Welcome Guest      Help   |   Login

Find a Course

 Links

Course list:

Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 22 - May 27 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-TEEN-0157
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320


Description

The pop music experience is much more than the tracks on a CD -- it's a billion-dollar industry comprised of live events, endorsements, trademarked merchandise and carefully crafted images designed for the artists and their promoters. Bands become brands, which graphic designers craft with innovative logo design, costuming and display imagery. In this course, students are introduced to design through the scope of popular music history. Students work with the latest digital design tools and software to create artwork for CD jewel cases, tour posters and tee-shirt designs for an imaginary pop music idol or to reinterpret the identity for their favorite band. Whether your taste is for Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar or the Misfits, this course inspires you as you design to rock.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Nicholas Holcomb (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

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

Sunday, Apr 30 | 10am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-TEEN-2450
1 session | 6 contact hours | tuition $110 | lab fee $15


Description

Whether snapshots taken at the beach or group portraits in holiday sweaters, families and photography go together. This workshop introduces the concepts and practices of digital pinhole photography on the very day when people around the world celebrate Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day. Both young and old (and novice and experienced) learn more than expected as they engage in the science behind a centuries-old process with a 21st-century boost. These techniques can be brought home and shared with family and friends as easily as the resulting images are shared in frames or on your Facebook account. Please provide a lunch, snacks and a beverage.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: TBA (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)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 24 - 28 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-2923-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $10


Description

In many ways animation has not changed since Gertie the Dinosaur came to life under the expressive pen of Winsor McCay. It is still THE art form that instills the illusion of life in fantastic characters. This is your chance to advance your knowledge of core cartooning skills learned in Start Cartooning, as you enable creations to first walk, and then run, leap and dance. The class looks at how leading artists in the field create their work, as you get an insider's view of hand-drawn animation in a professional setting. As you develop your own stylized characters, you'll participate in exercises that include storyboarding, volumetric drawing, perspective studies and foreshortening of the cartoon figure.

Applies to: AT, Y2

Prerequisite: Start Cartooning


Instructor
  • Name: Andrew Gormley (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 17 - 21 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-2923
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $10


Description

In many ways animation has not changed since Gertie the Dinosaur came to life under the expressive pen of Winsor McCay. It is still THE art form that instills the illusion of life in fantastic characters. This is your chance to advance your knowledge of core cartooning skills learned in Start Cartooning, as you enable creations to first walk, and then run, leap and dance. The class looks at how leading artists in the field create their work, as you get an insider's view of hand-drawn animation in a professional setting. As you develop your own stylized characters, you'll participate in exercises that include storyboarding, volumetric drawing, perspective studies and foreshortening of the cartoon figure.

Applies to: AT, Y2

Prerequisite: Start Cartooning


Instructor
  • Name: Andrew Gormley (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Apr 13 - May 25 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 4/20
ages 18+ | Tillinghast Farm | 2017/CS-DWG-2260
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345 | model fee $25


Description

Building on skills acquired in Drawing I, this next-step course is designed to further strengthen and refine drawing and compositional abilities. Students explore the descriptive and expressive manipulation of materials such as charcoal, graphite pencil, pen and ink, Conte crayon, and colored media, while learning to create more volumetric and spatial drawings through the use of value and composition. In the process, students work from still lifes, interiors and models as they consider gesture and contour, planar analysis, foreshortening, proportion, and volumetric rendering of forms. Ultimately, students develop confidence approaching a wide variety of subject matter as part of a well-composed drawing. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this course. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized courses (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher.

Applies to: NS-R, PS-R

Prerequisite: Drawing I


Instructor
  • Name: Emily Slapin Lufkin (Bio)