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Monday - Friday, Jul 10 - 14 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-1279-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $5


Description

Drawing fantastic 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 monster of an 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 creatures 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 beasts even more fantastic.


Instructor
  • Name: Eric Kilkenny (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 24 - 28 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CAMP-2053
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $20


Description

We are going to get spaced out! Daily trips to innovative spaces around the RISD campus and nearby downtown Providence provide inspiration through the varied historical and contemporary examples of architecture and landscape. Back in the studio, you'll develop ideas, plans, drawings and scaled-down models for playhouses, forts and other personalized fantasy spaces. You'll discover how to manipulate space, materials and style through exercises that focus on drawing and thinking, and through demonstrations of the properties of assorted materials.


Instructor
  • Name: Adam Ferbert (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Jun 29 - Aug 3 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-2186
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320 | lab fee $15


Description

Here's your chance to learn the fundamentals of garment construction while deconstructing and reconstructing a garment of your choice. By using new fabrics and design changes, you can transform the old garment into a totally new look. Through pattern drafting, draping using the mannequin, and various hand and machine sewing techniques, you'll select a fabric and move on to sewing the original design created in class. The course also includes a continuing discussion of design, styles, trends and couture. Note: Some sewing knowledge is helpful, but not necessary.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Candace French (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 24 - Aug 4 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-2186-02
10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $20


Description

Here's your chance to learn the fundamentals of garment construction while deconstructing and reconstructing a garment of your choice. By using new fabrics and design changes, you can transform the old garment into a totally new look. Through pattern drafting, draping using the mannequin, and various hand and machine sewing techniques, you'll select a fabric and move on to sewing the original design created in class. The course also includes a continuing discussion of design, styles, trends and couture. Note: Some sewing knowledge is helpful, but not necessary.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Candace French (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 10 - 21 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-3757
10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $20


Description

Central to the design of a fashion collection is the investigation of innovative materials and textiles that nowadays define the uniqueness of a style and, more and more often, provide the initial inspiration behind a whole fashion collection. In this course, we explore the world of innovative materials in order to push creativity to its limits. Students create a personal project, beginning with a mood board and fashion sketch and ending with a complete garment made of non-traditional materials, while learning some basic construction techniques. The course culminates with an informal fashion show for parents and friends. Note: Previous sewing or patternmaking experience is not required.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Pat Ubaldi Nurnberger (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 24 - 28 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-2916-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $10 | model fee $30


Description

Learn about composition and proportion as you study the techniques necessary to interpret the human form and anatomy. Working with live models, you'll explore a range of drawing materials, use a variety of skill building exercises, and develop a foundation of strategies for creating expressive works of figurative art. Note: This course uses nude models.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Tiffany Mendez (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 17 - 21 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-2916
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $10 | model fee $30


Description

Learn about composition and proportion as you study the techniques necessary to interpret the human form and anatomy. Working with live models, you'll explore a range of drawing materials, use a variety of skill building exercises, and develop a foundation of strategies for creating expressive works of figurative art. Note: This course uses nude models.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Heather Cronin (Bio)
Course Details

Sunday, Mar 26 | 10am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-TEEN-1768 ( Class is Full )
1 session | 6 contact hours | tuition $110 | model fee $10


Description

In this one-day drawing workshop, we study the anatomy of the face, and practice capturing likeness or facial expression so that we can accurately draw heads and faces. Students participate in a series of exercises and studies, using a variety of drawing materials that are specifically chosen to strengthen observational and rendering skills. Whether or not your desire is to become a portrait or comic book artist or just improve your skills at drawing faces, this course is sure to provide valuable and readily applicable skills. Please provide a lunch, snacks and a beverage.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Apr 25 - May 30 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2017/CS-FOUND-0364
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345


Description

Drawing is the cornerstone for all other visual arts disciplines. As a visual language, it becomes the means by which you can begin to explore your own objectives for personal expression. In this course, you'll get a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of freehand drawing; representation of objects and natural forms; problems of analysis, response, perception and composition; and technical standards. This course is designed as the key building block for establishing a working knowledge of spatial organization and visual problem solving. All aspects of the course will be supported by dynamic classroom lectures, drawing demonstrations and visual aids (handouts, slides and books). Throughout the term, there will be in-class critiques and designated homework assignments, as well as some in-class exercises. Students will draw using various artistic media. Note: You can expect to buy art supplies for this course. A supply list will accompany your registration statement.

Note: This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.



Instructor
  • Name: Michael Peery (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 10 - 21 | 1-4pm
ages 12-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-3981
10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $20


Description

Did you know that Napoleonic uniforms and gowns were the inspiration for Dolce & Gabbana's Fall '06 collection, or that Marie Antoinette influenced Dior in 2006? Discover how fashion designers look to the past to design some of today's high fashion! You'll come to embrace the relationship between historic costume and contemporary fashion by examining couture collections and the costumes worn in hit movies in light of their historic influences. During lively class sessions, we'll learn to identify historic time periods, garments, fabrics and construction and fitting methods of the era. Then, with a single time period as a starting point, you'll produce your own design, construction and presentation drawings of historically accurate garments and contemporary fashions based upon them. Note: Students use both hand and machine sewing to construct a simple garment based on historic design. Some sewing skill needed.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Pat Ubaldi Nurnberger (Bio)