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Sculpture

Course Details

Monday - Friday, Apr 15 - 19 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | Tillinghast Place | 2019/CS-CAMP-0874
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $15


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

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 1-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-CHILD-0546
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | 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

Saturday, Apr 13 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-CHILD-2049
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $10


Description

If you can redo, remix and refry, why can't you re-art? Common found objects become the foundation materials for artmaking in this multimedia extravaganza. Combined with traditional artists' materials used in uncommon ways, students reimagine the world around them through 3D construction, printmaking, collage and more. The RISD campus and its unique assets like the Museum and Nature Lab become an inspiration as students record their ideas, discoveries and observations.


Instructor
  • Name: Chloe Wessner (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-CHILD-2926
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $20


Description

Here's a chance for kids 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, Apr 27 - May 18 | 9am-12pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-CHILD-2863
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $10


Description

The rich artistic history of Italy is explored in this course that covers drawing, painting, architecture and product design. The course begins with an introduction to Leonardo da Vinci, an artist, inventor and designer who united each of these artistic forms. Projects take the form of portraiture inspired by Leonardo's paintings, and mapmaking using his world map as a model. The next destination is Venice, where the city’s carnival and mask-making traditions spark students' imaginations as they turn drawings into colorful wearable sculptures.


Instructor
  • Name: Barbara Voccola (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-TEEN-2866
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $20


Description

Fabricating headwear for fictional characters like Maleficent, Thanos or Boba Fett is a unique design challenge. Not only does it have to translate attributes visually, but it also has to suggest an actual defensive function. Beginning with an overview of the historical origins of protective helmets from the Corinthians to the medieval period and up to modern-day military gear, students become familiar with the material science and manufacturing timeline that informed designed choices. Students then design their own helmet, crown or headpiece first as a drawing and then translated to a full-scale model. One unique and custom piece is created, finished with faux painting techniques and finally photographed in a studio setting. The original goes home with the artist for cosplay, masquerade or a portfolio image.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Stefania Medeiros (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: Michael DiMucci (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)