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Online, Jul 20 - Aug 14 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-APHSS-0086 ( Class is Full )
0 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $1600


Description

This course is part of Session II (Featured Topics) of RISD Advanced Program for High School Students.

During times of economic, political, health or environmental crisis, racism and issues of particular inequities rise to the surface. In this course students engage with pivotal and complex social issues to investigate how during these tension points artists become powerful agents of change. Working within the framework of Emory Douglas' role of the artist to inform, enlighten and educate, students explore how, what and where to message their voice in ways that will have the most impact. Through lectures, assigned research, online discussions and 2D studio assignments, students focus on projects that will enhance their art and design skills and the ability to confidently communicate their concept. Students learn how to use type and image to convey powerful graphic messaging in consideration for use in print and on social media platforms. Historical and contemporary iconic imagery—such as Shepard Fairey’s ambiguous street culture of "Obey," Banksy's anonymous social commentary on inequity, and most recently Lisa Wool-Rim Sjöblom’s "I am not a virus" campaign addressing current xenophobic hostility—is covered to help inform students in the creation of their own series of work and a final video presentation.

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- This course requires access to Adobe Creative Cloud, or some of its creative tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Monthly subscriptions can be purchased from a variety of pricing plans directly from Adobe.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.


Instructor
  • Name: Rene Payne (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jul 20 - Aug 14 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-APHSS-0091 ( Class is Full )
54 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $1600


Description

This course is part of Session II (Featured Topics) of RISD Advanced Program for High School Students.

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted many design challenges, but none more so than in the medical field. In order to save lives, physicians, medical staff and manufacturers have turned to designers to reinvent radical solutions to equipment shortages, malfunctions and design flaws. In this course students will focus on medical-oriented designing, creating and problem-solving in ways that are adaptable, sustainable, reliable and user-friendly. Issues regarding patient and doctor equipment interaction, dual-purpose design, ease of use, discreet design, influence of design on mental health and well-being, and designing for all ages–children, adult and elderly—will be investigated. Students generate a diverse range of design approaches through research, mapping out a design plan, documenting varied processes and producing a collection of supportive concepts in both hands-on drawing and modeling. Emphasis is placed on ergonomics and aesthetics, as well as the ability to present results clearly and dynamically. While the focus of this course is medical-oriented, the principles covered and knowledge acquired are transferable across fields and will give students a sense of the important role of industrial designers.

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.


Instructor
  • Name: Renee Monteiro-Bernard (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jul 20 - Aug 14 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-APHSS-0092 ( Class is almost Full )
54 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $1600


Description

This course is part of Session II (Featured Topics) of RISD Advanced Program for High School Students.

Throughout history sculpture has served as a means to honor, reflect and challenge society. In this course students focus on assemblage to push the use of a 'ready-made' or 'found object' as a means of injecting theme and content into a work. Lectures present the rich historical context of everyday objects or images (in individual artworks and critical art movements), as well as the work of contemporary artists such as Nina Katchadourian, Tara Donovan, Jessica Stockholder and Francis Alys. Students learn best practices for a well-rounded approach to making sculptural works outside of a traditional studio setting. They start with the process of ideation, which includes writing about and discussing ideas as a group; and sharing sketches, color studies, material studies and small prototypes. They then move into the making process and share in-process works and, finally, document images of sculptural work for a portfolio.

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.


Instructor
  • Name: Gail Dodge (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday, Jul 21 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/SE-PNT-2846-02 ( Class is Full )
3 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $85


Description

Watercolor is the perfect medium to capture the spontaneous beauty and fleeting nature of the sky, a contributing factor in the success of any landscape or seascape painting -- and it's often the most-fun part to paint. Students are shown demonstrations of wet-on-wet painting technique and then practice on their own. Immediate results are achieved and students quickly learn how to utilize watercolor in a bold and expressive way to create atmospheric depth and mood in their painting. Demonstrations and tutorials followed by instructions and explanations prepare students to experiment with different pigment combinations, brushes and composition choices and achieve an array of convincing and expressive skies in watercolor in just one evening.

Notes:
- Students alternate with working independently and gathering back in the Zoom classroom to view each other’s work.
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link) and video conferencing platform (Zoom).
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Lyons (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Jul 11 - 12 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/SE-ILUS-2849-02 ( Class is Full )
12 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $275


Description

Plants and flowers have been an inspiration and source for investigation for artists for hundreds of years. In this two-day workshop, students, through video lectures and presentations, discover how to create their own beautiful botanical illustrations while getting acquainted with the multitude of patterns, shapes, colors and textures botanicals provide. The history of botanical illustration and how to recognize botanical forms is given; equipped with this knowledge, students, working independently, paint photographic botanical specimens provided by the instructor using gouache, an opaque watercolor. Students discover the broad range of color intensity and coverage that gouache provides while experimenting with transparent layering to opaque coverage in developing dynamic botanical illustrations. Emphasis is on individual growth and approach done through video chats alternating with group meetings to see work.

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link) and video conferencing platform (Zoom).
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Carol Schwartz (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Jul 25 - 26 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/SE-DWG-0616 ( Class is Full )
12 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $275


Description

Drawing is the foundation of artistic study, practice and communication. In this fast-paced weekend experience, students explore the fundamentals of drawing to learn how to render what they see. Beginning with examples of how to describe shapes with line, weight and stroke direction, they move quickly to the study and observation of light and shadow. The class explores additive and reductive methods with the aim of completion of an accurate drawing using a range of values. Drawing materials include graphite, charcoal and erasure. Subjects, including natural and everyday objects, are provided.

Notes:
- Class consists of video tutorials, demonstrations and presentations. Zoom meetings provide an opportunity for students to share their work, receive group and individual feedback, and develop their skills.
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link) and video conferencing platform (Zoom).
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Peery (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Jul 18 - 19 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/SE-DWG-4496 ( Class is Full )
12 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $275


Description

A portrait is so much more than just eyes, nose and mouth. In this workshop, the head -- including the skull -- is considered as a whole. The initial focus is on the anatomy associated with the human head. Students then work independently to gain skill in observing the relationship of the facial features to each other and to the overall whole, as well as to surface fluctuations created by muscle, skin folds and age. Students study and draw the head from multiple vantage points and angles, as they learn to measure, assess proportional relationships and consider the head as a volume. The use of lighting to create drama, volume and depth is considered in the process of learning to render what is actually seen in order to create a very convincing portrait.

Notes:
- Class consists of video tutorials and digital examples. Zoom meetings provide an opportunity for students to share and discuss their work.
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link) and video conferencing platform (Zoom).
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Peery (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Jul 11 - 12 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/SE-ARTA-9014 ( Class is Full )
12 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $275


Description

A fully supportive and constructive environment for the artist and non-artist alike, this workshop helps students tap into their creative energy, generate new ideas and develop new ways of working. Individual creativity begins by diving right in through a series of hands-on exercises designed to work with unconventional mark-making tools and prompts that focus on speed, attention, and reaction. Students are given these prompts and then work independently. Gathering back in an interactive Zoom meeting, work is shared with the group and discussed. Students are challenged to let go of preconceptions and encouraged to experiment, play and make. Ways to trigger ideas and accelerate individual creative practice are emphasized. If you are looking for a class to invigorate your life and fuel your art practice, this is ideal.

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link) and video conferencing platform (Zoom).
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.


Instructor
  • Name: Taleen Batalian (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Aug 3 - 14 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-TEEN-0457 ( Class is Full )
15 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $285


Description

Gears, goggles, rivets, springs, clockworks and lace: This is the stuff that steampunks are made of, and the ingredients for this design lab. Students in this course re-envision gadgets and gear, starting with drawings and schematics that are then built as prototypes that are both sculpturally unique and faithful to the aesthetic of this sci-fi subculture. The instructor begins with lessons in design and drafting that reinforce the connection between 2D imagining and 3D construction. Together the class explores materials and methods for model building that are done to scale and as full-size replica helmets, tools and transports. Students practice faux-finishing techniques that are the key to simulating materials like brass, copper and aged leather, to complete the look that might become the components of a convincing costume used in an art school portfolio.

Notes:
- This asynchronous online class will include video presentations and instruction, individualized support and idea development, as well as teacher/class critique through our online course management platform, CE Link.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Jason Robert LeClair (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jul 20 - 31 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-TEEN-1180-02 ( Class is Full )
15 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $285


Description

The illustrated worlds that are the most memorable renditions of J.R.R. Tolkien's or George Lucas's fictional universes come from artists who draw and paint. These conceptual designers take descriptions of unimaginable technology, creatures and characters and visualize them to be turned into book covers, movie sets, costumes and props. This course introduces that process and combines it with lessons in figurative anatomy, perspective drawing, composition and acrylic/watercolor painting. The course uses traditional materials that reinforce a student's ability to interpret written prompts, think on paper and handle pencil, pen and pigment. Students complete character designs and tableau sketches that are refined to become a full-color painting depicting a fantastic world.

Notes:
- This asynchronous online class will include video presentations and instruction, individualized support and idea development, as well as teacher/class critique through our online course management platform, CE Link.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Jason Robert LeClair (Bio)