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Monday - Friday, Jul 31 - Aug 4 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-3941
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $40


Description

How do you turn your avatar or your sketchbook superhero into a three-dimensional clay figure? A good question, to be sure, but what if you want even more? Is it unreasonable, for example, to ask "How do I turn my clay action figure into a more durable material like plastic?" The answer is finally at hand, as students discover when they enroll in this sculpture and mold-making workshop. The course starts with lessons in sculptural anatomy and exaggeration, both of which play into how you shape a clay hero. Students then participate in the casting process with a new composite model that can be painted to your specifications. How long can it be, we ask, before Hasbro comes knocking on your door?

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Jesse Smolover (Bio)
Course Details

Sundays, Apr 23 - May 14 | 1-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-ARC-4698 ( Class is Full )
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250


Description

What style is it? Join us on a journey through history and culture as expressed in the symbol of the American dream, the house! You'll explore architectural styles, floor plans, ornamental details, construction methods and the complex social history of dwellings from Colonial times to the present. Georgian mansions, Victorian cottages, Arts and Crafts bungalows and midcentury modern villas reviewed in class become real in the final meeting, when we take an architectural walking tour of Providence's historic East Side.

Applies to: ID-E, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: John Tschirch (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 22 - May 27 | 1-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-ANIM-1725
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $420 | lab fee $30


Description

This course uses the 3D modeling power of ZBrush as a tool to explore human anatomy. Proportions, skeletal structures, bony landmarks, and origins and insertions of muscles are covered in unique and innovative ways that can be appreciated by students interested in both art and science. The digital workspace becomes familiar to new users through weekly assignments that include referring to traditional anatomical study techniques like the ecorche (the flayed figure). The course builds deliberately so that artists confident with digital workflow but new to 3D modeling can become familiar with ZBrush, while experienced users can concentrate on advanced concepts while deconstructing the human form.

Applies to: AN-E, ID-E, PM-E

Prerequisite: Digital Design Techniques


Instructor
  • Name: Greg Rebis (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Apr 8 - 9 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-ILUS-0902
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250 | lab fee $20


Description

Today's art card market encompasses a vast range of styles, from classic to crazy and everything in between. Discover the possibilities of putting your artwork on cards and the potential of the card format for your work, and learn to integrate messaging and text to understand the delicate interplay between word and image for the greatest impact. Beginning by looking at examples of current cards of varying quality and approach, you'll gain an overview of today's market. Concepts, formats, development of personal style, and various art media are explored as you work on a range of greeting cards through prompts and suggestions. Standard templates and formats are discussed. Digital enhancement tools are also investigated as a way of augmenting, touching up and altering imagery and incorporating potential messaging. How to print your cards, printer settings and file formatting are demonstrated.


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

Mondays, Jun 26 - Jul 31 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-2196
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320


Description

Discover the basics of shooting, manipulating and printing your digital photographs in our digital photo studio. Students first learn about the settings and functions of their digital cameras, as well as the basic techniques of shooting digital photos. Each week, we photograph various subjects and review and critique each others' images. Using scanners and Adobe Photoshop, we import our images into Macintosh computers and learn how to manipulate various elements before printing, offering endless possibilities for special effects. Note: Bring your digital camera and either a disk of Photoshop images or a photo CD to each class.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Rachel Villari (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 17 - 21 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-1739
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $15


Description

How often have you felt the need to create a more useful, pleasing arrangement within your room? Designing interior spaces is a basic desire for all of us. In this course, you'll take on the responsibility of reinterpreting the perfect bedroom for a teenage client not unlike yourself. You'll present a design brief, built around your client's expectations, that illustrates the design challenges that need to be solved. You and your classmates will then work together to develop solutions that are both practical and fantastic. You'll consider materials, colors, textures, fixtures and furniture, and then put it all together in a scale model that clearly illustrates a thoughtful and improved interior space.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: TBA (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Apr 25 - May 30 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2017/CS-FOUND-0365
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345


Description

Painting can be the ultimate escape: both relaxing and intuitive, a timeless form of self-expression. Have you always wanted to learn how to paint? Are you ready to devote time in your day to practice? In this course, you'll explore the entire process from start to finish, using the classic medium of acrylic paints, popular among the great masters as well as today's contemporary artists. You'll also arm yourself with the mental and physical toolset to bring your observations and perspectives to life. Using a hands-on approach, you'll learn the fundamentals of compositional structure, color theory, figure-ground relationships, two-point linear perspective, spatial concepts, and critical thinking associated with the language of color, composition, and value of your subject. Once familiar with a number of techniques, you'll focus on a still-life object or aspect of scenery landscape you've always wanted to portray. We will work inside and outside of the studio and be inspired by the beautiful surroundings of Watch Hill. The instructor will provide subject matter to focus on, but students are encouraged to seek their own focus and passions to paint, utilizing this course as a launch pad to a lifelong practice of painting. Note: You can expect to buy art supplies for this course. A supply list will accompany your registration statement.

Note: This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.



Instructor
  • Name: Elise Fargnoli (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesday, Thursday + Friday, Jun 21 - 23 | 10am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-1736
3 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320 | lab fee $15


Description

Product design is all around us. From your eyeglasses to your PS4 controller, everything you touch began as a bright idea, realized as a drawing and then given manufactured reality. In this course, you'll be introduced to the design process and the skills needed to become a product designer. Through a series of exercises and demonstrations, you'll discover how to bring concepts to life through research, concept generation, refinement and prototyping. By the end of the course, you'll have a better grasp of this all-important career choice.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Renee Monteiro-Bernard (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 17 - 21 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-1736-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $15


Description

Product design is all around us. From your eyeglasses to your PS4 controller, everything you touch began as a bright idea, realized as a drawing and then given manufactured reality. In this course, you'll be introduced to the design process and the skills needed to become a product designer. Through a series of exercises and demonstrations, you'll discover how to bring concepts to life through research, concept generation, refinement and prototyping. By the end of the course, you'll have a better grasp of this all-important career choice.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Jorge Paricio (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Apr 12 - May 24 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/19
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-PRINT-4403
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345 | lab fee $20


Description

Japanese woodblock printmaking, a traditional thousand-year-old process,
combines ink or paint and nori (rice paste) with hand-pressing techniques to create prints and -- distinct from Western techniques -- does not require a press. Students begin by practicing both carving techniques and printing with sumi ink. More advanced applications of color follow, including color gradation (bokashi) and making multiple block prints. Registration and numbering the prints are also discussed. To be true to the classic art form, design and composition are integral considerations in the development of individual imagery. An overview and brief history of the ancient craft and a visit to the RISD Museum to view its impressive collection of Japanese woodblock prints are combined with actual practice to provide students with rare insight into this timeless and elegant tradition. Japanese prints exerted an enormous influence on the West, inspiring artists and -- as the prints were inexpensive and plentiful -- providing one of the first opportunities for affordable art collecting. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this class. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized classes (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Kenneth Fontaine (Bio)