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Sculpture

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Saturdays, Apr 22 - May 27 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-TEEN-3726
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320


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: Greg Rebis (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Mar 4 - Apr 8 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-TEEN-2299
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320 | lab fee $30


Description

From the battlefield to the playing field and everywhere in between, we have equipped our everyday heroes and our superheroes with some of the most amazing gear. Discover the design and building strategies behind the construction of protective and decorative armor. You'll learn the ins and outs of making mockups and prototypes that include material science and engineering lessons that are equal parts product design and cosplay. When it all comes together, STEM becomes STEAM with a capital "A" for ARMOR.

Applies to: AT, Y3


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

Saturdays, Apr 22 - May 27 | 1-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-CHILD-1266
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320 | lab fee $5


Description

The art studio is where artmaking happens! Students are introduced to a variety of art media and basic art concepts, processes and skills. Drawing, painting, printmaking and constructing in 3D all combine to heighten children's imagination and sensory awareness. This course lays a broad-based foundation on which young artists can build their creative ideas and expressions. Trips to the RISD Museum and the Edna Lawrence Nature Lab provide inspiration for studio projects.


Instructor
  • Name: Barbara Voccola (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Mar 4 - Apr 8 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-CHILD-2135
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320 | lab fee $15


Description

Based on the fundamentals of design and engineering, this exciting workshop focuses on the playful, but well-considered, use of materials. With unique opportunities for brainstorming and problem solving, each week brings a new design challenge (i.e., build a two-wheeled race car that travels down an inclined string, or use air compression to power a plane). Participants use real hand tools and work with a variety of materials like wood, recycled items, Legos, paper, cardboard, metal, rubber bands, wire and fabric. As they have fun drawing, experimenting, testing and building, students increase their scientific awareness, gain knowledge of the design process and build upon both two- and three-dimensional design skills.


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Monday, Feb 20 | 10am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/CW-CAMP-2089 ( Class has Started )
1 session | 6 contact hours | tuition $110


Description

Take the first step into computer-based design with Sculptris, a child-friendly 3D modeling tool. Activities will ignite your imagination and connect to your existing interests like video games and animation. Get excited to learn more about artistic creation, computer science and 3D visualization! Note: Please provide a snack, a bag lunch and a beverage.


Instructor
  • Name: Eric Kilkenny (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Mar 25 - Apr 1 | 10am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-TEEN-1743
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $215 | lab fee $10


Description

Inflatables can be seen everywhere these days: pool toys, holiday decor -- even the crazy dancing inflatable man at your local car dealership. But inflatable sculptures can also be taken seriously as air-driven works of art. In this workshop you'll brainstorm, sketch, prototype and construct a billowing, fluttering -- possibly towering -- inflatable sculpture of your own design. Please provide a lunch, snacks and a beverage.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Nicholas Holcomb (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 29 - May 6 | 10am-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-CHILD-1278
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $215


Description

In this two-day workshop, you'll visit the RISD Nature Lab in search of animals, birds and more for creative inspiration. You'll then take your ideas back to the studio, where you'll realize your visions through a variety of 3D processes. Masks, puppets, sculptures -- and more! -- will come alive in this sculpture safari.


Instructor
  • Name: Adam Ferbert (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, May 13 - 20 | 10am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-TEEN-1873
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $215


Description

"All the world's a stage." True, but how do you put that world on a stage? First you have to imagine it, design it, and build it in scale model before master carpenters and builders even get a peek. Engineer, from the ground up, a stage setting for a play using scale drawings and scale models that any builder could make a reality. Your images and ideas that illustrate the stage will come to life in chipboard, foam board, papier mache and foam. Join us as we build miniature worlds from which movies, plays and displays get their start.

Applies to: AT, Y3


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

Saturdays, Mar 11 - Apr 15 | 1-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-CHILD-2185
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320 | lab fee $5


Description

Here is a chance for young artists to emulate the art that exists in nature as they define for themselves the nature of art. Students in this course visit RISD's Edna Lawrence Nature Lab and the RISD Museum in search of animals, birds and more. They then use the visual forms and artworks they discover as inspiration for a variety of creative projects. In the process, the course develops art and natural science awareness, builds basic art and design skills, and encourages young artists to explore a variety of media.


Instructor
  • Name: Barbara Voccola (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Apr 17 - 21 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-12 | Tillinghast Farm | 2017/CS-CAMP-2066
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $490


Description

Water Ways brings new life and color to the bayside landscape of Tillinghast Farm, where you'll explore the power of water, in nature and art. First, we'll learn the techniques and expressive possibilities of watercolor painting, through various lessons such as landscapes, flowers and abstract images. Then, we'll use water to make amazing 3D art, blending it with materials such as paper pulp and plaster -- as artists have done for thousands of years -- to sculpt colorful and expressive figures and animals. For our last project we’ll take to the water, building boats and watercrafts based on designs from around the world and letting them sail through our own miniature flumes and canals. The power of creativity will flow through the colorful art of Water Ways. Note: Please provide a lunch, snacks and beverage.


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