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Monday - Friday, Aug 19 - 23 | 1-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CHILD-0546-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Dinosaurs: gone but not forgotten, particularly in the imagination of young artists who often focus on these extinct creatures as their first creative obsession. This course gives students the opportunity to expand upon their existing knowledge of the T. rex, pterodactyls, marine reptiles and ceratopsians. Scientific facts and educated guesses provide the inspiration for projects in drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture as students build and craft art objects that are all definitely "dinosaurish."


Instructor
  • Name: Sean Garrett (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday + Wednesday, Jul 2 - 3 | 9am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CAMP-0548
2 sessions | 14 contact hours | tuition $265 | lab fee $10


Description

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at the traditional skill of hat-making (known as millinery)? Do you have an idea for a cool cap to complete your cosplay outfit, but don't have the skills to make it a reality? In this course, you'll be guided in the selection of the most appropriate materials for creating artistically sound design concepts. Historical examples are introduced from culturally diverse sources as you learn millinery and hat-making vocabulary as it applies to this niche of the fashion field. You'll leave with your creation, a hat, as modern or traditional as designed.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Pat Ubaldi Nurnberger (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 8 - 12 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-0549
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

How often do you consider the design in your mobile device? The user interface (how it's controlled) has become an important project for product designers. This course gives students interested in technology a window into the user experience as they build a mock-up interface with Adobe Illustrator and browser-based prototyping tools. Topics include the specification standard of Google's Material Design and the promising career path of a UI/UX designer.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 17 - 21 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | Tillinghast Place | 2019/SE-CAMP-0873
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $20


Description

RISD's bayside Tillinghast Place is an art oasis, a place where creativity soars as young artists experiment with image making through a variety of art materials including pencils, paint, cut paper and magical photographic processes. They then incorporate these techniques as they explore bookmaking techniques that take the form of flip books, comic strips and photographic books. Students create characters, record impressions and design pages as they build books to share with their classmates, family and friends.


Instructor
  • Name: * Steven Hayes, Cheryl Johnson (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 12 - 16 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | Tillinghast Place | 2019/SE-CAMP-0874
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $20


Description

The natural world can be seen from every window at RISD's classrooms in Barrington, a view that inspires young artists to draw, paint and sculpt projects related to the growing world. Lessons begin with observational drawing and scientific illustration that become the pages of handmade journals and painted artwork for display. The shift from two-dimensional to three-dimensional happens the second day, as students build found-object sculptures and then clay representations of insects and miniature creatures. Flower mandalas, garden crowns and other cross media projects are included to connect a child’s creativity to the garden, meadow and woodland.


Instructor
  • Name: * Sean Garrett, Sarah Hess (Bio)
Course Details

Friday, Jul 5 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-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

Monday - Friday, Jul 15 - 19 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CHILD-1262 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Cartoon animals come in all shapes and sizes: some are four-legged, furry or feathered; others wear top hats, monocles or diapers. They strut on two legs or crawl on all four, and some even have eight arms at their disposal! Some behave like humans (Squidward, Hello Kitty and Brian Griffin), and some less so (Bambi and Thumper), but they all fascinate us and are perfect characters through which to tell a story. In this drawing course, students learn to cartoon animals, creating their stories and giving them personality that will have them hopping off the page. The instructor first introduces some classic animal characters. Then, using simple drawing tools and techniques, students follow along to create their own unique critter creations.


Instructor
  • Name: Rick Shiers (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 5 - 9 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CHILD-1262-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Cartoon animals come in all shapes and sizes: some are four-legged, furry or feathered; others wear top hats, monocles or diapers. They strut on two legs or crawl on all four, and some even have eight arms at their disposal! Some behave like humans (Squidward, Hello Kitty and Brian Griffin), and some less so (Bambi and Thumper), but they all fascinate us and are perfect characters through which to tell a story. In this drawing course, students learn to cartoon animals, creating their stories and giving them personality that will have them hopping off the page. The instructor first introduces some classic animal characters. Then, using simple drawing tools and techniques, students follow along to create their own unique critter creations.


Instructor
  • Name: Liz Goulet Dubois (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 5 - 9 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CAMP-1271
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $20


Description

The circus is a magical place where imagination is the ruling force. Artists have been inspired by the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of the circus for hundreds of years. This circus-themed course gives young artists the experience of interactive artmaking at its best! With the spirit of mixed-media madness, they'll play and create a collaborative circus environment from their imaginations. From mythological creatures and characters to high-wire balancing contraptions, they'll draw, design and build a circus environment using a wide variety of materials both conventional and nontraditional.


Instructor
  • Name: Sean Garrett (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 8 - 12 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CHILD-1272 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

From the great masters to current newcomers in the contemporary art world, painters symbolize the ultimate image of what it means to be an "artist." Young artists explore a variety of painting materials such as acrylic, tempera and watercolor while learning the fundamentals of this iconic artistic process. Each week, they're introduced to famous painters and painting styles for inspiration. Trips to the RISD Museum allow a glimpse of some of these famous works of art up close and in person.


Instructor
  • Name: Monique Rolle-Johnson (Bio)