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Saturdays, Oct 28 - Dec 9 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 11/25
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-BOOK-1733
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345 | lab fee $30


Description

Lightweight and malleable, paper can be easily transformed from loose pulp into works of art including sculptural pieces. Papermaking involves a variety of techniques -- preparing pulps, processing fiber, pulling and drying sheets, layering and making 3D structures. It is an exciting and relatively easy process, with many interesting applications for artists, craftspeople and educators. Once students master the essentials, they are encouraged to experiment with integrating materials such as flowers, wire, string, reeds, sticks, buttons, baubles and photographs into the paper. Learning how to embed and emboss, participants work with a variety of pulps to produce a range of papers and structures.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Oct 14 - 15 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-TEXT-1975
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250


Description

Transcending traditional approaches to tapestry, this workshop challenges the formal boundaries of this ancient technique and explores its potential as a 21st-century art form. Work is done on a compact frame loom -- a wonderful tool for creating small and powerful pieces and experimenting with ideas for larger work. A focus on basic woven structures allows for the exploration of the color, design and expressive potential of this versatile medium. The entire weaving process is introduced: from setting up, warping and securing warp ends, to finishing, along with a variety of tapestry techniques. Working with a wide selection of yarns and other materials of choice, students engage in a series of exercises that explore different ways of creating patterns, images and textures. Slide presentations expose you to both traditional and contemporary approaches to tapestry. No previous weaving experience necessary.


Instructor
  • Name: Leslie Atik (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Sep 11 - Dec 4 | 6-9pm | No Class: 11/20
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-JEWEL-0141
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $495 | lab fee $50


Description

From Chinese cloisonne objects to precious Faberge eggs, the classic art of enameling -- fusing glass to metal -- has resulted in some of the great masterpieces of jewelers' art. This course offers the unique opportunity to learn the fundamentals of a process that has changed little since its ancient Egyptian origins. Emphasis is placed on exploration and experimentation using traditional and non-traditional enameling techniques including sifting, layering, stencils, wet packing, basic cloisonne and decals. Demonstrations of each method are given, including an introduction to the proper preparation of the metal and ways of working using non-lead bearing enamels. Students make tile samples using the various techniques, and ultimately select one technique to design and develop a final project. 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. Note: Students are expected to purchase an enameling kit from the RISD Store 3D for approximately $60.

Applies to: JM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Jennaca Davies (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Oct 28 - Dec 9 | 1-4pm | No Class: 11/25
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-TEEN-2186
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320 | lab fee $20


Description

Here's your chance to learn the fundamentals of garment construction while deconstructing and reconstructing a garment of your choice. By using new fabrics and design changes, you can transform the old garment into a totally new look. Through pattern drafting, draping using the mannequin, and various hand and machine sewing techniques, you'll select a fabric and move on to sewing the original design created in class. The course also includes a continuing discussion of design, styles, trends and couture. Note: Some sewing knowledge is helpful, but not necessary.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Candace French (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Oct 25 - Dec 6 | 7-10pm | No Class: 11/22
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-APP-1787
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345 | lab fee $40


Description

Realizing fashion ideas usually starts with strong fashion drawing skills. Working from observation, class begins with gesture drawings and "croquis" (simple quick sketches) as students learn to capture the movement and direction of both the figure and clothing. Focus is on how to represent the fabric and draping based on how a garment hangs on the body, while suggesting the form underneath. Attention is paid to proportions and scale, and students are introduced to the 10 head fashion figure. Students also learn to express attitude by drawing their own fashion "faces" and capturing the essentials of drawing faces, heads and other details. Flat sketching techniques to incorporate garment construction details, including front and back views, are introduced. Mood boards help students to convey concepts, color stories and themes for individual collections, as well as identify strands of interest. Use of a sketchbook, as well as exploration of different media, is encouraged.


Instructor
  • Name: Jarno Kettunen (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Oct 26 - Dec 7 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/23
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-TEXT-1880
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345


Description

Examining the history of fashionable dress in the West from 1900 to the present, this course investigates fashion from a material cultural perspective -- analyzing it as a social, cultural and aesthetic phenomenon that has been significantly shaped by history. Assignments are object centered and students select a piece from the RISD Museum's collection that is representative of the time periods investigated. Utilizing the artifact as a starting point, students engage in a material culture analysis -- connecting the piece they choose to the context from which it came to fully understand the impact of time on fashion. Digital presentations, videos, books and texts augment the learning.


Instructor
  • Name: Max Kaplan (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Sep 23 - 30 | 10am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-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, Oct 28 - Dec 9 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 11/25
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-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

Wednesdays, Sep 13 - Dec 6 | 7-10pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-PNT-2627
6 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $495 | lab fee $10


Description

Working within the framework of a classroom context and under the guidance of an instructor, this unique final studio allows students to pursue and develop independent projects in painting. The course aims to develop and shape a self-sustaining critical discourse around each student's emergent painting practice -- as students gain the confidence to paint on their own, become self-directed and work independently as artists. A variety of critical frameworks are designed to introduce students to the social and historical precedents for their work, urging them to situate their practice in context. Students conduct research and design presentations on specific subjects pertaining to painting and its layered histories. The ultimate goal is to create and complete a body of work -- working in a series or sequentially -- that speaks to the objectives and content of the individual's personal visual language and ideas. Choice of subject matter and medium are decided by the student. During the first meeting, students formulate the direction of their work. Regular group critiques take place every two weeks and serve to enhance the scope of dialogue forming around each student’s work. Certificate students: Your instructor will schedule a final portfolio review date, independent of the scheduled class dates.

Special Schedule: This course meets every other Wednesday.

Applies to: PS-R

Prerequisite: Successful completion of all previous courses in the Painting Studies certificate


Instructor
  • Name: Martin Smick (Bio)
Course Details

Sunday, Nov 5 | 10am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-TEEN-1768
1 session | 6 contact hours | tuition $110 | model fee $10


Description

In this drawing workshop, we study the anatomy of the face, and practice capturing likeness or facial expression so that we can accurately draw heads and faces. Students 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.

Please provide a lunch, snacks and a beverage.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)