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Wednesdays, Sep 13 - Dec 6 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/22
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-PHO-1658 ( Class has Started )
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

Learn to make better and more thoughtful photographs using the digital single-lens reflex camera. Through lecture, demonstration, classroom exercises and individual assignments, you can expect to become more confident as you make technical and conceptual decisions. Each session incorporates lessons in DSLR operation, processes and terminology. Topics include camera RAW workflow, histograms in-camera and in Adobe Photoshop, lenses, light control and metering. Studio lighting equipment and printing options are previewed so that you gain familiarity with the associated gear and output. Whether your interest is in photography for exhibition, documentation or personal growth, this course provides a solid foundation for further exploration. Note: This course was previously titled Understanding Digital Photography.

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

Prerequisite: Photography: Introduction


Instructor
  • Name: David Fleurant (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Sep 18 - Dec 11 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/20
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-PHO-1660 ( Class has Started )
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

Students in this course continue their exploration of the creative potential of the digital camera, begun in Photography I: Making Images. The instructor reviews all aspects of manual exposure settings and camera functions, to build confidence and control when shooting. Students learn about different types of cameras, lenses and lighting controls, as well as alternative image processing techniques and programs. Strong emphasis is placed on critique throughout the class, as students develop their editorial abilities and take greater responsibility for their artistic choices. Early assignments focus on developing a strong sense of composition, and build to a multi-week final project for which students are encouraged to experiment with new approaches to image-making and presentation formats. Note: This course was previously titled Advanced Digital Photography Studio.

Schedule Update: This course will start one week later than originally scheduled. Class will now meet Sept. 18 - Dec. 11 (no class 11/20)

Applies to: AN-E, GR-E, IT-E, PG-R

Prerequisite: Photography I: Making Images


Instructor
  • Name: John Hames (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Sep 14 - Oct 19 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-PHO-1647 ( Class has Started )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345


Description

This course for new and amateur photographers introduces ways of seeing through the lens and makes plain the underlying two-dimensional design issues and visual concepts hidden within the photographic image. Through weekly assignments and critiques, students explore ways to use photography and photographic conventions for their unique personal expression. Lessons include the technical operations like focus, shutter speed and aperture common to all cameras, and how they influence artistic choices. Whether you are interested in traditional or digital photography, this course provides a strong foundation for any subsequent photographic pursuit.

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


Instructor
  • Name: John Hames (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Sep 23 - Oct 28 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-TEEN-2176 ( Class has Started )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320 | lab fee $10 | model fee $15


Description

Here is your chance to plan, prepare or finalize a professional level portfolio for college applications. Weekly studio-based art assignments provide the opportunity to create new work, while one-on-one consulting helps you assess and refine existing work. Discussion topics include digital photo documentation, college selection, the application process and more. You'll leave with a solid action plan of what you need to complete your portfolio. Note: This class uses nude models.

Applies to: AT


Instructor
  • Name: Jason Robert LeClair (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Oct 21 - 22 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | Tillinghast Farm | 2017/CF-TEXT-1927
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250 | lab fee $15


Description

Combining printmaking techniques and textile design principles, this workshop introduces students to creating motifs (designs) and working with basic pattern structures such as repeats, half-drop, brick and mirror patterns to create hand-printed fabric. Once simple motifs are designed we discuss screen stencils, block printing, and use of found objects in deciding how to translate the design into a print. As students expand their individual motif using the different pattern structures, they experiment with placement and color. High-quality water based fabric paints are used, and a variety of samples are created with the option to create a larger piece such as a table runner or wall hanging.


Instructor
  • Name: Jodi Stevens (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Sep 12 - Dec 5 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/21
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-PDM-0375 ( Class has Started )
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $495


Description

Your ambitions for your product design idea must go beyond the satisfying, but limited, idea of the prototype. As you build on the human factors that inform all good design, your next step is to consider the scale, timeline and persistence of the underlying story you want to tell with your creation. This course is the laboratory where you can consider every step between you and the end user as you consider supply chains, resource management, and a future that could include frequent updates, innovation cycles and the inevitable product obsolescence. Vendor, publisher and distribution relationships are discussed and lectures in legal topics (trademark, copyright and patent filing and protection) are presented.

Applies to: PM-R

Prerequisite: Product Development l: Human Factor


Instructor
  • Name: Jorge Paricio (Bio)
Course Details

Sunday, Oct 8 | 1-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-WEB-3530 ( Class is almost Full )
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $75


Description

It's a jungle out there, with more competitors than you can imagine, which is why having an effective Web presence is much more complicated than simply registering a domain name. You simply must have strategies to make your site stand out among the millions of other dot-coms. Search engines are the means by which Internet addresses are delivered to inquiring Web browsers and, once you understand how they work, you can use this knowledge to give your site a distinct advantage. A sound search engine strategy based on tested optimization techniques makes your design and copywriting decisions that much clearer. The Web has undoubtedly become an increasingly dense jungle, but this course provides you with compass and machete to work your way past the competition.


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Ryan (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday, Oct 24 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2017/CF-WEB-4043
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $75


Description

Find out how to improve your visibility on search engines for your business (brand) and the things you have to sell (service/products/art). In this workshop lead by acclaimed digital marketer Chris Sheehy, you'll get an in-depth look at the top factors that impact your online visibility, touching upon the most vital elements to online digital marketing. You'll explore how business citations boost local visibility, how to perform keyword research, image/video/podcast optimization, how to set up analytic tools to track your website performance, and discover the top five website changes that can boost your online visibility. You'll also discover if Google AdWords is right for you.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: Chris Sheehy (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Oct 23 - Dec 4 | 7-10pm | No Class: 11/20
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-APP-3079
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345 | lab fee $15


Description

This course reinforces sewing skills learned in Sewing: Introduction, adding more sewing stitches and seams while sewing garments. We learn about different stitch types, more sewing techniques, and the impact of fabric types and qualities. In addition to keeping a sample sewing notebook, students start the first two sessions sewing a choice of simple pajama pants, pull-on shorts, or pull-on skirt. We then progress to constructing two medium-level garments -- a top or shirt -- and then a garment with a side or back zipper. At the end of the final session, we hold a group discussion and critique of our finished work. Some sewing experience is required. Note: Students must bring their own sewing machine to class; required sewing accessories/tools are indicated in the supply list. 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.

Schedule Update: The schedule for this course has changed since originally published. Class will now meet on Mondays, Oct. 23 - Dec. 4, 7-10pm.

Prerequisite: Sewing: Introduction or equivalent skills.


Instructor
  • Name: Anne Finelli (Bio)
Course Details

Sundays, Sep 17 - 24 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | Tillinghast Farm | 2017/CF-TEXT-1932 ( Class has Started )
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250 | lab fee $20


Description

Shibori, an ancient Japanese textile tradition dating back to the 8th Century, is a process of dyeing cloth through stitching, binding, folding, twisting and clamping, thus creating unique patterns and texture. In this workshop students are first introduced to the many variations within the technique, including Kanoko, Arashi, Makume, Nui and Itajime, by first making small samples to grasp the basics. These can then be used for reference when making larger pieces. This is followed by stitching cotton and silk scarves and submerging them in dye baths. Procion fiber reactive dyes are used, and learning how to safely work with the dyes is an integral aspect of the process. In the end, students open up their stitched scarves to see the beautiful, unique patterns created by this versatile technique, which can be practiced at home.


Instructor
  • Name: Jodi Stevens (Bio)