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Wednesday, Nov 15 | 12-4pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2017/CF-ARTA-0410
1 session | 4 contact hours | tuition $95


Description

Auctions aren't just about the buying and selling of multimillion-dollar Van Goghs. They can, in fact, be sources of affordable art for both fledgling and experienced collectors. The fast-paced, high-energy -- and often intimidating -- environment of an auction requires that you be prepared, set your budget and know your limits. In this course, Robin Starr, vice president and director of American and European works of art at Skinner, Inc., provides a behind-the-scenes introduction to New England's premier auction house, including a tour of the facilities and a preview of an upcoming auction. The course is scheduled prior to an actual auction, allowing time for students to develop skills and do their research before attending the auction. Starr details the auction process, including consignments and buying, and discusses specific considerations, such as research, understanding the vocabulary including lots, reserve and estimates to fully maximize one's experience at an auction. Note: Class takes place at the Marlborough, MA location of Skinner, Inc. Directions are sent to registered students.

Schedule Update: This date for this course has changed since originally published. Class will now meet on Wednesday, November 15.


Instructor
  • Name: Robin Starr (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, Dec 2 - 9 | 10am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-CHILD-2096 ( Class is Full )
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $215


Description

What makes a great photograph? Great photographers know how to capture a moment with a camera's best possible perspective, and how to place themselves and frame a shot for maximum effect. You'll explore the RISD campus, camera in hand, learning how to make creative choices for capturing people, places and even optical illusions while making decisions about point of view, depth of field, cropping and other picture-taking essentials. You'll wrap things up by making a handmade album of your RISD photo adventures. Note: Students must bring their own digital camera. A simple point-and-shoot model is very appropriate.

Please provide a lunch, snacks and a beverage.


Instructor
  • Name: Cheryl Johnson (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Oct 26 - Dec 7 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/23
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-PHO-1671
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $420 | lab fee $30


Description

Much of what we know about the world has come to us through the work of documentary photographers, whose curiosity and sensitivity have alerted us to a tremendous range of subject matter. Students in this course learn how to explore the world with their camera, developing and exploring documentary projects of their choice, in either color or black-and-white. Informal but comprehensive discussions of student work, as well as an historical overview of documentary photography, are combined to create a lively and supportive classroom. The course is an ideal experience for photographers who wish to tell their story in a meaningful way.

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

Prerequisite: Photography: Introduction


Instructor
  • Name: John Hames (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Oct 28 - Dec 9 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 11/25
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-BOOK-1733
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345 | lab fee $30


Description

Lightweight and malleable, paper can be easily transformed from loose pulp into works of art including sculptural pieces. Papermaking involves a variety of techniques -- preparing pulps, processing fiber, pulling and drying sheets, layering and making 3D structures. It is an exciting and relatively easy process, with many interesting applications for artists, craftspeople and educators. Once students master the essentials, they are encouraged to experiment with integrating materials such as flowers, wire, string, reeds, sticks, buttons, baubles and photographs into the paper. Learning how to embed and emboss, participants work with a variety of pulps to produce a range of papers and structures.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Oct 28 - Dec 9 | 1-4pm | No Class: 11/25
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-TEEN-2186 ( Class is Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320 | lab fee $20


Description

Here's your chance to learn the fundamentals of garment construction while deconstructing and reconstructing a garment of your choice. By using new fabrics and design changes, you can transform the old garment into a totally new look. Through pattern drafting, draping using the mannequin, and various hand and machine sewing techniques, you'll select a fabric and move on to sewing the original design created in class. The course also includes a continuing discussion of design, styles, trends and couture. Note: Some sewing knowledge is helpful, but not necessary.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Candace French (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Dec 2 - 3 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-APP-1787
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250 | lab fee $40


Description

Realizing fashion ideas usually starts with strong fashion drawing skills. Working from observation, class begins with gesture drawings and "croquis" (simple quick sketches) as students learn to capture the movement and direction of both the figure and clothing. Focus is on how to represent the fabric and draping based on how a garment hangs on the body, while suggesting the form underneath. Attention is paid to proportions and scale, and students are introduced to the 10 head fashion figure. Students also learn to express attitude by drawing their own fashion "faces" and capturing the essentials of drawing faces, heads and other details. Flat sketching techniques to incorporate garment construction details, including front and back views, are introduced. Mood boards help students to convey concepts, color stories and themes for individual collections, as well as identify strands of interest. Use of a sketchbook, as well as exploration of different media, is encouraged.

Schedule Update: The schedule for this course has changed since originally published. Class will now meet Saturday and Sunday, December 2 and 3, 10am-4pm.


Instructor
  • Name: Jarno Kettunen (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Oct 26 - Dec 7 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/23
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-TEXT-1880
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345


Description

Examining the history of fashionable dress in the West from 1900 to the present, this course investigates fashion from a material cultural perspective -- analyzing it as a social, cultural and aesthetic phenomenon that has been significantly shaped by history. Assignments are object centered and students select a piece from the RISD Museum's collection that is representative of the time periods investigated. Utilizing the artifact as a starting point, students engage in a material culture analysis -- connecting the piece they choose to the context from which it came to fully understand the impact of time on fashion. Digital presentations, videos, books and texts augment the learning.


Instructor
  • Name: Max Kaplan (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Oct 28 - Dec 9 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 11/25
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-TEEN-2916 ( Class is almost Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320 | lab fee $10 | model fee $30


Description

Learn about composition and proportion as you study the techniques necessary to interpret the human form and anatomy. Working with live models, you'll explore a range of drawing materials, use a variety of skill building exercises, and develop a foundation of strategies for creating expressive works of figurative art. Note: This course uses nude models.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Gail Saborio (Bio)
Course Details

Sunday, Nov 5 | 10am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-TEEN-1768 ( Class is Full )
1 session | 6 contact hours | tuition $110 | model fee $10


Description

In this drawing workshop, we study the anatomy of the face, and practice capturing likeness or facial expression so that we can accurately draw heads and faces. Students participate in a series of exercises and studies, using a variety of drawing materials that are specifically chosen to strengthen observational and rendering skills. Whether or not your desire is to become a portrait or comic book artist or just improve your skills at drawing faces, this course is sure to provide valuable and readily applicable skills.

Please provide a lunch, snacks and a beverage.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)