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Monday, Sep 30 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-WEB-0860
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85


Description

This course will teach how to digitize artwork, whether 2D or 3D. Students will learn how to scan and retouch photos to avoid common issues like moire patterns and show-through, how to process large artwork, how to identify elements likely to cause an issue, and how to optimize files for print and web use. The course also reviews photographic methods to digitize large or three-dimensional work, basic color management concepts, and the difference between common image file formats.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Eric Dubois (Bio)
Course Details

Sunday, Oct 6 | 1-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-WEB-3530
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85


Description

Having an effective web presence is much more complicated than simply registering a domain name. It requires strategies to make your site stand out among the millions of other dot-coms. Search engines are the means by which internet addresses are delivered to inquiring web browsers and, once you understand how they work, you can use this knowledge to give your site a distinct advantage. A sound search engine strategy based on tested optimization techniques makes design and copywriting decisions that much clearer. This course provides you with a compass to work your way past the competition.


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Ryan (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday, Oct 22 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-INDES-0559
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85


Description

This course will offer interior designers an in-depth look at working with textile companies. The basics of working directly with vendors will be covered, including how to open an account to receive wholesale pricing, and what the trade lingo (RGA, EOB or COM) is. The resources and information presented will provide students with the confidence and knowledge to walk into the showrooms of the Boston Design Center.

Applies to: ID-E


Instructor
  • Name: Cathy Wilkerson (Bio)
Course Details

Thursday, Oct 24 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2019/CF-PHO-1662
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85


Description

Do you have a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera but feel unsure about how to use it effectively? This workshop is for you if you have little or no experience using a DSLR and want to gain a basic understanding of how to use it to maximum advantage. We cover everything from initial setup and deciphering the camera's menus and settings, to making accurate exposures and dealing with focusing and white balance issues. We also explore the different options available for controlling lighting in various situations. You'll leave with a newfound confidence in handling the DSLR and producing consistently pleasing images. Note: Please bring your camera, its instruction manual and a willingness to learn to this fast-paced introductory workshop.

This course meets at the Westerly Education Center.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Dawn Temple (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday, Oct 5 | 10am-1pm
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2019/CF-PHO-4153
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85


Description

Your iPhone is about to get even more useful to you -- even if you didn't think that was possible! In this workshop you'll learn how to take professional-looking photos with just your iPhone. Whether you're looking to photograph your own artwork, or seeking to perfect your social media aesthetic for your brand, these skills can be applied to many aspects of your creative life. You'll develop tricks, tips and insights into a few of the instructor's favorite (free) photo editing applications; how to take product/food shots; and how to make use of natural light. You'll also gain resources on local printing companies to print all of your favorite shots.

This course takes place at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: Dawn Temple (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday, Oct 1 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-INDES-4426
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85


Description

In this course we discuss the color and style trends that are forecast to be prominent for the home furnishings industry over the next 18 months. We look at how trends start and their sources of inspiration, and examine how social, economic and ecological factors impact textile design and evolve into an aesthetic. We discuss how colors and textures seen in the world of fashion foreshadow what happens in home decor. Students view images from the prominent industry trade shows where trends debut, as well as take a behind-the-scenes look at international textiles mills to see how trends in color and design translate into textiles.


Instructor
  • Name: Cathy Wilkerson (Bio)
Course Details

Friday, Oct 4 | 1-4pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2019/CF-FOUND-2875 ( Class is almost Full )
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85


Description

Green Poison. Tyrian purple. Lapis Lazuli. Discover the secrets behind color in this class that begins at the Forbes Pigment Collection at the Strauss Center for Conservation and Technical Studies at Harvard University. You'll join an expert curator for an informative viewing and explanation of the collection's 2,500 rare extraordinary pigments/specimens. Former Fogg Museum Director Edward Forbes started the collection in the interest of replicating and preserving techniques and methods used by the masters. Considered a "laboratory for the fine arts," the collection heralded the emergence of art conservation in the US. You'll finish with a visit to the Art Study Center to explore with the instructor several works from the Museum collection.

Applies to: PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Karen Triedman (Bio)
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