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Tuesdays, Sep 10 - Oct 15 | 9am-12pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-PNT-0235
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $10


Description

Both compelling and at times mystifying, the medium of watercolor is broken down in this step-by-step introductory course. Students learn that producing a well-designed and dynamic watercolor is no accident; success comes through careful planning. Along with planning and learning how to control paint, an understanding of the transparent qualities of the medium is essential. Students explore value, composition, and color theory as they learn the subtleties and complexities of this transparent medium. Both wet and dry techniques are covered, as are washes, color lifting and glazing. Demonstrations and class exercises promote an understanding of watercolor's possibilities and limitations and equip students with the skills and experience to use watercolor effectively to achieve lively results. 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 classes (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Lyons (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Oct 24 - Dec 5 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 11/28
ages 18+ | Tillinghast Place | 2019/CF-PNT-0235-02
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $10


Description

Both compelling and at times mystifying, the medium of watercolor is broken down in this step-by-step introductory course. Students learn that producing a well-designed and dynamic watercolor is no accident; success comes through careful planning. Along with planning and learning how to control paint, an understanding of the transparent qualities of the medium is essential. Students explore value, composition, and color theory as they learn the subtleties and complexities of this transparent medium. Both wet and dry techniques are covered, as are washes, color lifting and glazing. Demonstrations and class exercises promote an understanding of watercolor's possibilities and limitations and equip students with the skills and experience to use watercolor effectively to achieve lively results. 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 classes (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Lyons (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Sep 10 - Dec 3 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/26
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-PDM-0375
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $525


Description

Your ambitions for your product design idea must go beyond the satisfying, but limited, idea of the prototype. As you build on the human factors that inform all good design, your next step is to consider the scale, timeline and persistence of the underlying story you want to tell with your creation. This course is the laboratory where you can consider every step between you and the end user as you consider supply chains, resource management, and a future that could include frequent updates, innovation cycles and the inevitable product obsolescence. Vendor, publisher and distribution relationships are discussed and lectures in legal topics (trademark, copyright and patent filing and protection) are presented.

Applies to: PM-R

Prerequisite: Product Development l: Human Factor


Instructor
  • Name: Jorge Paricio (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Oct 26 - 27 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-DWG-0523
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $275 | lab fee $20


Description

You don't need to know how to draw or be an artist to take this course -- in fact, the less you know, the better! A common misconception, that you need to have experience in art to take RISD|CE courses, was the impetus for this course. It starts with the simplest of tasks and tools, and slowly illuminates the mystery of materials and the triumph of the well-chosen tool in creating work. Students' eyes are trained to look, to observe and to record. Work is done in drawing, color studies and collage through a series of exercises that encourage students to open up and experiment. Work is done in a variety of mediums -- with less focus on subject, and more on interpreting and abstracting to fully comprehend basic shapes and structures. We do all of this in a supportive environment, with an open mind being the only prerequisite. Students are free to fail, but are required to at least try. The hardest part is just starting!


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Sep 11 - Oct 16 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-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

Wednesdays, Sep 11 - Oct 16 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-PRNT-0791
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

A graphic designer is a creative problem solver who conceptualizes, plans and executes a design that communicates a message. This course introduces students to the fundamentals of working in the field of graphic design by examining the meaning of graphic design, the design process and the role the graphic designer plays in society. Students respond to presentations and engage in hands-on assignments intended to provide a glimpse of the RISD|CE Graphic Design certificate program and the broader field of the professional graphic designer.

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


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

Mondays, Oct 21 - Dec 2 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/25
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2019/CF-PRNT-0791-02
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

A graphic designer is a creative problem solver who conceptualizes, plans and executes a design that communicates a message. This course introduces students to the fundamentals of working in the field of graphic design by examining the meaning of graphic design, the design process and the role the graphic designer plays in society. Students respond to presentations and engage in hands-on assignments intended to provide a glimpse of the RISD|CE Graphic Design certificate program and the broader field of the professional graphic designer.

This course takes place at the Westerly Education Center.

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


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

Saturdays, Sep 14 - Nov 2 | 9am-12pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-WOOD-0811
8 sessions | 24 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $50


Description

This course is for students who have dreamed of combining personal expression with the utilitarian nature of woodworking. Students are introduced to the fundamentals of woodworking such as measuring, marking, joining, carving and gluing. In the beginning, use of hand tools is demonstrated and then we advance to learning the safe operation of power tools including table saws, band saws, joiners, planers, drill presses and sanders. Demonstrations are given on carving, color and finishing, as well as steps for simple projects. The course is intended for students ranging from beginning woodworkers to those with some limited experience. Students should come prepared to work hard and have fun. 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: PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Nicholas Ventola (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Sep 11 - Dec 4 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/27
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-INDES-0812
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $525


Description

Designing successful shared spaces involves communication, brand identity and project management. Students take on these challenges as they consider design strategies for public spaces. Practical lessons include discussion of legislated policies like the ADA, local health and safety codes. Project sites might include offices, retail outlets, hotels or healthcare facilities, each with confining technical criteria, traffic patterns and budgets that inform the design brief and create opportunities for the designer. The workflow is examined and shared for critique as students research, measure, draw, propose and plan in order to deliver a personal design concept that reimagines shared spaces.

Applies to: ID-R

Prerequisite: Revit for Interior Design


Instructor
  • Name: David Paolino (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Sep 10 - Dec 3 | 7-10pm | No Class: 11/26
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-ILUS-0848
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $525 | lab fee $10


Description

Combining dynamic images with evocative words is at the heart of the exciting process of illustrating and writing for children's books; this course provides a comprehensive introduction to both. Essential elements are explained and discussed, including design, pagination, character creation and concept development, material and medium exploration, color palette, storyboarding and a brief introduction to what a book dummy is. Assignments augment the learning and focus on reinforcing material covered in class. Watercolor is introduced as a medium, but students may also choose media they already know or want to explore. While a variety of texts are presented for assignments, students may bring their own manuscripts to work on within the context of assignments. Emphasis is on giving students options and the freedom to choose their texts, develop their own characters and work from their ideas to fully realize the potential of illustrating and writing for children.


Instructor
  • Name: Cheryl Kirk Noll (Bio)