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Monday - Friday, Jul 6 - 10 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-CAMP-2076
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $20


Description

Celebrated throughout history, carnivals combine elements of a circus, parade, public street party and masquerade ball -- all rolled into one! During the celebrations, people often dress up or operate large character puppets and perform for audiences outdoors or as part of a show. In this course, students create larger-than-life puppets that can move, perform and even parade, while learning innovative puppetry construction techniques using colorful paints, fabrics, assorted modeling and recycled materials. No idea is too wild as students draw inspiration from the carnival costumes and pageantry of Brazil, Italy, Mexico, Southeast Asia and beyond.


Instructor
  • Name: Saman Sajasi (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 3 - 7 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-CHILD-2087
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Cartoon critters as realistic as Bambi or as "cartoony" as Peppa Pig can become animated characters in the same way. The secret lies in creating carefully sequenced drawings that give the "critter" the illusion of movement. Students in this course learn this method from a teaching animator as they practice the process in a state-of-the-art digital media classroom. They'll photograph their drawn character to not only make them move, but also dance, jump and perhaps fly as they learn animation techniques and the vocabulary surrounding this unique and technologically rich art form.


Instructor
  • Name: Simon Allen (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 3 - 7 | 9am-12pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-CHILD-2098
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Sometimes one art material isn't enough to express big, bold ideas. Join us to explore mixed media and discover how to combine, layer and experiment with both traditional and nontraditional materials to create one-of-a-kind compositions, three-dimensional formations and magnificent manipulations. The sky's the limit when you open up the art closet's treasure trove and add in a sprinkle of the unknown -- winding up with out-of-this-world results.


Instructor
  • Name: Adam Ferbert (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 22 - 26 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-TEEN-2129
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Learn the basic techniques of digital 2D animation and begin to develop your own animation style. You'll be introduced to the concept of the frame (animation's atomic unit) and how it turns into a cycle, then a sequence and, finally, a story, and discover the technology that makes it all possible. As a class, we'll review group exercises and student projects to develop a common understanding of what "good" animation looks like and how to discuss this exciting art form.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Simon Allen (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 6 - 10 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-TEEN-2129-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Learn the basic techniques of digital 2D animation and begin to develop your own animation style. You'll be introduced to the concept of the frame (animation's atomic unit) and how it turns into a cycle, then a sequence and, finally, a story, and discover the technology that makes it all possible. As a class, we'll review group exercises and student projects to develop a common understanding of what "good" animation looks like and how to discuss this exciting art form.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Carlos Cruz (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 10 - 14 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-TEEN-2129-03
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Learn the basic techniques of digital 2D animation and begin to develop your own animation style. You'll be introduced to the concept of the frame (animation's atomic unit) and how it turns into a cycle, then a sequence and, finally, a story, and discover the technology that makes it all possible. As a class, we'll review group exercises and student projects to develop a common understanding of what "good" animation looks like and how to discuss this exciting art form.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: James Frio (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Thursday, Jun 29 - Jul 2 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-CHILD-2135
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $20


Description

Based on the fundamentals of design and engineering, this course focuses on the playful, but well-considered, use of materials. With opportunities for brainstorming and problem solving, each lesson brings a new design challenge to create art with a purpose for play or prototypes for futuristic contraptions. Participants learn about craftsmanship and proper tool use, and work with materials like wood, recyclables, paper, cardboard, metal, rubber bands, wire, fabric and fiber. As they have fun drawing, experimenting, testing and building, students increase their scientific awareness, gain knowledge of the design process and build upon both two- and three-dimensional design skills.


Instructor
  • Name: Liz Fontaine (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 22 - 26 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-TEEN-2149
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

The computer is a dynamic tool for artmaking but, as with any other art material, you must learn how it can best contribute to the artmaking experience. Explore the artmaking potential of computers as you use Adobe Illustrator to experiment with digital drawing, painting and graphics in order to make original images for screen or print. Additionally, we explore the use of several Illustrator tools and practices to make comics, cartoons, CD covers and posters. Beyond mastery of relevant technical skills, the course focuses on content and the development of universal art foundations, thus giving you freedom to expand your portfolio.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Jorge Paricio (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 6 - 10 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-TEEN-2177
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $20


Description

Watercolor painting is the ideal first experience for young artists interested in learning observational painting and practical color theory. This course will teach you proper use of materials, give you an understanding of color theory and composition, and reveal the all-important dialogue between drawing and painting. Demonstrations, individual instruction and group critiques will help you find your own, unique approach to watercolor as you paint from objects, photographs, models -- and your imagination.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Rick Shiers (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 22 - 26 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-TEEN-2179
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Cartooning is the art of creating characters with outrageous personalities and memorable names like SpongeBob, Groot, Calvin and Bugs. They come in simple shapes and are drawn with dynamic lines and always have fascinating stories. This course is about telling those stories as students learn to create wild characters who are musclemen, monsters, critters and cuties. Students learn to use the drawing tools essential to the art form, and how to hand letter a gag, a thought or a holler to show words and pictures coming together.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Jesse Smolover (Bio)