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Sundays, Apr 7 - May 5 | 1-4pm | No Class: 4/21
ages 18+ | Tillinghast Place | 2019/CS-PHO-4154 ( Class is almost Full )
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $275


Description

Interior designers, architects and builders rely on high-quality photographs to capture their work for portfolios and marketing. This course covers the essentials of shooting, including lens choices, perspective, tethering and styling. Discussions include the importance of scouting a project and preparing for an interiors shoot, and students follow along in class with demonstrations on shooting techniques. Demonstration of various post-processing techniques show how to fine-tune the final image. The instructor also shares experiences in the business of interiors photography. Note: Knowledge of digital SLR photography and Photoshop is essential. Please bring to class your digital SLR and tripod for in-class shooting. Also, a laptop with the latest version of Photoshop is needed to follow post-processing instruction.

Applies to: ID-E, PG-E

Prerequisite: Working knowledge of Photoshop


Instructor
  • Name: Elaine Fredrick (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Apr 8 - May 20 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/15
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-INDES-4434
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

The bathroom has a daunting risk-to-reward ratio for the designer: When it is done well it is a triumph with a great return on investment (of both time and money). This course makes that space its focus as students first consider the code requirements and safety standards that inform every decision. A design brief is formed that considers mechanical, venting, plumbing and electrical systems. Proper material and fixture selections based on wants, needs and budgets include responsible use and manufacture, along with demolition and installation timelines. The age-old argument of form vs. function is revisited, with specific examples taken from good and bad solutions. Designing for human factors is always relevant as students draw and build physical models to realize their concept in a final presentation made to their classmates.

Applies to: ID-E

Prerequisite: Drafting + Rendering for Interiors


Instructor
  • Name: Kellie Suplicki (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Apr 9 - May 21 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/16
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-INDES-4440
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

This course introduces you to Autodesk's Building Information Modeling (BIM) application Revit Architecture, to help you design, build and maintain higher-quality, more energy-efficient buildings. Regardless of your depth of exposure to CAD software for 2D and 3D modeling, learning Revit and its tools that support architectural, interior design and other models will help you to be a more productive designer and to effectively convey your plans to customers and architecture professionals. You will learn how to lay out, design, build and render models. We'll also cover customizing family components and creating unique elements. A basic floor plan is imported, scaled and traced into a finished design and rendered as interior and exterior models during the course. Note: Students may load Revit onto their own laptops with Windows capabilities (PC, or a Mac with Boot Camp or Parallels); a mouse is essential. Students may visit the Autodesk student community to download free versions of Revit and other Autodesk products, each with a three-year license.

Applies to: ID-R

Prerequisite: Drafting + Rendering for Interiors


Instructor
  • Name: David Paolino (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Apr 10 - May 22 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/17
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-INDES-4441
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

Before sophisticated machines, buildings and civilizations, humans created textiles. Often overlooked and taken for granted, fabrics are the workhorses of our everyday life: They reinforce our cultural, spiritual and interior identities. This course will focus on interior textiles and their many uses, misuses and applications. From the many plants around us to sophisticated research labs, students will follow along as fibers become yarn and a yarn becomes a textile. Learning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of both the fiber and textile reinforce an interior designer's success.

Applies to: ID-E


Instructor
  • Name: Cathy Wilkerson (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Apr 9 - May 21 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/16
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-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: Rina Naik (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Apr 9 - May 21 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/16
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2019/CS-INDES-1056
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

The materials that engage our senses play an integral role in defining our interior spaces; understanding the unique characteristics of various materials is an important aspect of selecting and designing with them. This survey course explores a variety of materials used in interior design, including fabrics, wall coverings, paints, wood, stone, metal, glass, laminates, solid surfacing, tile, carpet, resilient flooring and more. The course covers appropriate and creative uses of these materials in commercial and residential applications, in addition to code considerations, specification writing and identification of sources.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: ID-E


Instructor
  • Name: Kimberley Valente (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Apr 4 - May 16 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/18
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2019/CS-PHO-1647-02
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

This course for new and amateur photographers introduces ways of seeing through the lens and illuminates the underlying two-dimensional design issues and visual concepts hidden within the photographic image. Through weekly assignments and critiques, students explore ways to use photography and photographic conventions for their unique personal expression. Lessons include the technical operations like focus, shutter speed and aperture common to all cameras, and how they influence artistic choices. Whether students are interested in traditional or digital photography, this course provides a strong foundation for any subsequent photographic pursuit.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center. Schedule change: Class dates have changed since originally published. Class will now meet April 4-May 16.

Applies to: AN-E, GR-E, IT-E, NS-E, PG-R, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Dawn Temple (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 6 - 13 | 1-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-PHO-3407
2 sessions | 6 contact hours | tuition $145 | lab fee $15


Description

Well-executed photographs are essential for success in the competitive artist's marketplace. Whether sharing them on eBay or in a gallery bulletin, all artists, designers and craftspeople benefit from understanding how to create professional-looking images for portfolios, promotion and archival needs. This workshop uses lecture, demonstration and supervised experimentation in a sophisticated studio environment. Topics include lighting techniques, proper exposure, and deliberate framing using digital cameras, tripods and a variety of lighting options. Students learn the essentials for photographing artwork and acquire the confidence to effectively capture their personal creative work.

Applies to: GR-E, JM-E, NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Lindsay Elgin (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Apr 22 - May 13 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-ARC-4050
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $275


Description

Immerse in an exploration of an extraordinary city of sublime beauty with a historian and photographer who has walked it, studied it and recorded it with a camera for over 25 years. Architecture, urban design, gardens, literature and engineering all converge in the City of Light. This course looks at Paris as a complete work of art, the product of centuries of design and cultural forces shaped by monarchs, artists, revolutionaries and visionaries. See Paris as you have never seen it before through period photographs, film clips and the art, buildings and squares created by its legendary inhabitants.


Instructor
  • Name: John Tschirch (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Apr 9 - May 7 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/16
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-ARC-2888
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $275


Description

Thomas Chippendale, the Shakers, Charles and Ray Eames and Isamu Noguchi were tastemakers and design innovators who changed the world of chairs, tables and household furnishings. This course examines the revolutionary forms and techniques of these artists in wood. Their design processes, materials and approach to marketing changed the world of household goods, each reflecting the cultural and aesthetic forces of their age. A visit to the RISD Museum to see the remarkable furnishings in the galleries is included in the course.

Applies to: PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: John Tschirch (Bio)