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Saturdays, Jan 19 - Feb 16 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-TEEN-2618
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $20 | model fee $20


Description

Experience the creative potential of clay by exploring realistic, abstract and caricatured depictions of our most noteworthy feature, the human face. In this workshop, you will discover that various artists and cultures treat the face with an astonishing range of approaches and styles. You'll become familiar with basic sculptural concepts, including proportion, form, shape and texture, by exercising creative problem-solving skills to recreate our most inherently expressive anatomical element.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Sean Garrett (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jan 12 - Feb 9 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-TEEN-0568
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

The face in the lens belongs to you, a classmate, your brother, sister or even your dog. All become portrait subjects as you learn how to photograph your friends and family and capture them as digital images. Next, you improve and enhance the shot, manipulating it with Photoshop tools that can make your subject glamorous or grotesque. You may have taken the photo in a studio, but you can use Photoshop layers and masks to transport the subject to uncharted territory -- to the deepest trenches undersea or across the universe, wherever you choose.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Anthony Silva (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jan 19 - Feb 16 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-TEEN-0565
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $20


Description

Surviving hostile environments is what humans do best, and there is no less hospitable environment than deep space or deep water. This course takes a look at the physical realities of these similar environs where atmosphere (or lack of), gravity, pressure and physical and chemical hazards inform the design solution. You'll consider material science, budget and current technology as you conceptualize and create a scale model containment suit prototype. Noteworthy designers like Ron Cobb and Syd Mead provide the inspiration for armor designs meant to protect explorers in the most extreme locations on or off this planet.

Applies to: AT, Y3


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

Saturdays, Jan 12 - 26 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-TEEN-1312
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $175 | lab fee $10


Description

If you're considering an art school, then you've encountered "the assignment": a test of an applicant's ability to turn a written prompt into a visual solution. This course, a rehearsal for that assignment, allows you to stretch your conceptual muscles and receive valuable criticism about the solution you render. The instructor, a RISD alum, will lead you through the generative process of creation that could be a drawing, painting or sculpture (perhaps all three), and will help lead you to the best visual representation of a written prompt. The course is a valuable experience for the potential art school student, or any young artist looking for an expressive challenge.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Topher Gent (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jan 12 - 26 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2019/CW-TEEN-1312-02
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $175 | lab fee $10


Description

If you're considering an art school, then you've encountered "the assignment": a test of an applicant's ability to turn a written prompt into a visual solution. This course, a rehearsal for that assignment, allows you to stretch your conceptual muscles and receive valuable criticism about the solution you render. The instructor, a RISD alum, will lead you through the generative process of creation that could be a drawing, painting or sculpture (perhaps all three), and will help lead you to the best visual representation of a written prompt. The course is a valuable experience for the potential art school student, or any young artist looking for an expressive challenge.

This course takes place at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Dina Zaccagnini Vincent (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jan 12 - 26 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-TEEN-1982
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $175 | lab fee $10


Description

If you're an aspiring art school student, you'll need to represent your paintings, drawings and sculptures in a portfolio. In this hands-on course, you'll discover essential techniques for photographing your artwork, including lighting, composition and post-processing. You'll also get an introduction to digital photography equipment and the rules of exposure, focus and framing as they apply to stationary subjects. You'll leave with a practical and effective way to capture and present your artwork, and gain confidence in your ability to navigate the college admissions process.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Cheryl Johnson (Bio)
Course Details

Monday, Feb 18 | 9am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-CAMP-0573
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $10


Description

Learning 3D modeling is best done with a combination of the proper tool and an appropriate project. In this workshop, that combination is Sculptris and the creation of a chess piece. The session starts with an introduction to the free downloadable 3D modeling tool Sculptris, which enables young artists to begin creating three-dimensional forms on the computer with ease -- and without expensive licensing fees. Students collaborate, with each claiming a different piece (knight, rook, pawn, etc.) built around a common design motif. By the session's end, students leave with completed design files that can be printed at home or through a service like Shapeways.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Chloe Wessner (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Feb 9 - 23 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-TEEN-2445
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $175 | lab fee $10


Description

The space fantasy genre has origins that date back to the pulp magazines and comic strips featuring Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers, but some of the best examples are found in the conceptual design for movies and video games. With lessons in hand drawing, figurative anatomy, proportion and perspective, this course provides the opportunity for students to sharpen their drawing skills while creating characters and settings that are both original and imaginative. Along the way, they can expect to become familiar with the cyborgs, exotic aliens and earthshaking weaponry that have become traditional in creations like Star Wars, Overwatch and the Marvel cinematic universe.

Applies to: AT, Y2


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

Saturdays, Jan 12 - 26 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-TEEN-0569
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $175 | lab fee $40


Description

Apparel designers have always had to anticipate trends; this course goes a step further with an eye to the science fiction future seen only in film franchises like Star Trek and Firefly. Equal parts costume design and material science, the course teaches students how to use modern materials including leatherette, Lycra, thermal felt and plastic, plus the advanced fasteners and adhesives that keep them together. Design lessons make the course as much about principles and critique as about the physical making of garments and accessories.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Pat Ubaldi Nurnberger (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jan 12 - Feb 9 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-TEEN-3725
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10 | model fee $5


Description

All fashion designers start their planning on paper, well before they ever see their garments worn and walking the runway. Students in this course explore the fashion drawing techniques used in the industry, such as basic fashion figures (or 'croquis') and mood boards -- the process tools for translating a creative idea into a sophisticated design. Students also communicate the ideas, moods, motion and details of a garment by visually interpreting fashion apparel, including the body proportions used in basic fashion drawing. As students create various croquis bodies and draw from a model, they develop their personal style and drawing skills, as well as an appreciation for the role fashion illustration plays in the design business.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Everett Hoag (Bio)