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Wednesdays, Jun 19 - Jul 24 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-APP-0204 ( Class is Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $20


Description

This course introduces students to the two fundamental techniques of patternmaking: draping on the dress form, and drafting flat patterns. Students drape a basic skirt and a basic bodice on the form, and then make patterns from the draped muslin. They also draft a skirt and bodice from the dress form's measurements, and then test the drafted patterns in muslin fabric on the form. After making fit corrections on both muslin sets (draped and drafted), students make their best-fitting set of muslins into oak tag slopers (patterns) for the basic bodice and basic skirt. At the end of the last class, students show one set of fitted bodice and skirt muslins on the form (either draped or drafted), along with their corresponding oak tag slopers for the basic bodice and the basic skirt. 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 courses (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher.

Prerequisite: Basic sewing skills


Instructor
  • Name: Anne Finelli (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Jun 17 - Jul 22 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-APP-3078
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $20


Description

Have you recently bought a sewing machine, but don't know where to start? This course will familiarize you with your sewing machine and sewing kit equipment, and basic sewing skills including stitching techniques. You'll also receive guidance on how to avoid common problems like bunching and jamming. You'll create a sample sewing notebook (a professional must), learn basic seam construction, and add to it each week. You'll practice sewing procedures by creating simple items like pillows in the first two sessions, aprons in the next two, and tote bags in sessions five and six. At the end of the final session, you'll participate in a group discussion and critique of finished work. Note: Bring your own sewing machine to class; required sewing accessories/tools are indicated in the supply list. 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 courses (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher.


Instructor
  • Name: Anne Finelli (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Jun 17 - Jul 22 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-FOUND-1187 ( Class is Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | model fee $20


Description

Drawing is the simplest, most efficient and most accessible way to communicate visual ideas. This course, designed for the absolute beginner, focuses on development of hand-eye coordination -- required for all perceptual drawing -- to understand how to look and how to transcribe what is seen onto a surface. Students begin by learning to describe shapes with line, including exploration of line weight, direction and speed and then move on to value, investigating both additive and reductive ways of working and how to utilize the power of light and dark to create volume and space. As confidence builds, progress is made into more complicated subject matter and working out compositional decisions and strategies. Tools utilized include pencil, charcoal and eraser. Subjects include still life, architecture/space and a brief introduction to the figure. 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 courses (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Robin Wiseman (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Jun 20 - Aug 1 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 7/4
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-ILUS-3580 ( Class is Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $10


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 considerations of composition, medium, personal style and ways to draw and hold viewers' attention are part of the discussion. Additionally, the business side of illustration, including the art of marketing and pitching your work to publishing houses, is addressed.

Applies to: NS-R

Prerequisite: Some drawing experience is recommended.


Instructor
  • Name: Casey Roonan (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jun 18 - Jul 23 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-INDES-4424-02 ( Class is almost Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

This introductory course focuses on the process of design as it applies to interior spaces. Students build an acute 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 is a document of their new appreciation for 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.

Applies to: ID-R, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: David Paolino (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Jun 20 - Aug 1 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 7/4
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-JEWEL-0393
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $25


Description

Inspiration plays an essential role in the design and creation of jewelry -- so does research. In this design-focused course, students learn to research and extrapolate ideas from inspiration and to translate them into designs through sketches and paper models. The course begins with a variety of paper exercises that allow students to learn essential model making skills in paper as well as ways of cutting, manipulating, bending and folding that help them understand different materials' natural properties. To facilitate this process, students observe how nature and natural forms are ideal catalysts in the development of unique pieces of jewelry. Fundamental techniques for wire-wrapping and working with found objects are explored, and examples of contemporary jewelry design are shown though digital presentations. As the course takes place outside of the jewelry studio, all projects are created using readily available tools and materials such as paper, wire and everyday materials. Students of all levels are welcome. Note: This is not a jewelry bench studio course. Providence campus students visit the RISD Edna Lawrence Nature Lab. 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 courses (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher.

Applies to: JM-R


Instructor
  • Name: Tzu-Ju Chen (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jun 18 - Jul 23 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-PHO-1647
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

This course for new and amateur photographers introduces ways of seeing through the lens and illuminates the underlying two-dimensional design issues and visual concepts hidden within the photographic image. Through weekly assignments and critiques, students explore ways to use photography and photographic conventions for their unique personal expression. Lessons include the technical operations like focus, shutter speed and aperture common to all cameras, and how they influence artistic choices. Whether students are interested in traditional or digital photography, this course provides a strong foundation for any subsequent photographic pursuit.

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


Instructor
  • Name: John Hames (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Jun 20 - Aug 1 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 7/4
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-PHO-1647-02
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

This course for new and amateur photographers introduces ways of seeing through the lens and illuminates the underlying two-dimensional design issues and visual concepts hidden within the photographic image. Through weekly assignments and critiques, students explore ways to use photography and photographic conventions for their unique personal expression. Lessons include the technical operations like focus, shutter speed and aperture common to all cameras, and how they influence artistic choices. Whether students are interested in traditional or digital photography, this course provides a strong foundation for any subsequent photographic pursuit.

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


Instructor
  • Name: John Hames (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Jun 20 - Aug 1 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 7/4
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-PNT-0235
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


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: Richard Marthers (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jun 18 - Jul 23 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-PRNT-0791
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

A graphic designer is a creative problem solver who conceptualizes, plans and executes a design that communicates a message. This course introduces students to the fundamentals of working in the field of graphic design by examining the meaning of graphic design, the design process and the role the graphic designer plays in society. Students respond to presentations and engage in hands-on assignments intended to provide a glimpse of the RISD|CE Graphic Design certificate program and the broader field of the professional graphic designer.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Dina Zaccagnini Vincent (Bio)