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Course Description

RISD Advanced Program for High School Students: Experiential Drawing

Drawing by Joseph Grajales

In this class, principles and elements essential to drawing are explored through a variety of media and methods. Students may use materials such as charcoal, graphite, markers, collage and water-based paint—as well as found materials and invented tools—in order to explore different processes in drawing. Students learn about a range of compositional strategies. Tonal studies, volume, weight and contour, line and form are pursued through observation and interpretation. Students will draw from observation, research, memory and imagination. We will be expanding the idea of what drawing is and why it is important: a thinking process, a way to explore, a way to solve visual problems, a way to broaden creative passages. Emphasis is placed on developing an active sketchbook practice that serves as an impetus for larger projects and allows others to understand your process.

Notes

In this intensive course, students should expect to spend a minimum of 10 hours per week engaging in coursework. Students should plan their schedule accordingly to keep up with class.

Prerequisites

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

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Type
Online, Asynchronous
Dates
Jun 21, 2021 to Jul 18, 2021
Type
Online, Live Sessions
Days
M
Time
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Jun 21, 2021 to Jul 12, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
36.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $1,300.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Jul 12, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Jun 14, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jun 21, 2021 to Jul 18, 2021
Instructors
Necessary Supplies/Text(s)
  • Sketchbook
  • Strathmore, Bristol, 20 sheets, 100 lb smooth, 300 series, 19 X 24
  • Pencils, set of 3: 2B, 4B & 6B
  • Eraser
  • Charcoal pencil, soft or extra soft
  • Brush, synthetic, student grade flat #6
  • Brush, synthetic student grade, round #8
  • Paint, acrylic, titanium white, student grade, 150 ml tube
  • Paint, acrylic, Black, student grade, 150 ml tube
  • Glue
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Color pencils, set
  • Ink
Type
Online, Asynchronous
Dates
Jun 21, 2021 to Jul 18, 2021
Type
Online, Live Sessions
Days
M
Time
1:00PM to 4:00PM
Dates
Jun 21, 2021 to Jul 12, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
36.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $1,300.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Jul 12, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Jun 14, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jun 21, 2021 to Jul 18, 2021
Instructors
Necessary Supplies/Text(s)
  • 1 newsprint paper pad size 18" x 24" (100 sheets) 
  • 1 box of 6 medium Vine Charcoal
  • 1 box of 6 soft or medium Compressed Charcoal
  • 1 white rubber rectangular eraser (Magic Rub or another brand)
  • 1 bottle of black India size 1oz (waterproof) 
  • 1 bamboo brush medium or large size
  • 1 roll white Artist Tape ½ inch size

 

Type
Online, Asynchronous
Dates
Jun 22, 2021 to Jul 18, 2021
Type
Online, Live Sessions
Days
T
Time
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Jun 22, 2021 to Jul 13, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
36.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $1,300.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Jul 13, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Jun 15, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jun 22, 2021 to Jul 18, 2021
Necessary Supplies/Text(s)
  • 1 .07 or .1 Macron/sharpie/staedler or Felt tip BLACK pen  
  • Any ol’ pencil - Graphite 2B or mechanical pencil
  • 8x10” or LARGER Mixed Media sketchbook. Avoid hard covered books. Should  be able to open flat  
  • A set of SOFT Vine Charcoal sticks, large and small sizes, Bob’s Fine Vine Preferred 
  • At least 3 Sticks of SOFT Compressed Charcoal, avoid black pastels, Alphacolor or Char-Kohl brands preferred.  
  • 2 Charcoal Pencils, Extra Soft and Soft, Generals brand preferred 
  • 1 white charcoal pencil  
  • 1 burnt umber soft pastel  
  • 1 stick of soft white charcoal/pastel  
  • 1 water soluble graphite pencil, Generals Sketch n wash preferred 
  • A good pencil sharpener (generals, kum, factis)  
  • Several White plastic erasers (factis, staedler)  
  • 3 22x30” sheets of WHITE Stonehenge or Comparable Heavy Weight Drawing/ mixed media Paper  
  • 2 Sheets of TONED brown or gray drawing paper - 8.5x11 or larger
  • 1 roll of 1” blue painters tape  
  • 1 size 12 or 14 synthetic Round Brush  
  • Small (about 2oz/70ml) bottle of Walnut ink  
  • Spray fixative

Additional Needs  

  • Hard surface, clean table, floor, flat/untextured wall you are able to use tape on
  • Drawing board or piece of wood/masonite that fits a 22x30” sheet 
  • Paper towels
  • Desk lamp
Type
Online, Asynchronous
Dates
Jun 22, 2021 to Jul 18, 2021
Type
Online, Live Sessions
Days
T
Time
1:00PM to 4:00PM
Dates
Jun 22, 2021 to Jul 13, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
36.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $1,300.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Jul 13, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Jun 15, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jun 22, 2021 to Jul 18, 2021
Necessary Supplies/Text(s)
  • 1 .07 or .1 Macron/sharpie/staedler or Felt tip BLACK pen  
  • Any ol’ pencil - Graphite 2B or mechanical pencil
  • 8x10” or LARGER Mixed Media sketchbook. Avoid hard covered books. Should  be able to open flat  
  • A set of SOFT Vine Charcoal sticks, large and small sizes, Bob’s Fine Vine Preferred 
  • At least 3 Sticks of SOFT Compressed Charcoal, avoid black pastels, Alphacolor or Char-Kohl brands preferred.  
  • 2 Charcoal Pencils, Extra Soft and Soft, Generals brand preferred 
  • 1 white charcoal pencil  
  • 1 burnt umber soft pastel  
  • 1 stick of soft white charcoal/pastel  
  • 1 water soluble graphite pencil, Generals Sketch n wash preferred 
  • A good pencil sharpener (generals, kum, factis)  
  • Several White plastic erasers (factis, staedler)  
  • 3 22x30” sheets of WHITE Stonehenge or Comparable Heavy Weight Drawing/ mixed media Paper  
  • 2 Sheets of TONED brown or gray drawing paper - 8.5x11 or larger
  • 1 roll of 1” blue painters tape  
  • 1 size 12 or 14 synthetic Round Brush  
  • Small (about 2oz/70ml) bottle of Walnut ink  
  • Spray fixative

Additional Needs  

  • Hard surface, clean table, floor, flat/untextured wall you are able to use tape on
  • Drawing board or piece of wood/masonite that fits a 22x30” sheet 
  • Paper towels
  • Desk lamp

 

Type
Online, Asynchronous
Dates
Jun 23, 2021 to Jul 18, 2021
Type
Online, Live Sessions
Days
W
Time
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Jun 23, 2021 to Jul 14, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
36.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $1,300.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Jul 14, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Jun 16, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jun 23, 2021 to Jul 18, 2021
Instructors
Necessary Supplies/Text(s)
  • Sketchbook
  • Strathmore, Bristol, 20 sheets, 100 lb smooth, 300 series, 19 X 24
  • Pencils, set of 3 , 2B, 4B & 6B
  • Eraser
  • Charcoal pencil, soft or extra soft
  • Brush, synthetic, student grade flat #6
  • Brush, synthetic student grade, round #8
  • Paint, acrylic, titanium white, student grade, 150 ml tube
  • Paint, acrylic, Black, student grade, 150 ml tube
  • Glue
  • pencil sharpener
  • Color pencils, set
  • Ink
Type
Online, Asynchronous
Dates
Jun 23, 2021 to Jul 18, 2021
Type
Online, Live Sessions
Days
W
Time
1:00PM to 4:00PM
Dates
Jun 23, 2021 to Jul 14, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
36.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $1,300.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Jul 14, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Jun 16, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jun 23, 2021 to Jul 18, 2021
Type
Online, Asynchronous
Dates
Jun 24, 2021 to Jul 18, 2021
Type
Online, Live Sessions
Days
Th
Time
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Jun 24, 2021 to Jul 15, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
36.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $1,300.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Jul 15, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Jun 17, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jun 24, 2021 to Jul 18, 2021
Instructors
Necessary Supplies/Text(s)
  • Small precut mounted linoleum blocks (3x5) inches – purchase at least 3 
  • Speedball Linoleum Cutter Tool (set with interchangeable gouges)
  • Inovart 2 snap-out Brayer set
  • Small pre-stretched screen (at least 10x14inches, can be larger if need be, 195 or 230 Mesh count)
  • Speedball Starter Ink set
  • Speedball White Ink – purchase at least 8oz size to start
  • Speedball extender base –purchase one Quart size
  • Waterproof Tape (any brand is OK, you can also use some basic masking tape)
  • Blue Painter’s Tape (1 inch width roll) 
  • Pad of BRISTOL paper, 300 Series Smooth finish (14x17inches or 19x24inches)
  • Chartpak Blender (colorless/pigment free marker for transfers) – purchase at least 3
  • Newsprint Pad (18x24inches)
  • Bottle of black drawing ink (India or Sumi, Pint size)
  • Small Set of Various Sized/Shaped Brushes) 
  • X-Acto blade handle
  • X-Acto replacement blades #11 – purchase at least a 15-pack
  • Small Self-Healing Cutting Mat (at least 9x12inches)
  • Sketchbook (suggestion: Canson Mixed-Media, at least 9x12inches) 
  • Speedball Brand Drawing Fluid (8oz)
  • Speedball Brand Screen Filler (8oz)
  • Plastic Squeegee (this tool should fit inside the screen frame you purchase) 
    • These 3 items can be purchased together in the “INTERMEDIATE KIT” for less $
Type
Online, Asynchronous
Dates
Jun 24, 2021 to Jul 18, 2021
Type
Online, Live Sessions
Days
Th
Time
1:00PM to 4:00PM
Dates
Jun 24, 2021 to Jul 15, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
36.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $1,300.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Jul 15, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Jun 17, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jun 24, 2021 to Jul 18, 2021
Instructors
Necessary Supplies/Text(s)
  • Small precut mounted linoleum blocks (3x5) inches – purchase at least 3 
  • Speedball Linoleum Cutter Tool (set with interchangeable gouges)
  • Inovart 2 snap-out Brayer set
  • Small pre-stretched screen (at least 10x14inches, can be larger if need be, 195 or 230 Mesh count)
  • Speedball Starter Ink set
  • Speedball White Ink – purchase at least 8oz size to start
  • Speedball extender base –purchase one Quart size
  • Waterproof Tape (any brand is OK, you can also use some basic masking tape)
  • Blue Painter’s Tape (1 inch width roll) 
  • Pad of BRISTOL paper, 300 Series Smooth finish (14x17inches or 19x24inches)
  • Chartpak Blender (colorless/pigment free marker for transfers) – purchase at least 3
  • Newsprint Pad (18x24inches)
  • Bottle of black drawing ink (India or Sumi, Pint size)
  • Small Set of Various Sized/Shaped Brushes) 
  • X-Acto blade handle
  • X-Acto replacement blades #11 – purchase at least a 15-pack
  • Small Self-Healing Cutting Mat (at least 9x12inches)
  • Sketchbook (suggestion: Canson Mixed-Media, at least 9x12inches) 
  • Speedball Brand Drawing Fluid (8oz)
  • Speedball Brand Screen Filler (8oz)
  • Plastic Squeegee (this tool should fit inside the screen frame you purchase) 
    • These 3 items can be purchased together in the “INTERMEDIATE KIT” for less $
Type
Online, Asynchronous
Dates
Jun 25, 2021 to Jul 18, 2021
Type
Online, Live Sessions
Days
F
Time
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Jun 25, 2021 to Jul 16, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
36.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $1,300.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Jul 16, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Jun 18, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jun 25, 2021 to Jul 18, 2021
Instructors
Necessary Supplies/Text(s)
  • Paper, pad newsprint rough 18" x 24" (100 sheets)
  • Paper, sketchbook, wire-bound mixed-media 9" x 12"
  • Paper, 3 sheets, 25" x 38" watercolor paper, smooth
  • Blending sticks, 1/4" (pack of 2)
  • Crayon, Conte 2B (2 pack)
  • Eraser, white vinyl (Staedtler Mars, Alvin or similar)
  • Ink, India 2oz
  • Marker, permanent Sharpie twin tip extra fine/fine
  • Pencil, #2
  • Cup, plastic, 8-12 oz, not from RISD Store
  • Containers, plastic with lid for liquids/water
  • Ruler, metal cork-back 18"
  • Sandpaper, 220 grit, 3D Store
  • Sandpaper,150 grit, 3D Store
  • Chamois cloth, small
  • Scissors, 6" standard quality (3M or similar)
  • Glue, stick small (Uhu or similar)
  • Tape, white artist 1/2
Type
Online, Asynchronous
Dates
Jun 25, 2021 to Jul 18, 2021
Type
Online, Live Sessions
Days
F
Time
1:00PM to 4:00PM
Dates
Jun 25, 2021 to Jul 16, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
36.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $1,300.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Jul 16, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Jun 18, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jun 25, 2021 to Jul 18, 2021
Instructors
Necessary Supplies/Text(s)
  • Paper, pad newsprint rough 18" x 24" (100 sheets)
  • Paper, sketchbook, wire-bound mixed-media 9" x 12"
  • Paper, 3 sheets, 25" x 38" watercolor paper, smooth
  • Blending sticks, 1/4" (pack of 2)
  • Crayon, Conte 2B (2 pack)
  • Eraser, white vinyl (Staedtler Mars, Alvin or similar)
  • Ink, India 2oz
  • Marker, permanent Sharpie twin tip extra fine/fine
  • Pencil, #2
  • Cup, plastic, 8-12 oz, not from RISD Store
  • Containers, plastic with lid for liquids/water
  • Ruler, metal cork-back 18"
  • Sandpaper, 220 grit, 3D Store
  • Sandpaper,150 grit, 3D Store
  • Chamois cloth, small
  • Scissors, 6" standard quality (3M or similar)
  • Glue, stick small (Uhu or similar)
  • Tape, white artist 1/2
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