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Friday, Jul 5 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CAMP-0429 ( Class is Full )
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $10


Description

Draw, create, and master Pokemon! This studio art class is for young cartoonists who want to better understand the 700+ characters and creatures that comprise the Pokemon universe. The course begins with tutorials in the drawing basics that contribute to the "pocket monster" style, and explores how this style has been interpreted as the franchise has moved from video games and anime to manga and cards. Lessons in interpretative animal anatomy are presented in the RISD Nature Lab to illustrate the relationship between the natural world and the game's cartoon animal kingdom. Students learn to handle traditional drawing media as they complete exercises and turn sketches into drawings and finally illustrations contributing to the pop culture phenomenon of Pokemon.


Instructor
  • Name: James Frio (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 24 - 28 | 1-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CHILD-0531
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Play and expression come together in this course that introduces kids to basic art making techniques and art vocabulary. Inspired by a theme, students are encouraged to come up with creative solutions that can begin as drawings, become vibrant paintings and then three-dimensional constructions. Lessons in process are demonstrated and reflected upon as students consider a creative method that is thoughtfully discussed and becomes part of a creative arc that extends beyond the last class, as they continue "Artin' Around."


Instructor
  • Name: Rachel Villari (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 8 - 12 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CAMP-0542 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $20


Description

The universe is a wacky place full of actions and interactions with black holes, galaxy-eating collisions, asteroids, meteors and nebulas. Young artists/explorers will design and create their own constellations using the stars, name them, and develop a story or myth that supports their ideas. They then imagine and visualize what a planetary terrain looks like or what a parallel universe is comprised of. Students will envision these alternative worlds (including their colors, sounds, shapes and patterns) as two- and three-dimensional representations using a variety of materials. In the process, they'll build new skills in drawing, painting, collaging, printmaking and mixed media, adding up to an exciting out-of-this-world camp.


Instructor
  • Name: Alexandria Hornstein (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 8 - 12 | 1-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CHILD-0546
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Dinosaurs: gone but not forgotten, particularly in the imagination of young artists who often focus on these extinct creatures as their first creative obsession. This course gives students the opportunity to expand upon their existing knowledge of the T. rex, pterodactyls, marine reptiles and ceratopsians. Scientific facts and educated guesses provide the inspiration for projects in drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture as students build and craft art objects that are all definitely "dinosaurish."


Instructor
  • Name: Sean Garrett (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 19 - 23 | 1-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CHILD-0546-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Dinosaurs: gone but not forgotten, particularly in the imagination of young artists who often focus on these extinct creatures as their first creative obsession. This course gives students the opportunity to expand upon their existing knowledge of the T. rex, pterodactyls, marine reptiles and ceratopsians. Scientific facts and educated guesses provide the inspiration for projects in drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture as students build and craft art objects that are all definitely "dinosaurish."


Instructor
  • Name: Sean Garrett (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 17 - 21 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | Tillinghast Place | 2019/SE-CAMP-0873 ( Class is almost Full )
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $20


Description

RISD's bayside Tillinghast Place is an art oasis, a place where creativity soars as young artists experiment with image making through a variety of art materials including pencils, paint, cut paper and magical photographic processes. They then incorporate these techniques as they explore bookmaking techniques that take the form of flip books, comic strips and photographic books. Students create characters, record impressions and design pages as they build books to share with their classmates, family and friends.


Instructor
  • Name: * Steven Hayes, Cheryl Johnson (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 12 - 16 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | Tillinghast Place | 2019/SE-CAMP-0874 ( Class is almost Full )
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $20


Description

The natural world can be seen from every window at RISD's classrooms in Barrington, a view that inspires young artists to draw, paint and sculpt projects related to the growing world. Lessons begin with observational drawing and scientific illustration that become the pages of handmade journals and painted artwork for display. The shift from two-dimensional to three-dimensional happens the second day, as students build found-object sculptures and then clay representations of insects and miniature creatures. Flower mandalas, garden crowns and other cross media projects are included to connect a child’s creativity to the garden, meadow and woodland.


Instructor
  • Name: * Sean Garrett, Sarah Hess (Bio)
Course Details

Friday, Jul 5 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CAMP-0897
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $10


Description

Freedom is an ideal that often comes with great struggle. This course presents the concept visually for the youngest of artists. Students hear the stories of freedom fighters, advocates and champions (both historical and fictitious), and connect them to their own experience as they create their own interpretive artworks. The projects encourage a dialogue about civil rights, our responsibilities to one another and the oppression, bigotry and bias that can threaten a free society.


Instructor
  • Name: Monique Rolle-Johnson (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday + Wednesday, Jul 2 - 3 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CAMP-1278 ( Class is almost Full )
2 sessions | 14 contact hours | tuition $265 | lab fee $20


Description

In this workshop, young sculptors visit the RISD Nature Lab in search of animals, birds and more for creative inspiration. They then take their ideas back to the studio, where they realize their visions through a variety of three-dimensional processes. Masks, puppets, sculptures (and more!) come alive in this sculpture safari.


Instructor
  • Name: Alejandra Peralta (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 29 - Aug 2 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CAMP-2052 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $20


Description

In this course, students set out to find the animals of myth and legend living around the RISD campus, from the taxidermy and entomology (the study of BUGS, that is!) at the Nature Lab to the ancient art and artifacts at the RISD Museum. Young explorers use this treasure trove of information as inspiration for a variety of visual projects, building basic art and design skills as they visually document their travels and create the myths and legends of tomorrow.


Instructor
  • Name: Sean Garrett (Bio)