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Wednesdays, Jun 19 - Jul 24 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-WEB-2512 ( Class is almost Full )
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

Online, Jun 17 - Jul 22 | ONLINE
ages 18+ | Online | 2019/SE-WEB-2675
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425


Description

Although your computer may physically sit on your desk, it is virtually connected to a wide array of devices on an emergent global network. Web architecture is, in broadest terms, everything that allows traffic to speed along this electronic superhighway of interconnectivity. In this course, we examine the origins, design, and implementation of computer networks, and classify them by scale, protocol and connection method. Network topology, both physical and logical, is introduced, as well as the hardware (hubs, switches and routers) and protocols that allow for smooth communication and flow of data. An understanding of web architecture is critical to web designers, digital media artists, and anyone needing to learn the rules of the virtual road. Note: Students are contacted via email by the instructor prior to the start date of class with detailed information.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Bruce Campbell (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday, Jul 16 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-WEB-2792
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85


Description

Learn how to use social media platforms, like Facebook and Instagram, to effectively enhance or create your online brand and image. Tania Picard has worked with many individuals and businesses to develop an online presence. She will share her expertise and help you gain an in-depth perspective on how to use social media to tell your brand's story -- strategically increasing your following. Learn which tools come highly recommended to manage your posts, and how to use them. You will gain an understanding of how to set up and use website analytics to measure social media success and understand followers' internet patterns. Note: Students should plan to bring their laptops.

Applies to: GR-E, IT-E


Instructor
  • Name: Tania Picard (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jun 18 - Jul 23 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-WOOD-0389
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $50


Description

Familiarity with hand tools is essential to all practices of woodworking; even pieces made on machines require finishing techniques to be done with hand tools. This course is a great entry point for prospective woodworkers -- even those who already have wood shop experience -- as it introduces students to woodworking with a focus on traditional hand tools. We cover the proper selection, use and maintenance of a variety of hand tools, including marking and measuring tools, saws, chisels, planes and other edge tools. Students practice techniques of sharpening and basic joinery, among others. The majority of class time is spent completing studio exercises and gaining expertise and confidence in the handling of tools. Students come away with a solid understanding of what tool does what, as they compile their own individual toolboxes they will have for all future woodworking opportunities and practice. 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: Shane Richards (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Jun 20 - Aug 1 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 7/4
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-WOOD-0389-02
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $50


Description

Familiarity with hand tools is essential to all practices of woodworking; even pieces made on machines require finishing techniques to be done with hand tools. This course is a great entry point for prospective woodworkers -- even those who already have wood shop experience -- as it introduces students to woodworking with a focus on traditional hand tools. We cover the proper selection, use and maintenance of a variety of hand tools, including marking and measuring tools, saws, chisels, planes and other edge tools. Students practice techniques of sharpening and basic joinery, among others. The majority of class time is spent completing studio exercises and gaining expertise and confidence in the handling of tools. Students come away with a solid understanding of what tool does what, as they compile their own individual toolboxes they will have for all future woodworking opportunities and practice. 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: Nicholas Ventola (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 8 - 12 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-0417 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10 | model fee $10


Description

Drawing inspiration from old masters such as Vermeer and Rembrandt to contemporary artists such as Chuck Close and Ann Gale, students learn techniques for interpreting the face in paint. Using a variety of paint media including acrylic and watercolor, students develop an understanding of how to see and mix a wide range of color that occurs on the body while interpreting light, space and form as it is seen on the face. This is an excellent course for developing both painting skills and a critical understanding of basic color theory and facial anatomy.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Brian Weisz (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 29 - Aug 2 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-0417-02 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10 | model fee $10


Description

Drawing inspiration from old masters such as Vermeer and Rembrandt to contemporary artists such as Chuck Close and Ann Gale, students learn techniques for interpreting the face in paint. Using a variety of paint media including acrylic and watercolor, students develop an understanding of how to see and mix a wide range of color that occurs on the body while interpreting light, space and form as it is seen on the face. This is an excellent course for developing both painting skills and a critical understanding of basic color theory and facial anatomy.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Tiffany Mendez (Bio)
Course Details

Friday, Jul 5 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CAMP-0429 ( Class is Full )
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $10


Description

Draw, create, and master Pokemon! This studio art class is for young cartoonists who want to better understand the 700+ characters and creatures that comprise the Pokemon universe. The course begins with tutorials in the drawing basics that contribute to the "pocket monster" style, and explores how this style has been interpreted as the franchise has moved from video games and anime to manga and cards. Lessons in interpretative animal anatomy are presented in the RISD Nature Lab to illustrate the relationship between the natural world and the game's cartoon animal kingdom. Students learn to handle traditional drawing media as they complete exercises and turn sketches into drawings and finally illustrations contributing to the pop culture phenomenon of Pokemon.


Instructor
  • Name: James Frio (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 24 - 28 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-0450 ( Class is almost Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $25


Description

Have you ever wanted to design and fabricate your own jewelry? This course (geared specifically to the young metalsmith) gives you the tools to do just that! You'll learn and master the basic techniques of sawing, piercing and filing, with the goal of having a cohesive collection of work at the end of the course. Through practice, you'll develop skill and confidence in using basic jewelry hand tools. A part of each class is devoted to talking about the history of jewelry and adornment, with special attention paid to contemporary designers as well as opportunities for jewelers and designers today. Casual group critiques are held throughout the course as a way for students to evaluate each other's ideas and work. Note: Brass and copper are provided; students are responsible for buying silver, should they wish to use it.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Heather Guidero (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 24 - 28 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-0452
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $20


Description

Inspiration for design is everywhere, from the natural world around us to common objects, creatures and phenomena we see every day. Architects channel this inspiration when building designs that must be responsive to nearby surroundings, human inhabitants and the specific use of the finished structures. In this course, students engage in idea generation, sketching, drafting and model making. This concept-to-design-to-build process begins in RISD's Nature Lab, where students investigate various natural structures. They then explore personal, societal and cultural needs (and wants) as they begin transforming these ideas into drawings and handmade architectural models.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)