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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

Tuesdays, Jun 18 - Jul 23 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-DFOU-0354 ( Class is almost Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $75


Description

Co-Works, RISD's state-of-the-art facility for digital fabrication, hosts this course that introduces techniques -- such as laser cutting, 3D printing, UV printing, and others -- for making three-dimensional objects starting with a digital file. The course will also provide support in other fabrication techniques (including casting and mold making, vacuum forming, industrial sewing, etc.) to help fully realize student projects. 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. Basic Rhino 3D modeling and Illustrator overviews are given while more in-depth support is offered according to individual student interest. The course begins with an overview of digital fabrication processes and their potential applications to all fields of art and design. Then students are supported in developing individual projects primarily utilizing laser cutting, FDM (fusion deposition modeling) and SLA (stereolithography) 3D printing, and UV printing. Other fabrication technologies are introduced as projects and student interests dictate: casting and mold making, vacuum forming, pen/knife plotting, large-format printing, industrial sewing, etc. 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, ceramics, as well as sculpture and painting. 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.

Similar Course: You may also like Digital Fabrication Studio: Creating Embellishments

Applies to: AN-E, IT-E, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Gail Dodge (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jun 19 - Jul 24 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-DFOU-0354-02 ( Class is Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $75


Description

Co-Works, RISD's state-of-the-art facility for digital fabrication, hosts this course that introduces techniques -- such as laser cutting, 3D printing, UV printing, and others -- for making three-dimensional objects starting with a digital file. The course will also provide support in other fabrication techniques (including casting and mold making, vacuum forming, industrial sewing, etc.) to help fully realize student projects. 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. Basic Rhino 3D modeling and Illustrator overviews are given while more in-depth support is offered according to individual student interest. The course begins with an overview of digital fabrication processes and their potential applications to all fields of art and design. Then students are supported in developing individual projects primarily utilizing laser cutting, FDM (fusion deposition modeling) and SLA (stereolithography) 3D printing, and UV printing. Other fabrication technologies are introduced as projects and student interests dictate: casting and mold making, vacuum forming, pen/knife plotting, large-format printing, industrial sewing, etc. 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, ceramics, as well as sculpture and painting. 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.

Similar Course: You may also like Digital Fabrication Studio: Creating Embellishments

Applies to: AN-E, IT-E, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Gail Dodge (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

Saturday + Sunday, Jul 13 - 14 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-PNT-0346
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $275 | lab fee $10


Description

Using a more controlled and illustrative approach to painting with watercolors, students in this workshop gain confidence and skill through comprehensive demonstrations and hands-on exercises. Techniques include brush control, applying flat and gradated washes, masking and layering to create form. Students experiment with different papers and effects, including wet in wet, dry brush, lifting and texturing. The essential issues of color mixing, composition and value are addressed through quick studies, progressing toward larger color pieces. The instructor provides subject material, and students are encouraged to work from their own sources.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Cheryl Kirk Noll (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Jun 29 - 30 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-PNT-1500
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $275 | lab fee $25


Description

Acrylic paint dries very quickly, requiring a "medium" to keep it consistently fluid and workable. The acrylic paint section of any art store can be overwhelming, however, with virtually hundreds of mediums too expensive to experiment with and too time consuming to fully explore. This weekend intensive workshop breaks down the "goo" by introducing techniques and approaches for enhancing and expanding the acrylic painting experience. Students are introduced to glazing and glazes, building texture and surfaces, extending color, and creating opaque and transparent effects. Students also learn to use tools such as brushes, scrapers and mat knives in different ways. Experimentation and risk-taking are encouraged, enabling students to create a finished panel or canvas piece while gaining the confidence to choose mediums for individual projects. 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: Mara Metcalf (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jun 18 - Jul 23 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-PNT-2621 ( Class is Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $25


Description

It is essential for artists of all levels to have both knowledge of and familiarity with the traditional and contemporary materials and processes specific to oil painting in order to fully perfect their craft. Through demonstrations, lectures and hands-on practice, topics covered include stretching canvas and preparing surfaces for painting supports, paints and paint application, brushes, developing a color palette, solvents and varnishes. Tonal techniques, direct painting, underpainting, glazing, and the use of a palette knife are also explored. Emphasis is on skill building and getting to know one's artistic preferences. 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-R


Instructor
  • Name: Marian Smith (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday, Jul 23 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-PNT-2846
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85 | lab fee $10


Description

Watercolor is the perfect medium to capture the spontaneous beauty and fleeting nature of the sky, a contributing factor in the success of any landscape or seascape painting -- and it's often the most-fun part to paint. Using a wet-on-wet painting technique, students achieve immediate results and quickly learn how to utilize watercolor in a bold and expressive way to create atmospheric depth and mood in their painting. Through experimentation with different pigment combinations, brushes and composition choices, students achieve an array of convincing and expressive skies in watercolor in just one evening.


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Lyons (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Jun 17 - Jul 22 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-PRINT-2851 ( Class is Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $45


Description

Combining two tactile printmaking techniques, silkscreen and letterpress, this class focuses on experimental methods. Students learn how to hand-set type, how to create and develop imagery, how to prepare screens and how to print letterpress and silkscreen. Color mixing, paper variables, use of transparency and overlay of type and image are investigated. Students gain exposure to and mastery of centuries-old techniques in a contemporary context. Numerous examples are shared each week for inspiration. This is a great opportunity for curious beginners and intermediate printers alike to experience a hybrid printmaking process. 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: GR-E, NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jun 18 - Jul 23 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-WOOD-0389 ( Class is almost Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $50


Description

Familiarity with hand tools is essential to all practices of woodworking; even pieces made on machines require finishing techniques to be done with hand tools. This course is a great entry point for prospective woodworkers -- even those who already have wood shop experience -- as it introduces students to woodworking with a focus on traditional hand tools. We cover the proper selection, use and maintenance of a variety of hand tools, including marking and measuring tools, saws, chisels, planes and other edge tools. Students practice techniques of sharpening and basic joinery, among others. The majority of class time is spent completing studio exercises and gaining expertise and confidence in the handling of tools. Students come away with a solid understanding of what tool does what, as they compile their own individual toolboxes they will have for all future woodworking opportunities and practice. 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: Shane Richards (Bio)