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Saturdays, Oct 28 - Dec 9 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 11/25
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-TEEN-1747
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320 | lab fee $15


Description

Explore how the elements and principles of design function when applied to the challenge of creating in 3D as you work in different ways to inform structures and space. The skills developed in class provide a valuable foundation for sculptural art, architecture, and industrial, product and environmental design.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday, Nov 11 | 9am-12pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2017/CF-GLAS-0610 ( Class is Full )
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $130 | lab fee $15


Description

Nothing quite captures holiday sparkle more than a dazzling, individually crafted glass ornament. Beauty fuses with functionality in this workshop, as students learn the intricacies of the glass medium through demonstrations and hands-on experience. Under the guidance of a skilled artisan, students master the basics of glass and are quickly able to make many samples and experiment with color, size and pattern. The end results make keepsake gifts or sparkly elements in a personal collection. Note: Class meets at an off-campus location; directions are sent to registered participants.


Instructor
  • Name: Bill Riker (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday, Nov 18 | 9am-12pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2017/CF-GLAS-0610-02
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $130 | lab fee $15


Description

Nothing quite captures holiday sparkle more than a dazzling, individually crafted glass ornament. Beauty fuses with functionality in this workshop, as students learn the intricacies of the glass medium through demonstrations and hands-on experience. Under the guidance of a skilled artisan, students master the basics of glass and are quickly able to make many samples and experiment with color, size and pattern. The end results make keepsake gifts or sparkly elements in a personal collection. Note: Class meets at an off-campus location; directions are sent to registered participants.


Instructor
  • Name: Bill Riker (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday, Oct 28 | 9am-1pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2017/CF-GLAS-0599 ( Class is Full )
1 session | 4 contact hours | tuition $160


Description

If you have ever been curious about the fascinating medium of glassblowing, but haven't had the time to commit to a longer course, this comprehensive beginning-level introduction is an ideal option. Over the course of the intensive session, students are introduced to all the forming techniques covered in the extended courses, including the traditional tools used, the initial glassblowing preparation, and how to create finished pieces. The small class size enables students to make a number of different objects including glasses, vases and paperweights. Emphasis is on finished work. Students also come away from this hands-on action-packed workshop with a solid understanding of the history of the glassblowing process. Note: Class meets at an off-campus location; directions are sent to registered participants.


Instructor
  • Name: Bill Riker (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday, Nov 4 | 9am-1pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2017/CF-GLAS-0599-02 ( Class is Full )
1 session | 4 contact hours | tuition $160


Description

If you have ever been curious about the fascinating medium of glassblowing, but haven't had the time to commit to a longer course, this comprehensive beginning-level introduction is an ideal option. Over the course of the intensive session, students are introduced to all the forming techniques covered in the extended courses, including the traditional tools used, the initial glassblowing preparation, and how to create finished pieces. The small class size enables students to make a number of different objects including glasses, vases and paperweights. Emphasis is on finished work. Students also come away from this hands-on action-packed workshop with a solid understanding of the history of the glassblowing process. Note: Class meets at an off-campus location; directions are sent to registered participants.


Instructor
  • Name: Bill Riker (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Oct 26 - Dec 7 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/23
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-INDES-4433
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345


Description

A thoughtfully designed kitchen celebrates color, pattern, texture and functionality while providing the interior designer with endless possibilities for invention and reconfiguration. You'll focus on the kitchen as you build a design brief that examines traffic and usage patterns, lighting requirements and solutions for ventilation and storage needs. Material science and product specifications, from fixtures and appliances to wall and floor coverings, are a significant consideration as you consider economy, responsible use and manufacture and installation timelines. Design for the human factor, such as scale, ergonomics and psychology, informs the development of original ideas presented as drawings and physical models. By the end of the class, you'll have a concept and presentation for a kitchen design and the project management tools to make it a reality.

Applies to: ID-E

Prerequisite: Drafting + Rendering for Interiors


Instructor
  • Name: Kellie Suplicki (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday, Oct 21 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2017/CF-INDES-4438 ( Class has Started )
1 session | 6 contact hours | tuition $130


Description

Kristen Lemoine, home designer/interior stylist and owner of Home Imagined, leads students through an introductory interior styling workshop focused on design trends for 2018. You'll explore how to identify your personal design style, and home in on client visions while tuning in to your own expertise during styling execution. You'll be guided through the best practices to follow while "treasure hunting," and learn how to work with what is available on any budget.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: Kristen Lemoine (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Oct 24 - Dec 5 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/21
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2017/CF-PNT-1495
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345 | lab fee $50


Description

Sharing characteristics of watercolor and acrylic paints, gouache is an opaque water-based medium that is highly pigmented, re-workable and dries to a vibrant matte finish. In this course, you'll paint with watercolor in harmony with gouache, using the transparency and opacity of these mediums to create depth, luminosity, value and texture in your work. Working from landscape photo reference material, you'll build upon existing drawing skills, employ a variety of painting techniques and learn how to plan an approach to your work. Note: This course is the second in a two-part series. While not required, it is suggested that students have completed the companion course, "Introduction to Drawing + Painting: Nature," held earlier in the semester, or have previous experience with watercolor. 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 is held at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: Christine Herron (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Oct 28 - Dec 9 | 1-4pm | No Class: 11/25
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-CHILD-3766 ( Class is Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320 | lab fee $5


Description

"Drawing is the art of taking a line for a walk," said artist Paul Klee. This course teaches young artists the fundamentals of drawing and sketching as they learn to interpret "line" in their own way. Drawing assignments include still lifes, landscapes, cityscapes and portraits, all of which serve to expose students to work in pencil, colored pencil, pen and ink, felt-tip marker and charcoal. This course is ideal for students with little or no experience who want to discover the sheer fun and satisfaction of drawing. Group discussion and one-on-one instruction are provided to meet the specific needs of each student.


Instructor
  • Name: Kameko Branchaud (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Oct 21 - 22 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-PRINT-4152 ( Class has Started )
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250 | lab fee $10


Description

You don't need to be a designer to take this workshop -- in fact, the less you know, the better! A common misconception, that you need to have experience in art and design to take RISD|CE courses, was the impetus for this workshop. So come join us for a dynamic inquiry-based intensive that illuminates the process of design. Through a variety of visual exercises, you'll learn methods in critical thinking and making, which are the parallel competencies of thoughtful design practice. You will work independently and collaboratively while being asked to seek and solve design problems within our everyday environment through observation, documentation and implementation. All this is done in a fun and supportive environment, with an open mind being the only prerequisite!


Instructor
  • Name: Dina Zaccagnini Vincent (Bio)