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Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2019/CS-TEEN-0692
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $10


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, patternmaking, 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 is held at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Jonathan Smith (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2019/CS-TEEN-1757
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $15 | model fee $10


Description

Creative mark-making is the foundation for both drawing and painting, comparable to penmanship or a signature. As various drawing and painting endeavors call for different styles of marks, students in this course develop unique mark-making sets for a variety of applications, using innovative strategies and exercises. Working in different size scales and time frames, and inspired by sensory motivations including music, sound and movement, students investigate alternative drawing and painting processes with both familiar and unconventional materials. This course is both a kinetic and reflective adventure in which emerging artists gain confidence, building a repertoire of techniques and skills for drawing and painting, while discovering their unique artistic process and identity.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Gail Saborio (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2019/CS-TEEN-1775
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $10


Description

The Code Boss experience continues with JavaScript, the dynamic coding language behind the presentation of interactive 2D and 3D browser content. The instructor presents the document object model, and you'll build competency with associated programming concepts and create projects of increasing visual and computational complexity. You'll discover how to find and customize freely available scripts and troubleshoot them, browse powerful JavaScript-based libraries, and explore framework manipulation to build code mashups for useful prototyping. JavaScript behaviors implemented via event handlers and visual rollovers are taught to give you the experience of setting up a small set of webpages that demonstrate your abilities as a JavaScript code boss.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: TBA (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2019/CS-TEEN-2471
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $10


Description

Shepard Fairey, the controversial RISD alumnus, manipulates found images to create his dynamic posters, following in the tradition of Andy Warhol's graphic icons. Through printmaking -- a process used to duplicate an image -- both original and found imagery can be layered to create original collages in multiple editions of identical or altered variations. In this course, students learn several non-press printing techniques that can be replicated at home, such as relief prints, silkscreen and pronto plates. Throughout the course, they practice their printmaking craftsmanship to create portfolio-quality two-dimensional works that are surprisingly consistent or uniquely different.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Casey Weibust (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2019/CS-TEEN-2867
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $15


Description

Polymer clay, a colorful plastic material that is soft at room temperature but hardens when exposed to heat, is the medium for this jewelry making class. Students begin their first project, a necklace, by sculpting small amulet figures. They then make beads that are strung together with the amulets for a colorful original adornment. They move on to more delicate forms: a pair of earrings and a ring made from the same polymer clay material. Students leave with three different jewelry forms, each a variation of a versatile and low-cost sculptural material.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Liz Lomax (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday + Wednesday, Jul 2 - 3 | 9am-4pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2019/SE-CAMP-0889
2 sessions | 14 contact hours | tuition $265 | lab fee $15


Description

Drawing and painting animals, whether wild or family pets, requires an approach specific to the species. Are they furry? Do they have scales? These textural details are important, but no more than other elements and principles of design like proportion, gesture and color. This drawing and painting workshop introduces those topics by focusing on the animal subject and gives step-by-step instructions for moving from reference photo to drawing, and then to an acrylic painting in an accelerated but supportive studio experience.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Brian Weisz (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 22 - 26 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2019/SE-TEEN-1312-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $20


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: Chloe Wessner (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 15 - 19 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2019/SE-TEEN-1866-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | 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.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 24 - 28 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2019/SE-TEEN-2106
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Line, shape, pattern, value, texture, color, space and form: These formal elements of design form the "grammar" of the language of art. Working on a series of projects to explore these elements and the principles that drive them, students develop fluency in this language using a variety of art media to solve problems of visual organization. Projects occupy the two-dimensional picture plane and take the form of drawings, paintings and collages that can form the basis of a portfolio. This course is offers a glimpse of design at the collegiate level.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Chloe Wessner (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jul 13 - Aug 10 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2019/SE-TEEN-2299
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $20


Description

From the battlefield to the playing field and everywhere in between, we have equipped our everyday heroes and our superheroes with some of the most amazing gear. Discover the design and building strategies behind the construction of protective and decorative armor. You'll learn the ins and outs of making mockups and prototypes that include material science and engineering lessons that are equal parts product design and cosplay. When it all comes together, STEM becomes STEAM with a capital "A" for armor.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)