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Saturdays, Oct 26 - Nov 23 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-CHILD-1272
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $15


Description

From the great masters to newcomers in the contemporary art world, painters symbolize the ultimate image of 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 famous painters and painting styles for inspiration. Trips to the RISD Museum allow a glimpse of some of these famous works of art up close and in person.


Instructor
  • Name: Chloe Wessner (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Dec 7 - 8 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-CAMP-1279
2 sessions | 14 contact hours | tuition $265 | lab fee $10


Description

Drawing magical beasts -- dragons, werewolves and unicorns, that is -- is only the start, as you learn about their origins and abilities, and their friends and enemies. In this illustration course you'll learn the fundamentals of sketching and character design using animal specimens in RISD's Nature Lab to better understand fur and feathers, scales and teeth. Observing the natural features of different animals and then combining them on paper in new and unexpected ways is the key to better drawings. After an exciting start in the Nature Lab you'll move into a computer lab to learn how Photoshop can make your magical animal kingdom even more fantastic.


Instructor
  • Name: James Frio (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Oct 26 - Nov 23 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-TEEN-1771 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Great characters are timeless -- sometimes even epic. Illustrators and concept designers are charged with creating characters that are the heart of stories told in comic books, movies, video games and toys. In this course students acquire the hand drawing and digital skills necessary to develop memorable characters. Lessons topics include backstory development, anatomy, proportion, foreshortening and Photoshop workflow to make the creative process easier. A special emphasis is placed on techniques used to create non-human characters such as aliens, robots and anthropomorphic animals.

Applies to: AT, Y2, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Jesse Smolover (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Oct 26 - Nov 23 | 1-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-CHILD-2098
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $15


Description

Sometimes one art material isn't enough to express big, bold ideas. Join us to explore mixed media and discover how to combine, layer and experiment with both traditional and nontraditional materials to create one-of-a-kind compositions, three-dimensional formations and magnificent manipulations. The sky's the limit when you open up the art closet's treasure trove and add in a sprinkle of the unknown -- winding up with out-of-this-world results.


Instructor
  • Name: Sean Garrett (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Oct 26 - Nov 23 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-CHILD-2135
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $20


Description

Based on the fundamentals of design and engineering, this course focuses on the playful, but well-considered, use of materials. With opportunities for brainstorming and problem solving, each lesson brings a new design challenge to create art with a purpose for play or prototypes for futuristic contraptions. Participants learn about craftsmanship and proper tool use, and work with materials like wood, recyclables, paper, cardboard, metal, rubber bands, wire, fabric and fiber. 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

Saturdays, Oct 26 - Nov 23 | 9am-12pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-CHILD-2185
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Here is a chance for young artists to emulate the art that exists in nature as they define for themselves the nature of art. Students in this course visit RISD's Edna Lawrence Nature Lab and the RISD Museum in search of animals, birds and more. They then use the visual forms and artworks they discover as inspiration for a variety of creative projects. In the process, the course develops art and natural science awareness, builds basic art and design skills, and encourages young artists to explore a variety of media.


Instructor
  • Name: Barry Morang (Bio)
Course Details

Sunday, Dec 8 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-CAMP-2779
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $10


Description

Curious George is (of course), but so are Sherlock Holmes, Sally Ride, Lara Croft and Pandora. Whether they are fact or fiction, detectives, explorers or mischief-making animals, curiosity motivates them all. This course examines that trait from the mundane (What is under the rock?) to the complex (Can we walk on the moon?). Young artists become familiar with stories of human inquiry that lead to their own interpretive artworks in the form of drawings, sculptures and stories, as well as original characters who ask questions and search for answers.


Instructor
  • Name: Alexandria McKay (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Oct 26 - Nov 23 | 1-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-CHILD-2781
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $20


Description

The magic of frame-by-frame storytelling is the subject of this first experience with animation, in which the youngest artists learn the secrets of an art form that they've been familiar with from an early age but, instead of sitting in front of a screen, they are doing the making and the moving. And what they make is hands on under the camera, with an introduction to the computer-based technology that makes all animated art possible. Students learn to plan a project cooperatively with other children in a digital technology classroom where their experiments in animation can be viewed and discussed.


Instructor
  • Name: Carissa Abitabilo (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Dec 7 - 8 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-CAMP-3740
2 sessions | 14 contact hours | tuition $265 | lab fee $15


Description

Kids love fashion too! The world of apparel design is fascinating and fun, and may even lead to a career. This course introduces the vocabulary and craft of fashion design, from brainstorming original concepts to describing and visualizing clothing and costume creations. Lessons include illustrating a line, age-appropriate marketing concepts, a tutorial on fabric and cloth, and the basic sewing and patternmaking techniques that serve as a foundation for future exploration of garment construction.


Instructor
  • Name: Cathy Wilkerson (Bio)
Course Details

Sunday, Dec 8 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-CAMP-2089
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $10


Description

Take the first step into computer-based design with the 3D modeling tool Sculptris. 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!


Instructor
  • Name: Kristen Shea (Bio)