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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.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Type
Online, Asynchronous
Dates
Nov 01, 2021 to Dec 13, 2021
Contact Hours
18.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $425.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Nov 22, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Oct 25, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Nov 01, 2021 to Dec 13, 2021
Instructors
Necessary Supplies
  • 2H and 2B pencil
  • Sketchbook (approx. 9" x 12”)
  • Soft charcoal, willow or vine, medium size sticks (Coates Willow Charcoal is the best deal, Medium sticks, box of 25)
  • 18” x 24” sketch paper, Strathmore 300 or 400 series Drawing Pad
  • Black sharpie marker, fine point
  • 1" masking tape
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Staedtler mars plastic eraser
  • Drawing board with clips (for 18"x24" size paper)
  • Spray “WORKABLE” fixative (1 can)
Some of your course supplies are available at the RISD store. CE students receive a 10% discount. Use code: RISDCE21FA at checkout. View your course supplies here.
Type
Online, Asynchronous
Dates
Nov 01, 2021 to Dec 13, 2021
Contact Hours
18.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $425.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Nov 22, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Oct 25, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Nov 01, 2021 to Dec 13, 2021
Instructors
Necessary Supplies

Supplies:

  • 18” x 24” Newsprint, 50 Sheets
  • 18” x 24” Strathmore 300 Series Charcoal Pad
  • Sketch Pad (aka “Drawing Clip”) Board – approx. 23'' x 26''
  • Hardbound Sketchbook unruled (approx. 8 ½” x 11”)
  • Staedtler Lumograph Drawing and Sketching Pencils - Set of 6
  • Vine Charcoal, Soft (1 or 2 boxes)
  • Conté Crayons - Black, B, Pack of 2
  • Higgins Calligraphy Ink - 1 oz, Black, Non-Waterproof (i.e., Water soluble)
  • Bamboo Reed Pens - Set of 3
  • Bamboo (aka “Sumi”) brushes – Set will include sizes 2, 4 & 6)
  • Kneaded eraser, Large (2 or 3)
  • Staedtler Mars Plastic Eraser
  • Pencil sharpener (with reservoir * helpful)
  • Natural Artist Chamois- approx. 5” x 7”
  • An ArtBin (i.e., tool box/container for all of your drawing materials)
  • Aluminum Non-Slip Rulers, minimum 24”
  • View Catcher - 3 1/2'' x 3 1/2'', Plastic
  • Masking/Artist/Painter’s/Low Adhesion tape (Typically Blue in color also Green)
  • Spray “WORKABLE” fixative (1 can)
  • Plastic Pint Jar with Screw Cap, air/watertight

Text:

The Art of Drawing by Bernard Chaet SOFTCOVER (out of print); however, 2nd & 3rd editions are readily available online for less than $10 a copy (do not pay $50, $100, or more). Just be sure to acquire either the 2nd or 3rd edition.  Avoid the 1st edition (1970).

Some of your course supplies are available at the RISD store. CE students receive a 10% discount. Use code: RISDCE21FA at checkout. View your course supplies here.

Type
Online, Asynchronous
Dates
Nov 01, 2021 to Dec 13, 2021
Contact Hours
18.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $425.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Nov 22, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Oct 25, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Nov 01, 2021 to Dec 13, 2021
Instructors
Necessary Supplies

Required materials:

  • 1 Ebony pencil or good quality drawing pencil 2b or softer
  • 1 Kneaded eraser
  • 1 Mars plastic eraser
  • 1 small box of vine or willow charcoal medium size
  • 1 piece of compressed charcoal 2b or charcoal pencil
  • 1 small bottle of Higgins brand black ink or equivalent
  • 1⁄2” synthetic brush
  • 1 medium Sumi brush - or equivalent watercolor brush

For paper I recommend:

  • 18” x 24” newsprint pad for warm up sketches and process work (optional-drawing or sketch paper can also be used)
  • 18” x 24” drawing paper (acid free) for more finished or refined drawings and value drawings
  • 9” x 12” watercolor or heavier drawing pad 140lb or heavier for ink drawings
    • For a studio class these would be required. As we are working at home I would like to remain a bit flexible here, in case you would prefer to work on smaller paper or if your workspace won’t accommodate such a large pad.
  • Sketchbook around 9” x 12”
  • 1 drawing clip board or sketch pad board. These are typically approx. 23" x 26" and allow you to clip your pad to a rigid board while you are working. A piece of hardboard cut to fit your pad and a clip could also work well.

Measuring and composition tools:

  • 1 viewfinder (I recommend the brand called Viewcatcher. It's durable grey plastic and adjustable. You can also make your own by cutting a 2" x 2.5" rectangle into a piece of cardboard.)
  • 1 dowel for observational measuring (I recommend a 3/16" diameter wooden dowel cut to approx. 16". This can be found at most hardware stores. A knitting needle can also be effectively used.)

I also recommend:

  • Easel. Some sort of studio, tabletop, or folding easel. Propping your drawing up on a desk or leaning a drawing board in a chair is also an option. It’s best to be able to at times have your drawing facing you, rather than flat on a table.

Students will be asked to set up subjects composed of common household objects to work from observation during this course. Additional supplies will be discussed in class.

Some of your course supplies are available at the RISD store. CE students receive a 10% discount. Use code: RISDCE21FA at checkout. View your course supplies here.

Type
Online, Asynchronous
Dates
Nov 01, 2021 to Dec 13, 2021
Contact Hours
18.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $425.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Nov 22, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Oct 25, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Nov 01, 2021 to Dec 13, 2021
Instructors
Necessary Supplies

Required Items:

  • 18” x 24” pad of smooth newsprint
  • 18” x 24” pad of White Strathmore Drawing Paper
  • Sketchbook unruled (approx. 7” x 10” or larger)
  • Drawing pencils - HB, 4B (Students can purchase a set of drawing pencils if they prefer. I recommend Faber-Castille 9000, set of 6, however, any brand will do).
  • Charcoal Pencils (General’s brand) - 2B, 4B, 6B, white (this is the 4 pencil set, which will be fine for this course.)
  • Vine Charcoal
  • 3M Scotch low tack artist tape
  • Faber-Castille Pitt Compressed semi-soft charcoal sticks
  • Marking Pen: Sharpie (or other brand) fine-point, non-permanent black
  • Pink Pearl Eraser
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Staedler white mars plastic eraser
  • Handheld Metal pencil sharpener
  • Chamois cloth
  • Drawing board with clips (This can be two 1-inch wide black clips and foam core or other firm surface that can handle paper 18" X 24")
  • Tool box/container for all of your drawing materials
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick

Required Reading:

  • Drawing on the Right Side of the Brian: The Definitive, 4th edition by Betty Edwards (other additions are fine)

Recommended Reading:

  • Drawing for the Absolute and Utter Beginner by Claire Watson Garcia

Some of your course supplies are available at the RISD store. CE students receive a 10% discount. Use code: RISDCE21FA at checkout. View your course supplies here.

Type
Online, Asynchronous
Dates
Jan 10, 2022 to Feb 21, 2022
Contact Hours
18.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $425.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Jan 31, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Jan 03, 2022
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jan 10, 2022 to Feb 21, 2022
Necessary Supplies

Students are responsible for purchasing their own art supplies, equipment, software subscriptions, and/or books. For most classes, the cost is under $125 (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.

Type
Online, Asynchronous
Dates
Jan 10, 2022 to Feb 21, 2022
Contact Hours
18.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $425.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Jan 31, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Jan 03, 2022
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jan 10, 2022 to Feb 21, 2022
Instructors
Necessary Supplies

Students are responsible for purchasing their own art supplies, equipment, software subscriptions, and/or books. For most classes, the cost is under $125 (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.

Type
Online, Asynchronous
Dates
Jan 10, 2022 to Feb 21, 2022
Contact Hours
18.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $425.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Jan 31, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Jan 03, 2022
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jan 10, 2022 to Feb 21, 2022
Necessary Supplies

Students are responsible for purchasing their own art supplies, equipment, software subscriptions, and/or books. For most classes, the cost is under $125 (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.

Type
Online, Asynchronous
Dates
Jan 10, 2022 to Feb 21, 2022
Contact Hours
18.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $425.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Jan 31, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Jan 03, 2022
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jan 10, 2022 to Feb 21, 2022
Necessary Supplies

Students are responsible for purchasing their own art supplies, equipment, software subscriptions, and/or books. For most classes, the cost is under $125 (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.

Type
Online, Asynchronous
Dates
Jan 10, 2022 to Feb 21, 2022
Contact Hours
18.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $425.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Jan 31, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Jan 03, 2022
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jan 10, 2022 to Feb 21, 2022
Instructors
Necessary Supplies

Students are responsible for purchasing their own art supplies, equipment, software subscriptions, and/or books. For most classes, the cost is under $125 (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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