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Tuesday, Oct 1 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-INDES-4426
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85


Description

In this course we discuss the color and style trends that are forecast to be prominent for the home furnishings industry over the next 18 months. We look at how trends start and their sources of inspiration, and examine how social, economic and ecological factors impact textile design and evolve into an aesthetic. We discuss how colors and textures seen in the world of fashion foreshadow what happens in home decor. Students view images from the prominent industry trade shows where trends debut, as well as take a behind-the-scenes look at international textiles mills to see how trends in color and design translate into textiles.


Instructor
  • Name: Cathy Wilkerson (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Oct 23 - Nov 6 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-INDES-4417
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $215


Description

Interior designers use concept boards or "mood boards" as a means to communicate their vision through a collage of visual references. Swatches of fabric might be combined with paint color chips, images of furniture, drawings or a natural texture that, when combined, evoke the aura the designer intends for a space. In this course students explore the process of creating their own concept boards through considering the various aspects of composition, hierarchy, color, scale and tactility. Using the resources from the RISD Materials Library and other supplies, students create a series of boards based on assigned themes and lifestyles. Local designers also visit to share their experiences and expertise. Examples of a variety of concept boards are shown, discussed and critiqued. Discussions also address which aspects of the boards translate best in a digital format.


Instructor
  • Name: Cathy Wilkerson (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Oct 22 - Dec 3 | 1-4pm | No Class: 11/26
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-FOUND-4156
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $15


Description

Inherent to all art making is the essential aspect of design. Design is also the cornerstone of making the visual make sense for artists and designers. This course will introduce the principles of design with projects that build upon concepts such as line, shape, figure/ground relationships, scale, proportion, pattern and balance. Throughout the course students will complete several visual projects that explore examples of design, share perspectives through classroom critique, and examine design as a deliberate process. Upon completing the course, students will have a proficiency in design fundamentals and a new understanding for how these concepts influence a broad range of disciplines.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: John Gonzalez (Bio)
Course Details

Friday, Oct 4 | 1-4pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2019/CF-FOUND-2875 ( Class is Full )
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85


Description

Green Poison. Tyrian purple. Lapis Lazuli. Discover the secrets behind color in this class that begins at the Forbes Pigment Collection at the Strauss Center for Conservation and Technical Studies at Harvard University. You'll join an expert curator for an informative viewing and explanation of the collection's 2,500 rare extraordinary pigments/specimens. Former Fogg Museum Director Edward Forbes started the collection in the interest of replicating and preserving techniques and methods used by the masters. Considered a "laboratory for the fine arts," the collection heralded the emergence of art conservation in the US. You'll finish with a visit to the Art Study Center to explore with the instructor several works from the Museum collection.

Applies to: PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Karen Triedman (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Oct 26 - Nov 23 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2019/CF-TEEN-3725
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10 | model fee $10


Description

All fashion designers start their planning on paper, well before they ever see their garments worn and walking the runway. Students in this course explore the fashion drawing techniques used in the industry, such as basic fashion figures (or 'croquis') and mood boards -- the process tools for translating a creative idea into a sophisticated design. Students also communicate the ideas, moods, motion and details of a garment by visually interpreting fashion apparel, including the body proportions used in basic fashion drawing. As students create various croquis bodies and draw from a model, they develop their personal style and drawing skills, as well as an appreciation for the role fashion illustration plays in the design business.

This course takes place at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Cathy Wilkerson (Bio)