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Sundays, May 5 - 19 | 9am-12pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-ARC-4051 ( Class is almost Full )
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $215


Description

This series of walking tours with an architectural and urban historian explores the historical evolution of Providence from its colonial streets and landmark buildings to Victorian industrial sites and the changing face of Providence today. For those who took the "Exploring Providence" course in Fall 2018, this walking tour series delves even further into the sunny spaces and dark corners of the city's urban plan.


Instructor
  • Name: John Tschirch (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Apr 10 - May 22 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/17
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-DVID-2878
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

Adobe Animate (formerly Flash) injects excitement and dynamism into a website by moving beyond the ordinary. It incorporates vector-based animation for games, apps and the web with updated HTML5 and JavaScript functionality. Its animation capabilities, features for minimizing and monitoring file size, and use of streaming technology have revolutionized web design. Now Adobe has updated the software to make standard HTML5 Canvas output that is just as expansive as Flash ever was, but without the browser crashes. In this course, students learn to develop animated, interactive graphics with asset sculpting, mesh deformation, and virtual reality authoring and publishing with 360 degree walkthrough functionality.

Applies to: IT-E

Prerequisite: Digital Design Techniques or equivalent experience


Instructor
  • Name: Adam Porter (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Apr 9 - May 21 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/16
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-PDM-2889
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $5


Description

What goes into making a great handbag design? Even better, what turns a set of bags into a compelling, marketable collection with a refreshing point of view and the potential to make a profitable and sustainable business? In this class, we'll cover each aspect in the product-to-market cycle of handbag development. Beginning with a vision and target market, you'll learn the basics of materials, components, construction methods, sourcing options, and pricing, and get advice on how to create partner relationships and how to communicate with sample makers and producers. We’ll also cover topics like quality control, production issues, the pleasures and perils of importing, and market options (custom-made, online, wholesale and/or retail). You’ll bring your own collection ideas, which we'll develop and discuss in class, and walk through the process from ideation to market, evaluating creative concepts in harmony with production and market necessities. Get a first-hand look at the important aspects of creating a viable handbag collection and the practical foundation necessary to bring it to market.

Applies to: PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Linda Pritcher (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 20 - May 11 | 9am-12pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-TEXT-4049
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $275 | lab fee $5


Description

Join the RISD Museum's textile conservators for an immersive look at the basics of caring for historic garments and textiles. Through discussion, hands-on projects and behind-the-scenes visits to the museum, you will explore how to identify, store, display and prolong the lifespan of these important pieces of our material history. To preserve your own vintage garments and fabrics, you'll learn many effective, free and inexpensive methods and materials to use, including which pieces to hang versus box horizontally, and which home locations have the best environmental conditions for storage. You will also find out which damage-causing materials to avoid (plastic garment bags/wrapping, acidic tissue paper, etc.). You will have the opportunity to work with your own objects or samples supplied for the class. No prior knowledge or experience is necessary; this course is open to anyone with an interest in textiles.

Applies to: ID-E


Instructor
  • Name: * Jessica Urick, Anna Rose Keefe (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Apr 10 - May 22 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/17
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-WEB-4048
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

Is your WordPress site not looking and functioning exactly how you want it to? Do none of the thousands of themes available match your needs? It may be time to build your own theme. In this course, we will build a custom WordPress theme based on the _s (underscores) starter theme. You will be expected to create two themes. During class time, we will build a theme following the instructor's requirements. For homework, you will use the skills learned in class to build a theme according to your own design and needs.

Applies to: AN-E, GR-E, ID-E, IT-E, JM-E, NS-E, PG-E, PM-E, PS-E

Prerequisite: Solid knowledge of HTML and CSS and basic understanding of JavaScript


Instructor
  • Name: Eric Dubois (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday through Monday, Jun 8 - 10 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-PNT-2879
3 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $525 | lab fee $50


Description

This workshop helps participants to re-engage and further their encaustic practice with a focus on developing and expanding visual vocabulary, building existing skills, and challenging themselves to work larger. Additional techniques include manipulating encaustic to create texture and developing translucency and depth between layers. The workshop begins with a quick introductory overview of basics, including fusing techniques and studio safety considerations. The instructor meets each student at their level and makes insightful suggestions about how to hone and push skills. Effective ways to handle edges and finishing work are introduced, as well as discussion around proper packing, shipping and storing encaustic work. Students will break and practice free-writing from verbal prompts to further a connection to their work and ways of working. The class visits the RISD Museum to see the Fayum portraits and discover the rich history and longevity of this centuries-old medium. Lunch and all materials are provided.

Prerequisite: Some encaustic experience


Instructor
  • Name: Dietlind Vander Schaaf (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Apr 8 - May 20 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 4/15
ages 18+ | Tillinghast Place | 2019/CS-NATUR-2880
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $20


Description

Landscapes and the natural world are some of the oldest, most quintessential inspirations for artists; however, this subject matter can easily fall into cliché. Set at Tillinghast Place, this course allows students to search for answers and reinvigorate their connection to today's complex natural landscape, resulting in contemporary interpretations and representations. Students create imagery that reflects individual interests in nature -- both representational and metaphorical -- while using methods such as drawing, painting and collage in direct and immediate ways. Pencil, watercolor, ink and paper are some of the media used, and students are able to integrate their own media. Students generate quick and spontaneous images while investigating alternative ways to express themselves with image making. Bookmaking possibilities are also explored, as students compile a series of final images that reflect their unique and contemporary relationship with the natural world. Note: Work is done onsite (weather permitting).

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Molly Kaderka (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Apr 10 - May 22 | 1-4pm | No Class: 4/17
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-DVID-1162
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

Blender is a free, cross-platform, open-source 3D application that supports 3D modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking. This course focuses on modeling 3D drawings for animation and video game character and object modeling. As 3D virtual worlds like Minecraft and Fortnite generate more demand for custom assets and skins, the possibilities are endless as you gain entry to this creative world through this time-tested, community-driven software.

Applies to: IT-E

Prerequisite: Digital Design Techniques or equivalent experience


Instructor
  • Name: Adam Porter (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday through Monday, Jun 8 - 10 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-TEXT-3080
3 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $525 | lab fee $30


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 and materials to test the power of thread. Guided exercises allow students to utilize interdisciplinary approaches while developing their own imagery, and discovering language with thread. Historic and contemporary examples of working with thread are shown. The class also has the chance to visit the RISD Museum exhibit Repair and Design Futures, a multidisciplinary exhibition and programming series that investigates mending as material intervention, metaphor, and as a call to action. Lunch is provided each day.


Instructor
  • Name: * Lu Heintz, James Drain (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday, Mar 16 | 10am-1pm
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2019/CS-PHO-4153 ( Class has Started )
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 is held at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: Dawn Temple (Bio)