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Architecture & Landscape Design

Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 10 - 21 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-3701
10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $15


Description

This course serves as an introductory experience for students interested in exploring the exciting field of architecture -- where innovative design, aesthetics, practicality, cost and materials all intersect. Topics to be covered include directly relevant issues such as the design process, design development and presentation preparation, as well as secondary issues such as protecting and enhancing the fabric of the community, working with recycled materials and using cutting-edge "green" approaches. Video/DVD documentaries featuring key architects are presented in brief each week to enrich the students' learning experience, and to help provide a sense of context. In the process, we view both historical and contemporary examples of notable architecture to help us address issues of style, space and materials. During the last class, students present their completed projects.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Kurt Van Dexter (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 24 - 28 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CAMP-2053
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $20


Description

We are going to get spaced out! Daily trips to innovative spaces around the RISD campus and nearby downtown Providence provide inspiration through the varied historical and contemporary examples of architecture and landscape. Back in the studio, you'll develop ideas, plans, drawings and scaled-down models for playhouses, forts and other personalized fantasy spaces. You'll discover how to manipulate space, materials and style through exercises that focus on drawing and thinking, and through demonstrations of the properties of assorted materials.


Instructor
  • Name: Adam Ferbert (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 26 - 30 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-1747
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $15


Description

Explore how the elements and principles of design function when applied to the challenge of creating in 3D as you work in different ways to inform structures and space. The skills developed in class provide a valuable foundation for sculptural art, architecture, and industrial, product and environmental design.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Jana DeSimone (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 10 - 14 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-12 | Tillinghast Farm | 2017/SE-CAMP-2080
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $20


Description

Coastlines and water levels are always changing. In this camp, explore possible adaptations to extreme increases in water levels. What will Barrington below the Bay look like? Imagine an entire community flourishing under the sea. What architectural innovations will help us survive living in a fishbowl? You'll discuss needs of the community and brainstorm design solutions for and ideal community, including housing, transportation and recreation. Inspiration may come from movie set designs, the Mystic Aquarium, the floating islands of Peru, and visionary artists. We will explore designs through drawing, painting, model making and more.


Instructor
  • Name: * Patricia Huntington, Donald Chabot, A.J. Morse (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)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 17 - 21 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CAMP-2071
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $10


Description

Has the awesome perfection and ridiculous humor of nature ever inspired your art? Throughout history, painters, sculptors, architects and designers have been inspired to capture or mimic nature's beauty, brilliance and flair for art and design. John J. Audubon obsessed over capturing the infinitesimal details of natural specimens in his observational renderings. George de Mestral invented Velcro after pulling burrs from his dog. Join us to explore the possibilities of 2D and 3D artmaking when inspired by nature's design.


Instructor
  • Name: Michael DiMucci (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 24 - 28 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-12 | Tillinghast Farm | 2017/SE-CAMP-2078
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $20


Description

Draw, design and build your dream shack on the beach or farm settings of Tillinghast. Artist Beverly Buchanan, who explored the vernacular architecture of the American South, will be our inspiration. Her fast and fearless drawings, prints and sculptures spark our investigation of tiny house forms encompassing everything from dune shacks to fairy houses. Basic architectural and engineering concepts including area, perimeter, geometry and strength of materials will be incorporated into our projects. Brainstorming, bubble diagrams, floor plans and perspective drawings have never been so loose or so fun. Diverse materials including cardboard, clay, wood scraps and even those beachcombed from our daily walks will be used to construct our final models.


Instructor
  • Name: * Donald Chabot, Patricia Huntington, A.J. Morse (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 7 - 11 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-12 | Tillinghast Farm | 2017/SE-CAMP-2084
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $10


Description

The circus is a magical place where imagination is the ruling force. Artists have been inspired by the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of the circus for hundreds of years. In this circus-themed course you'll experience interactive artmaking at its best! With the spirit of mixed-media madness, you'll play and create a collaborative circus environment using historical inspiration. From the performance aspects of clowning and juggling to character creation and production design, you'll draw and create using a variety of materials to imagine a circus by the bay.


Instructor
  • Name: * Steven Hayes, Ava Varszegi (Bio)
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