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Wednesdays, Jan 8 - Feb 12 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-FOUND-1186-02 ( Class is almost Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $15


Description

Color is one of the most powerful, and complex, tools at the artist's disposal. Bridging the divide between color theory and color practice, this studio course distills the essentials of color mechanics into workable studies and projects. Students explore color through creative exercises using collage and paint to understand color and how to use it effectively. Explorations of the role of light, the psychological impact of color, and how such factors as hue, value and intensity affect design are integral to the learning. Slide-illustrated presentations address the historical background of the use of color. Through the process of experiencing the interface of color theory and color application, guidelines toward developing a personal palette are discussed. Mastery of color is essential in the work of artists, illustrators, craftspeople and designers, making this course an ideal starting point. 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.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jan 8 - Feb 12 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-FOUND-1186-03 ( Class is almost Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $15


Description

Color is one of the most powerful, and complex, tools at the artist's disposal. Bridging the divide between color theory and color practice, this studio course distills the essentials of color mechanics into workable studies and projects. Students explore color through creative exercises using collage and paint to understand color and how to use it effectively. Explorations of the role of light, the psychological impact of color, and how such factors as hue, value and intensity affect design are integral to the learning. Slide-illustrated presentations address the historical background of the use of color. Through the process of experiencing the interface of color theory and color application, guidelines toward developing a personal palette are discussed. Mastery of color is essential in the work of artists, illustrators, craftspeople and designers, making this course an ideal starting point. 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.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Karen Triedman (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jan 7 - Feb 11 | 1-4pm
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2020/CW-FOUND-1186
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $15


Description

Color is one of the most powerful, and complex, tools at the artist's disposal. Bridging the divide between color theory and color practice, this studio course distills the essentials of color mechanics into workable studies and projects. Students explore color through creative exercises using collage and paint to understand color and how to use it effectively. Explorations of the role of light, the psychological impact of color, and how such factors as hue, value and intensity affect design are integral to the learning. Slide-illustrated presentations address the historical background of the use of color. Through the process of experiencing the interface of color theory and color application, guidelines toward developing a personal palette are discussed. Mastery of color is essential in the work of artists, illustrators, craftspeople and designers, making this course an ideal starting point. 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.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Elizabeth Gourlay (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jan 7 - Feb 11 | 7-10pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-FOUND-1187
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | model fee $20


Description

Drawing is the simplest, most efficient and most accessible way to communicate visual ideas. This course, designed for the absolute beginner, focuses on development of hand-eye coordination -- required for all perceptual drawing -- to understand how to look and how to transcribe what is seen onto a surface. Students begin by learning to describe shapes with line, including exploration of line weight, direction and speed and then move on to value, investigating both additive and reductive ways of working and how to utilize the power of light and dark to create volume and space. As confidence builds, progress is made into more complicated subject matter and working out compositional decisions and strategies. Tools utilized include pencil, charcoal and eraser. Subjects include still life, architecture/space and a brief introduction to the figure. Note: This course uses nude models. 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.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Christian Larrave (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Jan 9 - Feb 13 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-WEB-1219 ( Class is almost Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

This course introduces you to the possibilities for graphic design on the screen. Through lecture and exercises, the instructor explains the two primary web authoring competencies, HTML and CSS, and gives you an opportunity to practice working with images, text, layouts, links and content management. You'll be introduced to the elements and principles of design, best practices for usability and accessibility, and gain an appreciation for the user experience. You'll finish with an understanding of both the art and science behind screen design, and a site demonstrating your new knowledge.

Applies to: AN-E, GR-E, IT-R, PG-E, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jan 7 - Feb 11 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-DFOU-1608
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

Beyond the basics of the Photoshop tool kit lies a sea of possibilities for image adjustment and manipulation. Intended as a follow-up to Adobe Photoshop, this in-depth course pays particular attention to advanced image controls for color correction, exposure with contrast adjustment and overall image refinement. The class revisits selection tools and explores their advanced uses for creating masks, layer masks and paths. Lectures and demonstrations are supported by in-class and homework assignments, where students have the opportunity to investigate new techniques and apply them to their own photographs. Emphasis is given to developing an image workflow, the particulars of file formats and organization, as well as color management and calibration. The finer points of digital printing are also explored.

Applies to: AN-E, GR-E, IT-E, PG-R

Prerequisite: Adobe Photoshop


Instructor
  • Name: David Fleurant (Bio)
Course Details

Fridays, Jan 10 - Feb 14 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-PHO-1618
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

Family photos on the mantel are evidence of the deep tradition of the photograph as an object of great importance. The photographic print as an object of beauty and value underlies this course, which examines the generation, presentation and preservation of the digital photographic image. In this age of pixels and camera RAW files, image longevity requires a complete understanding of archival inks and the image's digital profile. Students in this course build upon their existing knowledge of Photoshop as they learn to properly balance the variables that create a stunning image on paper. Throughout the experience, participants become more familiar with the digital workflow as they gain a new understanding of this final step in the digital photographic printmaking process.

Applies to: GR-E, PG-R

Prerequisite: The Digital Darkroom


Instructor
  • Name: David Fleurant (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jan 8 - Feb 12 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-PHO-1647
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

This course for new and amateur photographers introduces ways of seeing through the lens and illuminates the underlying two-dimensional design issues and visual concepts hidden within the photographic image. Through weekly assignments and critiques, students explore ways to use photography and photographic conventions for their unique personal expression. Lessons include the technical operations like focus, shutter speed and aperture common to all cameras, and how they influence artistic choices. Whether students are interested in traditional or digital photography, this course provides a strong foundation for any subsequent photographic pursuit.

Applies to: AN-E, GR-E, IT-E, NS-E, PG-R, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: John Hames (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Jan 9 - Feb 13 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2020/CW-PHO-1647-02
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

This course for new and amateur photographers introduces ways of seeing through the lens and illuminates the underlying two-dimensional design issues and visual concepts hidden within the photographic image. Through weekly assignments and critiques, students explore ways to use photography and photographic conventions for their unique personal expression. Lessons include the technical operations like focus, shutter speed and aperture common to all cameras, and how they influence artistic choices. Whether students are interested in traditional or digital photography, this course provides a strong foundation for any subsequent photographic pursuit.

Applies to: AN-E, GR-E, IT-E, NS-E, PG-R, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Dawn Temple (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Jan 9 - Feb 13 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-PHO-1647-03
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

This course for new and amateur photographers introduces ways of seeing through the lens and illuminates the underlying two-dimensional design issues and visual concepts hidden within the photographic image. Through weekly assignments and critiques, students explore ways to use photography and photographic conventions for their unique personal expression. Lessons include the technical operations like focus, shutter speed and aperture common to all cameras, and how they influence artistic choices. Whether students are interested in traditional or digital photography, this course provides a strong foundation for any subsequent photographic pursuit.

Applies to: AN-E, GR-E, IT-E, NS-E, PG-R, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: John Hames (Bio)