Jan
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

Cool Character Creation

Why don't we create some cool characters together? Come to taproom to create creatures with your friends! 

*Please come with Adobe After Effects already installed on your laptop. The application is free for all RISD and Brown students to download!

Taught by Cayla Gao (FAV:Animation '18)

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Jan
15
1:00pm 1:00pm

Sketching on the COMPUTER

Beautiful programs can be created with very little code. So let's make some beautifull programs together!

This quickies is going to help you to walk through the free open source java framework of processing from downloading it from the internet to running your first programs. 

Taught by Ethan Anderson

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Shibori Shenanigans
Jan
28
6:30pm 6:30pm

Shibori Shenanigans

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)

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

HTML/CSS Basics

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)

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

Why BioArt is our Future

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)

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Bollywood Dancing
Jan
25
7:30pm 7:30pm

Bollywood Dancing

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!

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

Sketch Comedy Writing Workshop (Part 2)

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.

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Quickies Stickies
Jan
23
3:30pm 3:30pm

Quickies Stickies

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!

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

Selling your Work 101

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.

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Ready to Repurpose
Jan
21
7:30pm 7:30pm

Ready to Repurpose

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!

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

Sketch Comedy Writing Workshop (Part 1)

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.

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

No Stressin' Letterpressin'

  • Design Center 3rd floor Type Shop (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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

Make Your Own Snowglobe

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! 

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Analog GIFs
Jan
17
3:00pm 3:00pm

Analog GIFs

  • Design Center 4th Floor Computer Lab (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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???

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

Welcome to Gar-Land

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.

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