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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

Monday + Tuesday, Mar 13 - 14 | 10am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-CAMP-1279
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 + Tuesday, Apr 17 - 18 | 10am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-CAMP-1279-02
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

Saturdays, Mar 18 - 25 | 10am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-CHILD-1988
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $215 | lab fee $10


Description

Explore the exciting world of fashion while working with papers, colored pencils, fashion magazines, fabrics, trims, embellishments, mannequins and sewing tools. Watch runway shows, learn about fashion from different eras and then create your own clothing collection. You'll draw concept fashion designs, fabricate creations on mini dress forms, accessorize with ideas for shoes, bags and hats and finally, invent fashion logos to promote your new fashion collection. Please provide a lunch, snacks and a beverage.


Instructor
  • Name: Candace French (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Mar 4 - Apr 8 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-TEEN-2916
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320 | lab fee $10 | model fee $30


Description

Learn about composition and proportion as you study the techniques necessary to interpret the human form and anatomy. Working with live models, you'll explore a range of drawing materials, use a variety of skill building exercises, and develop a foundation of strategies for creating expressive works of figurative art. Note: This course uses nude models.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Gail Saborio (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Mar 2 - May 25 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/20
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-ADV-0774
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

This course gives students the opportunity to synthesize a wide variety of approaches, tools and concepts related to advertising design, and to develop samples of work for a portfolio. Whether refining an existing piece of work or creating something new, students receive guidance in choosing their strongest creative and visual solutions, and in compiling a group of samples that best represents them and their work. While targeting a future client or potential employer, students develop creative strategies for presenting themselves and their ideas in ways that get them noticed and achieve the results they are seeking.

Applies to: AD-R

Prerequisite: Advertising Design Studio


Instructor
  • Name: Steve Ruggieri (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Mar 2 - May 25 | 7-10pm | No Class: 4/20
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-CBK-0946
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $495 | lab fee $10


Description

This course offers students who wish to enter the field of children's book illustration the opportunity to synthesize a wide variety of approaches, tools and concepts related to the discipline. Under the guidance of an experienced illustrator, students develop two or three finished pieces, working from book dummies produced in a previous course. They also create other finished illustrations for their portfolios, targeting various age levels. Whether refining an existing piece of work or creating something new, students are assisted in identifying their strongest creative and visual solutions, and in compiling a quality portfolio that best represents them and their work. Students learn to prepare an illustration for their own promotional piece. Note: Students should bring at least 10 examples of illustration work (completed or in progress) to the first class. 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.

Applies to: CB-R

Prerequisite: Children's Book Illustration III


Instructor
  • Name: Liz Goulet Dubois (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Mar 7 - May 16 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-PRNT-2589
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345 | lab fee $50


Description

This course offers students who wish to enter the field of graphic design the opportunity to synthesize a wide variety of approaches, tools and concepts related to the discipline while developing samples of work for a portfolio. Whether refining an existing piece of work or creating something new, students receive guidance in choosing their strongest creative and visual solutions, and in compiling a group of samples that best represents them and their work. While targeting a future client or potential employer, students develop a creative strategy for presenting themselves and their ideas in a way that gets them noticed and achieves the results they are seeking.

Special Schedule: Class meets every other Tuesday on 3/17, 3/21, 4/4, 4/18, 5/2 and 5/16.

Applies to: GR-R

Prerequisite: Typographics II: Studio Practice


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

Thursdays, Mar 9 - May 18 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-WEB-2594 ( Class is almost Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $420 | lab fee $30


Description

The portfolio is the culmination of the students' ability to market their skills and showcase their work. Focusing on a single project throughout this course, students build their portfolio site using skills learned in previous courses, and apply marketing and promotional approaches to their work. This course is intended to give students a chance to create a site that will help them get work, with reviews of "best of class" portfolio sites providing an overview of the field. Topics of discussion include the differences in roles and positions within companies; self-employment; accepted business practices; negotiating; pricing; developing contracts and other Web professional issues.

Special Schedule: Class meets every other Thursday on 3/9, 3/23, 4/6, 4/20, 5/4 and 5/18.

Applies to: IT-R

Prerequisite: Interactive Design II: User Experience (UX)


Instructor
  • Name: Eric Paul Meier (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Mar 6 - May 15 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-INDES-1060 ( Class is Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345


Description

In this final studio course, interior design students put it all together, undertaking complex projects that require research into historical styles and/or cultural influences, and that include special-purpose spaces and areas for public and private use. A final project demonstrates the student's familiarity with major interior design components, including lighting design, detailing of one or more key elements, and a knowledge of millwork, finishes, building codes and material standards. Business practices and methods for presenting design solutions are also covered for those who are about to begin, or who have already commenced, a career in interior design.

Special Schedule: Class meets every other Monday on 3/6, 3/20, 4/3, 4/17, 5/1 and 5/15.

Applies to: ID-R

Prerequisite: All previous classes


Instructor
  • Name: David Paolino (Bio)