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Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 23 - 27 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-TEEN-2106-02 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $10


Description

Line, shape, pattern, value, texture, color, space and form: These formal elements of design form the "grammar" of the language of art. Working on a series of projects to explore these elements and the principles that drive them, students develop fluency in this language using a variety of art media to solve problems of visual organization.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Jana DeSimone (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 20 - 24 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-CHILD-1997
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $5


Description

Artist Keith Haring once said, "Drawing is still basically the same as it has been since prehistoric times. It brings together man and the world. It lives through magic." Young artists discover the nature of that magic, as they take command of the marks they make, and are provided with a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of drawing and sketching. Assignments utilize a rich array of drawing materials, while expanding on traditional subject matter: still lifes, landscapes, cityscapes and portraits, as well as both observational and abstract applications of making marks. The course is ideal for students with little or no experience who want to explore the magic of drawing. Group discussion and one-on-one instruction are provided to meet the specific needs of each student.


Instructor
  • Name: TBA (Bio)
Course Details

Thursday + Friday, Aug 16 - 17 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-12 | Tillinghast Place | 2018/SE-CAMP-0872
2 sessions | 14 contact hours | tuition $265


Description

Half a world away from Rhode Island are the mysterious mountain kingdoms of Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan: home to the Himalayan peaks, the Abominable Snowman, and unique food, art and architecture. Students hear myths of the flying tigers, dragon kings and Yeti of these cultures while they illustrate stories, sculpt manifestations, and imagine an artistic expedition leaving from RISD's summer classrooms at Tillinghast Place.


Instructor
  • Name: Patricia Huntington (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 27 - 31 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-12 | Tillinghast Place | 2018/SE-CAMP-0874
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $490


Description

The natural world can be seen from every window at RISD's summer 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 20 - 24 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-12 | Tillinghast Place | 2018/SE-CAMP-0873
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $490


Description

RISD's bayside Tillinghast Place is an art oasis, a place where creativity soars as young artists experiment with image making through a variety of art materials including pencils, paint, cut paper and magical photographic processes. They then incorporate these techniques as they explore bookmaking techniques that take the form of flip books, comic strips and photographic books. Students create characters, record impressions and design pages as they build books to share with their classmates, family and friends.


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

Thursday + Friday, Aug 9 - 10 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-12 | Tillinghast Place | 2018/SE-CAMP-2061-03
2 sessions | 14 contact hours | tuition $250 | lab fee $10


Description

Have you ever wanted to design, create, sculpt, sketch and paint something just for fun? Well, in this crash course through the world of drawing, painting and sculpting you can -- and still learn something along the way. The atmosphere is structured but open to spontaneity as we leave planning and tedious journaling behind to simply "roll up our sleeves" and create! "Happy accidents" and "Eureka moments" become the driving force down this road of fanciful undertakings. Out-of-this-world design projects abound in different materials that add up to a surprising and immediate experience with making art.


Instructor
  • Name: Donald Chabot (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 23 - 27 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-TEEN-1312 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $10


Description

If you're considering an art school, then you've encountered "the assignment": a test of an applicant's ability to turn a written prompt into a visual solution. This course, a rehearsal for that assignment, allows you to stretch your conceptual muscles and receive valuable criticism about the solution you render. The instructor, a RISD alum, will lead you through the generative process of creation that could be a drawing, painting or sculpture (perhaps all three), and will help lead you to the best visual representation of a written prompt. The course is a valuable experience for the potential art school student, or any young artist looking for an expressive challenge.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Topher Gent (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Aug 18 - 19 | 10am-4pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2018/SE-TEEN-1312-02
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $10


Description

If you're considering an art school, then you've encountered "the assignment": a test of an applicant's ability to turn a written prompt into a visual solution. This course, a rehearsal for that assignment, allows you to stretch your conceptual muscles and receive valuable criticism about the solution you render. The instructor, a RISD alum, will lead you through the generative process of creation that could be a drawing, painting or sculpture (perhaps all three), and will help lead you to the best visual representation of a written prompt. The course is a valuable experience for the potential art school student, or any young artist looking for an expressive challenge.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Topher Gent (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 23 - 27 | 9am-12pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-CHILD-1266-02 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $10


Description

The art studio is where artmaking happens! Students are introduced to a variety of art media and basic art concepts, processes and skills. Drawing, painting, printmaking and constructing in 3D all combine to heighten children's imagination and sensory awareness. This course lays a broad-based foundation on which young artists can build their creative ideas and expressions. Trips to the RISD Museum and the Edna Lawrence Nature Lab provide inspiration for studio projects.


Instructor
  • Name: Barbara Voccola (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 23 - 27 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-CHILD-0531-02 ( Class is almost Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $15


Description

Play and expression come together in this course that introduces children to basic art making techniques and art vocabulary. Inspired by a theme, students are encouraged to come up with creative solutions that can begin as drawings, become vibrant paintings and then three-dimensional constructions. Lessons in process are demonstrated and reflected upon as students consider a creative method that is thoughtfully discussed and becomes part of a creative arc that extends beyond the last class, as they continue "Artin' Around."


Instructor
  • Name: Michael DiMucci (Bio)