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Thursdays, Jun 22 - Jul 27 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-DFOU-2801
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $420 | lab fee $30


Description

Designed for easy integration with Adobe's other software products (Photoshop, Illustrator), InDesign has a user-friendly, intuitive interface and offers flexibility through its wide array of supported file formats. Designers can use it to combine text and illustrations for single- or multi-page documents and to prepare them digitally for output to press, printer or PDF (portable document format). Students in this course gain technical knowledge of the application's basic tool layout, image manipulation, and vector integration tools. All the while, concepts of visual communication and design are reinforced through hands-on exercises.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Ryan (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jun 21 - Jul 26 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-DFOU-2533
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $420 | lab fee $30


Description

Unleashing the power of bitmap editing involves working with non-linear and non-destructive methods as much as possible. This course presents that workflow using Adobe Photoshop. Lesson topics include layer masks and effects, smart objects, adjustment layers, clipping masks and reverse editing methods to create the most subtle and professional edits to files -- a necessity in the fields of photography, graphic design, illustration and Web design. Complete color modification, damage repair, digital make-up techniques, and complex graphic compositing are among the exercises that come together in a final project that demonstrates your competency with Adobe Photoshop.

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

Prerequisite: Digital Design Techniques


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Ryan (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 24 - 28 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-1997
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $5


Description

Artist Keith Haring once said, "Drawing is still basically the same as it has been since prehistoric times. It brings together man and the world. It lives through magic." Young artists discover the nature of that magic, as they take command of the marks they make, and are provided with a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of drawing and sketching. Assignments utilize a rich array of drawing materials, while expanding on traditional subject matter: still lifes, landscapes, cityscapes and portraits, as well as both observational and abstract applications of making marks. The course is ideal for students with little or no experience who want to explore the magic of drawing. Group discussion and one-on-one instruction are provided to meet the specific needs of each student.


Instructor
  • Name: Tiffany Mendez (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 31 - Aug 4 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-1997-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $5


Description

Artist Keith Haring once said, "Drawing is still basically the same as it has been since prehistoric times. It brings together man and the world. It lives through magic." Young artists discover the nature of that magic, as they take command of the marks they make, and are provided with a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of drawing and sketching. Assignments utilize a rich array of drawing materials, while expanding on traditional subject matter: still lifes, landscapes, cityscapes and portraits, as well as both observational and abstract applications of making marks. The course is ideal for students with little or no experience who want to explore the magic of drawing. Group discussion and one-on-one instruction are provided to meet the specific needs of each student.


Instructor
  • Name: Tiffany Mendez (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Jun 19 - Jul 24 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-ANIM-1723
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $420 | lab fee $30


Description

Take a line for a walk -- literally -- in this animation course that introduces the hand drawing techniques that have given shape to classic characters like Snow White, Scooby-Doo and Stewie Griffin. Students learn how to design characters that move, as they are introduced to the frame-by-frame moviemaking tradition popularized by Studio Ghibli and Warner Brothers. Students are introduced to the animator's core rudiments like squash and stretch, walk cycles and metamorphosis. A sharp pencil is your primary tool, but the motion is finally made real with lessons in scanning, capture and sequencing using digital technology. Students exit with a better understanding of the animator's workflow, from light table to tablet to screen.

Applies to: AN-R, IT-E

Prerequisite: Drawing I


Instructor
  • Name: Fred Galpern (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Jun 22 - Jul 27 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-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: Deborah Forman (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jun 20 - Aug 1 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 7/4
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-FOUND-1186-02
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: Carlotta Miller (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 10 - 21 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-3701
10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $15


Description

This course serves as an introductory experience for students interested in exploring the exciting field of architecture -- where innovative design, aesthetics, practicality, cost and materials all intersect. Topics to be covered include directly relevant issues such as the design process, design development and presentation preparation, as well as secondary issues such as protecting and enhancing the fabric of the community, working with recycled materials and using cutting-edge "green" approaches. Video/DVD documentaries featuring key architects are presented in brief each week to enrich the students' learning experience, and to help provide a sense of context. In the process, we view both historical and contemporary examples of notable architecture to help us address issues of style, space and materials. During the last class, students present their completed projects.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Kurt Van Dexter (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 24 - 28 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CAMP-2070
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $15


Description

Get your summer moving! This camp is all about building and moving, as you design both functional and fantastical kinetic art. Rolling art cars, spinning whirligigs and flying machines are all up to the imagination as you consider the mechanics or properties of different motions. Looking to artists and inventors such as Leonardo DaVinci and Alexander Calder, you'll dive into creating and designing moving art. Throughout the week, you'll be busy drawing up plans and constructing in the studio, as well as having fun and testing your creations outdoors.


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 26 - 30 | 9am-12pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-1992
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $5


Description

The natural world is its own art museum! In this course, young artists look to the natural world for insight and inspiration as they visit the RISD Museum, Nature Lab and landscapes of the RISD campus in search of animals, birds, bugs and more. Back in the studio they use the visual forms and artworks they discover as inspiration for a variety of creative projects. In the process, the course develops art and natural science awareness, builds basic art and design skills, and encourages young artists to explore a variety of media.


Instructor
  • Name: Shoshana Spencer (Bio)