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Saturdays, Apr 22 - May 27 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-TEEN-0157
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320


Description

The pop music experience is much more than the tracks on a CD -- it's a billion-dollar industry comprised of live events, endorsements, trademarked merchandise and carefully crafted images designed for the artists and their promoters. Bands become brands, which graphic designers craft with innovative logo design, costuming and display imagery. In this course, students are introduced to design through the scope of popular music history. Students work with the latest digital design tools and software to create artwork for CD jewel cases, tour posters and tee-shirt designs for an imaginary pop music idol or to reinterpret the identity for their favorite band. Whether your taste is for Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar or the Misfits, this course inspires you as you design to rock.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Nicholas Holcomb (Bio)
Course Details

Monday, Feb 20 | 10am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/CW-CAMP-2089 ( Class has Started )
1 session | 6 contact hours | tuition $110


Description

Take the first step into computer-based design with Sculptris, a child-friendly 3D modeling tool. Activities will ignite your imagination and connect to your existing interests like video games and animation. Get excited to learn more about artistic creation, computer science and 3D visualization! Note: Please provide a snack, a bag lunch and a beverage.


Instructor
  • Name: Eric Kilkenny (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Feb 28 - May 23 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/18
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-DFOU-3542-02 ( Class is Full )
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

Explore the interdisciplinary relationship between imaging, coding, text, animation and video that come together as the designer's toolkit. This fast-paced digital media course is ideal for the novice or even the intermediate user desiring a better understanding of computer-based workflow. A single unified Web design project, built over 12 sessions, is broken down into manageable lessons that include bitmap editing, vector graphics, page layout, image capture, preservation and manipulation. The terminology, protocols and connections between products are made clear as you become familiar with the techniques necessary for anyone who designs digitally. Note: This course was previously titled Digital Design for the Screen.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Mar 4 - May 27 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 4/15
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-DFOU-3542-03 ( Class is almost Full )
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

Explore the interdisciplinary relationship between imaging, coding, text, animation and video that come together as the designer's toolkit. This fast-paced digital media course is ideal for the novice or even the intermediate user desiring a better understanding of computer-based workflow. A single unified Web design project, built over 12 sessions, is broken down into manageable lessons that include bitmap editing, vector graphics, page layout, image capture, preservation and manipulation. The terminology, protocols and connections between products are made clear as you become familiar with the techniques necessary for anyone who designs digitally. Note: This course was previously titled Digital Design for the Screen.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Fridays, Mar 3 - May 26 | 1-4pm | No Class: 4/21
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-DFOU-3542 ( Class is Full )
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

Explore the interdisciplinary relationship between imaging, coding, text, animation and video that come together as the designer's toolkit. This fast-paced digital media course is ideal for the novice or even the intermediate user desiring a better understanding of computer-based workflow. A single unified Web design project, built over 12 sessions, is broken down into manageable lessons that include bitmap editing, vector graphics, page layout, image capture, preservation and manipulation. The terminology, protocols and connections between products are made clear as you become familiar with the techniques necessary for anyone who designs digitally. Note: This course was previously titled Digital Design for the Screen.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Mar 13 - 17 | 9am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-CAMP-0298
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $490


Description

In the digital age, a picture is easily worth a thousand words; however, the art and science of photography can still be challenging. In this camp, students gain more confidence behind the still camera by first learning about the settings and functions of digital cameras, and the basics of focusing, metering and composition. Next, we learn to use the computer as a digital darkroom, maximizing the quality of images through lessons in Adobe Photoshop and bitmap editing. Finally, lighting techniques are introduced, as students take turns as both photographer and model. Students work cooperatively as they master new skills, finishing the week with an archival print of their favorite shot. Please provide a lunch, snacks and a beverage.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: David Fleurant (Bio)
Course Details

Sunday, Apr 30 | 10am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-TEEN-2450
1 session | 6 contact hours | tuition $110 | lab fee $15


Description

Whether snapshots taken at the beach or group portraits in holiday sweaters, families and photography go together. This workshop introduces the concepts and practices of digital pinhole photography on the very day when people around the world celebrate Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day. Both young and old (and novice and experienced) learn more than expected as they engage in the science behind a centuries-old process with a 21st-century boost. These techniques can be brought home and shared with family and friends as easily as the resulting images are shared in frames or on your Facebook account. Please provide a lunch, snacks and a beverage.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: TBA (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Mar 1 - May 24 | 7-10pm | No Class: 4/19
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-INDES-4423 ( Class is almost Full )
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $495


Description

This studio course introduces students to architectural drawing, drafting and rendering, as well as their tools and standards. We cover topics and techniques that apply to most projects, such as construction drawings, layouts with dimensions and notations, and presentation renderings used to help the client visualize their finished project. Also introduced are orthographic drawing, bubble diagrams, layout sketches, elevations, 3D and perspective drawing. Skill topics include drafting to scale, dimensioning, proper line weight and pattern used in sections, plans and elevations. Students are introduced to color media used in presentation drawing, including color pencil, watercolor, markers, and computer paint and photo retouch software. Final application of light, shade and shadows brings project drawings to life.

Applies to: ID-R

Prerequisite: Interior Design: Introduction


Instructor
  • Name: Jorge Paricio (Bio)
Course Details

Fridays, Mar 3 - May 26 | 9:30am-12:30pm | No Class: 4/21
ages 18+ | Tillinghast Farm | 2017/CS-PNT-1571
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $495 | model fee $20


Description

Discover the world of abstract painting through the process of spontaneous markmaking, where each student focuses on creating paintings to express the essence and energy of an environment or object. Whether you choose to work with the urban landscape, gardens, still lifes or the figure, the process is about discovering your personal vision. Placing trust in your personal vision allows you to create paintings that are signatory rather than derivative. Participants also learn to use a variety of mediums and to integrate them into a total artwork. Note: Previous painting experience is helpful, but not required. 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.

Applies to: PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Susan Fossati (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Feb 27 - May 22 | 7-10pm | No Class: 4/17
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-FOUND-2214 ( Class is Full )
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $495 | model fee $30


Description

Drawing is an essential means of communicating, and central to every artist’s and designer's practice. This class is a more rigorous and sustained introduction to the drawing medium. Drawing I students begin learning to define shapes and forms with line: investigating weight, direction and speed through gesture, contour and planar analysis. Then moving on to value, using both additive and reductive ways of working, they learn to utilize the power of light and dark to create a sense of texture, volume and space. Spatial systems, including perspective, are investigated as well as fundamentals of composition to construct dynamic imagery. Measuring and attention to negative space are essential skills used and reinforced throughout the learning process. Transcribing what is seen or imagined into visual form utilizing multiple approaches -- from note taking to rendering to diagramming and sketching -- is explored. The class is structured around demonstrations, guided exercises, and sustained drawing of varied subject matter including still-life, landscape, architecture and the human form. 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.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Robin Wiseman (Bio)