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Course Details

Tuesday, Jul 23 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-DWG-0527 ( Class is Full )
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85 | lab fee $10


Description

Gain the skills you can use to draw any flower, any time. This workshop introduces clear, simple strategies to approach drawing flowers -- strategies that can be used for many other organic forms, including the human body. Drawing a flower begins with noticing how it grows: It originates from the stem and its central axis, and then radiates outward from that center. Drawing begins with establishing this central axis and then building a schematic line structure to develop the form. We cover basic flower anatomy and consider several different flower types.


Instructor
  • Name: Amy Bartlett Wright (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Jul 20 - 21 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-ILUS-2849 ( Class is Full )
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $275 | lab fee $30


Description

The world of plants is as beautiful as it is diverse. Students in this workshop spend a weekend taking a closer look at botanical specimens than they may ever have before. Whether working from cut flowers, dried leaves, or a spotted and bumpy gourd, they create a botanical illustration of their chosen subject that captures its color, anatomy, composition and personality. Basics of plant anatomy and composition are discussed, as well as methods of adding perspective and drama to a painting. After creating and transferring a detailed pencil drawing of their specimens, students learn to apply watercolor with control and precision through layered applications. Colors and detail, applied with colored pencils, further enhance and clarify, and ultimately augment the work for added richness. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this course. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized courses (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Alison Schroeer (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 22 - 26 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CHILD-0541 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Join us to act up, act down and act around in this performance class for children. It is the art of taking words -- from music lyrics, newspapers, textbooks, poems, letters, journals and even recipes -- to create a collaborative experiment in theater. Young performers can expect lessons in mime, movement and monologue and the opportunity to improvise and interact with their classmates. Parents can expect that their child will return invigorated by exchange and a new outlet for their energy.


Instructor
  • Name: Barry Morang (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 19 - 23 | 1-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CHILD-0546-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Dinosaurs: gone but not forgotten, particularly in the imagination of young artists who often focus on these extinct creatures as their first creative obsession. This course gives students the opportunity to expand upon their existing knowledge of the T. rex, pterodactyls, marine reptiles and ceratopsians. Scientific facts and educated guesses provide the inspiration for projects in drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture as students build and craft art objects that are all definitely "dinosaurish."


Instructor
  • Name: Jesse Smolover (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 12 - 16 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | Tillinghast Place | 2019/SE-CAMP-0874 ( Class is almost Full )
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $20


Description

The natural world can be seen from every window at RISD's classrooms in Barrington, a view that inspires young artists to draw, paint and sculpt projects related to the growing world. Lessons begin with observational drawing and scientific illustration that become the pages of handmade journals and painted artwork for display. The shift from two-dimensional to three-dimensional happens the second day, as students build found-object sculptures and then clay representations of insects and miniature creatures. Flower mandalas, garden crowns and other cross media projects are included to connect a child’s creativity to the garden, meadow and woodland.


Instructor
  • Name: * Sean Garrett, Sarah Hess (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 5 - 9 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CHILD-1262-02 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Cartoon animals come in all shapes and sizes: some are four-legged, furry or feathered; others wear top hats, monocles or diapers. They strut on two legs or crawl on all four, and some even have eight arms at their disposal! Some behave like humans (Squidward, Hello Kitty and Brian Griffin), and some less so (Bambi and Thumper), but they all fascinate us and are perfect characters through which to tell a story. In this drawing course, students learn to cartoon animals, creating their stories and giving them personality that will have them hopping off the page. The instructor first introduces some classic animal characters. Then, using simple drawing tools and techniques, students follow along to create their own unique critter creations.


Instructor
  • Name: Liz Goulet Dubois (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 5 - 9 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CAMP-1271 ( Class is almost Full )
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $20


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. This circus-themed course gives young artists the experience of interactive artmaking at its best! With the spirit of mixed-media madness, they'll play and create a collaborative circus environment from their imaginations. From mythological creatures and characters to high-wire balancing contraptions, they'll draw, design and build a circus environment using a wide variety of materials both conventional and nontraditional.


Instructor
  • Name: Sean Garrett (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 12 - 16 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CHILD-1994 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

In the fantastically popular game Minecraft, gamers are able to create and explore expansive worlds made entirely from digital cubes and, in the process, create what they need to navigate this built universe. Students in this course follow in the footsteps of Steve and assume the roles of character designer, architect, geological surveyor and engineer as they design and build the components of a new (non-digital) world and the architectural components, tools and equipment necessary to live there. Scenario play, discussion and interaction with classmates provide rich opportunities for creative problem solving and expression as they draw, paint, sculpt and refine their emerging world.


Instructor
  • Name: TBA (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 29 - Aug 2 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CAMP-2052 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $20


Description

In this course, students set out to find the animals of myth and legend living around the RISD campus, from the taxidermy and entomology (the study of BUGS, that is!) at the Nature Lab to the ancient art and artifacts at the RISD Museum. Young explorers use this treasure trove of information as inspiration for a variety of visual projects, building basic art and design skills as they visually document their travels and create the myths and legends of tomorrow.


Instructor
  • Name: Sean Garrett (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 22 - 26 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CAMP-2055 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $15


Description

Join us for a creative journey through time -- past, present and future -- where we explore ideas, art and artifacts from the past and present to design and create for the future. Daily trips to the RISD Museum, Nature Lab and other inspirational resources provide a launching point for our time travel through the art, artifacts and inventions from different times, places and cultures to inspire our own creations. Projects develop creative thinking and problem solving using a range of materials through art- and design-related challenges.


Instructor
  • Name: Alexandria Hornstein (Bio)