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Online, Jul 20 - Aug 14 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-APHSS-0089-02 ( 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.

Data visualization is storytelling that helps translate information into knowledge. With an abundance of information streaming into our lives, how can we process and design complex and large volumes of material into a simple, honest and accessible form? In this course students learn how to use information structure and systems of form, color and typography in projects that communicate data through a variety of methods such as maps, graphs, charts and diagrams. Lectures introduce historical references such as Charles Joseph Minard's 1869 flow diagram of Napoleon's campaign of 1812 and Henry Beck's 1931 revolutionary London Underground map. Contemporary designers Giorgia Lupi, Francesco Franchi, Sandra Rendgren, Nigel Holmes and Nicholas Felton will also be used as inspiration for individual projects. Issues regarding data collection and individual privacy will be touched upon, including a look at how artists such as "Glass Room" are addressing these concerns. Assignments will explore issues of mapping, hierarchy, location, time, comparison, motion, format, and the use of symbolic visual language to help students build a series of concepts and final work. Students will learn various methods of compiling data and translating this information in both analog (hand-making) and digital tools.

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 the following hardware: a digital camera or smartphone; scanner
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jul 20 - Aug 14 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-APHSS-0090-03 ( 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.

Illustration crosses all boundaries in materials and messaging: The common unifier is the identifiable style and voice of the artist. In this class students learn how to create a compelling narrative from their own story, identity and viewpoint. Lectures and research emphasize historical and contemporary artists, as well as process and creative practice. Students develop effective concepts, characters and narrative through a variety of materials such as graphite, pen and ink, collage and painting. Genres of communication such as social commentary and fiction are investigated to further develop personal areas of interest, process and style. In this course, expressive solutions to visual problems are emphasized through a rigorous sketchbook practice and the development of final concepts.

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: Allison Cole (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jul 20 - Aug 14 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-APHSS-0084-03 ( Class is almost Full )
67 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $1600


Description

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

With increasing expansion, animation serves as a vital tool to highlight injustices, explain data and essential information, and bring new understanding to critical issues. This course focuses on communication, problem solving, and reflection upon global and local issues through the medium of animation. The fundamentals of sequential art are introduced through a variety of methods and materials, including flipbooks, storyboards, collage, cutouts, and stop-motion techniques. Students think and learn about the roles of artist-as-communicator and artist-as-educator with the ability to create content that is impactful, dynamic and effective. Students create palimpsest animations inspired by the work of William Kentridge, pixilation projects based on personal interviews, haikus using cutout and collage techniques, and frame-by-frame character animation. Independent research of political and socioeconomic areas of interest provides students with the content to develop their unique vision.

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.
- This course requires access to a tripod.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.


Instructor
  • Name: Carissa Abitabilo (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jul 20 - 31 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-TEEN-2181-05 ( Class is Full )
15 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $285


Description

Observation is key to developing foundational skills in drawing. As you’ll discover, learning how to draw is really learning how to see. Through observational drawing projects you’ll learn the proper use of materials (pencil, charcoal and marker) while staying focused on composition, figurative anatomy and perspective drawing. You'll gain an artistic vocabulary and develop observational experience drawing from varied still life, models, nature and the environment.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Barry Morang (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jul 20 - 31 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-TEEN-2129-05 ( Class is Full )
15 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $285


Description

Learn the basic techniques of digital 2D animation and begin to develop your own animation style. You'll be introduced to the concept of the frame (animation's atomic unit) and how it turns into a cycle, then a sequence and, finally, a story, and discover the technology that makes it all possible. We'll review group exercises and student projects to develop a common understanding of what "good" animation looks like and how to discuss this exciting art form in a virtual platform.

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: Carlos Cruz (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Aug 3 - 14 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-TEEN-1312-06 ( Class is almost Full )
15 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $285


Description

If you are considering applying to art and design school, then you will most likely encounter the assignment: a distinctive test of an applicant’s ability to turn a written prompt into a visual solution. This course is a rehearsal for such an assignment, allowing for the development of conceptual skills through an extensive generative making process. Students will be led through various methods within this process by way of video lectures and demonstrations. Questions, discussions and critiques will take place using our online course management system, CE Link. Students will also post process work according to course schedule along with written reflections, descriptions and final collection of documentation.

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: Dina Zaccagnini Vincent (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jul 20 - 31 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-TEEN-1771-03 ( Class is Full )
15 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $285


Description

Maybe you have an epic story bouncing around your head and you want to take your characters out of your head and put them on the page. Maybe you don’t have that story yet, but you want to learn how to add that unique spark to the characters and creatures you draw. Whether for comic books, movies, video games or toys, it’s the job of illustrators and concept designers to create those memorable characters -- and that's what this course will teach you to do. Using the core concepts of character design, such as fundamental shapes and color theory, you’ll create three fully finished dynamic characters.

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, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Jesse Smolover (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jul 20 - 31 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-TEEN-3725-05 ( Class is Full )
15 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $285


Description

All fashion designers start their planning on paper, well before they ever see their garments worn and walking the runway. Through demonstrations, discussions and critique, students in this course explore the fashion drawing techniques used in the industry, such as basic fashion figures (or 'croquis') and mood boards -- the process tools for translating a creative idea into a sophisticated design. Students also communicate the ideas, moods, motion and details of a garment by visually interpreting fashion apparel, including the body proportions used in basic fashion drawing. As students create various croquis bodies they develop their personal style and drawing skills, as well as an appreciation for the role fashion illustration plays in the design business.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Pat Ubaldi Nurnberger (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jul 20 - 31 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-TEEN-1179-04
15 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $285


Description

Pictures created in service to words are considered "illustrations," and are among the most iconic images an artist can create. This course emphasizes visual metaphoric thinking and helps teen artists conceptualize ideas based on editorial text prompts. The ideation process begins with pencil sketches, thumbnail drawings and compositional studies which are then refined into personally styled, grey-toned or full-color finished illustrations designed to stand out in a portfolio.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Rick Shiers (Bio)