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Monday - Friday, Jul 31 - Aug 4 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-3941
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $40


Description

How do you turn your avatar or your sketchbook superhero into a three-dimensional clay figure? A good question, to be sure, but what if you want even more? Is it unreasonable, for example, to ask "How do I turn my clay action figure into a more durable material like plastic?" The answer is finally at hand, as students discover when they enroll in this sculpture and mold-making workshop. The course starts with lessons in sculptural anatomy and exaggeration, both of which play into how you shape a clay hero. Students then participate in the casting process with a new composite model that can be painted to your specifications. How long can it be, we ask, before Hasbro comes knocking on your door?

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Jesse Smolover (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday, Jul 11 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-DWG-0526
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $75 | lab fee $10


Description

Hands are one of the hardest things to master as an artist. Learn basic hand anatomy and some simple drawing tricks to help you quickly and accurately sketch the hand in many different positions. As you discover how to plot out this difficult subject step by step, you'll experiment with ways to simplify the process, how to establish key lines, and how to identify the essential shapes. Come experience how this single lesson can greatly improve your drawing skills.

Applies to: AN-E, NS-E, PM-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Emily Slapin (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday, Jun 27 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-PNT-1496 ( Class has Started )
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $75 | lab fee $10


Description

In this workshop designed for absolute beginners, students engage in basic color theory concepts as they are guided through the creation of an integral artist's tool: the painted color wheel. Using watercolor as your medium, you'll receive an introduction to the nature of the watercolor medium and its possibilities through color mixing and wet-on-dry paint brushing technique. Demonstration and guidance are provided as you complete your own hand-painted color wheel reference tool -- essential to all art processes and professions.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Lyons (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Jun 19 - Jul 24 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-INDES-4424 ( Class has Started )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345


Description

This introductory course focuses on the process of design as it applies to spaces we inhabit. Students build an acute awareness of core principles -- scale, proportion, light, circulation and progression -- as a means to create visual harmony. Functional, utilitarian, economic and safety requirements of interior spaces in an architectural framework are examined and students develop a process book that is a document of their new appreciation for lighting, acoustics, textiles and materials choices. Through exercises and a final project, students learn to apply the basic principles of visual design to interiors, and to better understand how form and function can be translated into practical designs for livable interior spaces.

Applies to: ID-R, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Susan Barba (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Jun 26 - Jul 31 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-2196 ( Class has Started )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320


Description

Discover the basics of shooting, manipulating and printing your digital photographs in our digital photo studio. Students first learn about the settings and functions of their digital cameras, as well as the basic techniques of shooting digital photos. Each week, we photograph various subjects and review and critique each others' images. Using scanners and Adobe Photoshop, we import our images into Macintosh computers and learn how to manipulate various elements before printing, offering endless possibilities for special effects. Note: Bring your digital camera and either a disk of Photoshop images or a photo CD to each class.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Rachel Villari (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 17 - 21 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-1739 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | 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 scale model that clearly illustrates a thoughtful and improved interior space.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Rachel Duchesne (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 24 - 28 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-1736-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $15


Description

Product design is all around us. From your eyeglasses to your PS4 controller, everything you touch began as a bright idea, realized as a drawing and then given manufactured reality. In this course, you'll be introduced to the design process and the skills needed to become a product designer. Through a series of exercises and demonstrations, you'll discover how to bring concepts to life through research, concept generation, refinement and prototyping. By the end of the course, you'll have a better grasp of this all-important career choice.

Schedule Update: The dates for this course have changed since first published. Class will now meet July 24-28.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Jorge Paricio (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 10 - 14 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-0450 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $20


Description

Have you ever wanted to design and fabricate your own jewelry? This course (geared specifically to the young metalsmith) gives you the tools to do just that! You'll learn and master the basic techniques of sawing, piercing and filing, with the goal of having a cohesive collection of work at the end of the course. Through practice, you'll develop skill and confidence in using basic jewelry hand tools. A part of each class is devoted to talking about the history of jewelry and adornment, with special attention paid to contemporary designers as well as opportunities for jewelers and designers today. Casual group critiques are held throughout the course as a way for students to evaluate each other's ideas and work. Note: Brass and copper are provided; students are responsible for buying silver, should they wish to use it.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Heather Guidero (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday, Jul 15 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-JEWEL-0390
1 session | 6 contact hours | tuition $130 | lab fee $45


Description

Scrimshaw, an art form with deep roots in Rhode Island, refers to a process of scratching and carving lines and shapes onto a hard surface -- originally bone and ivory -- and then inking the carved area to make it come into view. Whalers practiced this art form in their spare time and brought it into prominence during the heyday of the whaling industry. In this course scrimshaw techniques are demonstrated and practiced, along with ways of inking individual pieces. The technique itself can be done anywhere, with limited tools and expertise. Work is done on a variety of materials including bone, mother of pearl and natural findings. Students utilize the technique to develop an individual design or image that tells their own contemporary story. Students push the technique to its limits as they create one-of-a-kind artistic objects and jewelry. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this course. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized courses (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher.

Applies to: JM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Andrew Haviland (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 17 - 21 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-12 | Tillinghast Farm | 2017/SE-CAMP-2077 ( Class is almost Full )
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $10


Description

"Look at everything as though you are seeing it for the first time, with the eyes of a child, fresh with wonder." -Joseph Cornell

20th-century artist Joseph Cornell combined photos, collections and souvenirs into poetic and magical constructions, often juxtaposing related and unrelated elements. In this camp, you'll create your own shadow boxes -- with an added twist of kinetic motion. After you arrange unlike objects (from walks on the Farm and beach, as well as your own collections) next to each other in a random way, we'll brainstorm ways to use levers, pendulums, pulleys and springs to add the element of surprise to your constructions. The result, a shadow box with moving parts, is a juxtaposition of curated collections -- enhanced by drawing, painting, collage -- as well as math and engineering techniques.


Instructor
  • Name: * Donald Chabot, A.J. Morse, Patricia Huntington (Bio)