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Saturdays, Apr 22 - May 27 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-TEEN-1741
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320 | lab fee $40


Description

Known today as alternative photographic processes, these early processes (some a century old!) can be used to create striking, unconventional photographic images. This course covers antique processes such as cyanotypes, kallitypes, salt prints and gum bichromates. Using simple overhead transparencies we'll create basic digital negatives and contact print them onto hand-coated emulsions, and then use daylight to expose the prints. Images can also be made without photographic negatives by drawing on acetate (cliche-verre) or laying objects directly on the coated papers (photograms) and then exposing. These processes are excellent foundations for post-production experimentation such as hand coloring and collaging or as stand-alone photographic works of art. Students will create unique works of art while enhancing their understanding of the science and history hidden behind the art of photography.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Robert Sansone (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Apr 12 - May 24 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/19
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-FOUND-1186-02 ( Class is Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345 | lab fee $15


Description

Color is one of the most powerful -- and complex -- tools at the artist's disposal. Bridging the divide between color theory and color practice, this studio course distills the essentials of color mechanics into workable studies and projects. Students explore color through creative exercises using collage and paint to understand color and how to use it effectively. Explorations of the role of light, the psychological impact of color, and how such factors as hue, value and intensity affect design are integral to the learning. Slide-illustrated presentations address the historical background of the use of color. Through the process of experiencing the interface of color theory and color application, guidelines toward developing a personal palette are discussed. Mastery of color is essential in the work of artists, illustrators, craftspeople and designers, making this course an ideal starting point. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this course. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized courses (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher.

Applies to: AN-R, GR-R, ID-R, IT-R, NS-R, PG-R, PM-R, PS-R


Instructor
  • Name: Karen Triedman (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 10 - 21 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-3701
10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $15


Description

This course serves as an introductory experience for students interested in exploring the exciting field of architecture -- where innovative design, aesthetics, practicality, cost and materials all intersect. Topics to be covered include directly relevant issues such as the design process, design development and presentation preparation, as well as secondary issues such as protecting and enhancing the fabric of the community, working with recycled materials and using cutting-edge "green" approaches. Video/DVD documentaries featuring key architects are presented in brief each week to enrich the students' learning experience, and to help provide a sense of context. In the process, we view both historical and contemporary examples of notable architecture to help us address issues of style, space and materials. During the last class, students present their completed projects.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Kurt Van Dexter (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Apr 13 - May 25 | 7-10pm | No Class: 4/20
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-ARTA-9011
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345


Description

This course surveys female artists from the 19th Century to the present, with a particular emphasis on American art and local Rhode Island production. While Georgia O'Keefe and Mary Cassatt may be household names, few women have been given large museum exhibitions and many are lost in the historical record. Here, we focus on women from Boston, Provincetown and Providence as well as recent graduates of RISD such as Kara Walker and Roz Chast to shed light on issues of gender in the contemporary art world and to illuminate their important contribution to the world of art -- despite challenges and in opposition to the traditional art historical narrative. Visits to the RISD Museum augment the experience as students see actual work in the context of a museum and other artwork.

Applies to: PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Suzanne Scanlan (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 24 - 28 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CAMP-2070
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $15


Description

Get your summer moving! This camp is all about building and moving, as you design both functional and fantastical kinetic art. Rolling art cars, spinning whirligigs and flying machines are all up to the imagination as you consider the mechanics or properties of different motions. Looking to artists and inventors such as Leonardo DaVinci and Alexander Calder, you'll dive into creating and designing moving art. Throughout the week, you'll be busy drawing up plans and constructing in the studio, as well as having fun and testing your creations outdoors.


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 26 - 30 | 9am-12pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-1992
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $5


Description

The natural world is its own art museum! In this course, young artists look to the natural world for insight and inspiration as they visit the RISD Museum, Nature Lab and landscapes of the RISD campus in search of animals, birds, bugs and more. Back in the studio they use the visual forms and artworks they discover as inspiration for a variety of creative projects. In the process, the course develops art and natural science awareness, builds basic art and design skills, and encourages young artists to explore a variety of media.


Instructor
  • Name: Shoshana Spencer (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 26 - 30 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CAMP-2061
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $490 | 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 like bumpy boulder bowls, movable self-portraits, far-out fantastical flowers, and even monstrously misshapen grotesque clay heads are sure to make you think again about what you know about art and design!


Instructor
  • Name: Michael DiMucci (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 31 - Aug 4 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CAMP-2054 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $10


Description

Are you ready for adventure? Each day, you'll set out in search of the wild animals native to the RISD campus. Daily treks to known gathering hot spots such as the Nature Lab, the RISD Museum, the river waterfront and, yes, even the library provide resources and inspiration for creative expression back in the studio. There, you'll use your field notes and sketches for a variety of creatively WILD projects. In the process, the camp develops art and natural science awareness, builds basic art and design skills and encourages young artists to explore a variety of media.


Instructor
  • Name: Adam Ferbert (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 22 - May 27 | 1-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-CHILD-1266
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320 | lab fee $5


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 10 - 21 | 1-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-1266
10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $5


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)