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Saturday, Apr 1 | 10am-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-CHILD-1277
1 session | 6 contact hours | tuition $110


Description

Spend a full day exploring the RISD campus, drawing your discoveries all along the way. Activities will include drawing at the RISD Nature Lab, RISD Museum and, weather permitting, outdoors along the waterfront.


Instructor
  • Name: Tiffany Mendez (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, May 13 - 14 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2017/CS-NATUR-2210
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250 | lab fee $25


Description

Using Blithewold Mansion and its grounds as the setting, this class introduces students to drawing the landscape using different drawing tools to express different parts of the landscape: rocks, foliage, water, trees and a variety of background forms. Students learn different ways to simplify composition and become familiar with a four-value system to suggest form, light, shadow, distance and mood. They also learn ways to create small intimate drawings that suggest a variety of spatial situations, cloudscapes and interesting atmospheric effects. Note: A materials list is sent to registered students. 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. Class meets at an off-campus location; directions are sent to registered participants.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Harley Bartlett (Bio)
Course Details

Sunday, May 21 | 1-4pm
ages 18+ | Tillinghast Farm | 2017/CS-PHO-3087
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $75


Description

Flying, remote-controlled cameras are all around us (for better or for worse). If you want to strive for the better, this class can help you understand this complicated new mode of imaging. The instructor introduces the elements of the drone experience in a presentation that gives participants an understanding of terminology and a basis for comparative shopping. Imaging formats, copter designs and control differences are explained, as well as the regulatory policies that are in place to keep our skies and privacy safe. Presentation becomes demonstration as the experience moves outdoors to RISD's Tillinghast Farm to see a drone in action and its experienced pilot/photographer ready to answer your questions.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Cate Brown (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Apr 27 - Jun 1 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2017/CS-PHO-0366
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345


Description

The digital revolution in photographic imaging is more than simply underway -- it's won, but maybe you need a little nudge to make the move from film to digital. If you're a photographer eager to understand the basics of digital workflow while sharpening your compositional eye, then 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 re-engagement with digital photography. Note: Please bring a digital camera and its manual to each class session.

Note: This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.



Instructor
  • Name: John Hames (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 29 - May 20 | 1-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-PDM-0388
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250 | lab fee $20


Description

Discover the essential industrial design tool SolidWorks 2016, used by engineers and designers worldwide. As a solid modeler utilizing a parametric system to define and describe key elements, SolidWorks has advantages in that important product attributes can be retained, with dimensions and relations informing the geometry. You'll learn the interface slowly, as you build a common project -- first as a 2D sketch and then by giving it dimension, relativity and, finally, virtual form. The workshop concludes with discussion of file types and output options to consider for further work with SolidWorks. No previous 3D experience needed!

Applies to: AN-E, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Dana Chicca (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, May 20 - 21 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-TEXT-3080 ( Class is Full )
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250 | lab fee $20


Description

Fast becoming a viable art medium of choice for a new generation of artists, embroidery is no longer restricted to its traditional tea towel-and-pillow history. This workshop explores and challenges the boundaries of working with thread, and combines it with material studies and image making. Students are introduced to both traditional and contemporary approaches to working with thread, hand and machine embroidery techniques, as well as experimentation on an array of substrates to test the power of thread. Guided exercises allow students to utilize interdisciplinary approaches while developing their own imagery, and discovering language with thread. The class also has the chance to visit the RISD Museum to experience historical examples of embroidery used in bold and extraordinary ways. 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.


Instructor
  • Name: Cindy Davis (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 22 - May 27 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-CHILD-3712
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320 | lab fee $15


Description

Let's animate! This course exposes students to the many faces of animation which, at its core, is the art of creating the illusion of moving pictures. Whether it's one of the Totoros of Miyazaki, Disney's winter fairies creating poetry on ice, or the wacky instructional animations of Sesame Street, animation is an art form that wears many masks. As you learn the computer-based tools (including Adobe Photoshop) that make the illusion of movement possible, you'll begin to understand visual storytelling and composition for the screen. At the end of the course, you'll leave with animated movie clips that are proof of your first experience with animation.


Instructor
  • Name: Eric Kilkenny (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesday, Thursday + Friday, Jul 5 - 7 | 10am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-3944
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)
Course Details

Monday + Tuesday, Apr 17 - 18 | 10am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-CAMP-1279-02 ( Class is Full )
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $215


Description

Drawing fantastic beasts -- dragons, werewolves and unicorns, that is -- is only the start, as you learn about their origins and abilities, and their friends and enemies. In this monster of an illustration course you'll learn the fundamentals of sketching and character design using animal specimens in RISD's Nature Lab to better understand fur and feathers, scales and teeth. Observing the natural features of different creatures and then combining them on paper in new and unexpected ways is the key to better drawings. After an exciting start in the Nature Lab you'll move into a computer lab to learn how Photoshop can make your beasts even more fantastic.


Instructor
  • Name: Greg Rebis (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 26 - 30 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-1279
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $5


Description

Drawing fantastic beasts -- dragons, werewolves and unicorns, that is -- is only the start, as you learn about their origins and abilities, and their friends and enemies. In this monster of an illustration course you'll learn the fundamentals of sketching and character design using animal specimens in RISD's Nature Lab to better understand fur and feathers, scales and teeth. Observing the natural features of different creatures and then combining them on paper in new and unexpected ways is the key to better drawings. After an exciting start in the Nature Lab you'll move into a computer lab to learn how Photoshop can make your beasts even more fantastic.


Instructor
  • Name: Eric Kilkenny (Bio)