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Wednesdays, Jul 8 - Aug 5 | 6-9pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-TEEN-1866
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Zombies, barbarians and Ninja schoolgirls all begin in the same way. But two legs, a twisting torso and clenched fists are not enough to turn a sketch into a distinct character that is ready to become the centerpiece of a comic book, video game or animation. This cartooning course reveals the essentials of good character design that begin with the creative application of human (or inhuman) anatomy. The importance of facial expressions, hairstyles and costume design options are also highlighted as students give their drawings personality and style. Finally, the drafting of tools and weapons becomes the hot topic so that students' character designs of mermaids, angels and faeries can morph into cyborgs and Transformers.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Pekala (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Thursday, Jun 29 - Jul 2 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-TEEN-1869
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $10


Description

Every film worth remembering had a poster that was meant to create excitement as part of an advertising campaign. This course is all about the movie poster: its history in the world of cinema, and how to create one of your very own! You'll take on the role of graphic designer as you learn about vector drawing while using the most popular digital tool for poster design, Adobe Illustrator. As you become more confident with the design workflow and look for the best combination of type and picture, your posters become more complex. By the end of the course, you will have created four original posters, selecting a favorite project for a portfolio-quality print.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Thursday, Jun 29 - Jul 2 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-CHILD-1997
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $10


Description

In this course, young artists learn the fundamentals of drawing, sketching and rendering. Hands-on exercises use an array of drawing tools to produce a range of subject matter: still life, landscape, cityscape and portrait. Students learn to discuss and evaluate their work during classroom critiques that encourage them to undertake future drawing adventures.


Instructor
  • Name: CJ Guilfoyle (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 20 - 24 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-CHILD-1997-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

In this course, young artists learn the fundamentals of drawing, sketching and rendering. Hands-on exercises use an array of drawing tools to produce a range of subject matter: still life, landscape, cityscape and portrait. Students learn to discuss and evaluate their work during classroom critiques that encourage them to undertake future drawing adventures.


Instructor
  • Name: CJ Guilfoyle (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 3 - 7 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-CHILD-1997-03
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

In this course, young artists learn the fundamentals of drawing, sketching and rendering. Hands-on exercises use an array of drawing tools to produce a range of subject matter: still life, landscape, cityscape and portrait. Students learn to discuss and evaluate their work during classroom critiques that encourage them to undertake future drawing adventures.


Instructor
  • Name: Simon Allen (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 22 - 26 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-TEEN-2019
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Your comic is done and now it needs color: Getting to know Adobe Photoshop is the next step. This course begins with the fundamentals of that program and quickly proceeds to structured coloring exercises, which allow black-and-white line art to take on full spectrum vibrancy. Text options and layout choices are also discussed as you practice aligning caption boxes and speech and thought balloons. In the end, your pages and characters are given new life as you learn the same workflow used by today's comic book pros.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Jesse Smolover (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Thursday, Jun 29 - Jul 2 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-CAMP-2061
4 sessions | 28 contact hours | tuition $420 | lab fee $10


Description

Have you ever wanted to design, create, sculpt, sketch and paint something just for fun? Well, in this crash course through the world of drawing, painting and sculpting you can -- and still learn something along the way. The atmosphere is structured but open to spontaneity as we leave planning and tedious journaling behind to simply "roll up our sleeves" and create. "Happy accidents" and "Eureka moments" become the driving force down this road of fanciful undertakings. Out-of-this-world design projects abound in different materials that add up to a surprising and immediate experience with making art.


Instructor
  • Name: Michael DiMucci (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 22 - 26 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-CAMP-2063
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $30


Description

A tinkerer is someone who loves to mend, repair, construct and build -- and invent and create! In this course students will see, firsthand, examples of tinkering around campus and then, back in the studio, they will construct an array of innovative items using recycled objects, fabric, metal, wood -- you name it! If you love to build and use your imagination to create ingenious inventions, this course is for you.


Instructor
  • Name: Michael DiMucci (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 13 - 17 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-CAMP-2068
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $20


Description

Some of the greatest paintings ever created are images of people frozen in time. In Edward Hopper's Nighthawks, a counter full of characters sit stuck in a moment. In Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party, a cheerful group of chatting friends are all stopped in mid-sentence. And the subject of Edvard Munch's The Scream makes no sound at all. In Master Pieces, young artists work in small groups to bring the work of the great masters to life, in a theatrical way. Students will build and paint backdrops, design and make all the props and costumes -- and even write a short script to act out the scene from their painting. Whether they like to draw, paint, design, sculpt, build, write or act, there's something for everyone. On the final day of camp, we showcase each scene in one big show for friends and family.


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 27 - 31 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-CAMP-2074 ( Class is almost Full )
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $30


Description

Join us for a week of fun and games, where students will design, build, package and play their very own games. Card games, board games and outdoor games all provide different design and constructing challenges. Young artists will use a multitude of art skills as they take their ideas from drawing concepts to fabricated game pieces, painted boards and illustrated cards. Finally, it's on to the best part: testing by playing their own games!


Instructor
  • Name: Adam Ferbert (Bio)