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Monday - Friday, Jul 24 - 28 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-3744
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | 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: Andrew Gormley (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, May 6 - 7 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-ARTA-9012
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250


Description

Contemporary art is the art of today, produced by artists who are living in the 21st Century. It provides an opportunity to reflect on contemporary society and the issues relevant to ourselves, and the world around us. Contemporary artists work in a globally influenced, culturally diverse and technologically advancing world. Their art is a dynamic combination of materials, methods, concepts and subjects that challenge traditional boundaries and defy easy definition. Diverse and eclectic, contemporary art as a whole is distinguished by the very lack of a uniform, organizing principle, ideology or 'ism.' These artworks ask for more complex and open ways of education. This class examines theoretical issues and educational practices as they are implemented in the context of contemporary arts in non-school settings, specifically museums and alternative arts venues. With an emphasis on process, the class addresses larger learning goals that nurture critical thinking and develop research skills.


Instructor
  • Name: Dorothee King (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 31 - Aug 4 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-2135
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $15


Description

Based on the fundamentals of design and engineering, this exciting course focuses on the playful, but well-considered, use of materials. With unique opportunities for brainstorming and problem solving, each lesson brings a new design challenge (i.e., build a two-wheeled race car that travels down an inclined string, or use air compression to power a plane). Participants use real hand tools and work with a variety of materials like wood, recycled items, Legos, paper, cardboard, metal, rubber bands, wire and fabric. As they have fun drawing, experimenting, testing and building, students increase their scientific awareness, gain knowledge of the design process and build upon both two- and three-dimensional design skills.


Instructor
  • Name: Cheryl Johnson (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 26 - 30 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CAMP-2052 ( Class is almost Full )
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $10


Description

There really are dragons in the RISD Museum and bears in the Nature Lab, but is there a river troll living in Waterplace Park? In this camp, students set out to find the creatures of myth and legend living around the RISD campus, from the taxidermy and entomology (the study of BUGS, that is!) at the Nature Lab to the ancient art and artifacts at the RISD Museum. Our young explorers use this treasure trove of information as inspiration for a variety of visual projects, building basic art and design skills as they visually document their travels and create the myths and legends of tomorrow. Perhaps we may even find that river troll!


Instructor
  • Name: Adam Ferbert (Bio)
Course Details

Monday, Jul 3 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-2089
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $110


Description

Take the first step into computer-based design with Sculptris, a child-friendly 3D modeling tool. Activities will ignite your imagination and connect to your existing interests like video games and animation. Get excited to learn more about artistic creation, computer science and 3D visualization! Note: Please provide a snack, a bag lunch and a beverage.


Instructor
  • Name: Eric Kilkenny (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesday - Friday, Jul 5 - 7 | 10am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-2149
3 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320 | lab fee $30


Description

The computer is a dynamic tool for artmaking but, as with any other art material, you must learn how it can best contribute to the artmaking experience. Explore the artmaking potential of computers as you use Adobe Illustrator to experiment with digital drawing, painting and graphics in order to make original images for screen or print. Additionally, we explore the use of several Illustrator tools and practices to make comics, cartoons, CD covers and posters. Beyond mastery of relevant technical skills, the course focuses on content and the development of universal art foundations, thus giving you freedom to expand your portfolio.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Jun 19 - Jul 24 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-COMC-3569
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $420 | lab fee $30


Description

All graphic artists need to accept the role that digital technology has assumed in the creation and delivery of illustrated works. Although never intended to replace pencil, ink, paper and paint, technology can introduce workflow options that complement those traditional tools. The Apple computer, scanner and printer are the primary components in this course in which students learn how a graphite drawing in a sketchbook can be transformed -- with the deliberate use of Adobe Photoshop -- into a dependable and transportable file. As the discussion of workflow unfolds, students are acquainted with the editorial judgments made by supervising art directors and publishers. It is a peek into both the technical process and the business decision-making needed by anyone accepting a contract to deliver a digital image.

Applies to: AN-E, GR-E, IT-E, NS-E, PG-E


Instructor
  • Name: Matthew E. Paquin (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 31 - Aug 4 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-2096
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $20


Description

What makes a great photograph? Great photographers know how to capture a moment with a camera's best possible perspective, and how to place themselves and frame a shot for maximum effect. You'll explore the RISD campus, camera in hand, learning how to make creative choices for capturing people, places and even optical illusions while making decisions about point of view, depth of field, cropping and other picture-taking essentials. You'll wrap things up by making a handmade album of your RISD photo adventures. Note: Students must bring their own digital camera. A simple point-and-shoot model is very appropriate.


Instructor
  • Name: Cheryl Johnson (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 26 - 30 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-2921
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270


Description

Discover the secrets of digital magic that professional artists use to alter source material, such as photographs or scanned artwork. You'll create original work from preexisting sources and then, using the clever tools found in Adobe Photoshop, produce comics, CD covers, posters and more. You won't believe the digital wonders you can create!


Instructor
  • Name: Rachel Villari (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 17 - 21 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-2921-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270


Description

Discover the secrets of digital magic that professional artists use to alter source material, such as photographs or scanned artwork. You'll create original work from preexisting sources and then, using the clever tools found in Adobe Photoshop, produce comics, CD covers, posters and more. You won't believe the digital wonders you can create!


Instructor
  • Name: Rachel Villari (Bio)