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Monday - Friday, Aug 10 - 14 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-TEEN-0568-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

The face in the lens belongs to you, a classmate, your brother, sister or even your dog. All become portrait subjects as you learn how to photograph your friends and family and capture them as digital images. Next, you improve and enhance the shot, manipulating it with Photoshop tools that can make your subject glamorous or grotesque. You may have taken the photo in a studio, but you can use Photoshop layers and masks to transport the subject to uncharted territory -- to the deepest trenches undersea or across the universe, wherever you choose.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Carlos Cruz (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 13 - 17 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-TEEN-0841
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10 | model fee $15


Description

Success in art depends on a willingness to draw; proper preparation for art school includes a drawing portfolio. This course provides an opportunity to develop a drawing portfolio with guidance from instructors who have successfully navigated the art school admissions process. Class exercises focus on observational drawing: The figure study considers gesture, anatomy and likeness; the interior study acknowledges scale, perspective and composition; and the final exercise combines figure and ground. The fast-paced class reviews drawing fundamentals, and then moves on to consider advanced techniques and the requirements of an admissions portfolio.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: TBA (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 22 - 26 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-CHILD-1178
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Explore, examine and experiment with the dynamic design element of color. Students learn the vocabulary, theories and fundamental color concepts, and then connect them to the expressive use of color through various materials. Young artists explore and experiment with oil pastels, watercolor, chalk pastels, colored pencil and acrylic paints. Examples from various artists from Western and Eastern traditions are then discussed to connect principles to practice to history. Finally, students turn experiments into finished works exemplifying various genres of the painter's art form (portrait, landscape, still life) -- all in living color.


Instructor
  • Name: Crystal Cavaco (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 20 - 24 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-TEEN-1179
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Simply put, illustrations are pictures created in service to words. We find them on posters and in children's books, comics, movies, cartoons and video games. They’re among the most iconic images an artist can create. This course gives teen artists the chance to express their passion for drawing by learning to turn an editorial prompt into a two-dimensional visual reality. Pencil sketches, thumbnail drawings and compositional studies are later refined as gray-toned and full-color finished illustrations. Students learn to use dry and wet media as they create pictures that will make their portfolio shine.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Rick Shiers (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 27 - 31 | 9am-12pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-CHILD-1260
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $20


Description

Whether drawing with a needle and thread or coloring a picture using patterned fabric instead of crayons, students in this course explore many fundamental and traditional skills developed in the art studio through the tactile materials used in the fiber arts. Techniques such as embroidery, quilting and weaving allow students to explore both two- and three-dimensional artmaking, and to discover innovative ways to express themselves while making functional and nonfunctional textile art. Each session the class explores a different technique: weaving, felting, embroidery, funky quilts and fiber collage.


Instructor
  • Name: Kristen Shea (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 10 - 14 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-CHILD-1262
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Cartoon animals come in all shapes and sizes: some are furry or feathered; others wear top hats, monocles or diapers. Some 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, students learn to cartoon animals, creating their stories and giving them personalities that will have them hopping off the page. The instructor first introduces some classic animal characters. Then, using simple drawing tools and techniques, students make their own unique critter creations.


Instructor
  • Name: Liz Goulet Dubois (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 13 - 17 | 1-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-CHILD-1269
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

What if insects were as big as dinosaurs, or if you were as small as a bug? Scope, spread and scale-up your imagination! The course begins with a look through the powerful microscopes of the RISD Nature Lab to connect with the unseen world of natural structures that have always informed art and design. Scale, proportion and texture are explained as your young artist builds drawing and design projects inspired by worlds far away or too small to see.


Instructor
  • Name: Cheryl Johnson (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 10 - 14 | 9am-12pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-CHILD-1269-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

What if insects were as big as dinosaurs, or if you were as small as a bug? Scope, spread and scale-up your imagination! The course begins with a look through the powerful microscopes of the RISD Nature Lab to connect with the unseen world of natural structures that have always informed art and design. Scale, proportion and texture are explained as your young artist builds drawing and design projects inspired by worlds far away or too small to see.


Instructor
  • Name: Sarah Hess (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 13 - 17 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-CHILD-1272
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

From the great masters to contemporary artists, painters embody what it means to be an artist. Young artists explore a variety of painting materials such as acrylic, tempera and watercolor while learning the fundamentals of this iconic artistic process. Each week they're introduced to different famous painters and painting styles for inspiration. On trips to the RISD Museum, they get to see famous works of art up close and in person.


Instructor
  • Name: Ashley Singleton (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 10 - 14 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-CHILD-1272-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

From the great masters to contemporary artists, painters embody what it means to be an artist. Young artists explore a variety of painting materials such as acrylic, tempera and watercolor while learning the fundamentals of this iconic artistic process. Each week they're introduced to different famous painters and painting styles for inspiration. On trips to the RISD Museum, they get to see famous works of art up close and in person.


Instructor
  • Name: Monique Rolle-Johnson (Bio)