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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

Tuesday, Jun 20 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-PROD-2527
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $75


Description

Explore the possibilities of creative 3D form in Rhino. Work with manipulating geometric forms, and with importing vector-based line art. Participants in this workshop learn how to make forms that are consistent with their ongoing design work. These forms may be prepared for 3D output to a rapid prototyping printer.


Instructor
  • Name: Arthur Hash (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Jun 19 - Jul 24 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-ANIM-1723
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $420 | lab fee $30


Description

Take a line for a walk -- literally -- in this animation course that introduces the hand drawing techniques that have given shape to classic characters like Snow White, Scooby-Doo and Stewie Griffin. Students learn how to design characters that move, as they are introduced to the frame-by-frame moviemaking tradition popularized by Studio Ghibli and Warner Brothers. Students are introduced to the animator's core rudiments like squash and stretch, walk cycles and metamorphosis. A sharp pencil is your primary tool, but the motion is finally made real with lessons in scanning, capture and sequencing using digital technology. Students exit with a better understanding of the animator's workflow, from light table to tablet to screen.

Applies to: AN-R, IT-E

Prerequisite: Drawing I


Instructor
  • Name: Fred Galpern (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 10 - 21 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-3767 ( Class is almost Full )
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)