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Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2019/CS-TEEN-1757
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $15 | model fee $10


Description

Creative mark-making is the foundation for both drawing and painting, comparable to penmanship or a signature. As various drawing and painting endeavors call for different styles of marks, students in this course develop unique mark-making sets for a variety of applications, using innovative strategies and exercises. Working in different size scales and time frames, and inspired by sensory motivations including music, sound and movement, students investigate alternative drawing and painting processes with both familiar and unconventional materials. This course is both a kinetic and reflective adventure in which emerging artists gain confidence, building a repertoire of techniques and skills for drawing and painting, while discovering their unique artistic process and identity.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Gail Saborio (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2019/CS-TEEN-1775
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $10


Description

The Code Boss experience continues with JavaScript, the dynamic coding language behind the presentation of interactive 2D and 3D browser content. The instructor presents the document object model, and you'll build competency with associated programming concepts and create projects of increasing visual and computational complexity. You'll discover how to find and customize freely available scripts and troubleshoot them, browse powerful JavaScript-based libraries, and explore framework manipulation to build code mashups for useful prototyping. JavaScript behaviors implemented via event handlers and visual rollovers are taught to give you the experience of setting up a small set of webpages that demonstrate your abilities as a JavaScript code boss.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: TBA (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-TEEN-3944
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $10


Description

"The whole world, as we experience it visually, comes to us through the mystic realm of color." This is how artist Hans Hofmann described color -- as being everywhere around us. Explore the dynamic world of color through self-expression and imagination. First, you'll investigate the wide range of color concepts and theories, as well as the expressive use of color through various materials including oil pastels, watercolor, chalk pastels, colored pencil and acrylic paints. Visuals from various artists -- Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Franz Marc, Wassily Kandinsky and others -- are then discussed in class. Finally, using color concepts and a vast array of materials, you'll experiment with subject matter such as nature, still life, cityscapes and collage -- all in living color.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Chloe Wessner (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-TEEN-3982
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $10


Description

Where the Wild Things Are, Eloise, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Jumanji: What brings these books to life? The answer lies in this course, where students create characters and combine words and pictures to create original illustrations. They explore the art and business of children's book illustration -- including character development, establishing a setting, and text and image relationship. The materials and techniques are discussed as students begin in black and white but move quickly to full-color illustrations with paint and ink. By the end of the course, students will have completed one cover design and a two-page painting appropriate for their artist's portfolio.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Rick Shiers (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2019/CS-TEEN-2471
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $10


Description

Shepard Fairey, the controversial RISD alumnus, manipulates found images to create his dynamic posters, following in the tradition of Andy Warhol's graphic icons. Through printmaking -- a process used to duplicate an image -- both original and found imagery can be layered to create original collages in multiple editions of identical or altered variations. In this course, students learn several non-press printing techniques that can be replicated at home, such as relief prints, silkscreen and pronto plates. Throughout the course, they practice their printmaking craftsmanship to create portfolio-quality two-dimensional works that are surprisingly consistent or uniquely different.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Casey Weibust (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Mar 23 - Apr 6 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-CHILD-2862 ( Class has Started )
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $175 | lab fee $10


Description

Making pictures with a camera has become easier and more common, but where to start? Digital Photo Jumpstart is a chance for students to work with kids their own age while learning the art and science of digital photography. RISD provides the equipment as students learn the vocabulary and shooting and editing workflow that form the basis for a satisfying photographic experience. By the end of the session they will have acquired "camera confidence" and a printed image to be proud of.


Instructor
  • Name: Cheryl Johnson (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 9am-12pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-CHILD-2863
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $10


Description

The rich artistic history of Italy is explored in this course that covers drawing, painting, architecture and product design. The course begins with an introduction to Leonardo da Vinci, an artist, inventor and designer who united each of these artistic forms. Projects take the form of portraiture inspired by Leonardo's paintings, and mapmaking using his world map as a model. The next destination is Venice, where the city’s carnival and mask-making traditions spark students' imaginations as they turn drawings into colorful wearable sculptures.


Instructor
  • Name: Barbara Voccola (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-TEEN-2866
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $20


Description

Fabricating headwear for fictional characters like Maleficent, Thanos or Boba Fett is a unique design challenge. Not only does it have to translate attributes visually, but it also has to suggest an actual defensive function. Beginning with an overview of the historical origins of protective helmets from the Corinthians to the medieval period and up to modern-day military gear, students become familiar with the material science and manufacturing timeline that informed designed choices. Students then design their own helmet, crown or headpiece first as a drawing and then translated to a full-scale model. One unique and custom piece is created, finished with faux painting techniques and finally photographed in a studio setting. The original goes home with the artist for cosplay, masquerade or a portfolio image.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Stefania Medeiros (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-TEEN-2868
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $10


Description

Whether bat cave, an interplanetary battlefield, or an alchemist's laboratory, scenic design in the movies takes the setting from a book or screenplay and gives it cinematic reality. In this course, students discover how to design setting for the movies by interpreting written descriptions into drawings and then architectural dioramas. Lessons in perspective drawing, lighting and photography help them turn models into images that can be projected onto a big screen.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-TEEN-2869
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $10


Description

The stop motion animation technique has a long history in which clay, puppets and everyday objects have been given the illusion of life. In this introduction to the artform a new method is introduced, as students use needle felting to create both heroic and villainous characters. They then assume the roles of camera operator, set designer and stop motion movie maker as they build a short film frame.

Applies to: AT, Y3, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Zoe Mathewson (Bio)