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Saturdays, Mar 4 - Apr 8 | 1-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-INDES-4430
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $420 | lab fee $30


Description

Autodesk's AutoCAD Architecture and Revit Architecture are becoming industry standards for architecture and design professionals. Through lectures, demonstrations and hands-on experience, students expand on the basics of layer management and building geometry, and learn to modify and style walls, curtain walls, doors, windows, slabs, stairs, railing and roofs. We also cover more advanced topics like adding components and custom objects, sections and elevations, annotation, detailing, a display system, project navigator, 3D modeling and ray tracing rendering. Students also come to understand how Revit's approach for modeling and model views, massing, component families and detailing differs from AutoCAD's. Each software package is presented in a six-session section.

Applies to: ID-R

Prerequisite: AutoCAD: Interior Design I


Instructor
  • Name: Jr Neville Songwe (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Feb 27 - May 22 | 7-10pm | No Class: 4/17
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-CBK-0947
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $495 | model fee $30


Description

Good children's book illustration is immediate in its effect, almost magically capturing a child's imagination. This intermediate course gives students the opportunity to investigate how illustration interacts with story and character development to create a product worthy of publication. Techniques for working in various media are emphasized, along with color, composition and page design. Students learn to think of the book as a whole while they explore concept development, characterization, timing, pacing, and the integration of text and images. Research and reference materials strengthen student work, and participants gain sensitivity to age levels and age-appropriate formats. Assignments and class critiques throughout guide students in refining their work.

Applies to: CB-R

Prerequisite: Children's Book Illustration I or permission of the instructor


Instructor
  • Name: Cheryl Kirk Noll (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 22 - May 27 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-TEEN-3744
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320 | lab fee $10


Description

American comics are filled with wild characters like musclemen, monsters, robots, villains and freaks, but you need more than a wild character to make a good comic book. It takes a story that, when combined with convincing pictures, draws the reader into the page and doesn't let him go. In this course, students learn from a published professional how to pull all the components of great comic book creation -- word balloons, captions, panels and personalities -- together. Important topics such as character design, perspective drawing and page layout are considered and, in the end, students leave with a finished book to share with friends, family and, with luck, possibly even a big shot comic book publisher.

Applies to: AT, Y2

Prerequisite: Start Cartooning


Instructor
  • Name: Jesse Smolover (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, May 6 - 7 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-ARTA-9012
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250


Description

Contemporary art is the art of today, produced by artists who are living in the 21st Century. It provides an opportunity to reflect on contemporary society and the issues relevant to ourselves, and the world around us. Contemporary artists work in a globally influenced, culturally diverse and technologically advancing world. Their art is a dynamic combination of materials, methods, concepts and subjects that challenge traditional boundaries and defy easy definition. Diverse and eclectic, contemporary art as a whole is distinguished by the very lack of a uniform, organizing principle, ideology or 'ism.' These artworks ask for more complex and open ways of education. This class examines theoretical issues and educational practices as they are implemented in the context of contemporary arts in non-school settings, specifically museums and alternative arts venues. With an emphasis on process, the class addresses larger learning goals that nurture critical thinking and develop research skills.


Instructor
  • Name: Dorothee King (Bio)
Course Details

Friday, Apr 21 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-PRAC-0174
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $75


Description

We often think of contracts as lengthy and incomprehensible documents used in significant transactions. However, whether running your own studio, working for someone else or just occasionally doing commission work, the reality is that you are forming and entering into contracts every day, often on nothing more than a handshake basis. Just as often, technicalities and details of the transaction are not worked out in advance, leading to misunderstandings and disagreements as deadlines loom. A good contract goes a long way in eliminating these potential pitfalls. In this course, you learn that you don't need to be a lawyer to improve your contracting skills. The basics of contracting are covered: what a contract is, how to create one and how to go about determining what it should say.


Instructor
  • Name: Katie Ahern (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Mar 4 - Apr 8 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-CHILD-2135
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320 | lab fee $15


Description

Based on the fundamentals of design and engineering, this exciting workshop focuses on the playful, but well-considered, use of materials. With unique opportunities for brainstorming and problem solving, each week brings a new design challenge (i.e., build a two-wheeled race car that travels down an inclined string, or use air compression to power a plane). Participants use real hand tools and work with a variety of materials like wood, recycled items, Legos, paper, cardboard, metal, rubber bands, wire and fabric. As they have fun drawing, experimenting, testing and building, students increase their scientific awareness, gain knowledge of the design process and build upon both two- and three-dimensional design skills.


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Mar 16 - 30 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-ARTA-9008
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $185


Description

Ever imagined curating your own art exhibition? A show of other artists work? Or even just your personal collections? The words "curator," "curated," "curatorial," etc. appear everywhere; in this course we begin to define what exactly they mean related to art and art objects and how they align with your own objectives. The course helps you access your first ideas and work on the subsequent selection process to narrow your focus and actualize those ideas. Additionally, designing support materials for PR and print advertising, online and social media are discussed. Students are introduced to the scholarly infrastructure for background research for exhibitions. While curating for a museum or gallery takes years of study and experience, learning to train your eye and utilize some of the basics of curatorial practice outlined in this course is a valuable skill with applications to many contexts. The course concludes with a hands-on exercise in setting up an exhibition space, lighting, the handling of art, and dealing with insurance.


Instructor
  • Name: Dorothee King (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Mar 2 - May 25 | 7-10pm | No Class: 4/20
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-FOUND-1815 ( Class is Full )
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $495 | lab fee $15


Description

Design is the discipline underlying all forms of visual expression, and an understanding of design principles is the basis for all art forms. This course introduces students to the formal elements of design: line, shape, pattern, value, texture, color and space. Working through a variety of challenging exercises, students use these elements to engage with problems of visual organization. Deliberate and considered placement of visual elements into an organized whole is the basis of composition, and skills acquired in this course have direct applications to anyone working in art and design, from painters and artists to art directors, illustrators, interior designers and interactive designers. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this class. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized classes (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher. Note: This course was previously titled Two-Dimensional Design.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Anya Lownie (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Mar 2 - May 25 | 7-10pm | No Class: 4/20
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-FOUND-1815-02 ( Class is almost Full )
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $495 | lab fee $15


Description

Design is the discipline underlying all forms of visual expression, and an understanding of design principles is the basis for all art forms. This course introduces students to the formal elements of design: line, shape, pattern, value, texture, color and space. Working through a variety of challenging exercises, students use these elements to engage with problems of visual organization. Deliberate and considered placement of visual elements into an organized whole is the basis of composition, and skills acquired in this course have direct applications to anyone working in art and design, from painters and artists to art directors, illustrators, interior designers and interactive designers. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this class. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized classes (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher. Note: This course was previously titled Two-Dimensional Design.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 1 - 8 | 10am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-TEEN-1208
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $215


Description

Bart Simpson, Bugs Bunny, BB-8 and King Boo: Some of the most popular video games, comic books and animated films wouldn't be the same without these tricksters. Join us this April Fools' Day to learn about this important character archetype and the process of design that makes them better visually. In this drawing class, you'll learn not only about proportion, gesture and cartoon anatomy, but also the motivations, hopes and fears that cause fictional characters to behave as they do -- to drive other characters crazy and, sometimes, even save the day!

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Jesse Smolover (Bio)