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Monday - Friday, Aug 20 - 24 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-TEEN-0452-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $20


Description

Inspiration for design is everywhere, from the natural world around us to common objects, creatures and phenomena we see every day. Architects channel this inspiration when building designs that must be responsive to nearby surroundings, human inhabitants and the specific use of the finished structures. In this course, students engage in idea generation, sketching, drafting and model making. This concept-to-design-to-build process begins in RISD's Nature Lab, where students investigate various natural structures. They then explore personal, societal and cultural needs (and wants!) as they begin transforming these ideas into drawings and handmade architectural models.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Chloe Wessner (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Sep 22 - 29 | 9am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2018/CF-TEEN-1312
2 sessions | 14 contact hours | tuition $265 | 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

Saturday + Sunday, Aug 18 - 19 | 10am-4pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2018/SE-TEEN-1312-02 ( Class has Started )
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $270 | 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 is held at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Topher Gent (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Oct 6 - 13 | 9am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2018/CF-CAMP-0841
2 sessions | 14 contact hours | tuition $265 | lab fee $10


Description

Success in art depends on a willingness to draw; proper preparation for art school includes a drawing portfolio. This course provides an opportunity to develop a drawing portfolio with guidance from instructors who have successfully navigated the art school admissions process. Class exercises focus on observational drawing: The figure study considers gesture, anatomy and likeness and the interior study acknowledges scale, perspective and composition. Figure and ground are combined in a final exercise that is evidence of a confident draftsman. The fast-paced class reviews drawing fundamentals, and then moves on to consider advanced techniques and the requirements of the admissions portfolio.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Oct 20 - 27 | 9am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2018/CF-TEEN-1982
2 sessions | 14 contact hours | tuition $265 | 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, Nov 12 | 9am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2018/CF-TEEN-1866
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $10


Description

Zombies, barbarians and Ninja schoolgirls all begin in the same way. But two legs, a twisting torso and clenched fists are not enough to turn a sketch into a distinct character that is ready to become the centerpiece of a comic book, video game or animation. This course reveals the essentials of good character design that begin with the creative application of human (or inhuman) anatomy. The importance of facial expressions, hairstyles and costume design options are also highlighted as students give their drawings personality and style. Finally, the drafting of tools and weapons becomes the hot topic so that students' character designs of mermaids, angels and faeries can morph into cyborgs and Transformers.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Pekala (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 27 - 31 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2018/SE-TEEN-1866-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $5


Description

Zombies, barbarians and Ninja schoolgirls all begin in the same way. But two legs, a twisting torso and clenched fists are not enough to turn a sketch into a distinct character that is ready to become the centerpiece of a comic book, video game or animation. This course reveals the essentials of good character design that begin with the creative application of human (or inhuman) anatomy. The importance of facial expressions, hairstyles and costume design options are also highlighted as students give their drawings personality and style. Finally, the drafting of tools and weapons becomes the hot topic so that students' character designs of mermaids, angels and faeries can morph into cyborgs and Transformers.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Jesse Smolover (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Nov 3 - Dec 8 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 11/24
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2018/CF-TEEN-1318
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

In this fast-moving and cutting-edge web design course, students learn a code driven approach to visual styling for web presentation and deployment. The course begins with a "decode" of the vocabulary and connects it to workflow. Students learn CSS and JavaScript and get a practical understanding of broad topics (web layout and behavior) through specific exercises (styling Scalable Vector Graphics, or SVG). Students will get a glimpse of the interactive future as they consider how code will influence 3D graphics and virtual reality. While the instructor will provide the content, students are welcome to work on sites to which they have access, ensuring that the course is responsive to individual needs.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Bruce Campbell (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Nov 3 - Dec 8 | 1-4pm | No Class: 11/24
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2018/CF-TEEN-1978
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

See, hear and feel sound in a whole new way! Here's your chance to design sound for the screen -- including movies, animations, games or projected presentations -- by learning how to construct soundtrack elements for a better audience experience. The instructor begins with an introduction to Audition and Logic Pro and lessons in sound recording. You'll then learn to change and edit your original source material through hands-on exercises in repairing damaged files, referencing sound libraries, and output options for maximum effect.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Ryan Campos (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Nov 3 - Dec 8 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 11/24
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2018/CF-TEEN-0894
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Illustrating design solutions for manufactured goods is most easily done digitally using the Adobe CC suite. In this course students learn the Photoshop (Ps) and Illustrator (Ai) interface and workflow for effortless and convincing vector and raster graphics. Projects focus on the ideation, drawing and rendering of products that fall under the broad description of "industrial design." Students are introduced to the techniques, vocabulary and expectations of this field and exit with illustrations that demonstrate an awareness of shape, surface, reflectivity and materiality. These digital renderings are ideal for an art school admissions portfolio.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Jorge Paricio (Bio)