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Monday, Feb 17 | 9am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-CAMP-1738 ( Class has Started )
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.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Laura Travis (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Mar 7 - Apr 4 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-TEEN-0420 ( Class is Full )
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


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: Monique Rolle-Johnson (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 18 - May 16 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-TEEN-2177 ( Class is almost Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10 | model fee $10


Description

Watercolor painting is the ideal first experience for young artists interested in learning observational painting and practical color theory. This course will teach you proper use of materials, give you an understanding of color theory and composition, and reveal the all-important dialogue between drawing and painting. Demonstrations, individual instruction and group critiques will help you find your own, unique approach to watercolor as you paint from objects, photographs, models -- and your imagination.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Rick Shiers (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Mar 7 - Apr 4 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-TEEN-2196
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Learn how to shoot, manipulate and print digital photographs in the RISD CE digital photo studio. Camera operations and vocabulary come first as you learn the foundations of exposure, shutter, aperture and sensor plane. Composition comes next as you experiment with light painting, flash photography and the proper use of studio lighting equipment. You'll also learn how to constructively critique images. The course wraps up with an introduction to Adobe Photoshop so you can print your favorite photograph on a large-format printer!

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: David Fleurant (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Mar 7 - Apr 4 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-TEEN-1179
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Simply put, illustrations are pictures created in service to words. We find them on posters and in children's books, comics, movies, cartoons and video games. They’re among the most iconic images an artist can create. This course gives teen artists the chance to express their passion for drawing by learning to turn an editorial prompt into a two-dimensional visual reality. Pencil sketches, thumbnail drawings and compositional studies are later refined as gray-toned and full-color finished illustrations. Students learn to use dry and wet media as they create pictures that will make their portfolio shine.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Rick Shiers (Bio)