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Tuesday, Jan 28 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-DWG-0527
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85 | lab fee $10


Description

Gain the skills you can use to draw any flower, any time. This workshop introduces clear, simple strategies to approach drawing flowers -- strategies that can be used for many other organic forms, including the human body. Drawing a flower begins with noticing how it grows: It originates from the stem and its central axis, and then radiates outward from that center. Drawing begins with establishing this central axis and then building a schematic line structure to develop the form. We cover basic flower anatomy and consider several different flower types.


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

Tuesdays, Jan 21 - Feb 4 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-PRAC-0558
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $215


Description

Whether you're a student or practicing artist, business and professional skills are a necessity for achieving success in a competitive artistic market. In this course, you will discover how to set your art career and long-term business objectives on the right path, and how to identify and articulate your core strengths. Topics include managing time, setting goals, marketing and promoting your work, and financial planning and record keeping. You will also learn how to present your work to galleries and employers, form relationships with them, and wisely negotiate contracts.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Candita Clayton (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Jan 18 - 19 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-ANIM-0560
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $275 | lab fee $10


Description

Cutout animation is a form of stop-motion animation using flat characters, props and backgrounds cut from paper, card, stiff fabric or even photographs. Animators divide characters into segments, piece together the individual cutout shapes and move them in small steps, taking a picture at each step -- with a film camera capable of taking single pictures -- to create the illusion of movement. This direct connection between brain and hand is central to cutout animation's spirit and allows the animator to rely on their intuition and experience to achieve the action. In this workshop you'll learn the fundamentals of frame-by-frame animation and the roots of two-dimensional field practice, explore direct under-the-camera techniques, develop the art of visual storytelling and ultimately produce your own short film.

Applies to: AN-E


Instructor
  • Name: Maryann Guerzon (Bio)
Course Details

Thursday, Jan 16 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-PRAC-0561
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85


Description

Writing about your art can be a challenge; it is the last thing many artists want to write. In this workshop, you'll develop the strategies and tools necessary to write a compelling and accessible artist's statement, traditionally used for exhibition purposes, grant and teaching applications, and fellowships. By encouraging you to consider the motivations and methods behind your work, this course will make it possible for you to use prose to support and explain your art for a broad range of viewers and readers. By also considering your story as an artist (your biography) you'll be able to paint a complete picture of yourself and integrate this into the how and why of your process for a more complete description of you and your work. By the end of the workshop, you'll have fresh ideas and a rough outline of your own powerful and effective artist's statement.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Rose (Bio)
Course Details

Thursday, Jan 16 | 6:30-8pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-PRAC-0564
1 session | 1.5 contact hours | tuition $60 | lab fee $15


Description

What can I deduct? Is my art a business or a hobby? What is a Schedule C? How does the new tax law impact my taxes? How do I deduct my home studio? How do I prepare estimated quarterly taxes? These are just some of the questions Hannah Cole, tax expert and founder of Sunlight Tax (and a longtime working artist herself), outlines and explains in an approachable, artist-centered style. She discusses the self-employment tax system as it applies to freelancers, with extra attention to the new tax laws and how they affect artists and creative workers. She incorporates your questions into her talk, and leaves you feeling informed and empowered.

Schedule Update: The date for this course has changed since originally published. Class will now meet on Thursday, January 16.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Hannah Cole (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Feb 8 - 9 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-TEXT-0575
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $275 | lab fee $30


Description

Wet felting is a centuries-old process of combining layers of wool roving and/or wool yarns into one flat piece of felt fabric using just soap and water. It has traditionally been used to make everything from clothing to tents, and is an extremely meditative process. In this course you review the basics of the technique and learn how you can apply it to your fine art practice to create inspired tapestries and vessels. By the end of class you will have discovered a new and accessible form of art that requires minimal tools and space and has exciting results.


Instructor
  • Name: Andrew Xenos (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Feb 15 - 16 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2020/CW-DWG-0616
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $275 | model fee $15


Description

Drawing is the foundation of artistic study, practice and communication. In this fast-paced weekend experience, students explore the fundamentals of drawing and learn how to render what they see. Students begin by describing shapes with line, weight and stroke direction, and move quickly to the study and observation of light and shadow. The class explores additive and reductive methods with the aim of completion of an accurate drawing using a range of values. Aided by student examples and instructor demonstrations, students develop their skills. Drawing materials include graphite, charcoal and erasure. Subjects, including natural and everyday objects, are provided.


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Peery (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jan 8 - Feb 12 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-DWG-0617 ( Class is almost Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | model fee $30


Description

The figure is one of the greatest vehicles of expression for visual artists; it is also one of the most challenging subjects to draw. Students begin with gesture drawing to capture the figure's movements in quick, deliberate lines that establish the weight and energy of the form. Students are gradually introduced to blocking in the figure and establishing the major masses. Classic methods of measuring to establish proportion and accuracy are introduced. The models' incrementally longer poses allow students to explore the role of light and shadow through value studies, while identifying the major planes of the human form helps students see the figure as a three-dimensional form in space. Developing hand-eye coordination and making accurate visual judgements are emphasized as students gain confidence in drawing from life. Media used include charcoal, conte, graphite and colored pencil. The skills used in class are applicable to a wide range of subject matter. All skill levels are welcome. Note: This course uses nude models.


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

Fridays, Jan 10 - Feb 14 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-ADV-0694
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

What can online marketing accomplish for you or your business? Have you established reasonable and specific goals for your marketing? Answers to these questions are found in this class that examines the types of online marketing available to entrepreneurs and web professionals: search engine optimization, pay-per-click advertising, and the most rapidly evolving, social media marketing. Together we cover the steps involved in planning, researching and executing each step and then discuss metrics and analytics for measuring success. Students are also introduced to the concept of user experience (UX), which has become both a competency and primary consideration for a successful web presence.

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

Prerequisite: Digital Design Techniques or equivalent experience.


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Ryan (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Jan 6 - Feb 17 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 1/20
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-PRNT-0714
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

This course introduces two-dimensional design as it needs to be understood by the graphic designer. Students explore and develop an understanding of visual relationships through the use of the elements of design (line, shape, value and texture) and the accompanying principles of design, including figure/ground relationships, repetition, contrast, rhythm, and transformation. Students are introduced to the graphic design workflow using vector drawing tools on the Apple computer platform. Together as a class they review the basic concepts, practice and vocabulary of design while critiquing peer projects to achieve greater visual literacy.

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

Prerequisite: Graphic Design: Introduction


Instructor
  • Name: Anya Lownie (Bio)