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Saturdays, Sep 16 - Oct 21 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-TEEN-2106
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320


Description

Line, shape, pattern, value, texture, color, space and form: These formal elements of design form the "grammar" of the language of art. Working on a series of projects to explore these elements and the principles that drive them, you'll develop fluency in this language using a variety of art media to solve problems of visual organization.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Tiffany Mendez (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Oct 28 - Dec 9 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 11/25
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-TEEN-1747
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320 | lab fee $15


Description

Explore how the elements and principles of design function when applied to the challenge of creating in 3D as you work in different ways to inform structures and space. The skills developed in class provide a valuable foundation for sculptural art, architecture, and industrial, product and environmental design.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Sep 14 - Oct 19 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2017/CF-INDES-1281
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345


Description

Get an introduction to the basics of interior design, the design process and the tools and skills interior designers use to compose successful interiors. You'll explore different design styles, industry trends and decorating concepts. We will walk through the design process and you'll complete your first project -- a fully developed room design. The design process will incorporate hand sketching, mood boards and finish material selection. We will also review how to select lighting, furniture, artwork and accessories, and examine spatial relationships, appropriate material usage, color and scale. Class time includes discussions, critiques, demonstrations and hands-on projects.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: Kimberley Valente (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Sep 16 - Dec 9 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 11/25
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-WOOD-0817
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $495 | lab fee $50


Description

Have you ever wanted to custom design a piece of furniture? Bring your ideas to this fast-paced introductory course in furniture design and construction. We begin with a brief history of furniture design, identifying the unique features of various periods. Students then learn about wood and how to mill it. Using both hand tools and machinery, we investigate traditional techniques for joinery, including mortise and tenon, dovetails, and frame and panel construction. Design theories are discussed, including the 'Golden Rectangle,' to provide students with an understanding of the effect of proportions in their designs. As individual projects are designed and built, students strive to blend the four main objectives in furniture design: function, durability, comfort and aesthetics. Hands-on demonstrations and individual consultations help participants bring their ideas to life. Finishing techniques and a final critique round out the course. Note: Previous woodworking experience is helpful. 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

Saturday, Nov 11 | 9am-12pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2017/CF-GLAS-0610
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $130 | lab fee $15


Description

Nothing quite captures holiday sparkle more than a dazzling, individually crafted glass ornament. Beauty fuses with functionality in this workshop, as students learn the intricacies of the glass medium through demonstrations and hands-on experience. Under the guidance of a skilled artisan, students master the basics of glass and are quickly able to make many samples and experiment with color, size and pattern. The end results make keepsake gifts or sparkly elements in a personal collection. Note: Class meets at an off-campus location; directions are sent to registered participants.


Instructor
  • Name: Bill Riker (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday, Nov 18 | 9am-12pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2017/CF-GLAS-0610-02
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $130 | lab fee $15


Description

Nothing quite captures holiday sparkle more than a dazzling, individually crafted glass ornament. Beauty fuses with functionality in this workshop, as students learn the intricacies of the glass medium through demonstrations and hands-on experience. Under the guidance of a skilled artisan, students master the basics of glass and are quickly able to make many samples and experiment with color, size and pattern. The end results make keepsake gifts or sparkly elements in a personal collection. Note: Class meets at an off-campus location; directions are sent to registered participants.


Instructor
  • Name: Bill Riker (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday, Oct 28 | 9am-1pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2017/CF-GLAS-0599
1 session | 4 contact hours | tuition $160


Description

If you have ever been curious about the fascinating medium of glassblowing, but haven't had the time to commit to a longer course, this comprehensive beginning-level introduction is an ideal option. Over the course of the intensive session, students are introduced to all the forming techniques covered in the extended courses, including the traditional tools used, the initial glassblowing preparation, and how to create finished pieces. The small class size enables students to make a number of different objects including glasses, vases and paperweights. Emphasis is on finished work. Students also come away from this hands-on action-packed workshop with a solid understanding of the history of the glassblowing process. Note: Class meets at an off-campus location; directions are sent to registered participants.


Instructor
  • Name: Bill Riker (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday, Nov 4 | 9am-1pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2017/CF-GLAS-0599-02
1 session | 4 contact hours | tuition $160


Description

If you have ever been curious about the fascinating medium of glassblowing, but haven't had the time to commit to a longer course, this comprehensive beginning-level introduction is an ideal option. Over the course of the intensive session, students are introduced to all the forming techniques covered in the extended courses, including the traditional tools used, the initial glassblowing preparation, and how to create finished pieces. The small class size enables students to make a number of different objects including glasses, vases and paperweights. Emphasis is on finished work. Students also come away from this hands-on action-packed workshop with a solid understanding of the history of the glassblowing process. Note: Class meets at an off-campus location; directions are sent to registered participants.


Instructor
  • Name: Bill Riker (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Sep 14 - Oct 19 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-PRNT-3571
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $420 | lab fee $30


Description

This offering in the studio series aims to mimic the experience graphic designers face in the real world. Your instructor acts as the client (or art director) by introducing a design brief that you, the student/designer, must satisfy from concept through design to presentation and delivery. Each stage is critical in this honest rehearsal for the aspiring graphic designer. The topic for this semester is package design, which, when carried out with sound design principles, facilitates the translation between brand intention and customer recognition. We consider brand identity, packaging varieties and their environmental impact, the manufacturing economy and consumer sensibilities as you add a significant new project to your portfolio.

Applies to: GR-E

Prerequisite: Typographics I: Elements + Process


Instructor
  • Name: Wayne Vieira (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Sep 13 - Oct 18 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-PRNT-0791
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345


Description

A graphic designer is a creative problem solver who conceptualizes, plans and executes a design that communicates a message. This course introduces students to the fundamentals of working in the field of graphic design by examining the meaning of graphic design, the design process and the role the graphic designer plays in society. Students respond to presentations and engage in hands-on assignments intended to provide a glimpse of the RISD|CE Graphic Design Certificate Program and the broader field of the professional graphic designer.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Dina Zaccagnini Vincent (Bio)