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Tuesdays, Jul 11 - 25 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-COM-2798
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $185 | lab fee $20


Description

Start drawing, designing, and rendering your ideas with this free downloadable 3D modeling toolkit used for everything from architecture to jewelry to game design to 3D printing. This course teaches students about the use of SketchUp as a design and rendering tool. The instructor presents the fundamentals of the interface, and how to model original spaces and objects from scratch or import prebuilt objects from the Google warehouse. The accelerated format allows for faster learning as students quickly move on to advanced topics like texturing objects and simple animation creation. This course is recommended for novice designers or design students interested in learning how to incorporate 3D into their work.

Applies to: GR-E, ID-E, IT-E, PG-E, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Jorge Paricio (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 29 - May 20 | 1-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-PDM-0388
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250 | lab fee $20


Description

Discover the essential industrial design tool SolidWorks 2016, used by engineers and designers worldwide. As a solid modeler utilizing a parametric system to define and describe key elements, SolidWorks has advantages in that important product attributes can be retained, with dimensions and relations informing the geometry. You'll learn the interface slowly, as you build a common project -- first as a 2D sketch and then by giving it dimension, relativity and, finally, virtual form. The workshop concludes with discussion of file types and output options to consider for further work with SolidWorks. No previous 3D experience needed!

Applies to: AN-E, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Dana Chicca (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jul 11 - 25 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-PRNT-0368
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $185 | lab fee $15


Description

Typography is everywhere, yet rarely noticed. It is the art of planning with intuition, while at the same time alluding to your own visual forms and concepts. Proper typography vanishes, and either flows seamlessly through the audience, or amplifies the composition and meaning of a piece. In this course, you will learn the expressive, but always practical, approach to this graphic form using the core Adobe Suite tools, and leave with a newfound understanding of the essentials of type design.

Applies to: AN-E, ID-E, IT-E, PG-E, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Britton Kroessler (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Jun 19 - Jul 24 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-DVID-4111
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $420 | lab fee $30


Description

Video technology presents new challenges and exciting possibilities for artists, storytellers, product designers and other creative professionals. Explore video as an expressive medium that goes beyond traditional single-channel presentation. Hands-on lessons begin with the operation of Blackmagic Cinema cameras, and then move on to alternate modes of display such as installation, performance, video projection mapping and more, in order to push the boundaries of narrative through structure, content and ideas. You'll engage with experimental films, Web series, traditional art and installation to broaden your critical vocabulary and visual literacy -- culminating in an original project of expansive cinema.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Vivian Charlesworth (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, May 20 - 21 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-TEXT-3080 ( Class is Full )
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250 | lab fee $20


Description

Fast becoming a viable art medium of choice for a new generation of artists, embroidery is no longer restricted to its traditional tea towel-and-pillow history. This workshop explores and challenges the boundaries of working with thread, and combines it with material studies and image making. Students are introduced to both traditional and contemporary approaches to working with thread, hand and machine embroidery techniques, as well as experimentation on an array of substrates to test the power of thread. Guided exercises allow students to utilize interdisciplinary approaches while developing their own imagery, and discovering language with thread. The class also has the chance to visit the RISD Museum to experience historical examples of embroidery used in bold and extraordinary ways. 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.


Instructor
  • Name: Cindy Davis (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Jun 19 - Jul 24 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-PRINT-4405
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345 | lab fee $20


Description

Monoprinting is essentially a one-of-a-kind printed painting, a remarkably versatile printing process in which inks are applied directly onto or wiped away from a Plexiglas surface. The plates are then printed so that students can generate many images and execute ideas quickly, allowing for a very spontaneous way of working. As students gain confidence and learn the intricacies of hand printing, experimentation with the medium is encouraged. The techniques of chine colle -- rice paper lightly glued to create layered color -- and trace monoprints expand individual options. Practicalities of single and multi-plate registration, texturing techniques, layering and washes are demonstrated and color mixing, viscosity printing and plate-printing order are discussed. Please note that non-toxic water based inks are used.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Laura Post (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Jun 17 - 18 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEXT-1976
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250 | lab fee $35


Description

Using real plants and minerals, bundle dyeing is a natural dye printing process that sources the local flora that live in the gardens (including your own), fields and forests of Rhode Island. An exciting introduction to the incredible beauty, color and patterns that can be created from nature, students also experience the surprising results that some plants and minerals produce -- like shades of yellow from calendula and chamomile, and pinks and purples from hibiscus. Experimentation with a variety of plant matter to find which yield the best results is encouraged. The entire process is explained and demonstrated including mordanting (how to prepare and fix the fabric for optimum dying results), bundling (wrapping and stacking the fabric) and fabric finishing techniques. Fundamentals of pattern design and repeats are also detailed as students create their own unique fabric. 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: Emily O'Neil (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesday, Thursday + Friday, Jul 5 - 7 | 10am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-3944
3 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320 | lab fee $10


Description

"The whole world, as we experience it visually, comes to us through the mystic realm of color." This is how artist Hans Hofmann described color -- as being everywhere around us. Explore the dynamic world of color through self-expression and imagination. First, you'll investigate the wide range of color concepts and theories, as well as the expressive use of color through various materials including oil pastels, watercolor, chalk pastels, colored pencil and acrylic paints. Visuals from various artists -- Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Franz Marc, Wassily Kandinsky and others -- are then discussed in class. Finally, using color concepts and a vast array of materials, you'll experiment with subject matter such as nature, still life, cityscapes and collage -- all in living color.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Crystal Cavaco (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 26 - 30 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-1279 ( Class is almost Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $5


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: Eric Kilkenny (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 10 - 14 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-1279-02 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $5


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: TBA (Bio)