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Monday - Friday, Jun 26 - 30 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-1994 ( Class has Started )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $10


Description

In the fantastically popular game Minecraft, gamers are able to create and explore expansive worlds made entirely from digital cubes and, in the process, create what they need to navigate this built universe. Students in this course follow in the footsteps of Steve and assume the roles of character designer, architect, geological surveyor and engineer as they design and build the components of a new (non-digital) world and the architectural components, tools and equipment necessary to live there. Scenario play, discussion and interaction with classmates provide rich opportunities for creative problem solving and expression as they draw, paint, sculpt and refine their emerging world.


Instructor
  • Name: Tiffany Mendez (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 31 - Aug 4 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-1994-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $10


Description

In the fantastically popular game Minecraft, gamers are able to create and explore expansive worlds made entirely from digital cubes and, in the process, create what they need to navigate this built universe. Students in this course follow in the footsteps of Steve and assume the roles of character designer, architect, geological surveyor and engineer as they design and build the components of a new (non-digital) world and the architectural components, tools and equipment necessary to live there. Scenario play, discussion and interaction with classmates provide rich opportunities for creative problem solving and expression as they draw, paint, sculpt and refine their emerging world.


Instructor
  • Name: Tiffany Mendez (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 31 - Aug 4 | 1-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-2098 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $10


Description

Sometimes one art material is just not enough to express the big, bold and creative ideas you have. You'll discover how to combine, layer and experiment with both traditional and nontraditional materials to create one-of-a-kind compositions, fabulous 3D formations and magnificent or monstrous manipulations. The sky's the limit when we open up the art closet's treasure trove and add in a sprinkle of the unknown -- winding up with out-of-this-world results! Join us to become a mixed media maniac and explore the exciting world of imaginative art, where there are no limits placed on your creativity.


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

Monday - Friday, Jun 26 - 30 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-12 | Tillinghast Farm | 2017/SE-CAMP-2083 ( Class has Started )
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $15


Description

We can't determine when ancient cultures started making and using masks, but we CAN brainstorm and develop ideas about what functions masks served. You'll examine, and explore the uses of, a variety of masks from Asia, Africa and the Americas, and then create new designs based on old styles. You'll use a variety of basic materials including paper, wire, papier mache and paint. You'll then embellish your masks with found objects from the beach, the RISD environment and contemporary materials.


Instructor
  • Name: * Donald Chabot, Patricia Huntington, A.J. Morse (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday, Aug 5 | 10am-2pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2017/SE-TEXT-1210
1 session | 4 contact hours | tuition $85 | lab fee $25


Description

Join a renowned materials dyer and fiber artist for an engaging workshop where you'll learn how to dye fabric and silk ribbon using botanicals. You will be introduced to natural dyes such as cochineal, madder root, marigold, dahlia and osage. As you dye squares of fabric and silk ribbon, you'll build observational color skills complemented by note-taking to eventually build your own ingredient color library. Rhonda will also teach how to hand stitch the ribbon on the fabric to create beautiful embellished pieces suitable for pillows, wall hangings or journal covers. This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: Rhonda Fargnoli (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 24 - 28 | 9am-12pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-1993
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $5


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: BarbaraBryan Voccola (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 17 - 21 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CAMP-2071 ( Class is almost Full )
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $10


Description

Has the awesome perfection and ridiculous humor of nature ever inspired your art? Throughout history, painters, sculptors, architects and designers have been inspired to capture or mimic nature's beauty, brilliance and flair for art and design. John J. Audubon obsessed over capturing the infinitesimal details of natural specimens in his observational renderings. George de Mestral invented Velcro after pulling burrs from his dog. Join us to explore the possibilities of 2D and 3D artmaking when inspired by nature's design.


Instructor
  • Name: Michael DiMucci (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Jul 8 - 9 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEXT-1977 ( Class is almost Full )
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250 | lab fee $20


Description

The needle felting process uses a special barbed needle tool that entwines wool fibers and allows you to create soft, colorful and lightweight sculptures. The felt is created from the fibers by using the motion of your hand, which generates friction and heat, binding them together. Utilizing this ancient technique, you'll make contemporary wearable sculptural forms. How to integrate embellishments of narrative patterns and lines into work via silk thread embroidery is demonstrated and practiced. The technique also lends itself to making jewelry and decorative objects, and can then be done at home with minimal materials and space.


Instructor
  • Name: Andrew Haviland (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Jul 15 - 16 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-PNT-0344
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250 | lab fee $10


Description

Without the right first steps, oil painting can be a challenging medium. This workshop aims to get students on the right track by emphasizing technique and strategy, while encouraging experimentation and individual development. Students are given an introduction to paint, brushes, medium and palette set-up. They then learn mixing, direct paint application, and consideration of value, color and composition, gaining knowledge and confidence in beginning and sustaining a painting. Learning to quickly establish design elements within a composition and assert a specific point of view, as well as understanding the importance of directional lighting, are crucial to critical first steps. A survey of the fundamentals of representational painting is presented. The class is structured around hands-on demonstrations and painting a variety of subjects so students gain familiarity with this exciting medium. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this course. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized courses (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Lucy Barber (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 31 - Aug 4 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-12 | Tillinghast Farm | 2017/SE-CAMP-2081 ( Class is almost Full )
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $20


Description

We are a society on the move! What could be better than designing gear and gadgets that cater to our active lifestyles -- from tricked-out shoes that have built-in phones and fitness trackers to backpacks that can keep you warm or cool? In this camp, you'll use the design thinking process to dream big, sketch, plan, prototype and test your designs. For inspiration we'll look to NASA and the technology for space suits and gadgets; the history and design of shoes; and other resources of innovative design.


Instructor
  • Name: * Donald Chabot, Patricia Huntington, A.J. Morse (Bio)