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Online, Nov 2 - Dec 14 | Asynchronous | No Class: 11/23
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/CF-JEWEL-0490
0 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $400


Description

Top fashion houses and jewelry companies use hand-rendered drawings to show clients a potential design, to serve as a reference for fabrication purposes, or to advertise and promote a new collection. Whether you're a jeweler interested in creating stunning color renderings of your own designs, or simply interested in learning this rarified art, the color theory and drawing techniques introduced in this course show you how to realize your vision. The course starts with an introduction to the use and handling of Prismacolor markers and templates. Each successive session, you’ll work through a series of focused drawing exercises on materials, learning the techniques and skills necessary to render luminous metals and glittering gemstones with realistic color and dimension. Technical aspects like side views and specing will also be covered. By the end of the course, you’ll be on the way to creating dazzling renderings of your own jewelry designs. No prior drawing experience is necessary. Please budget for color markers, Micron pens and templates.

Notes:
- This is an asynchronous online course with no live class sessions or set meeting times. The course will include video presentations, detailed tutorials and discussion forums. Assignments will be sequenced so that one leads to the next and will include project deadlines. Students receive individualized support for idea development and critique of work. To keep pace with the course, students should expect to log in daily to CE Link, our online course management platform.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: JM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Tzu-Ju Chen (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Oct 3 - 4 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2020/CF-DWG-0523
12 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $305 | lab fee $30


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.

Notes:
- This in-person course will be taught at the Westerly Education Center in Westerly, RI.
- With the return of our in-person classes at the Westerly Education Center, RISD CE and the WEC are keeping with the most recent guidelines from both the RI Department of Health and the CDC to ensure the health and safety of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please read and review WEC’s COVID-19 health and safety policy.
-Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Oct 3 - 4 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2020/CF-DWG-0616
12 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $305 | lab fee $10


Description

Drawing is the foundation of artistic study, practice and communication. In this fast-paced weekend experience, students explore the fundamentals of drawing to learn how to render what they see. Beginning with examples of how to describe shapes with line, weight and stroke direction, they move quickly to the study and observation of light and shadow. The class explores additive and reductive methods with the aim of completion of an accurate drawing using a range of values. Drawing materials include graphite, charcoal and erasure. Subjects, including natural and everyday objects, are provided.

Notes:
- This in-person course will be taught at the Westerly Education Center in Westerly, RI.
- With the return of our in-person classes at the Westerly Education Center, RISD CE and the WEC are keeping with the most recent guidelines from both the RI Department of Health and the CDC to ensure the health and safety of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please read and review WEC’s COVID-19 health and safety policy.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Peery (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Nov 2 - Dec 14 | Asynchronous | No Class: 11/23
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/CF-DWG-0619-02 ( Class is Full )
0 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $400


Description

"There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality." -Pablo Picasso Through a series of exercises that involve abstracting from life, using traditional and nontraditional drawing tools and moving from macro to micro, this course offers a variety of challenges and solutions, experiments and problem-solving strategies to trigger ideas and work toward a more nonrepresentational way of working. Elements of line, shape and texture are investigated, along with working with spatial cues to create pictorial space. Examples of composition and compositional structures are provided to help students understand how to connect the parts into a unified whole. Students progress at their own pace while they loosen their hold on literalness, explore underlying conceptual issues and discover new means of depiction and expression.

Notes:
- This is an asynchronous online course with no live class sessions or set meeting times. The course will include video presentations, detailed tutorials and discussion forums. Assignments will be sequenced so that one leads to the next and will include project deadlines. Students receive individualized support for idea development and critique of work. To keep pace with the course, students should expect to log in daily to CE Link, our online course management platform.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: PS-E

Prerequisite: Previous drawing experience is helpful


Instructor
  • Name: Taleen Batalian (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Nov 2 - Dec 14 | Asynchronous | No Class: 11/23
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/CF-ARTA-0850
0 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $400


Description

This course introduces students to significant developments in the history of design in Europe and America from 1900 to 2000. Along with an examination of a variety of object types, we will consider works within their social, cultural, political and economic contexts, taking into account materials, technology and theoretical debates. Major art and design movements considered include Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau and Art Deco, the German Avant-Garde, American Streamlining, Post-War Machine Art and the International Style, Organic Design, Pop, and Postmodernism.

Notes:
- This is an asynchronous online course with no live class sessions or set meeting times. The course will include video presentations, detailed tutorials and discussion forums. Assignments will be sequenced so that one leads to the next and will include project deadlines. Students receive individualized support for idea development and critique of work. To keep pace with the course, students should expect to log in daily to CE Link, our online course management platform.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Emily Shapiro (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Nov 7 - 8 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2020/CF-ILUS-1203
12 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $305 | lab fee $20


Description

Collage, from the French verb coller, meaning "to glue," is created when unrelated elements (usually paper) are assembled and glued together to form a new whole. This workshop introduces some of the fundamental techniques to consider when making a collage, and addresses issues of compositional structure -- including color relationships, direction and movement -- so the elements work in relation to each other and as a unified piece. A collage may include magazine and newspaper clippings, ribbons, paint, bits of colored or handmade papers, portions of other artwork or texts, photographs and other found objects -- glued to a piece of paper or canvas support. With applications to painting, illustration and digital design, collage is a valuable skill to add to one's artistic arsenal. Its origins can be traced back hundreds of years, but the technique made a dramatic reappearance in the early 20th Century with work by artists Braque and Picasso, and is currently undergoing a resurgence in contemporary art.

Notes:
- This in-person course will be taught at the Westerly Education Center in Westerly, RI.
- With the return of our in-person classes at the Westerly Education Center, RISD CE and the WEC are keeping with the most recent guidelines from both the RI Department of Health and the CDC to ensure the health and safety of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please read and review WEC’s COVID-19 health and safety policy.
-Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Nov 28 - 29 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2020/CF-PRINT-1418
12 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $305 | lab fee $25


Description

Monoprinting is a one-of-a-kind printed painting, a versatile printing process in which inks are applied directly onto or wiped away from a Plexiglas surface referred to as a plate. The plates are printed by hand so the students can execute ideas quickly, allowing for a very spontaneous way of generating ideas. As students gain confidence and learn the intricacies of printing, experimentation with the medium is encouraged. The basics of printing set-up and technique, including mixing inks and learning printmaking terminology, are a fundamental part of this workshop. Students will learn the practicalities of single and multi-plate (layered) registration, texturing and drawing techniques, stencils and collagraphy-based techniques (printing with found materials). Please note that not-toxic, water-based media are used in this course.

Notes:
- This in-person course will be taught at the Westerly Education Center in Westerly, RI.
- With the return of our in-person classes at the Westerly Education Center, RISD CE and the WEC are keeping with the most recent guidelines from both the RI Department of Health and the CDC to ensure the health and safety of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please read and review WEC’s COVID-19 health and safety policy.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Anna McNeary (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Nov 2 - Dec 14 | Asynchronous | No Class: 11/23
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/CF-TEXT-1421
0 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $400


Description

The surface design industry can be a daunting place for a newcomer. This course will help guide you by revealing the basics of a successful surface design collection, and by providing an introduction to how a designer can monetize their artwork. In addition to sharing tips for creating eye-pleasing repeats and killer colorways, digital lessons focus on researching and using marketable inspiration, preparing original design files for sale or license, and using professional presentation techniques and self promotion practices. Students will evaluate their work and themselves with a critical eye to determine the right market for their style and how they can work best in the industry. Reading assignments will open students’ eyes to the possibilities of selling and licensing their work, while laying the foundation for new revenue streams. Successful students will complete the course with two marketable artwork collections, a better understanding of where their work fits into the industry, and a personalized plan to meet their surface design goals.

This course does not cover the basics of creating repeats for surface design, but is the perfect companion to Surface Design: Introduction.

Notes:
- This is an asynchronous online course with no live class sessions or set meeting times. The course will include video presentations, detailed tutorials and discussion forums. Assignments will be sequenced so that one leads to the next and will include project deadlines. Students receive individualized support for idea development and critique of work. To keep pace with the course, students should expect to log in daily to CE Link, our online course management platform.
- This course requires access to Adobe Creative Cloud, or some of its creative tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Monthly subscriptions can be purchased from a variety of pricing plans directly from Adobe. Please visit the Adobe website for cost and downloading instructions. Be sure to check "minimum system requirements" for your computer before purchasing.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Prerequisite: Surface Design: Introduction or industry equivalent


Instructor
  • Name: Katy Dika (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Nov 2 - Dec 14 | Asynchronous | No Class: 11/23
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/CF-PNT-1597 ( Class is Full )
0 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $400


Description

Acrylic colors are rich and true to nature, allowing for amazingly accurate representation. Not surprisingly, acrylic painting has long been a popular medium for illustrators, fine artists, decorative artists, and muralists. In this course, students explore the unique attributes of, and possibilities inherent in, this versatile water-based, fast-drying, and non-toxic medium. Many different results are possible, from the transparent and translucent feel of watercolor to the more opaque quality of oil painting. The process begins with background washes, and progresses to color mixing, thin and opaque washes, ghosting, glazing and underpainting. Students select the subjects they wish to paint and should come to the first class with an idea of what that subject might be. Work will be done from direct observation as demonstrated by the instructor through tutorials and online demos. By the end of class, students will have produced at least one final work in acrylic and deepened their experience with the medium.

Notes:
- This is an asynchronous online course with no live class sessions or set meeting times. The course will include video presentations, detailed tutorials and discussion forums. Assignments will be sequenced so that one leads to the next and will include project deadlines. Students receive individualized support for idea development and critique of work. To keep pace with the course, students should expect to log in daily to CE Link, our online course management platform.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Amy Bartlett Wright (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Oct 20 - Dec 1 | Asynchronous | No Class: 11/24
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/CF-BOOK-2463
0 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $400


Description

Collage is a tremendously versatile technique for both commercial illustration and fine art as it allows artists at all levels to express themselves, both seriously and fancifully, using found objects, recycled and everyday materials to create original works. Students begin their exploration with a brief slide-illustrated survey of collage from its origins through the work of 20th-century masters like Picasso, Schwitters and Bearden, to contemporary photo-illustration. Through demonstration, exercises and assignments, the class reviews such different techniques as mosaic, cut paper, textured surfaces and photomontage. Students expand their vocabulary of color, texture, shapes and marks as they explore the extraordinary expressive potential of collage.

Notes:
- This is an asynchronous online course with no live class sessions or set meeting times. The course will include video presentations, detailed tutorials and discussion forums. Assignments will be sequenced so that one leads to the next and will include project deadlines. Students receive individualized support for idea development and critique of work. To keep pace with the course, students should expect to log in daily to CE Link, our online course management platform.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)