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RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN CONTINUING EDUCATION

SUMMER 2015

classes for adults, teens + children

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ADULT CLASSES

SPECIAL FORMAT COURSES

Certificate Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5

COURSES AT TILLINGHAST FARM The Unbearable Lighting of Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Found Treasure! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Getting Groovy with Pop Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Celestial Creations: A Space Odyssey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Round and Round: Pointillism, Polka Dots + More! . . . . . . . . Start Cartooning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

FINE ARTS Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Drawing + Illustration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 Summer Weekend Technique Intensives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-11 Painting + Printmaking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-13 Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-16 Ceramics + Glass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Jewelry + Metal Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Sculpture + Woodworking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Book + Paper Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT + DESIGN STUDIES Product Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-22 Apparel + Textile Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23-25 Interior Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-27 DIGITAL DESIGN Digital Foundations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29-31 Graphic Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Advertising Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Animation + Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-35 Design for the Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-37

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ONLINE COURSES Photography: An Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Digital Foundations: The Adobe Alternative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 The History of Advertising Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Web Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Mastering Pokemon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 WEEKEND WORKSHOPS Drawing the Figure Boot Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Collage: Technique Intensive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Pastels: Technique Intensive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Watercolor: Technique Intensive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Gouache: Technique Intensive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Acrylic Painting + Mediums: Technique Intensive . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Oil Painting: Technique Intensive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Painting en Plein Air: 3-Day Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Jewelry Workshop: Handmade Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

YOUNG ARTIST PROGRAM

TO REACH US

Youth, Ages 6-12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39-43 Summer Vacation Camps, Ages 7-17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-45 Young Adults, Ages 12-17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-57 Young Adult Certificate Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58-59

Please feel free to contact us for more information, advising about RISD | CE programs, or simply to tell us what you think of our offerings.

GENERAL INFORMATION Campus Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Academic Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61-62 Financial Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Registration Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

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from absolute beginners through seasoned artists: art + design for everyone

Summer 2015 at

Summer bestows vibrant variations of light and color. Let RISD|CE help you take this awareness up a notch! Make glass and stone come alive in Introduction to Mosaic (P. 17), or create fabric dyes with the sun or with plants from your garden in Creating Dyes from Fruits, Vegetables, Flowers + Spices (P. 23). Dig your hands into earthy clay in Introduction to Ceramics: Hand-Building + Forming or Ceramics Studio: Plaster Moldmaking + Slip Casting (BOTH P. 17). Teens create costumes with natural materials like mosses, twigs and leaves in A Midsummer Daydream: Costume Design for Stage + Screen (P. 53), or stencil, hand dye and print fabrics in the weeklong camp Introduction to Fiber Arts: Weaving, Dyeing + Printing (P. 45). Young artists ages 7-12 have special full-day experiences in Tillinghast Farm camps. Through making art, young artists play with ideas of buried treasure in Found Treasure, circular themes in Round and Round: Pointillism, Polka Dots + More, new frontiers in Celestial Creations: A Space Odyssey, or vibrant 60s era art in Getting Groovy with Pop Art! (ALL P. 44-45) icon at the top of their course descriptions. New courses have the Don’t miss out on RISD|CE’s summer adventure!

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CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS Although any course in this publication may be taken for personal or professional enrichment, many may also be taken as part of a certificate program. Most RISD | CE certificate programs encompass a specific body of knowledge and practice that prepares candidates for rewarding positions in art and design fields. A background in art and design is helpful, but not necessary for any of these programs. Complete program information, Certificate Program Guides, advisor biographies, forms and policies may be found in the Certificate Programs section of ce.risd.edu.

Who May Enroll Courses are open to anyone interested in pursuing certificate subject matter for professional or personal growth. Certificate programs address specific professional training needs of adult students, many of whom have college and professional experience, but want to upgrade their skills or make a career change. Certificate program courses prepare students for work in their chosen fields, and part-time evening study allows people with career or family commitments to come back to school. Non-certificate students may take certificate courses provided they meet applicable prerequisites.

Programs Courses that apply to one or more of RISD | CE’s certificate programs are noted with the following codes. Please consult the Certificate Program Guides for each program’s prerequisites. Note: The codes below may differ from those used with the RISD degree programs.

How to Enroll

Read the Certificate Program Guide for the specific program(s) of interest to learn about program objectives, requirements and prerequisites, and then submit the Application for Candidacy at any time during the academic year. Courses taken prior to declaration may be applied toward a certificate within a one-year grace period, provided retroactive payment of applicable fees is made upon application.

Academic Advising

Should you have questions not answered in the Certificate Program Guides, please request an academic advisement appointment at 401 454-6200. Students interested in our certificate programs for young adults should visit ce.risd.edu or call 401 454-6200 for more information (see also page 58).

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Advertising Design

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Animation + Video

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Apparel Design

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Children’s Book Illustration

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Digital Photography

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Drawing + Painting Studies

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Jewelry + Light Metals

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Natural Science Illustration

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Web + Interactive Design

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Graduation

Candidates expecting to graduate in June 2015 should have already petitioned. If not, they must write to cemail@risd.edu to request a Petition to Graduate form.

Certificate program descriptions are listed on pages 4-5.

A Note about Electives Courses other than those listed here or in the Certificate Program Guides may qualify as electives with the permission of the certificate advisor. Students who have very specific professional needs should also discuss their requirements with the relevant advisor. 2

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Copywriting: Using Words to Persuade Digital Design for the Screen Digital Tools for Print Design

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Dimensional Color: Introduction to Color for Interior Design

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Drafting + Rendering for Interiors

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Drawing I

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Fine Sewing Techniques for Apparel

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From Dark to Lightroom

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Graphic Design Overview

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Graphic Design Studio: Identity Systems

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Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

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Materials for Interior Design

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Overview of Advertising Design

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Photography: An Introduction

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The Fashion Industry: A Practical Overview

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ADVERTISING DESIGN (AD)

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY (DI)

Gale Litchfield, Advisor

John Hames, Advisor

Marketing, promotion and persuasion are the objectives of the advertising professional; this certificate program teaches those core concepts and how they inform design practice. Students learn how to develop an advertising campaign and how to give it effective and media-specific form. The curriculum reflects the most current state of a discipline that is constantly changing, and follows an interdisciplinary model that provides students with a range of elective choices. Students exit with a portfolio that demonstrates their ability to create original concepts for market driven communications.

Photography is both an art and a science requiring both aesthetic and technical skills. This program addresses the need for photographers of all levels to stay technologically current and creatively relevant. With its broad instructional focus, the program is appropriate for both beginning and experienced photographers and equally pertinent to those who want to provide images in service of advertising, documentary or expressive needs. Students learn in the field, the digital processing lab and the lighting studio as they study camera techniques and the modification, exhibition and circulation of their portfolio of images.

Required courses are noted with AD-R. Electives are noted with AD-E.

Required courses are noted with DI-R. Electives are noted with DI-E.

ANIMATION + VIDEO (AV) Evan Villari, Advisor

Telling stories using the technology-rich vocabulary of film, animation and video gives one a unique opportunity to express a creative vision. This certificate program provides students with a fast-paced curriculum designed to give novices access to the field, as well as studies for forward-thinking professionals who want to keep pace with technological advances. As they participate in an interdisciplinary program of study, students choose from a wide range of courses that recognize different styles, methods and project workflow. Upon completion, students will be fluent with the moving image as a means of expression, and its unlimited potential as a business platform. Required courses are noted with AV-R. Electives are noted with AV-E.

APPAREL DESIGN (AP)

DRAWING + PAINTING STUDIES (DS) Michael Peery, Advisor Within the context of a structured studio environment, students develop critical skills in drawing and painting, and explore the intimate relationship between the two. The curriculum provides a solid foundation in depicting the subject and its setting, while providing tools for experimentation and self-expression. Participants develop confidence and competency with diverse techniques, and learn how to link them to conceptual concerns. The result is the ability to visually represent any subject, to develop one’s own personal visual language and to become self-directed to work independently as an artist. Required courses are noted with DS-R. Electives are noted with DS-E.

Philip Sawyer, Advisor In this program, students have the opportunity to develop skills in clothing design, sketching, patternmaking and draping, garment construction, textiles, and critical analysis. The curriculum also provides exposure to business practices, entrepreneurship, material sourcing, merchandising, styling and presentation. Students learn to develop their own collections to optionally submit to fashion shows and competitions. The program’s goal is to contribute meaningfully toward the skills needed to enter a full degree program, or prepare you to seek various entry-level positions in the fashion industry. Required courses are noted with AP-R. Electives are noted with AP-E.

CHILDREN’S BOOK ILLUSTRATION (CB) Cheryl Kirk Noll, Advisor

GRAPHIC DESIGN (GR) Dina Zaccagnini Vincent, Advisor The Graphic Design certificate program focuses on pragmatic problem solving through an emphasis on the design process. Students learn to effectively develop a piece from concept to delivery, as they study typography, image and image making methodologies, structure, systems and meaning – all in a project-based learning environment. Through hands-on exploration of publication design, book design (traditional and electronic), brand identity systems, exhibition and environmental design, poster design, package design, typeface design, surface design and information design, students acquire necessary skills while building a portfolio that will allow their confident entry into the design profession.

Required courses are noted with GR-R. Electives are noted with GR-E.

Aspiring illustrators are introduced to the multi-faceted world of children’s book design and illustration while surveying the creative, technical and business aspects of the illustration field. With an emphasis on process, students develop the skills in drawing, painting, writing, digital design, research and development they need to embark on an illustration career. Creating pictures that capture ideas is the central focus, as students become familiar with the unique formats and protocols of this highly specialized field while building an eye-catching portfolio. Required courses are noted with CB-R. Electives are noted with CB-E.

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INTERIOR DESIGN (ID)

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT + MANUFACTURING (PM) NEW!

David Paolino, Advisor

Mark Guarraia, Advisor

The Interior Design certificate program equips students with the skills and knowledge needed to create and implement all phases of an interior design. Courses address the creative aspects of the field as students develop the discipline and organizational skills that are the foundation of a successful business. Color, texture, light and the inherent characteristics of materials interact to convey the language of design together with such functional concerns as structural and space planning. Upon completion, students will be prepared to pursue a variety of careers in interior design. Please note: this non-credit program does not satisfy NCIDQ or ASID eligibility requirements.

Product developers work to shape the world we live in and the experiences we have within it. They practice human-centered design through careful planning and creative thinking, and ultimately drive user satisfaction and business growth. The Product Development + Manufacturing certificate program teaches students to use the design process to develop meaningful solutions to real-world problems. With this certificate, students will gain a range of fundamental creative, diagnostic, mechanical and visual skills allowing them to conquer the many challenges that arise in the product development process. The program reviews all phases of the product design and development lifecycle, including: conceptualization (sketching, product uses); research (competitive, ethnographic); design development (functions, reliability, sustainability, cost, quality, materials); computerized design; prototype testing; manufacturing and assembly; user testing; revisiting; distribution; and marketing. Students’ completed portfolio work and enhanced abilities will aid them as they pursue careers at product designand manufacturing-related firms or in entrepreneurial pursuits.

Required courses are noted with ID-R. Electives are noted with ID-E.

JEWELRY + LIGHT METALS (JM) Jennaca Davies, Advisor The Jewelry + Light Metals certificate program provides a broad-based introduction to and foundation in designing and making jewelry. Combining technical skills – including digital – with conceptual thinking, this focused program allows students to gain insight into and experience with making wearable works of art. The program provides a basis for future possibilities including serving internships, developing individual products for sale both online and in retail venues, setting up personal studios, starting independent businesses or developing portfolio work for application to a post-baccalaureate or MFA program in Jewelry and Metalsmithing. Required courses are noted with JM-R. Electives are noted with JM-E.

NATURAL SCIENCE ILLUSTRATION (NS) Amy Bartlett Wright, Advisor From Lady’s Slipper Orchids to Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, scientific illustrators must communicate accurate natural science information while applying artistic skills of design, drawing and painting. In this program, students develop the observational skills necessary for realistic depiction while honing artistic abilities to create visually powerful illustrations. Work is done from nature and rendered in a variety of media and techniques to find the right medium for each individual. The program utilizes RISD’s unique facilities, such as the Edna Lawrence Nature Lab, and local venues, including the Roger Williams Park Museum of Natural History, Zoo and Greenhouse. Students create portfolios, demonstrating competency in traditional and digital rendering of natural science subjects for the purpose of professional marketing and potential publication.

Required courses are noted with PM-R. Electives are noted with PM-E.

WEB + INTERACTIVE DESIGN (WE) Eric Paul Meier, Advisor This certificate program prepares students to enter, or stay current with, a complex and continually evolving field. Its programmatic objectives address technical functionality and design topics while acknowledging the electronic media professional’s responsibilities to organize information, communicate clearly and consider and incorporate the user’s needs. From the initial creative concept through website development and management, students assemble a Web portfolio while practicing the strategies for meeting a client’s expectations for timely project delivery. Required courses are noted with WE-R. Electives are noted with WE-E.

Required courses are noted with NS-R. Electives are noted with NS-E.

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Fine Arts FOUNDATION

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DRAWING + ILLUSTRATION

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SUMMER WEEKEND TECHNIQUE INTENSIVES PAINTING + PRINTMAKING PHOTOGRAPHY

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FOUNDATION Drawing I ages 18+ | FOUND-2214 | Robin Wiseman

Color Theory ages 18+ | FOUND-2215 | Carlotta Miller

For amateur and professional alike, drawing skills are fundamental to the artist’s visual education. Through guided practice, beginning students sharpen their powers of observation as they learn to translate what they see into drawings. Using basic tools and materials, students develop their drawing skills by exploring concepts such as line, form, value, proportion, perspective and composition. Through a series of graduated exercises, students learn to draw the figure, still lifes and the environment with confidence and prepare for further work in a variety of art media.

Van Gogh, Matisse, Titian and even Warhol were masterful colorists who used color deliberately to create powerful drama in their work. The dynamics of color are fundamental to virtually all design, illustration and painting. In this course, students explore how the concepts of value, hue and intensity relate to design and how the use of color is integral to a piece’s effect and ultimate success. As students explore the specific applications of color used by professionals in advertising, illustration and two- and threedimensional design, they come to understand the integration of art and science we call color theory.

Applies to: AD-E, AP-R, AV-E, CB-R, DS-R, GR-E, JM-R, NS-R Mondays + Wednesdays, Jun 8 – Jul 15 | 6:30-9:30pm 12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $505 | model fee $25

Applies to: AD-E, AV-E, CB-R, DI-E, DS-R, GR-E, ID-E, NS-R Mondays + Wednesdays, Jun 8 – Jul 15 | 6:30-9:30pm 12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $505 | lab fee $10

Two-Dimensional Design ages 18+ | FOUND-1815 | Deborah Forman Design is the discipline underlying all forms of visual expression, and an understanding of two-dimensional design principles is the basis for all 2D art forms. This course introduces students to the formal elements of design: line, shape, pattern, value, texture, color and space. Working through a variety of challenging exercises, students use these elements to solve problems of visual organization. The placement of visual elements into an organized whole is the basis of composition, and skills acquired in this class have direct applications to anyone working in two-dimensional media, from advertising art directors to illustrators, interior designers and painters. Applies to: AD-E, AV-E, CB-R, DI-E, DS-R, ID-R, JM-R, NS-R Tuesdays + Thursdays, Jun 9 – Jul 16 | 6:30-9:30pm 12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $505 | lab fee $10

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Give the gift of art! RISD | CE gift certificates make great presents, and are available in any denomination. Call 401 454-6200 for more information and to purchase a gift certificate.

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DRAWING + ILLUSTRATION Sketchbook ages 18+ | DWG-2291 | Lisa Perez

Drawing the Figure Boot Camp ages 18+ | DWG-0516 | Amy Wynne |

The sketchbook has a long history as an indispensable tool and repository for creative research and new ideas. This immersive course provides fertile ground for experimentation and spontaneity so that students can create an active, organic and dynamic sketchbook. From urban archaeology to Internet surfing, diverse projects introduce myriad technical skills and approaches, helping students to understand the vast potential of the visual arts. Media to be explored include charcoal, pencil, collage, photography, photo and image transfer, and photocopy, as well as various digital tools. Drawing is explored as a means of gathering information and reinforcing basic skills, and projects are designed to trigger the imagination, as well as help develop different ways of seeing and working. Ultimately, students discover many options for interpreting what they see and learn to catalogue ideas for future reference.

As with any acquired skill, drawing needs ongoing practice – especially with the figure as subject matter. This immersion into the high intensity practice of drawing the human form is intended as a quick review of the basics, focusing on hand-eye coordination and capturing the essence of the figure. Sessions begin with gestures and then move into longer poses where attention to human anatomy and understanding the underlying structure is emphasized. Students learn to simplify and focus on the totality of each movement and how all the parts work together to reinforce the direction and energy of the pose. Movement in terms of a sequence is introduced to create a dynamic series of drawings. A series of directed exercises targeting specific areas builds visual vocabulary. Breaking down the parts allows students to learn quick simple approaches to keep the momentum of the work going. All levels benefit from this approach where responding quickly and dynamically energizes the practice and the resulting drawing.

Applies to: CB-E, DS-E, NS-E Mondays, Jun 8 – Jul 13 | 6:30-9:30pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $340 | lab fee $10

Applies to: AV-E, CB-E, DS-E, NS-E Saturday + Sunday, Jul 18 + 19 | 10am-4pm 2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $240 | model fee $40

Human Anatomy: Heads, Hands + Feet ages 18+ | DWG-2696 | TBA

Drawing Animals: Structure + Texture ages 18+ | DWG-2227 | Amy Wynne

When drawing or sculpting the human form, the more complex elements of heads, hands and feet often prove difficult to render convincingly. Students in this course begin with the skeletal form, move into musculature and then address the topographical information of these specific forms. Starting with the head, students develop a conceptual model drawing based on measurements taken from the skull, which represents the “hard form” that makes us human. Students then explore the “soft forms” (such as musculature, fat distribution, cartilage, skin folds and hair growth patterns) that create an individual’s specific likeness. Moving to the hands and feet, students create conceptual forms, code joint movements, study the anatomical structures and address issues of proportion. In the end, students have a consistent process for creating naturalistic features that can be applied to any pose or position.

Beginning with prehistoric cave art, humans have always been fascinated with capturing the form and grace of animals. Indeed, artists learn to create dynamic drawings by understanding the structure of the skeleton and animal musculature. This course is appropriate for illustrators, animal lovers and fine artists – anyone interested in drawing animals – and accommodates all skill levels. Working in the RISD Nature Lab, students begin with studies of animal skulls and skeletons to gain a better understanding of proportion and structure. They move on to examine the superficial musculature, motion and comparative anatomy of these specimens. The course also explores proportion and balance, and introduces Renaissance techniques for rendering well-defined three-dimensional form. Ultimately, experimentation with materials and techniques strengthens students’ ability to render textural surface quality in depicting feathers, scales and fur. Note: Previous drawing experience is helpful but not required.

Applies to: AV-E, CB-E, DS-E, NS-E Tuesdays, Jun 9 – Jul 14 | 6:30-9:30pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $340 | model fee $25

Applies to: AV-E, CB-E, DS-E, NS-E Tuesdays, Jun 30 – Jul 21 | 6:30-9:30pm Saturday, Jul 25 | 10am-4pm 5 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $340 | lab fee $10

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Subject + Environment: Creating Wildlife Art ages 18+ | NATUR-0960 | Amy Bartlett Wright

Character Concepts for Game Design ages 18+ | ANIM-1722 | Paul Lyons

This advanced-level course expands upon the basic concepts of depicting form and structure first explored in Drawing from Nature: Form + Structure and Painting from Nature: Color + Light, and emphasizes composition, realistic rendering, directional lighting and the range of tonal values, challenging the student to depict the natural object as it relates to a background of realistic scenery. Discussions and demonstrations focus on composition and successful integration of subject and background. In addition, students are encouraged to think beyond representing an isolated natural object to painting a full, complete image of the living entity in its environment.

Video game characters seem to spring forth effortlessly from your game console into bright and bold simulated life. Their creation, however, is a deliberate one involving research, thoughtful draftsmanship and revision. In this course, an experienced concept artist introduces the process, beginning with editorial interpretation and the adoption of themes and concepts that sustain player interest and enhance gameplay. As they create a suite of characters, students are exposed to lessons in advanced drawing techniques, moving between works on paper and Photoshop files and practicing composite workflow. The course is ideal for animators and illustrators interested in exploring the game design industry.

Applies to: NS-E Prerequisite: Painting from Nature: Color + Light or permission of the instructor

Applies to: AV-E

Thursdays, Jun 11 – Jul 16 | 6:30-9:30pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $340

Thursdays, Jun 11 – Jul 16 | 6:30-9:30pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $530

Digital Illustration Techniques ages 18+ | COMC-3569 | Matthew E. Paquin

Caricature ages 18+ | ILUS-1201 | Phil Oliveira

All graphic artists need to accept the role that digital technology has assumed in the creation and delivery of illustrated works. Although never intended to replace pencil, ink, paper and paint, technology can introduce workflow options that complement those traditional tools. The Apple computer, scanner and printer are the primary components in this course in which students learn how a graphite drawing in a sketchbook can be transformed – with the deliberate use of Adobe Photoshop – into a dependable and transportable file. As the discussion of workflow unfolds, students are acquainted with the editorial judgments made by supervising art directors and publishers. It is a peek into both the technical process and the business decision-making needed by anyone accepting a contract to deliver a digital image.

Observe, twist and distort: This is the process for caricature artists who create illustrations that are at times silly, outrageous or even disturbing, but always clever. Students in this workshop learn to identify the unique features of a subject’s face, exaggerating them to create amusingly accurate caricatures. Working from sketch to finished drawing, students consider styles and portrait views while exploring working in pen and ink, pencil, marker and colored pencil. Lessons include demonstrations, viewing of references, critiques, and drawing from a live model to create cartoon work that is certainly fantastic, if not always flattering!

Applies to: AD-E, AV-E, CB-E, DI-E, GR-E, NS-E, WE-E

Prerequisite: Introduction to Adobe Photoshop or equivalent experience

Applies to: AV-E, CB-E Wednesdays, Jul 22 – Aug 5 | 6:30-9:30pm 3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $170

Tuesdays, Jun 9 – Jul 14 | 6:30-9:30pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $530

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Summer Weekend Technique Intensives Do you have plenty of ideas, but fumble around looking for ways to express them? The answer to this dilemma lies in finding and mastering the medium that best suits your ideas and style – a process requiring time and experimentation. This series of weekend technique intensives gives you exposure to a variety of media, with exercises and strategies to help you gain a new skill set in a short time period. Take one, two or all for a total immersion. Once you find the appropriate means to express yourself, you are able to focus on your ideas, and let your imagination run wild.

Collage

Pastels

ages 18+ | ILUS-1203 | TBA |

ages 18+ | PNT-0505 | Michele Noiset |

Collage, from the French verb coller, meaning “to glue,” is created when unrelated elements (usually paper) are assembled and glued together to form a new whole. This workshop introduces some of the fundamental techniques to consider when making a collage, and addresses issues of compositional structure – including color relationships, direction and movement – so the elements work in relation to each other and as a unified piece. A collage may include magazine and newspaper clippings, ribbons, paint, bits of colored or handmade papers, portions of other artwork or texts, photographs and other found objects – glued to a piece of paper or canvas support. With applications to painting, illustration and digital design, collage is a valuable skill to add to one’s artistic arsenal. Its origins can be traced back hundreds of years, but the technique made a dramatic reappearance in the early 20th Century with work by artists Braque and Picasso, and is currently undergoing a resurgence in contemporary art.

Fresh, pure and instant color – without tubes to squeeze, paint to mix or brushes to clean – is the hallmark of pastels. This versatile medium lends itself to a large range of stylistic possibilities, from softly blended surfaces to free, sketch-like layering. Students in this workshop are introduced to materials and techniques, as they learn to create different visual effects depending on the supports (paper, board, etc.) and grounds. Demonstrations are given on the various ways to build drawings, including mapping and mark-making – such as blocking, optical mixing, scumbling and feathering – as well as other drawing fundamentals. Working primarily with soft pastels on colored paper, students learn to build composition through light and value, form, tone and color. Applies to: CB-E, DS-E, NS-E Saturday + Sunday, Jun 27 + 28 | 10am-4pm 2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $240 | lab fee $10

Applies to: CB-E, DS-E, NS-E Saturday + Sunday, Jun 20 + 21 | 10am-4pm 2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $240 | lab fee $20

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Watercolor ages 18+ | PNT-0346 | Cheryl Kirk Noll |

Acrylic Painting + Mediums ages 18+ | PNT-1500 | Mara Metcalf |

Using a more controlled and illustrative approach to painting with watercolors, students in this intensive workshop gain confidence and skill through comprehensive demonstrations and hands-on exercises. Techniques include brush control, applying flat and gradated washes, masking and layering to create form. Students experiment with different papers and effects, including wet in wet, dry brush, lifting and texturing. The essential issues of color mixing, composition and value are addressed through quick studies, progressing toward larger color pieces. The instructor provides subject material, and students are encouraged to work from their own sources.

Acrylic paint dries very quickly, requiring a “medium” to keep it consistently fluid and workable. The acrylic paint section of any art store can be overwhelming, however, with virtually hundreds of mediums too expensive to experiment with and too time consuming to fully explore. This weekend intensive workshop breaks down the “goo” by introducing techniques and approaches for enhancing and expanding your acrylic painting experience. Students are introduced to glazing and glazes, building texture and surfaces, extending color, and creating opaque and transparent effects. Students also learn to use tools such as brushes, scrapers and mat knives in different ways. Experimentation and risk-taking is encouraged, enabling students to create a finished panel or canvas piece while gaining the confidence to choose mediums for individual projects.

Applies to: CB-E, DS-E, NS-E Saturday + Sunday, Jun 13 + 14 | 10am-4pm 2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $240 | lab fee $10

Gouache ages 18+ | PNT-0508 | Courtney Jordan | From loose sketches to formal, rendered work, many exciting and expressive effects are possible with gouache. Its unique properties of opacity, matte finish and fast drying time make gouache a favorite medium of illustrators, art directors, surface and fashion designers, and fine artists alike. Easy to manipulate, gouache allows for rapid and fluid working styles, with the ability to achieve high levels of detail. These qualities make gouache a valuable addition to any artist’s repertoire. In this workshop, students experience the spontaneity and immediacy of gouache firsthand, as they practice methods and techniques for gouache application based on instructor demonstrations and discussions of color mixing, wash techniques and brushwork. Composition, color theory and fundamental design principles are also discussed. Students work from direct observation and photo reference to create several small studies and paintings, gaining a solid understanding of the medium’s broad applications. Applies to: CB-E, DS-E, NS-E Saturday + Sunday, Jul 18 + 19 | 10am-4pm 2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $240 | lab fee $10

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Oil Painting ages 18+ | PNT-0344 | Sandra Erbacher | Without the right first steps, oil painting can be a challenging medium. This class aims to get students on the right track by emphasizing technique and strategy, while encouraging experimentation and individual development. Students are given an introduction to paint, brushes, medium and palette set-up. They then learn mixing, direct paint application, and consideration of value, color and composition, gaining knowledge and confidence in beginning and sustaining a painting. Learning to quickly establish design elements within a composition and assert a specific point of view, as well as understanding the importance of directional lighting, are crucial to critical first steps. A survey of the fundamentals of representational painting is presented. The class is structured around hands-on demonstrations and painting a variety of subjects so students gain familiarity with this exciting medium. Applies to: CB-E, DS-E, NS-E Saturday + Sunday, Jul 18 + 19 | 10am-4pm 2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $240 | lab fee $10

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PAINTING + PRINTMAKING Introduction to Printmaking ages 18+ | PRINT-4415 | TBA This course introduces students to pochoir (hand stenciling), linoleum block carving, and printing and trace monotypes (as well as other hand-pulled monotype processes). Two weeks are spent on each process, allowing students to become familiar with making plates/blocks, inking, registration methods and hand printing techniques. In addition to in-depth technical instruction, students delve into each technique’s place within the history of art. As printmaking often requires the use of equipment only available in specialized shops, this course exposes students to accessible processes that can easily be practiced in any space with limited materials. The course is ideal for those who want to expand upon their drawing skills, or for artists working in other media who would like to experiment with mark making, surface texture and the production of multiples. Applies to: CB-E, DS-E, NS-E Tuesdays, Jun 9 – Jul 14 | 6:30-9:30pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $340 | lab fee $40

Watercolor ages 18+ | PNT-1501 | Richard Marthers Producing a well-designed and dynamic watercolor is no accident; success comes through careful planning. In this course, students learn to develop a “road map” to more effectively attain the results they desire in their finished paintings. Along with planning and learning control, an understanding of the transparent qualities of the medium is essential. Students explore tonal handling, light, volume and composition as they master the subtleties and complexities of this transparent medium. Both wet and dry techniques are covered, as are washes, color transparencies and glazing. Demonstrations and class exercises promote an understanding of watercolor’s possibilities and limitations. Design principles are incorporated to make this a great primer or refresher course for both beginners new to the medium and veteran watercolorists. Applies to: CB-E, DS-E Thursdays, Jun 11 – Jul 16 | 6:30-9:30pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $340

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Materials + Techniques ages 18+ | PNT-2621 | Sandra Erbacher

Introduction to Painting en Plein Air ages 18+ | PNT-0347 | Martin Smick |

It is essential for artists of all levels to have both knowledge of and familiarity with the materials and techniques specific to oil painting in order to fully perfect their craft. Through demonstrations, lectures and hands-on practice, topics covered include stretching canvas and preparing surfaces (cardboard, masonite, wood) for painting supports, paints and paint application, brushes, developing a color palette, and solvents and varnishes. Tonal techniques, direct painting, underpainting and glazing, and use of a palette knife are also explored. Emphasis is on skill building, rather than on specific image making, so the student is free to experiment. Please note that the course is appropriate for artists of all skill levels.

While the experience of painting “en plein air” (in the open air) is exhilarating and intense, ever-changing light conditions can also make it challenging. This on-site intensive course introduces students to specific strategies for working outside. Beginning with an introduction to essential materials, palette set-up and color mixing, composing and blocking in shapes along with other plein-air techniques, students plan and execute compelling compositions in changing light, observing nature quickly and with confidence, and gain an understanding of mixing colors and specific palettes for landscape. The class takes place on the beautiful grounds of Blithewold Mansion and Gardens, where the backdrop of clouds, water and landscape – each with its own set of textural concerns – provides the exciting subject matter. Come experience this landscape setting while improving your painting skills. It will prepare you for a summer – and potentially lifetime – of painting outdoors. Note: The lab fee covers daily admission to Blithewold. Class meets at an off-campus location; directions are sent to registered students.

Applies to: CB-E, DS-R, NS-E Tuesdays, Jun 9 – Jul 14 | 6:30-9:30pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $340 | lab fee $20

Painting on Small Panels ages 18+ | PNT-1594 | Sean Riley Artists have always been engaged by the question of how big or how small to make their work to appropriately convey what they want to express. Does size matter in painting? Yes, it does. And in this class, students explore the relationship of format to painting and how to create work on a small scale. Formats to be explored include diptychs, triptychs and sequential wall pieces. Students prepare wood, masonite or support panels of their choosing with gesso. Quick paint sketches are then generated directly from still life and figure sources. Composition, scale relationships, and color structures are all strong considerations when making a small piece. The painting techniques of scumbling, wet into wet, and working thick and thin are also investigated.

Applies to: CB-E, DS-E, NS-E Mondays, Jun 8 – Jul 13 | 10am-3pm 6 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $430 | lab fee $20

Applies to: CB-E, DS-E, NS-E Wednesdays, Jun 10 – Jul 15 | 7-10pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $340 | model fee $20

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Painting en Plein Air: 3-Day Workshop ages 18+ | PNT-4492 | Amy Wynne | Take your outdoor painting to the next level: This workshop teaches you how to transition from outside sketches to more developed studio paintings. Students start the day making field sketches in the form of small gouache or watercolor studies, and in the afternoon convert these into larger studio paintings. Rather than rely on cameras, students use their small studies and the immediacy of memory to make the larger paintings and experience a more liberating and exciting way of working. Out in the field, students are shown how to set up a palette, mix colors, and quickly block in value masses and color while simplifying forms. Composition is always an inherent consideration as students begin to interpret what is seen. In the studio, students learn how to scale up from smaller to bigger formats, and how to sustain the immediacy and spontaneity experienced outdoors.

Summer Weekend Technique Intensives

P. 10–11

Experiment with a variety of media, and gain a new skill set in a short time period. Collage

Gouache

Pastels

Acrylic Painting + Mediums

Watercolor

Oil Painting

Applies to: CB-E, DS-E, NS-E Friday, Jul 10 | 5-9pm Saturday + Sunday, Jul 11 + 12 | 9am-5pm 3 sessions | 20 contact hours | tuition $405 | lab fee $20 summer registration opens april 20

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PHOTOGRAPHY Photography: An Introduction ages 18+ | PHO-1647, PHO-2453 | John Hames, Evan Villari |

Introduction to the Black-and-White Darkroom ages 18+ | PHO-1602 | John Hames

This course for new and amateur photographers introduces ways of seeing through the lens and makes plain the underlying two-dimensional design issues and visual concepts hidden within the photographic image. Through weekly assignments and critiques, students explore ways to use photography and photographic conventions for their own unique personal expression. Lessons include the technical operations like focus, shutter speed and aperture common to all cameras, and how they influence artistic choices. Whether you are interested in traditional or digital photography, this course provides a strong foundation for any subsequent photographic pursuit.

This foundation level photography course is a hands-on introduction to silver printing in a black-and-white darkroom. Lessons include film developing, chemistry and enlarger use; making contact prints and work prints; and final printing in the darkroom using variable contrast materials. Darkroom safety and etiquette are also discussed to ensure a safe and productive lab. This course provides an alternative to digital workflow, and is essential preparation for any photographer planning a greater commitment to traditional photography.

Applies to: AD-E, AV-E, CB-E, DI-R, DS-E, GR-E, NS-E, WE-E

Prerequisite: Photography: An Introduction

Applies to: AD-E, AV-E, DI-E, GR-E

PHO-1647 | John Hames | Traditional Format Wednesdays, Jun 10 – Jul 15 | 6:30-9:30pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $340

Thursdays, Jun 11 – Jul 16 | 6:30-9:30pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $340 | lab fee $20

PHO-2453 | Evan Villari | Online Format Jun 8 – Jul 20 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | Online Course

Advanced Photoshop: The Digital Darkroom ages 18+ | PHO-1608 | David Fleurant

Understanding Digital Photography ages 18+ | PHO-1658 | Brittany McGuire With the digital revolution in full swing, the challenge in digital photography is to manage this burgeoning technology. Through lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice, students in this course learn to operate digital cameras and to utilize them as precise tools for image capture. Discussions include the many camera, lens and equipment options available to digital photographers and how to establish a digital workflow. As students develop technical and aesthetic skills, they explore shooting techniques, composition and framing, as well as the basics of light control. Other topics covered include image management, adjustment and editing in Photoshop, and printing and archiving digital images. Whether the student’s interest is in fine art, portraiture, event photography or product advertising, or simply in making the move from film to digital, this course provides a solid foundation for future work.

Beyond the basics of the Photoshop tool kit lies a sea of possibilities for image adjustment and manipulation. Intended as a followup to Introduction to Adobe Photoshop, this in-depth course pays particular attention to advanced image controls for color correction, exposure with contrast adjustment and overall image refinement. We revisit selection tools and explore their advanced uses for creating masks, layer masks and paths. Lectures and demonstrations are supported by in-class and homework assignments, where students have the opportunity to investigate new techniques and apply them to their own photographs. Emphasis is given to developing an image workflow, and we cover the particulars of file formats and organization, as well as color management and calibration. We also begin to explore the finer points of digital printing. Applies to: AD-E, AV-E, DI-R, GR-E, WE-E Prerequisite: Introduction to Adobe Photoshop Wednesdays, Jun 10 – Jul 15 | 6:30-9:30pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $530

Applies to: AD-E, AV-E, CB-E, DI-R, DS-E, GR-E, JM-E, NS-E, WE-E Prerequisite: Photography: An Introduction Tuesdays + Thursdays, Jun 9 – Jul 16 | 6:30-9:30pm 12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $725

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Earth, Sea + Sky: Approaching Landscape Photography ages 18+ | PHO-1607 | Shane Gutierrez |

The Digital Print ages 18+ | PHO-1618 | David Fleurant

A well-executed landscape photograph conveys not only the reality but the soul of the scene it surveys. This course is for photographers who want to develop that inner eye. Our classroom is all around us as we meet at nearby gardens, shorelines, and historic and wooded sites throughout the region. Together we review ways to engage our subject matter, exploring qualities of light, line, pattern, texture and color that combine to become the most successful photographic composition. Throughout the experience we experiment with lenses, exposure, point of view and filters as we capture images that are at times sublime, quaint or ironic. By the sunset of the course, students leave with a body of new work and renewed respect for the power of the natural landscape. Note: This course meets at various off-campus locations (including Tillinghast Farm); directions are sent to registered students.

Your family photos on the mantel are evidence of the deep tradition of the photograph as an object of great importance. The photographic print as an object of beauty and value underlies this course, which examines the generation, presentation and preservation of the digital photographic image. In this age of pixels and camera RAW files, image longevity requires a complete understanding of archival inks and the image’s digital profile. Students in this course build upon their existing knowledge of Photoshop as they learn to properly balance the variables that create a stunning image on paper. Throughout the experience, participants become more familiar with the digital workflow as they gain a new understanding of this final step in the digital photographic printmaking process.

Applies to: AV-E, DI-E

Tuesdays, Jun 30 – Aug 4 | 6:30-9:30pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $530 | lab fee $50

Prerequisites: Photography: An Introduction or Understanding Digital Photography

Applies to: AD-E, AV-E, DI-R, GR-E Prerequisite: Advanced Photoshop: The Digital Darkroom

Tuesdays, Jun 9 – Jul 28 | 5:30-8:30pm 8 sessions | 24 contact hours | tuition $540

The Candid Moment ages 18+ | PHO-1667 | John Hames

From Dark to Lightroom ages 18+ | PHO-1639 | Michelle Lundquist

Wonderfully real, candid portraits of family and friends transcend basic posed snapshots, capturing a moment in time and preserving a memory for years to come. Students in this class learn the importance of willingness, trust, respect, and timing in the making of memorable and satisfying portraits of those people whom they care about, and learn how to successfully approach new subjects whose cooperation and interests present new possibilities. We view the work of master photographers, and discuss the success and intentions of our classmates, all with the view of encouraging more gratifying work. Note: Students may wish to work with digital or film cameras, and may shoot in color or black and white. As this is not a darkroom course, plan to have film developed and printed at a local lab.

The popularity of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom continues to grow among photographers who want to quickly organize, process and output their images, enabling them to spend more time taking photographs and less time in front of their computers. This course introduces you to Lightroom (LR), and demonstrates how you can streamline your digital workflow when working with large volumes of digital photographs. Course topics include importing, RAW developing, and global and local adjustments that lead to output options, including printing and upload to Web galleries. By the end of the course, you will have learned techniques that can improve your productivity, while at the same time more effectively representing yourself as a modern digital photographer. Applies to: AD-E, AV-E, DI-R, GR-E

Applies to: AV-E, DI-E Mondays, Jun 8 – Jul 13 | 6:30-9:30pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $530

Prerequisite: Understanding Digital Photography Fridays, Jun 12 – Jul 24 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class 7/3 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $530

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Photography Foundations: Camera RAW Capture + Processing ages 18+ | PHO-1687 | David Fleurant

Sexy, playful, fun: These are the watchwords for portraits in the pinup tradition. Whether they are rendered as photorealistic paintings such as those by Gil Elvgren or as lensed images, the pictures of models like Betty Page and Sophia Loren have become significant to modern visual culture. This digital photography course embraces their spirit, as students participate in the process that leads to eye-catching images of glamorous women. The course begins with a historical context, lessons in casting your subject and the styling of hair, makeup and costume. Students then practice lighting, exposure and framing techniques that result in images certain to add dimension and allure to any photographer’s portfolio. Note: Class meets at an off-campus location; directions are sent to registered students.

For the photographer new to digital photography, an understanding of raw file capture and processing techniques is essential. Because a raw file contains so much information, it gives you greater control over the interpretation of an image, allowing you to change your mind about settings even after you’ve taken a photograph. In this class, your instructor presents the various options available, their advantages and disadvantages, and demonstrates conversion and editing workflows. We then shift through the various conventions and formats (RAW, JPEG, TIFF). Students leave the session filled with newfound confidence in their ability to capture and process photographic images.

Applies to: AD-E, AV-E, DI-E

Applies to: AV-E, DI-E, WE-E

Fridays, Jun 12 – 26 | 6-9pm 3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $260 | lab fee $45

Thursday, Aug 6 | 6:30-9:30pm 1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $115

iPhone Photography ages 18+ | PHO-1692 | Evan Villari

Gaining Control of Your Digital Camera ages 18+ | PHO-1662 | Brittany McGuire

It is now possible for anyone to take truly exceptional photographs, without having to rely on professional equipment. Apple has dominated the smartphone market for years with the iPhone’s touch-screen technology, retina display and remarkably sharp 8mp built-in camera. In this workshop, end users and pro shooters alike learn how to use the most current versions, as well as pertinent apps, to effectively compose, calibrate and capture breathtaking imagery. Students also learn how to organize, share, geo-locate and enhance existing photos while gaining the skills to compose future masterpieces or even just better photos from the next birthday, graduation or vacation.

Do you have a digital camera but feel unsure about how to use it effectively? This course is intended for students who have little or no experience using a digital camera and want to gain a basic understanding of how to use one to its maximum advantage. We cover everything from initial setup and deciphering the camera’s menus and settings, to making accurate exposures and dealing with focusing and white balance issues. We also explore the different options available for controlling lighting in various situations. The exit outcome is a newfound confidence in handling your digital camera. Please bring your camera, its instruction manual and a willingness to learn to this fast-paced introductory course.

Applies to: AD-E, AV-E, DI-E, GR-E, WE-E

Applies to: AD-E, AV-E, GR-E, WE-E

Friday, Jul 31 | 6:30-9:30pm 1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $115

Wednesday, Jul 22 | 6:30-9:30pm 1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $115

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CERAMICS + GLASS Introduction to Ceramics: Hand-Building + Forming ages 18+ | CERAM-1403 | Jian Yu From a simple vase to a complex sculptural object, hand-building is an essential aspect of beginning to work with clay. Moving and shaping clay with one’s hands is one of the oldest creative impulses, and the basis of the hand-building process that needs no special tools or equipment. In this class, students are introduced to the three main techniques: pinch, coil and slab. The pinch method typically refers to pots that are formed from a clay ball, with the clay pushed from the inside out to form a vessel, which can then be altered and formed. With the coil method, long rope-shaped pieces are rolled and then coiled around a base, building up to create a vessel or form. With the slab method, a lump of clay is rolled out using either a hand-held roller or the larger roller to form a flattened piece of clay that can then be worked with, such as adding texture. As students build their forms and prepare them for firing, discussion of both the firing process and glazes completes the cycle of the ceramic process. Wednesdays, Jun 10 – Jul 15 | 6:30-9:30pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $340 | lab fee $70

Ceramics Studio: Plaster Moldmaking + Slip Casting ages 18+ | CERAM-1402 | Jian Yu Typically used for the mass production of ceramics, the use of molds is a simple way to make multiple copies of simple or complex forms with little effort and consistent results. In this class, students begin by creating simple press molds and progressively build up to making multi-piece molds for slip casting. This consists of pouring liquid body – “slip” – into the mold, and allowing it to form a layer – “cast” – on the inside cavity of the mold. An easy way to replicate ceramic pieces in volume, especially for shapes not easily made on the wheel, slip casting also allows for experimentation with surface treatment, decoration and ornamentation. Firing and simple glazing are also discussed. Mondays, Jun 8 – Jul 13 | 6:30-9:30pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $340 | lab fee $70

Introduction to Hot Glass ages 18+ | GLAS-0602 | Bill Riker | This class takes place at a professional glassblower’s studio for students to learn the basics of working molten glass, and see how this transparent medium both accommodates and challenges the imagination. Through demonstrations and hands-on experience, students explore contemporary glass-working techniques under the guidance of a skilled artisan, with historic and modern examples of glass works providing inspiration and perspective. As the course progresses, students are encouraged to experiment as far as their newly acquired skills take them. Note: Class meets at an off-campus location; directions are sent to registered participants. SECTION 01 | Tuesdays, Jun 9 – Jul 14 | 6-9pm

SECTION 02 | Wednesdays, Jun 10 – Jul 15 | 6-9pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $495 | lab fee $45

Advanced Hot Glass ages 18+ | GLAS-0608 | Bill Riker | A master glassblower takes years to perfect his or her craft. This course is designed for those ready to further develop and refine their glassblowing skills. Here, students are guided to move beyond the beginning level to include exploration of complex multi-part forms and shapes. With the fundamentals fully digested, students can concentrate on defining their individual viewpoint and conceptual thinking skills, and start to work in teams on group projects. Please note that the course takes place at a professional glassblower’s studio with demonstrations and techniques tailored to each student’s needs and interests. In all cases, however, experimentation is highly encouraged. Note: Class meets at an off-campus location; directions are sent to registered participants. Prerequisite: Introduction to Hot Glass or equivalent experience Thursdays, Jun 11 – Jul 16 | 6-9pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $495 | lab fee $45

Introduction to Mosaic ages 18+ | CERAM-1401 | Sandra Erbacher Mosaic – the process of creating images by arranging and assembling small pieces of colored glass or stone, known as tesserae – has existed since early Mesopotamia in the 3rd Century, B.C. This class covers the fundamentals of this ancient craft including the basic techniques, tools and materials involved in creating mosaics, including cutting, adhesives, substrates, design/layout and grouting. Students are introduced to the history of the art form; direct and indirect methods; and a wide variety of materials; and complete two projects of their own design during the class. Students are encouraged to experiment with color and texture to discover the artistic possibilities of mosaic, and are ultimately able to transition from making mosaics in a classroom context to making work at home. Thursdays, Jun 11 – Jul 16 | 6:30-9:30pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $340 | lab fee $60

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JEWELRY + METAL ARTS Jewelry Workshop: Handmade Chains ages 18+ | JEWEL-0500 | Amie Plante |

Jewelry Studio: Stone Setting ages 18+ | JEWEL-0499 | Jennaca Davies

Beginning with the basic building block of jewelry design – the wire jump ring, or starting link of a chain – this workshop gives students an introduction to a variety of handmade chain options. Using pliers available from any hardware store and easy-to-make jigs, students learn how to form jump rings of all sizes and shapes. Students then use their jump rings to make samples of different chain patterns and select their favorite to create their own necklace, bracelet and/or earrings. Basic wire wrapping techniques, perfect for incorporating stones and found objects, are introduced. Additionally, ways to alter the wire’s surface and texture by hammering, twisting, carving and drilling are presented, and students learn how to apply various finishes to their pieces. Students explore the possibilities for unique forms by going beyond the basic circle chains and hoops. No jewelry experience is necessary, and everything learned in class can easily be practiced at home.

Like a fantastic frame for a piece of art, the right setting for a precious stone or gem intensifies its visual impact and beauty. This beginner course focuses on two aspects of jewelry ornamentation techniques – simple stone settings and the ancient art of filigree. The stone setting methods introduced include bezel, prong and flush settings. Filigree, meaning “wirework,” is an ancient technique that combines the curling, twisting and bending of fine threads of wire into intricate designs joined with solder. By the middle of this course, students begin to use their newfound stone setting and filigree abilities to complete their own rings, earrings and other unique pieces of handmade jewelry. This course is for beginners as well as more advanced students wanting to learn a specialized technique. Note: Students must purchase a basic jewelry kit at the RISD Store 3D.

Applies to: JM-E Saturday + Sunday, Jun 13 + 14 | 10am-4pm 2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $240 | lab fee $30

Applies to: JM-E Mondays, Jun 8 – Jul 20 | 6-9pm 7 sessions | 21 contact hours | tuition $405 | lab fee $50

New Jewelry: Materials + Techniques ages 18+ | JEWEL-1127 | Amie Plante Jewelry can mean many things, but what makes a piece of jewelry unique isn’t necessarily the cost. Rather, it’s the innovation, creativity and originality of the artist’s design. Technique helps to realize a design and this course introduces both new techniques with old materials and old techniques with new materials – including beads and beading, chainmaking, knotting, wire and wrapping, fabrics, leather, found and natural objects, industrial materials such as washers and bolts, and various finishing techniques. Projects include designing and making a variety of styles of necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Students are given a historical background on jewelry design as context for their work. As no special facilities are required, all techniques can be practiced at home by students of all levels of experience.

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Woodworking I ages 18+ | WOOD-0811 | Shane Richards

Papermaking ages 18+ | BOOK-2162 | Suzette Cozzens

In this course, students gain the knowledge and skills required to work safely and efficiently with hand and power tools. Additionally, students learn the properties of various wood species, how to identify different wood types, and how to mill wood. The class begins with an introduction and review of basic woodworking skills such as measuring, the use of marking and hand tools, and advances to the function and safe operation of power tools such as table saws, band saws, joiners, planers, drill presses and sanders. Students receive instruction in effective gluing and assembly techniques, as well as the basics of wood finishing. Students put all of these skills and techniques into practice with a series of projects they build in the wood shop.

The art of papermaking, first discovered more than 2,000 years ago in China, remains very similar to its origins. This course introduces a variety of papermaking techniques, including preparing pulps, processing fiber, pulling and drying sheets, layering, pulp pigmentation and making watermarks. Using natural dyes, participants make colored sheets and produce many individual pieces of handmade paper, each one an example of this centuries-old process. Students are encouraged to experiment with integrating materials such as plants and flowers into the paper. The history of papermaking is discussed, and examples of the multitude of possibilities for papermaking are shown. Papermaking is an exciting and relatively easy process, with many interesting applications for artists, craftspeople and educators.

Applies to: ID-E, PM-E Thursdays, Jun 11 – Jul 16 | 6:30-9:30pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $340 | lab fee $50

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PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT The History of Product Design ages 18+ | PDM-0384 | Matthew Bird History is a powerful tool; a basic understanding of the history of design and familiarity with important design movements and designers is essential for thorough design work. By examining the work of other designers, we are better able to identify our own interests and concerns, and avoid repeating mistakes that have been navigated in the past. This lecture-based class presents the history of industrial design in a way that links it to today’s studio work, and offers connection points to link past design activity with future design success. The lectures present a chronological overview of the profession of industrial design and its antecedents. Topics discussed include major design movements, significant designers, manufacturers, and design-related companies, innovations in technology and material use, the development of sales, marketing, and user-focused designing, and the history of the design process. Applies to: PM-R Mondays + Wednesdays, Jun 8 – 24 | 6:30-9:30pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $340

Drawing + Rendering for Product Design ages 18+ | PDM-0383 | Jorge Paricio This course includes the use of a variety of media, substrates and techniques, providing students with the confidence to render and draw effectively. As each rendering technique is introduced, students are able to apply their newly acquired skills to in-class exercises, critiques and weekly assignments that advance in complexity. The work ranges from quick ideation sketches and rapid visualization to the creation of fully rendered images with markers, pencils and pastels. The course provides a foundation for any designer who wishes to incorporate rendering and sketching into their projects and to communicate visually with clients, vendors and other designers. Applies to: PM-R Tuesdays, Jun 9 – Jul 14 | 6:30-9:30pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $340 | lab fee $10

Product Development for Apparel + Accessories: From Concept to Manufacturing ages 18+ | PDM-2988 | Sherri Hostage Innovative product ideas often screech to a halt at the product development stage. Where most fashion entrepreneurs fail is in their ability to apply an interconnected systems approach to design principles and techniques across all phases of product design and manufacturing. This course explores best practices in successful product development, providing an overview of conceptualization, research, how to communicate assembly and diagram details, and creating specification and cost sheets. Students take their own idea and/or one chosen together as a class, and walk through ideation, quality and logistics; materials and sourcing partners; sample making; how to evaluate and communicate prototype revisions; basic grading in apparel; and fundamentals of large-scale manufacturing, distribution and marketing. By learning the many questions to ask and applying creative problem-solving skills, you’ll get a jump-start on creating a real business from a great idea. Note: The class focuses on soft lines (apparel and accessories) only. Applies to: PM-E Wednesdays, Jun 10 – Jul 15 | 6:30-9:30pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $340 | lab fee $10

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Principles of 3D Modeling ages 18+ | PROD-4230 | Matthew E. Paquin Gain a solid understanding of 3D modeling – an increasingly important technological necessity – with this beginning-level course. The course begins with an overview of the process and its short history, as well as the vocabulary common to all 3D workflow. Students interpret a design brief, first with pencil-on-paper sketches, and then use computer-generated imagery as they gain a basic familiarity with modeling and proofing tools that may include Sculptris, Autodesk 123D Design, Sketch-Up and netfabb. Toward the end of the course, the instructor demonstrates output options that include rapid printing (a.k.a. additive fabrication). Upon completion of the course, students will have created models of simple objects that they can output independently at a later date. Applies to: AV-E, PM-E Mondays, Jun 8 – Jul 13 | 6:30-9:30pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $530

Parametric Modeling with Rhino ages 18+ | PROD-0777 | Walter Zesk The Rhino plug-in Grasshopper is a graphical algorithm editor that allows the user to build parametric models, without the prefabricated data sets and design assumptions of previous software products. Grasshopper requires no programming or scripting knowledge, and has an intuitive interface, allowing designers the freedom to roam in a full-featured modeling environment. Students in this course begin with Grasshopper basics, including paneling and patterning tools, and progress to the construction of generative models based on classic recursion formulas. Exercises develop into projects, as students become proficient in the use of this groundbreaking 3D tool, joining a rapidly growing community of visualization professionals.

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Laser Cutting ages 18+ | JEWEL-1118 | David Dilks Laser cutting technology lets you cut or etch out your design, be it super simple or highly intricate, from wood, acrylic, paper, fabric etc. with speed and enormous precision. The process begins with a line drawing of a sample piece to learn the necessary consistency, followed by learning to translate models and sketches into digital files for input into the computer, and then cutting with the laser. The process digitally directs the output of a laser at the material to be cut, which then either melts, burns or vaporizes, leaving an edge with a high-quality finish. Additionally, lasers can “rasterize” (using bitmap pixel information from applications like Photoshop) and burn an image at various depths. A variety of materials are experimented with including acrylic, paper, cardboard, thin laminate and wood. Students develop fully realized projects that could include business cards, a light wall piece or a non-metal piece of jewelry. Out-ofclass cutting time is scheduled for students to complete projects. Laser cutting has many applications including graphic, product or interior design, jewelry, fine art and photography. Applies to: JM-E, PM-E Prerequisite: General computer knowledge Wednesdays, Jun 10 – Jul 15 | 6-9pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $340 | lab fee $50

Applies to: AV-E, PM-E, WE-E Prerequisite: Beginning 3D Modeling with Rhino or equivalent experience Wednesdays, Jun 10 – Jul 15 | 6:30-9:30pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $530

Creative 3D Modeling in Rhino: Making a Virtual Spoon ages 18+ | PROD-2527 | Douglas Stern Explore the possibilities of creative 3D form in Rhino. Work with manipulating geometric forms, and with importing vector-based line art. Participants in this workshop learn how to make forms that are consistent with their ongoing design work. These forms may be prepared for 3D output to a rapid prototyping printer. Friday, Jul 10 | 6-9pm 1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $115

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APPAREL + TEXTILE DESIGN Expressive Design: Weaving with Alternative Materials ages 18+ | TEXT-1971 | Anastasia Azure

Creating Dyes from Fruits, Vegetables, Flowers + Spices ages 18+ | TEXT-1973 | Rhonda Fargnoli

This studio course is an introduction to the basics of weaving using paper, copper, brass and aluminum. Beginning with observation and interpretation of inspirational sources, the design processes are explored as a means of self-expression. Students examine their personal lens on the world, develop a color palette and pattern vocabulary, and find connections and emotional response to the dynamic world of color. Working without a loom, we learn a variety of weave structures such as twill, herringbone and houndstooth. Students are encouraged to incorporate unusual materials and discover intersections between mediums, using fundamental design principles and strategies to convey meaning and personal aesthetics. Techniques practiced are applied to a larger, self-directed final project. Finishing techniques for applications such as wall art, book art, jewelry and sculpture are covered. Each class includes a mini-critique, culminating with a final critique in the last session. No special equipment is needed and students are expected to do weekly exploratory take-home assignments.

This class is for the botanical purist who is interested in using fibers for knitting, weaving, spinning, sewing or papermaking. Initial lessons in color and color theory provide an understanding of how to achieve intensity and gradated color when formulating the dyes and finished fibers and fabrics. Students label and document the achieved colors for future reference when dyeing in their home studio. Weekly topics and projects include sun dyeing, how to plant a dyer’s garden, dyes created from flowers, fruits, vegetables and spices, as well as coffee and tea baths. Students create fabric swatches from the dyes created. They also create a finished piece – using fiber, yarn or fabric – to showcase their use of natural dyes. Tuesdays, Jun 9 – Jul 14 | 6:30-9:30pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $340 | lab fee $30

Wednesdays, Jun 10 – Jul 15 | 6:30-9:30pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $340 | lab fee $35

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Surface Design: Advanced Digital Tools ages 18+ | DFOU-1933 | Adrian Burke

Fine Sewing Techniques for Apparel ages 18+ | APP-1898 | Philip Sawyer |

Whether starting from digital art or original work created by hand, using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator helps make the final steps of the surface design process easier. These digital tools allow greater freedom to develop repeats, change colors, and add unique effects to an original design. Visualizing these designs on any three-dimensional object, be it ceramics, furniture, apparel or an entire room interior, is the exciting final step. In this course, lessons focus on advanced workflow methods between analog and digital design, as we work with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to create patterns, simulate textures and craft colorways. Students exhibit their digital presentation skills for a final critique, showing a finished product line accented by unique textures and patterns.

Designed for the sewer who wants to take their skills to the next level, this course focuses on useful techniques for obtaining professional-looking results. The instructor demonstrates proper measurement and basic manipulation of commercial patterns, as well as construction techniques for handling curves, hems and yokes, and for easily inserting zippers and setting in sleeves. We also cover design details and finishing methods. The student will use their own pattern to construct a garment, applying techniques learned in class. Note: This course is for those who have sewing experience and access to a sewing machine. Students should expect to work at home between sessions. Class meets at an off-campus location; directions are sent to registered students.

Applies to: PM-E

Applies to: AP-R

Prerequisite: Digital Tools for Print Design

Prerequisite: Sewing 102 or instructor permission

Tuesdays, Jun 9 – Jul 14 | 6:30-9:30pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $530

Tuesdays + Thursdays, Jun 9 – Jul 16 | 6:30-9:30pm 12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $505 | lab fee $20

Sewing 102 ages 18+ | APP-3034 | Anne Finelli

Patternmaking I ages 18+ | APP-0204 | Anne Finelli

This course reinforces the basic sewing skills learned in Sewing 101, continuing with more complicated sewing stitches and seams. In addition to keeping a sample sewing notebook, students sew several smaller but more complicated items (depending on the season) – such as a rain hat, rain poncho, fleece sweatshirt, hat or mittens, and a tablet or cell phone case – for the first two sessions. We then progress to constructing three mediumlevel garment projects for the next three sessions – one top or shirt, one pair of pants or skirt, and one item of your choice, such as a dress – all to be finished by the last session. This is followed by a group critique of our work. Note: Students must bring their own sewing machine to class.

A well-executed pattern is critical to an apparel maker’s ability to translate a design accurately into an attractive and cost-effective garment. This fundamental course in patternmaking introduces students to the techniques of flat-pattern drafting and draping on the dress form. After learning to draft the basic slopers for skirt, bodice and sleeve, students develop apparel concepts using various patterning and draping techniques. Patterns are proven in muslin. As a final project, students design and construct an original garment in muslin based on measurements taken on the figure.

Applies to: AP-R

Mondays + Wednesdays, Jun 8 – Jul 15 | 6:30-9:30pm 12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $505 | lab fee $20

Prerequisite: Sewing 101 or instructor permission Tuesdays + Thursdays, Jun 9 – Jul 16 | 6:30-9:30pm 12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $505 | lab fee $15

Applies to: AP-R Prerequisite: Basic sewing skills

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The History of Costume Design ages 18+ | APP-3033 | Karen Antonowicz

The Fashion Industry: A Practical Overview ages 18+ | APP-3579 | Karen Antonowicz

This course examines Western costume design and its influences throughout history through an overview of social, political and economic forces. Students gain knowledge of the terminology and classifications of garments and accessories from ancient times through the 19th Century. Using images, readings, film clips and other media, students are introduced to the mysteries of fashion’s past, while examining the similarities and contrasts of various eras.

It takes more than eye-catching design for clothes and accessories to sell – it takes a coordinated effort among product developers, buyers, retailers and merchandisers. This course introduces students to the fundamental terminology and theories of the fashion industry, and provides an historical overview of fashion. We study famous designers and their signature trademarks, the influence of textiles, colors and fiber content on design, and the evolution of costume history from Renaissance-period velvet jackets to modern-day designer jeans. As you gain an understanding of the apparel design and retail industries, you become proficient with retail formats, consumer behavior and trend forecasting. This course is recommended for those aspiring to a career in fashion design or wholesale/retail management, as well as small business owners, investors and industry watchers.

Applies to: AP-R Thursdays, Jun 11 – Jul 16 | 6:30-9:30pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $340

Applies to: AP-R Tuesdays, Jun 9 – Jul 14 | 6:30-9:30pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $340

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INTERIOR DESIGN Principles of Interior Design ages 18+ | INDES-1049 | Josh Shockley

Drafting + Rendering for Interiors ages 18+ | INDES-4423 | David Paolino

This introductory course focuses on the process of design as it applies to the formation of interior space. Students build an acute awareness of core elements – scale, proportion, light, circulation and progression – and the interdependence of space and form. Functional, utilitarian, economic and safety requirements of interior spaces in an architectural framework are examined. Armed with a visual lexicon to define interior space and explore its characteristics, students begin to integrate color, materials and texture as a means to convey their original intent. Through project assignments, students learn to apply the basic principles of visual design to interiors, and how functional, aesthetic and expressive needs can be translated into design decisions to develop 3D space.

This studio course introduces students to architectural drawing, drafting and rendering, as well as their tools and standards. We cover topics and techniques that apply to most projects, such as construction drawings, layouts with dimensions and notations, and presentation renderings used to help the client visualize their finished project. Also introduced are orthographic drawing, bubble diagrams, layout sketches, elevations, 3D and perspective drawing. Skill topics include drafting to scale, dimensioning, proper line weight and pattern used in sections, plans and elevations. Students are introduced to color media used in presentation drawing, including color pencil, watercolor, markers, and computer paint and photo retouch software. Final application of light, shade and shadows brings project drawings to life.

Applies to: ID-R Mondays + Wednesdays, Jun 8 – Jul 15 | 7-10pm 12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $505 | lab fee $20

CAD for Interior Design ages 18+ | INDES-1915 | David Paolino

Mondays + Wednesdays, Jun 8 – Jul 15 | 7-10pm 12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $505

Materials for Interior Design ages 18+ | INDES-1056 | Susan Barba

To stay competitive, interior design and architecture professionals need to become proficient in computer-aided drafting (CAD) skills for drafting and design layouts. Autodesk’s AutoCAD and Revit – along with other CAD programs like Google’s SketchUp – are becoming industry standard. Through lectures, demonstrations and hands-on experience, students learn to use these visualization and productivity software tools to take a project from the initial design stages to a finished two-dimensional plot. Students learn to generate solid models and photorealistic color renderings and more to produce scale and color plots for blueprints or digital presentations. Note: Students must bring their own laptops with Windows capabilities to class (PC, or a Mac with Boot Camp or Parallels).

The materials that engage our senses play an integral role in defining our interior spaces. Indeed, understanding the unique characteristics of various materials is an important aspect of selecting and designing with them. This survey course explores a variety of materials used in interior design, including fabrics, wall coverings, paints, wood, stone, metal, glass, laminates, solid surfacing, tile, carpet, resilient flooring and more. The course covers appropriate and creative uses of these materials in commercial and residential applications, in addition to code considerations, specification writing and identification of sources.

Applies to: ID-R

Prerequisite: Successful completion of all ID Required Foundation Level courses

Tuesdays + Thursdays, Jun 9 – Jul 16 | 7-10pm 12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $725

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Lighting for Interior Design ages 18+ | INDES-1015 | Edward Kordash Lighting is a crucial component in defining the function and atmosphere of an interior space. It can be used to define architectural space, enhance texture in surface materials and reveal form in furnishings. This course introduces students to the equipment, techniques and concepts of lighting design. With a focus on new technologies and sustainable lighting solutions, students learn about lamps and fixtures as they develop creative, functional lighting plans for a variety of spaces. Applies to: ID-R Prerequisite: Successful completion of all ID Required Foundation Level courses SPECIAL SCHEDULE:

Tuesdays, Jun 9 – Jul 14 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class 6/23 Thursday, Jun 18 | 6:30-9:30pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $340

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Dimensional Color: Introduction to Color for Interior Design ages 18+ | INDES-4699 | Karen Triedman Color is an integral component in the formulation and transformation of space. In this course, students explore the relationship between color and form, and learn to apply theoretical color tenets to interior spaces. Color competency is enhanced by studying color properties, schemes and relationships within a three-dimensional context, with emphasis placed on value, extent and progression through space. Students gain an understanding of color interaction within a design context, and learn to answer such questions as what color palette is most suitable and best supports the function of a space. Color is studied in terms of the physical design, the materials utilized, and natural and artificial light. Lighting topics include bulb color and intensity, fixture placement and quality. Psychological and behavioral responses of the viewer/participant – both within the space and as one progresses from one space to another – are also considered. Note: This course satisfies the Applied Color for Interior Design requirement for certificate students. Applies to: ID-R Prerequisite: Successful completion of all ID Required Foundation Level courses Mondays, Jun 8 – Jul 13 | 6:30-9:30pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $340

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Digital Design DIGITAL FOUNDATIONS GRAPHIC DESIGN

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ADVERTISING DESIGN ANIMATION + VIDEO DESIGN FOR THE WEB

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Find faculty bios at ce.risd.edu; click on the Faculty link. Find certificate program information on pages 2-5.

IMPORTANT!

It is critical for the success of each student and for the proper running of each class that

all applicable prerequisites are met. If you have any questions about prerequisites, contact Ty Varszegi, Program Manager, at 401 454-6212 or tvarszeg@risd.edu.

PC TO MAC? MAC TO PC?

Cross-platform computing is a reality in today’s flexible work environ-

ment. That is why CE’s technology-based classes use computers that run both the Macintosh and Windows operating systems. Your course may use one or the other. While some students have concerns about making the transition from one computing platform to another, the differences are truly minimal. Nevertheless, to provide the best experience possible, CE offers its students a free, short (30 – 40 minutes) and painless tutoring session in PC to Mac or Mac to PC computing. Tutorials can be scheduled Monday through Friday from 9am – 5:30pm. Contact Dean Abanilla, Technology Specialist, at 401 454-6727 or dabanill@risd.edu to make an appointment.

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DIGITAL FOUNDATIONS Digital Design for the Screen ages 18+ | DFOU-3542 | Bryan Rodrigues

Digital Tools for Print Design ages 18+ | DFOU-3543 | Bryan Rodrigues

The screen is the entryway through which we view our digital world. This introductory but fast-paced course begins with the real hardware assets (processors, monitors, memory) needed for digital design work, and from there moves on to the software tools and protocols that impact what can be viewed on the screen – QuickTime, HTML and the components of Adobe’s Creative Suite of software tools. All the elements can be daunting, but once explained, we’re well on the way to digital fluency which, in turn, leads to original and unexpected visual solutions. This course enables students to better understand computer-aided design and digital workflow as we gather, preserve, modify and combine images, text and information until they comprise examples of well considered design.

This course helps novice users become more confident – and intermediate students more competent – with computer-based design. We introduce the Apple computer and its operating system along with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, and discuss the capture, transfer, manipulation and delivery of images. Proper digital workflow is revealed through class exercises and lecture, as students learn to output content for the printed page. Completion of this course provides you with valuable skill sets relied upon by all productive graphic designers, illustrators and draftsmen. Applies to: CB-R, GR-R, NS-R Tuesdays + Thursdays, Jun 9 – Jul 16 | 6:30-9:30pm 12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $725

Applies to: AD-R, AV-R, CB-E, DI-R, JM-R, WE-R Mondays + Wednesdays, Jun 8 – Jul 15 | 6:30-9:30pm 12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $725

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Introduction to Adobe Photoshop ages 18+ | DFOU-2533 | Bryan Rodrigues, T. Michael Tracy

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator ages 18+ | DFOU-2532 | Anne-Marie Byrd

Whether images are scanned, photographed or digitally drawn, Adobe Photoshop is the industry-standard program for manipulating them. This introduction to Photoshop focuses on combining, retouching and modifying images through class exercises and projects in which students work with Photoshop tools like the airbrush, paintbrush, cloning and pattern stamps, eraser and crop tool. By the end of the course, students understand Photoshop’s capabilities and are able to handle basic file formats and layers, combine images, and create effects using grayscale, color and filters.

Adobe Illustrator – a popular vector graphics editor used by designers and illustrators to produce print or Web designs – is particularly helpful in creating unique images and graphics that require a high degree of precision and scalability, allowing an artist control of images as small as a bottle cap or as large as a billboard. Because the program is vector based, curves do not pixelate as they do in other graphics applications. In this course, students learn to create illustrations and free-form sketches, explore how this program of choice for professional artists and designers makes it possible to trace and alter scanned images in order to create a variety of special effects, and learn to save their files in the most often used output options (EPS, PDF, VML).

Applies to: AD-E, AV-R, CB-R, DI-R, DS-E, GR-E, NS-R, PM-E, WE-E Prerequisite: Digital Design for the Screen, Digital Tools for Print Design or equivalent experience SECTION 01 | Bryan Rodrigues Mondays + Wednesdays, Jun 8 – Jul 15 | 2-5pm SECTION 02 | T. Michael Tracy Mondays + Wednesdays, Jun 8 – Jul 15 | 6:30-9:30pm

12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $725

Applies to: AD-E, AV-E, CB-E, GR-E, NS-E, PM-E, WE-E Prerequisite: Digital Tools for Print Design or Digital Design for the Screen Mondays + Wednesdays, Jun 8 – Jul 15 | 6:30-9:30pm 12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $725

Adobe InDesign ages 18+ | DFOU-3536 | Bryan Rodrigues As the industry standard for graphic design, Adobe InDesign integrates effortlessly with the Adobe software suite (Photoshop, Illustrator) to give graphic artists superior control over every element of their page layouts. Designers can use it to combine text and illustrations for single- or multipage documents and to prepare them digitally for output to press, printer or PDF. Students in this course gain technical know-how of the application’s basic tool layout, image manipulation, and vector integration tools. Concepts of visual communication and design are reinforced through hands-on exercises and practical assignments that culminate in a final project in book design. The project may then be printed commercially to be included in a graphic design portfolio. Applies to: AD-R, AV-E, CB-E, DI-E, GR-E, WE-E Prerequisite: Digital Tools for Print Design or equivalent experience Tuesdays + Thursdays, Jun 9 – Jul 16 | 2-5pm 12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $725

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Advanced InDesign: Design for eReaders ages 18+ | DFOU-0552 | Bryan Rodrigues Changes in publication design are being pushed by the electronic reading marketplace, and they are happening at a faster rate than Adobe Creative Suite updates would suggest. This advanced course for students with a knowledge of Adobe InDesign begins with a workflow update in which the class produces documents using text flow, image embedding, links and automatic page shuffling – all ideal for eBook readers like Kindle, Kobo and the Android platform. Third-party productivity tools are discussed and demonstrated, and distribution options are presented to make the course a valuable update for designers looking for a wider audience and deeper profits. Applies to: AD-E, GR-E, WE-E Prerequisite: Adobe InDesign or Digital Tools for Print Design Fridays, Jun 12 – Jul 24 | 2-5pm | No Class 7/3 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $530

Digital Foundations: The Adobe Alternative ages 18+ | DFOU-2797 | Bryan Rodrigues | Life’s better with choices! This course provides designers with alternatives to expensive commercial software for bitmap editing and vector drawing. We focus on two open source (free!) applications, GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) and Inkscape, available for both Windows and OS X. Your experienced instructor leads lessons for both software titles, guiding you with practical examples, video tutorials and assignments that reinforce learning objectives. Note: Registered students are contacted via email by the instructor prior to the start date of class with detailed information. Applies to: AD-E, AV-E, DI-E, GR-E, WE-E Jun 8 – Jul 20 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | Online Course

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GRAPHIC DESIGN Introduction to Graphic Form ages 18+ | PRNT-0714 | Anya Lownie

Graphic Design Studio: The Infinite Canvas ages 18+ | PRNT-4145 | Andy Steiner

This course introduces two-dimensional design as it needs to be understood by the graphic designer. Students explore and develop an understanding of visual relationships through the use of the elements of design (line, shape, value and texture) and the accompanying principles of design, including figure/ground relationships, repetition, contrast, rhythm, and transformation. Students are gently introduced to the graphic design workflow using vector drawing tools on the Apple computer platform. Together as a class they review the basic concepts, practice and vocabulary of design while critiquing peer projects to achieve greater visual literacy.

The infinite canvas is an elusive term that is more easily understood when it is viewed in the specific manufactured forms of wallpaper, wrapping paper and screen backgrounds. Students in this graphic design studio course create these three forms for portfolio projects. Using Adobe Photoshop, and its vector editorial companion Illustrator, participants learn to build repeats and to compose without borders on planar surfaces. Options are discussed as students learn about production concerns allowing or prohibiting design migration between materials with different physical characteristics. Together the class discovers how the infinite canvas can be realized as a design process, a product and a potential new market. This course is for those fluent with digital design tools.

Applies to: AD-E, AV-E, DI-E, GR-R, WE-E Mondays, Jun 8 – Jul 13 | 6:30-9:30pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $530

Applies to: AD-E, GR-E, WE-E Prerequisite: Digital Tools for Print Design

Graphic Design Overview ages 18+ | PRNT-0791 | Dina Zaccagnini Vincent A graphic designer is a creative problem solver who conceptualizes, plans and executes a design that communicates a message. This course introduces students to the fundamentals of working in the field of graphic design by examining the meaning of graphic design, the design process and the role the graphic designer plays in society. Students respond to presentations and engage in hands-on assignments intended to provide a glimpse of the RISD|CE Graphic Design Certificate Program and the broader field of the professional graphic designer. Applies to: AD-E, AV-E, DI-E, GR-R, WE-E Tuesdays, Jun 9 – Jul 14 | 6:30-9:30pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $340

Tuesdays, Jun 9 – Jul 14 | 6:30-9:30pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $530

Graphic Design Studio: Identity Systems ages 18+ | PRNT-3550 | Dina Zaccagnini Vincent This accelerated offering in the studio series aims to mimic the experience print designers face in the real world. Your instructor acts as the client (or art director) by introducing a design brief that you, the student/designer, must satisfy from concept through design to presentation and delivery. Each stage is critical in this honest rehearsal for the aspiring graphic designer. The topic for this season is identity design, which is so much more than its constituent parts. Identity design requires understanding the concept/strategy behind the brand/company and how it translates across various media as you create the visual brand identity for the client. By the end of the six-week assignment, you will have a carefully considered project to add to your graphic design portfolio. Applies to: AD-E, GR-R Prerequisite: Type + Image Design Thursdays, Jun 11 – Jul 16 | 6:30-9:30pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $530

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ADVERTISING DESIGN Overview of Advertising Design ages 18+ | ADV-0701 | Steve Ruggieri

The History of Advertising Design ages 18+ | ADV-0698 | Philip Keith |

Students in this course examine the core aspects of advertising from its emergence as a force in American culture to current developments in electronic media. While reviewing such basic components of advertising as marketing goals, concept development, good design, copywriting and strategic problem solving, students come to understand the day-to-day realities of working for an advertising agency. The course further illustrates how the art of selling products and services has changed over time, with today’s consumers more diverse, sophisticated and attuned to various media. In the process, students gain insight into how campaigns are conceptualized, created and produced, and how brands get established in such advertising venues as print, broadcast and the Internet.

In this course, we examine the historical beginnings of advertising design, and compare those beginnings to the messages of today. We study examples in context with social, cultural, technological and political changes, and learn how designers achieved the shared objective of shaping consumer behavior, but with different delivery methods and strategies. Note: Students are contacted via email by the instructor prior to the start date of class with detailed information.

Applies to: AD-R, AV-E, GR-E, WE-E Thursdays, Jun 11 – Jul 16 | 6:30-9:30pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $340

Copywriting: Using Words to Persuade ages 18+ | ADV-0713 | Gale Litchfield Make no mistake about it; consumers are compelled to take action by the siren call of powerful words. Students in this course develop their writing skills for print, radio, television and the Web as they learn how ideas become ads and how ads become persuasive selling tools. Working with actual advertising scenarios, students start with small-scale assignments and eventually create complete campaigns. Weekly assignments provide the experience required to develop effective, creative copywriting skills. Applies to: AD-R, GR-E, WE-E Mondays, Jun 8 – Jul 13 | 6:30-9:30pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $340

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The Art of the Pitch ages 18+ | PRAC-3514 | Greg Victory In the creative field, the ability to sell an idea is as important as the idea itself. Oftentimes, the most successful people in advertising, photography, graphic design and filmmaking are the ones who know how to “pitch” a proposal. In this class, students find the key to making a successful presentation. What are the essential steps to take prior to a meeting? What is the secret to delivering a persuasive presentation? How do you handle tough client questions? How do you keep an idea simmering after a meeting? Note that personal skills, not computer skills, are the focus here. Employing examples from the world of advertising, this course can help anyone in a creative field hit a home run with his or her next pitch. Applies to: AD-E, AV-E, GR-E, WE-E Thursday, Jul 23 | 6:30-9:30pm 1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $65

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ANIMATION + VIDEO The Art of Making Movies ages 18+ | DVID-2836 | Evan Villari Moviemaking often is seen as a mysterious, smoke-and-mirrors operation, but behind the scenes lies a collaborative form of communication that links art, science and commerce. This course unravels the details of this intertwined structure, peeling back the layers of a finished product, and provides students with a deconstructed view of the moviemaking process. Such important moviemaking concepts as storytelling, mise-en-scène and nonlinear editing are discussed, as students learn to connect vocabulary and theory with applied techniques. By the conclusion of the course, students will have thoroughly examined the post-production process and even touched upon distribution of this technologically rich art form. Applies to: AD-E, AV-R, DI-E, WE-E Thursdays, Jun 18 – Jul 23 | 6:30-9:30pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $530

Screenwriting ages 18+ | DVID-3539 | Angela Lemire

Captured by After Effects ages 18+ | DVID-3540 | Melinda Rainsberger

Movies are built on the foundation of a screenplay shaped by a screenwriter. This course provides students with an overview of the process of writing for the screen by focusing on the fundamentals – from character development and dialogue to the structural expectations particular to film. While screenwriting skills are essential to any aspiring filmmaker, the course also entertains and informs the more casual film lover. Using handouts, writing exercises, thoughtful discussion and film clips, participants learn to mine their own experience and that of their peers for stories, and to recognize the contributions made by the cinema scribes who have paved the way. In sum, students gain the experience that is the first step toward realizing the film – whether it’s an animation, music video or other form.

Special effects cinematography has always relied on the nimble merging of two very different images to create something new and extraordinary. Remember matte paintings on glass, toylike models of world landmarks and men in rubber monster suits? Those days are gone forever. Close that book, put those dusty tomes of amateurish optical effects on the shelf and turn on your computer because digital videography is a better, cheaper and faster way to go. This class introduces you to green screen capture and compositing, which are the underlying principles behind the startling visuals that have become commonplace in today’s movies. In a series of increasingly complex experiments, students use Adobe After Effects to matte and manipulate video images and unveil a never-before-seen digital fantasy world.

Applies to: AD-E, AV-R, WE-E Tuesdays, Jun 9 – Jul 14 | 6:30-9:30pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $340

Applies to: AD-E, AV-E, WE-E Prerequisite: Special Effects with Adobe After Effects Wednesdays, Jun 10 – Jul 15 | 6:30-9:30pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $530

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Animation Drawing ages 18+ | ANIM-1723 | Carissa Abitabilo The tradition of draftsmanship in character animation is a rich one, bridging eras and cultures. In this course, students look at the work of animation creators Tex Avery, John Kricfalusi and Hayao Miyazaki as an introduction to making drawings that move. Proportion, rhythm and scale are introduced as the basis for character building and movement, as we practice a complete animator’s workflow from light table to tablet to screen. Lessons in performance, cycle construction and figure/ground relationships help students to develop confidence in their ability to literally take a line for a walk. Applies to: AD-E, AV-E, WE-E Prerequisite: Principles of Animation or equivalent experience

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Jump into Maya: 3D in Three Days ages 18+ | ANIM-2530 | TBA

The Unbearable Lighting of Video ages 18+ | DVID-4607 | Evan Villari |

This intensive course introduces the preeminent Academy Award-winning 3D modeling software Maya. Recall either Halo or The Hobbit to get an idea of what Maya can accomplish when visualizing the unimaginable is called for. In this start-up course, students learn the basic steps necessary to create 3D digital models using its robust polygonal modeling tools to set up a simple skeleton system, which can then be animated and simulated with keyframes. The final outcome is a sample 3D animated character viewable as a short QuickTime movie. No previous 3D experience needed!

Lighting the video image has never been easy, but there are dependable strategies that the low-budget filmmaker can use that will look like a million dollars to the audience. In addition to understanding lighting technology, it is important to know how to design a three-dimensional space for two-dimensional presentation. This intensive workshop covers it all: a tutorial in lighting hardware (meters, lights, doors, scrims and reflectors) framed by discussions of lighting philosophy and aesthetic. A practical demonstration allows participants to work with equipment in a hands-on simulation of the best that is possible with guerilla lighting scenarios.

Applies to: AD-E, AV-E, WE-E Monday, Wednesday + Friday, Aug 10 – 14 | 6:30-9:30pm 3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $260

Creating Worlds with Words ages 18+ | DVID-4615 | Rebecca Maizel Setting a story is more than just describing the air your characters breathe and the ground under their feet: A writer has to describe or invent geography, climate, devices, countries, villages and lairs that inform character behavior and motivation. Through lectures, readings and participatory exercises, students learn from a published instructor how to establish tone, manage systems, create protocols – and even how to suspend disbelief. Authors for the screen, graphic novels and picture books can benefit from the class, as they learn to create a more convincing written world. Applies to: AD-E, AV-E Tuesdays, Jul 21 – Aug 4 | 6:30-9:30pm 3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $260

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Applies to: AD-E, AV-E, DI-E At Tillinghast Farm | Friday, Jul 24 | 6-9pm 1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $115

Your Online Brand: Onscreen ages 18+ | COM-2799 | Julie Ruditzky Loffredi While shaking hands with your audience is the most authentic extension of you, a thoughtful video must be a close second. This presentation helps the brand-conscious author determine if video should be part of their online strategy and, if so, how to deliver it professionally for an effective onscreen presence. We cover the often-overlooked fundamentals of “being on camera,” such as eye-line, script preparation, rehearsal and grooming. We explain the capture and recording technology, and recommend options for low-budget DIY productions vs. finding and negotiating with a vendor if a more professional look is sought, with awareness for your creative budget. Tuesday, Jul 28 | 6:30-9:30pm 1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $115

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DESIGN FOR THE WEB Web Architecture ages 18+ | WEB-2675 | Bruce Campbell |

JavaScript for Non-Programmers ages 18+ | WEB-2512 | Bruce Campbell

Although your computer may physically sit on your desk, it is virtually connected to a wide array of devices on an emergent global network. Web architecture is, in broadest terms, everything that allows traffic to speed along this electronic superhighway of interconnectivity. In this course, we examine the origins, design, and implementation of computer networks, and classify them by scale, protocol and connection method. Network topology, both physical and logical, is introduced, as well as the hardware (hubs, switches and routers) and protocols that allow for smooth communication and flow of data. An understanding of Web architecture is critical to Web designers, digital media artists, and anyone needing to learn the rules of the virtual road. Note: Students are contacted via email by the instructor prior to the start date of class with detailed information.

JavaScript is a platform-independent, event-driven, interpreted programming language that enables a Web designer to add exciting features to what might otherwise be a static webpage. The course starts with an introduction to the document object model and a review of basic programming concepts and builds momentum as students learn to use and customize freely available scripts and to avoid common pitfalls. Browser integration with a JavaScript enhanced page is also a lesson topic that pays heed to the primary objective of all Web authors as they create an attractive site with full data retrievability. Class exercises give students the experience of setting up a small set of webpages using examples of JavaScript, such as status bar messages, event handlers and image rollovers.

Applies to: AD-E, AV-E, DI-E, WE-R

Prerequisite: HTML: The Language of the Web

Jul 6 – Aug 17 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | Online Course

Thursdays, Jun 18 – Jul 23 | 6:30-9:30pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $530

Web Design with Dreamweaver ages 18+ | WEB-2511 | Donna Salisbury

WordPress Literacy: Content Management Made Easy ages 18+ | WEB-1238 | T. Michael Tracy

Dreamweaver is one of the most widely used programs for webpage creation. This powerful application allows designers to assemble graphics, text and other media in a visually friendly environment, while retaining the ability to work directly with the HTML code. Participants in this course create a website using Dreamweaver to organize files, import elements, create layouts and edit and link pages in a number of ways. In the process, they explore methods for incorporating interactivity, animation and sound. Students discover time-saving features for reusing elements or styles and learn to integrate Dreamweaver with other Web applications. The class also reviews methods for uploading and managing a site from within one easy-to-use environment.

WordPress is a powerful, open-source content management system (CMS) that allows for ease of use and a consistent Web presence. It uses standards-compliant Web technologies, and is written with an abstraction philosophy that allows for an incredibly high level of customization. This course introduces you to the WordPress community, and includes a comprehensive introduction to technology requirements, the installation process, and implementation advantages and pitfalls. Your instructor explains its installation and support network, with a look at how the experienced user may customize themes and plug-ins. The course concludes with strategies for using WordPress as an advertising and social media tool to promote yourself, your artwork or products.

Applies to: AD-E, AV-E, DI-E, GR-E, WE-R

Applies to: AD-E, AV-E, DI-E, WE-R

Prerequisite: Digital Design for the Screen or equivalent experience

Tuesdays, Jun 9 – Jul 14 | 6:30-9:30pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $530

Mondays + Wednesdays, Jun 8 – Jul 15 | 9:30am-12:30pm 12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $725

Applies to: AV-E, WE-R

Understanding Processing ages 18+ | WEB-1230 | Bruce Campbell The ability to visualize abstract concepts is made easier with digital tools, and one of the most versatile of these tools is the open-source program known as Processing. Initially developed to serve as a high tech sketchbook, Processing has evolved into a genuine medium for the delivery of creative content. A programming language at its core, it offers a practical environment for the creation of images, animations and interactive experiences. Free of cost, and even freer of difficulty, it also provides an introduction to computer programming basics that is ideal for the hands-on visual learner. As you learn, you become part of a broader community of artists, designers, scientists and other curious people using Processing for documentation, illustration, prototyping and production. Applies to: AD-E, AV-E, DI-E, GR-E, WE-E Tuesdays, Jun 23 – Jul 28 | 6:30-9:30pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $530

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Search Engine Optimization ages 18+ | WEB-3530 | Michael Ryan

Advanced Google AdWords ages 18+ | WEB-1224 | Michael Ryan

It’s a jungle out there, with more competitors than you can imagine, which is why having an effective Web presence is much more complicated than simply registering a domain name. You simply must have strategies to make your site stand out among the millions of other dot-coms. Search engines are the means by which Internet addresses are delivered to inquiring Web browsers and, once you understand how they work, you can use this knowledge to give your site a distinct advantage. A sound search engine strategy based on tested optimization techniques makes your design and copywriting decisions that much clearer. The Web has undoubtedly become an increasingly dense jungle, but this course provides you with compass and machete to work your way past the competition.

If you have embraced permission marketing as the most effective way to connect with your customers, then you must already understand the value of Google AdWords. This ubiquitous and powerful online service and its advanced use is the subject of this class. Students use the AdWords control panel and gain fluency with features like account management, keywording and target preferences, as well as assessment tools and metrics. Bidding strategies, pricing models and fraud protections are also discussed to make you a more thoughtful AdWords author.

Thursday, Jun 11 | 6:30-9:30pm 1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $115

Applies to: AD-E, WE-E Tuesday, Jun 16 | 6:30-9:30pm 1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $115

Google AdWords: An Introduction ages 18+| WEB-1223 | Michael Ryan Interruption marketing is at best an annoyance; at its worst it’s a tar pit for your advertising budget, when you consider that of all the people who might hire you or do business with you, most will never hear about you. Pull yourself free and embrace the opposite strategy, which is permission marketing. This class explains that concept and how to put it into practice using its most powerful tool, Google AdWords. We begin with account basics and the rules of pay-per-click advertising. Account maintenance, lead generation and cultivation, along with the AdWords relationship to other Google merchant tools are also covered in this fast-moving, but plain-speaking, evening of permission marketing basics. Applies to: AD-E, WE-E Tuesday, Jun 9 | 6:30-9:30pm 1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $115

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Young Artist Program YOUTH, AGES 6-12

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YOUNG ARTIST SUMMER VACATION CAMPS, AGES 7-17 YOUNG ADULTS, AGES 12-17

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YOUNG ADULT CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

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Find faculty bios at ce.risd.edu; click on the Faculty link.

VERY IMPORTANT!

To ensure the age appropriateness of the curriculum, and the social/academic

culture of the class, children must meet the age requirement listed with each course description by the beginning of class. No exceptions.

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Want to drive ideas into creative motion? Add the Arts to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

STEM + A = STEAM! This summer, young artists ages 6-17 can choose from a number of STEAM camps and classes – just look for STEAM !

YOUTH, AGES 6-12 RISD | CE’s Young Artist Program provides a strong grounding in the visual arts and plenty of

opportunity for self-expression. Each course creates a dynamic environment where students build self-confidence along with a foundation of creative and technical skills. Please note: Parents are asked to provide a snack for break time and a smock to protect clothing.

Art Studio Junior ages 6-8 | CHILD-1266 | Barbara Voccola, Elizabeth Fortier

Kids Sketch: An Introduction to Drawing ages 6-8 | CHILD-3766 | Steven Hayes, Alison Plump

The art studio is where artmaking happens! Just like our Art Studio course for teens, Art Studio Junior lays a broad-based foundation on which young artists can build their creative ideas and expressions. Students are introduced to a variety of art media and basic art concepts, processes and skills. Drawing, painting, printmaking and constructing in 3D all combine to heighten children’s imagination and sensory awareness. In the process, instructors often take advantage of the unique resources available on the RISD campus to inspire imagination, leading the class on trips to the RISD Museum or the Edna Lawrence Nature Lab.

“Drawing is the art of taking a line for a walk,” said artist Paul Klee. This workshop teaches young artists the fundamentals of drawing and sketching as they learn to interpret “line” in their own way. Drawing assignments include still lifes, landscapes, cityscapes and portraits, all of which serve to expose students to work in pencil, colored pencil, pen and ink, felt-tip marker and charcoal. This course is ideal for students with little or no experience who want to discover the sheer fun and satisfaction of drawing. Group discussion and one-on-one instruction are provided to meet the specific needs of each student.

SECTION 01 | Barbara Voccola Monday – Friday, Jun 29 – Jul 10 | 9am-12pm | No Class 7/3 9 sessions | 27 contact hours | tuition $415 | lab fee $5

SECTION 01 | Steven Hayes Monday – Friday, Jun 29 – Jul 10 | 1-4pm | No Class 7/3 9 sessions | 27 contact hours | tuition $415 | lab fee $5

SECTION 02 | Elizabeth Fortier Monday – Friday, Jul 27 – Aug 7 | 9am-12pm 10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $480 | lab fee $5

SECTION 02 | Alison Plump Monday – Friday, Jul 27 – Aug 7 | 9am-12pm 10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $480 | lab fee $5

Looking for full-day camps? Find these camps on pages 44-45. Found Treasure! M-F June 22 – 26 Getting Groovy with Pop Art M-F, June 29 – July 10 Celestial Creations: A Space Odyssey, M-F July 13 – 24 Round and Round: Pointillism, Polka Dots + More! M-F July 27 – Aug 7 Animaking the Music Video! M-F Aug 10 – 14

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Back to the Future: Time Machine Challenge ages 6-8 | CHILD-1267 | Tiffany Cabral

Claymania! ages 6-8 | CHILD-1996 | Ellen Blomgren

Join us for a creative journey through time – past, present and future – where we explore ideas, art and artifacts from the past to design and create for the future. While on their journey, students view art, artifacts and inventions from different times, places and cultures to inspire their own creations. Projects develop creative thinking and problem solving using a wide range of materials through art and design-related challenges.

In this introduction to building with clay, the focus is on fun as younger students explore many ways of constructing basic ceramic art works. Children discover how easy it is to make inventive forms using the pinch, slab and coil methods to create oodles of inventive objects, and enjoy squishing their hands into this fabulously tactile medium! Students finish their projects by adding surface patterns and colored glazes and then, through the magic of fire (safely contained in the kiln), their raw materials are transformed into cherished works of ceramic art. Children’s creativity explodes through this rich approach to making sculptural and even functional art.

SECTION 01 | Monday – Friday, Jun 29 – Jul 10 | 9am-12pm | No Class 7/3 9 sessions | 27 contact hours | tuition $415 | lab fee $5 SECTION 02 | Monday – Friday, Jul 27 – Aug 7 | 1-4pm 10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $480 | lab fee $5

Up! ages 6-8 | CHILD-1269 | Michael DiMucci What if insects were as big as dinosaurs, or if YOU were as small as a bug? Up-scale, up-cycle and up-end your ideas! This class ups the ante to your creativity. Students engage with projects designed to challenge, as they make the ordinary into the extraordinary. We explore scale both large and small, use materials both traditional and non-traditional and gain inspiration from the world around us, as well as from our infinite imagination. Monday – Friday, Jun 29 – Jul 10 | 1-4pm | No Class 7/3 9 sessions | 27 contact hours | tuition $415 | lab fee $10

The Art of Nature + the Nature of Art (STEAM) ages 6-8 | CHILD-2185 | Hope Chella Here is a chance for young artists to emulate the art that exists in nature as they define for themselves the nature of art. Students in this course visit RISD’s Edna Lawrence Nature Lab and the RISD Museum in search of animals, birds and more. They then use the visual forms and artworks they discover as inspiration for a variety of creative projects. In the process, the course develops art and natural science awareness, builds basic art and design skills, and encourages young artists to explore a variety of media.

Monday – Friday, Jul 13 – 24 | 9am-12pm 10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $480 | lab fee $25

The Circus of Imagination ages 6-8 | CHILD-1271 | Heather Cronin-Bachstein The circus is a magical place where imagination is the ruling force. Artists have been inspired by the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of the circus for hundreds of years. This circus-themed class gives young artists an experience of interactive art making at its best! With the spirit of mixed-media madness, students will play and create a collaborative circus environment from their imaginations. From mythological creatures and characters to high-wire balancing contraptions, students draw, design and build a circus environment using a wide variety of materials both conventional and nontraditional, looking to master artists such as Alexander Calder and Red Grooms for inspiration. Monday – Friday, Jul 13 – 24 | 1-4pm 10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $480 | lab fee $10

Monday – Friday, Jul 13 – 24 | 9am-12pm 10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $480 | lab fee $5

Sculpted Fantastical Faces ages 6-8 | CHILD-3731 | Jennifer Ashley Singleton What would it be like to transform yourself into something or somebody else? Well, with masks, you can do just that. In this course, children explore various techniques involved in mask-making and theatrical sculpture to create a variety of multimedia masks. First we view art examples from a variety of cultures and artistic periods to understand the nature of handcrafted disguises throughout history. Then we build our very own assortment of mask creations. Emphasis is placed on casting, molding, shaping and covering the students’ three-dimensional designs. Young artists explore this type of “wearable art” through a multitude of exciting art materials, learning how to properly apply papier mâché and plaster of Paris, use modeling clay, paint, make handmade papers and even recycle objects to create a number of original masks.

Young Artist Open House Saturday, May 9 10:00am-12:00pm 20 Washington Place, Providence • Attend one or two 30-minute hands-on workshops. • Get information about and register for camps and classes for kids and teens. RSVP: ce.risd.edu

Monday – Friday, Jul 13 – 24 | 1-4pm 10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $480 | lab fee $10

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Mixed Media Medley ages 6-8 | CHILD-2098 | Jennifer Ashley Singleton

Adventures in Drawing! ages 9-12 | CHILD-1997 | Alison Plump

Sometimes one art material is just not enough to express the big, bold and creative ideas you have. This class explores combining, layering and experimenting with both traditional and nontraditional materials to create one-of-a-kind compositions, fabulous 3D formations and magnificent or monstrous manipulations. The sky’s the limit when we open up the art closet’s treasure trove and add in a sprinkle of the unknown – winding up with out-of-this-world results! Join us to become a mixed media maniac and explore the exciting world of imaginative art where there are no limits placed on your creativity.

Artist Keith Haring once said, “Drawing is still basically the same as it has been since prehistoric times. It brings together man and the world. It lives through magic.” Young artists in this workshop discover the nature of that magic, as they take command of the marks they make, and are provided with a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of drawing and sketching. Assignments utilize a rich array of drawing materials, while expanding on traditional subject matter: still lifes, landscapes, cityscapes and portraits, as well as both observational and abstract applications of making marks. The course is ideal for students with little or no experience who want to explore the magic of drawing. Group discussion and one-on-one instruction are provided to meet the specific needs of each student.

Monday – Friday, Jul 27 – Aug 7 | 1-4pm 10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $480 | lab fee $10

Cartooning Critters ages 9-12 | CHILD-1262 | Jill Palumbo Cartoon animals come in all shapes and sizes: some are four-legged, furry or feathered; others wear top hats, monocles or diapers. They strut on two legs or crawl on all four, and some even have eight arms at their disposal! Some behave like humans (Squidward, Hello Kitty and Brian Griffin), and some less so (Bambi and Thumper), but they all fascinate us and are perfect characters through which to tell a story. In this drawing course, you learn to cartoon animals, creating their stories and giving them personality that will have them hopping off the page. Your instructor first introduces you to some classic animal characters. Then, using simple drawing tools and techniques, you follow along to create your own unique critter creations. SECTION 01 | Wednesday – Friday, Jun 24 – 26 | 9:30am-2:30pm

3 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $5

Monday – Friday, Jun 29 – Jul 10 | 9am-12pm | No Class 7/3 9 sessions | 27 contact hours | tuition $415 | lab fee $5

‘Tooning Around: Cartoon Workshop ages 9-12 | CHILD-2180 | Jill Palumbo This course invites young ‘toonists to get funny, silly or scary as they get serious about learning to create their own cartoon characters. Using basic pencil and pen-and-ink drawing techniques, students play with line and learn to experiment with personality on paper. Inspired by the rich tradition of cartooning found in children’s books, comic strips and animated cartoons, young artists bring their most whimsical ideas to life. So, when it’s time to return to reality, students will have increased their confidence with both words and pictures, and had some rollicking good fun in the process. Monday – Friday, Jun 29 – Jul 10 | 1-4pm | No Class 7/3 9 sessions | 27 contact hours | tuition $415 | lab fee $5

SECTION 02 | Monday – Friday, Aug 10 – 14 | 9:30am-12:30pm 5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $5

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Experiments in Animation ages 9-12 | CHILD-3712 | Carissa Abitabilo

Paint Masters ages 9-12 | CHILD-1272 | Jennifer Ashley Singleton

Let’s animate! This course exposes students to the many faces of animation which, at its core, is the art of creating the illusion of moving pictures. Whether it’s one of the Totoros of Miyazaki, Disney’s winter fairies creating poetry on ice, or the wacky instructional animations of Sesame Street, animation is an art form that wears many masks. Each week, students in this course explore a different style of animation, functioning as animator, actor, camera operator and editor. Using a variety of drawn and two-dimensional media, they go on to create several exclusive short animations. Ultimately, students are introduced to a variety of techniques, including drawing, cutouts, and pixilation, and learn to combine images with sound, producing a DVD of their work to share with family and friends.

From the Great Masters to current newcomers in the contemporary art world, painters symbolize the ultimate image of what it means to be an “artist.” In this class students explore a variety of painting materials such as acrylic, tempera, and watercolor while learning the fundamentals of this iconic artistic process. Each week, students are introduced to famous painters and painting styles for inspiration. Trips to the RISD Museum allow students to see some of these famous works of art up close and in person.

Monday – Friday, Jun 29 – Jul 10 | 1-4pm | No Class 7/3 9 sessions | 27 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $15

Kidstyle! ages 9-12 | CHILD-3740 | Angela Ackerman Kids love fashion too! They often have fabulous ideas on what they would like to wear, so it makes great sense to offer this course as a prelude to the fashion design offerings available to older students. The world of fashion is exciting and fun, with great emphasis placed on creative personal expression. That’s what students can count on as they learn the basics of fashion design, from brainstorming original concepts to the unveiling of their final creation. Everything is open for investigation, from fabric choices to running one’s own fashion design business! Some basic sewing and patternmaking techniques are reviewed, as well as how to assemble a fashion portfolio combining design work and sewing samples. Students even create their own label and magazine ads! Monday – Friday, Jun 29 – Jul 10 | 9am-12pm | No Class 7/3 9 sessions | 27 contact hours | tuition $415 | lab fee $15

ArtCORE! ages 9-12 | CHILD-1273 | Elizabeth Fortier, Jana DeSimone Whether you like to paint, sculpt, or draw, there are core concepts, skills and processes that are key to succeeding as a visual artist. This class builds on those foundation skills while giving young artists the opportunity to explore a variety of media in both 2D and 3D. Visits to the RISD Museum and the Edna Lawrence Nature Lab inspire imaginations and provide jumping points for creative problem solving and personal expression. Through weekly classroom discussions, students reflect on their personal creative process while reinforcing their new skills by discussing the artists and processes learned about in class.

Monday – Friday, Jul 13 – 24 | 9am-12pm 10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $480 | lab fee $5

Cool Contraptions (STEAM) ages 9-12 | CHILD-2135 | Michael DiMucci Based on the fundamentals of design and engineering, this exciting workshop focuses on the playful, but well-considered, use of materials. With unique opportunities for brainstorming and problem solving, each week brings a new design challenge (i.e., build a two-wheeled race car that travels down an inclined string, or use air compression to power a plane). Participants use real hand tools and work with a variety of materials like wood, recycled items, Legos, paper, cardboard, metal, rubber bands, wire and fabric. As they have fun drawing, experimenting, testing and building, students increase their scientific awareness, gain knowledge of the design process and build upon both two- and three-dimensional design skills. Monday – Friday, Jul 13 – 24 | 1-4pm 10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $480 | lab fee $15

Imagination Takes Flight ages 9-12 | CHILD-3732 | Michael DiMucci The sky’s the limit as students fold, cut and paste their hearts out while exploring a variety of paper airplanes, soaring kites, fluttering windsocks and cool moving kinetic art. In this two-week course, students explore their way through basic to advanced techniques to create innovative and whimsical creations that can only be properly tested outdoors! Students learn how they can construct all sorts of “flying art” for distance, stunts, speed or just for play. The young aviators work with a wide array of construction materials such as fabric, plastic, foam board and more. They’re then able to personalize and decorate their airborne inventions with paints and protective varnishes for use outdoors. The class takes wing with each student bringing their prototypes for several test flights around the RISD campus! Monday – Friday, Jul 13 – 24 | 9am-12pm 10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $480 | lab fee $15

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Photo Magic ages 9-12 | CHILD-2007 | Jill Palumbo This class exposes children to the many creative possibilities that photography provides, zooming in on ways to have fun with various aspects of this strange and wonderful visual art. Making pinhole cameras is just one of the exciting and fun class projects we have in store. Students also learn to make photograms, cyanotypes, collage, photomontage, and their own photodocumentary journals, as well as feel the alchemist’s thrill of seeing their photos spring to life in a chemical bath. The ultimate goal is to experience the magic of photography both inside and outside the darkroom. So focus, say “cheese” and join us for what is bound to be an eye-opening journey. SECTION 01 | Monday – Friday, Jul 13 – 24 | 1-4pm SECTION 02 | Monday – Friday, Jul 27 – Aug 7 | 9am-12pm

10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $480 | lab fee $40

Clayworks ages 9-12 | CHILD-2926 | Ellen Blomgren Here is a welcome opportunity for children to design and create pots, cups or boxes to contain their favorite snack or keepsake, or perhaps form and decorate clay tiles or sculptures that tell a story. In this course, students continue to develop their clay building skills and explore the fundamentals of sculptural and functional ceramic art. They also pose a few new questions: Can a sculpture have a useful function, or can a ceramic mug or bowl be a sculpture? As they refine their skills in using the pinch, slab and coil methods of clay construction, students dig deeper into the function of their clay works and finish their pieces with surface decorations, embellishments and glazes. SECTION 01 | Monday – Friday, Jul 13 – 24 | 1-4pm SECTION 02 | Monday – Friday, Jul 27 – Aug 7 | 9am-12pm

10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $480 | lab fee $25

Claymation ages 9-12 | CHILD-3767 | Carissa Abitabilo Punch it, pull it, make it move. Clay has a lot of character – wouldn’t Gumby or Wallace and Gromit agree? Their talented animators certainly would. Join us to learn the secrets of frame-by-frame moviemaking, using clay as a medium to make moveable creatures, people and objects for an animated video. While relying upon traditional animation techniques at first to develop the idea, style the characters and put them through their paces on a miniature set, soon enough we find ourselves employing digital still cameras to shoot our Plasticine players and capture them for computerized moviemaking. In the process, all aspects of pre-production, storyboarding, using the camera, lighting, basic editing and post-production techniques come together, resulting in a stop-motion animated film to take home on a DVD for home viewing. Monday – Friday, Jul 13 – 24 | 9am-12pm 10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $555 | lab fee $20

Looking for full-day camps? Find these camps on pages 44-45. Found Treasure! M-F June 22 – 26 Getting Groovy with Pop Art M-F, June 29 – July 10 Celestial Creations: A Space Odyssey, M-F July 13 – 24 Round and Round: Pointillism, Polka Dots + More! M-F July 27 – Aug 7 Animaking the Music Video! M-F Aug 10 – 14

Fantasy Space Design Challenge (STEAM) ages 9-12 | CHILD-2268 | Lindsay Beebe If kids could design their very own playhouses or forts, what would they look like? Would they perch in a tree or stand on the ground? And what kind of games could kids play both in and around such a structure? In this class, students develop ideas, plans, drawings and models of their fantasy buildings with the city of Providence itself providing inspiration through its varied historical and contemporary examples of architecture and landscape. And while they’re laying the foundations, kids simultaneously learn how to manipulate space, materials and style through exercises that focus on drawing and thinking, and through demonstrations of the properties of assorted materials. To top it off, students finish up by constructing models of their very own dream structures. Monday – Friday, Jul 27 – Aug 7 | 1-4pm 10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $480 | lab fee $15

Digital Wizardry: Computer Graphics for Kids ages 9-12 | CHILD-2921 | Bryan Rodrigues Don’t believe everything you see! Nearly every photograph that appears in print has been changed or manipulated in some way via the computer. The results of this computer-manipulated art can be found in video games, posters, comics and all over the Web. In this course, learn the secrets of digital magic that professional artists use to alter the truth and create fantastic works of art. Here young artists get to create original work from photographic or other preexisting sources and then, using the clever tools in Adobe Photoshop, they create comics, CD covers, posters and more. You won’t believe the digital wizardry that young artists can create! Monday – Friday, Jul 27 – Aug 7 | 9am-12pm 10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $555

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YOUNG ARTIST

Summer Vacation Camps AGES 7-17

Children and teens ages 7 to 17 are invited to join us for one or several of these full-day programs for youth and young adults, held at RISD’s Tillinghast Farm in Barrington, RI, or on the RISD campus in Providence. Note: Please provide a snack, bag lunch, and a beverage each day. For classes at Tillinghast Farm, please also send a towel or small blanket, a hat and sunscreen.

ABOUT SUMMER CAMPS AT TILLINGHAST FARM Summer art camps at Tillinghast Farm are a fun and relaxing combination of art class and summer camp. The camps combine exploration of a range of exciting art topics with outdoor trips to different areas of the Farm – including the beach, the woods and the rolling green – for creative inspiration or just some good old-fashioned break time. Note: Activities at the beach do not include swimming.

Found Treasure! ages 7-12 | CAMP-2042 | Steven Hayes, Lindsay Beebe | Imagine you’re walking along a beach, kicking in the sand. Your foot hits something buried beneath, and you dig it up. It’s a treasure chest full of riches: money, gold and silver coins, books, papers and painted portraits. You wonder where it came from, how long it’s been there and who buried it in the first place. Well, you did – or you will, that is, this summer in Found Treasure at Tillinghast Farm. Each student learns to print their own money, carve their own coins and design their own jewels. They also learn to paint portraits of themselves and others, and sculpt relics of all kinds. When they’ve finished creating their treasures, each student builds a treasure chest to keep them in, until the last day, when the class shares what they’ve discovered in a great gallery show. At Tillinghast Farm | Monday – Friday, Jun 22 – 26 | 9am-4pm 5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $495 | lab fee $10

Getting Groovy with Pop Art ages 7-12 | CAMP-2044 | Donald Chabot, Patricia Huntington, A.J. Morse | The 1960s art scene was nothing short of psychedelic groovy awesomeness! Focusing on common everyday objects portrayed in larger-than-life sizes and colors, the Pop Art movement was out-of-this-world exciting! Young artists draw inspiration from the everyday world of objects, media, food, and pop cultural icons of our day, using a journal to sketch and keep notes on their work. Next, they transform their favorite things into oversized paintings like the works of Roy Lichtenstein, repeating block prints à la Andy Warhol, expressive portraits in the style of Peter Max, and explore reinventing cultural icons like Jasper Johns’ American flags – just in time for the Fourth of July! At Tillinghast Farm | Monday – Friday, Jun 29 – Jul 10 | 9am-4pm No Class 7/3 9 sessions | 63 contact hours | tuition $655 | lab fee $10

Celestial Creations: A Space Odyssey (STEAM) ages 7-12 | CAMP-2045 | Donald Chabot, A.J. Morse, Patricia Huntington | What happens when you investigate space exploration through the lens of an artist? The sky is literally the limit! In today’s world, scientists and engineers not only solve present-day challenges, but also imagine challenges we may face in the future. Artists are natural creative problem solvers who, unburdened by science-driven models of thinking, can become partners in this process. In this camp, your mission is to create a cast of celestial characters to inhabit new frontiers in space. You’ll create your own astronomical environments, and develop tools and technologies for earthlings faced with the unique ecosystems and challenges of newly discovered planets. You’ll record your investigations and realize your creative ideas through illustration, storyboarding, sculpture, painting, drawing, architecture and more! At Tillinghast Farm | Monday – Friday, Jul 13 – 24 | 9am-4pm 10 sessions | 70 contact hours | tuition $670 | lab fee $10

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Round and Round: Pointillism, Polka Dots + More! ages 7-12 | CAMP-2043 | Donald Chabot, A.J. Morse | Come explore the creative sources of artmaking that can begin in the simplest of places – circles! Dots, cylinders and spheres are some of the circular elements we play with as we paint, print and sculpt. Don’t be fooled! This is not a simplistic journey of a common primary geometric shape. The natural beauty of Tillinghast Farm provides a setting for abstract architectural projects and installations, while masterpieces by artists including Yayoi Kusama, Arman, Henry Moore and Seurat jumpstart the creative process. We collect bits from the beach to form accumulation art, make experimental prints, and design circular journals. Like a ripple or a spiral, there’s no end to where we can go with circles in our artmaking journey! At Tillinghast Farm | Monday – Friday, Jul 27 – Aug 7 | 9am-4pm 10 sessions | 70 contact hours | tuition $670 | lab fee $10

Animaking the Music Video! ages 10-13 | CAMP-2047 | TBA Like cake and ice cream, sound and picture just go together. When your sound is a musical track, there is no better choice for the picture than animation. Building a video frame by frame is similar to building a song note by note, so it is no wonder that the most memorable music videos are made by animators. In this course, students advance in their understanding of moviemaking by reinterpreting a favorite musical video and then creating an original music video project. New concepts and tools are introduced throughout, including cycles using Flash animation, as well as more complex computer tools such as Soundtrack Pro. The resulting music video is bound to draw more attention to your animation reel or your YouTube lineup than anything you’ve done before. Applies to: YA, YG On Providence Campus | Monday – Friday, Aug 10 – 14 | 10am-4pm 5 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $555

Lights, Camera, Action! Start Making Movies ages 12-17 | CAMP-3812 | Evan Villari Learn to make your own independent short films from start to finish. In this fast-paced course, students begin with the pre-production process of creating original stories and characters before moving into the shooting process. Finally, students learn post-production non-linear video-editing techniques to create narrative using Apple’s Final Cut Pro. Viewing short screenings while practicing with the tools cultivates a cinematic vocabulary and an appreciation for the role of the film critic. The epic live action movies produced in class are made available on disc and on the Web to be shared with family and friends. Note: RISD|CE provides video cameras that can be shared during class time, but if you have a video camera, existing video and/or CD with video, bring them to class. Applies to: YA, YG, YM On Providence Campus | Wednesday – Friday, Jun 24 – 26 | 10am-4pm 3 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $415

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Carving Soapstone ages 13-17 | CAMP-3704 | Laura Travis This workshop in soapstone carving is designed to augment students’ sculpting experience and expand their carving technique. Soapstone is the easiest of all stones to carve and offers the satisfying challenge of working in the round on an intimate scale. It is one of the best ways to learn reductive sculpture techniques and is suitable for beginners, yet the beauty of the stone and the finishes that can be achieved make it interesting for the more advanced student as well. Looking at the artwork of Native American carvers and some monumental modernist sculptors provides inspiration and focus for the wonderful, flowing forms students can achieve. Using saws, files, rasps and chisels, participants should be able to complete one small carving in three days. This is a wonderful opportunity for those who have never carved, and even for those who have. Please come with several ideas, sketches or visual references, if possible, so that we can begin carving immediately. Note: Students must supply their own sandbag, gloves, goggles and dust mask. For further information or advice, contact the teacher at laura@as220.org. Applies to: AT On Providence Campus | Monday – Thursday, Jun 29 – Jul 2 | 9am-4pm 4 sessions | 28 contact hours | tuition $420 | lab fee $40

Introduction to Fiber Arts: Weaving, Dyeing + Printing ages 13-17 | CAMP-2046 | Rhonda Fargnoli This weeklong intensive in textiles will strengthen your understanding of and push your creativity in the beautiful fiber mediums. This camp is beneficial for students who are exploring fashion, textile and surface design, and who want to create their own fiber and fabrics to use as a canvas for expressing their art. We begin our textile journey by viewing the RISD Museum’s expansive collections, where we gain inspiration from couture fashion, as well as woven fabric artifacts. Students explore methods and techniques such as building a small loom for weaving pieces from yarn and/or fabric that they have hand dyed, creating block prints for fabric printing, resist dyeing and the Japanese dyeing method called Katazome, and cut paper stenciling. Applies to: AT, YF On Providence Campus | Monday – Thursday, Jun 29 – Jul 2 | 9am-4pm 4 sessions | 28 contact hours | tuition $420 | lab fee $25

Young Artist Open House Saturday, May 9 10:00am-12:00pm 20 Washington Place, Providence • Attend one or two 30-minute hands-on workshops. • Get information about and register for camps and classes for kids and teens. RSVP: ce.risd.edu

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YOUNG ADULTS, AGES 12-17 Art Studio ages 12-17 | TEEN-2106 | William McKenna, Jana DeSimone

Fundamentals of Drawing ages 12-17 | TEEN-2181 | Steven Hayes, Frank Piccirillo

In this course, students receive a strong, broad-based foundation in the visual arts through instruction in a variety of 2D and 3D artmaking processes, all in a studio setting. We emphasize concepts and principles of art and design, originality, communication of ideas, and skill development in new and familiar media. Students visit the RISD Museum to connect art history to their work, and they use the natural treasures of the RISD Nature Lab as inspiration for their projects. In a surprisingly short time, students find new confidence in their ability to express themselves through art.

Have you ever looked at a great drawing and thought, “How was that done? It looks so real!” This class uses an easy, step-by-step approach that unravels the mysteries of successful drawing. Emphasizing observation and exercises based on both traditional and innovative techniques, we focus on the concepts that are vital to any artist’s education: composition, line, value and perspective. Using a variety of media, including pencils, pens and charcoal, students strengthen their skills through a series of projects from small to large: from beetles and butterflies in the RISD Nature Lab to the architectural panorama of Providence. See how going back to the drawing board prepares you for a future in the world of art and design.

Applies to: AT SECTION 01 | William McKenna

Monday – Friday, Jun 29 – Jul 10 | 9am-12pm | No Class 7/3 9 sessions | 27 contact hours | tuition $415 | lab fee $10

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SECTION 01 | Steven Hayes Wednesdays, Jul 1 – Aug 5 | 6:30-9:30pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $360 | lab fee $10

SECTION 03 | Jana DeSimone

SECTION 02 | Frank Piccirillo Monday – Friday, Jul 13 – 24 | 1-4pm 10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $480 | lab fee $10

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Introduction to Figure Drawing (STEAM) ages 13-17 | TEEN-2916 | Heather Cronin-Bachstein

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Drawing and observation are essential skills for all visual artists. This course gives students the opportunity to learn about composition and proportion as they study the techniques necessary to interpret the human form and anatomy. Working with live models, students experiment with a broad range of drawing materials in a variety of creative exercises, including quick gesture drawings and larger studies. Weekly discussions and critiques introduce students to various aesthetic issues and to the work of important figurative artists. Budding cartoonists can also use this course to better their understanding of the human form. Note: This class uses nude models. Students must be 13-17 ONLY. Applies to: AT, YA, YC, YF Monday – Friday, Jul 27 – Aug 7 | 9am-12pm 10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $480 | lab fee $10 model fee $30

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Design Fundamentals from A to Z ages 12-17 | TEEN-2183 | Angela Ackerman

Watercolor Studio: Painting with Translucence ages 12-17 | TEEN-2177 | Ben Macomber

From complex architecture to the simple zipper, design is basic to both visual expression and functional problem solving. This course introduces students to the “grammar” of art: line, shape, color, texture and space. Working on a series of projects to explore each principle, students become fluent in the language of design by using a variety of art media and applying them to the real world of design. The skills developed in class provide a valuable foundation for a career in the arts and are directly applicable to just about any visual arts pursuit.

“There is nothing that obeys the artist’s hand so exquisitely, nothing that records the subtlest pleasures of sight so perfectly.” This is how noted writer John Ruskin described watercolor, a medium of exquisite delicacy and unique translucence. Join us for this rare opportunity to explore and develop drawing and painting skills with a professional watercolorist and member of the Rhode Island Watercolor Society. Instruction highlights the proper use of materials, color theory, composition and several other techniques. Demonstrations, individual instruction and group critiques help each student find his or her unique approach to watercolor. Photographs, still lifes and striking panoramas of Providence provide inspiration for this painting adventure.

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Painting Studio: Foundations of Color + Light ages 12-17 | TEEN-2249 | Frank Piccirillo Painting is an art of illusion; pigment on surface creates the suggestion of form, space or sometimes simply emotion. At the foundation of this illusion is the understanding of how color and light are seen and manipulated by the artist. Using a range of paint media including acrylic and watercolor, students develop an understanding of the relationship between color, light and the choices they make in their paintings by exploring a multitude of subjects including still life, interior space and the figure. This is an excellent class for developing both painting skills and a critical understanding of basic color theory. Applies to: AT Monday – Friday, Jul 13 – 24 | 9am-12pm 10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $480 | lab fee $15

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Let It Flow ages 13-17 | TEEN-0426 | Ben Macomber Unleash your daring side and tackle the unique challenges of water-based media including watercolor, gouache and India ink. In this class we learn to use these materials with confidence and understand the differences and qualities of each by creating numerous projects. Students learn to control and maximize striking values with permanent India ink, layer translucent washes of watercolors and explore the bold use of opaque colors with gouache. We work both in the studio and outdoors on location around downtown Providence. Applies to: AT Monday – Friday, Jul 27 – Aug 7 | 9am-12pm 10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $480 | lab fee $35

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Making Your Mark in Drawing + Painting ages 13-17 | TEEN-1757 | Heather Cronin-Bachstein

Design Challenge! ages 13-17 | TEEN-3808 | Lauren Conti

Creative mark-making is the foundation for both drawing and painting – comparable to penmanship or a signature. As various drawing and painting endeavors call for different styles of marks, students in this course develop unique mark-making sets for a variety of applications, using innovative strategies and exercises. Working in different size scales and time frames, and inspired by sensory motivations including music, sound and movement, students investigate alternative drawing and painting processes with both familiar and unconventional materials. This course is both a kinetic and reflective adventure in which emerging artists gain confidence, building a repertoire of techniques and skills for drawing and painting, while discovering their unique artistic process and identity. Make your own mark in the world with your art!

From the clothes we wear to the MP3 devices we play our music on, the cars we drive and even the soda we drink, our decision to buy something is often determined by both how cool it looks and its functionality. Students in this course are challenged to create such business prototypes as a skateboard company, a beauty salon, a snack food or a clothing boutique, and then design the components that will sell the product. The course bridges multiple aspects of 2D and 3D design including, but not limited to, graphics, product models, package design and interior architecture. In the process, students gain a solid foundation in applying design principles to real-world design challenges as they create a portfolio of the next “musthave” trend!

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Monday – Friday, Jul 27 – Aug 7 | 1-4pm 10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $480 | lab fee $15 | model fee $10

Sketchbook Workshop: The Sketchbook as Art ages 13-17 | TEEN-3736 | Jessica Lee Perry We often think of sketchbooks as places to store ideas or practice skills before applying them to our final masterpieces; in fact, sketchbooks can be works of art in themselves. In this course, students experiment with their sketchbooks as an evolving work of sequential art, combining drawn imagery, mixed media, collage, printmaking, altered photos, and connections between words and images. There are no limits as students get to explore their inner self while documenting their experiences. Class time is used to both explore new materials and processes and share discoveries. As the course progresses, each student becomes that much more connected to the wellspring of his/her creativity. Applies to: AT Monday – Friday, Jul 27 – Aug 7 | 9am-12pm 10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $480 | lab fee $15

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Loving Letters ages 13-17 | TEEN-3745 | Anya Lownie Whether you are designing logos for your band, your home page or your self-published comic book, you need to start loving letters – or at least appreciating them. Letters have the potential to project as much distinctive identity as the groups, products and teams to which they are attached, but this connection does not happen by accident. Students in this type design course are introduced to the basics of letter-form, which is the key element in the process of creating logos and titles that electrify and excite. Learn how to start with a doodle in a sketchbook that is then scanned into Adobe Illustrator and perfected until it is ready for display on a patch, poster or drum head. Applies to: AT, YC, YG Monday – Friday, Jul 27 – Aug 7 | 1-4pm 10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $480

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Where It’s At!: Site-Specific Sculpture + Installation ages 12-17 | TEEN-1751 | Steven Hayes Site-specific and installation sculptures are works designed to fit into a specific place, engaging the viewer by altering the environment or creating a new one. Christo and Jeanne Claude are famous for transforming well-known large objects and spaces; Andy Goldsworthy for restructuring nature by imposing man-made order; and Cindy Skoglund for transforming spaces into personal, intimate and sometimes disturbing places that confront rather than invite. In this class students choose an environment they would like to transform – be it a town square, a city park, the lobby of an office building, or even their own homes – and then, with the aid of photographs and drawings, create a 3D scale model of that environment and their own site-specific installations. Applies to: AT Monday – Friday, Jul 13 – 24 | 1-4pm 10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $480 | lab fee $10

Color Fever! ages 12-17 | TEEN-3944 | Crystal Cavaco

Ceramic Sculpture ages 12-17 | TEEN-2412 | Bruce Lenore

“The whole world, as we experience it visually, comes to us through the mystic realm of color.” This is how artist Hans Hofmann described color – as being everywhere around us. In this class, students explore the dynamic world of color through self-expression and imagination. First, students investigate the wide range of color concepts and theories, as well as the expressive use of color through various materials including oil pastels, watercolor, chalk pastels, colored pencil and acrylic paints. Visuals from various artists – Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Franz Marc, Wassily Kandinsky and others – are then discussed in class. Finally, using color concepts and a vast array of materials, students experiment with subject matter such as nature, still life, cityscapes and collage, all in living color.

Many, if not most, sculptural pieces cast in bronze begin life as clay on an armature. In this course, students explore the basic three-dimensional aspects of clay as a sculptural medium. In a wide variety of projects, students create individual solutions to problems of form, scale and surface, using slab work, coiling, extrusions and press molds. We also review slips and alternative glazing techniques to expand the students’ design vocabulary and help them create pieces that reflect their inner visions. Finally, the RISD Museum’s collection of ceramic art serves as a valuable resource and inspiration for students as they investigate the design and construction possibilities of the many new techniques they learn in class.

Applies to: AT

Monday – Friday, Jul 13 – 24 | 1-4pm 10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $480 | lab fee $25

Monday – Friday, Jul 27 – Aug 7 | 9am-12pm 10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $480 | lab fee $10

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The Power of Pattern ages 13-17 | TEEN-0487 | Elise Francesca Fargnoli The printed pattern is a powerful visual element; we see it every day on items we touch and see. Students in this class visit the RISD Museum to observe color, pattern and design, and come away with inspiration for developing beautiful, vibrant prints of their own. They then create mood boards to build upon throughout the class. Using acrylic paints, students create a painting on canvas to be scanned to a computer to print. We round out the class with explorations and discussions of fashion and interior designers alike, and the prints of brands/individuals such as Alexander McQueen, Kelly Wearstler and Jonathan Adler. Applies to: AT, YF Monday – Friday, Jul 13 – 24 | 9am-12pm 10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $480 | lab fee $25

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ages 13-17 | TEEN-0412 | Ellen Blomgren

Land of the Wee: Designing Miniatures for Fun + Film ages 12-17 | TEEN-2442 | Jessica Lee Perry

Learn to create in clay on a much larger scale! When artists scale up in any medium, they must use specific strategies to succeed in pushing the materials to their structural limits. Students exercise both up-scaled creativity and problem solving in this class, as they work on two to three projects simultaneously over the course of several days. The extended time frame helps ensure the structural integrity of the larger scaled work, and provides time for reflection, revision and evolution of original ideas as the pieces take shape. Coil and slab building are our primary methods, using a variety of tools and other surface decorating techniques. During the second week while the larger projects are firing, a trip to the Nature Lab’s bone collection inspires students to create their own unglazed skulls.

Think back to your childhood, when playing with miniature representations of our world kept you busy for hours. Dollhouses and model train sets are just some of the examples of our fascination with miniatures. Artists have been captivated by miniature sculpture as well, from Alexander Calder’s circus to set designs for stop-motion animated films. In this course, students use a variety of materials such as foam, wire, papier mâché, clay, wood, cardboard and other recycled materials to create their own 3D set design/small sculpture environment. Students consider concepts of scale, depth of field, material choice and lighting for the purpose of evoking a sense of time and place. This is an excellent course for students interested in sculpture, architecture and stop-action animation.

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Monday – Friday, Jul 27 – Aug 7 | 1-4pm 10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $480 | lab fee $25

Monday – Friday, Jul 27 – Aug 7 | 1-4pm 10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $480 | lab fee $25

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Architecture: Designing Meaningful Shelters for Life (STEAM) ages 12-17 | TEEN-3701 | Kurt Van Dexter This course serves as an introductory experience for students interested in exploring the exciting field of architecture – where innovative design, aesthetics, practicality, cost and materials all intersect. Topics to be covered include directly relevant issues such as the design process, design development and presentation preparation, as well as secondary issues such as protecting and enhancing the fabric of the community, working with recycled materials and using cutting-edge “green” approaches. Video/DVD documentaries featuring key architects are presented in brief each week to enrich the students’ learning experience, and to help provide a sense of context. In the process, we view both historical and contemporary examples of notable architecture to help us address issues of style, space and materials. During the last class, students present their completed projects. Applies to: AT Monday – Friday, Jul 13 – 24 | 9am-12pm 10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $480 | lab fee $15

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Introduction to Jewelry Making ages 13-17 | TEEN-0450 | Heather Guidero

Indigo Dreams: Shibori Dyeing + Fiber Painting ages 12-17 | TEEN-0425 | Rhonda Fargnoli

Have you ever wanted to design and fabricate your own jewelry? This course (geared specifically to the young metalsmith) gives you the tools to do just that! Students learn and master the basic techniques of sawing, piercing and filing, with the goal of having a cohesive collection of work at the end of the course. Through practice, students develop skill and confidence in using basic jewelry hand tools. A part of each class is devoted to talking about the history of jewelry and adornment, with special attention paid to contemporary designers as well as opportunities for jewelers and designers today. Casual group critiques are held throughout the course as a way for students to evaluate each other’s ideas and work. Note: Brass and copper are provided; students are responsible for buying silver, should they wish to use it.

Discover the ancient Japanese art of Shibori fabric dyeing! Similar to tiedye art, Shibori applies several techniques including binding, clamping and sewing to create a variety of patterns and designs in cloth. In this workshop, students design and create accessories and clothing using a natural, botanical vat of sacred indigo. The nature of this process bears results that are uniquely dynamic and beautiful. The lab fee includes all supplies: scarf, t-shirt, fabric and use of the indigo dyes.

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Katazome: Japanese Rice Resist Printing + Indigo Dyeing ages 13-17 | TEEN-0413 | Rhonda Fargnoli

Monday – Friday, Jun 29 – Jul 10 | 1-4pm | No Class 7/3 9 sessions | 27 contact hours | tuition $415 | lab fee $20

Handmade Chains: The Building Block of Jewelry Design ages 13-17 | TEEN-0454 | Heather Guidero If you’ve ever wondered how chains are made, this course shows you how to make your own using the basic building block of jewelry design – the wire jump ring. We begin with learning to form jump rings of all sizes and shapes using pliers and easy-to-make jigs. From there, students use their jump rings to make samples of different chain patterns and select their favorite to create their own unique necklace, bracelet and/or earrings. Basic wire wrapping techniques, perfect for incorporating stones and found objects, are taught. Students learn how to alter the surface and texture of the wire by hammering, twisting, carving and drilling the metal rings; how to apply various finishes; and how to go beyond the familiar structures of circle chains and hoop. No previous jewelry experience is necessary. Note: Brass and copper are provided; students are responsible for buying silver, should they wish to use it.

Learn the basics of the Japanese resist printing and dyeing method Katazome. This class is a companion to the fabric resist class Indigo Dreams: Shibori Dyeing + Fiber Painting, also offered this summer. Techniques taught include making cut-paper stencils, making a traditional rice resist paste, printing/painting with resist paste and, finally, dyeing the work in organic indigo dye. This class also explores the basics of stencil design for repeat patterns or single design motifs. Students who have an interest in fashion and textile design can design their own creations using fabric produced in this class. Applies to: AT, YF Monday – Friday, Jul 6 – 10 | 1-4pm 5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $25

Applies to: AT Monday – Friday, Jul 13 – 24 | 9am-12pm 10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $480 | lab fee $20

June 27 – August 8, 2015 RISD Pre-College will whet your appetite for

college and give you the space you need to develop solid skills in art and design. Visit precollege.risd.edu to learn more about this six-week summer program for 16- to 18-year-old high school students.

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Young Fashion Designers: A Runway to Success ages 12-17 | TEEN-2145 | Candace French Fashion tells us much about our lives, our values and ourselves. Why else do we make such stars of Karl Lagerfeld and his colleagues? Discover what it takes to be a successful fashion designer in this introductory course. Students learn how fashion designers communicate visually by means of color, fabric, texture and pattern. We discuss design elements, styles, trends and couture as students explore sketching, pattern drafting, fabric, color choices and basic sewing. Creative projects include designing your own garments, patternmaking, draping on the mannequin, designing from fabric swatches, and creating a miniature garment. This is a great chance for students not only to learn the basics of designing their wardrobes, but to make a substantial addition to their portfolios. Note: Previous drawing or sewing experience is not required. Applies to: YF SECTION 01 | Monday – Friday, Jun 29 – Jul 10 | 1-4pm | No Class 7/3 9 sessions | 27 contact hours | tuition $415 | lab fee $20 SECTION 02 | Tuesdays, Jun 30 – Aug 4 | 6:30-9:30pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $360 | lab fee $20

Young Fashion Designers: Creative Constructions ages 13-17 | TEEN-2186 | Candace French The realization of a designer’s sketched idea is the true challenge for any three-dimensional artist. Whether the artist works in marble or in fabric, a foundation of skills and knowledge of materials are required. This course emphasizes the fundamentals of garment construction while deconstructing and reconstructing a garment of the student’s choice. By using new fabrics (each student selects a fabric) and design changes, the old garment is transformed into a totally new look. Through pattern drafting, draping using the mannequin, and various hand and machine sewing techniques, students move on to sewing their original designs created in class. The course also includes a continuing discussion of design, styles, trends and couture. Finally, students can showcase their design and leave with their newly created garment. Note: Some sewing knowledge is helpful, but not necessary. Applies to: YF Monday – Friday, Jul 27 – Aug 7 | 1-4pm 10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $480 | lab fee $20

Designing Fashion with Alternate Materials ages 13-17 | TEEN-3757 | Pat Ubaldi Nurnberger Central to the design of a fashion collection is the investigation of innovative materials and textiles that nowadays define the uniqueness of a style and, more and more often, provide the initial inspiration behind a whole fashion collection. In this course, we explore the world of innovative materials in order to push creativity to its limits. Students create a personal project, beginning with a mood board and fashion sketch and ending with a complete garment made of non-traditional materials, while learning some basic construction techniques. The course culminates with an informal fashion show for parents and friends. Note: Previous sewing or patternmaking experience is not required. Applies to: AT, YF Monday – Friday, Jul 13 – 24 | 9am-12pm 10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $480 | lab fee $25 52

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It’s Sew Easy: The Course ages 12-17 | TEEN-0436 | Pat Ubaldi Nurnberger Our popular one-day teen intensive workshop is back, this time as a full two-week class! This intensive introduction to sewing for beginners prepares students by giving them a strong foundation in basic skills. Students learn machine sewing and how to care for their sewing machines, while learning to make a summer garment such as a sundress, skirt, shorts or shirt. Topics include how to lay out and cut from a commercial pattern, as well as how to set a zipper, apply hooks and eyes, stitch a hem, and sew and cut button holes. There is a fashion show on the last day of class, open to all family and friends. Note: If you have your own sewing machine, please feel free to bring it to class. Applies to: YF Monday – Friday, Jul 27 – Aug 7 | 9am-12pm 10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $480 | lab fee $25

The Fashion Collection: A Designer’s Dream Realized ages 12-17 | TEEN-3811 | Pat Ubaldi Nurnberger Fashion designers can find inspiration for a collection from almost anything: nature, literature, pop culture, masterpieces of art and architecture, the weather or even geometry. This intensive fashion design “think tank” focuses on the kind of idea development professional designers use in assembling a fashion collection. From concept to critique, illustration, theme boards, fabric selection, sources of inspiration and methods of fabrication, many variables play a role in creating a consistent and memorable line. Students in this course develop concepts for thematic collections while viewing and discussing notable industry trends by designers past and present. By the final session, students should have a solid foundation in critical thinking, as well as a portfolio of work that may one day lead to a fabulous fashion collection! Applies to: AT, YF Monday – Friday, Jul 27 – Aug 7 | 1-4pm 10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $480 | lab fee $15

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A Midsummer Daydream: Costume Design for Stage + Screen ages 13-17 | TEEN-1748 | Pat Ubaldi Nurnberger Flex your creative muscles by solving some of the same challenges faced by designers of costumes for the stage and film. When those design challenges are combined with resourcing classic works of literature, the process becomes even more compelling! During the first week, students imagine what the fairies in Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream look like, and render design variations for each fairy using watercolor or colored pencils. During the second week, students construct accessories – hat, necklace and wings – for their favorite fairies, using natural materials like mosses, twigs, and leaves, as well as great fakes. Time permitting, they learn to use thermoplastics to emulate mushrooms, and incorporate them into the accessories. Applies to: AT, YF Monday – Friday, Jul 13 – 24 | 1-4pm 10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $480 | lab fee $25

Start Cartooning ages 12-17 | TEEN-2179 | Jill Palumbo, Greg Rebis | Young artists see through cartoon-colored glasses in their first encounter with art and design. This course acknowledges that reality, and introduces them to the basic techniques of drawing humans and animals cartoonstyle. Students learn to give attitude and expression to their still drawings of original characters and caricatured celebrities. As a class they observe the work of classic cartoonists like Charles M. Schulz, Bill Watterson, and Chuck Jones to appreciate cartoon mastery. They study proportion, anatomy, exaggeration and gesture as they become more confident draftsmen and clever cartoon creators, each one with a signature style. Applies to: YA, YC, YG, YM SECTION 01 | Jill Palumbo On Providence Campus | Monday – Friday, Jun 29 – Jul 10 | 9am-12pm No Class 7/3 9 sessions | 27 contact hours | tuition $415 | lab fee $10 SECTION 02 | Greg Rebis At Tillinghast Farm | Monday – Friday, Aug 10 – 14 | 10am-4pm 5 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $480 | lab fee $10

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Mastering Pokemon ages 13-17 | TEEN-0486 | Phil Oliveira |

The Path of Heroes ages 12-17 | TEEN-3761 | Greg Rebis

Draw, create, and master Pokemon! This studio art class is for young cartoonists who want to better understand the 700+ characters and creatures that comprise the Pokemon universe. The course begins with tutorials in the drawing basics that contribute to the “pocket monster” style, and explores how this style has been interpreted as the franchise has moved from video games and anime to manga and cards. Lessons in interpretative animal anatomy are to illustrate the relationship between the natural world and the game’s cartoon animal kingdom. Students learn to handle traditional drawing media as they complete exercises and turn sketches into drawings and finally illustrations contributing to the pop culture phenomenon of Pokemon. Note: Registered students are contacted via email prior to the start date of class with detailed information.

The path of heroes is a complicated one, filled with dangerous obstacles and malevolent villains. Batman has to contend with the Joker’s schemes and Iron Man and Ultron seem destined to battle forever. This advanced cartooning class focuses on illustrating the conflict between the good and the bad (not to mention the ugly) as we discuss the characters that make popular movies, games and comics worth buying. The examination begins with a look at their motivations and origins while learning to draw their heroic, frightening or awe-inspiring anatomy. Pose and gesture are just some of the lessons learned as you perfect your ability to draw larger-thanlife super-powered teams, their gear, gadgets and their gallery of rogues.

Applies to: YA, YC, YG Jul 1 – Aug 5 18 contact hours | tuition $375 | Online Course

Comic Book Creator ages 12-17 | TEEN-3744 | Greg Rebis American comics are filled with wild characters like musclemen, monsters, robots, villains and freaks, but you need more than a wild character to make a good comic book. It takes a story that, when combined with convincing pictures, draws the reader into the page and doesn’t let him go. In this course, students learn from a published professional how to pull all the components of great comic book creation – word balloons, captions, panels and personalities – together. Important topics such as character design, perspective drawing and page layout are considered and, in the end, students leave with a finished book to share with friends, family and, with luck, possibly even a big shot comic book publisher. Applies to: YA, YC, YG

Applies to: YA, YC, YG Monday – Friday, Jul 27 – Aug 7 | 1-4pm 10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $480 | lab fee $10

Heroes in Space (3D, That Is) ages 12-17 | TEEN-3941 | Greg Rebis How do you turn your avatar or your sketchbook superhero into a threedimensional clay figure? A good question, to be sure, but what if you want even more? Is it unreasonable, for example, to ask “How do I turn my clay action figure into a more durable material like plastic?” The answer is finally at hand, as students discover when they enroll in this sculpture and mold-making workshop. The course starts with lessons in sculptural anatomy and exaggeration, both of which play into how you shape a clay hero. Students then participate in the casting process with a new composite model that can be painted to your specifications. How long can it be, we ask, before Hasbro comes knocking on your door? Applies to: AT, YA, YC, YG Monday – Friday, Jul 13 – 24 | 9am-12pm 10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $480 | lab fee $10

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Drawing for Animation ages 13-17 | TEEN-2923 | Melinda Rainsberger

Stop Motion Animation ages 13-17 | TEEN-2008 | Melinda Rainsberger

In many ways animation has not changed since Gertie the Dinosaur came to life under the expressive pen of Winsor McCay. It is still an art form that instills the illusion of life in fantastic characters simply composed of multiple views put into motion. This course is for students who wish to advance their knowledge of core cartooning skills learned in Start Cartooning, as they enable creations to first walk, and then run, leap and dance. Through an in-depth look at how leading artists in the field create their work, students get an insider’s view of hand-drawn animation in a professional setting. As they develop their own stylized characters, they participate in exercises that include storyboarding, volumetric drawing, perspective studies and foreshortening of the cartoon figure. Animation principles and devices – such as model sheets, motion studies, flip books and cycles – are explained and practiced, and projects are burned to a take-home disc to share with family and friends.

From King Kong’s wrestling match with an obnoxious T-Rex to Gromit’s frenzied chase on a model railroad, the process of building a movie frame by frame has generated incredible cinematic images – despite the fact that the resulting dynamic activity is simply an illusion. Each individual movement is recorded and then projected at a speed that fools the eye into seeing uninterrupted movement. Students in this course form production teams in which they assume the role of camera operator, set designer and storyteller. Using a variety of two- and three-dimensional media, they go on to create a believable reality as seen in several unique short digital video experiments. By the end of the course, students will have learned to combine the images with sound and produced a DVD to share with family and friends.

Applies to: AT, YA, YG, YM

Applies to: YA, YC, YM Monday – Friday, Jul 27 – Aug 7 | 1-4pm 10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $555 | lab fee $25

Prerequisite: Start Cartooning Monday – Friday, Jul 27 – Aug 7 | 9am-12pm 10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $480 | lab fee $10

Mastering Maya Machines ages 13-17 | TEEN-0463 | Philip Gedarovich

2D Animation Techniques ages 12-17 | TEEN-2129 | Philip Gedarovich Breathe life into your drawings! This course teaches the 12 principles of animation as laid down by Disney animators. Techniques and artistic styles in animation have come a long way since that golden age, and this exciting course opens the doors to the vibrant world of animation creation in the digital age. From character development and background settings to storyboarding action, students practice balancing technique and individual creativity, and gain a foundation of essential design concepts. Students build on this knowledge of the basics to create a final project animated story with accompanying music and effects sound track. This project can be burned to disc for use in a student’s portfolio or to entertain friends and family. Applies to: YA, YG, YM

Maya, the world’s most popular 3D modeling software, is the first choice of animators who must create the unbelievable and make it real. Fortunately, learning Maya has never been easier. Students in this introductory course learn the Maya interface, and practice polygon modeling by building vehicles and machines that start with symmetrical geometry, clear edges and uniform planes. We also experiment with the Hypershade tool to create and apply custom materials for chrome, gold plating and other outrageous combinations. As students become more confident, their projects become increasingly sophisticated, until they are creating hot rods, motorcycles and aircraft with unique style. Students exit with a project disc that demonstrates their ability to design in 3D. Applies to: YA, YG, YM Monday – Friday, Jul 13 – 24 | 1-4pm 10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $555

Monday – Friday, Jun 29 – Jul 10 | 1-4pm | No Class 7/3 9 sessions | 27 contact hours | tuition $515

Looking for full-day camps for teens? Find these camps on pages 44-45. Carving Soapstone, M-TH, June 29– July 2 Introduction to Fiber Arts: Weaving, Dyeing + Printing, M-TH, June 29 – July 2 Lights, Camera, Action! Start Making Movies, W-F, June 24 – 26

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Code Boss: Processing (STEAM) ages 13-17 | TEEN-0483 | Bruce Campbell Do you like to document, illustrate, prototype or simply “make”? Then join a worldwide community of artists, designers, scientists and hackers who create images, animations and interactive experiences by writing code. The ability to visualize abstract concepts is made easier with coding competency; one of the most versatile and accessible coding tools is the open-source product Processing. Initially developed to serve as a hightech sketchbook, Processing has evolved into a true medium for your inner maker. Free of cost and uniformly accessible, it provides an introduction to computer programming basics ideal for the hands-on visual learner. No prior experience is necessary – this course is for the programming beginner! Monday – Friday, Jun 29 – Jul 10 | 9am-12pm | No Class 7/3 9 sessions | 27 contact hours | tuition $515

Introduction to Black-and-White Photography ages 12-17 | TEEN-2188 | Brittany McGuire

Giant Robot (STEAM) ages 13-17 | TEEN-2031 | Greg Rebis Transformers, Gundam Fighters and Shogun Warriors: You’ve seen them stomping around, but where do they come from? In this course, students are introduced to open-source design tools running on blazing fast computer workstations as they design an original 3D robot. Students determine the details – cannons or crossbows, rockets or tank treads – as they equip their robot from top to bottom. Particular attention is paid to the accurate depiction of the gleaming chrome, Plexiglas and rusted iron that cover a typical android. But then again, it’s unlikely that your “Giant Robot” will be typical!

Black-and-white photography is viewed as a foundation for understanding the basic principles and concepts involved in “painting” with light. Beginning with photograms and pinhole photography, students in this course explore how to capture an image with reflected light. They learn how the 35mm camera works and investigate the range of possibilities that black-and-white photography offers. In the darkroom, we explore chemical processing and different techniques used in making prints, while in the classroom, we explore the how-tos of producing a first-rate photograph, building a solid portfolio in the process. Note: Students will need a manual 35mm SLR camera, or one with manual override capabilities (older models are perfect). The lab fee covers all basic darkroom supplies, but please note that there are limitations on paper for printing. Applies to: PH Thursdays, Jul 2 – Aug 6 | 9:30am-12:30pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $360 | lab fee $55

Applies to: YA, YC, YG Monday – Friday, Jul 27 – Aug 7 | 9am-12pm 10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $555

Basic Game Design with Web Technologies (STEAM) ages 13-17 | TEEN-3719 | Bruce Campbell There’s a world of games out there. You may even have them on your cell phone or your iPod. So it is our pleasure to announce to all game design enthusiasts, “Your time has come; the fundamentals of game design are within your grasp.” Join us to build simple interactive games with the latest Web technologies. Draw, animate and craft interactivity by applying basic programming in JavaScript. No programming experience is necessary, though students should be computer literate, preferably with some experience in programs such as Illustrator or Photoshop. The instructor introduces you to the basics of interactivity for game design using preprogrammed game modules that illustrate behaviors like mouse- and keyboard-controlled animation and boundary events. Let the games begin! Applies to: YA, YG Monday – Friday, Jul 13 – 24 | 9am-12pm 10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $555

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Introduction to Digital Photography ages 12-17 | TEEN-2196 | Brittany McGuire

Digital Drawing Board ages 12-17 | TEEN-2149 | Bryan Rodrigues

Discover the basics of shooting, manipulating and printing your digital photographs in our digital photo studio. Students first learn about the settings and functions of their digital cameras, as well as the basic techniques of shooting digital photos. Each week, we photograph various subjects and review and critique each others’ images. Using scanners and Adobe Photoshop, we import our images into Macintosh computers and learn how to manipulate various elements before printing, offering endless possibilities for special effects. Note: Bring your digital camera and either a disk of Photoshop images or a photo CD to each class.

The computer is a dynamic tool for artmaking but, as with any other art material, you must learn how it can best contribute to the artmaking experience. This course explores the artmaking potential of computers as students use the powerful and largely intuitive graphic program Adobe Illustrator to experiment with digital drawing, painting and graphics in order to make original images for screen or print. Additionally, we explore the use of several Illustrator tools and practices to make comics, cartoons, CD covers and posters. Beyond mastery of relevant technical skills, the course focuses on content and the development of universal art foundations, thus giving you great freedom to expand your portfolio.

Applies to: PH, YM Wednesdays, Jun 24 – Jul 29 | 9am-12pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $415

Advanced Digital Photography: Frame-Worthy Prints ages 13-17 | TEEN-0438 | Brittany McGuire Moving a favorite image from viewfinder through camera, and finally onto a hard copy print, is no easy task. The framed photograph was once the only way to appreciate a picture, but wired society has changed this. Advanced teen photographers can reclaim the lost art of the framed print and give it fresh distinction as they learn to make the most of the pixels and bits that form the captured image, transferring it to any number of archivally sturdy paper supports. Students use Adobe Photoshop to look deeper into their pictures, learning the touch-up tricks and printing workflow required to master either a modest snapshot or a commanding photographic poster.

Applies to: AT, PH, YA, YC, YG Fridays, Jun 26 – Aug 7 | 9am-12pm | No Class 7/3 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $415

Lights, Camera, Action! Start Making Movies ages 12-17 | TEEN-2199 | Rachel Villari

Applies to: PH, YM

Learn to make your own independent short films from start to finish. In this fast-paced course, students begin with the pre-production process of creating original stories and characters before moving into the shooting process. Finally, students learn post-production non-linear video-editing techniques to create original screen stories in a sophisticated Apple computer video lab. Together they view short screenings that provide a professional model for the techniques they practice while developing a cinematic vocabulary and an appreciation for the role of the film critic. The short but epic live-action movies produced in class are made available on disc and on the Web to be shared with family and friends.

Prerequisite: Introduction to Digital Photography

Applies to: YA, YG, YM

Wednesdays, Jun 24 – Jul 29 | 1-4pm 6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $415 | lab fee $10

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YOUNG ADULT CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS Young adult certificate programs offer teens (ages 12-17) the chance to focus their studies as they develop their artistic abilities. Whether used purely as a means for creative self-expression or to prepare for further artistic endeavors after high school, these programs broaden horizons and increase skill levels while building confidence and maturity. Young Adult courses are listed on pages 46-57.

Registration Information Students uncertain about committing to an entire certificate program may wait up to one year before declaring their intent and paying the $25 per semester fee retroactively. Courses may also be taken on an individual basis without enrolling in a certificate program. For more information, please call 401 454-6200.

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Fashion Design

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Game Design

YM

Movie-Making

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Photography

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ANIMATION (YA) For courses applicable to the Animation certificate program, look for “YA” in the “Applies to” statement at the end of the course description. RISD | CE’s certificate program in animation gives students a glimpse of the industry and art that surround the

study of animation. Participants in this program practice the craft with authentic tools and techniques that are both traditional (pencil and paper) and cutting edge (3D modeling software). Using these methods they create exceptional frame-by-frame movies that result from their study of figure drawing, character design, movement, storytelling, modeling, texturing and lighting. In order to earn the RISD | CE Certificate in Animation, students must complete a minimum of 90 contact hours in applicable courses within three years.

COMIC ART (YC) For courses applicable to the Comic Art certificate program, look for “YC” in the “Applies to” statement at the end of the course description. Comic books blend words and pictures, and it takes skill and practice to create this unique art form. This certificate program begins with foundation courses in drawing and illustration, which facilitate the development of the creative imagination. As they advance, participants learn to develop their own narratives and to render them as unique works of sequential art. Successful students complete the program with fine-tuned artistic literacy and original comic pages for their portfolio. In order to earn the RISD | CE Certificate in Comic Art, students must complete a minimum of 90 contact hours in applicable courses within three years.

FASHION DESIGN (YF) For courses applicable to the Fashion Design certificate program, look for“YF” in the“Applies to” statement at the end of the course description. RISD has a great reputation for producing up-and-coming fashion designers and likewise, RISD | CE strives to make

the world of apparel accessible to a younger audience. This certificate program encompasses courses that include instruction in design and sketching techniques as well as the basics of patternmaking, drafting, construction, sewing techniques and even fashion photography. Taken together, these courses assist students in the development of critical skills and techniques required for future study of any aspect of fashion design, and in the assembly of a strong design portfolio. In order to earn the RISD | CE Certificate in Fashion Design, students must complete a minimum of 90 contact hours in applicable courses within three years.

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GAME DESIGN (YG) For courses applicable to the Game Design certificate program, look for “YG” in the “Applies to” statement at the end of the course description. RISD | CE’s certificate program in game design teaches students the techniques and design principles required

to create their own interactive worlds. Students in the program use industry-standard tools to create the user interface and modeling of complex imagined virtual realities – including fully animated characters and detailed, multi-level environments – while exploring such topics as character design, animation, texturing, lighting, level building and scripting. As the multi-billion dollar video game industry continues to grow, opportunities for game artists and designers are at an all-time high. In order to earn the RISD | CE Certificate in Game Design, students must complete a minimum of 90 contact hours in applicable courses within three years.

MOVIE-MAKING (YM) For courses applicable to the Movie-Making certificate program, look for “YM” in the “Applies to” statement at the end of the course description. While telling a story using traditional live action movie-making can be complicated, this certificate program in movie-making makes the process simple and fun. The program offers students hands-on learning as they shoot digital video, write characters, cut scenes and record sound effects and music, with the goal of producing original short films and eye-popping visual effects. These final projects can be shared as a video upload or on a home DVD player, and are the start of a strong show reel. In order to earn the RISD | CE Certificate in Movie-Making, students must complete a minimum of 90 contact hours in applicable courses within three years.

PHOTOGRAPHY (PH) For courses applicable to the Photography certificate program, look for “PH” in the “Applies to” statement at the end of the course description. RISD | CE has long offered a number of creative photography courses in our Young Artist Program, and many of our

students have been honored with Rhode Island Scholastic Art Awards for their photographs and portfolios. As a next step, we offer this certificate program for students considering pursuing advanced studies and/or a future career in photography. In addition to traditional photography techniques, topics in the areas of digital photography and computer design prepare students for the innovative new frontiers of this exciting art form. Courses also focus on developing skills and techniques that assist young artists in building a comprehensive body of work for professional-looking portfolios. In order to earn the RISD | CE Certificate in Photography, students must complete a minimum of 90 contact hours in applicable courses within three years.

Take a Step Up In addition to our teen courses, high school students age 17 and older are permitted to enroll in any of RISD | CE’s adult courses, with instructor permission.

ART SCHOOL PREPARATION (AT) It is never too early to begin the intensive preparation necessary to create a first-rate high school portfolio. Our Art School Preparation Certificate Program is designed for students interested in a future in visual art or design, and is intended to supplement (not replace) a traditional high school art program by making more advanced courses available. It focuses on developing skills and techniques in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and/or graphics through challenging projects that prepare students for the highly competitive world of art and design. In order to earn the RISD | CE Certificate in Art School Preparation, students must complete a minimum of 30 contact hours in each of the following three categories within three years. Note: Students may substitute one requirement with a course from another Young Adult Certificate Program. DRAWING + PAINTING STUDIOS

2D STUDIOS

• Drawing for Animation

• Art Studio

• Katazome: Japanese Rice Resist Printing + Indigo Dyeing

• Handmade Chains: The Building Block of Jewelry Design

• Fundamentals of Drawing

• Color Fever!

• Loving Letters

• Heroes in Space (3D, That Is)

• Introduction to Figure Drawing

• Design Challenge!

• The Power of Pattern

• Introduction to Jewelry Making

• Let It Flow

• Design Fundamentals from A to Z

3D STUDIOS

• Making Your Mark in Drawing + Painting

• Digital Drawing Board

• Architecture: Designing Meaningful Shelters for Life

• A Midsummer Daydream: Costume Design for Stage + Screen

• Painting Studio: Foundations of Color + Light • Sketchbook Workshop: The Sketchbook as Art • Watercolor Studio: Painting with Translucence summer registration opens april 20

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• The Fashion Collection: A Designer’s Dream Realized

• Carving Soapstone

• Indigo Dreams: Shibori Dyeing + Fiber Painting

• Ceramic Sculpture

• Introduction to Fiber Arts: Weaving, Dyeing + Printing

• Designing Fashion with Alternate Materials

• Colossal Clay

• Land of the Wee: Designing Miniatures for Fun + Film • Where It’s At!: Site-Specific Sculpture + Installation

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CAMPUS INFORMATION Continuing Education Office 345 South Main Street, 2nd floor, Providence, RI 401 454-6200, fax: 401 454-6218 The CE office is located on the second floor of 345 South Main Street. Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm. Evening and Saturday hours, by appointment only, when classes are in session.

Student Benefits Once your registration statement is sent via email, print it and carry it with you when you are on campus, as it will serve to identify you for a variety of services and discounts. Upon presentation of the registration statement and a photo ID, RISD | CE students in courses meeting 18 hours or more may visit the RISD Museum free of charge, apply for a discounted Library membership, make tax-exempt purchases with a ten percent discount on art supplies at the RISD Store and RISD Store 3D and use the RISD Rides shuttle bus. RISD Store 401 454-6464 The RISD Store is located on the main oor of the Design Center. Special orders, MasterCard and VISA are accepted, and coupons from other supply stores are honored. Call for hours.

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RISD Store 3D 401 454-6354 The RISD Store 3D is located in the Bank Building. Special orders, MasterCard and VISA are accepted. Call for hours.

Directions to the RISD Campus From Interstate 95 North or South to Providence, take Exit 22A to Memorial Boulevard. At the fourth light, turn left onto Washington Place (which becomes Waterman Street). From Interstate 195 westbound, take the South Main Street exit. Go straight through the traffic light at the end of the offramp, and after two blocks, the CE office will be on the left (345 South Main Street).

*All software excluded. In addition, risd|ce students taking courses lasting 18 hrs. or more do not pay RI sales tax on supply purchases at the risd:store. (Present your registration statement and a photo ID upon purchase.)

You are now entering the RISD campus.

Parking For parking procedures, please consult your registration statement.

30 North Main Street Providence, RI 02903

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ACADEMIC POLICIES Academic Advising RISD | CE staff are available to assist you with registration. For information about CE programs and especially for advice about placement in an appropriate class, please call 401 454-6201, during business hours.

Confirmation + Class Location A registration statement, including class location, pin code (required for some building and classroom access) and a list of special materials needed for the first class (if any), is sent by email prior to the first class. If you do not receive a confirmation or you register late or within two weeks of the first day of class, you must call the CE office during business hours for verbal confirmation of location and other relevant information.

Course Changes, Cancellations + Class Postponements RISD | CE reserves the right to cancel, reschedule or alter fees for any course, or to change the instructor, when circumstances warrant. We make every effort to notify students of cancelled classes in a timely fashion. However, courses are sometimes cancelled as late as the day of the first class meeting. If you enroll in a course that is cancelled, you are notified and given the option of substituting another course or receiving a full refund. For this reason, it is extremely important that we have your correct telephone numbers and email addresses. Additionally, in the case of these circumstances, please note that RISD|CE is not responsible for supplies purchased prior to the start of classes or other expenses (such as travel or lodging) that may be incurred in advance. Refunds of fees take up to six weeks to process and take the form of the original payment method for the cancelled course.

Inclement Weather Check for RISD | CE class cancellation messages on local

media outlets. Notices will also be posted on ce.risd.edu and the CE Facebook page, or call the RISD | CE office at 401 454-6200. We make every reasonable effort to reschedule classes cancelled due to inclement weather or other emergencies.

Requirements + Prerequisites To ensure the age appropriateness of the curriculum, students must meet the age requirement listed with each course description by the beginning of class. Many RISD | CE programs do not have formal entrance requirements, but some advanced courses require certain coursework or equivalent experience. See specific course descriptions for details. Certificate candidates must follow the prerequisites outlined in the Certificate Program Guides, found in the Certificate Programs section of ce.risd.edu. Academic Dishonesty Academic misconduct compromises the academic integrity of the College and subverts the educational process. Please refer to the Academic Policies section of ce.risd.edu for complete policies and procedures.

Student Conduct Members of the RISD community, including participants in the Young Artist Program, are expected to exhibit considerate and appropriate behavior. Examples of prohibited behavior are: • disruption of learning • threats to the safety of self or others • foul or obscene gestures or language

• disrespect to others • destruction of property or theft

Student status is a privilege subject to certain expectations. RISD reserves the right to suspend or dismiss students at any time for conduct that RISD deems to be detrimental to the RISD community or that violates laws of the State of Rhode Island or the United States.

Photographs and Videos We sometimes take photos and videos of students and their artwork for the purpose of promoting RISD | CE programming on our website and in our catalogs and other print materials. If we have used a photo or video of you that you would prefer not to have used, please contact us by email at cemail@risd.edu requesting that we remove the image, and we will be happy to take the photo or video down from our website and not use the photo in future print publications. Please be sure to fully describe the page and image, so we can identify it correctly. If you are currently registered for a RISD | CE course and would like to request that your photo or video not be taken or shared, please email us at the above address as well, or make your wishes summer registration opens april 20

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known to the photographer or videographer during class, and we will be happy to accommodate you. All photos and videos are the property of RISD | CE.

RISD Library CE students may use the Library facilities, but do not have borrowing privileges. If you would like borrowing privileges, you must become a Library member, at the discounted rate of $25 a year.

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Incomplete (I): A grade of “I” is assigned only when coursework is not completed due to extenuating circumstances, and it is given only at the request of the student and the discretion of the instructor. The time allowed for completion of work may not exceed four weeks after the end of the semester in which the course was taken. Work not completed within this period receives a final grade of “F.” Student grades are recorded for courses meeting 18 hours or more (or for Young Adult courses, 12 hours or more), but grades are mailed only to certificate candidates (six weeks after classes end) to the student address on file. Other students may get their grades in person at the RISD|CE office or by requesting a transcript in writing (also after six weeks). Grades and transcripts are not available by phone or email. To order transcripts, send a check, money order or credit card information for $5 per transcript (we do not accept cash for this service), payable to RISD | CE, along with the following information: • • • • •

Name at the time of enrollment Year and semester you were enrolled Phone number where you can be reached Contact name and address where you want the transcript sent If paying by credit card, include card number, expiration date and cardholder name, plus house number and zip code of the billing address.

Mail to Transcripts RISD | CE Two College Street Providence, RI 02903–2787 or fax to 401 454-6218 (credit card payments only). Please allow 2 – 3 weeks for processing. RI Department of Education Professional Development credits may be available for some courses. Teachers seeking such credits should contact the RI Department of Education’s Office of Teacher Certification at 401 222-4600, ext. 2251.

Grade Review + Change For guidelines regarding requests for an academic grade review, please contact RISD | CE at 401 454-6200. Please note that after one semester following the completion of the course in question, grades become part of the permanent academic record and cannot be changed. Changing Your Registration Status Adding a Course You may add a course before the second class meeting or before three hours have elapsed in a shorter, more intensive course. This may be done in person using a drop/add form or by fax or phone with a credit card. Tuition is not prorated for any missed classes. Withdrawing from a Course Failure to withdraw properly from a course results in a permanent grade of “F” on your record and the loss of any potential refund. Withdrawals from courses must be received in writing at the CE office by the course end date. Withdrawals should be addressed to Associate Director for Student Operations + Services RISD | CE Two College Street Providence, RI 02903–2787 The refund policy is detailed on page 62.

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Tuition Reimbursement Students who require a letter from RISD | CE confirming completion of a course or courses in order to receive reimbursement from their employers should mail or fax to the CE office their written request for an Employee Reimbursement Letter, indicating their employer’s full address, or they should come to the CE office and fill out a request in person. RISD | CE sends Employee Reimbursement Letters directly to employers; they cannot be issued to students.

Supplies + Books Students must purchase materials or books for some courses. Supply lists are usually distributed during the first class; when necessary, a supply list for the first class is printed on registration statements. See “Campus Information” (page 60) for locations of supply stores on campus.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION Tuition Tuition costs are listed with each course description. To determine if you qualify for a discount, see the information below.

Fees Special Fees Any lab (laboratory), model, studio, materials or other fees appear with the course description and must be paid with tuition at registration. They are nonrefundable after the first class and are not subject to discount. Certificate Fee Certificate candidates pay an additional $25 certificate fee per semester (not per course).

Veterans Veterans should consult with the Veterans Administration Regional Office to verify their benefits. A letter from the VA confirming benefits must accompany the student’s registration form.

Discounts Senior Citizens (Ages 65+) RISD Alumni

Failure to complete a course does not constitute official withdrawal; nor does notification of withdrawal to the instructor. In some cases, an instructor may determine that a student has not successfully met prerequisites and recommend an alternative course of study. If notice of this recommended withdrawal is provided to the student in writing on the date of the first class session, the student should immediately bring that notice to the CE office to receive a full refund. Processing refunds requires at least six weeks. Refunds of MasterCard or VISA charges are credited to the account that was charged. We do not retain credit card information; therefore, we may need to request your credit card information again in order to issue your refund. Tuition refunds are calculated according to the following scale, minus a $15 withdrawal processing fee. Courses Meeting 36 Hours: Tuition Refunds Withdrawal notification received in the RISD | CE office or postmarked as follows: • Before the first class session 100% refund

• Before the fourth class 40% refund

• Before the second class 80% refund

• Before the fifth class 20% refund

• Before the third class 60% refund

• After the fifth class No refund

Courses Meeting 18 – 35 Hours: Tuition Refunds Withdrawal notification received in the RISD | CE office or postmarked as follows:

RISD Matriculated Students RISD Museum Members

Registrants in RISD | CE classes from any of the four categories above may apply a 10% discount to their tuition (rounded to the nearest dollar) for courses that meet 18 hours or more, except those involving special costs such as transportation, admittance fees, and so forth. Discounts are not transferable to family members. Also, these discounts apply only once; that is, if a senior is also an alumnus, the discount is still 10%. These discounts apply to the current semester only and are not retroactive. The discount does not apply to special fees.

Financial Aid Partial financial aid for the fall and spring semesters may be available to students in the Certificate and Young Artist programs who demonstrate significant financial need. Awards are limited and the amounts vary based on the quantity of qualified applications received. When granted, award amounts usually offset a portion of the tuition for one course only. Occasionally, awards are granted to qualified non-certificate applicants if funds remain available. To apply, obtain a financial aid form from the RISD|CE office by emailing cemail@risd.edu or by calling 401 454-6201, and return it by the fall or spring deadline date. Ask your employer for support in your continuing education efforts. Loans may also be available from private sources.

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Refunds To obtain a refund, submit written notification of withdrawal to the Associate Director for Student Operations + Services in the RISD | CE office in person or by mail or fax. Refunds are based on tuition only and are calculated according to the date the notification is received in the RISD|CE office or, if mailed, according to the date of the postmark. There is a $15 processing fee per course for all withdrawals. Special fees are not refundable after the first class.

• Before the first class session 100% refund

• Before the third class 30% refund

• Before the second class 80% refund

• After the third class No refund

Courses Meeting 17 Hours or Less: Tuition Refunds Withdrawal notification received in the RISD | CE office or postmarked as follows: • 5 business days before the event - 100% refund • 4 or fewer business days before the event - No refund

Gift Certificates RISD | CE gift certificates are available in any denomination. Please allow two business days for processing.

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REGISTRATION

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REGISTER EARLY! Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis, so early registration is encouraged.

April 20 Registration opens

Online Visit ce.risd.edu and follow the links to register online with MasterCard or VISA. In Person Register at the RISD | CE office at 345 South Main Street, 2nd floor, Providence, during office hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm. Evening and Saturday hours, by appointment only, when classes are in session. Mail Mail your completed registration form with check (payable to RISD | CE) or MasterCard/VISA number to RISD | CE Two College Street Providence, RI 02903–2787 If you receive more than one publication, please give extras to friends and neighbors. If you didn’t receive this publication through the mail, call 401 454-6200 to be placed on the RISD | CE mailing list.

Fax 401 454-6218 Fax your completed registration form with MasterCard/VISA number to 401 454-6218 (payment by MasterCard/VISA only).

Phone 401 454-6200 Registration phone lines are limited. You may have to wait or redial before getting through, so we encourage you to register by the methods listed above. If you do choose to register by phone, please fill out the registration form in advance and have your MasterCard/VISA number ready. When registering by phone, you consent to and agree to abide by RISD | CE’s academic, financial, disciplinary, and other policies referenced in this catalog and on the RISD | CE website. Call 401 454-6200 during office hours (see “In Person,” above).

Non-Discrimination Notice Rhode Island School of Design does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law in admission to, participation in, or administration of its educational programs and activities; in employment; or in its other programs and activities. Learn more at risd.edu/about/non-discrimination.

Notice to People with Disabilities Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education attempts to make its classes, programs, events and services accessible by providing reasonable and appropriate accommodations. If you need accommodations to participate in any class, program or event offered by RISD | CE, please contact Brittany Boyne, Coordinator of Disability Support Services at 401 454-6600 or bboyne@risd.edu. Requests for accommodations should be made at the time of registration. Arrangements for all accommodations requested less than two weeks before the start of the program/course(s) cannot be guaranteed, and many accommodations take time to arrange. It is in your best interest to make your formal requests as early as possible to ensure accommodations are in place prior to the start of the program/course(s). Failure to do so might limit our ability to meet your needs.

May 9 Young Artist Open House June 8 RISD|CE classes for adults begin June 22 Young Artist classes begin July 3 No RISD|CE classed held; offices closed August 7 Summer term ends FAL L 2 01 5 July 20 Registration opens August 7 Fall financial aid application deadline September 15 Fall term begins November 24-29 Thanksgiving break; no classes held; offices closed November 26-29 December 13 Fall term ends

Learn more at risd.edu/students/wellness/disability_support. Please note that modifications cannot be made to program or course curriculum. If you need access to the RISD Continuing Education offices at 345 South Main Street, Providence, please contact a Registration Assistant at 401 454-6201 or cemail@risd.edu for further assistance.

Computer Software Information Computer software may be upgraded after this publication goes to press; for more up-to-date information about which version is used in a given course, please contact Dean Abanilla, Technology Specialist, at dabanill@risd.edu or 401 454-6727. Course details are subject to change without notice. DESIGN + PRODUCTION MORRIS DE LUZIO DESIGN PHOTOGRAPHY DAVID O’CONNOR, ADAM MASTOON, TRAER SCOTT

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success story

IMAGES: TOP: LEAH MORGAN, WARM-UP CHARACTER SKETCHES, 2015. BOTTOM: LEAH MORGAN, SKETCH OF PRIDE AND PREJUDICE’S JANE BENNET, 2015.

A Young Artist Finds and Develops Her Passion through RISD|CE

When Leah Morgan was making drawings in middle school, she was copying what she calls “Disney style.” She recalls that when she later learned that people got paid to make those kinds of drawings, she was amazed. “I thought that was so cool! I had no idea you could get paid for that!” she says. Leah’s freshman art teacher suggested she attend RISD|CE Young Artist courses, but when Leah looked at the courses online she was baffled about what to enroll in. She started with Introduction to Figure Drawing, and she loved the experience so much that she enrolled in it four times. “I kept repeating it, doing it every summer. The first day of class I felt terrible, but then my figure drawing improved drastically. My drawings kept getting better and better. It’s like a muscle you have to keep using.” Leah added on some RISD|CE computer classes, including Mastering Maya Machines, where she learned to use Maya 3D modeling software for animation. That was harder for her than she expected, but she kept exercising those learning muscles. “Every first class is a little hard, but it gets better after you begin to learn,” Leah says. She kept the momentum going with more courses, and it was in Character Development for Illustrators that her passion emerged. “I was so excited in that class,” she remembers. “We did observational drawing, looking at books. We’d draw first, then create new versions with different facial expressions. I love doing character design. I like making the back stories to turn characters into real human beings.” Observational Boot Camp taught her to pay attention when looking at things: “At first I wasn’t that good at it, but the teachers give you good feedback. They show you how you

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can fix something – what you can do to improve. It made me think. We did line work and shading, and I started to notice the little things.” Now 17, Leah has completed three RISD|CE Young Adult certificate programs: Art School Preparation, Comic Art and Animation. She is eager to learn more and she enjoys the company of art students: “In regular school, not everyone is excited. Art students are really pumped! They are amazing.” “Leah’s fire was ignited through our program. She’s taken that passion and is running with it,” says Cathy Davis-Hayes, RISD|CE’s Young Artist program coordinator. Davis-Hayes helps Young Artist students and their parents understand the purposes of the different certificate programs. “While some programs such as Animation and Comic Art are very content-oriented, the Art School Preparation program covers things like art college admissions, what panelists look for in a portfolio, and taking classes students might encounter in college art courses.” Now that Leah is considering art colleges in several states, she reflects on her four years attending RISD|CE as vital to her development: “I’ve gotten so much out of it. It’s a great atmosphere. I wouldn’t be anywhere close to knowing what I know now.” We wish you continued joy in learning, Leah! Article by Paula Ogier 65

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RISD|CE Summer Extension Catalog  

Classes for adults, teens + children :: From absolute beginners through seasoned artists: art + design for everyone ::

RISD|CE Summer Extension Catalog  

Classes for adults, teens + children :: From absolute beginners through seasoned artists: art + design for everyone ::

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