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Tuesday, Jan 29 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-DWG-0527
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85 | lab fee $10


Description

Gain the skills you can use to draw any flower, any time. This workshop introduces clear, simple strategies to approach drawing flowers -- strategies that can be used for many other organic forms, including the human body. Drawing a flower begins with noticing how it grows: It originates from the stem and its central axis, and then radiates outward from that center. Drawing begins with establishing this central axis and then building a schematic line structure to develop the form. We cover basic flower anatomy and consider several different flower types.


Instructor
  • Name: Amy Bartlett Wright (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday, Feb 12 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-DWG-0526-02
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85 | lab fee $10


Description

Hands are one of the hardest things to master as an artist. Learn basic hand anatomy and some simple drawing tricks to help you quickly and accurately sketch the hand in many different positions. As you discover how to plot out this difficult subject step by step, you'll experiment with ways to simplify the process, how to establish key lines, and how to identify the essential shapes. Come experience how this single lesson can greatly improve your drawing skills.

Applies to: AN-E, NS-E, PM-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Emily Slapin (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday, Jan 12 | 1-4pm
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2019/CW-DWG-0526
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85 | lab fee $10


Description

Hands are one of the hardest things to master as an artist. Learn basic hand anatomy and some simple drawing tricks to help you quickly and accurately sketch the hand in many different positions. As you discover how to plot out this difficult subject step by step, you'll experiment with ways to simplify the process, how to establish key lines, and how to identify the essential shapes. Come experience how this single lesson can greatly improve your drawing skills.

This course takes place at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AN-E, NS-E, PM-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Emily Slapin (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jan 9 - Feb 13 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-DWG-2240
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | model fee $25


Description

This course provides many tools for the artist who wishes to depict the human form with confidence and precision. Students will merge conceptual knowledge gained through lecture with perceptual knowledge gained through drawing, to create artistically dynamic and anatomically accurate figures. By plotting anatomical landmarks on the volumes of the figure, establishing a proportional system, and uniting exterior contour with interior anatomical structures, students develop a set of figurative principles that can be applied to any figure in any position. Artists at all levels of experience stand to benefit from this course.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Emily Slapin (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Jan 10 - Feb 14 | 7-10pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-ILUS-3580
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $15


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: Dara Goldman (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday, Jan 15 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-PRAC-0173
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85


Description

Artists and designers usually think of their work product as works of art and design, but those works are also often -- and sometimes more importantly -- "intellectual property" under the law. Moreover, artists and designers frequently wish to incorporate the intellectual property of others into their own works. Failure to understand the rules can result in the inadvertent loss of rights or the imposition of liability, and can have other significant legal implications. In this course, we cover the basics of copyright and other forms of intellectual property: what intellectual property is, how to get it, how to protect it, and how to use it. You leave the course equipped to make intelligent decisions about your ownership of, and the use of intellectual property in, your work.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Steve McDonald (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Jan 10 - Feb 14 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-WEB-1219
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

This course introduces students to the possibilities for graphic design on the screen. Through lecture and exercises, the instructor explains the two primary web authoring competencies, HTML and CSS, and gives you an opportunity to practice working with images, text, layouts, links and content management. You'll be introduced to the elements and principles of design, best practices for usability and accessibility, and gain an appreciation for the user experience. You'll finish with an understanding of both the art and science behind screen design, and a site demonstrating your new knowledge.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jan 8 - Feb 12 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-INDES-4424
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: Susan Barba (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jan 9 - Feb 13 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/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: Rina Naik (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Dec 12 - 19 | 6-9pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2018/CF-INDES-0854-02 ( Class is Full )
2 sessions | 6 contact hours | tuition $145 | lab fee $10


Description

Whether it's one small room, an office or an entire house, the key to interior styling is to find a unique, creative edge and run with it. Liz Kelley, interior visual merchandiser and stylist for West Elm Providence and formerly of Anthropologie, shares her tips and trade secrets to help students find their creative edge. Class begins with a look at style books for examples that demonstrate how elements including shape, scale, light, color palette and texture bring a space together. Reviewing images helps students identify their aesthetic and a needs assessment helps students determine what they want and need from a space. Students select paint colors as the starting point and then integrate other elements. Where to source inspiration (blogs, magazines and DIY projects) is also considered. Class takes place at the West Elm store in Wayland Square so students can experience an on-site styling situation as well as see examples of a variety of approaches.

Applies to: ID-E


Instructor
  • Name: Liz Kelley (Bio)