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Tuesdays, Sep 12 - Oct 17 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-INDES-4431
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $420 | lab fee $30


Description

To stay competitive, interior design and architecture professionals need proficiency in computer-aided drafting (CAD) skills for drafting and design layouts. Autodesk's AutoCAD and AutoCAD Architecture -- along with other CAD programs like Google's SketchUp -- have become industry standard. Through lectures, demonstrations and hands-on experience, students learn to use these visualization and productivity software tools to take a project from initial design to a finished two-dimensional plot. Dimensioning, standard drafting and commonly used detailing procedures are followed.

Schedule Update: The schedule for this course has changed since originally announced. Class will now meet on Tuesdays, Sep 12 - Oct 17.

Applies to: ID-R

Prerequisite: Digital Design Techniques


Instructor
  • Name: David Paolino (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Nov 11 - 12 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-NATUR-2658
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250 | lab fee $40


Description

Imagine the pleasure of drawing botanicals in brilliant color, with a technique that has the intuitive ease of drawing and the intensity of wet media (oils/acrylics), without all the mess and complexity. When color is applied on the fine-toothed, semi-translucent surface of drafting film, unparalleled precision and detail are possible. The transparency of the medium allows the artist to work directly from sketches or photos, without the time-consuming task of transferring images. And unlike most color techniques, it permits erasure of mistakes without damage to the drawing surface. Students learn to plan their drawings in stages, from the highlights and contours, to shadows and developing the form's volume. Ultimately, the high-detail illustrations that result seem to literally pop off the page.

Applies to: NS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Alison Schroeer (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday, Oct 14 | 10am-2pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2017/CF-JEWEL-4113
1 session | 4 contact hours | tuition $85 | lab fee $30


Description

Here's your chance to make a leather wrap bracelet. You'll choose from hundreds of different colors of fire-polished Czech glass beads, as well as numerous shades of imported leather. You will have the option of making several short (single or double) bracelets or one that will wrap five times around your wrist. Choose your button closure from the instructor's collection of vintage and antique buttons. All materials and tools will be provided.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: Carolyn Wagner (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Sep 14 - Dec 7 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/23
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-INDES-1039
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


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'll 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 will 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.

Schedule Update: The schedule for this course has changed since originally announced. Class will now meet Thursdays, Sep 14 - Dec 7 (no class 11/23).

Applies to: ID-E, PM-E

Prerequisite: Drafting + Rendering for Interiors


Instructor
  • Name: David Paolino (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Nov 18 - 19 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-ILUS-1201
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250 | lab fee $10


Description

Observe, twist and distort: This is the process for caricature artists who create illustrations that are at times silly, outrageous or even disturbing, but always clever. Students in this workshop learn to identify the unique features of a subject's face, exaggerating them to create amusingly accurate caricatures. Working from sketch to finished drawing, students consider styles and portrait views while exploring working in pen and ink, pencil, marker and colored pencil. Lessons include demonstrations, viewing of references, critiques, and drawing from a live model to create cartoon work that is certainly fantastic, if not always flattering!

Applies to: AN-E


Instructor
  • Name: Liz Lomax (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Sep 16 - Oct 21 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-CHILD-1262
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320 | lab fee $5


Description

Cartoon animals come in all shapes and sizes: some are four-legged, furry or feathered; others wear top hats, monocles or diapers. They strut on two legs or crawl on all four, and some even have eight arms at their disposal! Some behave like humans (Squidward, Hello Kitty and Brian Griffin), and some less so (Bambi and Thumper), but they all fascinate us and are perfect characters through which to tell a story. In this drawing course, you learn to cartoon animals, creating their stories and giving them personality that will have them hopping off the page. Your instructor first introduces you to some classic animal characters. Then, using simple drawing tools and techniques, you follow along to create your own unique critter creations.


Instructor
  • Name: Ava Varszegi (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Sep 12 - Oct 17 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-WEB-3528
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $420 | lab fee $30


Description

As the preeminent presentation language of the Web, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) allows designers to effectively separate form and content, while reinforcing their control over a site's published appearance. With the introduction of CSS3 and HTML5 standards, the Web is becoming a much more stable and robust platform for designers, whose work must now stretch from traditional desktop browsers to an ever-widening array of mobile devices. In this course, you'll become familiar with CSS behavior through lectures and exercises in a project-based learning model that anticipates the likely changes in CSS standards. You can expect your resulting webpages to be more structurally sound, as they demonstrate the qualities that have long been associated with inspired design.

Applies to: GR-E, IT-R

Prerequisite: Interactive Design: Introduction


Instructor
  • Name: Bruce Campbell (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Sep 12 - Dec 5 | 7-10pm | No Class: 11/21
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-CBK-0943
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $495 | lab fee $10


Description

This advanced-level course focuses on in-depth character development and the creation of sequential art for children's books. Students produce sketches for finished illustrations and learn different painting techniques and approaches. Throughout the course, an emphasis is placed on developing style and personal voice through guided assignments, allowing for multiple interpretations. Students are introduced to working sequentially and in series, in preparation for the Final Projects studio class in Children's Book Illustration.

Applies to: CB-R

Prerequisite: Children's Book Illustration II


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

Mondays, Oct 23 - Dec 4 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/20
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-BOOK-2463
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345 | lab fee $40


Description

Collage is a tremendously versatile technique for both commercial illustration and fine art as it allows artists at all levels to express themselves, both seriously and fancifully, using found objects, recycled and everyday materials to create original works. We begin our exploration with a brief slide-illustrated survey of collage from its origins through the work of 20th-century masters like Picasso, Schwitters and Bearden, to contemporary photo-illustration. Through demonstration, exercises and assignments, we review such different techniques as mosaic, cut paper, textured surfaces and photomontage. Students expand their vocabulary of color, texture, shapes and marks as they explore the extraordinary expressive potential of collage.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Thursday, Nov 16 | 12-4pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2017/CF-ARTA-0410
1 session | 4 contact hours | tuition $95


Description

Auctions aren't just about the buying and selling of multimillion-dollar Van Goghs. They can, in fact, be sources of affordable art for both fledgling and experienced collectors. The fast-paced, high-energy -- and often intimidating -- environment of an auction requires that you be prepared, set your budget and know your limits. In this course, Robin Starr, vice president and director of American and European works of art at Skinner, Inc., provides a behind-the-scenes introduction to New England's premier auction house, including a tour of the facilities and a preview of an upcoming auction. The course is scheduled on the day of an actual auction, with a preliminary lecture and preview setting the stage. Students can then experience the live auction and intensity of the auction itself. Starr details the auction process, including consignments and buying, and discusses specific considerations, such as research, understanding the vocabulary including lots, reserve and estimates to fully maximize one's experience at an auction. Note: Class takes place at the Marlborough, MA location of Skinner, Inc. Directions are sent to registered students.


Instructor
  • Name: Robin Starr (Bio)