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Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 31 - Aug 4 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CAMP-2054 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $10


Description

Are you ready for adventure? Each day, you'll set out in search of the wild animals native to the RISD campus. Daily treks to known gathering hot spots such as the Nature Lab, the RISD Museum, the river waterfront and, yes, even the library provide resources and inspiration for creative expression back in the studio. There, you'll use your field notes and sketches for a variety of creatively WILD projects. In the process, the camp develops art and natural science awareness, builds basic art and design skills and encourages young artists to explore a variety of media.


Instructor
  • Name: Adam Ferbert (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)
Course Details

Wednesday - Friday, Jul 5 - 7 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-12 | Tillinghast Farm | 2017/SE-CAMP-2082
3 sessions | 21 contact hours | tuition $295 | lab fee $10


Description

Explore the natural world in this playful press-free printmaking workshop, inspired by the artwork of naturalists and scientific illustrators Maria Sibylla Merian and John James Audubon. We begin by collecting natural curiosities on our walks around the beach and grounds. Abstracting (or not) from realistic drawings of birds, insects and sea creatures, we'll test our ideas in print form. You'll develop white-line inspired relief prints based on sketchbook design drawings. Images will be carved or pressed into plates so that each artist can make a series of prints. Projects will include sketchbooks, a group print and a mini-book to share. Monotype prints will add a painterly dimension as we print, print, print -- and even print on our prints!


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

Wednesday - Friday, Jul 5 - 7 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CAMP-2049 ( Class is Full )
3 sessions | 21 contact hours | tuition $295 | lab fee $10


Description

If you can redo, remix and refry, why can't you re-art? Common found objects become the foundation materials for artmaking in this multimedia extravaganza. Combined with traditional artists' materials used in uncommon ways, students reimagine the world around them through 3D construction, printmaking, collage and more. On daily trips around the RISD campus, students record their ideas, discoveries and inspirations. Returning to the studio, students reinvent, rebuild, rethink, and reART their world!


Instructor
  • Name: Alexandria Hornstein (Bio)
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