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Course Details

Monday - Friday, Apr 15 - 19 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | Tillinghast Place | 2019/CS-CAMP-0874
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $15


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)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Apr 15 - 19 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-CAMP-3721 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $20


Description

Some of the greatest paintings ever created are images of people frozen in time. In Edward Hopper's Nighthawks, a counter-full of characters sit stuck in a moment. In Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party a cheerful group of chatting friends are all stopped in mid-sentence. And the subject of Edvard Munch's The Scream makes no sound at all. In Master Pieces, students work in small groups to bring the work of the great masters to life, in a theatrical way. They build and paint backdrops, design and make all the props and costumes -- and they even write a short script and act out the scene from their painting. Whether you like to draw, paint, design, sculpt, build, write or act, there's something for everyone. On the final day of camp, we showcase each scene in one big show for friends and family.


Instructor
  • Name: Cheryl Johnson (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Apr 15 - 19 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-CAMP-2858 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $20


Description

Some of the greatest paintings ever created are images of people frozen in time. In Edward Hopper's Nighthawks, a counter-full of characters sit stuck in a moment. In Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party a cheerful group of chatting friends are all stopped in mid-sentence. And the subject of Edvard Munch's The Scream makes no sound at all. In Master Pieces, students work in small groups to bring the work of the great masters to life, in a theatrical way. They build and paint backdrops, design and make all the props and costumes -- and they even write a short script and act out the scene from their painting. Whether you like to draw, paint, design, sculpt, build, write or act, there's something for everyone. On the final day of camp, we showcase each scene in one big show for friends and family.


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 1-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-CHILD-0546
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | 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

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2019/CS-TEEN-1757
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $15 | 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.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Gail Saborio (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-TEEN-3944
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $10


Description

"The whole world, as we experience it visually, comes to us through the mystic realm of color." This is how artist Hans Hofmann described color -- as being everywhere around us. Explore the dynamic world of color through self-expression and imagination. First, you'll investigate the wide range of color concepts and theories, as well as the expressive use of color through various materials including oil pastels, watercolor, chalk pastels, colored pencil and acrylic paints. Visuals from various artists -- Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Franz Marc, Wassily Kandinsky and others -- are then discussed in class. Finally, using color concepts and a vast array of materials, you'll experiment with subject matter such as nature, still life, cityscapes and collage -- all in living color.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Chloe Wessner (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 9am-12pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-CHILD-2863
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $10


Description

The rich artistic history of Italy is explored in this course that covers drawing, painting, architecture and product design. The course begins with an introduction to Leonardo da Vinci, an artist, inventor and designer who united each of these artistic forms. Projects take the form of portraiture inspired by Leonardo's paintings, and mapmaking using his world map as a model. The next destination is Venice, where the city’s carnival and mask-making traditions spark students' imaginations as they turn drawings into colorful wearable sculptures.


Instructor
  • Name: Barbara Voccola (Bio)
Course Details

Friday, May 10 | 1-4pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2019/CS-PNT-2875 ( Class is Full )
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85


Description

Green Poison. Tyrian purple. Lapis Lazuli. Discover the secrets behind color in this class that begins at the Forbes Pigment Collection at the Strauss Center for Conservation and Technical Studies at Harvard University. You'll join an expert curator for an informative viewing and explanation of the collection's 2,500 rare extraordinary pigments/specimens. Former Fogg Museum Director Edward Forbes started the collection in the interest of replicating and preserving techniques and methods used by the masters. Considered a "laboratory for the fine arts," the collection heralded the emergence of art conservation in the US. You'll finish with a visit to the Art Study Center to explore with the instructor several works from the Museum collection.

Schedule Update: The date for this course has changed since originally published. Class will now meet on Friday, May 10.

Applies to: PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Karen Triedman (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, May 4 - 5 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | Tillinghast Place | 2019/CS-PNT-0846
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $275 | lab fee $20


Description

Today's painter/artist has endless materials, processes and approaches to choose from. In this course students experiment with myriad materials, and different ways in which to use them, in order to strengthen their oil painting practice. Techniques for changing paint application, skills for building a body of work, and strategies for expanding ideas are presented, demonstrated and practiced. This course is designed to stretch, provoke and shake up any self-imposed systems. 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.

Schedule/Location Update: The dates and location for this course have changed since originally published. Class will now meet May 4-5 at Tillinghast Place.

Applies to: PS-E

Prerequisite: Experience in oil painting


Instructor
  • Name: Marian Smith (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Apr 9 - May 21 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/16
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-FOUND-1186-02 ( Class is almost Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $15


Description

Color is one of the most powerful, and complex, tools at the artist's disposal. Bridging the divide between color theory and color practice, this studio course distills the essentials of color mechanics into workable studies and projects. Students explore color through creative exercises using collage and paint to understand color and how to use it effectively. Explorations of the role of light, the psychological impact of color, and how such factors as hue, value and intensity affect design are integral to the learning. Slide-illustrated presentations address the historical background of the use of color. Through the process of experiencing the interface of color theory and color application, guidelines toward developing a personal palette are discussed. Mastery of color is essential in the work of artists, illustrators, craftspeople and designers, making this course an ideal starting point. 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: AN-R, GR-R, ID-R, IT-R, NS-R, PG-R, PM-R, PS-R


Instructor
  • Name: Karen Triedman (Bio)