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Fridays, Jan 11 - Feb 15 | 9am-12pm
ages 18+ | Tillinghast Farm | 2019/CW-PNT-4493 ( Class is almost Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $10


Description

Prioritizing the process of painting rather than the content is the emphasis of this course, encouraging students to look inward and delve into a personalized interpretation and universal connection to painting. Set up as a working studio with weekly critiques, the instructor works one-on-one with each student to assess strengths and weaknesses and to offer guidance based on student input, needs and interests. Specific exercises strengthen core fundamental concepts of perspective, applied perspective, picture plane development, negative/positive shape, perception, color, line and texture. Examples from history and contemporary art reinforce and expand creativity as students choose subject matter and pursue either long-term or short-term paintings. Beginning painters receive technical direction and suggested assignments, while more experienced painters are encouraged to visually expand their artistic development with the benefit of an interactive studio setting. Students may use any painting medium they prefer.

Applies to: PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Susan Fossati (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jan 8 - Feb 12 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2019/CW-COM-0556
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

Students can start drawing, designing and rendering their ideas with SketchUp, 3D modeling software that's easy to learn and used by architects, designers, builders, makers and engineers. This course teaches students about the use of this free downloadable toolkit 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 creating simple animation. This course is recommended for novice designers or design students interested in learning how to incorporate 3D into their work.

This course takes place at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: ID-E, JM-E, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Kimberley Valente (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday, Feb 9 | 10am-1pm
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2019/CW-PHO-4153
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85


Description

Your iPhone is about to get even more useful to you -- even if you didn't think that was possible! In this workshop, you'll learn how to take professional-looking photos with just your iPhone. Whether you're looking to photograph your own artwork, or seeking to perfect your social media aesthetic for your brand, these skills can be applied to many aspects of your creative life. You'll develop tricks, tips and insights into a few of the instructor's favorite (free) photo editing applications; how to take product/food shots; and how to make use of natural light. You'll also gain resources on local printing companies to print all of your favorite shots.

This course takes place at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: Jaclyn Altieri (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jan 9 - Feb 13 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-JEWEL-0393
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $25


Description

Inspiration plays an essential role in the design and creation of jewelry -- so does research. In this course, students learn to research and reference primary sources to gather information and inspiration to explore how to translate designs through sketches and models. The course begins with a variety of paper exercises that allow students to learn essential model making skills as well as ways of cutting, manipulating, bending and folding that help them understand different materials' natural properties. Students then learn about materials and sources for making designs a reality. To facilitate this process, students observe how nature and natural forms are ideal catalysts in the development of unique pieces of jewelry. Fundamental techniques for wire-wrapping and working with found objects are explored, and examples of contemporary jewelry design are shown though digital presentations. As the course takes place outside of the jewelry studio, all projects are created using readily available tools and materials such as paper, wire and everyday materials. Students of all levels are welcome. Note: Providence campus students visit the RISD Edna Lawrence Nature Lab. 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.

Applies to: JM-R


Instructor
  • Name: Tzu-Ju Chen (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jan 12 - Feb 9 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-CHILD-3740
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $20


Description

Kids love fashion too! The world of apparel design is fascinating and fun, and may even lead to a career. This course introduces the vocabulary and craft of fashion design, from brainstorming original concepts to describing and visualizing clothing and costume creations. Lessons include illustrating a line, age-appropriate marketing concepts, a tutorial on fabric and cloth, and the basic sewing and patternmaking techniques that serve as a foundation for later exploration of garment construction.


Instructor
  • Name: Candace French (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jan 9 - Feb 13 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-INDES-1015
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

Lighting is a crucial component in creating atmosphere and enabling function of an interior space: It can be used to define architectural space, enhance texture in surface materials, and reveal form in furnishings. This course introduces students to the equipment, techniques and concepts of lighting design. With a focus on new technologies and sustainable lighting solutions, students learn about sources, fixtures and systems as they develop creative, functional lighting plans for a variety of spaces.

Applies to: ID-R

Prerequisite: Drafting + Rendering for Interiors


Instructor
  • Name: Melissa McGilvrey (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday, Jan 22 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-ILUS-0563
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85 | lab fee $10


Description

Using a magazine format, zines are publications created for self-expression, either by individuals or independent collectives, that use low-tech means of reproduction, usually a photocopier. Anything goes with a zine: text, images, comics, collage, photos, paintings, drawings, essays, poetry and manifestos. Class begins with the essentials of a zine and students see several examples from the RISD Library's newly formed special collection. The class will use a Risograph, a specialized digital duplicator that quickly makes multiple copies and is particularly suited to making zines. Collage, writing and drawing exercises prompt the creation of content. Then, acting as the designers, publishers and editorial team, the class creates pages and finalizes layout and design. If time allows, a reading and "launch" celebration are included. Students leave with a copy of the class zine and the resources to create their own.


Instructor
  • Name: Ariel Bordeaux (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jan 9 - Feb 13 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-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.

Applies to: ID-E


Instructor
  • Name: Nathan Reynolds (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jan 12 - Feb 9 | 9am-12pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-CHILD-2098
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Sometimes one art material is just not enough to express the big, bold and creative ideas you have. You'll discover how to combine, layer and experiment with both traditional and nontraditional materials to create one-of-a-kind compositions, fabulous three-dimensional formations and magnificent or monstrous manipulations. The sky's the limit when you open up the art closet's treasure trove and add in a sprinkle of the unknown -- winding up with out-of-this-world results! Join us to become a mixed media maniac and explore the exciting world of imaginative art, where there are no limits placed on your creativity.


Instructor
  • Name: Barbara Voccola (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Feb 9 - 23 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-CHILD-0572
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $175 | lab fee $15


Description

Living on the moon? Earth's lunar cousin might seem an unlikely place for human visitors, but anything is possible. This course challenges young builders to imagine a settlement on the moon, making it a scale model reality as they consider the obstacles of differences in gravity, atmosphere, light and moisture. Their instructor identifies the design problem as students work together to create engineering solutions that are practical, whimsical and fantastic.


Instructor
  • Name: Simon Allen (Bio)