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Course Description

Artwork by Daisy W.

The act of drawing when grounded in visual research unearths an individual act of expression that enlightens and reflects current culture. This course presents students with an opportunity to expand their understanding of drawing by using nontraditional materials and methods. Students learn to interpret drawing as a way of thinking through visual and conceptual problems, allowing them to see how to develop their own visual language that can address issues and areas of personal interest. Assignments challenge established approaches to composition, materiality, tools and concepts. Processes such as collage, frottage, and image transfer are covered to help students find their own medium of choice for future work. Students are challenged to create a series of larger-scale works that focus on a harmonious combination of experimentation and concept development.

Notes

  • In this intensive course and Visual + Critical Language, students should expect to spend a combined minimum of 20 hours per week engaging in coursework across both courses. Students should plan their schedule accordingly to keep up with class.
  • In conjunction with your Featured Topics course(s), you are also required to enroll in Visual + Critical Language. When you register for this Featured Topics course, you will also be charged for the tuition of Visual + Critical Language. You will see this enrollment reflected in your Student Portal before the start date of the course. Visual + Critical Language will meet live two times: during the first and final live sessions of your Featured Topics course.

Prerequisites

This course is part of RISD's Advanced Program Online, a pre-collegiate program for students ages 15–18 in grades 10–12.

Students who have completed or are currently enrolled in a prerequisite Essential Fundamentals course are eligible to enroll in the Advanced Program Concentration, which includes a Featured Topics course. If you have not yet completed an Essential Fundamentals course, you will receive an Enrollment Warning at checkout, and will be required to submit a Prerequisite Override Request for review.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Type
Online, Asynchronous
Dates
Jul 16, 2023 to Aug 13, 2023
Type
Online, Live Sessions
Days
W, F
Time
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Jul 19, 2023 to Aug 11, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
60.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $2,760.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Aug 06, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Jul 09, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jul 16, 2023 to Aug 13, 2023
Necessary Supplies

Students are responsible for purchasing their own art supplies, equipment, software subscriptions, and/or books. For most classes, the cost is under $200 (estimate). A supply list will be available on the course site in Canvas at least 30 days prior to the first day of class.

Once you have received your enrollment confirmation and logged in to Canvas, navigate to Upcoming Courses on the left-hand side of your dashboard. Supplies will be listed on your course homepage under the supplies heading. Some or all of your course supplies are available at the RISD Store.

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