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Fridays, Jan 10 - Feb 14 | 9am-12pm
ages 18+ | Tillinghast Place | 2020/CW-PNT-4493
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $10


Description

Prioritizing the process of painting rather than the content is the emphasis of this course, encouraging students to look inward and delve into a personalized interpretation and universal connection to painting. Set up as a working studio with weekly critiques, the instructor works one-on-one with each student to assess strengths and weaknesses and to offer guidance based on student input, needs and interests. Specific exercises strengthen core fundamental concepts of perspective, applied perspective, picture plane development, negative/positive shape, perception, color, line and texture. Examples from history and contemporary art reinforce and expand creativity as students choose subject matter and pursue either long-term or short-term paintings. Beginning painters receive technical direction and suggested assignments, while more experienced painters are encouraged to visually expand their artistic development with the benefit of an interactive studio setting. Students may use any painting medium they prefer.

Applies to: PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Susan Fossati (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jan 11 - Feb 8 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-TEEN-0568
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

The face in the lens belongs to you, a classmate, your brother, sister or even your dog. All become portrait subjects as you learn how to photograph your friends and family and capture them as digital images. Next, you improve and enhance the shot, manipulating it with Photoshop tools that can make your subject glamorous or grotesque. You may have taken the photo in a studio, but you can use Photoshop layers and masks to transport the subject to uncharted territory -- to the deepest trenches undersea or across the universe, wherever you choose.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Carlos Cruz (Bio)
Course Details

Monday, Jan 20 | 9am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-CAMP-0573
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $10


Description

Learning 3D modeling is best done with a combination of the proper tool and an appropriate project. In this workshop, that combination is Sculptris and the creation of a chess piece. The session starts with an introduction to the free downloadable 3D modeling tool Sculptris, which enables young artists to begin creating three-dimensional forms on the computer with ease -- and without expensive licensing fees. Students collaborate, with each claiming a different piece (knight, rook, pawn, etc.) built around a common design motif. By the session's end, students leave with completed design files that can be printed at home or through a service like Shapeways.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Kristen Shea (Bio)
Course Details

Monday, Jan 20 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-CAMP-0897
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $10


Description

Freedom is an ideal that often comes with great struggle. This course presents the concept visually for the youngest of artists. Students hear the stories of freedom fighters, advocates and champions (both historical and fictitious), and connect them to their own experience as they create their own interpretive artworks. The projects encourage a dialogue about civil rights, our responsibilities to one another and the oppression, bigotry and bias that can threaten a free society.


Instructor
  • Name: Monique Rolle-Johnson (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jan 11 - 25 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-TEEN-1312
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $175 | lab fee $10


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

Saturdays, Jan 11 - Feb 8 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-TEEN-1739
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


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, Jan 20 | 9am-4pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2020/CW-CAMP-1768
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $10 | model fee $10


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: Gail Saborio (Bio)
Course Details

Sundays, Jan 12 - 26 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-TEEN-1982
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $175 | lab fee $10


Description

If you're an aspiring art school student, you'll need to represent your paintings, drawings and sculptures in a portfolio. In this hands-on course you'll discover essential techniques for photographing your artwork, including lighting, composition and post-processing. You'll also get an introduction to digital photography equipment and the rules of exposure, focus and framing as they apply to stationary subjects. You'll leave with a practical and effective way to capture and present your artwork, and gain confidence in your ability to navigate the college admissions process.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Cheryl Johnson (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jan 11 - Feb 8 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-CHILD-1997 ( Class is Full )
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: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jan 11 - Feb 8 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-TEEN-2181 ( Class is almost Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10 | model fee $5


Description

This course serves to develop foundational skills in drawing. As you’ll discover, learning how to draw is really learning how to see. You’ll learn the proper use of materials (pencil, pen and marker) as you complete in-class exercises focused on composition, figurative anatomy and perspective drawing. You’ll gain an artistic vocabulary that you’ll use during classroom critiques. You’ll learn to draw from the model and draw from life, and most importantly, to draw with confidence.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)