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Saturday + Sunday, Jul 20 - 21 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-ILUS-2849 ( Class is Full )
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $275 | lab fee $30


Description

The world of plants is as beautiful as it is diverse. Students in this workshop spend a weekend taking a closer look at botanical specimens than they may ever have before. Whether working from cut flowers, dried leaves, or a spotted and bumpy gourd, they create a botanical illustration of their chosen subject that captures its color, anatomy, composition and personality. Basics of plant anatomy and composition are discussed, as well as methods of adding perspective and drama to a painting. After creating and transferring a detailed pencil drawing of their specimens, students learn to apply watercolor with control and precision through layered applications. Colors and detail, applied with colored pencils, further enhance and clarify, and ultimately augment the work for added richness. 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: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Alison Schroeer (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Jun 20 - Aug 1 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 7/4
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-ILUS-3580
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $10


Description

From Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are to Audubon's naturalist watercolors, to Mike Mignola's Hellboy creation, illustration encompasses many approaches to making pictures tell stories. This course introduces the fascinating relationship between image and text, and investigates the multi-faceted process of interpreting and translating words into pictures. Projects are designed to ignite the imagination, help students gain skills and gather information they need to begin illustrating. Students are able to tailor projects to their specific interests, and considerations of composition, medium, personal style and ways to draw and hold viewers' attention are part of the discussion. Additionally, the business side of illustration, including the art of marketing and pitching your work to publishing houses, is addressed.

Applies to: NS-R

Prerequisite: Some drawing experience is recommended.


Instructor
  • Name: Casey Roonan (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jun 19 - Jul 24 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-INDES-1015
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

Lighting is a crucial component in creating atmosphere and enabling function of an interior space: It can be used to define architectural space, enhance texture in surface materials, and reveal form in furnishings. This course introduces students to the equipment, techniques and concepts of lighting design. With a focus on new technologies and sustainable lighting solutions, students learn about sources, fixtures and systems as they develop creative, functional lighting plans for a variety of spaces.

Applies to: ID-R

Prerequisite: Drafting + Rendering for Interiors


Instructor
  • Name: Melissa McGilvrey (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Jun 17 - Jul 22 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-INDES-1039 ( Class is Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

Design solutions are more easily found when the designer has a sound understanding of materials, systems and construction methods and when they are properly conveyed using industry-standard documentation software. This project-based course acknowledges both outcomes as students learn the primary tool for building professionals, AutoCAD Revit, to understand architectural anatomy. They gain confidence with the interface and Building Information Modeling (BIM) as they work in class and through self-directed assignments to create cutaway and component architectural views. Students learn the terminology and specifications of vast libraries of materials, and can expect to exit the course with competency using Revit, leading to a better understanding of structural, electrical, media and HVAC systems and a stronger portfolio.

Applies to: ID-R, PM-E

Prerequisite: Interior Design: Introduction


Instructor
  • Name: David Paolino (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jun 19 - Jul 24 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-INDES-1047
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

This course provides students with a working process for managing a design project. Students are asked to bring to class a design they've completed previously for either a residential or commercial project. After dividing the design into schedules for various elements of the design project (such as furniture, mill work, lighting, paint, floor coverings, fabric and trim, window treatments, accessories and artwork) each item is specified and priced, taking into consideration net/list costs, as well as mark-up standards and time billing. Students are responsible for satisfying the program, resourcing all items on the plan, drafting a proposal to clients, preparing purchase orders for vendors and contractors and tracking the progress of the project. Students leave the course prepared to invoice their client, knowing they are able to meet the client's budget and, ultimately, make a profit.

Applies to: ID-R

Prerequisite: Interior Design Studio I: Private Spaces


Instructor
  • Name: Kellie Suplicki (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday, Jun 18 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-INDES-3013
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85 | lab fee $10


Description

Windows are our visual channels to the outside world. For this reason, window dressings and treatments, along with knowledgeable choices of fabrics and styles, can add immeasurably to the beauty and comfort of your home. In this class, we explore the range of styles, fabrics and hardware available. We discuss the differences between draperies and curtains, the aesthetic value vs. the practicality of using decorative hardware, as well as the implications of using sheers vs. blinds. Basic window measuring skills are also covered. Whether you are decorating a home, an apartment or a converted loft space, and whether you have tall, small or bay windows to transform, this class provides stimulating and practical solutions to your design challenges.

Applies to: ID-E


Instructor
  • Name: Susan Barba (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jun 18 - Jul 23 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-INDES-4424-02
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

This introductory course focuses on the process of design as it applies to interior spaces. Students build an acute awareness of core principles -- scale, proportion, light, circulation and progression -- as a means to create visual harmony. Functional, utilitarian, economic and safety requirements of interior spaces in an architectural framework are examined and students develop a process book that is a document of their new appreciation for lighting, acoustics, textiles and materials choices. Through exercises and a final project, students learn to apply the basic principles of visual design to interiors, and to better understand how form and function can be translated into practical designs for livable interior spaces.

Applies to: ID-R, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: David Paolino (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jun 19 - Jul 24 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-INDES-4437
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

How do great rooms and beautiful objects reflect the tastes, aspirations and lifestyles of those who made and used them? This course gives "style" a historic and cultural context as it knits together the relationship between furniture, textiles, ceramics, utensils and man's manufactured goods. You'll explore the remarkable progression of forms and the rich treasury of ornament, as well as the stories of artisans and patrons. Architects, artists and designers will acquire essential knowledge of period styles and a detailed understanding of historic decor and ornament from ancient times to the Baroque.

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


Instructor
  • Name: John Tschirch (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Jun 20 - Aug 1 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 7/4
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-INDES-4440
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

This course introduces you to Autodesk's Building Information Modeling (BIM) application Revit Architecture, to help you design, build and maintain higher-quality, more energy-efficient buildings. Regardless of your depth of exposure to CAD software for 2D and 3D modeling, learning Revit and its tools that support architectural, interior design and other models will help you to be a more productive designer and to effectively convey your plans to customers and architecture professionals. You will learn how to lay out, design, build and render models. We'll also cover customizing family components and creating unique elements. A basic floor plan is imported, scaled and traced into a finished design and rendered as interior and exterior models during the course. Note: Students may load Revit onto their own laptops with Windows capabilities (PC, or a Mac with Boot Camp or Parallels); a mouse is essential. Students may visit the Autodesk student community to download free versions of Revit and other Autodesk products, each with a three-year license.

Applies to: ID-R

Prerequisite: Drafting + Rendering for Interiors


Instructor
  • Name: David Paolino (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Jun 20 - Aug 1 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 7/4
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-JEWEL-0393
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $25


Description

Inspiration plays an essential role in the design and creation of jewelry -- so does research. In this design-focused course, students learn to research and extrapolate ideas from inspiration and to translate them into designs through sketches and paper models. The course begins with a variety of paper exercises that allow students to learn essential model making skills in paper as well as ways of cutting, manipulating, bending and folding that help them understand different materials' natural properties. To facilitate this process, students observe how nature and natural forms are ideal catalysts in the development of unique pieces of jewelry. Fundamental techniques for wire-wrapping and working with found objects are explored, and examples of contemporary jewelry design are shown though digital presentations. As the course takes place outside of the jewelry studio, all projects are created using readily available tools and materials such as paper, wire and everyday materials. Students of all levels are welcome. Note: This is not a jewelry bench studio course. Providence campus students visit the RISD Edna Lawrence Nature Lab. 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: JM-R


Instructor
  • Name: Tzu-Ju Chen (Bio)