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Sculpture

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: Jesse Smolover (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 12 - 16 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | Tillinghast Place | 2019/SE-CAMP-0874 ( Class is almost Full )
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

Monday - Friday, Aug 12 - 16 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CHILD-1994 ( Class is 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: TBA (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

In this course, students set out to find the animals 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.


Instructor
  • Name: Sean Garrett (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 22 - 26 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CAMP-2063 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $30


Description

"A person skilled in various minor kinds of mechanical work; jack-of-all-trades." That's the definition of a tinkerer, a person who loves to mend, repair, build and fiddle with fun things, and invent and create! In this course you'll see, firsthand, examples of tinkering around campus and then, back in the studio, construct an array of innovative items using recycled objects, fabric, metal, wood -- you name it! You'll construct battle armor out of simple, durable household materials; create flying, aerodynamic planes; fabricate vehicles from recycled plastic and cardboard; or even construct a set of colorful wings based on mythological creatures. Then you'll test drive, fly or wear your inventions to see how they all work. If you love to build and use your imagination to create ingenious inventions, this is the course for you!


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 29 - Aug 2 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CAMP-2076-02 ( Class is almost Full )
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $20


Description

Celebrated throughout history, carnivals combine elements of a circus, parade, public street party and masquerade ball -- all rolled into one! During the celebrations, people often dress up or operate large character puppets and perform for audiences outdoors or as part of a show. In this camp, students create larger-than-life puppets that can move, perform and even parade, while learning innovative puppetry construction techniques using colorful paints, fabrics, assorted modeling and recycled materials. No idea is too wild as they draw inspiration from the carnival costumes and pageantry of Brazil, Italy, Mexico, Southeast Asia and beyond.


Instructor
  • Name: Cheryl Johnson (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 19 - 23 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CAMP-3731-02 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $15


Description

In this course, kids explore techniques involved in mask making and theatrical sculpture to create a variety of masks. First students view examples from a variety of cultures and artistic periods to understand the nature of handcrafted disguises throughout history. Then they build their very own assortment of mask creations. Lessons focus on craftsmanship as an introduction to interdisciplinary art techniques (casting, molding and painting) as students use modeling clay, paint, handmade papers and even recycled objects to create "wearable art" for Halloween or any costumed play.


Instructor
  • Name: Sean Garrett (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 12 - 16 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CAMP-2063-02 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $30


Description

"A person skilled in various minor kinds of mechanical work; jack-of-all-trades." That's the definition of a tinkerer, a person who loves to mend, repair, build and fiddle with fun things, and invent and create! In this course you'll see, firsthand, examples of tinkering around campus and then, back in the studio, construct an array of innovative items using recycled objects, fabric, metal, wood -- you name it! You'll construct battle armor out of simple, durable household materials; create flying, aerodynamic planes; fabricate vehicles from recycled plastic and cardboard; or even construct a set of colorful wings based on mythological creatures. Then you'll test drive, fly or wear your inventions to see how they all work. If you love to build and use your imagination to create ingenious inventions, this is the course for you!


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 19 - 23 | 9am-12pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CHILD-2088-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $20


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: Simon Allen (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 5 - 9 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-2299-02 ( Class is almost Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $20


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: Stefania Medeiros (Bio)