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Product Design

Course Details

Tuesdays, Apr 9 - May 7 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/16
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-ARC-2888
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $275


Description

Thomas Chippendale, the Shakers, Charles and Ray Eames and Isamu Noguchi were tastemakers and design innovators who changed the world of chairs, tables and household furnishings. This course examines the revolutionary forms and techniques of these artists in wood. Their design processes, materials and approach to marketing changed the world of household goods, each reflecting the cultural and aesthetic forces of their age. A visit to the RISD Museum to see the remarkable furnishings in the galleries is included in the course.

Applies to: PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: John Tschirch (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

Monday - Friday, Jul 15 - 19 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-1736
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $15


Description

Product design is all around us. From your sunglasses to your mobile device, everything you touch began as a bright idea, was realized as a drawing and then given manufactured reality. In this course, you'll be introduced to the design process and the skills needed to become a product designer. Through a series of exercises and demonstrations, you'll discover how to bring concepts to life through research, concept generation, refinement and drawing. By the end of the course, you'll have a better grasp of this all-important career choice.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Jorge Paricio (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 15 - 19 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-1742
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Are you a sneaker head? An avid collector with the need to go further and learn to create your own customized shoes? Or maybe you are not over-the-top obsessed, but simply interested in the fashion industry and digital design. This workshop is ideal for both types of teen creatives. You'll begin with an introduction to the industry standard drawing program Adobe Illustrator. As you become comfortable with the technology, technique comes into play as you learn from an experienced athletic shoe designer exactly how it's done. You'll leave with a portfolio of original custom sneaker designs, ready to share as digital files.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Jorge Paricio (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 12 - 16 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2019/SE-TEEN-1736-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $15


Description

Product design is all around us. From your sunglasses to your mobile device, everything you touch began as a bright idea, was realized as a drawing and then given manufactured reality. In this course, you'll be introduced to the design process and the skills needed to become a product designer. Through a series of exercises and demonstrations, you'll discover how to bring concepts to life through research, concept generation, refinement and drawing. By the end of the course, you'll have a better grasp of this all-important career choice.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Chloe Wessner (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 19 - 23 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CAMP-2074
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $30


Description

Join us for a week of fun and games, where you'll design, build, package and play your very own games. Card games, board games and outdoor games all provide different design and constructing challenges. You'll use a multitude of art skills and processes as you take your ideas from drawing concepts to fabricated game pieces, painted boards, illustrated cards and other necessary parts. Finally, it's on to the best part: testing by playing the games!


Instructor
  • Name: Jana DeSimone (Bio)
Course Details

Monday, Jul 1 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CAMP-0529
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $10


Description

Learning 3D modeling is best done with a combination of the proper tool and an appropriate project. In this workshop, that combination is Sculptris and the creation of a chess piece. The session starts with an introduction to the free downloadable 3D modeling tool Sculptris, which enables young artists to begin creating three-dimensional forms on the computer with ease -- and without expensive licensing fees. Students collaborate, with each claiming a different piece (knight, rook, pawn, etc.) built around a common design motif. By the session's end, students leave with completed design files that can be printed at home or through a service like Shapeways.


Instructor
  • Name: Kristen Shea (Bio)
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