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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

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-CHILD-2047
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $10


Description

Like cake and ice cream, sound and picture just go together. When the sound is a musical track, there is no better choice for the picture than animation. Building a video frame by frame is similar to building a song note by note, so it is no wonder that the most memorable music videos are made by animators. In this course, students advance in their understanding of moviemaking by reinterpreting a favorite music video and then creating an original music video project. New concepts and techniques are introduced throughout, including cycles, compositing and audio editing workflow. Young animators exit with music videos that are bound to attract attention as fledgling YouTube stars.


Instructor
  • Name: Simon Allen (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday, Apr 13 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-CHILD-2049
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $10


Description

If you can redo, remix and refry, why can't you re-art? Common found objects become the foundation materials for artmaking in this multimedia extravaganza. Combined with traditional artists' materials used in uncommon ways, students reimagine the world around them through 3D construction, printmaking, collage and more. The RISD campus and its unique assets like the Museum and Nature Lab become an inspiration as students record their ideas, discoveries and observations.


Instructor
  • Name: Chloe Wessner (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-CHILD-2447
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $10


Description

This fast-moving digital media course explores the amazing potential of vector graphics. Students use the powerful and surprisingly intuitive graphic program Adobe Illustrator to experiment with digital drawing and graphic illustration, and make original images for screen or print output. They begin by learning the application’s interface, proper file management, editorial workflow and shortcuts, and practice screen agility with a tablet. Very quickly students move on to drawing posters, portraits and their favorite birds and beasts (giraffe, octopus, the family pet?). It is the first steps to graphic design proficiency and digital ninja-ness.


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-CHILD-2926
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $20


Description

Here's a chance for kids to design and create pots, cups or boxes to contain a favorite snack or keepsake, or perhaps form and decorate clay tiles or sculptures that tell a story. In this course, students will continue to develop clay building skills and explore the fundamentals of sculptural and functional ceramic art. They'll also pose a few new questions: Can a sculpture have a useful function, or can a ceramic mug or bowl be a sculpture? As they refine skills in using the pinch, slab and coil methods of clay construction, students will dig deeper into the function of their clay works and finish their pieces with surface decorations, embellishments and glazes.


Instructor
  • Name: Sean Garrett (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Mar 23 - Apr 6 | 1-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-CHILD-3740 ( Class has Started )
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $175 | lab fee $10


Description

Kids love fashion too! The world of apparel design is fascinating and fun, and may even lead to a career. This course introduces the vocabulary and craft of fashion design, from brainstorming original concepts to describing and visualizing clothing and costume creations. Lessons include illustrating a line, age-appropriate marketing concepts, a tutorial on fabric and cloth, and the basic sewing and patternmaking techniques that serve as a foundation for later exploration of garment construction.


Instructor
  • Name: Cathy Wilkerson (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday, Apr 13 | 9am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-TEEN-0040 ( Class is Full )
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $10


Description

In a world where all photography is digital you might expect that capturing great images becomes easier. It can with the proper guidance; this course sets teen photographers on the right path as they get a hands-on tutorial creating a portrait photograph. The fundamentals of photography are explained as students work with our cameras (or theirs) to understand digital capture. Lighting the portrait subject in a studio environment is the next topic as students take turns as both photographer and model. After a short lesson in post processing using Adobe Photoshop, students watch as their digital image becomes a printed reality: a studio portrait they light, shoot and get to keep.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: David Fleurant (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-TEEN-0420
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $15


Description

Step it up a notch! In this course, you create a custom-fit wardrobe essential. Choose from a "little black dress," first made famous in 1926 by Coco Chanel, or the men's equivalent, a button-front shirt, with options for various collar styles. You start with an easy, basic pattern, and learn to alter the design to suit your personal styles. You then cut fabric of your choice and sew the garment using both hand and machine stitching. The result: a piece that can be worn time and time again, fit for any occasion. All levels are welcome.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Candace French (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 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2019/CS-TEEN-0692
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $10


Description

Central to the design of a fashion line is the investigation of silhouette, pattern and material that defines the establishment of style and provides the initial inspiration for a designer's collection. In this course we explore the possibilities of paper (in all its forms) as a prototyping medium, and how it translates to actual creation. You'll envision an apparel line, beginning with a mood board and fashion illustrations and ending with a maquette garment. Lessons in craftsmanship, visualization, patternmaking, adhesion and fastening are included to give you a glimpse into the business of fashion design. Please bring a sketchbook; all other materials are supplied.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Jonathan Smith (Bio)