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Online, Nov 2 - Dec 14 | Asynchronous | No Class: 11/23
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/CF-ILUS-3580 ( Class is Full )
0 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $400


Description

From Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are to Audubon's naturalist watercolors, to Mike Mignola's Hellboy creation, illustration encompasses many approaches to making pictures tell stories. This course introduces the fascinating relationship between image and text, and investigates the multi-faceted process of interpreting and translating words into pictures. Projects are designed to ignite the imagination, help students gain skills and gather information they need to begin illustrating. Students are able to tailor projects to their specific interests and work at their own pace. Considerations of composition, medium, personal style and ways to draw and hold viewers' attention are part of the discussion and examples are given. Additionally, the business side of illustration, including the art of marketing and pitching your work to publishing houses, is addressed. Drawing experience at a proficient level is highly recommended -- Students should have Drawing I or Drawing: Introduction competencies.

Notes:
- This is an asynchronous online course with no live class sessions or set meeting times. The course will include video presentations, detailed tutorials and discussion forums. Assignments will be sequenced so that one leads to the next and will include project deadlines. Students receive individualized support for idea development and critique of work. To keep pace with the course, students should expect to log in daily to CE Link, our online course management platform.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: NS-R


Instructor
  • Name: Casey Roonan (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Nov 4 - Dec 16 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/25
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2020/CF-ILUS-3580-02
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $400 | lab fee $25


Description

From Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are to Audubon's naturalist watercolors, to Mike Mignola's Hellboy creation, illustration encompasses many approaches to making pictures tell stories. This course introduces the fascinating relationship between image and text, and investigates the multi-faceted process of interpreting and translating words into pictures. Projects are designed to ignite the imagination, help students gain skills and gather information they need to begin illustrating. Students are able to tailor projects to their specific interests and work at their own pace. Considerations of composition, medium, personal style and ways to draw and hold viewers' attention are part of the discussion and examples are given. Additionally, the business side of illustration, including the art of marketing and pitching your work to publishing houses, is addressed. Drawing experience at a proficient level is highly recommended -- Students should have Drawing I or Drawing: Introduction competencies.

Notes:
- This is a hybrid course: In-person sessions at the Westerly Education Center in Westerly, RI are complemented by online coursework including discussion boards, demonstrations and tutorials. 6-session classes will meet in-person three times, on the first, third and last weeks of the course on Wednesdays, Nov 4, Nov 18 and Dec 16, and the other sessions will be conducted online. Some classes, at the discretion of the instructor and students’ availability, may meet more often in person as needed.
- The online component of class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link) and video conferencing platform (Zoom).
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.
- With the return of our in-person classes at the Westerly Education Center, RISD CE and the WEC are keeping with the most recent guidelines from both the RI Department of Health and the CDC to ensure the health and safety of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please read and review WEC’s COVID-19 health and safety policy.

Applies to: NS-R


Instructor
  • Name: Casey Roonan (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Nov 2 - Dec 14 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/23
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2020/CF-PNT-4215
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $400 | lab fee $15


Description

No other subject has intrigued and confounded artists quite like the study of the human head. This course helps students develop key strategies for achieving a clear understanding of the head as a volume in space, which is essential to the construction and creation of a convincing portrait. The initial focus is on drawing basic geometric shapes for simplification and, as the class progresses, so does the complexity. Working from direct observation -- including measuring for proportions and structural landmarks for form and placement -- is accomplished first in drawing, then painting. The use of directional light to generate shapes and shadow helps to suggest form. Lectures on basic anatomy -- both the overall form of the head and the individual features -- complement observation. Oil painting is the medium used and paint mixing, palette construction, and color's expressive potential specific to the individual being portrayed are highlighted. A well-executed portrait shows both the physical likeness, as well as the character of the subject. Painting what is observed -- rather than simply attempting to make a portrait look like a person -- ultimately leads to a very convincing head. 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.

Notes:
- This is a hybrid course: In-person sessions at the Westerly Education Center in Westerly, RI are complemented by online coursework including discussion boards, demonstrations and tutorials. 6-session classes will meet in-person three times, on the first, third and last weeks of the course on Mondays, Nov 2, Nov 16 and Dec 14, and the other sessions will be conducted online. Some classes, at the discretion of the instructor and students’ availability, may meet more often in person as needed.
- The online component of class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link) and video conferencing platform (Zoom).
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.
- With the return of our in-person classes at the Westerly Education Center, RISD CE and the WEC are keeping with the most recent guidelines from both the RI Department of Health and the CDC to ensure the health and safety of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please read and review WEC’s COVID-19 health and safety policy.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Peery (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Nov 2 - Dec 14 | Asynchronous | No Class: 11/23
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/CF-ARTA-9008
0 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $400


Description

Ever imagined curating your own art exhibition? A show of other artists work? Or even just your personal collections? The words "curator," "curated," "curatorial," etc. appear everywhere; in this course we begin to define what exactly they mean related to art and art objects and how they align with your own objectives. The course helps you access your first ideas and work on the subsequent selection process to narrow your focus and actualize those ideas. Additionally, designing support materials for PR and print advertising, online and social media are discussed. Students are introduced to the scholarly infrastructure for background research for exhibitions. While curating for a museum or gallery takes years of study and experience, learning to train your eye and utilize some of the basics of curatorial practice outlined in this course is a valuable skill with applications to many contexts. The course concludes with a hands-on exercise in setting up an exhibition space, lighting, the handling of art, and dealing with insurance.

Notes:
- This is an asynchronous online course with no live class sessions or set meeting times. The course will include video presentations, detailed tutorials and discussion forums. Assignments will be sequenced so that one leads to the next and will include project deadlines. Students receive individualized support for idea development and critique of work. To keep pace with the course, students should expect to log in daily to CE Link, our online course management platform.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Carolyn Gennari (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Nov 2 - Dec 14 | Asynchronous | No Class: 11/23
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/CF-ANIM-1721 ( Class is Full )
0 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $400


Description

Animation is a unique art form combining static images (usually drawings) and storytelling. These sequential images are put together to create the illusion of motion, much like a flipbook. This course introduces students to the core principles of cycles, levels, and squash and stretch as they start to turn their inanimate drawings into moving, dancing, fighting and flying animations. The use of analog and digital tools will be covered, as well as workflow implementation, including the mechanics of sequencing distinct drawings so that they flow together. Exercises and homework allow students to investigate and experiment with principles outside of class. By the end of the course students will complete a short movie, built frame by frame, and gain artistic confidence.

Notes:
- This is an asynchronous online course with no live class sessions or set meeting times. The course will include video presentations, detailed tutorials and discussion forums. Assignments will be sequenced so that one leads to the next and will include project deadlines. Students receive individualized support for idea development and critique of work. To keep pace with the course, students should expect to log in daily to CE Link, our online course management platform.
- This course requires access to Adobe Creative Cloud, or some of its creative tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Monthly subscriptions can be purchased from a variety of pricing plans directly from Adobe. Please visit the Adobe website for cost and downloading instructions. Be sure to check "minimum system requirements" for your computer before purchasing.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

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


Instructor
  • Name: James Frio (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Nov 2 - Dec 14 | Asynchronous | No Class: 11/23
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/CF-INDES-4424-02 ( Class is Full )
0 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $400


Description

This introductory course focuses on the process of design applied to interior spaces. Students build an awareness of core principles—scale, proportion, light, circulation and progression—as a means to create visual harmony. Functional, utilitarian, economic and safety requirements of interior spaces in an architectural framework are examined and students develop a process book that documents their new understanding of lighting, acoustics, textiles and materials choices. Through exercises and a final project, students learn to apply the basic principles of visual design to interiors, and to better understand how form and function can be translated into practical designs for livable interior spaces.

Notes:
- This is an asynchronous online course with no live class sessions or set meeting times. The course will include video presentations, detailed tutorials and discussion forums. Assignments will be sequenced so that one leads to the next and will include project deadlines. Students receive individualized support for idea development and critique of work. To keep pace with the course, students should expect to log in daily to CE Link, our online course management platform.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: ID-R, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Rina Naik (Bio)
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