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Monday - Friday, Aug 19 - 23 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CHILD-0535-02 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Architecture in the most extraordinary place is the topic of this course where young designers develop ideas, plans, drawings and models for an arboreal dwelling (that's a treehouse!). The process starts with consideration for the site, which is the tree itself. Students are introduced to the plant science that might suggest a tree species ideal for structural enhancement. While they're laying the foundations, kids learn how to manipulate space, materials and style through exercises that combine drawing and thinking, making, and the scale model reality of a fantasy treehouse.


Instructor
  • Name: Chloe Wessner (Bio)
Course Details

Monday + Tuesday, Aug 19 - 20 | 9am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CAMP-0538
2 sessions | 14 contact hours | tuition $265 | lab fee $10


Description

Not all critters are created equal; this is definitely true when animating a cartoon creature. The different limbs, snouts, wings, or the lack thereof, and the bigger issue of the variety of proportions, must cause an animator to approach their movement differently. This course for teen animators builds upon their experience in Drawing for Animation to provide the lessons that will increase confidence when animating animals. The figure-to-ground relationship is a vital lesson as students consider how an animal's two legs, four hooves or scaly belly change their movement from place to place. Topics also include cycles, camera field and composition, as well as a refresher using Dragonframe as the animation interface.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Nick Marcoux (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 19 - 23 | 1-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CHILD-0546-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Dinosaurs: gone but not forgotten, particularly in the imagination of young artists who often focus on these extinct creatures as their first creative obsession. This course gives students the opportunity to expand upon their existing knowledge of the T. rex, pterodactyls, marine reptiles and ceratopsians. Scientific facts and educated guesses provide the inspiration for projects in drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture as students build and craft art objects that are all definitely "dinosaurish."


Instructor
  • Name: Jesse Smolover (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 19 - 23 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CAMP-3731-02 ( Class is almost Full )
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $15


Description

In this course, kids explore techniques involved in mask making and theatrical sculpture to create a variety of masks. First students view examples from a variety of cultures and artistic periods to understand the nature of handcrafted disguises throughout history. Then they build their very own assortment of mask creations. Lessons focus on craftsmanship as an introduction to interdisciplinary art techniques (casting, molding and painting) as students use modeling clay, paint, handmade papers and even recycled objects to create "wearable art" for Halloween or any costumed play.


Instructor
  • Name: Sean Garrett (Bio)
Course Details

Thursday + Friday, Aug 22 - 23 | 9am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CAMP-0889-02
2 sessions | 14 contact hours | tuition $265 | lab fee $15


Description

Drawing and painting animals, whether wild or family pets, requires an approach specific to the species. Are they furry? Do they have scales? These textural details are important, but no more than other elements and principles of design like proportion, gesture and color. This drawing and painting workshop introduces those topics by focusing on the animal subject and gives step-by-step instructions for moving from reference photo to drawing, and then to an acrylic painting in an accelerated but supportive studio experience.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 19 - 23 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CHILD-1997-03 ( Class is almost Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Young artists discover the excitement of drawing in this introductory course that provides grounding in the fundamentals of drawing, sketching and rendering. Hands-on exercises use an array of drawing tools, while expanding upon traditional subject matter: still life, landscape, cityscape and portrait. Students learn to discuss and evaluate their work during classroom critiques that encourage them to undertake future drawing adventures.


Instructor
  • Name: Chloe Wessner (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 19 - 23 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-2177-02 ( Class is almost Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10 | model fee $10


Description

Watercolor painting is the ideal first experience for young artists interested in learning observational painting and practical color theory. This safe and responsive medium has a unique translucence that comes from a reliance on the white of the paper for the pictorial highlights. The instruction highlights the proper use of materials, an understanding of color theory and composition, and the all-important dialogue between drawing and painting. Demonstrations, individual instruction and group critiques help each student find their unique approach to watercolor as they paint from objects, photographs, models and their imagination.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Rick Shiers (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 19 - 23 | 9am-12pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CHILD-2088-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $20


Description

Round and round your child goes, full of energy to devote to mischief (or to creative expression). This course provides that second choice, as they're introduced to foundation art forms like drawing, painting and sculpture in projects inspired by a familiar theme: the carousel. Young artists imagine the merry-go-round and the fantastic menagerie that make up the carnival attraction as they interpret those animals as characters in pencil, paint and clay. The final project is a showcase for all of their new skills as they create a vibrant sculptural animal in polymer clay and bring it home to share with family.


Instructor
  • Name: Jesse Smolover (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 19 - 23 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CAMP-2074 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $30


Description

Join us for a week of fun and games, where you'll design, build, package and play your very own games. Card games, board games and outdoor games all provide different design and constructing challenges. You'll use a multitude of art skills and processes as you take your ideas from drawing concepts to fabricated game pieces, painted boards, illustrated cards and other necessary parts. Finally, it's on to the best part: testing by playing the games!


Instructor
  • Name: Jana DeSimone (Bio)
Course Details

Thursday + Friday, Aug 22 - 23 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CAMP-1168 ( Class is Full )
2 sessions | 14 contact hours | tuition $265 | lab fee $10


Description

There it is: just over the horizon, a project to be attacked and given visual reality. That is what happens in this spontaneous, sometimes crazy and sometimes thoughtful experience in artmaking, playing and being a kid. Students "attack" an idea under the watchful eyes of experienced arts educators who help them sort out good, better and best solutions for projects that are exciting and formative for budding artists. They draw, sculpt and build alongside their peers, working individually and in small groups as they design a group show for students' families.


Instructor
  • Name: Cathy Wilkerson (Bio)