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Saturday + Sunday, Apr 13 - 14 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2019/CS-PNT-4207
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $275 | lab fee $20


Description

From Byzantine icons to Botticelli's The Birth of Venus, egg tempera is one of the oldest and most radiant of painting mediums. The paint, a mixture of fresh raw egg yolk, water and pigment, shares properties of both watercolor and oils. Like watercolor, it allows for thin, transparent washes and rapid drying. Like oils, tempera can be built up in layers of luminous color. Additionally, each layer painted becomes water-resistant, so that one application of paint can be rapidly followed by another. The two layers don't mix -- allowing one color to appear through the other, giving it its unique quality of luminosity. The course includes demonstrations on both preparation of the paint and technical applications including brushwork and sponging. On the first day, students start with practice panels and work from an in-class setup. On the second day, work can be from an in-class setup in class or individual imagery. Pigment origins and their unique characteristics are discussed, and historical examples of work done in egg tempera are shown for students to see its breadth of visual possibilities.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Kathy Hodge (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Apr 11 - May 23 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/18
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2019/CS-PRNT-0791-02
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.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.

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


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

Sundays, May 5 - 26 | 1-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus + Off-Campus | 2019/CS-PHO-1373
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $275


Description

Widen your photographic eye and be inspired by the change of seasons in this landscape photography course built around the vernal equinox. The course begins with a comprehensive presentation of the landscape photographer's art form that includes antique, traditional and contemporary images, as well as a review of post-processing options. For subsequent classes, you’ll meet at three scenic locations, all within thirty miles of Providence. You'll explore these new locations where spring is in full bloom, while practicing the rudiments of focus, depth of field, and proper exposure. Color and composition are always a concern as you share assignments online for constructive critique. Note: This course meets on the RISD campus and various off-campus locations.

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

Prerequisite: Photography: Introduction or equivalent experience


Instructor
  • Name: John Hames (Bio)
Course Details

Sundays, Apr 28 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-PHO-1646
1 session | 6 contact hours | tuition $145 | lab fee $15


Description

At its core, photography is a simple process: light is reflected from an object, directed and then recorded onto a photosensitive material. This is the pinhole camera just as it has been used for hundreds of years. Technology marches on, and digital concepts have complicated photography with JPEGs, pixels and light metering, which often obscure the art of photography. Join us to find the middle ground in this workshop that introduces the concepts and practices of digital pinhole photography on the very day when people around the world celebrate Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day. Open to absolute beginners and seasoned photographers alike, this course asks only that you bring a sense of discovery to class as you revisit photography's history through the eyepiece of its future.

Applies to: PG-E


Instructor
  • Name: John Hames (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Apr 10 - May 22 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/17
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-PHO-1647
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

This course for new and amateur photographers introduces ways of seeing through the lens and illuminates the underlying two-dimensional design issues and visual concepts hidden within the photographic image. Through weekly assignments and critiques, students explore ways to use photography and photographic conventions for their unique personal expression. Lessons include the technical operations like focus, shutter speed and aperture common to all cameras, and how they influence artistic choices. Whether students are interested in traditional or digital photography, this course provides a strong foundation for any subsequent photographic pursuit.

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


Instructor
  • Name: John Hames (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 1-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-PHO-1663
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $275 | lab fee $25


Description

Street photographers deal with life as it is happening, the unrehearsed subject in an unpredictable environment to observe and capture "the moment." You'll visit the work of photography pioneers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Garry Winogrand, Lee Friedlander and Robert Frank, and then venture into the city to look for your own images. Subsequent meetings happen outside, in Providence and nearby Newport, for more shooting in order to sharpen the eye and gather "moments." Finally, we meet at RISD to look at our collected pictures that can be added to the canon established by street photography notables like Vivian Maier, Alex Webb and Constantine Manos.

Applies to: AN-E, PG-E

Prerequisite: Photography: Introduction or similar experience


Instructor
  • Name: John Hames (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Apr 9 - May 21 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/16
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-WEB-2512
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

JavaScript is a platform-independent, event-driven, interpreted programming language that enables a web designer to add exciting features to what might otherwise be a static webpage. The course starts with an introduction to the document object model and a review of basic programming concepts and builds momentum as students learn to use and customize freely available scripts and to avoid common pitfalls. Browser integration with a JavaScript enhanced page is also a lesson topic that satisfies the primary objective of all web authors as they create an attractive site with full data retrievability. Class exercises give students the experience of setting up a small set of webpages using examples of JavaScript, such as status bar messages, event handlers and image rollovers.

Applies to: IT-R

Prerequisite: Interactive Design: Introduction


Instructor
  • Name: Bruce Campbell (Bio)
Course Details

Fridays, Apr 12 - May 24 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/19
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-DFOU-2535
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

Building on the Adobe Photoshop course, this course focuses on more advanced aspects of this industry-standard image editing software through projects that explore vector-based clipping masks for crisp edged transparency for print, gradient masks for smooth layer transitions utilized in all sophisticated editing techniques, and "Actions" for building automated processes. These multilayered subtractive processes serve to separate the Photoshop professionals from the hobbyists, and give the user pixel-perfect control of their image-editing environment.

Applies to: GR-E, IT-E, NS-E, PG-E, PM-E, PS-E

Prerequisite: Adobe Photoshop


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Apr 10 - May 22 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/17
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-ARC-4046
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

The notion of place is a core concept for designers. In this course, we build the idea of place by first understanding the historical meaning of being in a geographic location, exploring latitude and longitude, and how they affect choosing the right spot. Through a series of exercises, we analyze different terrain conditions, their cyclical yearly changes and relationship to unforeseen weather patterns, and how closely they relate to the selection of construction materials. Human interaction leaves a mark on the landscape, and we will explore layers of information, transit grids, transportation methods, frequency of use, etc. Toward the end of the course, we'll explore sustainability concepts and their impact on local sourcing of materials, access to local energy, place-as-home and the fulfillment of basic human needs.

Applies to: ID-E

Prerequisite: Drafting + Rendering for Interiors or equivalent experience


Instructor
  • Name: Jorge Paricio (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Apr 11 - May 23 | 7-10pm | No Class: 4/18
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-ARC-4047
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

The architectural scale model has a unique function during the design process: It is the most effective tangible representation of a building, allowing both trained and untrained viewers to perceive complex spatial relationships from multiple vantage points. This course introduces students to the design and construction of architectural models used to explore and communicate design concepts. Students learn about the different types of models while considering scale, level of detail, use, budget, construction techniques and materials, including the importance of photographing them, preparing them for travel or for further transformation. Each student designs a simple project, builds a scale model of it and produces photographic material to add to their portfolio. This course is a great complement for anyone interested in architecture, interior design, animation, illustration, scenic design or landscape architecture.

Applies to: AN-E, ID-E


Instructor
  • Name: Marcela Staudenmaier (Bio)