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Saturday + Sunday, Jul 21 - 22 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-ILUS-2849 ( Class is Full )
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250 | lab fee $30


Description

The world of plants is as beautiful as it is diverse. Spend a weekend taking a closer look at botanical specimens than you may ever have before. Whether working from cut flowers, dried leaves, or a spotted and bumpy gourd, students in this course create a botanical illustration of their chosen subject that captures its color, anatomy, composition and personality. Basics of plant anatomy and composition are discussed, as well as methods of adding perspective and drama to a painting. After creating and transferring a detailed pencil drawing of their specimens, students learn to apply watercolor with control and precision through layered applications. Colors and detail, applied with colored pencils, further enhance and clarify, and ultimately augment the work for added richness.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Alison Schroeer (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday, Jun 26 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2018/SE-JEWEL-4113
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $75 | lab fee $30


Description

Here's your chance to make a leather wrap bracelet. You'll choose from hundreds of different colors of fire-polished Czech glass beads, as well as numerous shades of imported leather. You will have the option of making several short (single or double) bracelets or one that will wrap five times around your wrist. Choose your button closure from the instructor's collection of vintage and antique buttons. All materials and tools will be provided.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: Carolyn Wagner (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jun 23 - Jul 28 | ONLINE
ages 18+ | Online | 2018/SE-PRAC-2678 ( Class has Started )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $420


Description

A digital portfolio is the ideal vehicle to claim one's identity as an artist or designer, and is the easiest way to present a body of work to potential clients, employers, galleries or graduate schools. This course presents how "going digital" allows you to structure and deliver visual information in a concise and accessible manner for maximum impact. Using the popular multimedia software Photoshop, students learn to optimize their images and to manipulate rich media (video, audio, animation) to build a portfolio that can be viewed in a Web browser, or on a portable device. Hand coding techniques (including XHTML, CSS and JavaScript) are introduced and practiced as a means to create an interactive showcase that has become the best way to present a professional identity.

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

Prerequisite: Digital Design Techniques or equivalent experience


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 25 - 29 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-CAMP-2076 ( Class is almost Full )
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 16 - 20 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-CAMP-2076-02 ( Class is almost Full )
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 30 - Aug 3 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-TEEN-1866 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $5


Description

Zombies, barbarians and Ninja schoolgirls all begin in the same way. But two legs, a twisting torso and clenched fists are not enough to turn a sketch into a distinct character that is ready to become the centerpiece of a comic book, video game or animation. This course reveals the essentials of good character design that begin with the creative application of human (or inhuman) anatomy. The importance of facial expressions, hairstyles and costume design options are also highlighted as students give their drawings personality and style. Finally, the drafting of tools and weapons becomes the hot topic so that students' character designs of mermaids, angels and faeries can morph into cyborgs and Transformers.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Pekala (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 9 - 13 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-CHILD-2013 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270


Description

Grab the brass ring! With the carnival merry-go-round as a subject, this animation course introduces young artists to the frame-by-frame movie-making experience. Taught in a full-featured computer lab, this course begins with lessons in the use of Adobe Photoshop to create 2D digital images that have the illusion of movement. Students design an individual character (horse, dragon, lion, swan?) on paper, and then translate this drawing to a Photoshop variation. They set their character on the stage of the cartoon carousel as they become more nimble with the software tools, learning layers, cycles and editorial workflow. Individual projects are reviewed and combined with classmates' images to create a single expressive movie project. It is a simulation of an animation studio experience for young artists, and gives them a peek at the career behind their favorite cartoons.


Instructor
  • Name: Simon Allen (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 9 - 13 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-CHILD-1262 ( Class is almost Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $5


Description

Cartoon animals come in all shapes and sizes: some are four-legged, furry or feathered; others wear top hats, monocles or diapers. They strut on two legs or crawl on all four, and some even have eight arms at their disposal! Some behave like humans (Squidward, Hello Kitty and Brian Griffin), and some less so (Bambi and Thumper), but they all fascinate us and are perfect characters through which to tell a story. In this drawing course, you'll learn to cartoon animals, creating their stories and giving them personality that will have them hopping off the page. The instructor first introduces you to some classic animal characters. Then, using simple drawing tools and techniques, you'll follow along to create your own unique critter creations.


Instructor
  • Name: Rick Shiers (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 23 - 27 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-CHILD-1262-02 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $5


Description

Cartoon animals come in all shapes and sizes: some are four-legged, furry or feathered; others wear top hats, monocles or diapers. They strut on two legs or crawl on all four, and some even have eight arms at their disposal! Some behave like humans (Squidward, Hello Kitty and Brian Griffin), and some less so (Bambi and Thumper), but they all fascinate us and are perfect characters through which to tell a story. In this drawing course, you'll learn to cartoon animals, creating their stories and giving them personality that will have them hopping off the page. The instructor first introduces you to some classic animal characters. Then, using simple drawing tools and techniques, you'll follow along to create your own unique critter creations.


Instructor
  • Name: Rick Shiers (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 16 - 27 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-TEEN-2412 ( Class is almost Full )
10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $30


Description

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. You'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)