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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

Tuesdays, Jul 11 - 25 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-ANIM-1722
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $185 | lab fee $30


Description

Fantastic fiction is a broad term for video games, animation and comic book narratives that rely on digital workflow to illustrate characters. The instructor gives students specific techniques to move from observational models to original characters through the application of research, draftsmanship and reliance on the elements and principles of design. Editorial prompts start the process as students reinterpret public domain characters in weekly homework assignments that are a practical application of the techniques connecting traditional drawing and digital illustration. The course is ideal for animators, game designers and illustrators interested in filling fantasy worlds with compelling characters.

Applies to: AN-E

Prerequisite: Digital Design Techniques or ePigment: An Introduction to Digital Painting


Instructor
  • Name: Fred Galpern (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 10 - 21 | 9am-12pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-1996 ( Class is almost Full )
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 ( Class is almost Full )
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)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 31 - Aug 4 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-1775
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270


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.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Bruce Campbell (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 24 - 28 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-0483
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270


Description

Do you like to document, illustrate, prototype or simply "make"? Then join a worldwide community of artists, designers, scientists and hackers who create images, animations and interactive experiences by writing code. The ability to visualize abstract concepts is made easier with coding competency; one of the most versatile and accessible coding tools is the open-source product Processing. Initially developed to serve as a high-tech sketchbook, Processing has evolved into a true medium for your inner maker. Free of cost and uniformly accessible, it provides an introduction to computer programming basics ideal for the hands-on visual learner. No prior experience is necessary -- this course is for the programming beginner!

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Bruce Campbell (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 7 - 11 | 10am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-3744-02
5 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $10


Description

American comics are filled with wild characters like musclemen, monsters, robots, villains and freaks, but you need more than a wild character to make a good comic book. It takes a story that, when combined with convincing pictures, draws the reader into the page and doesn't let them go. You'll learn from a published professional how to pull all the components of great comic book creation -- word balloons, captions, panels and personalities -- together. Important topics such as character design, perspective drawing and page layout are considered and, in the end, you'll leave with a finished book to share with friends, family and, with luck, possibly even a big shot comic book publisher.

Applies to: AT, Y2

Prerequisite: Start Cartooning


Instructor
  • Name: Jesse Smolover (Bio)