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Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 31 - Aug 4 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-2129-04
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270


Description

Build a foundation for digital 2D animation techniques and begin to develop a personal animation style. From character development and storyboarding action to motion cycles and action sequences, you'll practice balancing technique and individual creativity, and gain a foundation of essential design concepts. Each student creates a final animation project.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Eric Kilkenny (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 26 - 30 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-2129-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270


Description

Build a foundation for digital 2D animation techniques and begin to develop a personal animation style. From character development and storyboarding action to motion cycles and action sequences, you'll practice balancing technique and individual creativity, and gain a foundation of essential design concepts. Each student creates a final animation project.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 17 - 21 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-2129-03
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270


Description

Build a foundation for digital 2D animation techniques and begin to develop a personal animation style. From character development and storyboarding action to motion cycles and action sequences, you'll practice balancing technique and individual creativity, and gain a foundation of essential design concepts. Each student creates a final animation project.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: TBA (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesday, Thursday + Friday, Jun 21 - 23 | 10am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-2129
3 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320


Description

Build a foundation for digital 2D animation techniques and begin to develop a personal animation style. From character development and storyboarding action to motion cycles and action sequences, you'll practice balancing technique and individual creativity, and gain a foundation of essential design concepts. Each student creates a final animation project.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 10 - 21 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-3767
10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $40


Description

Punch it, pull it, make it move. Clay has a lot of character -- wouldn't Gumby agree? Join us to learn the secrets of frame-by-frame moviemaking, using clay as a medium to make moveable creatures, people and objects for an animated video. While relying upon traditional animation techniques at first to develop the idea, style the characters and put them through their paces, students work cooperatively to set their Plasticine players into motion to tell original claymation stories. They learn all aspects of the process, including storyboarding, camera operation, basic editing and sound design, resulting in a stop-motion animated film for family and friends to appreciate.


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesday - Friday, Jul 5 - 7 | 10am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-2149
3 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320 | lab fee $30


Description

The computer is a dynamic tool for artmaking but, as with any other art material, you must learn how it can best contribute to the artmaking experience. Explore the artmaking potential of computers as you use Adobe Illustrator to experiment with digital drawing, painting and graphics in order to make original images for screen or print. Additionally, we explore the use of several Illustrator tools and practices to make comics, cartoons, CD covers and posters. Beyond mastery of relevant technical skills, the course focuses on content and the development of universal art foundations, thus giving you freedom to expand your portfolio.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 24 - 28 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-2923-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $10


Description

In many ways animation has not changed since Gertie the Dinosaur came to life under the expressive pen of Winsor McCay. It is still THE art form that instills the illusion of life in fantastic characters. This is your chance to advance your knowledge of core cartooning skills learned in Start Cartooning, as you enable creations to first walk, and then run, leap and dance. The class looks at how leading artists in the field create their work, as you get an insider's view of hand-drawn animation in a professional setting. As you develop your own stylized characters, you'll participate in exercises that include storyboarding, volumetric drawing, perspective studies and foreshortening of the cartoon figure.

Applies to: AT, Y2

Prerequisite: Start Cartooning


Instructor
  • Name: Andrew Gormley (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 17 - 21 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-2923
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $10


Description

In many ways animation has not changed since Gertie the Dinosaur came to life under the expressive pen of Winsor McCay. It is still THE art form that instills the illusion of life in fantastic characters. This is your chance to advance your knowledge of core cartooning skills learned in Start Cartooning, as you enable creations to first walk, and then run, leap and dance. The class looks at how leading artists in the field create their work, as you get an insider's view of hand-drawn animation in a professional setting. As you develop your own stylized characters, you'll participate in exercises that include storyboarding, volumetric drawing, perspective studies and foreshortening of the cartoon figure.

Applies to: AT, Y2

Prerequisite: Start Cartooning


Instructor
  • Name: Andrew Gormley (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 22 - May 27 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-CHILD-3712
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320 | lab fee $15


Description

Let's animate! This course exposes students to the many faces of animation which, at its core, is the art of creating the illusion of moving pictures. Whether it's one of the Totoros of Miyazaki, Disney's winter fairies creating poetry on ice, or the wacky instructional animations of Sesame Street, animation is an art form that wears many masks. As you learn the computer-based tools (including Adobe Photoshop) that make the illusion of movement possible, you'll begin to understand visual storytelling and composition for the screen. At the end of the course, you'll leave with animated movie clips that are proof of your first experience with animation.


Instructor
  • Name: Eric Kilkenny (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 24 - Aug 4 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-2442
10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $25


Description

Think back to your childhood, when playing with miniature representations of our world kept you busy for hours. Dollhouses and model train sets are just some of the examples of our fascination with miniatures. Artists have been captivated by miniature sculpture as well, from Alexander Calder's circus to set designs for stop-motion animated films. In this course, you'll use a variety of materials such as foam, wire, papier mache, clay, wood, cardboard and other recycled materials to create your own 3D set design/small sculpture environment. You'll consider concepts of scale, depth of field, material choice and lighting for the purpose of evoking a sense of time and place. This is an excellent course for students interested in sculpture, architecture and stop-action animation.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Jessica Lee Perry (Bio)