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Monday, Jan 21 | 9am-4pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2019/CW-CAMP-1768
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $10 | model fee $10


Description

In this drawing workshop, you'll study the anatomy of the face, and practice capturing likeness or facial expression so that you can accurately draw heads and faces. You'll participate in a series of exercises and studies, using a variety of drawing materials that are specifically chosen to strengthen observational and rendering skills. Whether or not your desire is to become a portrait or comic book artist or just improve your skills at drawing faces, this course is sure to provide valuable and readily applicable skills.

This course takes place at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Gail Saborio (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jan 12 - 26 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2019/CW-TEEN-0574
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $175 | lab fee $10 | model fee $10


Description

In this drawing workshop, figure drawing in black-and-white dry media is the technique and the human figure is the subject. It is an introduction to drawing from the nude model in a studio setting, and incorporates constructive critique. Beginning with a presentation that explores the hidden skeletal and muscular structures common to all humans, students build on that understanding as they practice rendering the surface landmarks of skin, hair and the features of the face and body.

This course takes place at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Gail Saborio (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jan 12 - Feb 9 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-TEEN-3719
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Join us to build simple interactive games using the latest web technologies that are at the heart of STEAM learning. Draw, animate and craft action using JavaScript in a state-of-the-art computer lab. The instructor will introduce you to the basics of interactivity using preprogrammed game modules, which illustrate behaviors like mouse- and keyboard-controlled animation and boundary events. You can expect to learn coding techniques and get an introduction to Adobe Suite programs like Illustrator or Photoshop. While there is no need for prior programming knowledge, you should be interested in computer technology and the potential of gaming to convey compelling experiences.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Bruce Campbell (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Feb 9 - 10 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-PNT-0508
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $275 | lab fee $10


Description

From loose sketches to formal, rendered work, many exciting and expressive effects are possible with gouache. Its unique properties of opacity, matte finish and fast drying time make gouache a favorite medium of illustrators, art directors, surface and fashion designers, and fine artists alike. Easy to manipulate, gouache allows for rapid and fluid working styles, with the ability to achieve high levels of detail. These qualities make gouache a valuable addition to any artist's repertoire. In this workshop, students experience the spontaneity and immediacy of gouache firsthand, as they practice methods and techniques for gouache application based on instructor demonstrations and discussions of color mixing, wash techniques and brushwork. Composition, color theory and fundamental design principles are also discussed. Students work from direct observation and photo reference to create several small studies and paintings, gaining a solid understanding of the medium's broad applications.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Karen Triedman (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Jan 7 - Feb 18 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 1/21
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-PRNT-4146 ( Class is almost Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

Your first client is the most important and the easiest to find. Start with yourself. Just as a company's identity is essential to its success, so is your own professional identity as you embark on a career communicating visually. This advanced studio reviews innovative identities within the industry, such as letterhead, resume, envelopes, business cards and the obligatory web presence. Students begin the process of evaluating, refining, writing descriptions and creating photography maps for promotional and archival needs. Students also learn about paper selection, pre-production considerations and communicating effectively with vendors. Lessons in contract language and procedure, as well as the construction and presentation of these documents, emphasize how these become a part of the graphic designer's professional identity.

Applies to: GR-R, IT-E

Prerequisite: Typographics II: Studio Practice


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

Tuesdays, Jan 8 - Feb 12 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-PRNT-0791 ( Class is almost Full )
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

Mondays, Jan 7 - Feb 18 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 1/21
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-PRNT-0714 ( Class is almost Full )
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 gently 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

Saturdays, Jan 12 - Feb 9 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-CHILD-0530
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Robot: The word conjures up so many amazing images from movies, cartoons, comic books, games and toys. Young artists excite their imaginations with visions of drones, cyborgs and androids as they explore the history and possibilities of robots, as well as their place in science fiction and scientific fact. Students will create movie posters and comic book illustrations, build model robots, and they'll also explore the very real and beneficial side of robotics by building mechanical hands and other machines.


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jan 12 - Feb 9 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2019/CW-TEEN-3941
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $20


Description

How do you turn your sketchbook character into a three-dimensional clay figure? It is easy and quick to create using polymer clay, as you build over a metal armature and then sculpt the broad forms and fine details. The course starts with lessons in sculptural anatomy, proportion and exaggeration -- all of which play into how your hero might be shaped -- and concludes with a demonstration of painting techniques over the finished sculpture (or maquette). By the course's end you will have learned a process of character design that continues to have value to illustrators and concept design professionals.

This course takes place at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Liz Lomax (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jan 12 - 26 | 10am-1pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-TEXT-0612
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $215


Description

Students in this course will explore what goes into creating a collection of printed textiles for home furnishings. Discussions will focus on concept development; influences of consumer and industry trends; considerations of pattern, scale, repeat, color and applications; and the full cycle production process. The class will also address ink mixing, different methods of printing and finishing, various printing techniques, inherent characteristics of various base cloths, and more. Students will conceptualize and produce a storyboard for a small residential interiors textile collection.

Applies to: ID-E


Instructor
  • Name: Dawn Oliveira (Bio)