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Sculpture

Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 24 - Aug 4 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-3726
10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $490


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: Eric Kilkenny (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jun 20 - Aug 1 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 7/4
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-DFOU-0354
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345 | lab fee $75


Description

Co-Works, RISD's state-of-the-art facility for digital fabrication, is the location for this course that introduces 3D printing technology, a process of making three-dimensional solid objects from a digital file. Purposefully accessible, this course facilitates workflow through 3D scanning and the use of open-source 3D files, bypassing the usual digital prerequisites of Rhino or advanced 3D modeling skills. Basic Rhino 3D modeling instruction can be offered according to student interest. The course begins with an overview of 3D printing processes and their potential applications to all fields of art and design. Students develop their individual pieces utilizing the FDM (fused deposition modeling) and SLA (stereolithography) 3D printers. Once pieces are produced, various post-processing finishing techniques are demonstrated to further the work. Other digital fabrication technologies are also introduced as projects and student interest dictate: laser cutter, UV printer, plotter, vacuum former, large-format printer, etc. In line with RISD's interdisciplinary culture, the course is structured to integrate all individual creative practices and has applications to fashion, textiles, jewelry, product and industrial design, ceramics and moldmaking, as well as sculpture and painting. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this course. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized courses (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher.

Applies to: AN-E, IT-E, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: * William Udell, Ellie Tomlinson (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 24 - 28 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CAMP-2070
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $15


Description

Get your summer moving! This camp is all about building and moving, as you design both functional and fantastical kinetic art. Rolling art cars, spinning whirligigs and flying machines are all up to the imagination as you consider the mechanics or properties of different motions. Looking to artists and inventors such as Leonardo DaVinci and Alexander Calder, you'll dive into creating and designing moving art. Throughout the week, you'll be busy drawing up plans and constructing in the studio, as well as having fun and testing your creations outdoors.


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 26 - 30 | 9am-12pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-1992
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $5


Description

The natural world is its own art museum! In this course, young artists look to the natural world for insight and inspiration as they visit the RISD Museum, Nature Lab and landscapes of the RISD campus in search of animals, birds, bugs and more. Back in the studio they 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: Shoshana Spencer (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 26 - 30 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CAMP-2061
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $10


Description

Have you ever wanted to design, create, sculpt, sketch and paint something -- just for fun? Well, in this crash course through the world of drawing, painting and sculpting, you can -- and still learn something along the way. Daily trips around the RISD campus help inspire, but we leave planning and tedious journaling behind to simply "roll up our sleeves" and create! "Happy accidents" and "Eureka moments" become the driving force down this road of fanciful undertakings. Out-of-this-world design projects like bumpy boulder bowls, movable self-portraits, far-out fantastical flowers, and even monstrously misshapen grotesque clay heads are sure to make you think again about what you know about art and design!


Instructor
  • Name: Michael DiMucci (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 10 - 21 | 1-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-1266 ( Class is almost Full )
10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $490 | 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: Mia Dady (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 31 - Aug 4 | 9am-12pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-1266-02 ( Class is almost Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | 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

Monday - Friday, Jul 24 - 28 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-1273
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $5


Description

Here's your chance to build the core foundation skills necessary in art and design while having the opportunity to explore a variety of media in both 2D and 3D. Visits to the RISD Museum and the Edna Lawrence Nature Lab inspire imaginations and provide jumping points for creative problem solving and personal expression back in the studio.


Instructor
  • Name: Mia Dady (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 26 - 30 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CAMP-2076
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $490 | 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, you'll 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 you 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, Jul 24 - 28 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-3704
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $40


Description

Soapstone is the easiest of stones to carve and offers the satisfying challenge of working in the round. Beginners gain a foundation in reductive sculpture techniques, yet the beauty of the stone and the finishes that can be achieved appeal to more advanced students as well. Inspired by Inuit carvers and monumental Modernist sculptors, we plan and create wonderful, flowing forms using saws, files, rasps and chisels. Bring your best ideas and a cold drink!

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Laura Travis (Bio)