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Thursdays, Oct 26 - Dec 7 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/23
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-INDES-4433
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345


Description

A thoughtfully designed kitchen celebrates color, pattern, texture and functionality while providing the interior designer with endless possibilities for invention and reconfiguration. You'll focus on the kitchen as you build a design brief that examines traffic and usage patterns, lighting requirements and solutions for ventilation and storage needs. Material science and product specifications, from fixtures and appliances to wall and floor coverings, are a significant consideration as you consider economy, responsible use and manufacture and installation timelines. Design for the human factor, such as scale, ergonomics and psychology, informs the development of original ideas presented as drawings and physical models. By the end of the class, you'll have a concept and presentation for a kitchen design and the project management tools to make it a reality.

Applies to: ID-E

Prerequisite: Drafting + Rendering for Interiors or Drawing + Rendering for Product Development


Instructor
  • Name: Kellie Suplicki (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday, Oct 21 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2017/CF-INDES-4438
1 session | 6 contact hours | tuition $130


Description

Kristen Lemoine, home designer/interior stylist and owner of Home Imagined, leads students through an introductory interior styling workshop focused on design trends for 2018. You'll explore how to identify your personal design style, and home in on client visions while tuning in to your own expertise during styling execution. You'll be guided through the best practices to follow while "treasure hunting," and learn how to work with what is available on any budget.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: Kristen Lemoine (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Oct 24 - Dec 5 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/21
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2017/CF-PNT-1495
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345 | lab fee $50


Description

Sharing characteristics of watercolor and acrylic paints, gouache is an opaque water-based medium that is highly pigmented, re-workable and dries to a vibrant matte finish. In this course, you'll paint with watercolor in harmony with gouache, using the transparency and opacity of these mediums to create depth, luminosity, value and texture in your work. Working from landscape photo reference material, you'll build upon existing drawing skills, employ a variety of painting techniques and learn how to plan an approach to your work. Note: This course is the second in a two-part series. While not required, it is suggested that students have completed the companion course, "Introduction to Drawing + Painting: Nature," held earlier in the semester, or have previous experience with watercolor. 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.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: Christine Herron (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Sep 14 - Oct 19 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2017/CF-PNT-1494
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345 | lab fee $50


Description

Together, with an eye for detail, we sketch from a varied selection of flowers and plants. Through short demos, individual guidance and sketchbook review, time-honored drawing and watercolor techniques are taught. This course covers drawing skills, materials, tools, surface preparation, composition, dry and wet painting as well as layering colors, using resists and other watercolor techniques. Note: This course is the first in a two-part series. Students enrolled in "Introduction to Drawing + Painting: Nature" are invited to develop their painting skills by enrolling in the companion course, "Introduction to Drawing + Painting: Landscapes Using Gouache." 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.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: Christine Herron (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Sep 12 - Oct 17 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2017/CF-ADV-0693
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345


Description

Dive into the essentials of marketing, and introduce yourself to the world of branding for both you and your business (or the company you work for). From defining your ideal client to building strategies that create a trust and relationship with customers, this course helps you orchestrate an ongoing marketing solution to help turn visitors to your online presence into leads. We explore preparing for networking, your most valuable first impression, building a presence on web and social media platforms, the essential lead magnet and how to construct one, the conversion process, and nurturing through email marketing. Students should bring a smart phone with camera.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: Darren Marinelli (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Sep 16 - Dec 9 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 11/25
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-JEWEL-1132
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $495 | lab fee $50


Description

An intriguing piece of jewelry not only attracts the eye, but also complements its wearer or tells a story. In this course, we move beyond appreciation to creation by learning the fundamentals of jewelry-making techniques, design and fabrication. A range of hand-tool processes is covered through practical exercises and imaginative concept-based projects. The non-technical side of the course focuses on idea development and the critical-thinking skills needed to realize a vision. On the technical front, we cover sawing, piercing, filing, annealing, soldering, texturing, cold connections, basic hollow construction, ring sizing and more. In addition, discussion of design, materials, jewelry history and alternative techniques is part of every class. Note: Students may purchase tool kits from the RISD Store 3D on the first day of class for $170. Students are expected to purchase metals for their projects, the nature and scope of which determine costs. 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.

Schedule Update: The schedule for this course has changed since originally published. Class will now meet Saturdays, Sept. 16 - Dec. 9, 9am-12pm (no class 11/25).

Applies to: JM-R, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Annelise Yee (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Sep 12 - Dec 5 | 7-10pm | No Class: 11/21
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-JEWEL-1109
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $495 | lab fee $50


Description

Working in precious and non-precious metals, this class moves beyond the foundation learned in Jewelry + Light Metals I: Materials + Techniques to refine and combine a variety of jewelry construction methods. The focus of the class is to encourage students to pursue intermediate level projects that incorporate more complicated soldering techniques such as wire construction and chain making, as well as allow students more room for individual artistic development. Additionally, more advanced techniques such as hinge making, complicated scoring and bending, and other fabrication methods are introduced. Image lectures are presented to inspire students with new design possibilities and to help articulate more involved ideas and concepts in their work. By the end of the course, students should find themselves able to both create more intricate pieces and to approach jewelry design from a decidedly more sophisticated vantage point. Note: Students should be comfortable with basic sawing and soldering. Students may purchase tool kits from the RISD Store 3D on the first day of class for approximately $170. Students are expected to purchase metals for their projects, the nature and scope of which determine costs. 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.

Schedule Update: The schedule for this course has changed since originally published. Class will now meet on Tuesdays, Sept. 12 - Dec. 5, 7-10pm (no class 11/21).

Applies to: JM-R, PM-E

Prerequisite: Jewelry + Light Metals I: Materials + Techniques


Instructor
  • Name: MJ Tyson (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Oct 28 - Dec 9 | 1-4pm | No Class: 11/25
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-CHILD-3766
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320 | lab fee $5


Description

"Drawing is the art of taking a line for a walk," said artist Paul Klee. This course teaches young artists the fundamentals of drawing and sketching as they learn to interpret "line" in their own way. Drawing assignments include still lifes, landscapes, cityscapes and portraits, all of which serve to expose students to work in pencil, colored pencil, pen and ink, felt-tip marker and charcoal. This course is ideal for students with little or no experience who want to discover the sheer fun and satisfaction of drawing. Group discussion and one-on-one instruction are provided to meet the specific needs of each student.


Instructor
  • Name: Barbara Voccola (Bio)
Course Details

Sundays, Oct 15 - Nov 5 | 1-4pm
ages 18+ | Tillinghast Farm | 2017/CF-PHO-3088
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250


Description

Autumn in New England is a studio without walls for the photographer looking to better understand color and the diversity of light. No element of design is so dramatic -- and displays such dynamic range -- as color during this season. Add depth to your portfolio with visits to four distinct scenic locations -- all within 30 minutes of Providence. At each site you'll capture images that you'll then edit and post for peer review on our online learning portal. This relaxing and efficient learning experience reinforces the rules of composition and the technical fundamentals essential to making a proper picture. Note: This course meets at various off-campus locations (including Tillinghast Farm).

Applies to: AN-E, GR-E, PG-E

Prerequisite: Photography: Introduction


Instructor
  • Name: John Hames (Bio)
Course Details

Sunday, Oct 8 | 10am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-CHILD-0429
1 session | 6 contact hours | tuition $110


Description

Draw, create, and master Pokemon! This studio art class is for young cartoonists who want to better understand the 700+ characters and creatures that comprise the Pokemon universe. The course begins with tutorials in the drawing basics that contribute to the "pocket monster" style, and explores how this style has been interpreted as the franchise has moved from video games and anime to manga and cards. Lessons in interpretative animal anatomy are presented in the RISD Nature Lab to illustrate the relationship between the natural world and the game's cartoon animal kingdom. Students learn to handle traditional drawing media as they complete exercises and turn sketches into drawings and finally illustrations contributing to the pop culture phenomenon of Pokemon.

Please provide a lunch, snacks and a beverage.


Instructor
  • Name: James Frio (Bio)