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Sculpture

Course Details

Saturdays, Nov 3 - Dec 8 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 11/24
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2018/CF-CHILD-2088
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Round and round your child goes, full of energy to devote to mischief (or to creative expression). This course provides that second choice, as they're introduced to foundation art forms like drawing, painting and sculpture in projects inspired by a familiar theme: the carousel. Young artists imagine the merry-go-round and the fantastic menagerie that make up the carnival attraction as they interpret those animals as characters in pencil, paint and clay. The final project is a showcase for all of their new skills as they create a vibrant sculptural animal in polymer clay and bring it home to share with family.


Instructor
  • Name: Sean Garrett (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 27 - 31 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-12 | Tillinghast Place | 2018/SE-CAMP-0874
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $490


Description

The natural world can be seen from every window at RISD's summer 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

Saturdays, Nov 3 - Dec 8 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 11/24
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2018/CF-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 will give 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: TBA (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Nov 3 - Dec 8 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 11/24
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2018/CF-CHILD-0531
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Play and expression come together in this course that introduces children 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, Nov 12 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | Tillinghast Place | 2018/CF-CAMP-0844
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $10


Description

Our favorite stories are filled with characters exhibiting grit, backbone and perseverance. Peter Parker, Malala, Princess Merida and Ramona the Brave are some of the heroes in this course that uses bravery as a theme to inspire creative acts. It is an interdisciplinary (drawing, painting and sculpting) classroom where the youngest artists are encouraged to try new media and to visualize ideas that can be shared with their classmates.


Instructor
  • Name: * Steven Hayes, Cheryl Johnson (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Oct 20 - Nov 10 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2018/CF-CHILD-2926
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $20


Description

Here's a chance for children to design and create pots, cups or boxes to contain a favorite snack or keepsake, or perhaps form and decorate clay tiles or sculptures that tell a story. In this course, students will continue to develop clay building skills and explore the fundamentals of sculptural and functional ceramic art. They'll also pose a few new questions: Can a sculpture have a useful function, or can a ceramic mug or bowl be a sculpture? As they refine skills in using the pinch, slab and coil methods of clay construction, students will dig deeper into the function of their clay works and finish their pieces with surface decorations, embellishments and glazes.


Instructor
  • Name: Sean Garrett (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Sep 15 - Oct 13 | 1-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2018/CF-CHILD-2052
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


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: Tiffany Mendez (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Oct 20 - Nov 10 | 1-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2018/CF-CHILD-1983
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $10


Description

Dinosaurs and dragons come to life in this adventurous workshop. The focus is on creativity and invention as young artist-explorers learn new skills, dig up dino facts, and give rise to fierce dragons, fire-breathing and otherwise! A visit to the RISD Nature Lab to observe a variety of natural forms adds to the discovery process as students delve into fantastic prehistoric worlds and emerge with original and imaginative drawings, paintings, puppets and sculptures.


Instructor
  • Name: Sean Garrett (Bio)
Course Details

Monday, Oct 8 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2018/CF-CAMP-0843
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $20


Description

Humans love "make believe," and kids more than anyone else. In this mask-making workshop young artists get inspired by learning about the cultural significance of masks throughout history. They then develop characters, experience new materials and construction methods, and create their very own wearable sculptures.


Instructor
  • Name: Jason Robert LeClair (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 27 - 31 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-CHILD-1994
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | 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: Simon Allen (Bio)