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Course Description

RISD Advanced Program for High School Students course: 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 course students explore materials to strengthen idea building through investigations in line, shape, value, pattern, texture, space and form. Experimentation with hierarchical scaling, transparency, transition and a variety of approaches allows students to create a personalized collection of studies and completed works. Students employ a range of (wet and dry) media and techniques, primarily in black, white and gray in exercises and assignments that focus on developing key design sensitivities and student interpretations.

This course requires thumbnail sketches and reworking projects through multiple iterations before arriving at final work. Craftsmanship and presentation is emphasized in all stages of work development. Participation in group and individual critique serves as the catalyst to individual growth as an artist.

Notes

In this intensive course, students should expect to spend a minimum of 4 hours per week of 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. This is part 1 of 2 sessions that complete the course.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Type
Online, Asynchronous
Dates
Mar 06, 2021 to Apr 10, 2021
Type
Online, Live Sessions
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Mar 06, 2021
Type
Online, Live Sessions
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Mar 20, 2021
Type
Online, Live Sessions
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Apr 10, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
18.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $650.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Mar 27, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Feb 27, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Mar 06, 2021 to Apr 10, 2021
Instructors
Necessary Supplies/Text(s)
  • Paper, Bristol board, smooth, (pad of 20 sheets) 14" x 17"
  • Wire bound sketchbook 9" x 12"
  • Pencil sharpener (2 hole)
  • Pencil, mechanical .7ml
  • Pencil, charcoal HB
  • Pencil, charcoal 2B
  • Paint, gouache, set of 6 tubes (Primary Yellow, Primary Red, Primary Blue, Permanent Green Medium, Ivory Black, and Zinc White) (Professional Windsor Newton, M. Graham or similar)
  • Brush, set of 4 for water-based media, synthetic (# 12 flat, #8 flat, #3, #10 round    synthetic)
  • Palette, plastic well type, rectangle
  • Micron Pens (#8, #5, #3)
  • Ruler, metal cork-back 18"
  • Glue, rubber Cement 4 oz
  • Glue, white all purpose (Elmers or similar) 8 oz
  • 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)
  • Scissors, 6" standard quality (3M or similar)
Type
Online, Asynchronous
Dates
Mar 06, 2021 to Apr 10, 2021
Type
Online, Live Sessions
Days
Sa
Time
1:00PM to 4:00PM
Dates
Mar 06, 2021
Type
Online, Live Sessions
Days
Sa
Time
1:00PM to 4:00PM
Dates
Mar 20, 2021
Type
Online, Live Sessions
Days
Sa
Time
1:00PM to 4:00PM
Dates
Apr 10, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
18.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $650.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Mar 27, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Feb 27, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Mar 06, 2021 to Apr 10, 2021
Instructors
Necessary Supplies/Text(s)
  • Glue, stick small (Uhu or similar)
  • Glue, white all purpose (Elmers or similar) 8 oz
  • Knife, Xacto (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"
  • Paper, black construction, individual sheet 9 x 12
  • Charcoal, compressed drawing sticks (4 pack, 2B, 4B and two 6B)
  • Eraser, kneaded small
  • Eraser, Magic Rub
  • Eraser, retractable stick
  • Blending sticks, 1/8” (pack of 2)
  • Chamois cloth, small
  • Bone folder, small
  • 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
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