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Monday - Friday, Jul 31 - Aug 4 | 9am-12pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-1266-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | 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 24 - 28 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-1273
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $5


Description

Here's your chance to build the core foundation skills necessary in art and design while having the opportunity to explore a variety of media in both 2D and 3D. Visits to the RISD Museum and the Edna Lawrence Nature Lab inspire imaginations and provide jumping points for creative problem solving and personal expression back in the studio.


Instructor
  • Name: Mia Dady (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 24 - 28 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CAMP-2055
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $10


Description

Join us for a creative journey through time -- past, present and future -- where we explore ideas, art and artifacts from the past and present to design and create for the future. Daily trips to the RISD Museum, Nature Lab and other inspirational resources provide a launching point for our time travel through the art, artifacts and inventions from different times, places and cultures to inspire our own creations. Projects develop creative thinking and problem solving using a range of materials through art- and design-related challenges.


Instructor
  • Name: Alexandria Hornstein (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 26 - 30 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CAMP-2076
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $20


Description

Celebrated throughout history, carnivals combine elements of a circus, parade, public street party and masquerade ball -- all rolled into one! During the celebrations, people often dress up or operate large character puppets and perform for audiences outdoors or as part of a show. In this camp, you'll create larger-than-life puppets that can move, perform and even parade, while learning innovative puppetry construction techniques using colorful paints, fabrics, assorted modeling and recycled materials. No idea is too wild as you draw inspiration from the carnival costumes and pageantry of Brazil, Italy, Mexico, Southeast Asia and beyond.


Instructor
  • Name: Cheryl Johnson (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 24 - 28 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-3704
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $40


Description

Soapstone is the easiest of stones to carve and offers the satisfying challenge of working in the round. Beginners gain a foundation in reductive sculpture techniques, yet the beauty of the stone and the finishes that can be achieved appeal to more advanced students as well. Inspired by Inuit carvers and monumental Modernist sculptors, we plan and create wonderful, flowing forms using saws, files, rasps and chisels. Bring your best ideas and a cold drink!

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Laura Travis (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 24 - Aug 4 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-2412
10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $30


Description

Many, if not most, sculptural pieces cast in bronze begin life as clay on an armature. Explore the basic three-dimensional aspects of clay as a sculptural medium. In a wide variety of projects, you'll create individual solutions to problems of form, scale and surface, using slab work, coiling, extrusions and press molds. We'll also review slips and alternative glazing techniques to expand your design vocabulary and help you create pieces that reflect your inner visions. Finally, the RISD Museum's collection of ceramic art serves as a valuable resource and inspiration as you investigate the design and construction possibilities of the many new techniques learned in class.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Bruce Lenore (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 24 - 28 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-0462
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $10


Description

Thor vs. Loki, Hercules vs. Cerberus, Beowulf vs. Grendel -- among many of the featured players in your favorite movies, games and comic books -- came to fame long ago, as the heroes and villains of myths and legends. Illustrators, animators and game designers spend endless hours reimagining these heroes and legends as thrilling retakes of these popular stories. In this digital illustration course, you are challenged with reinterpreting these characters in your own style and, in the process, you gain a better understanding of drawn anatomy and dramatic perspective, as well as greater confidence with computer-based workflow. Your suite of characters promises to grow quickly, ready for display in your comic book art or game design portfolio.

Applies to: AT, Y2, YD

Prerequisite: Start Cartooning


Instructor
  • Name: Jesse Smolover (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 10 - 21 | 9am-12pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-1996
10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $25


Description

The focus is on fun as younger students explore many ways of constructing basic ceramic art works. Children discover how easy it is to make inventive forms using the pinch, slab and coil methods to create oodles of inventive objects, and enjoy squishing their hands into the fabulously tactile medium of clay! Students finish their projects by adding surface patterns and colored glazes and then, through the magic of fire (safely contained in the kiln), their raw materials are transformed into cherished works of ceramic art. Children's creativity explodes through this rich approach to making sculptural and even functional art.


Instructor
  • Name: TBA (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 10 - 21 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-3767
10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $40


Description

Punch it, pull it, make it move. Clay has a lot of character -- wouldn't Gumby agree? Join us to learn the secrets of frame-by-frame moviemaking, using clay as a medium to make moveable creatures, people and objects for an animated video. While relying upon traditional animation techniques at first to develop the idea, style the characters and put them through their paces, students work cooperatively to set their Plasticine players into motion to tell original claymation stories. They learn all aspects of the process, including storyboarding, camera operation, basic editing and sound design, resulting in a stop-motion animated film for family and friends to appreciate.


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 10 - 21 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-2926
10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $25


Description

Here's your chance 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, you'll continue to develop clay building skills and explore the fundamentals of sculptural and functional ceramic art. You'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 you refine skills in using the pinch, slab and coil methods of clay construction, you'll dig deeper into the function of your clay works and finish your pieces with surface decorations, embellishments and glazes.


Instructor
  • Name: TBA (Bio)