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Thursdays, Oct 24 - Dec 5 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 11/28
ages 18+ | Tillinghast Place | 2019/CF-PNT-0235-02
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $10


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: Michael Lyons (Bio)
Course Details

Fridays, Sep 13 - Dec 6 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 11/29
ages 18+ | Tillinghast Place | 2019/CF-PNT-1536
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $525 | lab fee $15


Description

What elevates a painting from mere exercise to work of art? Students in this course develop a range of techniques for using oil and acrylic paints as they learn basic painting skills. Through class assignments, students investigate the properties of oils and acrylics; the expressive qualities of compositional elements; how to work with brushes, palette knives, paints and media; and techniques for paint application, from underpainting and glazing to impasto. Students work from many sources, including direct observation, drawings and reference material. Throughout the course, group and individual critiques enable students to develop their personal strengths as they cultivate individual styles.

Applies to: PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Susan Fossati (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Oct 22 - Dec 3 | 1-4pm | No Class: 11/26
ages 18+ | Tillinghast Place | 2019/CF-ILUS-1735
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $10


Description

Explore the vibrancy, expressiveness and immediacy of the pastel medium in this course. Award-winning pastel artist Michael Evans explains and demonstrates techniques of using an underpainting of watercolor, oil paint and pastel with alcohol to infuse vibrancy and depth to the pastel as it is layered onto this base. You'll find out about materials, techniques and framing practices, as well as current notable artists working in pastel. Most classes begin with a demonstration, followed by experimentation and practice. Throughout the six weeks, you'll paint from still life set-ups, landscapes from reference photos and a live portrait model. Topics include using reference photos to their best advantage, building layers of color, planning for a successful composition, and achieving luminous tones.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Evans (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Sep 10 - Dec 3 | 9:30am-12:30pm | No Class: 11/26
ages 18+ | Tillinghast Place | 2019/CF-FOUND-2214-03 ( Class is Full )
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $525 | model fee $30


Description

Drawing is an essential means of communicating, and central to every artist’s and designer's practice. This class is a more rigorous and sustained introduction to the drawing medium. Drawing I students begin learning to define shapes and forms with line: investigating weight, direction and speed through gesture, contour and planar analysis. Then moving on to value, using both additive and reductive ways of working, they learn to utilize the power of light and dark to create a sense of texture, volume and space. Spatial systems, including perspective, are investigated as well as fundamentals of composition to construct dynamic imagery. Measuring and attention to negative space are essential skills used and reinforced throughout the learning process. Transcribing what is seen or imagined into visual form utilizing multiple approaches -- from note taking to rendering to diagramming and sketching -- is explored. The course is structured around demonstrations, guided exercises, and sustained drawing of varied subject matter including still-life, landscape, architecture and the human form. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this class. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized classes (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Robin Wiseman (Bio)
Course Details

Sundays, Oct 13 - Nov 3 | 1-4pm
ages 18+ | Tillinghast Place | 2019/CF-PHO-3088
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $275


Description

Autumn in New England is a studio without walls for the photographer looking to better understand color and the diversity of light. No element of design is so dramatic -- and displays such dynamic range -- as color during this season. Add depth to your portfolio with visits to four distinct scenic locations -- all within 30 minutes of Providence. At each site you'll capture images that you'll then edit and post for peer review on our online learning portal. This relaxing and efficient learning experience reinforces the rules of composition and the technical fundamentals essential to making a proper picture. Note: This course meets at various off-campus locations (including Tillinghast Place).

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

Prerequisite: Photography: Introduction


Instructor
  • Name: John Hames (Bio)
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