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Course Description

RISD Advanced Program for High School Students: Illustration and Identity: Finding Your Voice

Illustration by Shi Shi Jacobs

Illustration crosses all boundaries in materials and messaging: The common unifier is the identifiable style and voice of the artist. In this class students learn how to create a compelling narrative from their own story, identity and viewpoint. Lectures and research emphasize historical and contemporary artists, as well as process and creative practice. Students develop effective concepts, characters and narrative through a variety of materials such as graphite, pen and ink, collage and painting. Genres of communication such as social commentary and fiction are investigated to further develop personal areas of interest, process and style. In this course, expressive solutions to visual problems are emphasized through a rigorous sketchbook practice and the development of final concepts.

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.

Instructors

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Type
Online, Asynchronous
Dates
Jul 19, 2021 to Aug 15, 2021
Type
Online, Live Sessions
Days
M, W
Time
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Jul 19, 2021 to Aug 11, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
60.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $2,600.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Aug 09, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Jul 12, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jul 19, 2021 to Aug 15, 2021
Instructors
Necessary Supplies/Text(s)
  • 1 Glue, white all purpose (Elmers or similar) 
  • 8 oz - Neutral pH Adhesive - Lineco 
  • 1 roll Tape, white artist 
  • 1 Kevlar Glove (choose your size) Only one is needed. 
  • 1 Knife, Xacto (or similar) #1 Regular with cap and extra #11 blades 
  • 1 Mat, cutting 12x18” (green or black - not clear) 
  • 1 Eraser white vinyl Staedtler Mars Plastic 
  • 1 Eraser, tan gum 
  • 1 Ink, India 2oz 
  • 1 Pencil sharpener (2 or 3 hole) 
  • Pencils, graphite set of 6 (8B, 7B, 6B, 4B, 2B, HB) 
  • Pens, black micron (or similar) set of 8 (.20mm, .25mm, .30mm, .35mm, .45mm, .50mm, Brush; Graphic 1.00mm) 
  • Brushes, painting, round, watercolor, Size #1, #3, #6, #8, #10 Princeton Elite or Heritage Round
  • Paint, gouache set of tubes - Prefer Set of Holbein Acryla Gouache Primary Set (Primary; magenta, cyan, yellow, white, black) 
  • 1 Palette, plastic well type, round with minimum of 10 wells 1 Paper (white), 
  • Palette pad rectangle (40 sheets per pad) 9x11 
  • Paper, Bristol board smooth (pad of 20 sheets) 11x14 
  • Paper, sketchbook hardbound mixed-media 5.5x8 
  • 1 Paper, tracing 25lb (pad of 50 sheets) 11x14 
  • Containers, plastic for liquids/water 
  • 1 Ruler, metal cork-back 18in
  • 1 Masterson Stay-Wet palette 
  • Pentel Pocket Brush Pen with refills
  • Crow Quill Dip Pen and Nibs set 
  • Arches Cold Press Block 140lb Watercolor paper 11x14 (20 sheets)
Type
Online, Asynchronous
Dates
Jul 19, 2021 to Aug 15, 2021
Type
Online, Live Sessions
Days
M, W
Time
1:00PM to 4:00PM
Dates
Jul 19, 2021 to Aug 11, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
60.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $2,600.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Aug 09, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Jul 12, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jul 19, 2021 to Aug 15, 2021
Instructors
Necessary Supplies/Text(s)
  • 1 Glue, white all purpose (Elmers or similar) 
  • 8 oz - Neutral pH Adhesive - Lineco 
  • 1 roll Tape, white artist 
  • 1 Kevlar Glove (choose your size) Only one is needed. 
  • 1 Knife, Xacto (or similar) #1 Regular with cap and extra #11 blades 
  • 1 Mat, cutting 12x18” (green or black - not clear) 
  • 1 Eraser white vinyl Staedtler Mars Plastic 
  • 1 Eraser, tan gum 
  • 1 Ink, India 2oz 
  • 1 Pencil sharpener (2 or 3 hole) 
  • Pencils, graphite set of 6 (8B, 7B, 6B, 4B, 2B, HB) 
  • Pens, black micron (or similar) set of 8 (.20mm, .25mm, .30mm, .35mm, .45mm, .50mm, Brush; Graphic 1.00mm) 
  • Brushes, painting, round, watercolor, Size #1, #3, #6, #8, #10 Princeton Elite or Heritage Round
  • Paint, gouache set of tubes - Prefer Set of Holbein Acryla Gouache Primary Set (Primary; magenta, cyan, yellow, white, black) 
  • 1 Palette, plastic well type, round with minimum of 10 wells 1 Paper (white), 
  • Palette pad rectangle (40 sheets per pad) 9x11 
  • Paper, Bristol board smooth (pad of 20 sheets) 11x14 
  • Paper, sketchbook hardbound mixed-media 5.5x8 
  • 1 Paper, tracing 25lb (pad of 50 sheets) 11x14 
  • Containers, plastic for liquids/water 
  • 1 Ruler, metal cork-back 18in
  • 1 Masterson Stay-Wet palette 
  • Pentel Pocket Brush Pen with refills
  • Crow Quill Dip Pen and Nibs set 
  • Arches Cold Press Block 140lb Watercolor paper 11x14 (20 sheets)
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