Creative Practices: Traditional Drawing and 3D Digital Modeling - RISD Summer Programs course

Creative Practices: Traditional Drawing + 3D Digital Modeling

This interdisciplinary course explores how physical drawings are imported into the digital world as aids for 3D creation and how 3D digital models are exported into the physical world for 2D drawing. At a time when digital, three-dimensional space has entered our visual vocabulary in everything from commercial and social interfacing, game design, and entertainment, now more than ever it is important to understand its potential and how it works. Students will be introduced to 3D modeling in both geometric and organic forms, as well as pursue physical drawing methods conducive for digital integration. Emphasis will be placed on experimentation in navigating between the digital and physical processes. Exercises and assignments will be contextualized with lectures, readings and critiques.

Artwork (detail) by Kyle Hittmeier

RISD degree students: This course offers 3 transfer credits with pre-approval from your department head using the Prior Approval for Transfer Credit Form. Submit the signed form to the Registrar’s office and then complete the online course registration.

Course #4087
Kyle Hittmeier

Schedule B
June 24–July 30, 2021
Thursdays + Fridays, 10 am–1 pm ET
Online, Live

Tuition $2,300
3 Credits


Kyle Hittmeier

Kyle Hittmeier is an interdisciplinary artist and curator whose work explores compositions of power through the integration of CAD and rendering processes into physical media such as painting, printing, drawing and sculpture. Raised primarily in Northern California, Hittmeier received his Bachelor’s of Art from the University of California, Davis, and subsequently moved to New York in the summer of 2008. In 2014, Hittmeier graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with an MFA in painting. He was a resident mentor for the Salama Bint Hamdan Emerging Artist Residency in Abu Dhabi, UAE; resident artist for the Digital Painting Atelier Program at Ontario College of Art and Design; and the Wassaic Summer Residency Program. Hittmeier is a critic for RISD’s Painting department.