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Saturdays, Jan 19 - Feb 2 | 1-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-CHILD-0570
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $175 | lab fee $10


Description

Aliens, androids, humanoid robots: Your young artist can learn about these beings of science fiction as they design their own using a foundation of science fact. In this course, students create original characters that are given visual form as drawings, paintings and sculptures. As they practice with new materials and artistic techniques they have the opportunity to share with new friends their interests and ideas about space and technology.


Instructor
  • Name: Stefania Medeiros (Bio)
Course Details

Monday, Jan 21 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-CAMP-0897
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $10


Description

Freedom is an ideal that often comes with great struggle. This course presents the concept visually for the youngest of artists. Students hear the stories of freedom fighters, advocates and champions (both historical and fictitious), and connect them to their own experience as they create their own interpretive artworks. The projects encourage a dialogue about civil rights, our responsibilities to one another and the oppression, bigotry and bias that can threaten a free society.


Instructor
  • Name: Monique Rolle-Johnson (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Jan 7 - Feb 18 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 1/21
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-BOOK-0879
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $35


Description

Explore the art of bookmaking as you go through the process of making a variety of physical books, from start to finish. You'll first become familiar with the materials (paper, cloth, board, adhesives), tools (awl, utility knife, bone folder) and techniques (folding, sewing, gluing) of bookmaking. Mastery of basic skills is acquired through working with traditional binding structures of simple pamphlets and accordion-fold books, moving on to single signature books with hard covers. The resulting books can be used for journals, sketchbooks, and more. You'll be encouraged to think beyond the expectations of what a book can be, including how the expressive potential of form can influence book content. A brief overview of the history of bookbinding is given, and you'll leave the course with a broad exposure to, and experience with, an age-old craft.

Applies to: GR-E, NS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesday, Jan 9 | 10am-1pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2019/CW-INDES-1042
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85


Description

Join us for a guided tour of the Boston Design Center, New England's only total resource for the interior design industry. The Boston Design Center houses 87 showrooms, carrying more than 1,200 international lines of exquisite home and workplace furnishings and accessories. In showrooms of firms the likes of Brunschwig & Fils, Kravet, Robert Allen | Beacon Hill and F. Schumacher & Co., one can find beautiful, unique fabrics, wall and floor coverings, furniture, fixtures, accessories, antiques, lighting, kitchens, and much more. Interact with professional designers, get inspired, and gain inside knowledge as you explore this treasure trove of interior design. Note: Class meets at the Boston Design Center; directions are sent to registered participants. Participants should plan to buy lunch in Boston.

Applies to: ID-E


Instructor
  • Name: Susan Barba (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jan 7 - Feb 18 | ONLINE
ages 18+ | Online | 2019/CW-PRAC-2678
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425


Description

A digital portfolio is the ideal vehicle to claim your identity as an artist or designer, and is the easiest way to present a body of work to potential clients, employers, galleries or graduate schools. This course presents how "going digital" allows you to structure and deliver visual information in a concise and accessible manner for maximum impact. Using Photoshop, you learn to optimize images and to manipulate rich media (video, audio, animation) to build a portfolio that can be viewed in a web browser or on a portable device. Hand coding techniques (including XHTML, CSS and JavaScript) are introduced and practiced as a means to create an interactive showcase that has become the best way to present a professional identity.

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

Prerequisite: Digital Design Techniques or equivalent experience


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Jan 7 - Feb 18 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 1/21
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-INDES-1039
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

Saturdays, Jan 19 - Feb 2 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-CHILD-1262
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $175 | lab fee $10


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, students learn to cartoon animals, creating their stories and giving them personality that will have them hopping off the page. The instructor first introduces some classic animal characters. Then, using simple drawing tools and techniques, students follow along to create their own unique critter creations.


Instructor
  • Name: Rick Shiers (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jan 7 - Feb 18 | ONLINE
ages 18+ | Online | 2019/CW-WEB-3528
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425


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, students become familiar with CSS behavior through lectures and exercises in a project-based learning model that anticipates the likely changes in CSS standards. Students can expect their 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

Monday, Feb 18 | 9am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-CAMP-0573
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $10


Description

Learning 3D modeling is best done with a combination of the proper tool and an appropriate project. In this workshop, that combination is Sculptris and the creation of a chess piece. The session starts with an introduction to the free downloadable 3D modeling tool Sculptris, which enables young artists to begin creating three-dimensional forms on the computer with ease -- and without expensive licensing fees. Students collaborate, with each claiming a different piece (knight, rook, pawn, etc.) built around a common design motif. By the session's end, students leave with completed design files that can be printed at home or through a service like Shapeways.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Chloe Wessner (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jan 12 - Feb 9 | 9am-12pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-CHILD-1996
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $15


Description

The focus is on fun as students explore the expressive potential of clay as they make inventive forms using the pinch, slab and coil methods to create oodles of inventive objects, and enjoy squishing their hands into this fabulously tactile medium. Students finish their projects by adding surface patterns and colored glazes and then, through the magic of fire (safely contained in the kiln), their raw materials are transformed into cherished works of ceramic art. Projects are equally decorative and functional and include character maquettes, piggy banks and ornamental tiles.


Instructor
  • Name: Sean Garrett (Bio)