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Mondays, Apr 22 - May 27 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-BOOK-0620 ( Class has Started )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $30


Description

This hands-on papermaking course explores the ancient art of marbling paper, a method of suspending pigment/color in water, moving it around with a variety of techniques and tools, transferring it onto an absorbent surface and then drying. Students learn two methods: ink and water, and a more complex technique using a gel medium with pigment. They craft their own simple reusable tools such as combs, feathers and twigs that they drag through the water to create elaborate swirled patterns. They complete the process by experimenting with different types and weights of paper to test absorption, color saturation and durability. By the end of the course, students will have produced a collection of beautiful marbled paper that can be used for bookbinding, box making, wrapping and writing paper, cards and potentially wallpaper. Historical examples of marbling are shown and discussed for inspiration.

Schedule Update: The start and end dates for this course have changed since originally published. Class will now meet April 22-May 27.

Applies to: PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 1-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-CHILD-0546
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | 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: Sean Garrett (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 1-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-CHILD-1260
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $15


Description

Whether drawing with a needle and thread or coloring a picture using patterned fabric instead of crayons, students in this course explore many fundamental and traditional skills developed in the art studio through the tactile materials used in the fiber arts. Techniques such as embroidery, quilting and weaving allow students to explore both two- and three-dimensional artmaking, and to discover innovative ways to express themselves while making functional and nonfunctional textile art. Each session the class explores a different technique: weaving, felting, embroidery, funky quilts and fiber collage.


Instructor
  • Name: Cathy Wilkerson (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-CHILD-1997 ( Class is Full )
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $10


Description

Young artists discover the excitement of drawing in this introductory course that provides a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of drawing, sketching and rendering. Assignments use a rich array of drawing tools accompanied by thoughtful instruction that connects materials and techniques to the process of envisioning the three-dimensional world on the two-dimensional plane. Students become familiar with the age-old history of the form with hands-on exercises drawing still lifes, landscapes, cityscapes and portraits. They learn to discuss and evaluate their work during classrooms critiques that encourage them to undertake later drawing adventures.


Instructor
  • Name: Tiffany Mendez (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-CHILD-2047
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $10


Description

Like cake and ice cream, sound and picture just go together. When the sound is a musical track, there is no better choice for the picture than animation. Building a video frame by frame is similar to building a song note by note, so it is no wonder that the most memorable music videos are made by animators. In this course, students advance in their understanding of moviemaking by reinterpreting a favorite music video and then creating an original music video project. New concepts and techniques are introduced throughout, including cycles, compositing and audio editing workflow. Young animators exit with music videos that are bound to attract attention as fledgling YouTube stars.


Instructor
  • Name: Kristen Shea (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-CHILD-2447 ( Class is almost Full )
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $10


Description

This fast-moving digital media course explores the amazing potential of vector graphics. Students use the powerful and surprisingly intuitive graphic program Adobe Illustrator to experiment with digital drawing and graphic illustration, and make original images for screen or print output. They begin by learning the application’s interface, proper file management, editorial workflow and shortcuts, and practice screen agility with a tablet. Very quickly students move on to drawing posters, portraits and their favorite birds and beasts (giraffe, octopus, the family pet?). It is the first steps to graphic design proficiency and digital ninja-ness.


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-CHILD-2926
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $20


Description

Here's a chance for kids to design and create pots, cups or boxes to contain a favorite snack or keepsake, or perhaps form and decorate clay tiles or sculptures that tell a story. In this course, students will continue to develop clay building skills and explore the fundamentals of sculptural and functional ceramic art. They'll also pose a few new questions: Can a sculpture have a useful function, or can a ceramic mug or bowl be a sculpture? As they refine skills in using the pinch, slab and coil methods of clay construction, students will dig deeper into the function of their clay works and finish their pieces with surface decorations, embellishments and glazes.


Instructor
  • Name: Sean Garrett (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-TEEN-0420
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $15


Description

Step it up a notch! In this course, you create a custom-fit wardrobe essential. Choose from a "little black dress," first made famous in 1926 by Coco Chanel, or the men's equivalent, a button-front shirt, with options for various collar styles. You start with an easy, basic pattern, and learn to alter the design to suit your personal styles. You then cut fabric of your choice and sew the garment using both hand and machine stitching. The result: a piece that can be worn time and time again, fit for any occasion. All levels are welcome.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Candace French (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2019/CS-TEEN-1757
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $15 | model fee $10


Description

Creative mark-making is the foundation for both drawing and painting, comparable to penmanship or a signature. As various drawing and painting endeavors call for different styles of marks, students in this course develop unique mark-making sets for a variety of applications, using innovative strategies and exercises. Working in different size scales and time frames, and inspired by sensory motivations including music, sound and movement, students investigate alternative drawing and painting processes with both familiar and unconventional materials. This course is both a kinetic and reflective adventure in which emerging artists gain confidence, building a repertoire of techniques and skills for drawing and painting, while discovering their unique artistic process and identity.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Gail Saborio (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-TEEN-3944 ( Class is almost Full )
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $10


Description

"The whole world, as we experience it visually, comes to us through the mystic realm of color." This is how artist Hans Hofmann described color -- as being everywhere around us. Explore the dynamic world of color through self-expression and imagination. First, you'll investigate the wide range of color concepts and theories, as well as the expressive use of color through various materials including oil pastels, watercolor, chalk pastels, colored pencil and acrylic paints. Visuals from various artists -- Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Franz Marc, Wassily Kandinsky and others -- are then discussed in class. Finally, using color concepts and a vast array of materials, you'll experiment with subject matter such as nature, still life, cityscapes and collage -- all in living color.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Chloe Wessner (Bio)