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Monday - Friday, Jun 26 - 30 | 1-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-3766 ( Class has Started )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $5


Description

"Drawing is the art of taking a line for a walk," said artist Paul Klee. This course teaches young artists the fundamentals of drawing and sketching as they learn to interpret "line" in their own way. Drawing assignments include still lifes, landscapes, cityscapes and portraits, all of which serve to expose students to work in pencil, colored pencil, pen and ink, felt-tip marker and charcoal. This course is ideal for students with little or no experience who want to discover the sheer fun and satisfaction of drawing. Group discussion and one-on-one instruction are provided to meet the specific needs of each student.


Instructor
  • Name: Jennifer Ashley Singleton (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 10 - 21 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-3740 ( Class is almost Full )
10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $15


Description

Kids love fashion too! They often have fabulous ideas on what they would like to wear, so it makes great sense to offer this course as a prelude to the fashion design offerings available to older students. The world of fashion is exciting and fun, with great emphasis placed on creative personal expression. That's what students can count on as they learn the basics of fashion design, from brainstorming original concepts to the unveiling of their final creation. Everything is open for investigation, from fabric choices to running one's own fashion design business! Some basic sewing and patternmaking techniques are reviewed, as well as how to assemble a fashion portfolio that combines design work and sewing samples. Students even create their own label and magazine ads!


Instructor
  • Name: Candace French (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 24 - Aug 4 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-2442 ( Class is almost Full )
10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $25


Description

Think back to your childhood, when playing with miniature representations of our world kept you busy for hours. Dollhouses and model train sets are just some of the examples of our fascination with miniatures. Artists have been captivated by miniature sculpture as well, from Alexander Calder's circus to set designs for stop-motion animated films. In this course, you'll use a variety of materials such as foam, wire, papier mache, clay, wood, cardboard and other recycled materials to create your own 3D set design/small sculpture environment. You'll consider concepts of scale, depth of field, material choice and lighting for the purpose of evoking a sense of time and place. This is an excellent course for students interested in sculpture, architecture and stop-action animation.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Jessica Lee Perry (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 24 - 28 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-0426 ( Class is almost Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $30


Description

Unleash your daring side and tackle the unique challenges of water-based media including watercolor, gouache and India ink. In this course we learn to use these materials with confidence and understand the differences and qualities of each by creating numerous projects. You'll discover how to control and maximize striking values with permanent India ink, layer translucent washes of watercolors and explore the bold use of opaque colors with gouache. We work both in the studio and, in warmer seasons, outdoors on location around downtown Providence.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Jessica Lee Perry (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Jun 29 - Aug 3 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-2199
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320


Description

Learn to make your own independent short film projects from start to finish. From the pre-production process of creating original stories and characters, to the shooting process, and finally post-production non-linear video-editing techniques, you'll create original screen stories to be shared with family and friends. You'll analyze professional screenings and techniques, develop technical vocabulary and appreciate the role of the film critic.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Rachel Villari (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesday - Friday, Jul 5 - 7 | 10am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-2199-02 ( Class is Full )
3 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320


Description

Learn to make your own independent short film projects from start to finish. From the pre-production process of creating original stories and characters, to the shooting process, and finally post-production non-linear video-editing techniques, you'll create original screen stories to be shared with family and friends. You'll analyze professional screenings and techniques, develop technical vocabulary and appreciate the role of the film critic.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Rachel Villari (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 24 - 28 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-3745 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270


Description

Whether you're designing logos for your band, your home page or a self-published comic book, you need to start loving letters -- or at least appreciating them. Letters have the potential to project as much distinctive identity as the groups, products and teams to which they are attached, but this connection does not happen by accident. In this type design course, you'll be introduced to the basics of letter-form, which is the key element in the process of creating logos and titles that electrify and excite. Discover how to start with a doodle in a sketchbook that is then scanned into Adobe Illustrator and perfected until it is ready for display on a patch, poster or drum head.

Applies to: AT, YD

Prerequisite: Fundamentals of 2D Design or Digital Drawing Board


Instructor
  • Name: Erin Murphy (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday, Jun 27 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-PHO-1635 ( Class has Started )
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $75


Description

If you're fascinated by the landscape of a flower blossom or the vista of a spider's web, then you have an appreciation for the wonders of macro photography. This one-day workshop introduces the wonderfully complex photographic discipline of close-up photography through a multimedia presentation and hands-on demonstration of technique. The demo includes examination of focusing tools such as diopters, extension tubes, and the costly macro lens, which are critical to successful image capture. Lighting options are also covered, from sophisticated ring flashes to inventive ambient lighting scenarios. Join us as we go on a photographic exploration of the often-overlooked details within plants, animals and other interesting objects.

Applies to: AN-E, PG-E

Prerequisite: Photography: Introduction


Instructor
  • Name: Erik Gould (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Jul 13 - Aug 3 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2017/SE-FOUND-1280
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250 | lab fee $25


Description

Have you ever wanted to capture the charm of your favorite destination in a way that you could carry it with you? Find out how to apply the iconographic methods of cartographers to add distinct style as you design and paint a tote bag, pillow or other accessory -- turning a classic essential into a statement piece you can gift or keep for yourself! The possibilities are endless: Whether you love vacationing in Venice, rambling through Reykjavik, or beaching at a Block Island home, you'll interpret your scenic memories and the shape and contours of the landscape into a home accessory. This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: Elise Fargnoli (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 31 - Aug 4 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CAMP-2068 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $20


Description

Some of the greatest paintings ever created are images of people frozen in time. In Edward Hopper's Nighthawks, a counter full of characters sit stuck in a moment. In Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party, a cheerful group of chatting friends are all stopped in mid-sentence. And the subject of Edvard Munch's The Scream makes no sound at all. In Master Pieces, you'll work in small groups to bring the work of the great masters to life, in a theatrical way. You'll build and paint backdrops, design and make all the props and costumes -- and even write a short script and act out the scene from your painting. Whether you like to draw, paint, design, sculpt, build, write or act, there's something for everyone. On the final day of camp, we showcase each scene in one big show for friends and family.


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)