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Wednesdays, Jan 9 - Feb 13 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-FOUND-1186-02 ( Class is Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | 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: Karen Triedman (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jan 8 - Feb 12 | 1-4pm
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2019/CW-FOUND-1186-03
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | 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.

This course takes place at the Westerly Education Center.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Elizabeth Gourlay (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jan 19 - Feb 16 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-TEEN-0565
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $20


Description

Surviving hostile environments is what humans do best, and there is no less hospitable environment than deep space or deep water. This course takes a look at the physical realities of these similar environs where atmosphere (or lack of), gravity, pressure and physical and chemical hazards inform the design solution. You'll consider material science, budget and current technology as you conceptualize and create a scale model containment suit prototype. Noteworthy designers like Ron Cobb and Syd Mead provide the inspiration for armor designs meant to protect explorers in the most extreme locations on or off this planet.

Applies to: AT, Y3


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

Saturdays, Jan 12 - 26 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-TEEN-1312
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $175 | lab fee $10


Description

If you're considering an art school, then you've encountered "the assignment": a test of an applicant's ability to turn a written prompt into a visual solution. This course, a rehearsal for that assignment, allows you to stretch your conceptual muscles and receive valuable criticism about the solution you render. The instructor, a RISD alum, will lead you through the generative process of creation that could be a drawing, painting or sculpture (perhaps all three), and will help lead you to the best visual representation of a written prompt. The course is a valuable experience for the potential art school student, or any young artist looking for an expressive challenge.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Topher Gent (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jan 12 - 26 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2019/CW-TEEN-1312-02
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $175 | lab fee $10


Description

If you're considering an art school, then you've encountered "the assignment": a test of an applicant's ability to turn a written prompt into a visual solution. This course, a rehearsal for that assignment, allows you to stretch your conceptual muscles and receive valuable criticism about the solution you render. The instructor, a RISD alum, will lead you through the generative process of creation that could be a drawing, painting or sculpture (perhaps all three), and will help lead you to the best visual representation of a written prompt. The course is a valuable experience for the potential art school student, or any young artist looking for an expressive challenge.

This course takes place at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Dina Zaccagnini Vincent (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jan 12 - 26 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-TEEN-1982
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $175 | lab fee $10


Description

If you're an aspiring art school student, you'll need to represent your paintings, drawings and sculptures in a portfolio. In this hands-on course, you'll discover essential techniques for photographing your artwork, including lighting, composition and post-processing. You'll also get an introduction to digital photography equipment and the rules of exposure, focus and framing as they apply to stationary subjects. You'll leave with a practical and effective way to capture and present your artwork, and gain confidence in your ability to navigate the college admissions process.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Cheryl Johnson (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Feb 18 - 22 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-12 | Tillinghast Place | 2019/CW-CAMP-0542
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $15


Description

The universe is a wacky place full of actions and interactions with black holes, galaxy-eating collisions, asteroids, meteors and nebulas. Young artists/explorers will design and create their own constellations using the stars, name them, and develop a story or myth that supports their ideas. They then imagine and visualize what a planetary terrain looks like or what a parallel universe is comprised of. Students will envision these alternative worlds (including their colors, sounds, shapes and patterns) as two- and three-dimensional representations using a variety of materials. In the process, they'll build new skills in drawing, painting, collaging, printmaking and mixed media, adding up to an exciting out-of-this-world camp.


Instructor
  • Name: * Simon Allen, Chloe Wessner (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday, Jan 8 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-ARTA-0615
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85 | lab fee $10


Description

Have you wanted to incorporate art into your life, but are unsure of where to start? This workshop allows you to explore in a non-threatening, expectation-free environment. Three prompts, focused on the concept of mark making, encourage you to expand your notion of what it means to make art. The emphasis is on exploration and discovery rather than on finished pieces of work. Additionally, to help you get started we review the basics of a variety of art making terms and materials. You may come away surprised and ready to confidently integrate art into your life. Come prepared with an open mind and plenty of questions!


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday, Jan 22 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2019/CW-DWG-0615-02
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85 | lab fee $10


Description

Have you wanted to incorporate art into your life, but are unsure of where to start? This workshop allows you to explore in a non-threatening, expectation-free environment. Three prompts, focused on the concept of mark making, encourage you to expand your notion of what it means to make art. The emphasis is on exploration and discovery rather than on finished pieces of work. Additionally, to help you get started we review the basics of a variety of art making terms and materials. You may come away surprised and ready to confidently integrate art into your life. Come prepared with an open mind and plenty of questions!

This course takes place at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Jan 10 - Feb 14 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-INDES-4431
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

To stay competitive, interior design and architecture professionals need proficiency in computer-aided drafting (CAD) skills for drafting and design layouts. Autodesk's AutoCAD and AutoCAD Architecture, along with other CAD programs like Google's SketchUp, have become industry standard. Through lectures, demonstrations and hands-on experience, students learn to use these visualization and productivity software tools to take a project from initial design to a finished two-dimensional plot. Dimensioning, standard drafting and commonly used detailing procedures are followed.

Applies to: ID-R, PM-E

Prerequisites: Digital Design Techniques and Drafting + Rendering for Interiors.


Instructor
  • Name: David Paolino (Bio)