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Monday - Friday, Jul 27 - 31 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-CHILD-1274
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $15


Description

This class is every future fashion designer's dream! Kids who dream of being fashion designers learn how to create one-of-a-kind garments and design presentations to show the world their design genius. Guided by a professional fashion designer and educator, students learn how to draw the fashion figure, create inspirational mood boards of design concepts, and make their ideas a reality by creating head-to-toe looks on miniature mannequins. All levels of experience are invited and no sewing experience is necessary. All that’s needed is a love for fashion and lots of imagination!


Instructor
  • Name: Candace French (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 22 - 26 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-TEEN-1312
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $20


Description

If you're considering an art school, then you've encountered "the assignment": a test of an applicant's ability to turn a written prompt into a visual solution. This course, a rehearsal for that assignment, allows you to stretch your conceptual muscles and receive valuable criticism about the solution you render. The instructor, a RISD alum, will lead you through the generative process of creation that could be a drawing, painting or sculpture (perhaps all three), and will help lead you to the best visual representation of a written prompt. The course will help you to learn to articulate your ideas visually, verbally and in writing, and is a valuable experience for the potential art school student, or any young artist looking for an expressive challenge.

Applies to: AT, Y2, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Dina Zaccagnini Vincent (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 13 - 17 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-TEEN-1312-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $20


Description

If you're considering an art school, then you've encountered "the assignment": a test of an applicant's ability to turn a written prompt into a visual solution. This course, a rehearsal for that assignment, allows you to stretch your conceptual muscles and receive valuable criticism about the solution you render. The instructor, a RISD alum, will lead you through the generative process of creation that could be a drawing, painting or sculpture (perhaps all three), and will help lead you to the best visual representation of a written prompt. The course will help you to learn to articulate your ideas visually, verbally and in writing, and is a valuable experience for the potential art school student, or any young artist looking for an expressive challenge.

Applies to: AT, Y2, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Dina Zaccagnini Vincent (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 20 - 24 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-TEEN-1322
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Before a movie "moves" it must be planned and drawn to accompany the screenplay. Enter the storyboard: akin to a cinematic comic book, it has been become an art form unto itself. Students gain inspiration with examples of storyboards from the films of Hitchcock, Spielberg and Christopher Nolan, and then move on to draw their own storyboards. Students learn movie production terminology with an emphasis on camera vocabulary as they adapt scenes for the proper format. Drawing efficiently is a focus as students learn skills that will help them make better movies in the future.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Rick Shiers (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 6 - 10 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-TEEN-1738
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $20


Description

Carve a little piece of magic to wear! Whether it's a charm on a bracelet or a talisman from Japan, a pharaoh's jewelry or a tiny totem from the American Southwest, small sculptures that are worn for protection or to show status are part of many world cultures. Your soapstone or alabaster charm will be incorporated with fiber, beads and leather to create your personal wearable amulet. On the way, we will investigate the history of amulets and talismans through images that will give context to the process.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Laura Travis (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jul 7 - Aug 4 | 6-9pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-TEEN-1739
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $15


Description

How often have you felt the need to create a more useful, pleasing arrangement within your room? Designing interior spaces is a basic desire for all of us. In this course, you'll take on the responsibility of reinterpreting the perfect bedroom for a teenage client not unlike yourself. You'll present a design brief, built around your client's expectations, that illustrates the design challenges that need to be solved. You and your classmates will then work together to develop solutions that are both practical and fantastic. You'll consider materials, colors, textures, fixtures and furniture, and then put it all together in a presentation that clearly illustrates a thoughtful and improved interior space.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Cathy Wilkerson (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 6 - 10 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-TEEN-1742
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Are you a sneaker head? An avid collector with the need to go further and learn to create your own customized shoes? Or maybe you are not over-the-top obsessed, but simply interested in the fashion industry and digital design. This workshop is ideal for both types of teen creatives. You'll begin with an introduction to the industry standard drawing program Adobe Illustrator. As you become comfortable with the technology, technique comes into play as you learn from an experienced athletic shoe designer exactly how it's done. You'll leave with a portfolio of original custom sneaker designs, ready to share as digital files.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Jorge Paricio (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 20 - 24 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-TEEN-1757
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Creative mark-making is the foundation for both drawing and painting, comparable to penmanship or a signature. As various drawing and painting endeavors call for different styles of marks, students in this course develop unique mark-making sets for a variety of applications, using innovative strategies and exercises. Working in different size scales and time frames, and inspired by sensory motivations including music, sound and movement, students investigate alternative drawing and painting processes with both familiar and unconventional materials. This course is both a kinetic and reflective adventure in which emerging artists gain confidence, building a repertoire of techniques and skills for drawing and painting, while discovering their unique artistic process and identity.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Gail Saborio (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 6 - 10 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-TEEN-1765
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $20


Description

Sculptural trees, multi-textured greenery, exploding palettes of floral color. Exotic locations? Royal palaces? Not necessarily! Designed landscapes -- including gardens -- are art and design, using nature as the palette. They can be as formal as a city park, or familiar as a back yard. Designing a successful garden, whether vegetable, floral or container, involves all the principles of art and design so that the ultimate creation transforms a space in a truly magical way. In this course, students learn basic concepts and processes of garden and landscape design, including an exploration of potential materials, hands-on site exploration, and the use of such architectural or sculptural elements as fences, arbors or garden benches. Students complete the course with a plan for their own hypothetical garden.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Kurt Van Dexter (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Thursday, Jun 29 - Jul 2 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-TEEN-1768
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $10 | model fee $30


Description

Do you want to learn to accurately draw heads and faces? In this workshop, you'll study the anatomy of the face and practice capturing likeness and facial expression. Using a variety of materials, you'll complete exercises and studies that are specifically designed to strengthen observational and rendering skills. Whether your goal is to become a portrait or comic book artist or just improve your ability to draw faces, this course will provide valuable and applicable skills.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)