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Course Description

RISD Continuing Education drawing course

Drawing is an essential means of communicating, and central to every artist’s and designer's practice. This course, in combination with "Drawing I, Part B," is an in-depth introduction to the drawing medium. In Part A of "Drawing I" students begin learning to define shapes and forms with line: investigating weight, direction and speed through gesture, contour and planar analysis. Then moving on to value, using both additive and reductive ways of working, they learn to utilize the power of light and dark to create a sense of texture, volume and space. Measuring and attention to negative space are essential skills used and reinforced throughout the learning process. Transcribing what is seen or imagined into visual form utilizing multiple approaches -- from note taking to rendering to diagramming and sketching -- is explored. The course is structured around demonstrations, guided exercises, and sustained drawing of varied subject matter including still-life, landscape, architecture and the human form. Note: Successful completion of "Drawing I, Part A" and "Drawing I, Part B" satisfies the certificate requirement for "Drawing I."

Prerequisites

Students must be an adult age 18 or older to participate.

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Type
Online
Dates
Mar 01, 2021 to Apr 12, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
18.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $415.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Mar 22, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Feb 22, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Mar 01, 2021 to Apr 12, 2021
Instructors
Necessary Supplies/Text(s)

Textbook: The Art of Drawing by Bernard Chaet (required reading)

  • 18” x 24” pad of smooth newsprint
  • 18” x 24” pad of White Strathmore Drawing Paper
  • Sketchbook unruled (approx. 7” x 10”)
  • Drawing pencils - HB, 4B
  • Charcoal pencils (General’s brand) - (2x soft, 2x medium, 2x hard)
  • Vine charcoal soft
  • Thick, compressed, semi-soft charcoal sticks (Pasteles Carbon)
  • 1 small bottle of Higgins brand ink
  • 1/2” synthetic brush
  • 1 medium Sumi brush - natural hair
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Staedler white mars plastic eraser
  • Metal pencil sharpener
  • Chamois cloth
  • Drawing board with clips
  • Tool box/container for all of your drawing materials
  • Scissor
  • Glue Stick
Type
Online
Dates
Mar 01, 2021 to Apr 12, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
18.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $415.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Mar 22, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Feb 22, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Mar 01, 2021 to Apr 12, 2021
Instructors
Necessary Supplies/Text(s)

Textbook: The Art of Drawing by Bernard Chaet (required reading)

  • 18” x 24” pad of smooth newsprint
  • 18” x 24” pad of White Strathmore Drawing Paper
  • Sketchbook unruled (approx. 7” x 10”)
  • Drawing pencils - HB, 4B
  • Charcoal pencils (General’s brand) - (2x soft, 2x medium, 2x hard)
  • Vine charcoal soft
  • Thick, compressed, semi-soft charcoal sticks (Pasteles Carbon)
  • 1 small bottle of Higgins brand ink
  • 1/2” synthetic brush
  • 1 medium Sumi brush - natural hair
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Staedler white mars plastic eraser
  • Metal pencil sharpener
  • Chamois cloth
  • Drawing board with clips
  • Tool box/container for all of your drawing materials
  • Scissor
  • Glue Stick
Type
Online
Dates
Mar 01, 2021 to Apr 12, 2021
Contact Hours
18.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $415.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Mar 22, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Feb 22, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Mar 01, 2021 to Apr 12, 2021
Instructors
Necessary Supplies/Text(s)
  • 18" x 24" pad of smooth newsprint
  • 18" x 24" pad of White Strathmore Drawing Paper
  • Sketchbook unruled (approx. 7" x 10")
  • Drawing pencils, HB,4B
  • Prismacolor Ebony Pencil
  • Compressed charcoal sticks (General’s brand, Assorted Pack of 4, 2B, 4B & 6B)
  • Vine Charcoal Soft
  • 1 small bottle of Higgins brand ink
  • ½" synthetic brush
  • 1 medium Sumi brush - natural hair
  • Kneaded eraser - large
  • Staedler white mars plastic eraser
  • Metal pencil sharpener
  • Paper stump for blending
  • Chamois cloth
  • Drawing board with clips
  • Tool box/container for all of your drawing materials
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
Type
Online
Dates
Apr 12, 2021 to May 24, 2021
Contact Hours
18.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $415.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
May 03, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 05, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Apr 12, 2021 to May 24, 2021
Instructors
Necessary Supplies/Text(s)

Textbook: The Art of Drawing by Bernard Chaet (required reading)

  • 18” x 24” pad of smooth newsprint
  • 18” x 24” pad of White Strathmore Drawing Paper
  • Sketchbook unruled (approx. 7” x 10”)
  • Drawing pencils - HB, 4B
  • Charcoal pencils (General’s brand) - (2x soft, 2x medium, 2x hard)
  • Vine charcoal soft
  • Thick, compressed, semi-soft charcoal sticks (Pasteles Carbon)
  • 1 small bottle of Higgins brand ink
  • 1/2” synthetic brush
  • 1 medium Sumi brush - natural hair
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Staedler white mars plastic eraser
  • Metal pencil sharpener
  • Chamois cloth
  • Drawing board with clips
  • Tool box/container for all of your drawing materials
  • Scissor
  • Glue Stick
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