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Monday - Friday, Apr 15 - 19 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | Tillinghast Place | 2019/CS-CAMP-0874
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $15


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

Monday - Friday, Apr 15 - 19 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-CAMP-2858 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $20


Description

Some of the greatest paintings ever created are images of people frozen in time. In Edward Hopper's Nighthawks, a counter-full of characters sit stuck in a moment. In Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party a cheerful group of chatting friends are all stopped in mid-sentence. And the subject of Edvard Munch's The Scream makes no sound at all. In Master Pieces, students work in small groups to bring the work of the great masters to life, in a theatrical way. They build and paint backdrops, design and make all the props and costumes -- and they even write a short script and act out the scene from their painting. Whether you like to draw, paint, design, sculpt, build, write or act, there's something for everyone. On the final day of camp, we showcase each scene in one big show for friends and family.


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 1-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-CHILD-0546
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | 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

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 1-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-CHILD-1260
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $15


Description

Whether drawing with a needle and thread or coloring a picture using patterned fabric instead of crayons, students in this course explore many fundamental and traditional skills developed in the art studio through the tactile materials used in the fiber arts. Techniques such as embroidery, quilting and weaving allow students to explore both two- and three-dimensional artmaking, and to discover innovative ways to express themselves while making functional and nonfunctional textile art. Each session the class explores a different technique: weaving, felting, embroidery, funky quilts and fiber collage.


Instructor
  • Name: Cathy Wilkerson (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 9am-12pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-CHILD-1987
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $10


Description

Express yourself by creating your very own photo journal. On the first day, you'll learn a range of photo techniques, including essential skills like framing and composition, lighting, choosing subject matter and creating optical illusions using point of view and depth of field. On the second day, you'll check out different formats of photo journals and then construct a special handmade book to display your photos.


Instructor
  • Name: Cheryl Johnson (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday, Apr 13 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-CHILD-2049
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $10


Description

If you can redo, remix and refry, why can't you re-art? Common found objects become the foundation materials for artmaking in this multimedia extravaganza. Combined with traditional artists' materials used in uncommon ways, students reimagine the world around them through 3D construction, printmaking, collage and more. The RISD campus and its unique assets like the Museum and Nature Lab become an inspiration as students record their ideas, discoveries and observations.


Instructor
  • Name: Chloe Wessner (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Mar 23 - Apr 6 | 1-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-CHILD-3740 ( Class has Started )
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $175 | lab fee $10


Description

Kids love fashion too! The world of apparel design is fascinating and fun, and may even lead to a career. This course introduces the vocabulary and craft of fashion design, from brainstorming original concepts to describing and visualizing clothing and costume creations. Lessons include illustrating a line, age-appropriate marketing concepts, a tutorial on fabric and cloth, and the basic sewing and patternmaking techniques that serve as a foundation for later exploration of garment construction.


Instructor
  • Name: Cathy Wilkerson (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 9am-12pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-CHILD-2863
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $10


Description

The rich artistic history of Italy is explored in this course that covers drawing, painting, architecture and product design. The course begins with an introduction to Leonardo da Vinci, an artist, inventor and designer who united each of these artistic forms. Projects take the form of portraiture inspired by Leonardo's paintings, and mapmaking using his world map as a model. The next destination is Venice, where the city’s carnival and mask-making traditions spark students' imaginations as they turn drawings into colorful wearable sculptures.


Instructor
  • Name: Barbara Voccola (Bio)
Course Details

Friday, Jul 5 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CAMP-0429
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)