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Monday - Friday, Aug 12 - 16 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CHILD-1272-02 ( Class is almost 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)
Course Details

Tuesday + Wednesday, Jul 2 - 3 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CAMP-1278 ( Class is Full )
2 sessions | 14 contact hours | tuition $265 | lab fee $20


Description

In this workshop, young sculptors visit the RISD Nature Lab in search of animals, birds and more for creative inspiration. They then take their ideas back to the studio, where they realize their visions through a variety of three-dimensional processes. Masks, puppets, sculptures (and more!) come alive in this sculpture safari.


Instructor
  • Name: Alejandra Peralta (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 8 - 12 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-1312 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $20


Description

If you're considering an art school, then you've encountered "the assignment": a test of an applicant's ability to turn a written prompt into a visual solution. This course, a rehearsal for that assignment, allows you to stretch your conceptual muscles and receive valuable criticism about the solution you render. The instructor, a RISD alum, will lead you through the generative process of creation that could be a drawing, painting or sculpture (perhaps all three), and will help lead you to the best visual representation of a written prompt. The course is a valuable experience for the potential art school student, or any young artist looking for an expressive challenge.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Dina Zaccagnini Vincent (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 29 - Aug 2 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-1322 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Before a movie "moves" it must be planned and drawn to accompany the screenplay. Enter the storyboard: akin to a cinematic comic book, it has been become an art form unto itself. Students gain inspiration with examples of storyboards from the films of Hitchcock, Spielberg and Christopher Nolan, and then move on to draw their own storyboards. Students learn movie production terminology with an emphasis on camera vocabulary as they adapt scenes for the proper format. Drawing efficiently is a focus as students learn skills that will help them make better movies in the future.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Rick Shiers (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 15 - 19 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-1736 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $15


Description

Product design is all around us. From your sunglasses to your mobile device, everything you touch began as a bright idea, was 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 drawing. 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

Monday - Friday, Jul 22 - 26 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-1739 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | 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 presentation that clearly illustrates a thoughtful and improved interior space.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Rachel Duchesne (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jul 9 - Aug 6 | 6-9pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-1739-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | 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 presentation that clearly illustrates a thoughtful and improved interior space.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Cathy Wilkerson (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 15 - 19 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-1742 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Are you a sneaker head? An avid collector with the need to go further and learn to create your own customized shoes? Or maybe you are not over-the-top obsessed, but simply interested in the fashion industry and digital design. This workshop is ideal for both types of teen creatives. You'll begin with an introduction to the industry standard drawing program Adobe Illustrator. As you become comfortable with the technology, technique comes into play as you learn from an experienced athletic shoe designer exactly how it's done. You'll leave with a portfolio of original custom sneaker designs, ready to share as digital files.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Jorge Paricio (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 15 - 19 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-1757
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10 | model fee $10


Description

Creative mark-making is the foundation for both drawing and painting, comparable to penmanship or a signature. As various drawing and painting endeavors call for different styles of marks, students in this course develop unique mark-making sets for a variety of applications, using innovative strategies and exercises. Working in different size scales and time frames, and inspired by sensory motivations including music, sound and movement, students investigate alternative drawing and painting processes with both familiar and unconventional materials. This course is both a kinetic and reflective adventure in which emerging artists gain confidence, building a repertoire of techniques and skills for drawing and painting, while discovering their unique artistic process and identity.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Gail Saborio (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jul 10 - Aug 7 | 6-9pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-1866
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Zombies, barbarians and Ninja schoolgirls all begin in the same way. But two legs, a twisting torso and clenched fists are not enough to turn a sketch into a distinct character that is ready to become the centerpiece of a comic book, video game or animation. This cartooning course reveals the essentials of good character design that begin with the creative application of human (or inhuman) anatomy. The importance of facial expressions, hairstyles and costume design options are also highlighted as students give their drawings personality and style. Finally, the drafting of tools and weapons becomes the hot topic so that students' character designs of mermaids, angels and faeries can morph into cyborgs and Transformers.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Pekala (Bio)