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Textile Design

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Saturday + Sunday, Jun 23 - 24 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-TEXT-2853 ( Class has Started )
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250


Description

Awareness of color trends is central to all design practice. Students in this class study the reasoning behind color forecasting (also known as color trend prediction) and have the opportunity to develop a "local color forecast," applying and modifying it to fit their specific industry. Class begins by studying the impact of color on design, with reference to psychological and cultural color (historic, geographic, sociopolitical). After gaining an understanding of possible directions for their research, students develop their design color research skills, resourcing established forecasting agencies as guidelines to be combined with an intensive exploration of their local neighborhood. Students ultimately make a presentation with color stories and palettes in the form of mood boards that include descriptions, swatches (painted or digital), and color names. Students will experience real-world collaboration as well as working independently.


Instructor
  • Name: Karen Triedman (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Jul 21 - 22 | 10am-1pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2018/SE-TEXT-2894
2 sessions | 6 contact hours | tuition $130 | lab fee $15


Description

In this workshop, we will cover a variety of colorwork methods: stripes, slip stitches, mosaic, stranding, intarsia and entrelac. We will create a variety of swatches as we explore the design possibilities these techniques offer.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: Pam Sluter (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday, Jul 17 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2018/SE-TEXT-2893
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $75 | lab fee $15


Description

Proper finishing can make the difference between a project you love and one that sits languishing in the bottom of a bag. In this workshop, we'll explore different seaming and finishing techniques such as mattress stitch, grafting, and weaving in end. We will also cover the importance of blocking and different methods that can be used. Picking up stitches for button bands and other edges will also be covered. In addition to the homework swatches we will use in class, feel free to bring a project in need of finishing or one in need of some finishing help.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: Pam Sluter (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Jul 14 - 15 | 10am-1pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2018/SE-FOUND-1280
2 sessions | 6 contact hours | tuition $130 | lab fee $35


Description

Have you ever wanted to capture the charm of your favorite destination in a way that you could carry around with you? Learn how to add distinct style by applying the iconographic methods of cartographers as you design and paint a tote bag -- turning a classic essential into a statement piece you can gift or keep for yourself! The possibilities are endless: Whether you love vacationing in Venice, rambling through Reykjavik, or beaching at a Block Island home, you'll interpret your scenic memories, shape and contours of the landscape into a home accessory.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: Elise Fargnoli (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Jun 30 - Jul 1 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-TEXT-2847
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250 | lab fee $30


Description

The structure of weaving offers exciting ways to work with color. Beginning with an introduction to basic color terminology, a more intuitive approach to color is taken as students work through a series of guided exercises to develop and experiment with a range of color possibilities. Working with a variety of materials on small cardboard and frame looms, students learn simple weaving techniques and experiment with how color can enter the work in two ways: through the chosen materials of the warp and weft, and through the construction of the weaving itself. Students practice interlacing various types of fibers, row by row, to explore color properties inherent in various types of fibers and ways they may be blended or combined. The workshop offers insight into new ways of working with color that can be integrated into other art forms. Slide presentations cover traditional and contemporary approaches to the expressive potential of color within this versatile medium. No previous weaving experience necessary. Note: The lab fee will cover most of the yarns for the in-class projects, as well as some basic tools. Students are expected to provide their own small frame looms.


Instructor
  • Name: Leslie Atik (Bio)
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