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Join SCI-Arc This Summer for Making+Meaning, a Program Exploring Architecture and Design

February 8, 2021

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All images courtesy of SCI-ARC, shared with permission

Making+Meaning students are introduced to the exploratory practice of architecture and design. It exposes participants to a wide range of techniques within a conceptual design framework, departing from the recognizable to create unique, engaging content and experiences. Students complete the program with a sophisticated design portfolio showcasing work produced using a variety of digital representation and fabrication methods, made alongside a global community of creators. Students are offered the opportunity to employ cutting-edge tools such as animation, AR content visualization, photogrammetry, and 3D modeling throughout the program.

Making+Meaning is for students and professionals worldwide looking for a shift in career, a break from everyday monotony, or simply to indulge a curious mind. Participants range from existing architecture students looking to strengthen their portfolios to professionals thinking about architecture as the next path in their career. The program culminates with an exhibition during which students present their work and receive feedback from renowned architects, artists, and design professionals.

Registration for Making+Meaning 2021 is now open on the SCI-Arc website. To jumpstart a career in architecture and design, expand existing skills, or inform a possible shift in career, sign up for Making+Meaning 2021. No previous experience is required to enroll.

 

 

 



RISD Continuing Education Announces 140+ Online Courses This Spring

February 1, 2021

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by RISD CE student Christian Heidsieck

Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education is excited to announce more than 140 online courses for adults and teens this spring—including RISD’s Advanced Program for High School Students. RISD CE Certificate Programs are now being offered 100% online.

Continuing Education students can take online classes from anywhere in the world, at any time of day or night. Courses are taught by professional artists, designers, and makers, and RISD CE is open admission—everyone is welcome.

Students can enroll in online courses for personal or professional enrichment and as part of a RISD CE Online Certificate Program. Designed for those looking to accelerate their creative lives and work, subjects range from interior design, product development, and graphic design to painting, photography, and animation.

While some teens may attend RISD CE Online Teen Courses for fun and enrichment, others have academic goals. Online courses like animation, illustration, fashion design, and art school prep provide a strong grounding in the visual arts, encouraging creative and personal growth through self-expression.

While Rhode Island School of Design has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 RISD Pre-College program and will not be hosting in-person classes this summer, RISD’s Advanced Program for High School Students will be available to help young adults develop as artists and grow their college application portfolios.

The spring term starts March 1, 2021. For more information on RISD CE Online Spring Courses, visit ce.risd.edu.

 

 



SVA’s Spring 2021 Continuing Education Courses Begin January 25

January 4, 2021

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Artwork by Clarisse Provido, SVACE Student

Whether it’s to advance your career or try something new, SVACE offers more than 170 online courses to choose from. Visit sva.edu/ce to view all course offerings.

Online courses are available in:

Free Virtual Events & Information Sessions

Registration Details

Course Advice
If you need advice or have questions please email [email protected] to connect with one of our course advisors.

About the School of Visual Arts

School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers and creative professionals for seven decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, a dynamic curriculum and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Comprising 6,000 students at its Manhattan campus and 35,000 alumni in 100 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world. For information about the College please visit sva.edu.

School of VISUAL ARTS
Division of Continuing Education
sva.edu/ce
E-mail: [email protected]

 

 



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Mural Art Project Launches with the Joyful and Nostalgic Works of Artist Gregory Siff in Sedona

December 1, 2020

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In collaboration with 4AM Gallery, Mural TX presents the premiere of Mural Art Project, an organization that travels the world searching for locations full of wonder and inspiration to document the creations of world-class artists as they engage with the surrounding area. Mural Art Project’s first iteration features Los Angeles-based artist Gregory Siff, who worked at the rugged Bell Rock landmark in Sedona Arizona.

Throughout his body of work—which includes pieces in a diverse array of space like Swizz Beatz’s Dean Collection, Deitch Projects, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Soho House New York, Soho House Miami, and Google headquarters—Siff taps into childhood nostalgia with joyful intention. His new project created with Mural Art Project captures these memories of his experience in Sedona with each painted element.

To create “Sky Lines,” Siff worked on a clear canvas, allowing the vibrant renderings to contrast the organic landscape. A short video produced by Mural Texas documents the creation of this iconic piece as the artist channels the energy of the location. Siff adds about his experience:

Once you realize the thing you love to do most, there is nothing more fulfilling than doing it in different environments around the world. To be under the Sedona sky among the most beautiful rock formations that gripped me with internal energy, I was moved to tell a story that was unfolding on this adventure.

“Having spent time in the magical vortexes In Sedona, we knew this was the perfect place for the timeless magic of Gregory Siff. Working with the elements of nature infuses a palpable electricity within the art; breathing life into it, as it takes the invisible field and makes it visible,” 4AM Gallery writes about the project. “This work represents the unseen fifth-dimensional forces that are always with us, carrying us through the journey in the matrix of life.”

Mural TX is releasing six original works and four limited-edition prints—titled “Sky Lines,” “Constellations,” “Crayons,” and “Sunset Soul”—to coincide with Siff’s on-site creation. Presented on technicolor, white, and deep blue backdrops, each print contains a series of black vignettes and is available from the Mural Art Project shop.

 

Gregory Siff works on “Sky Line” in Sedona. All images courtesy of Mural Art Project, shared with permission

“Sunset Soul” (2020), print on archival Hahnemuhle photo paper, 24 x 38 inches. Edition of 17, with a hand-embellished edition of eight

“Constellations” (2020), print on archival Hahnemuhle photo paper, 24 x 38 inches. Edition of 17, with a hand-embellished edition of eight

“Crayons” (2020), print on archival Hahnemuhle photo paper, 24 x 38 inches. Edition of 17, with a hand-embellished edition of eight

 

 



RISD Continuing Education Launches Winter Term With 100% Online Courses and Certificates

November 16, 2020

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Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education announces more than 60 online courses for adults and teens this winter, as well as eight certificate programs, that are offered 100% online.

Any RISD CE online course can be taken for personal or professional enrichment, and many qualify for the Online Certificate Program. Designed for students who are looking to accelerate their creative lives and work, subjects range from interior design, product development, and graphic design to painting, photography, and animation.

“Moving forward, we will be offering our adult certificate programs 100% online,” says Mariah Doren, director of program planning and development. “We are excited about the new opportunities and benefits online instruction offers; we found people really appreciate the flexibility it affords, and we have been able to expand our audience to include students from all around the world.”

Continuing Education students at Rhode Island School of Design can take online classes from anywhere, at any time of day or night. From courses like Acrylic Painting, Introduction to Illustration, and Thinking Visually to Adobe Photoshop, Jewelry Rendering, and Lighting for Interior Design, join RISD for flexible and immersive online learning experiences this winter.

While some teens may attend RISD CE Online Teen Courses for fun and enrichment, others may have a more academic goal in mind. Online courses like animation, video game design, fashion design, and art school prep provide a strong grounding in the visual arts, encouraging creative and personal growth through self-expression.

The winter term starts January 11, 2021.

For more information on RISD CE online winter courses, visit ce.risd.edu.

 

 



Join Pratt SCPS For a Series of Online Floral Design Workshops

September 14, 2020

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Image courtesy of Shane Connolly, florist and Pratt SCPS instructor for summer 2020

This fall, study floral design online with world-famous master florists working in diverse styles in the Floral Art for Interiors certificate program at Pratt Institute’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS). Every week, you can join a different floral design workshop and create beautiful designs with locally sourced flowers delivered right to your home.

Instructors include Ariella Chezar and Bella Meyer. Chezar, the author of Seasonal Flower Arranging: Fill Your Home With Blooms, Branches, and Foraged Materials All Year Round, will lead a workshop using flowers sourced from her farm in the Berkshires, highlighting her “nature-first” style. Meyer, the founder and creative director of fleursBELLA, will teach a session focusing on points of inspiration and a formal structure for avant-garde floral designs, using classical music and her grandfather Marc Chagall’s work as examples.

While courses can be taken individually, participants can earn a Floral Art Certificate by successfully completing any three of the workshops listed below:

  • Sustainable Floral Design
  • Seasonal Flower Arranging
  • A Wild Duet: A Celebration of the Arts via Foraged Materials
  • Floral Art Through the Eyes of Master Artists
  • From Ordinary to Extraordinary: Transform Store-Bought Bouquets

Pratt SCPS provides high-quality credit and non-credit courses and programs to adult learners in a variety of subjects for educational advancement, career change, and enrichment. Visit the Pratt Institute School of Continuing and Professional Studies website to learn more and register for upcoming workshops.