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Saturdays, Feb 8 - 22 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-TEEN-2445
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $175 | lab fee $10


Description

The space fantasy genre has origins that date back to the pulp magazines and comic strips featuring Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers, but some of the best examples are found in the conceptual design for movies and video games. With lessons in hand drawing, figurative anatomy, proportion and perspective, this course provides the opportunity for students to sharpen their drawing skills while creating characters and settings that are both original and imaginative. Along the way, they can expect to become familiar with the cyborgs, exotic aliens and earthshaking weaponry that have become traditional in creations like Star Wars, Overwatch and the Marvel cinematic universe.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Jason Robert LeClair (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jan 11 - Feb 8 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-CHILD-2783
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Take the first step into computer-based design with Sculptris, a kid-friendly 3D modeling tool. Activities will ignite your imagination and connect to your existing interests like video games and animation. Get excited to learn more about artistic creation, computer science and 3D visualization!


Instructor
  • Name: Carlos Cruz (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jan 11 - 25 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-NATUR-2287
3 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

Students in this course learn to illustrate with the microscope, using insect specimens as intriguingly complex subject matter. Instruction includes basic methods of drawing accurately, proper use of microscopes, handling pinned specimens, and the fundamentals of insect anatomy. The instructor also demonstrates how to generate a symmetrical image and how to "repair" a damaged specimen through illustration. Students may choose to illustrate their chosen insect in the classic overhead posture (as seen in traditional scientific illustration) or to position it in a more lifelike stance. Preliminary drawings are done in pencil and serve as a basis for final color rendering in a medium of the student's choice: colored pencil, watercolor, gouache, acrylic or a combination. Note: Specimens are provided in class.

Applies to: NS-R

Prerequisite: Drawing from Nature


Instructor
  • Name: Amy Bartlett Wright (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jan 11 - Feb 8 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-TEEN-0450
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $25


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: Andrew Xenos (Bio)
Course Details

Sundays, Jan 12 - 26 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-TEEN-0841
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $175 | lab fee $10 | model fee $10


Description

Success in art depends on a willingness to draw; proper preparation for art school includes a drawing portfolio. This course provides an opportunity to develop a drawing portfolio with guidance from instructors who have successfully navigated the art school admissions process. Class exercises focus on observational drawing: The figure study considers gesture, anatomy and likeness; the interior study acknowledges scale, perspective and composition; and the final exercise combines figure and ground. The fast-paced class reviews drawing fundamentals, and then moves on to consider advanced techniques and the requirements of an admissions portfolio.

Applies to: AT, Y2


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

Saturdays, Jan 11 - Feb 8 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-TEEN-1318
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

In this fast-moving and cutting-edge web design course, students learn a code driven approach to visual styling for web presentation and deployment. The course begins with a "decode" of the vocabulary and connects it to workflow. Students learn CSS and JavaScript and get a practical understanding of broad topics (web layout and behavior) through specific exercises (styling Scalable Vector Graphics, or SVG). Students will get a glimpse of the interactive future as they consider how code will influence 3D graphics and virtual reality. While the instructor will provide the content, students are welcome to work on sites to which they have access, ensuring that the course is responsive to individual needs.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Bruce Campbell (Bio)
Course Details

Monday, Feb 17 | 9am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-CAMP-1738
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $20


Description

Carve a little piece of magic to wear! Whether it's a charm on a bracelet or a talisman from Japan, a pharaoh's jewelry or a tiny totem from the American Southwest, small sculptures that are worn for protection or to show status are part of many world cultures. Your soapstone or alabaster charm will be incorporated with fiber, beads and leather to create your personal wearable amulet. On the way, we will investigate the history of amulets and talismans through images that will give context to the process. Bring your lunch, a cold drink and your good ideas!

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Laura Travis (Bio)
Course Details

Monday, Jan 20 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-CAMP-1991
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $10


Description

Investigate creative problem solving by making a card or board game of your very own. You'll develop storylines, artwork and game rules to make your own adventure-filled play to share with others.


Instructor
  • Name: TBA (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jan 11 - Feb 8 | 9am-12pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-CHILD-1993
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Have you ever wondered how to capture the wonder and beauty of nature in your artwork, but at the same time express your feelings about what you see? A beautiful seascape can be peaceful, exciting or even terrifying, depending on how an artist paints the scene. In this course, young artists develop their artistic voice while creating artwork that expresses a range of feelings and multiple views of a subject. In the process, the course builds basic art and design skills, and encourages young artists to explore a variety of media.


Instructor
  • Name: Barbara Voccola (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jan 11 - Feb 8 | 1-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-CHILD-2076
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $15


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 they draw inspiration from the carnival costumes and pageantry of Brazil, Italy, Mexico, Southeast Asia and beyond.


Instructor
  • Name: Cheryl Johnson (Bio)