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Wednesdays, Jan 8 - Feb 12 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-DFOU-2801
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

Designed for easy integration with Adobe's other software products (Photoshop, Illustrator), InDesign has a user-friendly, intuitive interface and offers flexibility through its wide array of supported file formats. Designers can use it to combine text and illustrations for single- or multi-page documents and to prepare them digitally for output to press, printer or pdf (portable document format). Students in this course gain technical knowledge of the application's basic tool layout, image manipulation, and vector integration tools. All the while, concepts of visual communication and design are reinforced through hands-on exercises.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Ryan (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Jan 6 - Feb 17 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 1/20
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-APP-3078
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $15


Description

Have you recently bought a sewing machine, but don't know where to start? This course will familiarize you with your sewing machine and sewing kit equipment, and basic sewing skills including stitching techniques. You'll also receive guidance on how to avoid common problems like bunching and jamming. You'll create a sample sewing notebook (a professional must), learn basic seam construction, and add to it each week. You'll practice sewing procedures by creating simple items like pillows in the first two sessions, aprons in the next two, and tote bags in sessions five and six. At the end of the final session, you'll participate in a group discussion and critique of finished work. Note: Bring your own sewing machine to class; required sewing accessories/tools are indicated in the supply list. 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.


Instructor
  • Name: Anne Finelli (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jan 6 - Feb 17 | ONLINE
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/CW-WEB-3528
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425


Description

As the preeminent presentation language of the web, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) allows designers to effectively separate form and content, while reinforcing their control over a site's published appearance. With the introduction of CSS3 and HTML5 standards, the web is becoming a much more stable and robust platform for designers, whose work must now stretch from traditional desktop browsers to an ever-widening array of mobile devices. In this course students become familiar with CSS behavior through lectures and exercises in a project-based learning model that anticipates the likely changes in CSS standards. Students can expect their resulting webpages to be more structurally sound, as they demonstrate the qualities that have long been associated with inspired design.

Applies to: GR-E, IT-R

Prerequisite: Interactive Design: Introduction


Instructor
  • Name: Bruce Campbell (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Jan 9 - Feb 13 | 7-10pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-ILUS-3580
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $10


Description

From Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are to Audubon's naturalist watercolors, to Mike Mignola's Hellboy creation, illustration encompasses many approaches to making pictures tell stories. This course introduces the fascinating relationship between image and text, and investigates the multi-faceted process of interpreting and translating words into pictures. Projects are designed to ignite the imagination, help students gain skills and gather information they need to begin illustrating. Students are able to tailor projects to their specific interests, and considerations of composition, medium, personal style and ways to draw and hold viewers' attention are part of the discussion. Additionally, the business side of illustration, including the art of marketing and pitching your work to publishing houses, is addressed.

Applies to: NS-R

Prerequisite: Some drawing experience is recommended.


Instructor
  • Name: Casey Roonan (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Jan 6 - Feb 17 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 1/20
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-PRNT-4146
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

Just as a company's identity is essential to its success, so is professional identity when embarking on a career communicating visually. This advanced studio reviews innovative identities within the industry, such as letterhead, resume, envelopes, business cards and web presence. Students begin the process of evaluating, refining, writing descriptions and creating photography maps for promotional and archival needs. Other topics include paper selection, pre-production considerations, and effective communication 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

Wednesdays, Jan 8 - Feb 12 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-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

Saturday, Feb 8 | 10am-1pm
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2020/CW-PHO-4153
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85


Description

Your iPhone is about to get even more useful to you -- even if you didn't think that was possible! In this workshop you'll learn how to take professional-looking photos with just your iPhone. Whether you're looking to photograph your own artwork, or seeking the perfect social media aesthetic for your brand, these skills can be applied to many aspects of your creative life. You'll develop tricks, tips and insights into a few of the instructor's favorite (free) photo editing applications; how to take product/food shots; and how to make use of natural light. You'll also gain resources on local printing companies to print all of your favorite shots.


Instructor
  • Name: Dawn Temple (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jan 7 - Feb 11 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-INDES-4424 ( Class is Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

This introductory course focuses on the process of design as it applies to interior spaces. Students build an acute awareness of core principles -- scale, proportion, light, circulation and progression -- as a means to create visual harmony. Functional, utilitarian, economic and safety requirements of interior spaces in an architectural framework are examined and students develop a process book that is a document of their new appreciation for lighting, acoustics, textiles and materials choices. Through exercises and a final project, students learn to apply the basic principles of visual design to interiors, and to better understand how form and function can be translated into practical designs for livable interior spaces.

Applies to: ID-R, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Rina Naik (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jan 7 - Feb 11 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2020/CW-INDES-4424-02
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

This introductory course focuses on the process of design as it applies to interior spaces. Students build an acute awareness of core principles -- scale, proportion, light, circulation and progression -- as a means to create visual harmony. Functional, utilitarian, economic and safety requirements of interior spaces in an architectural framework are examined and students develop a process book that is a document of their new appreciation for lighting, acoustics, textiles and materials choices. Through exercises and a final project, students learn to apply the basic principles of visual design to interiors, and to better understand how form and function can be translated into practical designs for livable interior spaces.

Applies to: ID-R, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Kimberley Valente (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Jan 9 - Feb 13 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-INDES-4431
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

To stay competitive, interior design and architecture professionals need proficiency in computer-aided drafting (CAD) skills for drafting and design layouts. Autodesk's AutoCAD and AutoCAD Architecture, along with other CAD programs like Google's SketchUp, have become industry standard. Through lectures, demonstrations and hands-on experience, students learn to use these visualization and productivity software tools to take a project from initial design to a finished two-dimensional plot. Dimensioning, standard drafting and commonly used detailing procedures are followed.

Applies to: ID-R, PM-E

Prerequisites: Digital Design Techniques and Drafting + Rendering for Interiors.


Instructor
  • Name: David Paolino (Bio)