces students to the formal elements of design: line, shape, pattern, value, texture, color and space. Working through a variety of challenging exercises, students use these elements to engage with problems of visual organization. Deliberate and considered placement of visual elements into an organized whole is the basis of composition, and skills acquired in this course have direct applications to anyone working in art and design, from painters and artists to art directors, illustrators, interior designers and interactive designers. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this class. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized classes (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher. Note: This course was previously titled Two-Dimensional Design.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Karen Triedman (Bio)
Course Details

Fridays, Oct 20 - Nov 3 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-ILUS-1874
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

Wednesdays, Sep 13 - Dec 6 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/22
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-NATUR-2285 ( Class has Started )
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $495


Description

Focusing on the definition of form and structure, students in this course carefully observe birds, shells, insects, bones, plants, flowers and more with the objective of translating proportion and depth onto the two-dimensional page and creating realistic renderings. Line, tone and value are explored through work in pencil, pen and ink, and ink wash. Design and composition are also covered. Although the course is highly specialized in subject matter, skills attained here are applicable to a wide range of drawing subjects, media and styles. Note: This is the first course of a two-part series. Students enrolled in the fall may also register for the spring course, Painting from Nature.

Applies to: NS-R

Prerequisite: Drawing II


Instructor
  • Name: Amy Bartlett Wright (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Sep 11 - Oct 16 | 7-10pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-DWG-2240 ( Class has Started )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345 | model fee $25


Description

This course provides many tools for the artist who wishes to depict the human form with confidence and precision. Students will merge conceptual knowledge gained through lecture with perceptual knowledge gained through drawing, to create artistically dynamic and anatomical accurate figures. By plotting anatomical landmarks on the volumes of the figure, establishing a proportional system, and uniting exterior contour with interior anatomical structures, students develop a set of figurative principles that can be applied to any figure in any position. Artists at all levels of experience stand to benefit from this course.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Emily Slapin (Bio)
Course Details

Sunday, Oct 8 | 10am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-CHILD-0429 ( Class is Full )
1 session | 6 contact hours | tuition $110


Description

Draw, create, and master Pokemon! This studio art class is for young cartoonists who want to better understand the 700+ characters and creatures that comprise the Pokemon universe. The course begins with tutorials in the drawing basics that contribute to the "pocket monster" style, and explores how this style has been interpreted as the franchise has moved from video games and anime to manga and cards. Lessons in interpretative animal anatomy are presented in the RISD Nature Lab to illustrate the relationship between the natural world and the game's cartoon animal kingdom. Students learn to handle traditional drawing media as they complete exercises and turn sketches into drawings and finally illustrations contributing to the pop culture phenomenon of Pokemon.

Please provide a lunch, snacks and a beverage.


Instructor
  • Name: James Frio (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Sep 14 - Oct 19 | 9am-12pm
ages 18+ | Tillinghast Farm | 2017/CF-ILUS-1735 ( Class has Started )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345 | lab fee $10


Description

Explore the vibrancy, expressiveness and immediacy of the pastel medium in this course. Nationally-recognized pastel artist Michele Poirier Mozzone explains and demonstrates techniques of using an underpainting of watercolor, alcohol or oil paint to infuse vibrancy and depth to the pastel as it is layered onto this base. You'll find out about materials, techniques and framing practices, as well as current notable artists working in pastel. Most classes begin with a demonstration, followed by experimentation and practice. Throughout the six weeks, you'll paint from still life set-ups, landscapes from reference photos and a live portrait model. Topics include utilizing reference photos to their best advantage, building layers of color, planning for a successful composition, and achieving luminous tones.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Michele Poirier-Mozzone (Bio)
Course Details

Fridays, Sep 29 - Dec 1 | 7-9pm | No Class: 11/24
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-TEEN-2179
9 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)
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)