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Tuesday, Feb 4 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2020/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.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday, Feb 18 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-DWG-0526
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85 | lab fee $10


Description

Hands are one of the most challenging 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: Holly Popielarz (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday, Jan 28 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/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

Thursday, Jan 16 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-PRAC-0561
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85


Description

Writing about your art can be a challenge; it is the last thing many artists want to write. In this workshop, you'll develop the strategies and tools necessary to write a compelling and accessible artist's statement, traditionally used for exhibition purposes, grant and teaching applications, and fellowships. By encouraging you to consider the motivations and methods behind your work, this course will make it possible for you to use prose to support and explain your art for a broad range of viewers and readers. By also considering your story as an artist (your biography) you'll be able to paint a complete picture of yourself and integrate this into the how and why of your process for a more complete description of you and your work. By the end of the workshop, you'll have fresh ideas and a rough outline of your own powerful and effective artist's statement.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Rose (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday, Jan 14 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-BOOK-0882
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85 | lab fee $10


Description

Two words: paper and glue. Dive into the infinite possibilities this pairing can produce, armed with a pair of scissors and a willingness to experiment. See and experience how random connections can be made through line, shape, color and texture and unified through simple compositional structures. You'll leave class with multiple pieces, and begin to understand the immense potential of this very accessible way to make images.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesday, Jan 29 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-WEB-2792
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

Saturday, Feb 8 | 10am-1pm
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2020/CW-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 the perfect 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.


Instructor
  • Name: Dawn Temple (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesday, Feb 12 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-PRAC-4195
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85


Description

Are you an emerging artist looking to take your career to the next level? Participating in the art world while trying to establish and sustain a productive studio practice can be challenging. This class equips you with the strategies, tactics and processes to thrive at both -- allowing you to springboard your career. Topics include taking stock of your work and putting together your portfolio, finding relevant shows, entering calls for art, and getting your artwork out into the world. You'll also review ways to engage with local art communities, network professionally and build your own creative group -- crucial resources as you grow your personal creative practice.

Applies to: PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Rina Naik (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday, Feb 4 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-ILUS-4445
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85 | lab fee $10


Description

Comic book superheroes transcend reality with powers and abilities beyond human capacity and imagination. In this one-night class, learn to purposefully exaggerate proportions and represent a figure whose strength is suitable to save the day. A brief introduction to the figure, facial expressions and costuming are covered to begin developing a character to be used in further literary adventures (or just as a personal alter ego).

Applies to: AN-E


Instructor
  • Name: Rick Shiers (Bio)
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