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Sculpture:

Course Details

Online, Jul 20 - Aug 14 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-APHSS-0092 ( Class is almost Full )
54 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $1600


Description

This course is part of Session II (Featured Topics) of RISD Advanced Program for High School Students.

Throughout history sculpture has served as a means to honor, reflect and challenge society. In this course students focus on assemblage to push the use of a 'ready-made' or 'found object' as a means of injecting theme and content into a work. Lectures present the rich historical context of everyday objects or images (in individual artworks and critical art movements), as well as the work of contemporary artists such as Nina Katchadourian, Tara Donovan, Jessica Stockholder and Francis Alys. Students learn best practices for a well-rounded approach to making sculptural works outside of a traditional studio setting. They start with the process of ideation, which includes writing about and discussing ideas as a group; and sharing sketches, color studies, material studies and small prototypes. They then move into the making process and share in-process works and, finally, document images of sculptural work for a portfolio.

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.


Instructor
  • Name: Gail Dodge (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Aug 3 - 14 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-TEEN-0457 ( Class is Full )
15 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $285


Description

Gears, goggles, rivets, springs, clockworks and lace: This is the stuff that steampunks are made of, and the ingredients for this design lab. Students in this course re-envision gadgets and gear, starting with drawings and schematics that are then built as prototypes that are both sculpturally unique and faithful to the aesthetic of this sci-fi subculture. The instructor begins with lessons in design and drafting that reinforce the connection between 2D imagining and 3D construction. Together the class explores materials and methods for model building that are done to scale and as full-size replica helmets, tools and transports. Students practice faux-finishing techniques that are the key to simulating materials like brass, copper and aged leather, to complete the look that might become the components of a convincing costume used in an art school portfolio.

Notes:
- This asynchronous online class will include video presentations and instruction, individualized support and idea development, as well as teacher/class critique through our online course management platform, CE Link.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: AT, Y3


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

Online, Aug 3 - 14 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-TEEN-0053
15 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $285


Description

Discover the 3D fabrication studio inside your computer and keep making at home with digital fabrication techniques for laser cutting and 3D printing. Through lectures and demonstrations, discussion and additional one-on-one instruction, this course will provide an introduction to tools for digital fabrication using online services such as Shapeways and Ponoko. Students will learn about the applications and design process for these digital fabrication techniques and will be given prompts to create their own laser cutting and 3D printing projects with the skills they acquire. Students will learn how to create files that are ready to send off to one of many online laser-cutting services. Using fundamental 3D modeling tools such as Tinkercad, Fusion 360, and Meshmixer, students will create 3D models that are ready to print.

Notes:
- This asynchronous online class will include video presentations and instruction, individualized support and idea development, as well as teacher/class critique through our online course management platform, CE Link.
- This course requires access to Adobe Creative Cloud, or some of its creative tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Monthly subscriptions can be purchased from a variety of pricing plans directly from Adobe.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Kristen Shea (Bio)
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