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Book & Paper Arts

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Wednesday - Friday, Jul 5 - 7 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CAMP-2075 ( Class is almost Full )
3 sessions | 21 contact hours | tuition $295 | lab fee $10


Description

Draw, fold, build, sculpt. From small and intricate origami and, yes, even paper airplanes, to giant towering structures and papier mache sculptures, you'll explore all the things artists can do with or on paper -- including making paper from scratch! Come ready to be amazed at what a powerful and versatile medium simple paper can be, whether the paper is for "hosting" the art or becomes the art itself, in both two and three dimensions.


Instructor
  • Name: Michael DiMucci (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Jun 24 - 25 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-BOOK-2164
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250 | lab fee $20


Description

Suminagashi, or "ink floating," is an ancient Japanese paper marbling technique. The process involves immersing paper in trays, and then floating ink on the surface of the water to create delicate swirled patterns. Ink can also be dropped to create patterns. Students are simultaneously introduced to the Japanese aesthetic, based on deep respect for ancient methods and motifs, providing a context as they investigate possibilities for content and produce their own paper. After experimenting with various papers and pigments, participants use their papers to make pamphlets with Japanese-style bindings. A variety of traditional Japanese stitches are demonstrated, and special attention is paid to the unique proportions of traditional Japanese books. Students leave class with a completed blank book. Throughout, examples of Japanese papers, books, calligraphy and objects are available for inspiration and discussion.


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 19 - 23 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-12 | Tillinghast Farm | 2017/SE-CAMP-2079 ( Class is almost Full )
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $10


Description

Summertime is filled with adventures. The sun is warmer. The days are longer. We have time to explore the outdoors with a walk in the woods, a swim by the sea, or maybe a trip to a faraway land. We all have our favorite summer stories, and as the season approaches we also dream of the stories to come. Summer's Tale will turn those stories of the past and future into a beautifully illustrated, colorful and unique book. We'll look at examples of other artists' books: children's books, pop-ups, books with movable parts, accordion fold-out books, or even "choose your own adventure" mysteries. It's up to you to make the style of book that fits your story. You'll learn the basics of drawing, illustrating and painting, as well as how to make pop-ups, movable parts books, accordion fold-outs, and the skills needed to put your books together. And by the end of the week, you'll have a personalized book telling your tales of Summer.


Instructor
  • Name: * Steven Hayes, Cheryl Johnson (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 10 - 14 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CAMP-2056 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $10


Description

Explore storytelling through the visual and performing arts! Each day of camp, you'll venture out of the classroom to seek inspiration and backdrops for your own imaginative stories. In the RISD Museum you'll learn how painters, sculptors and designers use their art to tell tales. In the Nature Lab you'll sketch animals like clever foxes and greedy pigs that have been featured in stories from around the globe. You'll look through the RISD Library's collection of pop-up books, illustrations and cartoons. And, right at RISD's doorstep, you'll draw the historic architecture and bridges of Providence's riverfront. After each adventure, you'll return to the classroom to create your own stories, through bookmaking, puppet-making, mask-making and more!


Instructor
  • Name: Shoshana Spencer (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday, Jul 25 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-BOOK-0882
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $75 | lab fee $10


Description

Two words: paper and glue. Dive into the infinite possibilities this pairing can produce, armed with a pair of scissors and a willingness to experiment. See and experience how random connections can be made through line, shape, color and texture and unified through simple compositional structures. You'll leave class with multiple pieces, and begin to understand the immense potential of this very accessible way to make images.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
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