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Tuesdays, Jun 18 - Jul 23 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-PNT-2621 ( Class is Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $25


Description

It is essential for artists of all levels to have both knowledge of and familiarity with the traditional and contemporary materials and processes specific to oil painting in order to fully perfect their craft. Through demonstrations, lectures and hands-on practice, topics covered include stretching canvas and preparing surfaces for painting supports, paints and paint application, brushes, developing a color palette, solvents and varnishes. Tonal techniques, direct painting, underpainting, glazing, and the use of a palette knife are also explored. Emphasis is on skill building and getting to know one's artistic preferences. 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-R


Instructor
  • Name: Marian Smith (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday, Jul 23 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-PNT-2846
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85 | lab fee $10


Description

Watercolor is the perfect medium to capture the spontaneous beauty and fleeting nature of the sky, a contributing factor in the success of any landscape or seascape painting -- and it's often the most-fun part to paint. Using a wet-on-wet painting technique, students achieve immediate results and quickly learn how to utilize watercolor in a bold and expressive way to create atmospheric depth and mood in their painting. Through experimentation with different pigment combinations, brushes and composition choices, students achieve an array of convincing and expressive skies in watercolor in just one evening.


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Lyons (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Jul 27 - 28 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-PNT-4229
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $275 | lab fee $10


Description

Color studies (small, quick color notations) are one of the most effective ways to begin to understand what role color plays in a painting. In this simple, straightforward approach, students ask the major questions about color relationships -- including saturation, temperature and harmony -- using a process that encourages exploration. The first day is spent at the RISD Museum, where students examine masterwork paintings to see how different artists mapped out color, take notes and make color studies in their sketchbooks. On day two, students work on their own color studies based on individual subject matter, as they explore alternative palettes and how changing these ultimately affects the reading of a painting. Students come away with an invaluable and accessible skill that can be used to control color as they develop their own paintings.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Deborah Forman (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jun 24 - Jul 29 | ONLINE
ages 18+ | Online | 2019/SE-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, Jun 17 - Jul 22 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-PRINT-2851 ( Class is almost Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $45


Description

Combining two tactile printmaking techniques, silkscreen and letterpress, this class focuses on experimental methods. Students learn how to hand-set type, how to create and develop imagery, how to prepare screens and how to print letterpress and silkscreen. Color mixing, paper variables, use of transparency and overlay of type and image are investigated. Students gain exposure to and mastery of centuries-old techniques in a contemporary context. Numerous examples are shared each week for inspiration. This is a great opportunity for curious beginners and intermediate printers alike to experience a hybrid printmaking process. 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: GR-E, NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Jun 17 - Jul 22 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-PRNT-0714
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

This course introduces two-dimensional design as it needs to be understood by the graphic designer. Students explore and develop an understanding of visual relationships through the use of the elements of design (line, shape, value and texture) and the accompanying principles of design, including figure/ground relationships, repetition, contrast, rhythm, and transformation. Students are introduced to the graphic design workflow using vector drawing tools on the Apple computer platform. Together as a class they review the basic concepts, practice and vocabulary of design while critiquing peer projects to achieve greater visual literacy.

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

Prerequisite: Graphic Design: Introduction


Instructor
  • Name: Anya Lownie (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Jun 20 - Aug 1 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 7/4
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-PRNT-0776
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

What is the perfect recipe for a persuasive graphic design solution and how are the ingredients combined for the best effect? Each variable is subject to choice and, whether shrewdly or poorly made, those choices cannot help but change the overall impact of the project. Students in this course are introduced to image making methods that are determined by underlying graphic and typographic messages. Assignments are devised to reinforce conceptual thinking and to foster understanding and evaluation of source information. The aim is to empower the graphic artist/advertising designer with a full visual literacy that best serves the project's needs.

Applies to: GR-R, PG-E

Prerequisite: Typographics I: Elements + Process


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Lucas (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jun 18 - Jul 23 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-PRNT-0791
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

A graphic designer is a creative problem solver who conceptualizes, plans and executes a design that communicates a message. This course introduces students to the fundamentals of working in the field of graphic design by examining the meaning of graphic design, the design process and the role the graphic designer plays in society. Students respond to presentations and engage in hands-on assignments intended to provide a glimpse of the RISD|CE Graphic Design certificate program and the broader field of the professional graphic designer.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Dina Zaccagnini Vincent (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jun 19 - Jul 24 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-PRNT-4151
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

The two areas of communication that a graphic designer must command are type and image, and it is only through their harmonious display that graphic design is given meaning to represent messages and ideas. In this course, students synthesize and apply lessons learned in earlier courses to explore the complex relationship between type and image and their role in enhancing meaning. Topics also include the differences that occur when a message is delivered as a two-, three- or four-dimensional time-based design. Students apply the design process and higher-order conceptual thinking in their creation of several projects suitable for a professional portfolio.

Applies to: GR-R, IT-E

Prerequisite: Graphic Structures + Systems


Instructor
  • Name: Anya Lownie (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Jun 24 - Jul 29 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-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)