Welcome Guest      Help   |   Login

Find a Course

 Links

Search Results:

Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2019/CS-TEEN-0692
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $10


Description

Central to the design of a fashion line is the investigation of silhouette, pattern and material that defines the establishment of style and provides the initial inspiration for a designer's collection. In this course we explore the possibilities of paper (in all its forms) as a prototyping medium, and how it translates to actual creation. You'll envision an apparel line, beginning with a mood board and fashion illustrations and ending with a maquette garment. Lessons in craftsmanship, visualization, patternmaking, adhesion and fastening are included to give you a glimpse into the business of fashion design. Please bring a sketchbook; all other materials are supplied.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Jonathan Smith (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2019/CS-TEEN-1757
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $15 | model fee $10


Description

Creative mark-making is the foundation for both drawing and painting, comparable to penmanship or a signature. As various drawing and painting endeavors call for different styles of marks, students in this course develop unique mark-making sets for a variety of applications, using innovative strategies and exercises. Working in different size scales and time frames, and inspired by sensory motivations including music, sound and movement, students investigate alternative drawing and painting processes with both familiar and unconventional materials. This course is both a kinetic and reflective adventure in which emerging artists gain confidence, building a repertoire of techniques and skills for drawing and painting, while discovering their unique artistic process and identity.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Gail Saborio (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2019/CS-TEEN-1775
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $10


Description

The Code Boss experience continues with JavaScript, the dynamic coding language behind the presentation of interactive 2D and 3D browser content. The instructor presents the document object model, and you'll build competency with associated programming concepts and create projects of increasing visual and computational complexity. You'll discover how to find and customize freely available scripts and troubleshoot them, browse powerful JavaScript-based libraries, and explore framework manipulation to build code mashups for useful prototyping. JavaScript behaviors implemented via event handlers and visual rollovers are taught to give you the experience of setting up a small set of webpages that demonstrate your abilities as a JavaScript code boss.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: TBA (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2019/CS-TEEN-2471
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $10


Description

Shepard Fairey, the controversial RISD alumnus, manipulates found images to create his dynamic posters, following in the tradition of Andy Warhol's graphic icons. Through printmaking -- a process used to duplicate an image -- both original and found imagery can be layered to create original collages in multiple editions of identical or altered variations. In this course, students learn several non-press printing techniques that can be replicated at home, such as relief prints, silkscreen and pronto plates. Throughout the course, they practice their printmaking craftsmanship to create portfolio-quality two-dimensional works that are surprisingly consistent or uniquely different.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Casey Weibust (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2019/CS-TEEN-2867
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $15


Description

Polymer clay, a colorful plastic material that is soft at room temperature but hardens when exposed to heat, is the medium for this jewelry making class. Students begin their first project, a necklace, by sculpting small amulet figures. They then make beads that are strung together with the amulets for a colorful original adornment. They move on to more delicate forms: a pair of earrings and a ring made from the same polymer clay material. Students leave with three different jewelry forms, each a variation of a versatile and low-cost sculptural material.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Liz Lomax (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Apr 11 - May 23 | 5-8pm | No Class: 4/18
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2019/CS-WOOD-2877
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $30


Description

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of working with wood using power and hand tools. Step by step, students learn the safe and effective use of machinery, and how to develop and execute a realistic plan/design for a simple piece. Students are introduced to ways of understanding wood, both in what to look for in selecting it and considerations when shaping it, work with table saws and sanders, and learn which machines are most effective in achieving their chosen project. Demonstrations and presentations further the learning. This hands-on introductory class helps students gain confidence with machines and working with wood and is ideal for beginners.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: TBA (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Apr 9 - May 21 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 4/16
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2019/CS-ILUS-2873
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $10


Description

Children's books captivate and guide a child into an imaginative universe by combining dynamic images with evocative words. This course provides an introduction to both. The fundamentals of illustrating for children are explained 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 bring 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. Some classroom instruction is provided in watercolor as a medium, 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.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.


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

Sunday, May 5 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2019/CS-JEWEL-4114
1 session | 6 contact hours | tuition $145 | lab fee $45


Description

Working with a palette of Czech fire-polished beads, Japanese Miyuki seed beads, fine European leather cord, and antique buttons, students will learn four different wrap bracelet techniques. Students will be given the option of creating one long bracelet or four single wraps. Instructions will be given on fit and sizing, as well as basic color theory. Inherently beautiful by themselves, the materials in combination result in wearable works of art. No experience is necessary, but a task lamp and reader glasses may be helpful. All materials provided.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: Carolyn Wagner (Bio)
Course Details

Sunday, Mar 24 | 1-4pm
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2019/CS-JEWEL-1163 ( Class has Started )
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85 | lab fee $30


Description

Students in this workshop get to play with scores of colored Czech fire-polished beads and create a one-of-a-kind double leather wrap bracelet. Working with fine European leather cord and antique buttons, instructions are given on technique, fit and sizing. Students who have taken this course previously will be encouraged to work more extensively with pattern and color. A task lamp and reader glasses may be helpful. All materials will be provided.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: Carolyn Wagner (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Apr 9 - May 21 | 1-4pm | No Class: 4/16
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2019/CS-FOUND-1186-04
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $15


Description

Color is one of the most powerful, and complex, tools at the artist's disposal. Bridging the divide between color theory and color practice, this studio course distills the essentials of color mechanics into workable studies and projects. Students explore color through creative exercises using collage and paint to understand color and how to use it effectively. Explorations of the role of light, the psychological impact of color, and how such factors as hue, value and intensity affect design are integral to the learning. Slide-illustrated presentations address the historical background of the use of color. Through the process of experiencing the interface of color theory and color application, guidelines toward developing a personal palette are discussed. Mastery of color is essential in the work of artists, illustrators, craftspeople and designers, making this course an ideal starting point. 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.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Elizabeth Gourlay (Bio)