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Course Details

Monday - Friday, Apr 15 - 19 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | Tillinghast Place | 2019/CS-CAMP-0874
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $15


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, Apr 15 - 19 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-CAMP-3721 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $20


Description

Some of the greatest paintings ever created are images of people frozen in time. In Edward Hopper's Nighthawks, a counter-full of characters sit stuck in a moment. In Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party a cheerful group of chatting friends are all stopped in mid-sentence. And the subject of Edvard Munch's The Scream makes no sound at all. In Master Pieces, students work in small groups to bring the work of the great masters to life, in a theatrical way. They build and paint backdrops, design and make all the props and costumes -- and they even write a short script and act out the scene from their painting. Whether you like to draw, paint, design, sculpt, build, write or act, there's something for everyone. On the final day of camp, we showcase each scene in one big show for friends and family.


Instructor
  • Name: Cheryl Johnson (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Apr 15 - 19 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-CAMP-2858 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $20


Description

Some of the greatest paintings ever created are images of people frozen in time. In Edward Hopper's Nighthawks, a counter-full of characters sit stuck in a moment. In Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party a cheerful group of chatting friends are all stopped in mid-sentence. And the subject of Edvard Munch's The Scream makes no sound at all. In Master Pieces, students work in small groups to bring the work of the great masters to life, in a theatrical way. They build and paint backdrops, design and make all the props and costumes -- and they even write a short script and act out the scene from their painting. Whether you like to draw, paint, design, sculpt, build, write or act, there's something for everyone. On the final day of camp, we showcase each scene in one big show for friends and family.


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 1-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-CHILD-0546
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | 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: Sean Garrett (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-CHILD-1997 ( Class is Full )
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $10


Description

Young artists discover the excitement of drawing in this introductory course that provides a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of drawing, sketching and rendering. Assignments use a rich array of drawing tools accompanied by thoughtful instruction that connects materials and techniques to the process of envisioning the three-dimensional world on the two-dimensional plane. Students become familiar with the age-old history of the form with hands-on exercises drawing still lifes, landscapes, cityscapes and portraits. They learn to discuss and evaluate their work during classrooms critiques that encourage them to undertake later drawing adventures.


Instructor
  • Name: Tiffany Mendez (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday, Apr 13 | 9am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-TEEN-0458
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $15


Description

Drawing architectural vistas is the ideal way to strengthen observational drawing skills and develop an ability to see, represent, and create believable images. This course takes advantage of the open-air studio of RISD's Providence campus, where students are introduced to techniques in linear and atmospheric perspective. An introduction to dry media materials and techniques is combined with lessons in composition and two-dimensional design to give students an opportunity to create portfolio pieces that depict the built environment.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2019/CS-TEEN-1757
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $15 | model fee $10


Description

Creative mark-making is the foundation for both drawing and painting, comparable to penmanship or a signature. As various drawing and painting endeavors call for different styles of marks, students in this course develop unique mark-making sets for a variety of applications, using innovative strategies and exercises. Working in different size scales and time frames, and inspired by sensory motivations including music, sound and movement, students investigate alternative drawing and painting processes with both familiar and unconventional materials. This course is both a kinetic and reflective adventure in which emerging artists gain confidence, building a repertoire of techniques and skills for drawing and painting, while discovering their unique artistic process and identity.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Gail Saborio (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-TEEN-3944
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $10


Description

"The whole world, as we experience it visually, comes to us through the mystic realm of color." This is how artist Hans Hofmann described color -- as being everywhere around us. Explore the dynamic world of color through self-expression and imagination. First, you'll investigate the wide range of color concepts and theories, as well as the expressive use of color through various materials including oil pastels, watercolor, chalk pastels, colored pencil and acrylic paints. Visuals from various artists -- Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Franz Marc, Wassily Kandinsky and others -- are then discussed in class. Finally, using color concepts and a vast array of materials, you'll experiment with subject matter such as nature, still life, cityscapes and collage -- all in living color.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Chloe Wessner (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 9am-12pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-CHILD-2863
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $10


Description

The rich artistic history of Italy is explored in this course that covers drawing, painting, architecture and product design. The course begins with an introduction to Leonardo da Vinci, an artist, inventor and designer who united each of these artistic forms. Projects take the form of portraiture inspired by Leonardo's paintings, and mapmaking using his world map as a model. The next destination is Venice, where the city’s carnival and mask-making traditions spark students' imaginations as they turn drawings into colorful wearable sculptures.


Instructor
  • Name: Barbara Voccola (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Apr 10 - May 22 | 7-10pm | No Class: 4/17
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-DWG-0518
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | model fee $30


Description

This immersion into both the anatomical analysis of the human form and the visual concepts of drawing enables students to make strong, confident figure drawings grounded in a solid understanding of the form from the inside out. Drawing begins with an exploration of gesture and an instinctive response to the figure in space. Lectures in skeletal anatomy deepen the student's visual understanding and appreciation. With this foundation, students graduate to more volumetric drawing based on planar realizations. A crucial part of this process is the observation of models, plaster casts, anatomical diagrams and the skeleton. Ultimately, learning the major muscle groups and their action on the skeleton enhances investigation of the dynamic human form in space. Issues of proportion, composition, perspective, planes, volume, shape and weight are considered. Art historical references develop appreciation for the important place of the figure in art.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Emily Slapin (Bio)