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Wednesdays, Jul 8 - Aug 5 | 6-9pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-TEEN-0450-03
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $25


Description

Have you ever wanted to design and fabricate your own jewelry? This course (geared specifically to the young metalsmith) gives you the tools to do just that! You'll learn and master the basic techniques of sawing, piercing and filing, with the goal of having a cohesive collection of work at the end of the course. Through practice, you'll develop skill and confidence in using basic jewelry hand tools. A part of each class is devoted to talking about the history of jewelry and adornment, with special attention paid to contemporary designers as well as opportunities for jewelers and designers today. Casual group critiques are held throughout the course as a way for students to evaluate each other's ideas and work. Note: Brass and copper are provided; students are responsible for buying silver, should they wish to use it.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Andrew Xenos (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 22 - 26 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-TEEN-0450
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $25


Description

Have you ever wanted to design and fabricate your own jewelry? This course (geared specifically to the young metalsmith) gives you the tools to do just that! You'll learn and master the basic techniques of sawing, piercing and filing, with the goal of having a cohesive collection of work at the end of the course. Through practice, you'll develop skill and confidence in using basic jewelry hand tools. A part of each class is devoted to talking about the history of jewelry and adornment, with special attention paid to contemporary designers as well as opportunities for jewelers and designers today. Casual group critiques are held throughout the course as a way for students to evaluate each other's ideas and work. Note: Brass and copper are provided; students are responsible for buying silver, should they wish to use it.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Heather Guidero (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 27 - 31 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-TEEN-0452
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $20


Description

Inspiration for design is everywhere, from the natural world around us to everyday objects. Architects channel this inspiration when building designs that are responsive to nearby surroundings, human inhabitants and the use of finished structures. In this course, students engage in idea generation, sketching, drafting and model making. This concept-to-design-to-build process begins in RISD's Nature Lab, where students investigate various natural structures. They then explore personal, societal and cultural needs as they transform these ideas into drawings and handmade architectural models.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 27 - 31 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-TEEN-0483
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Join the worldwide community of artists, designers, scientists and hackers who create images, animations and interactive experiences by writing code. Visualizing abstract concepts is easier when you know how to code, and 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. It provides an introduction to computer programming basics that is 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, Jul 20 - 24 | 9am-12pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-CHILD-0531
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Play and expression come together in this course that introduces kids to foundational art making techniques and art vocabulary. Inspired by a theme, students are encouraged to come up with creative solutions that can begin as drawings, become vibrant paintings and then three-dimensional constructions. Lessons in process are demonstrated and reflected upon as students consider a creative method that is thoughtfully discussed and becomes part of a creative arc that extends beyond the last class.


Instructor
  • Name: Alexandria McKay (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Thursday, Jun 29 - Jul 2 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-TEEN-0536
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $10


Description

Smile, frown and scowl: These are the ways an animated character can tell a story. Students in this course are taught to advance their skills in hand-drawing characters to concentrate on the emotional range that can only be suggested by animating expressions properly. The instructor presents the animation essentials for the construction of the cartoon head and how to convey emotional range with efficient but effective lines. These animated exercises become video clips and may lead to the next level of animation excellence.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Nick Marcoux (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Thursday, Jun 29 - Jul 2 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-TEEN-0538
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $10


Description

Not all critters are created equal; this is definitely true when animating a cartoon creature. The different limbs, snouts, wings, or the lack thereof, and the bigger issue of the variety of proportions, must cause an animator to approach their movement differently. This course for teen animators builds upon their experience in Drawing for Animation to provide the lessons that will increase confidence when animating animals. The figure-to-ground relationship is a vital lesson as students consider how an animal's two legs, four hooves or scaly belly change their movement from place to place. Topics also include cycles, camera field and composition, as well as a refresher using Dragonframe as the animation interface.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Nick Marcoux (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 20 - 24 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-CHILD-0541-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Join us to act up, act down and act around in this performance class for children. It is the art of taking words -- from music lyrics, newspapers, textbooks, poems, letters, journals and even recipes -- to create a collaborative experiment in theater. Young performers can expect lessons in mime, movement and monologue and the opportunity to improvise and interact with their classmates. Parents can expect that their child will return invigorated by exchange and a new outlet for their energy.


Instructor
  • Name: Barry Morang (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 20 - 24 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-TEEN-0544
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $15


Description

This course for experienced animation artists gives you the opportunity to advance your skills with drawn animation. Beginning with a quick refresher of movement-friendly character design, you'll quickly shift your pencil-drawn actor to a drafted stage. Lessons in cycles, simulated gravity and the figure-to-ground plane relationship are presented as you choose one of two scenarios: a fight or a dance. Both are critical moments in the narrative arc, and essential learning for the animator who will leave with movie clip examples of work easily viewed from any internet-connected device. Please bring a USB drive of 1GB or more.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Nick Marcoux (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 6 - 10 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-TEEN-0549
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

How often do you consider the design in your mobile device? The user interface (how it's controlled) has become an important project for product designers. This course gives students interested in technology a window into the user experience as they build a mock-up interface with Adobe Illustrator and browser-based prototyping tools. Topics include the specification standard of Google's Material Design and the promising career path of a UI/UX designer.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)