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Monday, Jan 20 | 9am-4pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2020/CW-CAMP-1768
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $10 | model fee $10


Description

Do you want to learn to accurately draw heads and faces? In this workshop, you'll study the anatomy of the face and practice capturing likeness and facial expression. Using a variety of materials, you'll complete exercises and studies that are specifically designed to strengthen observational and rendering skills. Whether your goal is to become a portrait or comic book artist or just improve your ability to draw faces, this course will provide valuable and applicable skills.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Gail Saborio (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Feb 8 - 22 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/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

Monday, Feb 17 | 9am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-CAMP-1738
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $20


Description

Carve a little piece of magic to wear! Whether it's a charm on a bracelet or a talisman from Japan, a pharaoh's jewelry or a tiny totem from the American Southwest, small sculptures that are worn for protection or to show status are part of many world cultures. Your soapstone or alabaster charm will be incorporated with fiber, beads and leather to create your personal wearable amulet. On the way, we will investigate the history of amulets and talismans through images that will give context to the process. Bring your lunch, a cold drink and your good ideas!

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Laura Travis (Bio)
Course Details

Sundays, Feb 9 - 23 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-TEEN-1755
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $175 | 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: Stefania Medeiros (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Mar 7 - Apr 4 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-TEEN-0420
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $15


Description

Update your wardrobe with a tailormade classic! Choose either the "little black dress," first made famous in 1926 by French designer Coco Chanel, or the button-front shirt, with various options for collar styles. Using a basic pattern as your starting point, you'll learn to adjust the design to suit your personal style. After choosing a fabric, you'll learn to cut and sew the garment, using both hand and machine stitching. The result: a wardrobe essential you’ll proudly wear time and time again. All levels are welcome.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Candace French (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday, May 9 | 9am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-CAMP-0458
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $15


Description

Drawing architectural vistas is the ideal way to strengthen observational drawing skills and develop an ability to see, represent, and create believable images. This course takes advantage of the open-air studio of RISD's Providence campus, where students are introduced to techniques in linear and atmospheric perspective. An introduction to dry media materials and techniques is combined with lessons in composition and two-dimensional design to give students an opportunity to create portfolio pieces that depict the built environment.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Mar 7 - Apr 4 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-TEEN-2181
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

This course serves to develop foundational skills in drawing. As you’ll discover, learning how to draw is really learning how to see. You’ll learn the proper use of materials (pencil, pen and marker) as you complete in-class exercises focused on composition, figurative anatomy and perspective drawing. You’ll gain an artistic vocabulary that you’ll use during classroom critiques. You’ll learn to draw from the model and draw from life, and most importantly, to draw with confidence.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 18 - May 16 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-TEEN-2199
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Have you always wanted to make a live-action movie? You can! This course introduces you to the tools and techniques needed to bring a story to an audience. Learn about camera operation, frame aesthetics and lighting for the screen from a video production professional. Learn to leverage the picture and sound experience through microphone use and audio recording. Once you've captured the source, you'll learn to manipulate your content on a popular (and free) editing platform. Screenings and discussions about the history of film complement each session, helping you develop your technical and aesthetic vocabulary as you start making movies.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Rachel Villari (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 18 - May 16 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-TEEN-3744
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

American comics are filled with musclemen, monsters, robots, villains and freaks, but it takes more than wild characters to make a good comic book. You need a story that, combined with convincing pictures, draws readers in and doesn't let them go. In this course a professional artist will teach you how to pull together the essential components of great comic book creation: word balloons, captions, panels and personalities. You'll also learn character design, perspective drawing and page layout. By the end, you will have created your very own mini-comic to share with friends and family.

Applies to: AT, Y2

Prerequisite: Start Cartooning


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Pekala (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 18 - May 16 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-TEEN-3944
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

"The whole world, as we experience it visually, comes to us through the mystic realm of color." This is how abstract painter Hans Hofmann described color -- as being everywhere around us. In this course you’ll use self-expression and imagination to explore the dynamic world of color. You'll investigate color concepts and theories, as well as the expressive use of color through a variety of materials. Works by well-known artists such as Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Franz Marc, Wassily Kandinsky and others will be discussed in class. Finally, using color concepts and an array of materials, you'll experiment with subject matter such as nature, still life, cityscapes and collage -- all in living color.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: TBA (Bio)