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Thursdays, Mar 2 - May 25 | 7-10pm | No Class: 4/20
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-PNT-1599 ( Class is almost Full )
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $495 | model fee $20


Description

In this advanced painting class, concepts of style, technique, content, abstraction and working in series are investigated, along with more sophisticated ways to express both formal and abstract issues. Utilizing the figure, landscape, still-life and architecture as themes in their work, students continue to paint from life and observation as they slowly explore many ways of interpreting subject matter. Students begin to work in series and learn how to develop their ideas sequentially, moving on to experiment with the format and size of work and choice of surface to paint on, with the goal of realizing their own personal language and direction. Most importantly, this course sets the groundwork for the Final Projects studio in the Painting Studies Certificate Program. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this class. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized classes (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher.

Applies to: PS-R

Prerequisite: Painting II: Context + Composition


Instructor
  • Name: Mara Metcalf (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Mar 1 - Apr 5 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-FOUND-1186 ( Class is Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345 | lab fee $15


Description

Color is one of the most powerful -- and complex -- tools at the artist's disposal. Bridging the divide between color theory and color practice, this studio course distills the essentials of color mechanics into workable studies and projects. Students explore color through creative exercises using collage and paint to understand color and how to use it effectively. Explorations of the role of light, the psychological impact of color, and how such factors as hue, value and intensity affect design are integral to the learning. Slide-illustrated presentations address the historical background of the use of color. Through the process of experiencing the interface of color theory and color application, guidelines toward developing a personal palette are discussed. Mastery of color is essential in the work of artists, illustrators, craftspeople and designers, making this course an ideal starting point. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this class. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized classes (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Karen Triedman (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Apr 12 - May 24 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/19
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-FOUND-1186-02
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345 | lab fee $15


Description

Color is one of the most powerful -- and complex -- tools at the artist's disposal. Bridging the divide between color theory and color practice, this studio course distills the essentials of color mechanics into workable studies and projects. Students explore color through creative exercises using collage and paint to understand color and how to use it effectively. Explorations of the role of light, the psychological impact of color, and how such factors as hue, value and intensity affect design are integral to the learning. Slide-illustrated presentations address the historical background of the use of color. Through the process of experiencing the interface of color theory and color application, guidelines toward developing a personal palette are discussed. Mastery of color is essential in the work of artists, illustrators, craftspeople and designers, making this course an ideal starting point. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this class. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized classes (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Karen Triedman (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 22 - May 27 | 1-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-CHILD-1266
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320 | lab fee $5


Description

The art studio is where artmaking happens! Students are introduced to a variety of art media and basic art concepts, processes and skills. Drawing, painting, printmaking and constructing in 3D all combine to heighten children's imagination and sensory awareness. This course lays a broad-based foundation on which young artists can build their creative ideas and expressions. Trips to the RISD Museum and the Edna Lawrence Nature Lab provide inspiration for studio projects.


Instructor
  • Name: Barbara Voccola (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Mar 2 - May 25 | 7-10pm | No Class: 4/20
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-FOUND-1815 ( Class is Full )
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $495 | lab fee $15


Description

Design is the discipline underlying all forms of visual expression, and an understanding of design principles is the basis for all art forms. This course introduces students to the formal elements of design: line, shape, pattern, value, texture, color and space. Working through a variety of challenging exercises, students use these elements to engage with problems of visual organization. Deliberate and considered placement of visual elements into an organized whole is the basis of composition, and skills acquired in this course have direct applications to anyone working in art and design, from painters and artists to art directors, illustrators, interior designers and interactive designers. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this class. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized classes (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher. Note: This course was previously titled Two-Dimensional Design.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Anya Lownie (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Mar 2 - May 25 | 7-10pm | No Class: 4/20
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-FOUND-1815-02 ( Class is almost Full )
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $495 | lab fee $15


Description

Design is the discipline underlying all forms of visual expression, and an understanding of design principles is the basis for all art forms. This course introduces students to the formal elements of design: line, shape, pattern, value, texture, color and space. Working through a variety of challenging exercises, students use these elements to engage with problems of visual organization. Deliberate and considered placement of visual elements into an organized whole is the basis of composition, and skills acquired in this course have direct applications to anyone working in art and design, from painters and artists to art directors, illustrators, interior designers and interactive designers. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this class. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized classes (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher. Note: This course was previously titled Two-Dimensional Design.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Fridays, Mar 3 - May 26 | 9:30am-12:30pm | No Class: 4/21
ages 18+ | Tillinghast Farm | 2017/CS-PNT-1571
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $495 | model fee $20


Description

Discover the world of abstract painting through the process of spontaneous markmaking, where each student focuses on creating paintings to express the essence and energy of an environment or object. Whether you choose to work with the urban landscape, gardens, still lifes or the figure, the process is about discovering your personal vision. Placing trust in your personal vision allows you to create paintings that are signatory rather than derivative. Participants also learn to use a variety of mediums and to integrate them into a total artwork. Note: Previous painting experience is helpful, but not required. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this class. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized classes (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher.

Applies to: PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Susan Fossati (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Apr 25 - May 30 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2017/CS-FOUND-0365
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345


Description

Painting can be the ultimate escape: both relaxing and intuitive, a timeless form of self-expression. Have you always wanted to learn how to paint? Are you ready to devote time in your day to practice? In this course, you'll explore the entire process from start to finish, using the classic medium of acrylic paints, popular among the great masters as well as today's contemporary artists. You'll also arm yourself with the mental and physical toolset to bring your observations and perspectives to life. Using a hands-on approach, you'll learn the fundamentals of compositional structure, color theory, figure-ground relationships, two-point linear perspective, spatial concepts, and critical thinking associated with the language of color, composition, and value of your subject. Once familiar with a number of techniques, you'll focus on a still-life object or aspect of scenery landscape you've always wanted to portray. We will work inside and outside of the studio and be inspired by the beautiful surroundings of Watch Hill. The instructor will provide subject matter to focus on, but students are encouraged to seek their own focus and passions to paint, utilizing this course as a launch pad to a lifelong practice of painting. Note: You can expect to buy art supplies for this course. A supply list will accompany your registration statement.

Note: This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.



Instructor
  • Name: Elise Fargnoli (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, May 20 - 21 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-PNT-4212
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250 | model fee $40


Description

In a jaunt through art history, this workshop explores the working processes of painters from the Renaissance, French Academy and Impressionism. Students first consider how painters in the Renaissance and Ecole des Beaux-Arts dealt with the picture plane, drawing and value while exploring such methods as sight-size drawing, underpainting, toned grounds, wipe-outs and a limited palette. Next, students work with an expanded palette using direct painting methods championed by the Impressionists and Hawthorne/Hensche schools of "color notes". Color theory is discussed in a practical sense with a focus on how it applies to improving the palette set-up, paint mixing, and the illusion of light and atmospheric depth. Valuable insights and techniques are gained from the masters that can be applied directly to individual contemporary work. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this class. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized classes (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Harley Bartlett (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Feb 28 - Apr 4 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-DWG-0523
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345


Description

You don't need to know how to draw or be an artist to take this course -- in fact, the less you know, the better! A common misconception, that you need to have experience in art to take RISD|CE courses, was the impetus for this course. It starts with the simplest of tasks and tools, and slowly illuminates the mystery of materials and the triumph of the well-chosen tool in creating work. Students' eyes are trained to look, to observe and to record. Work is done in drawing, color studies and collage through a series of exercises that encourage students to open up and experiment. Work is done in a variety of mediums -- with less focus on subject, and more on interpreting and abstracting to fully comprehend basic shapes and structures. We do all of this in a supportive environment, with an open mind being the only prerequisite. Students are free to fail, but are required to at least try. The hardest part is just starting!


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)