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Product Design

Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 24 - Aug 4 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-3726
10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $490


Description

How easy is it to design and build your own original action figures and game pieces? In this introduction to 3D modeling, you'll answer these questions as you explore the prototyping process and STEM to STEAM learning in the areas of anatomy, computer science and spatial dynamics. You begin by brainstorming your concept in a sketchbook, and quickly move to the computer where you learn to navigate the powerful 3D modeling software ZBrush. As you become proficient, you'll build and optimize custom toy parts and figures, resulting in dependable 3D models that have the possibility of commercial rapid printing -- a record of your ability as a budding toy designer.

Applies to: AT, Y3, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Eric Kilkenny (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Jul 29 - 30 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-PDM-0371
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250


Description

Discover the most important product design tool worldwide, SolidWorks 2016, by experiencing the virtual reality of 3D modeling and the tangible reward of 3D printing. As a solid modeler, utilizing a parametric system to define and describe space, SolidWorks has the distinct advantage of a chronological system of actions that define an object, and the ability to revise and edit those steps at any time. You'll learn the interface at a friendly pace, building an object of your choice -- first as a 2D sketch, then as a virtual 3D object and, finally, a physical 3D-printed piece.

Applies to: AN-E, ID-E, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Robin Wajler (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 24 - 28 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CAMP-2070
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $15


Description

Get your summer moving! This camp is all about building and moving, as you design both functional and fantastical kinetic art. Rolling art cars, spinning whirligigs and flying machines are all up to the imagination as you consider the mechanics or properties of different motions. Looking to artists and inventors such as Leonardo DaVinci and Alexander Calder, you'll dive into creating and designing moving art. Throughout the week, you'll be busy drawing up plans and constructing in the studio, as well as having fun and testing your creations outdoors.


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 24 - 28 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-1736-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $15


Description

Product design is all around us. From your eyeglasses to your PS4 controller, everything you touch began as a bright idea, 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 prototyping. By the end of the course, you'll have a better grasp of this all-important career choice.

Schedule Update: The dates for this course have changed since first published. Class will now meet July 24-28.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Jorge Paricio (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)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 17 - 21 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-1742
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $15


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: Joe Napurano (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesday - Friday, Jul 5 - 7 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CAMP-2074 ( Class is Full )
3 sessions | 21 contact hours | tuition $295 | lab fee $10


Description

Join us for a week of fun and games, where you'll design, build, package and play your very own games. Card games, board games and outdoor games all provide different design and constructing challenges. You'll use a multitude of art skills and processes as you take your ideas from drawing concepts to fabricated game pieces, painted boards, illustrated cards and other necessary parts. Finally, it's on to the best part: testing by playing the games!


Instructor
  • Name: Adam Ferbert (Bio)
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