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Architecture & Landscape Design

Course Details

Tuesdays, Jul 9 - 23 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-COM-2798 ( Class has Started )
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $215 | lab fee $15


Description

Designers can start drawing, designing and rendering their ideas with this free downloadable 3D modeling toolkit used for everything from architecture to jewelry to game design to 3D printing. This course teaches students about the use of SketchUp as a design and rendering tool. The instructor presents the fundamentals of the interface, and how to model original spaces and objects from scratch or import prebuilt objects from the Google warehouse. The accelerated format allows for faster learning as students quickly move on to advanced topics like texturing objects and simple animation creation. This course is recommended for novice designers or design students interested in learning how to incorporate 3D into their work.

Applies to: GR-E, ID-E, IT-E, PG-E, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Jorge Paricio (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 29 - Aug 2 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CHILD-0535 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Architecture in the most extraordinary place is the topic of this course where young designers develop ideas, plans, drawings and models for an arboreal dwelling (that's a treehouse!). The process starts with consideration for the site, which is the tree itself. Students are introduced to the plant science that might suggest a tree species ideal for structural enhancement. While they're laying the foundations, kids learn how to manipulate space, materials and style through exercises that combine drawing and thinking, making, and the scale model reality of a fantasy treehouse.


Instructor
  • Name: Michael DiMucci (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 19 - 23 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CHILD-0535-02 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Architecture in the most extraordinary place is the topic of this course where young designers develop ideas, plans, drawings and models for an arboreal dwelling (that's a treehouse!). The process starts with consideration for the site, which is the tree itself. Students are introduced to the plant science that might suggest a tree species ideal for structural enhancement. While they're laying the foundations, kids learn how to manipulate space, materials and style through exercises that combine drawing and thinking, making, and the scale model reality of a fantasy treehouse.


Instructor
  • Name: Simon Allen (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 12 - 16 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-0452-02 ( Class is almost Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $20


Description

Inspiration for design is everywhere, from the natural world around us to everyday objects. Architects channel this inspiration when building designs that are responsive to nearby surroundings, human inhabitants and the use of finished structures. In this course, students engage in idea generation, sketching, drafting and model making. This concept-to-design-to-build process begins in RISD's Nature Lab, where students investigate various natural structures. They then explore personal, societal and cultural needs as they transform these ideas into drawings and handmade architectural models.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Chloe Wessner (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 29 - Aug 2 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-1765-02 ( Class is almost Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $20


Description

Sculptural trees, multi-textured greenery, exploding palettes of floral color. Exotic locations? Royal palaces? Not necessarily! Designed landscapes -- including gardens -- are art and design, using nature as the palette. They can be as formal as a city park, or familiar as a back yard. Designing a successful garden, whether vegetable, floral or container, involves all the principles of art and design so that the ultimate creation transforms a space in a truly magical way. In this course, students learn basic concepts and processes of garden and landscape design, including an exploration of potential materials, hands-on site exploration, and the use of such architectural or sculptural elements as fences, arbors or garden benches. Students complete the course with a plan for their own hypothetical garden.

Applies to: AT, Y3


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

Monday - Friday, Jul 8 - 12 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-3701-02 ( Class has Started )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $20


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. The careers of notable architects are presented to enrich students' learning experience, and to help provide a sense of context. As students create their own structural design projects they become familiar with the discipline's vocabulary, stylistic history and material science, which are all included in the presentation of their final projects.

Applies to: AT, Y3


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

Monday - Friday, Jul 22 - 26 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-3701-03 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $20


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. The careers of notable architects are presented to enrich students' learning experience, and to help provide a sense of context. As students create their own structural design projects they become familiar with the discipline's vocabulary, stylistic history and material science, which are all included in the presentation of their final projects.

Applies to: AT, Y3


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

Saturdays, Jul 13 - Aug 3 | 9am-12pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-PHO-1606 ( Class has Started )
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $275


Description

Providence is a city rich in diverse architectural styles, from colorful and elegant residences to timeworn mills and merchant buildings. Appropriately, it is a miles-wide classroom for the investigation of photographic techniques, from the technical rudiments of exposure, focus and metering to the aesthetic decisions that inform compositional choices. The course begins with a historical presentation, accompanied by classroom discussion leading to assignments (in class and as homework), where students learn best practices that lead to better photographs of the urban landscape.

Applies to: ID-E, PG-E


Instructor
  • Name: John Tschirch (Bio)
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