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Sundays, Dec 3 - 10 | 1-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-ARTA-1731
2 sessions | 6 contact hours | tuition $130


Description

Silver has provided artisans with the perfect medium for creative expression through the ages. This course examines the masterworks of silversmiths, including tableware, tea and coffee services, light fixtures and other decorative objects. Beginning with the exuberant productions of 17th-century French and German Baroque silver and continuing to work of Paul Revere and the creations of the Art Nouveau, this course explores the style and function of this most remarkable precious metal. Lectures outlining the history of silver will be complemented by a visit to the RISD Museum.

Applies to: ID-E, JM-E


Instructor
  • Name: John Tschirch (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesday, Nov 8 | 7-10pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-ARTA-1732 ( Class is almost Full )
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $75


Description

For most artists, working from photographs is unavoidable -- in fact, photography can be an invaluable tool when used correctly. This workshop covers the benefits and pitfalls of drawing and painting from photo references, and reveals how to avoid the most common mistakes. We'll touch upon distortion and color correction; and explain why good photographs usually make bad paintings, and how to take your own successful photo references. Any fine artist or illustrator who uses photo references can benefit from this workshop. While it is especially useful for portraiture and figurative work, the concepts learned can be applied to landscapes or any other subject matter.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Emily Slapin (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)
Course Details

Saturdays, Sep 16 - Oct 21 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-TEEN-2196 ( Class has Started )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320


Description

Discover the basics of shooting, manipulating and printing your digital photographs in our digital photo studio. Students first learn about the settings and functions of their digital cameras, as well as the basic techniques of shooting digital photos. Each week, we photograph various subjects and review and critique each others' images. Using scanners and Adobe Photoshop, we import our images into Macintosh computers and learn how to manipulate various elements before printing, offering endless possibilities for special effects. Note: Bring your digital camera and either a disk of Photoshop images or a photo CD to each class.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: David Fleurant (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Oct 28 - Dec 9 | 1-4pm | No Class: 11/25
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-CHILD-2135 ( Class is Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320 | lab fee $15


Description

Based on the fundamentals of design and engineering, this exciting course focuses on the playful, but well-considered, use of materials. With unique opportunities for brainstorming and problem solving, each lesson brings a new design challenge creating art with a purpose for play or prototypes for futuristic contraptions. Participants use real hand tools and work with a variety of materials like wood, recycled items, Legos, paper, cardboard, metal, rubber bands, wire and fabric. As they have fun drawing, experimenting, testing and building, students increase their scientific awareness, gain knowledge of the design process and build upon both two- and three-dimensional design skills.


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Fridays, Sep 15 - Dec 8 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/24
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-PHO-1630 ( Class has Started )
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

Experience "light" as an expressive material in this course that combines technical and aesthetic lessons for the intermediate-level photographer. The classroom is a lighting studio where you'll be instructed in the proper use of continuous, strobe and flash light sources, their modification tools (grids, flags, soft boxes) and the supports, grips and stands that provide structure. Build confidence with the gear as you participate in group exercises, as well as individual assignments. Throughout the term the instructor offers a historical context by presenting the work of photographers who understand the creative potential of studio lighting.

Applies to: AN-E, PG-R, PM-E

Prerequisite: Photography I: Making Images


Instructor
  • Name: John Hames (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Sep 12 - Dec 5 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/21
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-TEXT-1879 ( Class has Started )
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $495


Description

Illustration, layout design, color development and finishing techniques are the essential elements of a surface pattern design. In this course, you'll translate your original artwork and designs into a variety of patterns, and then apply them to a range of surfaces, such as fabrics, wallpaper, ceramics, glass, tile, metal, fiberglass and resin. Using collage, graphite, watercolor and gouache, students apply design principles and color theory while developing design concepts for a potential product and target market. Students enhance their abilities and styles by creating three original surface pattern designs as take-home assignments. Surface design history -- including traditional techniques, cultural impact and style development -- is introduced. Students also learn to prepare original designs for the marketplace by developing professional presentation techniques, self-promotion practices and learning about various printing processes and production technology.

Applies to: ID-E


Instructor
  • Name: Adrian Burke (Bio)
Course Details

Sundays, Sep 24 - Oct 8 | 1-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-ARTA-1729
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250


Description

Humans have been creating fabrics since the dawn of civilization. In this course, we consider the role of textiles, from luxurious velvet brocades to cotton matelasses, to the history of interior design and the decorative arts. With an emphasis on the burgeoning luxury trades catering to the royal courts of Europe to the importation of Indian print cottons, which revolutionized design, students will take a journey from silk to linen while learning about the construction, style and the economy of textiles for use on furniture, as ornament and on windows and walls from the Renaissance to the present day.

Schedule Update: This start date for this course has changed since originally published. Class will now start on Sunday, Sept. 24.

Applies to: ID-E, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: John Tschirch (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Oct 28 - Nov 11 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-NATUR-1877
3 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345


Description

Most people have a collection -- a collection imbued with emotion and memory. Whether mementos from travels, times with loved ones, or our childhood, these treasures remind us of our past and connect us to the present. Random objects like feathers, pebbles, stamped postcards, books, glass jars, shells, and even insects may seem insignificant to most, but they have a personal meaning to the collector. Students in this course work from their individual collections, learning how to arrange the objects into a strong composition from which to work. They may also use specimens from the RISD Nature Lab -- such as butterflies, beetles or turtles -- as natural additions to the personal treasure set-ups. We also cover how to properly light the set up. Work is done from life. Once students have made their preliminary drawings, they then introduce color in the medium of their choice. All levels are welcome.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Amy Bartlett Wright (Bio)