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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

Wednesday, Jan 29 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-WEB-2792 ( Class is Full )
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85


Description

Learn how to use social media platforms, like Facebook and Instagram, to effectively enhance or create your online brand and image. Tania Picard has worked with many individuals and businesses to develop an online presence. She will share her expertise and help you gain an in-depth perspective on how to use social media to tell your brand's story -- strategically increasing your following. Learn which tools come highly recommended to manage your posts, and how to use them. You will gain an understanding of how to set up and use website analytics to measure social media success and understand followers' internet patterns. Note: Students should plan to bring their laptops.

Applies to: GR-E, IT-E


Instructor
  • Name: Tania Picard (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday, Feb 8 | 10am-1pm
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2020/CW-PHO-4153 ( Class is almost Full )
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85


Description

Your iPhone is about to get even more useful to you -- even if you didn't think that was possible! In this workshop you'll learn how to take professional-looking photos with just your iPhone. Whether you're looking to photograph your own artwork, or seeking the perfect social media aesthetic for your brand, these skills can be applied to many aspects of your creative life. You'll develop tricks, tips and insights into a few of the instructor's favorite (free) photo editing applications; how to take product/food shots; and how to make use of natural light. You'll also gain resources on local printing companies to print all of your favorite shots.


Instructor
  • Name: Dawn Temple (Bio)
Course Details

Monday, Jan 20 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-CAMP-0897 ( Class is almost Full )
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $10


Description

Freedom is an ideal that often comes with great struggle. This course presents the concept visually for the youngest of artists. Students hear the stories of freedom fighters, advocates and champions (both historical and fictitious), and connect them to their own experience as they create their own interpretive artworks. The projects encourage a dialogue about civil rights, our responsibilities to one another and the oppression, bigotry and bias that can threaten a free society.


Instructor
  • Name: Monique Rolle-Johnson (Bio)
Course Details

Monday, Jan 20 | 9am-4pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2020/CW-CAMP-1768
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $10 | model fee $10


Description

Do you want to learn to accurately draw heads and faces? In this workshop, you'll study the anatomy of the face and practice capturing likeness and facial expression. Using a variety of materials, you'll complete exercises and studies that are specifically designed to strengthen observational and rendering skills. Whether your goal is to become a portrait or comic book artist or just improve your ability to draw faces, this course will provide valuable and applicable skills.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Gail Saborio (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Feb 8 - 22 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-TEEN-2445
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $175 | lab fee $10


Description

The space fantasy genre has origins that date back to the pulp magazines and comic strips featuring Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers, but some of the best examples are found in the conceptual design for movies and video games. With lessons in hand drawing, figurative anatomy, proportion and perspective, this course provides the opportunity for students to sharpen their drawing skills while creating characters and settings that are both original and imaginative. Along the way, they can expect to become familiar with the cyborgs, exotic aliens and earthshaking weaponry that have become traditional in creations like Star Wars, Overwatch and the Marvel cinematic universe.

Applies to: AT, Y2


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

Monday, Feb 17 | 9am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-CAMP-1738
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $20


Description

Carve a little piece of magic to wear! Whether it's a charm on a bracelet or a talisman from Japan, a pharaoh's jewelry or a tiny totem from the American Southwest, small sculptures that are worn for protection or to show status are part of many world cultures. Your soapstone or alabaster charm will be incorporated with fiber, beads and leather to create your personal wearable amulet. On the way, we will investigate the history of amulets and talismans through images that will give context to the process. Bring your lunch, a cold drink and your good ideas!

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Laura Travis (Bio)
Course Details

Monday, Jan 20 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-CAMP-1991 ( Class is Full )
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $10


Description

Investigate creative problem solving by making a card or board game of your very own. You'll develop storylines, artwork and game rules to make your own adventure-filled play to share with others.


Instructor
  • Name: Barry Morang (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesday, Feb 12 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-PRAC-4195
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85


Description

Are you an emerging artist looking to take your career to the next level? Participating in the art world while trying to establish and sustain a productive studio practice can be challenging. This class equips you with the strategies, tactics and processes to thrive at both -- allowing you to springboard your career. Topics include taking stock of your work and putting together your portfolio, finding relevant shows, entering calls for art, and getting your artwork out into the world. You'll also review ways to engage with local art communities, network professionally and build your own creative group -- crucial resources as you grow your personal creative practice.

Applies to: PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Rina Naik (Bio)