Children's Book Illustration at RISD during Summer Studies


Cheryl Kirk Noll, Instructor

Summer Studies, 2016 was held in the newly renovated ISB (Illustration Studies Building)

The Summer Studies Program in the visual and liberal arts encompasses a wide spectrum of interests designed to meet the needs of beginning, intermediate and advanced students. These six-week courses enable students to pursue a variety of art and design disciplines and work with distinguished artists, designers and educators from around the globe.

Modular scheduling permits students to enroll in a combination of classes and activities tailored to their interests, or to concentrate in a single area.

The hallmark RISD curricular approach involves helping students use technical and material resources to express original ideas. Hands-on studio experience is enriched as participants bring the conceptual aspects of the creative process to bear upon their work. Small in size, classes take place in specialized facilities that accommodate and inspire beginners as well as advanced students in a multiplicity of art and design interests.

 RISD Children's Book Illustration students, 2014

RISD Children's Book Illustration students, 2014

CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATION :

Course #0903

Cheryl Kirk Noll, Instructor

Explore the imagery behind the words in children's book art, from concept to character development, drawing to design, and media application to finished execution. Participants in this course develop drawing and design skills in order to interpret and communicate words and ideas through imagery. Characterization, pacing, text interpretation and format are all emphasized in assignments that include illustrating poetry, picture books, animal stories and folk tales. In the process, students work with a wide range of media, from watercolor, acrylic and gouache to collage and mixed media. Prerequisites: Basic Drawing Skills

 Summer Study Students in 2013

Summer Study Students in 2013


to see more about Summer Studies, go to http://ce.risd.edu/pages/summer-studies-art-design-courses