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Saturdays, Nov 3 - Dec 8 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 11/24
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2018/CF-CHILD-2047
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


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.

  • Name: Anthony Silva (Bio)
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Monday, Nov 12 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2018/CF-CAMP-0845 ( Class is Full )
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $10


This fast-moving animation course is an ideal jumpstart for a child's first experience with frame-by-frame moviemaking. The art form is presented with accessible language and recognizable examples designed to engage even novice young artists. The exercises not only introduce the digital tools that are a "must" for learning animation, but also include handmade elements that connect students to the earliest animation traditions. Working in small teams that mimic a studio experience, students become more confident with technology, storytelling and cooperative learning.

  • Name: Simon Allen (Bio)
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Saturday, Dec 1 | 10am-4pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2018/CF-TEEN-2446
1 session | 6 contact hours | tuition $120


Caricature involves taking a person's distinctive features and deliberately exaggerating or recomposing them to create a comic, or grotesque, effect. Its evolution from traditional portraiture has been a steadily moving process, which has resulted in many incarnations and interpretations. Because of its detachment from reality and its roots in humor and satire, caricature gives an artist a wonderful sense of freedom. This is the perfect workshop for students who want to expand their cartooning or illustration skills.

This course takes place at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AT, Y2

  • Name: Liz Lomax (Bio)
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Saturdays, Oct 20 - Nov 10 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2018/CF-CHILD-2447 ( Class is almost Full )
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $10


This fast-moving digital media course explores the amazing potential of vector graphics. Students will 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'll begin by learning the application’s interface, proper file management, editorial workflow and shortcuts, and practice screen agility with a tablet. Very quickly students will 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.

Applies to: AT, YD

  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
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