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Online, Jul 20 - 31 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-TEEN-3279-02
15 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $285


Description

Art meets mathematics when you combine visual and technical approaches to create game elements using Blender, a free, open-source 3D modeling tool. Through object-making exercises, Blender fundamentals are explained and put to use. The course covers viewport and navigation, interface management, select and transform, vertex, edge and face refinement of model sub-objects, and illustration for object aesthetics for use in a 3D game concept. You'll be able to export your game components to be presented in any web browser, and can then use them for future integration into online games. Join us for this compelling course, where the logical mind and the creative mind converge! No prior experience is necessary: This course is for the programming beginner!

Notes:
- This asynchronous online class will include video presentations and instruction, individualized support and idea development, as well as teacher/class critique through our online course management platform, CE Link.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Bruce Campbell (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jul 20 - 31 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-TEEN-0056
15 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $285


Description

Everyday objects visually and physically serve many purposes. Learn how to transform recycled and unconventional (found) materials into eye-catching and aesthetically pleasing artistic masterpieces. Combined with traditional artists' materials used in uncommon ways, you’ll reimagine the world around you through 3D construction, printmaking, collage and more. You’ll gain an artistic vocabulary that you’ll use during class critiques.

Notes:
- This asynchronous online class will include video presentations and instruction, individualized support and idea development, as well as teacher/class critique through our online course management platform, CE Link.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: AT, Y2, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Barry Morang (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jul 20 - 31 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-TEEN-0048
15 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $285


Description

Render stunning three-dimensional still life scenes with objects in your very own home, and learn valuable 3D modeling skills at the same time! Maya is the ultimate, industry-standard of 3D computer graphics programs used to make 3D animated feature films, CG special effects, as well as 3D models for product design and 3D rendered product shots. In this course, students will be given an introduction to 3D modeling using these sophisticated tools to digitally render objects in staged environments following the tradition of still life painting and photography. Through lectures, demonstrations, discussions and additional one-on-one instruction, students will learn how to sculpt and model three-dimensional geometry from two-dimensional reference images or from life. They will learn how to apply color, materials and textures to these models, and use virtual lighting and rendering techniques to capture their still life tableaus.

Notes:
- This asynchronous online class will include video presentations and instruction, individualized support and idea development, as well as teacher/class critique through our online course management platform, CE Link.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Kristen Shea (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jul 20 - 31 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-TEEN-0049 ( Class is Full )
15 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $285


Description

Dive into 3D animated filmmaking and character design with Blender! Blender is a free and open-source 3D computer graphics program for creating animated films, visual effects, art, 3D printed models, motion graphics, interactive 3D applications, and computer games. Through lectures, demonstrations, discussions and additional one-on-one instruction, students will be introduced to 3D modeling and animation using Blender. Students will be tasked with creating their own character in Blender, learning the basics of modeling and texturing, animating movement, and rendering a short video.

Notes:
- This asynchronous online class will include video presentations and instruction, individualized support and idea development, as well as teacher/class critique through our online course management platform, CE Link.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Kristen Shea (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Aug 3 - 14 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-TEEN-0051
15 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $285


Description

Create your own augmented reality artwork for social media using Unity! Unity is a powerful game engine development platform widely used for creating augmented reality content for supporting applications such as Snapchat, Instagram, Vuforia and Layar. Through lectures, demonstrations, discussions and additional one-on-one instruction, students will gain an understanding of augmented reality beyond the scope of games such as Pokemon Go. Students will be introduced to different uses of augmented reality including AR for print and AR for virtual shopping, and learn the fundamentals of working in Unity in order to create their own custom augmented reality "filter" for Snapchat or Instagram.

Notes:
- This asynchronous online class will include video presentations and instruction, individualized support and idea development, as well as teacher/class critique through our online course management platform, CE Link.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Kristen Shea (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Aug 3 - 14 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-TEEN-0053
15 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $285


Description

Discover the 3D fabrication studio inside your computer and keep making at home with digital fabrication techniques for laser cutting and 3D printing. Through lectures and demonstrations, discussion and additional one-on-one instruction, this course will provide an introduction to tools for digital fabrication using online services such as Shapeways and Ponoko. Students will learn about the applications and design process for these digital fabrication techniques and will be given prompts to create their own laser cutting and 3D printing projects with the skills they acquire. Students will learn how to create files that are ready to send off to one of many online laser-cutting services. Using fundamental 3D modeling tools such as Tinkercad, Fusion 360, and Meshmixer, students will create 3D models that are ready to print.

Notes:
- This asynchronous online class will include video presentations and instruction, individualized support and idea development, as well as teacher/class critique through our online course management platform, CE Link.
- This course requires access to Adobe Creative Cloud, or some of its creative tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Monthly subscriptions can be purchased from a variety of pricing plans directly from Adobe.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Kristen Shea (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jul 20 - 31 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-TEEN-0055 ( Class is almost Full )
15 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $285


Description

Delve into the art of theatrical and cinematic makeup. This special-effects course will familiarize students with the basics of developing small prosthetics and realistic injuries. Sculpting, mold making, and casting are some of the key topics that will be covered. Students will create "process boards," where they will exhibit the hands-on portion of this course. Students will submit their work to the instructor throughout each phase of the course for constructive feedback. Students will complete this course with new skills to create "out of the kit" makeup effects using a variety of materials.

Notes:
- This asynchronous online class will include video presentations and instruction, individualized support and idea development, as well as teacher/class critique through our online course management platform, CE Link.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Stefania Medeiros (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jul 20 - Aug 14 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-APHSS-0085-02 ( Class is Full )
54 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $1600


Description

This course is part of Session II (Featured Topics) of RISD Advanced Program for High School Students.

How can we design buildings that support us inside and out? Our prompt will be to design a building that can not only support the health and well-being of its inhabitants during a time of shelter-in-place (due to pandemic, war or natural disaster), but also contribute to the prosperity of the larger community in times of peace. Through a process of research and iteration of concepts, students address this critical question by expanding upon notions of sustainability and adaptability. As an introductory architectural design course, important architectural principles will be presented through exercises, lectures and demonstrations to develop an understanding of scale, form and spatial relationships. Students strengthen problem-solving skills by learning basic architectural concepts, vocabulary and strategies. Hands-on quick sketches and model-making leads to a final design concept communicated through a finished model and axonometric drawing. This course provides the framework for the type of analysis and synthesis that’s crucial to further architectural pursuits.

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.


Instructor
  • Name: Christina Schaller (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jul 20 - Aug 14 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-APHSS-0087-02
54 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $1600


Description

This course is part of Session II (Featured Topics) of RISD Advanced Program for High School Students.

Documentary photography can be defined as the art of capturing historical, cultural, social, or politically significant events and experiences. Dorothea Lange and Walker Evans used their cameras to document the Great Depression, Lewis Hine changed child labor laws with his powerful factory portraits, and LaToya Ruby Frazier showed us the effects of the Flint, Michigan water crisis through the eyes of one family. Through a historical, conceptual and technical framework, this course will equip students to think critically and create a strong documentary photography series reflective of a current issue. Students learn the fundamentals of DSLR and smartphone camera techniques, composition, lighting methods, digital image editing and sequence. The course covers essential skills using a variety of media, including capturing and editing photographs digitally, collage building in Photoshop, experimenting with text and image, and project sequence and layout. Sensitivity to issues of appropriation, accessibility, safety, consent and when to turn the lens inward or outward are inherent throughout the course. Through research and exploration of concept and processes, emphasis is placed on developing a project with an authentic voice, utilizing visual language to express ideas in progress sketches, and preparing a written statement to accompany a carefully sequenced final body of work.

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- This course requires access to Adobe Creative Cloud, or some of its creative tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Monthly subscriptions can be purchased from a variety of pricing plans directly from Adobe.
- This course requires access to a digital camera or smartphone.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.


Instructor
  • Name: Brittany Marcoux - McGuire (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jul 20 - Aug 14 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-APHSS-0088-02 ( Class is Full )
54 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $1600


Description

This course is part of Session II (Featured Topics) of RISD Advanced Program for High School Students.

This course presents students with an opportunity to expand their understanding of drawing fundamentals by considering and utilizing nontraditional materials and methods. Through lectures, demonstrations and reviewing artists’ works, students come to see drawing as a way of thinking through visual and conceptual problems, allowing them to see how to develop visual languages that can address issues and areas of personal interest. Experimentation as a way to challenge established approaches to composition, materiality, tools and concepts will be explored. Processes such as collage, frottage (rubbings), image transfer, pochoir-stenciling, trace-monotype, screen monotype, and some digital techniques are covered to help students find their own medium of choice for future work. Completed works are driven by invested visual research and experimentation. In conjunction with existing drawing skills (and materials), students will be challenged to develop a series of large(r)-scale works that focus heavily on the harmonious combination of a diverse range of media and techniques.

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.


Instructor
  • Name: Yevgeniya Baras (Bio)