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Course Description

RISD Advanced Program for High School Students: Exploration in Design

Design by Tina Jian

Effective visual communication in all art forms begins with the fundamentals of good design that defines space, unifies the whole and ignites emotional response. In this class, students explore materials to strengthen idea building through investigations in line, shape, color, value, pattern, texture, space and form. These elements will serve as the foundation through which students express personal, as well as global, ideas and concepts. Experimentation with hierarchical scaling, transparency, transition and a variety of approaches allows students to create a personalized collection of studies and completed works. This class will require thumbnail sketches and reworking projects through multiple iterations before arriving at final work. Students employ a range of (wet and dry) media and techniques in exercises and assignments that focus on developing key design sensitivities and student interpretations. From initial sketches to final projects, students develop a core practice to help in the success of current and future work.

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)
  • Glue, stick small (Uhu or similar)
  • Knife, Exacto (or similar) #1 Regular with cap and extra #11 blades
  • Mat, cutting 12" x 18" (green or black - not clear)
  • Ruler, metal cork-back 18"
  • Containers, plastic for liquids/water
  • Paper, Bristol board, smooth, (pad of 20 sheets) 14" x 17"
  • Paper, sketchbook, hardbound dry media 8.5" x 11"
  • Charcoal, compressed drawing sticks (4 pack, 2B, 4B and two 6B)
  • Eraser, kneaded small
  • Eraser, Magic Rub
  • Eraser, retractable stick
  • Ink, Sumi 6oz
  • Pen, black micron (or similar) set of 3 (.25mm, .35mm, .45mm)
  • Gouache Holbein Lesson 12 tube set
  • Paper, palette pad, rectangle (40 sheets per pad) 9" x 12", white
  • Number 0 Round and Flat watercolor or Acrylic brush
  • Number 2 Round or Flat Watercolor or Acrylic brush
  • Number4 Round or Flat Watercolor or Acrylic brush
  • Number 6 Round or Flat Watercolor or Acrylic brush
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)
  • Glue, stick small (Uhu or similar)
  • Knife, Exacto (or similar) #1 Regular with cap and extra #11 blades
  • Mat, cutting 12" x 18" (green or black - not clear)
  • Ruler, metal cork-back 18"
  • Containers, plastic for liquids/water
  • Paper, Bristol board, smooth, (pad of 20 sheets) 14" x 17"
  • Paper, sketchbook, hardbound dry media 8.5" x 11"
  • Charcoal, compressed drawing sticks (4 pack, 2B, 4B and two 6B)
  • Eraser, kneaded small
  • Eraser, Magic Rub
  • Eraser, retractable stick
  • Ink, Sumi 6oz
  • Pen, black micron (or similar) set of 3 (.25mm, .35mm, .45mm)
  • Gouache Holbein Lesson 12 tube set
  • Paper, palette pad, rectangle (40 sheets per pad) 9" x 12", white
  • Number 0 Round and Flat watercolor or Acrylic brush
  • Number 2 Round or Flat Watercolor or Acrylic brush
  • Number4 Round or Flat Watercolor or Acrylic brush
  • Number 6 Round or Flat Watercolor or Acrylic brush
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
Instructors
Necessary Supplies/Text(s)
  • Kevlar glove
  • Self-healing cutting mat, medium
  • Color wheel, regular size
  • Bristol, 2 pads of 20, vellum or smooth, 9x12
  • Black artagain paper, pad, 9x12 or 11 x 14
  • 2 uhu glue sticks
  • Glue gun + glue sticks
  • Olfa AB cutting knife
  • Sharp, clean scissors
  • Bone folder
  • Corrugated cardboard (can be recycled amazon boxes...start collecting early)
  • Sketchbook, Holbein, 10x10
  • Ruler, 18" or larger
  • Sumi ink + brushes
  • Black micron markers, various sizes (.05, 1.5, 2.0, etc.) 
  • Glossy magazines from various sources for collage
  • Wax paper (roll)
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
Instructors
Necessary Supplies/Text(s)
  • Kevlar glove
  • Self-healing cutting mat, medium
  • Color wheel, regular size
  • Bristol, 2 pads of 20, vellum or smooth, 9x12
  • Black artagain paper, pad, 9x12 or 11 x 14
  • 2 uhu glue sticks
  • Glue gun + glue sticks
  • Olfa AB cutting knife
  • Sharp, clean scissors
  • Bone folder
  • Corrugated cardboard (can be recycled amazon boxes...start collecting early)
  • Sketchbook, Holbein, 10x10
  • Ruler, 18" or larger
  • Sumi ink + brushes
  • Black micron markers, various sizes (.05, 1.5, 2.0, etc.) 
  • Glossy magazines from various sources for collage
  • Wax paper (roll)
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)
  • Glue, stick jumbo (Uhu or similar)
  • Tape, clear double-sided (Scotch or similar) 1/2"
  • Tape, Scotch Wall Safe Tape (Removable one-sided tape)
  • Kevlar Glove (choose your size) Only one is needed.
  • Knife, Exacto (or similar) #1 Regular with cap and extra #11 blades
  • Mat, cutting 12" x 18" 
  • Brush, set of 4 for water-based media, synthetic
    • Suggested: Princeton Brush Select Artiste Brush Angle Shader 1/4" + Princeton Brush Select Artiste Brush Short Handle Angle Shader 5/8"
  • Paint, gouache, set of tubes, Windsor Newton 
    • Winsor & Newton Designers Gouache Primary 6 Set
  • Palette, plastic well type, rectangle, small, 6-8 wells
  • Paper, Bristol board, vellum, (pad of 20 sheets) 9" x 12"
  • Paper, sketchbook, wire-bound mixed-media 11" x 14"
  • Containers, plastic with lid for liquids/water
    • Suggested: Loew-Cornell Storage Cup Set 1.5" 8-Pack
  • Eyedropper for water 
    • Suggested: Jacquard Plastic Droppers 5-Pack
  • Ruler, metal cork-back 18"
  • Paint, gouache, individual tube, large, white, Windsor Newton
  • Paper, 10 sheets of black paper, 8.5”x11”
    • Suggested: Construction paper, cardstock, Canson colorline black paper (19x24” - 1 sheet if can get this), or any black paper
  • Pencil, white colored
  • Marker, black
    • Suggested: Copic black marker
  • Additional Drawing + painting materials dependent on student’s interest
    • For example: Watercolors, acrylics, markers, collage materials
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
Instructors
Necessary Supplies/Text(s)
  • Glue, stick jumbo (Uhu or similar)
  • Tape, clear double-sided (Scotch or similar) 1/2"
  • Tape, Scotch Wall Safe Tape (Removable one-sided tape)
  • Kevlar Glove (choose your size) Only one is needed.
  • Knife, Exacto (or similar) #1 Regular with cap and extra #11 blades
  • Mat, cutting 12" x 18" 
  • Brush, set of 4 for water-based media, synthetic
    • Suggested: Princeton Brush Select Artiste Brush Angle Shader 1/4" + Princeton Brush Select Artiste Brush Short Handle Angle Shader 5/8"
  • Paint, gouache, set of tubes, Windsor Newton 
    • Winsor & Newton Designers Gouache Primary 6 Set
  • Palette, plastic well type, rectangle, small, 6-8 wells
  • Paper, Bristol board, vellum, (pad of 20 sheets) 9" x 12"
  • Paper, sketchbook, wire-bound mixed-media 11" x 14"
  • Containers, plastic with lid for liquids/water
    • Suggested: Loew-Cornell Storage Cup Set 1.5" 8-Pack
  • Eyedropper for water 
  • Suggested: Jacquard Plastic Droppers 5-Pack
  • Ruler, metal cork-back 18"
  • Paint, gouache, individual tube, large, white, Windsor Newton
  • Paper, 10 sheets of black paper, 8.5”x11”
    • Suggested: Construction paper, cardstock, Canson colorline black paper (19x24” - 1 sheet if can get this), or any black paper
  • Pencil, white colored
  • Marker, black
    • Suggested: Copic black marker
  • Additional Drawing + painting materials dependent on student’s interest
    • For example: Watercolors, acrylics, markers, collage materials
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)
  • Paint, gouache, set of 6 tubes, (Windsor & Newton or comparable brand) Primary Yellow, Primary Red, Primary Blue, Permanent Green Medium, Ivory Black, and Zinc White
  • Paper, Bristol board, smooth, (pad of 20 sheets) 14" x 17"
  • Pencil sharpener (2 hole)
  • Pencil, mechanical .7ml
  • Pencil, charcoal HB
  • Pencil, charcoal 2B 
  • Palette, plastic well type, rectangle, small, 6-8 wells
  • Ruler, metal cork-back 18"
  • Lineco Neutral pH Adhesive and glue brush 
  • 1 small bottle of Higgins brand (or similar brand) ink
  • 1 medium Sumi brush - natural hair
  • Kevlar Glove (choose your size) Only one is needed.
  • Knife, Xacto (or similar) #1 Regular with cap and extra #11 blades
  • Mat, cutting 9" x 12" (green or black - not clear)
  • Micron Pens, #8, #5, #3
  • Brush, set of 4 for water-based media, #12 flat, #8 flat, #3, #10 round synthetic
  • Scissors, 6" standard quality (3M or similar)
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)
  • Paint, gouache, set of 6 tubes, (Windsor & Newton or comparable brand) Primary Yellow, Primary Red, Primary Blue, Permanent Green Medium, Ivory Black, and Zinc White
  • Paper, Bristol board, smooth, (pad of 20 sheets) 14" x 17"
  • Pencil sharpener (2 hole)
  • Pencil, mechanical .7ml
  • Pencil, charcoal HB
  • Pencil, charcoal 2B 
  • Palette, plastic well type, rectangle, small, 6-8 wells
  • Ruler, metal cork-back 18"
  • Lineco Neutral pH Adhesive and glue brush 
  • 1 small bottle of Higgins brand (or similar brand) ink
  • 1 medium Sumi brush - natural hair
  • Kevlar Glove (choose your size) Only one is needed.
  • Knife, Xacto (or similar) #1 Regular with cap and extra #11 blades
  • Mat, cutting 9" x 12" (green or black - not clear)
  • Micron Pens, #8, #5, #3
  • Brush, set of 4 for water-based media, #12 flat, #8 flat, #3, #10 round synthetic
  • Scissors, 6" standard quality (3M or similar)
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)
  • Magic Rub Eraser
  • 2ea Sharpie Fine Black
  • Derwent Watercolor 24set pencils
  • Mechanical Pencil GRAPH GEAR 800 .5MM
  • PENTEL AQUASH 4PK
  • Basics Acrylics 4oz Titanium White
  • Basics Acrylics 4oz Primary Red
  • Basics Acrylics 4oz Primary Yellow
  • Basics Acrylics 4oz Primary Blue
  • Basics Acrylics 4oz Phthalo Green
  • Basics Acrylics 4oz Mars Black
  • Bristol Pad Smooth 9x12 Strathmore 342-9
  • Canson XL Mixed Media Pad 9x12
  • Ruler Cork Back 18" AA27073
  • Acrylic Synthetic Brush Round 4 Princeton 6850
  • Acrylic Synthetic Brush Round 6 Princeton 6850
  • Acrylic Natural Brush Flat 2 Princeton 6300
  • Acrylic Natural Brush Flat 4 Princeton 6300
  • SAN1802226 Sharpie Pen Fine Point Quick Drying Ink 12pk
  • Prismacolor Primary/Secondary Set of 12 markers
  • Pentel Leads .5 pack of 12 HB
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)
  • Magic Rub Eraser
  • 2ea Sharpie Fine Black
  • Derwent Watercolor 24set pencils
  • Mechanical Pencil GRAPH GEAR 800 .5MM
  • PENTEL AQUASH 4PK
  • Basics Acrylics 4oz Titanium White
  • Basics Acrylics 4oz Primary Red
  • Basics Acrylics 4oz Primary Yellow
  • Basics Acrylics 4oz Primary Blue
  • Basics Acrylics 4oz Phthalo Green
  • Basics Acrylics 4oz Mars Black
  • Bristol Pad Smooth 9x12 Strathmore 342-9
  • Canson XL Mixed Media Pad 9x12
  • Ruler Cork Back 18" AA27073
  • Acrylic Synthetic Brush Round 4 Princeton 6850
  • Acrylic Synthetic Brush Round 6 Princeton 6850
  • Acrylic Natural Brush Flat 2 Princeton 6300
  • Acrylic Natural Brush Flat 4 Princeton 6300
  • SAN1802226 Sharpie Pen Fine Point Quick Drying Ink 12pk
  • Prismacolor Primary/Secondary Set of 12 markers
  • Pentel Leads .5 pack of 12 HB
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