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Architecture & Landscape Design

Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 13 - 17 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | Tillinghast Place | 2020/SE-CAMP-1478
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $10


Description

Discover a fascinating part of the world without leaving Rhode Island! Students will meet the Dogon, Bambara, Fulani and Tuareg peoples of West Africa and learn how they use their natural environments for artmaking. They'll create mud cloths embellished with personal symbols; construct Dogon-style houses of dried mud and wooden sticks; and design protective jewelry containing hidden messages and inspired by nomadic tribes. Students will experiment with a variety of media and techniques, from drawing and painting to printmaking, sculpture, architecture and jewelry design.


Instructor
  • Name: Patricia Huntington (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 13 - 17 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | Tillinghast Place | 2020/SE-CAMP-1479
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $10


Description

Discover a fascinating part of the world without leaving Rhode Island! Students will meet the Dogon, Bambara, Fulani and Tuareg peoples of West Africa and learn how they use their natural environments for artmaking. They'll create mud cloths embellished with personal symbols; construct Dogon-style houses of dried mud and wooden sticks; and design protective jewelry containing hidden messages and inspired by nomadic tribes. Students will experiment with a variety of media and techniques, from drawing and painting to printmaking, sculpture, architecture and jewelry design.


Instructor
  • Name: Donald Chabot (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 27 - 31 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-TEEN-0452
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: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 6 - 10 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-TEEN-1765
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 6 - 10 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-TEEN-3701-02
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 intersect. Topics to be covered include 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 reviewed to enrich students' learning experience, and to help provide context. As students create their own structural design projects they become familiar with the discipline's vocabulary, stylistic history and material science.

Applies to: AT, Y3


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

Monday - Friday, Aug 10 - 14 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-CAMP-2053 ( Class is almost Full )
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $20


Description

Tours of 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, students develop ideas, plans, drawings and scaled-down models for playhouses, forts and other personalized fantasy spaces. They'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, Jul 6 - 10 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-CHILD-3281
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $20


Description

Providence is the perfect place to study bridge design! We'll begin with a walking tour along the rivers of downtown to study the diverse bridge styles and structures that abound. Back in the studio, we will put our skills to the test as we construct a variety of bridge models that can support a range of weights. We'll also experiment with style, designing what just might become the bridges of tomorrow.


Instructor
  • Name: Cheryl Johnson (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 3 - 7 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-TEEN-0452-02
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: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 13 - 17 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-CHILD-3277
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $25


Description

Students will learn to plan and build a network of highways and city streets suitable for autonomous motionbots to explore. In addition to using color-coded streets to control the bots' movements, students will learn to program their behavior using a custom application. They'll acquire important STEAM concepts and skills while participating in a fun, collaborative project.


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
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