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Online, Jun 22 - Jul 27 | Asynchronous
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/SE-PRNT-0791-02 ( Class is Full )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | 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 its meaning, the design process and the role of the graphic designer in society. Students engage in various methods of critical thinking and making through hands-on exercises and projects, intended to provide a glimpse of the RISD Continuing Education Graphic Design certificate program and the broader field of the profession.

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Dina Zaccagnini Vincent (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jun 22 - Jul 27 | Asynchronous
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/SE-PHO-1647-03 ( Class is Full )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $365


Description

This course for new and amateur photographers acquaints students with the basics of photography and the use of their 35mm film or digital cameras, the history of photography, and the aesthetics of composing and shooting great pictures. Lectures, presentations and class assignments cover technical skills involving manual exposure controls, as well as opportunities for personal discovery. With students receiving ongoing guidance through weekly critiques, they explore methods of expanding personal creativity while increasing self-confidence. Whether you are interested in traditional black-and-white or color film, or digital photography, this course provides a strong foundation for any subsequent photographic pursuit, and a great introduction to the art of photography.

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Dawn Temple (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jun 22 - Jul 27 | Asynchronous
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/SE-INDES-4424-04
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $365


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 class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: ID-R, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: David Paolino (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jun 22 - Jul 27 | Asynchronous
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/SE-JEWEL-0393-02
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $365


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 explained through tutorials, 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 presented, along with examples of contemporary jewelry design. As the course takes place outside of the jewelry studio and in students' spaces, all projects are created using readily available tools and materials such as paper, wire and everyday materials. Students of all levels are welcome.

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- Course content is delivered through video presentations, online tutorials and individual presentations of work.
- Students access learning at their own pace and according to their individual schedules with supplemental critiques by the instructor.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.
- Students can expect to purchase 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

Online, Jun 22 - Jul 27 | Asynchronous
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/SE-FOUND-1187-03 ( Class is almost Full )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $365


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. Presentations facilitate students learning to begin to describe shapes with line, including exploration of line weight, direction and speed. Moving 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 is explained through tutorials. As students practice, confidence builds, and 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 landscape.

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link) and video conferencing platform (Zoom).
- Course content is delivered through video presentations, online tutorials and individual presentations of work.
- Students access learning at their own pace and according to their individual schedules with supplemental critiques by the instructor.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.
- Students can expect to purchase 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: Marian Smith (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jun 22 - Jul 27 | Asynchronous
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/SE-ILUS-3580-02
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $365


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 class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- Course content is delivered through video presentations, online tutorials and individual presentations of work.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: NS-R


Instructor
  • Name: Casey Roonan (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jun 22 - Jul 27 | Asynchronous
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/SE-ILUS-2873 ( Class is Full )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $365


Description

Children's books captivate and guide a child into an imaginative universe by combining dynamic images with evocative words. This online course provides an introduction to both through video presentations and tutorials. The fundamentals of illustrating for children are explained point by point in these tutorials and discussed, from design, text integration, character creation and color palette, to concept development and storyboarding. Texts are provided for all assignments; however, students may use their own manuscripts to work on within the context of assignments, and are encouraged to develop their own characters and work from their ideas. Assignments are presented and critiqued weekly through discussion boards and Zoom calls. Some instruction is provided in watercolor as a medium in video demonstrations, but students may also choose media they already know, or want to explore, for their assignments. By completing several illustrations and a storyboard by the end of the course, students will get a taste of illustrating and writing for children.

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link) and video conferencing platform (Zoom).
- Course content is delivered through video presentations, online tutorials and individual presentations of work.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Carol Schwartz (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jun 22 - Jul 27 | Asynchronous
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/SE-FOUND-4156
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $365


Description

Inherent to all art making is the essential aspect of design. Design is also the cornerstone of making the visual make sense for artists and designers. This course will introduce the principles of design with projects that build upon concepts such as line, shape, figure/ground relationships, scale, proportion, pattern and balance through tutorials and digital presentations. Throughout the course students complete several visual projects that explore examples of design, share perspectives through class critique, and examine design as a deliberate process. Upon completing the course, students will have a proficiency in design fundamentals and a new understanding for how these concepts influence a broad range of disciplines.

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link) and video conferencing platform (Zoom).
- Course content is delivered through video presentations, online tutorials and individual presentations of work.
- Students access learning at their own pace and according to their individual schedules with supplemental critiques by the instructor.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: John Gonzalez (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jun 22 - Jul 27 | Asynchronous
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/SE-DFOU-1417
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $365 | lab fee $50


Description

Purposefully accessible, this course avoids the usual digital prerequisites of advanced 3D modeling skills by focusing on workflow through less intimidating 3D scanning approaches and the use of open-source 3D files. Only basic Rhino 3D modeling overviews will be given through tutorials; however, more in-depth support will be offered according to individual student interest through tutorials, and individual and group meetings on Zoom. The course begins with an overview of digital fabrication processes and their potential applications to all fields of art and design. Following this, students are supported in developing individual projects primarily utilizing Rhino 6 and FDM (fusion deposition modeling) and SLA (stereolithography) 3D printing. Other potential modes of creating content are introduced as student interests dictate: graphics, rendering and basic animation. In line with RISD's interdisciplinary culture, the course is structured to integrate all individual creative practices and has applications to fashion, textiles, jewelry, product and industrial design, as well as sculpture and painting.

Notes:.
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link) and video conferencing platform (Zoom).
- This course requires access to Rhino 3D. This service costs $195 per user.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: JM-E, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Gail Dodge (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jun 22 - Jul 27 | Asynchronous
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/SE-ILUS-2873-02
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $365


Description

Children's books captivate and guide a child into an imaginative universe by combining dynamic images with evocative words. This online course provides an introduction to both through video presentations and tutorials. The fundamentals of illustrating for children are explained point by point in these tutorials and discussed, from design, text integration, character creation and color palette, to concept development and storyboarding. Texts are provided for all assignments; however, students may use their own manuscripts to work on within the context of assignments, and are encouraged to develop their own characters and work from their ideas. Assignments are presented and critiqued weekly through discussion boards and Zoom calls. Some instruction is provided in watercolor as a medium in video demonstrations, but students may also choose media they already know, or want to explore, for their assignments. By completing several illustrations and a storyboard by the end of the course, students will get a taste of illustrating and writing for children.

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link) and video conferencing platform (Zoom).
- Course content is delivered through video presentations, online tutorials and individual presentations of work.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Carol Schwartz (Bio)