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Course Details

Saturday through Monday, Jun 8 - 10 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-PNT-2879 ( Class is Full )
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

Thursdays, Jun 20 - Aug 1 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 7/4
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-FOUND-1186-04
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | 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 course. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized courses (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

Tuesdays, Jun 18 - Jul 23 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-FOUND-1186
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | 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 course. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized courses (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: Deborah Forman (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jun 19 - Jul 24 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-FOUND-1186-02
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | 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 course. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized courses (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: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Jun 20 - Aug 1 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 7/4
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-PNT-0235
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

Both compelling and at times mystifying, the medium of watercolor is broken down in this step-by-step introductory course. Students learn that producing a well-designed and dynamic watercolor is no accident; success comes through careful planning. Along with planning and learning how to control paint, an understanding of the transparent qualities of the medium is essential. Students explore value, composition, and color theory as they learn the subtleties and complexities of this transparent medium. Both wet and dry techniques are covered, as are washes, color lifting and glazing. Demonstrations and class exercises promote an understanding of watercolor's possibilities and limitations and equip students with the skills and experience to use watercolor effectively to achieve lively results. 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 classes (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Richard Marthers (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Jul 13 - 14 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-PNT-0346
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $275 | lab fee $10


Description

Using a more controlled and illustrative approach to painting with watercolors, students in this workshop gain confidence and skill through comprehensive demonstrations and hands-on exercises. Techniques include brush control, applying flat and gradated washes, masking and layering to create form. Students experiment with different papers and effects, including wet in wet, dry brush, lifting and texturing. The essential issues of color mixing, composition and value are addressed through quick studies, progressing toward larger color pieces. The instructor provides subject material, and students are encouraged to work from their own sources.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Cheryl Kirk Noll (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Jun 29 - 30 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-PNT-1500
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $275 | lab fee $25


Description

Acrylic paint dries very quickly, requiring a "medium" to keep it consistently fluid and workable. The acrylic paint section of any art store can be overwhelming, however, with virtually hundreds of mediums too expensive to experiment with and too time consuming to fully explore. This weekend intensive workshop breaks down the "goo" by introducing techniques and approaches for enhancing and expanding the acrylic painting experience. Students are introduced to glazing and glazes, building texture and surfaces, extending color, and creating opaque and transparent effects. Students also learn to use tools such as brushes, scrapers and mat knives in different ways. Experimentation and risk-taking are encouraged, enabling students to create a finished panel or canvas piece while gaining the confidence to choose mediums for individual projects. 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.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Mara Metcalf (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jun 18 - Jul 23 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-PNT-2621 ( Class is Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $25


Description

It is essential for artists of all levels to have both knowledge of and familiarity with the traditional and contemporary materials and processes specific to oil painting in order to fully perfect their craft. Through demonstrations, lectures and hands-on practice, topics covered include stretching canvas and preparing surfaces for painting supports, paints and paint application, brushes, developing a color palette, solvents and varnishes. Tonal techniques, direct painting, underpainting, glazing, and the use of a palette knife are also explored. Emphasis is on skill building and getting to know one's artistic preferences. 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.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-R


Instructor
  • Name: Marian Smith (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday, Jul 23 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-PNT-2846
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85 | lab fee $10


Description

Watercolor is the perfect medium to capture the spontaneous beauty and fleeting nature of the sky, a contributing factor in the success of any landscape or seascape painting -- and it's often the most-fun part to paint. Using a wet-on-wet painting technique, students achieve immediate results and quickly learn how to utilize watercolor in a bold and expressive way to create atmospheric depth and mood in their painting. Through experimentation with different pigment combinations, brushes and composition choices, students achieve an array of convincing and expressive skies in watercolor in just one evening.


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Lyons (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Jul 27 - 28 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-PNT-4229
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $275 | lab fee $10


Description

Color studies (small, quick color notations) are one of the most effective ways to begin to understand what role color plays in a painting. In this simple, straightforward approach, students ask the major questions about color relationships -- including saturation, temperature and harmony -- using a process that encourages exploration. The first day is spent at the RISD Museum, where students examine masterwork paintings to see how different artists mapped out color, take notes and make color studies in their sketchbooks. On day two, students work on their own color studies based on individual subject matter, as they explore alternative palettes and how changing these ultimately affects the reading of a painting. Students come away with an invaluable and accessible skill that can be used to control color as they develop their own paintings.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Deborah Forman (Bio)