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Monday - Friday, Jun 25 - 29 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-12 | Tillinghast Farm | 2018/SE-CAMP-0534 ( Class is almost Full )
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $490


Description

Houseboats, to cruise ships, to entire floating cities! What would lifestyles be like if the oceans rise and land dwellers have to adapt to a buoyant environment? In this camp, students will investigate the real possibilities of living on the surface of Narragansett Bay. Students will brainstorm about issues of survival and sustainability, and explore the capabilities of wind, water and solar power. Using an array of sources, such as Peruvian floating reed islands, Buckminster Fuller's portable houses, futuristic architecture, and bridge designs, they will create their own floating community. The "art aquatic" ideas will come to life through a variety of art materials and techniques, such as drawing, painting, collage, printmaking and sculpture.


Instructor
  • Name: * Donald Chabot, Patricia Huntington (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 9 - 13 | 9am-12pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-CHILD-2088
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $15


Description

Round and round your child goes, full of energy to devote to mischief (or to creative expression). This course provides that second choice, as they're introduced to foundation art forms like drawing, painting and sculpture in projects inspired by a familiar theme: the carousel. Young artists imagine the merry-go-round and the fantastic menagerie that make up the carnival attraction as they interpret those animals as characters in pencil, paint and clay. The final project is a showcase for all of their new skills as they create a vibrant sculptural animal in polymer clay and bring it home to share with family.


Instructor
  • Name: Sean Garrett (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jun 26 - Jul 31 | 6-9pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-TEEN-0893
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320


Description

Not only beautiful, but elegant and possibly fierce women. Not only flora, but also exotic fauna. These are the subjects of the Art Nouveau style popularized in the artwork of Alphonse Mucha and Aubrey Beardsley. These artists are the inspiration for this illustration course where teen artists are given lessons in composition, line, proportion and pictorial space as they interpret editorial prompts to give deeper meaning to their pictures. Topics in character design, narrative and allegory are discussed as the project illustrations are critiqued in an authentic rehearsal of the art school experience.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Jennifer Hrabota-Lesser (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 30 - Aug 3 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-12 | Tillinghast Farm | 2018/SE-CAMP-0545 ( Class is almost Full )
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $10


Description

Fly, artist, fly! That is the theme in this design challenge course that begins with concepts in aeronautics, as students design and build fabulous flying machines. Starting with the simplest form, the paper airplane, young artists learn basic folding, cutting and gluing techniques that can turn the four forces of flight (weight, lift, thrust and drag) into soaring science. From paper airplanes, students move on to a different form of flight -- kites -- as they practice their new craft skills and build and test their wind driven constructions. Finally, they imagine a design for a hot air balloon and go about building one that will be the correct weight for lifting off the ground high above RISD's Tillinghast Place.


Instructor
  • Name: * Donald Chabot, Patricia Huntington (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 16 - 20 | 9am-12pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-CHILD-0546
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $5


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 will give 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: Michael DiMucci (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 25 - 29 | 9am-12pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-CHILD-0546-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $5


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 will give 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: Mia Dady (Bio)
Course Details

Monday + Tuesday, Jul 2 - 3 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-12 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-CAMP-2061 ( Class is Full )
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. Daily trips around the RISD campus help inspire, but 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 spontaneous and immediate experience with creativity.


Instructor
  • Name: Michael DiMucci (Bio)
Course Details

Monday + Tuesday, Jul 2 - 3 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-12 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-CAMP-2061-02 ( Class is Full )
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. Daily trips around the RISD campus help inspire, but 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 spontaneous and immediate experience with creativity.


Instructor
  • Name: Stephanie Lazott (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

Monday - Friday, Jun 25 - 29 | 1-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-CHILD-1266
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: Mia Dady (Bio)