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Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Jul 13 - 14 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-PNT-0346 ( Class has Started )
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $275 | lab fee $10


Description

Using a more controlled approach to painting with watercolors, students in this workshop gain confidence and skill through comprehensive demonstrations and hands-on exercises. Techniques include brush control, applying flat and gradated washes, masking and layering to create form. Students experiment with different papers and effects, including wet in wet, dry brush, lifting and texturing. The essential issues of color mixing, composition and value are addressed through quick studies, progressing toward larger color pieces. The instructor provides subject material, and students are encouraged to work from their own sources.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Cheryl Kirk Noll (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday, Jul 23 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-PNT-2846
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85 | lab fee $10


Description

Watercolor is the perfect medium to capture the spontaneous beauty and fleeting nature of the sky, a contributing factor in the success of any landscape or seascape painting -- and it's often the most-fun part to paint. Using a wet-on-wet painting technique, students achieve immediate results and quickly learn how to utilize watercolor in a bold and expressive way to create atmospheric depth and mood in their painting. Through experimentation with different pigment combinations, brushes and composition choices, students achieve an array of convincing and expressive skies in watercolor in just one evening.


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Lyons (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Jul 13 - 14 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-PNT-4229 ( Class has Started )
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $275 | lab fee $10


Description

Color studies (small, quick color notations) are one of the most effective ways to begin to understand what role color plays in a painting. In this simple, straightforward approach, students ask the major questions about color relationships -- including saturation, temperature and harmony -- using a process that encourages exploration. The first day is spent at the RISD Museum, where students examine masterwork paintings to see how different artists mapped out color, take notes and make color studies in their sketchbooks. On day two, students work on their own color studies based on individual subject matter, as they explore alternative palettes and how changing these ultimately affects the reading of a painting. Students come away with an invaluable and accessible skill that can be used to control color as they develop their own paintings.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Deborah Forman (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 8 - 12 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-0417 ( Class has Started )
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, they develop an understanding of how to see and mix a 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 ( Class is Full )
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, they develop an understanding of how to see and mix a 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

Monday, Jul 1 | 9am-4pm
ages 13-17 | Tillinghast Place | 2019/SE-CAMP-0539 ( Class has Started )
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $15


Description

What could be more inspirational for a young artist than painting the landscapes and seascapes of RISD's Tillinghast Place? In this open-air painting class, students are introduced to a variety of materials and techniques, using them to capture several views at this scenic location. Through sketches, detailed studies, and finally paintings, students develop skills in the perception of light, color, space and texture. Students explore the painting styles of John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, Matisse, Max Ernst and others to improve their skills in color mixing, composition and interpreting the many views of nature.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Donald Chabot (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 8 - 12 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CAMP-0542 ( Class has Started )
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $20


Description

The universe is a wacky place full of actions and interactions with black holes, galaxy-eating collisions, asteroids, meteors and nebulas. Young artists/explorers will design and create their own constellations using the stars, name them, and develop a story or myth that supports their ideas. They then imagine and visualize what a planetary terrain looks like or what a parallel universe is comprised of. Students will envision these alternative worlds (including their colors, sounds, shapes and patterns) as two- and three-dimensional representations using a variety of materials. In the process, they'll build new skills in drawing, painting, collaging, printmaking and mixed media, adding up to an exciting out-of-this-world camp.


Instructor
  • Name: Alexandria Hornstein (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 8 - 12 | 1-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CHILD-0546 ( Class has Started )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Dinosaurs: gone but not forgotten, particularly in the imagination of young artists who often focus on these extinct creatures as their first creative obsession. This course gives students the opportunity to expand upon their existing knowledge of the T. rex, pterodactyls, marine reptiles and ceratopsians. Scientific facts and educated guesses provide the inspiration for projects in drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture as students build and craft art objects that are all definitely "dinosaurish."


Instructor
  • Name: Sean Garrett (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 19 - 23 | 1-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CHILD-0546-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Dinosaurs: gone but not forgotten, particularly in the imagination of young artists who often focus on these extinct creatures as their first creative obsession. This course gives students the opportunity to expand upon their existing knowledge of the T. rex, pterodactyls, marine reptiles and ceratopsians. Scientific facts and educated guesses provide the inspiration for projects in drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture as students build and craft art objects that are all definitely "dinosaurish."


Instructor
  • Name: Jesse Smolover (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 12 - 16 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | Tillinghast Place | 2019/SE-CAMP-0874 ( Class is almost Full )
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $20


Description

The natural world can be seen from every window at RISD's classrooms in Barrington, a view that inspires young artists to draw, paint and sculpt projects related to the growing world. Lessons begin with observational drawing and scientific illustration that become the pages of handmade journals and painted artwork for display. The shift from two-dimensional to three-dimensional happens the second day, as students build found-object sculptures and then clay representations of insects and miniature creatures. Flower mandalas, garden crowns and other cross media projects are included to connect a child’s creativity to the garden, meadow and woodland.


Instructor
  • Name: * Sean Garrett, Sarah Hess (Bio)