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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, 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

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, Dec 1 - 8 | 10am-4pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2018/CF-TEEN-0692
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $15


Description

Central to the design of a fashion line is the investigation of silhouette, pattern, and material that defines the establishment of style and provides the initial inspiration for a designer's collection. In this course we explore the possibilities of paper (in all its forms) as a prototyping medium, and how it translates to actual creation. You'll envision an apparel line, beginning with a mood board and fashion illustrations and ending with a maquette garment. Lessons in craftsmanship, visualization, pattern making, adhesion and fastening are included to give you a glimpse into the business of fashion design. Please bring a sketchbook; all other materials are supplied.

This course takes place at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Jonathan Smith (Bio)
Course Details

Monday, Jan 21 | 9am-4pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2019/CW-CAMP-1768
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | 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: Gail Saborio (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, Jan 12 - 26 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2019/CW-TEEN-0574
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $175 | lab fee $10 | model fee $10


Description

In this drawing workshop, figure drawing in black-and-white dry media is the technique and the human figure is the subject. It is an introduction to drawing from the nude model in a studio setting, and incorporates constructive critique. Beginning with a presentation that explores the hidden skeletal and muscular structures common to all humans, students build on that understanding as they practice rendering the surface landmarks of skin, hair and the features of the face and body.

This course takes place at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Gail Saborio (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jan 12 - Feb 9 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2019/CW-TEEN-3941
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $20


Description

How do you turn your sketchbook character into a three-dimensional clay figure? It is easy and quick to create using polymer clay, as you build over a metal armature and then sculpt the broad forms and fine details. The course starts with lessons in sculptural anatomy, proportion and exaggeration -- all of which play into how your hero might be shaped -- and concludes with a demonstration of painting techniques over the finished sculpture (or maquette). By the course's end you will have learned a process of character design that continues to have value to illustrators and concept design professionals.

This course takes place at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Liz Lomax (Bio)
Course Details

Monday, Feb 18 | 9am-4pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2019/CW-CAMP-1315
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $10


Description

Art students are fortunate to have a set of guiding principles for design; this course pairs those principles with easy-to-understand exercises that will provide a foundation for deeper exploration. In this course, students practice pattern design as a way to comprehend the primary goal of visual unity and its generative processes of similarity, rhythm and repetition. These concepts are revealed through a project that involves drawing organic forms, using a geometric structure with simple tools. The resulting patterns on paper are made without digital technology, and are evidence of a student's understanding of simplicity vs. complexity, which is vital to understanding design thinking.

This course takes place at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AT, Y2


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

Saturdays, Jan 12 - Feb 9 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2019/CW-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.

This course takes place at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Liz Lomax (Bio)
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