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Game Design

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Saturdays, Apr 22 - May 27 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-TEEN-3726
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320


How easy is it to design and build your own original action figures and game pieces? In this introduction to 3D modeling, you'll answer these questions as you explore the prototyping process and STEM to STEAM learning in the areas of anatomy, computer science and spatial dynamics. You begin by brainstorming your concept in a sketchbook, and quickly move to the computer where you learn to navigate the powerful 3D modeling software ZBrush. As you become proficient, you'll build and optimize custom toy parts and figures, resulting in dependable 3D models that have the possibility of commercial rapid printing -- a record of your ability as a budding toy designer.

Applies to: AT, Y3, YD

  • Name: Greg Rebis (Bio)
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Monday, Feb 20 | 10am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/CW-CAMP-2089 ( Class has Started )
1 session | 6 contact hours | tuition $110


Take the first step into computer-based design with Sculptris, a child-friendly 3D modeling tool. Activities will ignite your imagination and connect to your existing interests like video games and animation. Get excited to learn more about artistic creation, computer science and 3D visualization! Note: Please provide a snack, a bag lunch and a beverage.

  • Name: Eric Kilkenny (Bio)
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Monday - Friday, Feb 20 - 24 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-12 | Tillinghast Farm | 2017/CW-CAMP-2065 ( Class has Started )
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $490


Join us for a week of fun and games, when you'll design, build, package and play your very own games. First, while learning about drawing, painting and printmaking, you'll create a game that uses a deck of illustrated cards. Next, you'll learn to sculpt with different materials, crafting a board game made up of a painted board and sculpted pieces. For the third project, you'll move on to construct a tabletop or outdoor game that combines movement with artistic design. And finally, as no game is complete without its packaging, you'll find inspiration in the graphic designs of classic games, and design and build the packaging for your own games. Note: Please provide a snack, a bag lunch and a beverage each day.

  • Name: * Steven Hayes, Cheryl Johnson (Bio)
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Thursdays, Mar 9 - May 18 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-WEB-2512
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $420 | lab fee $30


JavaScript is a platform-independent, event-driven, interpreted programming language that enables a Web designer to add exciting features to what might otherwise be a static webpage. The course starts with an introduction to the document object model and a review of basic programming concepts and builds momentum as students learn to use and customize freely available scripts and to avoid common pitfalls. Browser integration with a JavaScript enhanced page is also a lesson topic that pays heed to the primary objective of all Web authors as they create an attractive site with full data retrievability. Class exercises give students the experience of setting up a small set of webpages using examples of JavaScript, such as status bar messages, event handlers and image rollovers.

Special Schedule: Class meets every other Thursday on 3/9, 3/23, 4/6, 4/20, 5/4 and 5/18.

Applies to: IT-R

Prerequisite: Interactive Design: Introduction

  • Name: Bruce Campbell (Bio)
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