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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

Monday - Friday, Aug 20 - 24 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-CHILD-1997
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $5


Description

Artist Keith Haring once said, "Drawing is still basically the same as it has been since prehistoric times. It brings together man and the world. It lives through magic." Young artists discover the nature of that magic, as they take command of the marks they make, and are provided with a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of drawing and sketching. Assignments utilize a rich array of drawing materials, while expanding on traditional subject matter: still lifes, landscapes, cityscapes and portraits, as well as both observational and abstract applications of making marks. The course is ideal for students with little or no experience who want to explore the magic of drawing. Group discussion and one-on-one instruction are provided to meet the specific needs of each student.


Instructor
  • Name: TBA (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 13 - 17 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-CHILD-2087-02
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, Aug 6 - 10 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-TEEN-0544-02
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: Nick Marcoux (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 20 - 24 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-TEEN-0452-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $20


Description

Inspiration for design is everywhere, from the natural world around us to common objects, creatures and phenomena we see every day. Architects channel this inspiration when building designs that must be responsive to nearby surroundings, human inhabitants and the specific use of the finished structures. In this course, students engage in idea generation, sketching, drafting and model making. This concept-to-design-to-build process begins in RISD's Nature Lab, where students investigate various natural structures. They then explore personal, societal and cultural needs (and wants!) as they begin transforming these ideas into drawings and handmade architectural models.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: TBA (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)
Course Details

Thursday + Friday, Aug 16 - 17 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-12 | Tillinghast Place | 2018/SE-CAMP-0872
2 sessions | 14 contact hours | tuition $265


Description

Half a world away from Rhode Island are the mysterious mountain kingdoms of Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan: home to the Himalayan peaks, the Abominable Snowman, and unique food, art and architecture. Students hear myths of the flying tigers, dragon kings and Yeti of these cultures while they illustrate stories, sculpt manifestations, and imagine an artistic expedition leaving from RISD's summer classrooms at Tillinghast Place.


Instructor
  • Name: Patricia Huntington (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 27 - 31 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-12 | Tillinghast Place | 2018/SE-CAMP-0874
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $490


Description

The natural world can be seen from every window at RISD's summer classrooms in Barrington, a view that inspires young artists to draw, paint and sculpt projects related to the growing world. Lessons begin with observational drawing and scientific illustration that become the pages of handmade journals and painted artwork for display. The shift from two-dimensional to three-dimensional happens the second day, as students build found-object sculptures and then clay representations of insects and miniature creatures. Flower mandalas, garden crowns and other cross media projects are included to connect a child’s creativity to the garden, meadow and woodland.


Instructor
  • Name: * Sean Garrett, Sarah Hess (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 30 - Aug 3 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-12 | Tillinghast Place | 2018/SE-CAMP-0545 ( Class is almost Full )
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $10


Description

Fly, artist, fly! That is the theme in this design challenge course that begins with concepts in aeronautics, as students design and build fabulous flying machines. Starting with the simplest form, the paper airplane, young artists learn basic folding, cutting and gluing techniques that can turn the four forces of flight (weight, lift, thrust and drag) into soaring science. From paper airplanes, students move on to a different form of flight -- kites -- as they practice their new craft skills and build and test their wind driven constructions. Finally, they imagine a design for a hot air balloon and go about building one that will be the correct weight for lifting off the ground high above RISD's Tillinghast Place.


Instructor
  • Name: * Donald Chabot, Patricia Huntington (Bio)