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Monday, Mar 18 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-WEB-0860
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85 | lab fee $15


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

Tuesday, Jan 29 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-DWG-0527
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85 | lab fee $10


Description

Gain the skills you can use to draw any flower, any time. This workshop introduces clear, simple strategies to approach drawing flowers -- strategies that can be used for many other organic forms, including the human body. Drawing a flower begins with noticing how it grows: It originates from the stem and its central axis, and then radiates outward from that center. Drawing begins with establishing this central axis and then building a schematic line structure to develop the form. We cover basic flower anatomy and consider several different flower types.


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

Tuesday, Feb 12 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-DWG-0526-02
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85 | lab fee $10


Description

Hands are one of the hardest things to master as an artist. Learn basic hand anatomy and some simple drawing tricks to help you quickly and accurately sketch the hand in many different positions. As you discover how to plot out this difficult subject step by step, you'll experiment with ways to simplify the process, how to establish key lines, and how to identify the essential shapes. Come experience how this single lesson can greatly improve your drawing skills.

Applies to: AN-E, NS-E, PM-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Emily Slapin (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday, Jan 15 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-PRAC-0173 ( Class has Started )
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85


Description

Artists and designers usually think of their work product as works of art and design, but those works are also often -- and sometimes more importantly -- "intellectual property" under the law. Moreover, artists and designers frequently wish to incorporate the intellectual property of others into their own works. Failure to understand the rules can result in the inadvertent loss of rights or the imposition of liability, and can have other significant legal implications. In this course, we cover the basics of copyright and other forms of intellectual property: what intellectual property is, how to get it, how to protect it, and how to use it. You leave the course equipped to make intelligent decisions about your ownership of, and the use of intellectual property in, your work.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Steve McDonald (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesday, Apr 10 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2019/CS-INDES-2874
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85


Description

Setting a table is a direct reflection of the celebration at hand. This class helps you to identify the unique aesthetics of any and all gatherings and create a one-of-a kind experience reflecting the event. From a robust Thanksgiving table adorned in vintage wood chargers, fine china and copper candlesticks to a neutral, elegant spring birthday party, we consider a range of options to integrate into your table décor. Highlights include the essentials of layering, great sources for centerpieces, types of dinnerware and flatware, and ways to add your own identity into the mix. Note: Class takes place at the West Elm store in Wayland Square, Providence.


Instructor
  • Name: Liz Kelley (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday, Mar 16 | 10am-1pm
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2019/CS-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 is held at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: Jaclyn Altieri (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesday, Jan 30 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-WEB-2792 ( Class is almost Full )
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85


Description

Learn how to use social media platforms, like Facebook and Instagram, to effectively enhance or create your online brand and image. Tania Picard has worked with many individuals and businesses to develop an online presence. She will share her expertise and help you gain an in-depth perspective on how to use social media to tell your brand's story -- strategically increasing your following. Learn which tools come highly recommended to manage your posts, and how to use them. You will gain an understanding of how to set up and use website analytics to measure social media success and understand followers' internet patterns. Note: Students should plan to bring their laptops.

Applies to: GR-E, IT-E


Instructor
  • Name: Tania Picard (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday, Feb 5 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2019/CW-DWG-0524
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85 | lab fee $10


Description

Want to dive into art making but don't know where to start? Starting a sketchbook is a perfect entry point. Quick and easy strategies are introduced as you begin generating work for your sketchbook, including line exercises and collage techniques. Emphasis is on discovery and working through processes in an intuitive and spontaneous way, enabling you to surmount any preconceived ideas and respond naturally to prompts and visual stimulus.

This course takes place at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesday, Jan 30 | 6:30-8pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-PRAC-0564
1 session | 1.5 contact hours | tuition $60 | lab fee $15


Description

What can I deduct? Is my art a business or a hobby? What is a Schedule C? How does the new tax law impact my taxes? How do I deduct my home studio? How do I prepare estimated quarterly taxes? These are just some of the questions Hannah Cole, tax expert and founder of Sunlight Tax (and a longtime working artist herself), outlines and explains in an approachable, artist-centered style. She discusses the self-employment tax system as it applies to freelancers, with extra attention to the new tax laws and how they affect artists and creative workers. She incorporates your questions into her talk, and leaves you feeling informed and empowered.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Hannah Cole (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday, Feb 5 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-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.

Schedule Update: The class meeting date has changed since originally published. Class will now meet on Tuesday, February 5.

Applies to: ID-E


Instructor
  • Name: Cathy Wilkerson (Bio)