That's Bananas!
Feb
10
1:30 pm13:30

That's Bananas!

  • Met Room A

The Banana. An edible fruit. An excellent source of Vitamin B. An ingredient in bread. An amazing flavor of ice cream. Make some tasty food using this amazing yellow flower plant.

Come to the Upper Met for a banana bread and banana ice cream making party! 

Note: If you have any allergies to the following ingredients: cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, sugar, flour, coconut flakes, chocolate, nuts or oil please let the instructor know at the beginning of the workshop.

Improv Comedy
Feb
6
2:00 pm14:00

Improv Comedy

  • Tap Room

Come learn all about Improv Comedy through exercises, scenes, discussion all leading up to performing your own 3-line scene!  

Taught by Felipe Di Poi (Brown/RISD DD '17)

Spatial Dynamics
Feb
6
12:00 pm12:00

Spatial Dynamics

  • RISD Auditorium

Wanna get footloose? Come out to this experimental and improv dance class! Dance like no one is watching and let your inner expression come out through body movements! 

Taught by Lizzie Wright (ID '18)

Writing Songs in a Web Browser
Feb
4
7:30 pm19:30

Writing Songs in a Web Browser

  • Design Center 408

With a Brown University student, Tristan Rodman, go over some very basic HTML, CSS, and JavaScript—just enough to understand the lines of code to change and produce different results. Find out about ways that the web browser opens up musical possibilities, and brainstorm some new musical interactions that you might want to code. Become more familiar with freesound.org, a collection of free/open source sounds, and Audacity, a very basic sound editor. By the end of this Quickie create a compositions ready to share!

Taught by Tristan Rodman (MCM '15.5)

Paper Circuits
Feb
3
6:30 pm18:30

Paper Circuits

  • Bank Building

Have a general over view of electricity/ circuits and how they work, get an introduction to LEDS and the materials provided, and see some examples of paper circuits! 

Taught by Sofya Zeylikman (FD '16)

A Lesson in Fika
Jan
31
3:00 pm15:00

A Lesson in Fika

  • Met Room A

Don't know what Fika is? Well you're going to learn how about it while baking— A delicious kanelbullar (twisted cinammon roll); How to roll out the dough and top it with filling, then shape your own rolls. While the rolls proof comes the Fika break! Drink some expresso and chat. After the kanelbullar is proofed, bake it, add toppings, wrap it up and take it home to eat!

Taught by Taylor Swartz (Brown '16) 

Soft-Circuitry
Jan
31
1:00 pm13:00

Soft-Circuitry

  • Carr Haus Lounge

Make toys and blankets that light up! Instructor Lizzie Wright will begin by handing out supplies -- felt, LEDs, conductive thread, needles, and chalk. Then the class will go over circuitry basics (handout/video instruction) and get to work! Everyone gets to bring their project home. 

Taught by Lizzie Wright (ID '18)

Weave a Pot Holder
Jan
31
11:00 am11:00

Weave a Pot Holder

  • Ewing House

Plain weave, twills, tapestry! Learn some simple weaving techniques and set up easy cardbood looms then after finishing your pieces, learn how to finish your potholders. 

Taught by Anna Williams and Anne Keating (TX '17)

Bind Your Own Moleskine
Jan
30
3:30 pm15:30

Bind Your Own Moleskine

  • 3rd Floor Type Shop

Learn some basic bookbinding techniques and leave with your own personalized sketchbook, made from scratch.

Instructor and bookbinding expert You Lu will be teaching this workshop. You'll start by looking at 4-needle sewing, followed by going over materials for the binding and covers, and creation of a cover for your own sewn text-block.

Taught by You Lu (GD '17)

Batik Dyeing
Jan
30
1:00 pm13:00

Batik Dyeing

  • College Building Lobby

Learn about the wax resist dyeing technique, how to start a dye bath, how to apply the wax in both traditional and contemporary designs and much more. Never done anything textiles related? This is a great quickie to take! 

Taught by Callie Clayton (TX '17)

Dude! Nice Shirt! 2
Jan
29
7:00 pm19:00

Dude! Nice Shirt! 2

  • Design Center 3rd Floor Type Shop

Learn how to silkscreen on paper and fabric! From tips on coating and exposing a screen to information on multi-color printing! This Quickie will be taught twice during this Wintersession.

Taught by Kevin Cadena (GD '16)

Balloon Animal Collective
Jan
28
6:30 pm18:30

Balloon Animal Collective

  • Design Center 7th floor

Watch some ridiculous tutorial videos and then learn how to make all the animals you love but out of balloons instead! 

Taught by Polina Godz (RISD/BROWN DD '16)

Shibori Shenanigans
Jan
28
6:30 pm18:30

Shibori Shenanigans

  • College Building 328

Like tie-dying? Or maybe you think it's extremely cheesy the way it's done in America? Well come learn about the Japanese tie-dying technique Shibori! Bind, stitch, fold, twist or compress your cloth for some amazing and constantly changing results!  

Taught by Emily Moenning (TX '17)

HTML/CSS Basics
Jan
27
6:30 pm18:30

HTML/CSS Basics

  • Design Center 1st Floor

Wanna learn the first steps of how make your website? Come out and learn all about front-end development and how to structure your web pages with HTML and then make them beautiful with CSS! No prior experience needed. 

*A laptop is required for this Quickie

Taught by Zach Deocadiz (GD '17)

Why BioArt is our Future
Jan
27
6:30 pm18:30

Why BioArt is our Future

  • Ewing House

BioArt already is becoming a subtle, ever increasingly more present and unavoidable aspect of all fine art and design as scientific research and discoveries advance, population increases and staggering rates of human derived environmental pollution continues. Come to Callie Clayton's workshop to learn more about BioArt today and how it's developing in the future!

Taught by Callie Clayton (TX '17)

Bollywood Dancing
Jan
25
7:30 pm19:30

Bollywood Dancing

  • RISD Gym

Learn the moves of Madhuri Dixit and Hrithik Roshan and become a bad-ass Bollywood dancer. Taught by RISD's own Jalwa dance troupe, this workshop will cover basic moves, tips for choreographing, and classic Bollywood costumes. 

This workshop will run twice so everyone has the opportunity to dance!

Sketch Comedy Writing Workshop (Part 2)
Jan
24
3:00 pm15:00

Sketch Comedy Writing Workshop (Part 2)

  • Taproom

Learn the secrets of SNL and other comedy performers in this workshop taught by Brown/RISD's own sketch comedy group Simple Town. Participants will play acting games, work on brainstorming techniques, refine sketches, and practice improv and performance skills. The second workshop will go even deeper into the topic and give students time to further elaborate on their writing, ending in a culminating performance.

Avocado Aficionado
Jan
24
12:00 pm12:00

Avocado Aficionado

  • ID Building 6th Floor

Cado Butter? Cara Cado? Ahh-vocado? 

How many more ways can you use avocados? Come learn the history of the green super fruit and then become an expert in all the different ways avocado powers can be harnessed.  

Quickies Stickies
Jan
23
3:30 pm15:30

Quickies Stickies

  • Design Center 8th Floor

Learn from published sticker designers May Kodama and Sara Im! Start off the quickie with a presentation on stickers and how they are used in social media: Facebook, Line, KakaoTalk, etc. Then go through what makes a sticker successful (exaggerated features, variety of characteristics, limited colors, etc.) After, the class will launch into the workshop, where students will be able to design their own stickers, either digitally or physically. By the end, students  will be taught how to use sticker machines and print out their work to take home!

Relief for the Soul
Jan
23
1:00 pm13:00

Relief for the Soul

  • ISB 408

This Quickie starts off with a demonstration on how to carve on lino blocks, followed by how to ink and hand press, and label. Everyone in the class will then be free to carve, print and make their own linoleum prints!

Selling your Work 101
Jan
23
11:00 am11:00

Selling your Work 101

  • Taproom

This is aimed at showing students how to present their work to sell. It applies to selling your work in general but also more specifically to submittingyour work to the Made Student Boutique. We would start off by introducing what the Made Student Boutique is and what kind of work we are interested in. After that we would go over how to write an artists statement and how to packageyour work. We would show different DIY ways to package work such as making stamps and decorating hang tags. The quickie should last for about an hour.

(CANCELLED)
Jan
22
7:00 pm19:00

(CANCELLED)

  • Design Center 3rd floor Type Shop

(DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, DUDE NICE SHIRT 1 HAS BEEN CANCELLED. PLEASE COME OUT TO THE ONE NEXT WEEK!)

Ready to Repurpose
Jan
21
7:30 pm19:30

Ready to Repurpose

  • College Building Room 331

Have fun at that workshop about repurposing clothing using dye and fiber processes. By taking clothes from second hand stores students will learn quick, easy, and satisfying ways to take clothing and color into their own hands. The class will start by talking about waste in the fashion world, then continue into brief intro to sustainability – the instructor will then move into a few brief demonstrations on color stripping, tie dying techniques, and re-dying, followed by students getting a chance to try out methods themselves!

 

*Please bring your own clothes to repurpose!

Sketch Comedy Writing Workshop (Part 1)
Jan
20
8:30 pm20:30

Sketch Comedy Writing Workshop (Part 1)

  • Taproom

Learn the secrets of SNL and other comedy performers in this workshop taught by Brown/RISD's own sketch comedy group SImple Town. Participants will play acting games, work on brainstorming techniques, refine sketches, and practice improv and performance skills. The second workshop will go even deeper into the topic and give students time to further elaborate on their writing, ending in a culminating performance.

No Stressin' Letterpressin'
Jan
20
6:30 pm18:30

No Stressin' Letterpressin'

  • Design Center 3rd floor Type Shop

This Quickie will be taught by both Jonathan Rinker and Timothy Plummer, seniors in Graphic Design.

The class will begin with an explanation of letterpress, important terms and tools, and basic safety. Instructors will then demo a simple type lockup.

Each student will then typeset a word and add it to the lockup, allowing everyone to engage with the typesetting process. The class will then take the collaborative lockup to the press, where instructors will explain inking and printing. Each student will then have a chance to make their own print.

The class will finish with a demonstration of proper cleanup procedure. After a few hours of drying, each student can take home his or her individual print.

*Students who attend this Quickie are NOT authorized to use the Type Shop after the Quickie ends, unless they have been trained in the appropriate class. This class is meant to serve as an inspiration, not a certification.

Letterpress/Linoleum printing
Jan
19
7:30 pm19:30

Letterpress/Linoleum printing

  • Benson Hall Third Floor

Get an Overview on How Use the Vandercook Letterpress Proof Press from our instructor Jen Berry. Bring in images to the session to transfer onto the provided linoleum blocks and carve them out! 

Make Your Own Snowglobe
Jan
19
6:30 pm18:30

Make Your Own Snowglobe

  • Design Center 7th Floor

Come take a break and chill while you assemble some custom snowglobes. Use glitter, plastic toys, food coloring, and other fun stuff to make a personalized desk ornament with Elizabeth.

 

*We have a limited number of jars to supply people with to make their own snowglobes with. Please bring your own just to be safe! 

Analog GIFs
Jan
17
3:00 pm15:00

Analog GIFs

  • Design Center 4th Floor Computer Lab

Students will learn how to make transcendent analog-digital works of animation art. Who could resist this recipe for success?

1. Discuss example gifs (http://cargocollective.com/comp)
2. Examine templates
3. Print/draw on them
4. Scan analogues
5. Make photoshop gifs
6. Profit???

Welcome to Gar-Land
Jan
17
1:00 pm13:00

Welcome to Gar-Land

  • Ewing House

Learn the traditional Thai art form of garland making. Why and how are garlands made? What are they used for? Participants will get to make their own floral wreaths with Vadamalli Flowers, Button Roses, and Jasmine flowers to take with them and brighten up (and enhance the smell of) their homes or studios.

3D Sketching with Blender
Jan
16
4:00 pm16:00

3D Sketching with Blender

  • ID Building 6th Floor

Learn how to use the 3D rendering program Blender. Bring your laptop and a computer mouse. We will have a limited number of mouses to give out. 

Please also have Blender installed on your computer prior. If you need to download it, you can visit the Blender website here.