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Monday - Friday, Jul 8 - 12 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-0417
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10 | model fee $10


Description

Drawing inspiration from old masters such as Vermeer and Rembrandt to contemporary artists such as Chuck Close and Ann Gale, students learn techniques for interpreting the face in paint. Using a variety of paint media including acrylic and watercolor, students develop an understanding of how to see and mix a wide range of color that occurs on the body while interpreting light, space and form as it is seen on the face. This is an excellent course for developing both painting skills and a critical understanding of basic color theory and facial anatomy.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Brian Weisz (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 29 - Aug 2 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-0417-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10 | model fee $10


Description

Drawing inspiration from old masters such as Vermeer and Rembrandt to contemporary artists such as Chuck Close and Ann Gale, students learn techniques for interpreting the face in paint. Using a variety of paint media including acrylic and watercolor, students develop an understanding of how to see and mix a wide range of color that occurs on the body while interpreting light, space and form as it is seen on the face. This is an excellent course for developing both painting skills and a critical understanding of basic color theory and facial anatomy.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Tiffany Mendez (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Jul 8 - Aug 5 | 6-9pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-0420
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $25


Description

Step it up a notch! In this course, you create a custom-fit wardrobe essential. Choose from a "little black dress," first made famous in 1926 by Coco Chanel, or the men's equivalent, a button-front shirt, with options for various collar styles. You start with an easy, basic pattern, and learn to alter the design to suit your personal styles. You then cut fabric of your choice and sew the garment using both hand and machine stitching. The result: a piece that can be worn time and time again, fit for any occasion. All levels are welcome.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Candace French (Bio)
Course Details

Friday, Jul 5 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CAMP-0429
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $10


Description

Draw, create, and master Pokemon! This studio art class is for young cartoonists who want to better understand the 700+ characters and creatures that comprise the Pokemon universe. The course begins with tutorials in the drawing basics that contribute to the "pocket monster" style, and explores how this style has been interpreted as the franchise has moved from video games and anime to manga and cards. Lessons in interpretative animal anatomy are presented in the RISD Nature Lab to illustrate the relationship between the natural world and the game's cartoon animal kingdom. Students learn to handle traditional drawing media as they complete exercises and turn sketches into drawings and finally illustrations contributing to the pop culture phenomenon of Pokemon.


Instructor
  • Name: James Frio (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 24 - 28 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-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: Heather Guidero (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 24 - 28 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-0452
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $20


Description

Inspiration for design is everywhere, from the natural world around us to common objects, creatures and phenomena we see every day. Architects channel this inspiration when building designs that must be responsive to nearby surroundings, human inhabitants and the specific use of the finished structures. In this course, students engage in idea generation, sketching, drafting and model making. This concept-to-design-to-build process begins in RISD's Nature Lab, where students investigate various natural structures. They then explore personal, societal and cultural needs (and wants) as they begin transforming these ideas into drawings and handmade architectural models.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 24 - 28 | 1-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CHILD-0531
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Play and expression come together in this course that introduces kids to basic art making techniques and art vocabulary. Inspired by a theme, students are encouraged to come up with creative solutions that can begin as drawings, become vibrant paintings and then three-dimensional constructions. Lessons in process are demonstrated and reflected upon as students consider a creative method that is thoughtfully discussed and becomes part of a creative arc that extends beyond the last class, as they continue "Artin' Around."


Instructor
  • Name: Rachel Villari (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 29 - Aug 2 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CHILD-0535
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Architecture in the most extraordinary place is the topic of this course where young designers develop ideas, plans, drawings and models for an arboreal dwelling (that's a treehouse!). The process starts with consideration for the site, which is the tree itself. Students are introduced to the plant science that might suggest a tree species ideal for structural enhancement. While they're laying the foundations, kids learn how to manipulate space, materials and style through exercises that combine drawing and thinking, making, and the scale model reality of a fantasy treehouse.


Instructor
  • Name: Michael DiMucci (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 19 - 23 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CHILD-0535-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Architecture in the most extraordinary place is the topic of this course where young designers develop ideas, plans, drawings and models for an arboreal dwelling (that's a treehouse!). The process starts with consideration for the site, which is the tree itself. Students are introduced to the plant science that might suggest a tree species ideal for structural enhancement. While they're laying the foundations, kids learn how to manipulate space, materials and style through exercises that combine drawing and thinking, making, and the scale model reality of a fantasy treehouse.


Instructor
  • Name: Simon Allen (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday + Wednesday, Jul 2 - 3 | 9am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CAMP-0536
2 sessions | 14 contact hours | tuition $265 | lab fee $10


Description

Smile, frown and scowl: These are the ways an animated character can tell a story. Students in this course are taught to advance their skills in hand-drawing characters to concentrate on the emotional range that can only be suggested by animating expressions properly. The instructor presents the animation essentials for the construction of the cartoon head and how to convey emotional range with efficient but effective lines. These animated exercises become video clips and may lead to the next level of animation excellence.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Nick Marcoux (Bio)