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Thursdays, Oct 26 - Dec 7 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/23
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-PHO-1671
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $420 | lab fee $30


Description

Much of what we know about the world has come to us through the work of documentary photographers, whose curiosity and sensitivity have alerted us to a tremendous range of subject matter. Students in this course learn how to explore the world with their camera, developing and exploring documentary projects of their choice, in either color or black-and-white. Informal but comprehensive discussions of student work, as well as an historical overview of documentary photography, are combined to create a lively and supportive classroom. The course is an ideal experience for photographers who wish to tell their story in a meaningful way.

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

Prerequisite: Photography: Introduction


Instructor
  • Name: John Hames (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Sep 11 - Dec 4 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/20
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-INDES-4423 ( Class is 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

Wednesdays, Sep 13 - Dec 6 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/22
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-NATUR-2285
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $495


Description

Focusing on the definition of form and structure, students in this course carefully observe birds, shells, insects, bones, plants, flowers and more with the objective of translating proportion and depth onto the two-dimensional page and creating realistic renderings. Line, tone and value are explored through work in pencil, pen and ink, and ink wash. Design and composition are also covered. Although the course is highly specialized in subject matter, skills attained here are applicable to a wide range of drawing subjects, media and styles. Note: This is the first course of a two-part series. Students enrolled in the fall may also register for the spring course, Painting from Nature.

Applies to: NS-R

Prerequisite: Drawing II


Instructor
  • Name: Amy Bartlett Wright (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Sep 12 - Dec 5 | 9:30am-12:30pm | No Class: 11/21
ages 18+ | Tillinghast Farm | 2017/CF-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)
Course Details

Mondays, Sep 11 - Dec 4 | 7-10pm | No Class: 11/20
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-FOUND-2214-02 ( 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: Taleen Batalian (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Sep 12 - Dec 5 | 7-10pm | No Class: 11/21
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-FOUND-2214-03
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: Taleen Batalian (Bio)
Course Details

Sunday, Sep 24 | 10am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-TEEN-0458
1 session | 6 contact hours | tuition $110


Description

Drawing architecture is a phenomenal way to strengthen observational drawing, practice 3D rendering and develop skills in seeing and representing perspective. In this drawing intensive, you'll spend time both outdoors and in the studio -- working with a variety of drawing materials and through a range of assignments -- to produce a collection celebrating the built environment.

Applies to: AT


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Sep 12 - Oct 17 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-FOUND-1187
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345 | model fee $30


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. 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: Robin Wiseman (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Sep 9 - 10 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-PNT-1598
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250 | lab fee $20


Description

Encaustic, an ancient technique used to create commemorative wax portraits in Roman and Egyptian art, is once again a popular medium for artists. Also called hot wax painting, encaustic is the process of creating an image from molten beeswax colored with pigments and then applied to a surface -- either wood, masonite or canvas. The wax cools in minutes, enabling the application of many successive coats. Smoothing and scraping the wax, painting between each layer, and using heat to bind the layers creates a finish with a lustrous enamel-like appearance. By working from both invented imagery and direct observation, students of all skill levels are encouraged to experiment and allow their paintings to evolve as they reheat and rework surfaces until the desired effect is achieved.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Taleen Batalian (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Oct 26 - Dec 7 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/23
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2017/CF-PHO-0366
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345


Description

The digital revolution in photographic imaging is more than simply underway -- it won, but maybe you need a little nudge to make the move from film to digital? Whether you're an amateur photographer eager to understand the basics of digital workflow while sharpening your compositional eye, or a digital native who hasn't advanced beyond an iPhone's automated functions, this introductory course is the ideal opportunity. You'll begin with the rudiments of camera operation and handling to increase your confidence as you complete weekly assignments that build upon one another. These pictures are reviewed during class time in a focused critique led by your instructor, with participation by your classmates. Throughout the course, the history of the art form is presented to give students a context for their reengagement with digital photography. Students should bring a digital camera (with manual controls, if possible) and its manual to each class session.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: Dawn Temple (Bio)