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Mondays, Jun 17 - Jul 22 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-ANIM-1723 ( Class is Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

Students take a line for a walk, literally, in this animation course that introduces the hand drawing techniques that have given shape to classic characters like Snow White, Scooby-Doo and Stewie Griffin. Students learn how to design characters that move, as they are introduced to the frame-by-frame moviemaking tradition popularized by Studio Ghibli and Warner Brothers. They're then introduced to the animator's core rudiments like squash and stretch, walk cycles and metamorphosis. A sharp pencil is the primary tool, but the motion is finally made real with lessons in scanning, capture and sequencing using digital technology. Students exit with a better understanding of the animator's workflow, from light table to tablet to screen.

Applies to: AN-R, IT-E

Prerequisite: Drawing I


Instructor
  • Name: Fred Galpern (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jun 19 - Jul 24 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-APP-0204 ( Class is Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $20


Description

This course introduces students to the two fundamental techniques of patternmaking: draping on the dress form, and drafting flat patterns. Students drape a basic skirt and a basic bodice on the form, and then make patterns from the draped muslin. They also draft a skirt and bodice from the dress form's measurements, and then test the drafted patterns in muslin fabric on the form. After making fit corrections on both muslin sets (draped and drafted), students make their best-fitting set of muslins into oak tag slopers (patterns) for the basic bodice and basic skirt. At the end of the last class, students show one set of fitted bodice and skirt muslins on the form (either draped or drafted), along with their corresponding oak tag slopers for the basic bodice and the basic skirt. 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.

Prerequisite: Basic sewing skills


Instructor
  • Name: Anne Finelli (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Jun 17 - Jul 22 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-APP-3078
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $20


Description

Have you recently bought a sewing machine, but don't know where to start? This course will familiarize you with your sewing machine and sewing kit equipment, and basic sewing skills including stitching techniques. You'll also receive guidance on how to avoid common problems like bunching and jamming. You'll create a sample sewing notebook (a professional must), learn basic seam construction, and add to it each week. You'll practice sewing procedures by creating simple items like pillows in the first two sessions, aprons in the next two, and tote bags in sessions five and six. At the end of the final session, you'll participate in a group discussion and critique of finished work. Note: Bring your own sewing machine to class; required sewing accessories/tools are indicated in the supply list. 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.


Instructor
  • Name: Anne Finelli (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday, Jul 23 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-ARTA-2850
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85 | lab fee $10


Description

How do you use objects to express yourself and your history, both personal and cultural? How do your possessions communicate your personality, style and socioeconomic status? In this lecture, we consider these questions in the context of material culture studies, a method to investigate physical objects in search of an understanding of culture and social relations. Human beings have been making things long before they were speaking or writing about things, and the objects around us can tell intricate and complex stories about our cultural selves. Investigating objects also reveals information about manufacturing processes and work routines; popular culture trends and advertising are reflected in the consumption of goods like baseball cards, Tupperware and high tech gadgets; and religious, cultural and economic identity is so often expressed through purchased and inherited objects, jewelry and clothing. We look at material culture history, as well as popular culture and mass production, in an attempt to reveal the ways in which objects can serve as a tangible, physical expression of the people and societies that produce them.


Instructor
  • Name: Emily Shapiro (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jul 9 - 23 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-COM-2798
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $215 | lab fee $15


Description

Designers can start drawing, designing and rendering their ideas with this free downloadable 3D modeling toolkit used for everything from architecture to jewelry to game design to 3D printing. This course teaches students about the use of SketchUp as a design and rendering tool. The instructor presents the fundamentals of the interface, and how to model original spaces and objects from scratch or import prebuilt objects from the Google warehouse. The accelerated format allows for faster learning as students quickly move on to advanced topics like texturing objects and simple animation creation. This course is recommended for novice designers or design students interested in learning how to incorporate 3D into their work.

Applies to: GR-E, ID-E, IT-E, PG-E, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Jorge Paricio (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jun 18 - Jul 23 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-DFOU-0354 ( Class is almost Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $75


Description

Co-Works, RISD's state-of-the-art facility for digital fabrication, hosts this course that introduces techniques -- such as laser cutting, 3D printing, UV printing, and others -- for making three-dimensional objects starting with a digital file. The course will also provide support in other fabrication techniques (including casting and mold making, vacuum forming, industrial sewing, etc.) to help fully realize student projects. Purposefully accessible, this course avoids the usual digital prerequisites of advanced 3D modeling skills by focusing on workflow through less intimidating 3D scanning approaches and the use of open-source 3D files. Basic Rhino 3D modeling and Illustrator overviews are given while more in-depth support is offered according to individual student interest. The course begins with an overview of digital fabrication processes and their potential applications to all fields of art and design. Then students are supported in developing individual projects primarily utilizing laser cutting, FDM (fusion deposition modeling) and SLA (stereolithography) 3D printing, and UV printing. Other fabrication technologies are introduced as projects and student interests dictate: casting and mold making, vacuum forming, pen/knife plotting, large-format printing, industrial sewing, etc. In line with RISD's interdisciplinary culture, the course is structured to integrate all individual creative practices and has applications to fashion, textiles, jewelry, product and industrial design, ceramics, as well as sculpture and painting. 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.

Similar Course: You may also like Digital Fabrication Studio: Creating Embellishments

Applies to: AN-E, IT-E, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Gail Dodge (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jun 19 - Jul 24 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-DFOU-0354-02 ( Class is Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $75


Description

Co-Works, RISD's state-of-the-art facility for digital fabrication, hosts this course that introduces techniques -- such as laser cutting, 3D printing, UV printing, and others -- for making three-dimensional objects starting with a digital file. The course will also provide support in other fabrication techniques (including casting and mold making, vacuum forming, industrial sewing, etc.) to help fully realize student projects. Purposefully accessible, this course avoids the usual digital prerequisites of advanced 3D modeling skills by focusing on workflow through less intimidating 3D scanning approaches and the use of open-source 3D files. Basic Rhino 3D modeling and Illustrator overviews are given while more in-depth support is offered according to individual student interest. The course begins with an overview of digital fabrication processes and their potential applications to all fields of art and design. Then students are supported in developing individual projects primarily utilizing laser cutting, FDM (fusion deposition modeling) and SLA (stereolithography) 3D printing, and UV printing. Other fabrication technologies are introduced as projects and student interests dictate: casting and mold making, vacuum forming, pen/knife plotting, large-format printing, industrial sewing, etc. In line with RISD's interdisciplinary culture, the course is structured to integrate all individual creative practices and has applications to fashion, textiles, jewelry, product and industrial design, ceramics, as well as sculpture and painting. 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.

Similar Course: You may also like Digital Fabrication Studio: Creating Embellishments

Applies to: AN-E, IT-E, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Gail Dodge (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jun 19 - Jul 24 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-DFOU-1608
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

Beyond the basics of the Photoshop tool kit lies a sea of possibilities for image adjustment and manipulation. Intended as a follow-up to Adobe Photoshop, this in-depth course pays particular attention to advanced image controls for color correction, exposure with contrast adjustment and overall image refinement. The class revisits selection tools and explores their advanced uses for creating masks, layer masks and paths. Lectures and demonstrations are supported by in-class and homework assignments, where students have the opportunity to investigate new techniques and apply them to their own photographs. Emphasis is given to developing an image workflow, the particulars of file formats and organization, as well as color management and calibration. The finer points of digital printing are also explored.

Applies to: AN-E, GR-E, IT-E, PG-R

Prerequisite: Adobe Photoshop


Instructor
  • Name: David Fleurant (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jun 19 - Jul 24 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-DFOU-2533-02
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

Unleashing the power of bitmap editing involves working with non-linear and non-destructive methods as much as possible. This course presents that workflow using Adobe Photoshop. Lesson topics include layer masks and effects, smart objects, adjustment layers, clipping masks and reverse editing methods to create the most subtle and professional edits to files -- a necessity in the fields of photography, graphic design, illustration and web design. Complete color modification, damage repair, digital make-up techniques, and complex graphic compositing are among the exercises that come together in a final project that demonstrates competency with Adobe Photoshop.

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

Prerequisite: Digital Design Techniques


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Ryan (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jun 18 - Jul 23 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-DFOU-2533
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

Unleashing the power of bitmap editing involves working with non-linear and non-destructive methods as much as possible. This course presents that workflow using Adobe Photoshop. Lesson topics include layer masks and effects, smart objects, adjustment layers, clipping masks and reverse editing methods to create the most subtle and professional edits to files -- a necessity in the fields of photography, graphic design, illustration and web design. Complete color modification, damage repair, digital make-up techniques, and complex graphic compositing are among the exercises that come together in a final project that demonstrates competency with Adobe Photoshop.

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

Prerequisite: Digital Design Techniques


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Ryan (Bio)