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Monday - Friday, Jul 9 - 20 | 1-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-CHILD-1996 ( Class is almost Full )
10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $25


Description

The focus is on fun as younger students explore many ways of constructing basic ceramic art works. Children discover how easy it is to make inventive forms using the pinch, slab and coil methods to create oodles of inventive objects, and enjoy squishing their hands into the fabulously tactile medium of clay! 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. Children's creativity explodes through this rich approach to making sculptural and even functional art.


Instructor
  • Name: Sean Garrett (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 25 - 29 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-CHILD-3767 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $40


Description

Punch it, pull it, make it move! Clay has a lot of character -- wouldn't Gumby agree? Students in this course learn the secrets of frame-by-frame movie making, using clay as a medium to animate under the camera. Experimentation is the objective as students combine material and technique in a traditional and hands-on way, but with the state-of-the-art technology that has made all animation accessible. Once the basics are understood, they'll next develop a narrative idea, style the characters and put them through their paces, working cooperatively to set their Plasticine players into motion telling original claymation stories for family and friends to appreciate.


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 16 - 20 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-CHILD-3767-02 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $40


Description

Punch it, pull it, make it move! Clay has a lot of character -- wouldn't Gumby agree? Students in this course learn the secrets of frame-by-frame movie making, using clay as a medium to animate under the camera. Experimentation is the objective as students combine material and technique in a traditional and hands-on way, but with the state-of-the-art technology that has made all animation accessible. Once the basics are understood, they'll next develop a narrative idea, style the characters and put them through their paces, working cooperatively to set their Plasticine players into motion telling original claymation stories for family and friends to appreciate.


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 23 - Aug 3 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-CHILD-2926 ( Class is almost Full )
10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $25


Description

Here's a chance for children to design and create pots, cups or boxes to contain a favorite snack or keepsake, or perhaps form and decorate clay tiles or sculptures that tell a story. In this course, students will continue to develop clay building skills and explore the fundamentals of sculptural and functional ceramic art. They'll also pose a few new questions: Can a sculpture have a useful function, or can a ceramic mug or bowl be a sculpture? As they refine skills in using the pinch, slab and coil methods of clay construction, students will dig deeper into the function of their clay works and finish their pieces with surface decorations, embellishments and glazes.


Instructor
  • Name: Bruce Lenore (Bio)
Course Details

Sunday, Jul 22 | 10am-12pm/6:30-8:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus + Off-Campus | 2018/SE-PHO-2856 ( Class is Full )
1 session | 4 contact hours | tuition $95


Description

Home to more than 400 miles of coastline, Rhode Island presents photographers with an opportunity for numerous coastal backdrops in a small region. This workshop covers photography tips and long exposure techniques, all while working within a coastal environment to produce captivating seascape photography. The two-day workshop features a lecture at RISD|CE and a group photo walk in South County, and is designed for beginner- to intermediate-level photographers with basic camera knowledge and access to a camera and tripod.

Special Schedule/Location: Class meets on the RISD campus from 10am-noon PLUS off-campus in Southern RI from 6:30-8:30pm.

Applies to: PG-E


Instructor
  • Name: Cate Brown (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jul 11 - 25 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-PHO-2791
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $185


Description

The use of color as an effective element within photographs has often been overlooked for the simple reason that color already exists in the world. As painters and illustrators already know, the effective use of color can greatly determine how a specific image can work to elicit responses both emotional and intellectual. This three-week shooting course explores the traditional use of color as an element, used by painters as diverse as Van Gogh, Gauguin and Rembrandt, early photographic practitioners such as Eliot Porter, Ernst Haas and William Eggleston, and modern day proponents like Mark Rothko, Alex Webb, Constantine Manos, Alec Soth and Patrick Zachmann. Students will explore their world with attention given to recognizing and utilizing colors that can shape their representation and interpretation of the world around them. Each week, the instructor will lead the class in helpful critique and in-class discussion.

Applies to: PG-E

Prerequisite: Photography: An Introduction or similar experience


Instructor
  • Name: John Hames (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday, Jul 10 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2018/SE-PNT-2855
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $75 | lab fee $10


Description

Artists and designers understand colors as they apply to canvas, collages, and other physical projects, but you may not realize that color can be associated with personality type. In this workshop, you will take the Color Q personality assessment and discover your own primary and secondary colors, as well as whether you are an introvert or an extrovert. You will also learn the personality color types of the other artists, craftspeople, illustrators, designers and creative types -- and how to interact with them in different situations. You'll participate in a collaborative project in which you will experience how working with other personality color types can influence the execution of an art piece -- whether it's an installation production, a mixed media creation with multiple contributors, a graphics portfolio to present to a potential client, or any other type of artwork that requires multiple contributors. You will also explore how applying the color personality concepts can help you advance your career as an artist and build a more powerful understanding of yourself and your contributions to your community.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: Janice Dru (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Jun 23 - 24 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-TEXT-2853 ( Class has Started )
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250


Description

Awareness of color trends is central to all design practice. Students in this class study the reasoning behind color forecasting (also known as color trend prediction) and have the opportunity to develop a "local color forecast," applying and modifying it to fit their specific industry. Class begins by studying the impact of color on design, with reference to psychological and cultural color (historic, geographic, sociopolitical). After gaining an understanding of possible directions for their research, students develop their design color research skills, resourcing established forecasting agencies as guidelines to be combined with an intensive exploration of their local neighborhood. Students ultimately make a presentation with color stories and palettes in the form of mood boards that include descriptions, swatches (painted or digital), and color names. Students will experience real-world collaboration as well as working independently.


Instructor
  • Name: Karen Triedman (Bio)
Course Details

Sunday, Jul 8 | 10am-1pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2018/SE-PNT-2890
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $75


Description

This oil painting color workshop will give an overview of the different ways of categorizing the colors found in oil paints: earth colors vs. prismatic, opaque vs. transparent, and warm vs. cool. We will cover hue, value and saturation; different color palettes; the benefits of working from a limited palette; different colors used for under-paintings; when to use opaque vs. transparent paints; and different ways of neutralizing colors. After a lecture, we'll spend the rest of the time making color wheels and charts.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: Emily Slapin (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 23 - 27 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-TEEN-3744 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $10


Description

American comics are filled with wild characters like musclemen, monsters, robots, villains and freaks, but you need more than a wild character to make a good comic book. It takes a story that, when combined with convincing pictures, draws the reader in and doesn't let them go. You'll learn from a published professional how to pull together all the components of great comic book creation: word balloons, captions, panels and personalities. Important topics such as character design, perspective drawing and page layout are considered and, in the end, you'll leave with a mini comic to share with friends and family.

Applies to: AT, Y2

Prerequisite: Start Cartooning


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Pekala (Bio)