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Architecture & Landscape Design

Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 16 - 20 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-TEEN-3701 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | 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, Jun 25 - 29 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-TEEN-2442-02 ( Class is almost Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | 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: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jul 10 - 24 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-COM-2798
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $185 | 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, Jun 25 - 29 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-CHILD-0535 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270


Description

Architecture in the most extraordinary place is the topic of this course where young artists 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, Jul 30 - Aug 3 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-CHILD-0535-02 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270


Description

Architecture in the most extraordinary place is the topic of this course where young artists 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

Saturday, Jul 14 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2018/SE-ARC-2891
1 session | 6 contact hours | tuition $130 | lab fee $35


Description

Spend a few hours creating mini indoor gardens -- no green thumb required! Learn how to create your own houseplant terrarium incorporating a personal focal point, and then create a Kokedama (hanging fern moss ball). You'll also receive a hypertufa pot handmade by the instructor, and have the opportunity to decorate it with paint before repotting a root-bound houseplant. Note: Please bring a root-bound houseplant you'd like to re-pot.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: Alyssa Adriance-Cordeiro (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 16 - 20 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-TEEN-1765 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | 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 your own 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)
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