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Sculpture

Course Details

Tuesdays, Jun 18 - Jul 23 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-DFOU-0354 ( Class is almost Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $75


Description

Co-Works, RISD's state-of-the-art facility for digital fabrication, hosts this course that introduces techniques -- such as laser cutting, 3D printing, UV printing, and others -- for making three-dimensional objects starting with a digital file. The course will also provide support in other fabrication techniques (including casting and mold making, vacuum forming, industrial sewing, etc.) to help fully realize student projects. Purposefully accessible, this course avoids the usual digital prerequisites of advanced 3D modeling skills by focusing on workflow through less intimidating 3D scanning approaches and the use of open-source 3D files. Basic Rhino 3D modeling and Illustrator overviews are given while more in-depth support is offered according to individual student interest. The course begins with an overview of digital fabrication processes and their potential applications to all fields of art and design. Then students are supported in developing individual projects primarily utilizing laser cutting, FDM (fusion deposition modeling) and SLA (stereolithography) 3D printing, and UV printing. Other fabrication technologies are introduced as projects and student interests dictate: casting and mold making, vacuum forming, pen/knife plotting, large-format printing, industrial sewing, etc. In line with RISD's interdisciplinary culture, the course is structured to integrate all individual creative practices and has applications to fashion, textiles, jewelry, product and industrial design, ceramics, as well as sculpture and painting. 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-E, IT-E, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Gail Dodge (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jun 19 - Jul 24 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-DFOU-0354-02
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $75


Description

Co-Works, RISD's state-of-the-art facility for digital fabrication, hosts this course that introduces techniques -- such as laser cutting, 3D printing, UV printing, and others -- for making three-dimensional objects starting with a digital file. The course will also provide support in other fabrication techniques (including casting and mold making, vacuum forming, industrial sewing, etc.) to help fully realize student projects. Purposefully accessible, this course avoids the usual digital prerequisites of advanced 3D modeling skills by focusing on workflow through less intimidating 3D scanning approaches and the use of open-source 3D files. Basic Rhino 3D modeling and Illustrator overviews are given while more in-depth support is offered according to individual student interest. The course begins with an overview of digital fabrication processes and their potential applications to all fields of art and design. Then students are supported in developing individual projects primarily utilizing laser cutting, FDM (fusion deposition modeling) and SLA (stereolithography) 3D printing, and UV printing. Other fabrication technologies are introduced as projects and student interests dictate: casting and mold making, vacuum forming, pen/knife plotting, large-format printing, industrial sewing, etc. In line with RISD's interdisciplinary culture, the course is structured to integrate all individual creative practices and has applications to fashion, textiles, jewelry, product and industrial design, ceramics, as well as sculpture and painting. 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-E, IT-E, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Gail Dodge (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 24 - 28 | 1-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CHILD-0531
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Play and expression come together in this course that introduces kids to basic art making techniques and art vocabulary. Inspired by a theme, students are encouraged to come up with creative solutions that can begin as drawings, become vibrant paintings and then three-dimensional constructions. Lessons in process are demonstrated and reflected upon as students consider a creative method that is thoughtfully discussed and becomes part of a creative arc that extends beyond the last class, as they continue "Artin' Around."


Instructor
  • Name: Rachel Villari (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 8 - 12 | 1-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CHILD-0546
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: Sean Garrett (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 12 - 16 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | Tillinghast Place | 2019/SE-CAMP-0874
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)
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, Aug 12 - 16 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CHILD-1994 ( Class is almost Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

In the fantastically popular game Minecraft, gamers are able to create and explore expansive worlds made entirely from digital cubes and, in the process, create what they need to navigate this built universe. Students in this course follow in the footsteps of Steve and assume the roles of character designer, architect, geological surveyor and engineer as they design and build the components of a new (non-digital) world and the architectural components, tools and equipment necessary to live there. Scenario play, discussion and interaction with classmates provide rich opportunities for creative problem solving and expression as they draw, paint, sculpt and refine their emerging world.


Instructor
  • Name: Tiffany Mendez (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 29 - Aug 2 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CAMP-2052 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $20


Description

There really are dragons in the RISD Museum and bears in the Nature Lab, but is there a river troll living in Waterplace Park? In this course, students set out to find the creatures of myth and legend living around the RISD campus, from the taxidermy and entomology (the study of BUGS, that is!) at the Nature Lab to the ancient art and artifacts at the RISD Museum. Young explorers use this treasure trove of information as inspiration for a variety of visual projects, building basic art and design skills as they visually document their travels and create the myths and legends of tomorrow. Perhaps they may even find that river troll!


Instructor
  • Name: Sean Garrett (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday + Wednesday, Jul 2 - 3 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CAMP-2061 ( Class is almost Full )
2 sessions | 14 contact hours | tuition $265 | lab fee $10


Description

Have you ever wanted to design, create, sculpt, sketch and paint something just for fun? Well, in this crash course through the world of drawing, painting and sculpting you can -- and still learn something along the way. The atmosphere is structured but open to spontaneity as we leave planning and tedious journaling behind to simply "roll up our sleeves" and create. "Happy accidents" and "Eureka moments" become the driving force down this road of fanciful undertakings. Out-of-this-world design projects abound in different materials that add up to a surprising and immediate experience with making art.


Instructor
  • Name: Michael DiMucci (Bio)