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Sculpture

Course Details

Sundays, Sep 22 - Oct 20 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-TEEN-0439
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $25


Description

Hollywood's use of special effects make up and prosthetics for science fiction and horror films began in the silent era with Nosferatu and continues with TV hits such as SyFy's reality series Face Off. Students in this course will be introduced to character design and creature-making techniques as they create an original half-face mask from start to finish. The process begins with an introduction to character design and drafting concepts as students plan the design of their sculpture, and then continues as they build the forms using materials such as latex, air-dry clay, and papier mache. Students also learn painting and fabricating techniques suited to their design.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Stefania Medeiros (Bio)
Course Details

Monday, Nov 11 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/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: Cheryl Johnson (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Oct 26 - Nov 23 | 1-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-CHILD-2098
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $15


Description

Sometimes one art material isn't enough to express big, bold ideas. Join us to explore mixed media and discover how to combine, layer and experiment with both traditional and nontraditional materials to create one-of-a-kind compositions, three-dimensional formations and magnificent manipulations. The sky's the limit when you open up the art closet's treasure trove and add in a sprinkle of the unknown -- winding up with out-of-this-world results.


Instructor
  • Name: Sean Garrett (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Oct 26 - Nov 23 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-CHILD-2135
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $20


Description

Based on the fundamentals of design and engineering, this course focuses on the playful, but well-considered, use of materials. With opportunities for brainstorming and problem solving, each lesson brings a new design challenge to create art with a purpose for play or prototypes for futuristic contraptions. Participants learn about craftsmanship and proper tool use, and work with materials like wood, recyclables, paper, cardboard, metal, rubber bands, wire, fabric and fiber. 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: Cheryl Johnson (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Oct 26 - Nov 23 | 9am-12pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-CHILD-2185
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


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: Barry Morang (Bio)
Course Details

Sunday, Dec 8 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-CAMP-2779
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $10


Description

Curious George is (of course), but so are Sherlock Holmes, Sally Ride, Lara Croft and Pandora. Whether they are fact or fiction, detectives, explorers or mischief-making animals, curiosity motivates them all. This course examines that trait from the mundane (What is under the rock?) to the complex (Can we walk on the moon?). Young artists become familiar with stories of human inquiry that lead to their own interpretive artworks in the form of drawings, sculptures and stories, as well as original characters who ask questions and search for answers.


Instructor
  • Name: Alexandria McKay (Bio)
Course Details

Sunday, Dec 8 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-CAMP-2089
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $10


Description

Take the first step into computer-based design with the 3D modeling tool Sculptris. 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!


Instructor
  • Name: Kristen Shea (Bio)
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