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Monday - Friday, Jun 25 - 29 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-TEEN-2106 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $10


Description

Line, shape, pattern, value, texture, color, space and form: These formal elements of design form the "grammar" of the language of art. Working on a series of projects to explore these elements and the principles that drive them, students develop fluency in this language using a variety of art media to solve problems of visual organization.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Jana DeSimone (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 23 - 27 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-TEEN-2106-02 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $10


Description

Line, shape, pattern, value, texture, color, space and form: These formal elements of design form the "grammar" of the language of art. Working on a series of projects to explore these elements and the principles that drive them, students develop fluency in this language using a variety of art media to solve problems of visual organization.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Jana DeSimone (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesday, Jun 27 | 10am-2pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2018/SE-INDES-1042 ( Class is almost Full )
1 session | 4 contact hours | tuition $95


Description

Join us for a guided tour of the Boston Design Center, New England's only total resource for the interior design industry. The Boston Design Center houses 87 showrooms, carrying more than 1,200 international lines of exquisite home and workplace furnishings and accessories. In showrooms of firms the likes of Brunschwig & Fils, Kravet, Robert Allen | Beacon Hill and F. Schumacher & Co., one can find beautiful, unique fabrics, wall and floor coverings, furniture, fixtures, accessories, antiques, lighting, kitchens, and much more. Interact with professional designers, get inspired, and gain inside knowledge as you explore this treasure trove of interior design. Note: Class meets at the Boston Design Center; directions are sent to registered participants. Participants should plan to buy lunch in Boston.

Applies to: ID-E


Instructor
  • Name: Susan Barba (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Jun 30 - Jul 1 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-PNT-1500
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250 | lab fee $25


Description

Acrylic paint dries very quickly, requiring a "medium" to keep it consistently fluid and workable. The acrylic paint section of any art store can be overwhelming, however, with virtually hundreds of mediums too expensive to experiment with and too time consuming to fully explore. This weekend intensive workshop breaks down the "goo" by introducing techniques and approaches for enhancing and expanding your acrylic painting experience. Students are introduced to glazing and glazes, building texture and surfaces, extending color, and creating opaque and transparent effects. Students also learn to use tools such as brushes, scrapers and mat knives in different ways. Experimentation and risk-taking is encouraged, enabling students to create a finished panel or canvas piece while gaining the confidence to choose mediums for individual projects. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this course. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized courses (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Mara Metcalf (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday, Jul 17 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2018/SE-PNT-2892
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $75 | lab fee $10


Description

In this workshop, you'll learn how to paint flowers using acrylic paints. Using a hands-on approach, you'll learn the fundamentals of compositional structure, color theory, and critical thinking while painting various flowers. From abstract to more traditional, you will find your favorite way to capture the beauty of botanicals.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: Elise Fargnoli (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 9 - 13 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-CHILD-0541 ( Class is almost Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270


Description

Join us to act up, act down and act around in this performance class for children. It is the art of taking words -- from music lyrics, newspapers, textbooks, poems, letters, journals and even recipes -- to create a collaborative experiment in theater. Young performers can expect lessons in mime, movement and monologue and the opportunity to improvise and interact with their classmates. Parents can expect that their child will return invigorated by exchange and a new outlet for their energy.


Instructor
  • Name: Everett Hoag (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 25 - 29 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-CHILD-2087 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $10


Description

Cartoon critters as realistic as Bambi or as "cartoony" as Jake the Dog can become animated characters in the same way. The secret lies in creating carefully sequenced drawings that give the "critter" the illusion of movement. Students in this course learn this method from a teaching animator as they practice the process in a state-of-the-art digital media classroom. They'll photograph their drawn character to not only make them move, but also dance, jump and perhaps fly as they learn animation techniques and the vocabulary surrounding this unique and technologically rich art form.


Instructor
  • Name: Simon Allen (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 23 - 27 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-TEEN-0544 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270


Description

Character animation often depends on resolving a conflict between two characters. This course for experienced animation artists gives them the opportunity to advance their skills with drawn animation. Beginning with a quick refresher of movement-friendly character design, students quickly shift their pencil-drawn actor to a drafted stage. Lessons in cycles, simulated gravity and the figure-to-ground plane relationship are presented as students choose one of two scenarios: a fight (the conflict) or a dance (the resolution). Both are critical moments in the narrative arc, and essential learning for the animator seeking to impress their audience.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Carlos Cruz (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 16 - 20 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-TEEN-3701 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $20


Description

This course serves as an introductory experience for students interested in exploring the exciting field of architecture -- where innovative design, aesthetics, practicality, cost and materials all intersect. Topics to be covered include directly relevant issues such as the design process, design development and presentation preparation, as well as secondary issues such as protecting and enhancing the fabric of the community, working with recycled materials and using cutting-edge "green" approaches. The careers of notable architects are presented to enrich students' learning experience, and to help provide a sense of context. As students create their own structural design projects they become familiar with the discipline's vocabulary, stylistic history and material science, which are all included in the presentation of their final projects.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Kurt Van Dexter (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 30 - Aug 3 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-TEEN-2299 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $30


Description

From the battlefield to the playing field and everywhere in between, we have equipped our everyday heroes and our superheroes with some of the most amazing gear. Discover the design and building strategies behind the construction of protective and decorative armor. You'll learn the ins and outs of making mockups and prototypes that include material science and engineering lessons that are equal parts product design and cosplay. When it all comes together, STEM becomes STEAM with a capital "A" for armor.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)