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Sundays, Sep 22 - Oct 20 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-TEEN-0439
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $25


Description

Hollywood's use of special effects make up and prosthetics for science fiction and horror films began in the silent era with Nosferatu and continues with TV hits such as SyFy's reality series Face Off. Students in this course will be introduced to character design and creature-making techniques as they create an original half-face mask from start to finish. The process begins with an introduction to character design and drafting concepts as students plan the design of their sculpture, and then continues as they build the forms using materials such as latex, air-dry clay, and papier mache. Students also learn painting and fabricating techniques suited to their design.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Stefania Medeiros (Bio)
Course Details

Sundays, Oct 13 - 20 | 9am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-CAMP-0841
2 sessions | 14 contact hours | tuition $265 | lab fee $10 | model 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; the interior study acknowledges scale, perspective and composition; and the final exercise combines figure and ground. The fast-paced class reviews drawing fundamentals, and then moves on to consider advanced techniques and the requirements of an admissions portfolio.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Sunday, Dec 8 | 9am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-CAMP-1768 ( Class is almost Full )
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 you'd like to become a portrait or comic book artist or just improve your skills at drawing faces, this course will provide valuable and applicable skills.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Sundays, Sep 29 - Oct 6 | 9am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-CAMP-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, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Cheryl Johnson (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Oct 26 - Nov 23 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-TEEN-2181
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10 | model fee $10


Description

Learning how to draw is really "learning how to see." This course serves as a first step for students looking to develop foundational skills in drawing. Students learn to use materials (pencil, pen and marker) properly as they complete in-class exercises that focus on composition, figurative anatomy and perspective drawing. They acquire an artistic vocabulary that they can use when discussing their drawings during classroom critiques. Lessons enrich the experience for students who want to draw from the model, draw from life and learn to draw with confidence.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Oct 26 - Nov 23 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-TEEN-2196 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Discover the basics of shooting, manipulating and printing your digital photographs in the RISD CE digital photo studio. Camera operations and vocabulary come first as you learn the foundation lessons of exposure, shutter, aperture and sensor plane. Composition for the frame comes next, as you experiment with light painting, flash photography and the proper use of studio lighting equipment. Critique becomes a part of the course as you learn how to talk constructively about your captured images. The final class will wrap up with an introduction to Adobe Photoshop and printing a favorite photograph on a large format photo printer.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Rachel Villari (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Oct 26 - Nov 23 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-TEEN-0547
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $20


Description

You are the maker in this course that incorporates elements of both product design and apparel design. The design studio begins with a review of how manufacturing technology, trends and cultural attitudes have shaped the market for sneakers, pumps, boots and sandals. You will choose one of these forms to assess, deconstruct and redesign with attention to materials, purpose and economy. You'll learn how to render your initial idea as a concept sketch, and eventually complete a prototype shoe design that is functional, fashionable or fantastic.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Renee Monteiro-Bernard (Bio)
Course Details

Monday, Oct 14 | 9am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-CAMP-1176-02
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $10


Description

The Albuquerque Isotopes, Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp and Rhode Island's sadly departing PawSox are baseball's teams where the experience is enhanced with clever design. Snappy names, funny mascots and colorful logos help sell that experience as students learn how to use Adobe Illustrator to design the graphic identity of an imaginary sports team. The instructor guides them through the technology and branding decisions that lead to the delivery of two pieces of original art: a logo and a mascot graphic. The skills learned are easily adapted for non-sports logo design projects.

Schedule Update: The schedule for this course has changed since originally published. Class will meet on Monday, October 14.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Oct 26 - Nov 23 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-TEEN-1771 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Great characters are timeless -- sometimes even epic. Illustrators and concept designers are charged with creating characters that are the heart of stories told in comic books, movies, video games and toys. In this course students acquire the hand drawing and digital skills necessary to develop memorable characters. Lessons topics include backstory development, anatomy, proportion, foreshortening and Photoshop workflow to make the creative process easier. A special emphasis is placed on techniques used to create non-human characters such as aliens, robots and anthropomorphic animals.

Applies to: AT, Y2, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Jesse Smolover (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Dec 7 - 8 | 9am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-CAMP-4189
2 sessions | 14 contact hours | tuition $265 | lab fee $15


Description

The chair is the perfect form to consider for a young artist wishing to understand design fundamentals and how they apply to furniture design. Students begin by getting an overview of iconic chairs from Chippendale to Le Corbusier, and the manufacturing realities and aesthetic concerns that informed design decisions. Inspired by these examples, students practice a design workflow that takes them from ideation to sketches to a drawn plan. They finish with a scale model prototype constructed of accessible materials that reinforce the objectives of craftsmanship, form and fabrication.

Applies to: AT, Y2, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Rachel Duchesne (Bio)