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Saturdays, Dec 1 - 8 | 10am-4pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2018/CF-TEEN-1312-02
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | 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: Topher Gent (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 ( Class is almost Full )
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 cartooning 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

Saturday, Dec 1 | 10am-4pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2018/CF-TEEN-2446
1 session | 6 contact hours | tuition $120


Description

Caricature involves taking a person's distinctive features and deliberately exaggerating or recomposing them to create a comic, or grotesque, effect. Its evolution from traditional portraiture has been a steadily moving process, which has resulted in many incarnations and interpretations. Because of its detachment from reality and its roots in humor and satire, caricature gives an artist a wonderful sense of freedom. This is the perfect workshop for students who want to expand their cartooning or illustration skills.

This course takes place at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Liz Lomax (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)
Course Details

Saturdays, Dec 8 - 15 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2018/CF-TEEN-1768
2 sessions | 6 contact hours | tuition $120 | lab fee $10 | model fee $10


Description

In this drawing workshop, you'll study the anatomy of the face, and practice capturing likeness or facial expression so that you can accurately draw heads and faces. You'll participate in a series of exercises and studies, using a variety of drawing materials that are specifically chosen to strengthen observational and rendering skills. Whether or not your desire is to become a portrait or comic book artist or just improve your skills at drawing faces, this course is sure to provide valuable and readily applicable skills.

This course takes place at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Nov 3 - Dec 8 | 1-4pm | No Class: 11/24
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2018/CF-TEEN-1755
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $25


Description

Mold making is an essential three-dimensional design technique used to create multiples of sculpted forms that can become jewelry, toy and even movie prop prototypes. This course introduces that process as students experiment with casting from natural objects and original wax and plasticine sculptures. Material science is part of the learning as students practice using support materials like plaster, impression materials and sculpting positives. Real shells, pods, rocks, vegetables, branches and seeds are replicated for their form, but also for their texture to be used as jewelry motifs. Other exercises include small relief sculpting and casting, and figurine sculpting that relies on two-part molds.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Elizabeth Swallow (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Nov 3 - Dec 8 | 1-4pm | No Class: 11/24
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2018/CF-TEEN-2179
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Cartooning is the art of creating characters with outrageous personalities and memorable names like SpongeBob, Groot, Calvin and Bugs. They come in simple shapes and are drawn with dynamic lines and always have fascinating stories. This course is about telling those stories as students learn to create wild characters who are musclemen, monsters, critters and cuties. Students learn to use the drawing tools essential to the art form, and how to hand letter a gag, a thought or a holler to show words and pictures coming together.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Pekala (Bio)