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Monday, Jul 10 | 6-9pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2017/SE-FOUND-1209
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $75 | lab fee $25


Description

Design and Botanical Illustration synthesizes the worlds of two- and three-dimensional design processes by working with an assortment of plant life, paper, pen and watercolor. This course offers you an initial overview of design terms such as hierarchy, form, composition, texture, light and shadow. A botanical designer with expertise in sculpting arrangements joins together with a fine artist, who will shift the focus to illustrate was has been created. After you compose botanical materials, you'll learn to illustrate what you assembled using traditional drawing materials. You'll come away with a deeper awareness of natural forms and the fundamental thinking tools to translate and interpret what you observe. This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: * Dennis DelSignore, Paul Carpentier (Bio)
Course Details

Monday, Jul 3 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-2089 ( Class is almost Full )
1 session | 7 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

Wednesday - Friday, Jul 5 - 7 | 10am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-2149 ( Class is Full )
3 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320 | lab fee $30


Description

The computer is a dynamic tool for artmaking but, as with any other art material, you must learn how it can best contribute to the artmaking experience. Explore the artmaking potential of computers as you use Adobe Illustrator to experiment with digital drawing, painting and graphics in order to make original images for screen or print. Additionally, we explore the use of several Illustrator tools and practices to make comics, cartoons, CD covers and posters. Beyond mastery of relevant technical skills, the course focuses on content and the development of universal art foundations, thus giving you freedom to expand your portfolio.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 31 - Aug 4 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-2096 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $20


Description

What makes a great photograph? Great photographers know how to capture a moment with a camera's best possible perspective, and how to place themselves and frame a shot for maximum effect. You'll explore the RISD campus, camera in hand, learning how to make creative choices for capturing people, places and even optical illusions while making decisions about point of view, depth of field, cropping and other picture-taking essentials. You'll wrap things up by making a handmade album of your RISD photo adventures. Note: Students must bring their own digital camera. A simple point-and-shoot model is very appropriate.


Instructor
  • Name: Cheryl Johnson (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 26 - 30 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-2921 ( Class has Started )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270


Description

Discover the secrets of digital magic that professional artists use to alter source material, such as photographs or scanned artwork. You'll create original work from preexisting sources and then, using the clever tools found in Adobe Photoshop, produce comics, CD covers, posters and more. You won't believe the digital wonders you can create!


Instructor
  • Name: Rachel Villari (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 24 - 28 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-2923-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $10


Description

In many ways animation has not changed since Gertie the Dinosaur came to life under the expressive pen of Winsor McCay. It is still THE art form that instills the illusion of life in fantastic characters. This is your chance to advance your knowledge of core cartooning skills learned in Start Cartooning, as you enable creations to first walk, and then run, leap and dance. The class looks at how leading artists in the field create their work, as you get an insider's view of hand-drawn animation in a professional setting. As you develop your own stylized characters, you'll participate in exercises that include storyboarding, volumetric drawing, perspective studies and foreshortening of the cartoon figure.

Applies to: AT, Y2

Prerequisite: Start Cartooning


Instructor
  • Name: Andrew Gormley (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 17 - 21 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-2923 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $10


Description

In many ways animation has not changed since Gertie the Dinosaur came to life under the expressive pen of Winsor McCay. It is still THE art form that instills the illusion of life in fantastic characters. This is your chance to advance your knowledge of core cartooning skills learned in Start Cartooning, as you enable creations to first walk, and then run, leap and dance. The class looks at how leading artists in the field create their work, as you get an insider's view of hand-drawn animation in a professional setting. As you develop your own stylized characters, you'll participate in exercises that include storyboarding, volumetric drawing, perspective studies and foreshortening of the cartoon figure.

Applies to: AT, Y2

Prerequisite: Start Cartooning


Instructor
  • Name: Andrew Gormley (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jul 11 - 25 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-COM-2798 ( Class is almost Full )
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $185 | lab fee $20


Description

Start drawing, designing, and rendering your ideas with this free downloadable 3D modeling toolkit used for everything from architecture to jewelry to game design to 3D printing. This course teaches students about the use of SketchUp as a design and rendering tool. The instructor presents the fundamentals of the interface, and how to model original spaces and objects from scratch or import prebuilt objects from the Google warehouse. The accelerated format allows for faster learning as students quickly move on to advanced topics like texturing objects and simple animation creation. This course is recommended for novice designers or design students interested in learning how to incorporate 3D into their work.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Jorge Paricio (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jul 11 - 25 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-PRNT-0368
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $185 | lab fee $15


Description

Typography is everywhere, yet rarely noticed. It is the art of planning with intuition, while at the same time alluding to your own visual forms and concepts. Proper typography vanishes, and either flows seamlessly through the audience, or amplifies the composition and meaning of a piece. In this course, you will learn the expressive, but always practical, approach to this graphic form using the core Adobe Suite tools, and leave with a newfound understanding of the essentials of type design.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Britton Kroessler (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesday, Thursday + Friday, Jul 5 - 7 | 10am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-3944 ( Class is Full )
3 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320 | lab fee $10


Description

"The whole world, as we experience it visually, comes to us through the mystic realm of color." This is how artist Hans Hofmann described color -- as being everywhere around us. Explore the dynamic world of color through self-expression and imagination. First, you'll investigate the wide range of color concepts and theories, as well as the expressive use of color through various materials including oil pastels, watercolor, chalk pastels, colored pencil and acrylic paints. Visuals from various artists -- Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Franz Marc, Wassily Kandinsky and others -- are then discussed in class. Finally, using color concepts and a vast array of materials, you'll experiment with subject matter such as nature, still life, cityscapes and collage -- all in living color.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Crystal Cavaco (Bio)