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Monday - Friday, Jun 15 - 19 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | Tillinghast Place | 2020/SE-CAMP-1471
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $10


Description

In this camp, young artists capture the power of the summer breeze at Tillinghast Place in Barrington, RI. Designing kites, whirligigs, windmills, kinetic sculptures, and chimes, students immerse themselves in the art-making process while having fun creating and collaborating with others. This camp combines artistic design, outdoor adventure, engineering and fun!


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 22 - 26 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | Tillinghast Place | 2020/SE-CAMP-1473
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $10


Description

This camp offers an exploration of the mythological creatures that inhabit our imagination and -- who knows? -- our local environment, too! From mermaids to Moby Dick, from the giant squid to the unicorned narwhal, sea creatures have long animated local legends. Close encounters, wild descriptions and the power of creativity have inspired artists to bring these creatures to life throughout time. In this camp, artists will use painting, drawing, printing, sculpture and mixed media to convince viewers that the creatures in the depths of Narragansett Bay really ARE real!


Instructor
  • Name: Patricia Huntington (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 20 - 24 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | Tillinghast Place | 2020/SE-CAMP-1475
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $10


Description

There it is, just over the horizon: an idea just waiting to be turned into a visual reality! That is what happens in this spontaneous, zany and thought-provoking course that combines artmaking, playing and being a kid. Budding artists will tackle an idea under the watchful eyes of experienced arts educators, who will help them sort out good, better and best solutions for their exciting and formative projects. Working individually and in small groups, they will draw, sculpt and build as they design a group show for their families.


Instructor
  • Name: Donald Chabot (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 6 - 10 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | Tillinghast Place | 2020/SE-CAMP-1477
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $10


Description

Have you ever looked at a painting that made you dizzy, or taken a second look and seen something completely different than what you had perceived seconds before? What about art that looks like a dream, or maybe even a nightmare? During this exciting summer camp, students will explore the visual trickery and techniques of Op Art, Futurism and Surrealism and their adherents, including Bridgett Riley, Umberto Bocciono and Eadweard Muybridge. They will venture on their own journey of optical enchantment as they experiment with painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking and mixed media, incorporating illusionist techniques to create their own personal expression of visual magic.


Instructor
  • Name: Patricia Huntington (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 13 - 17 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | Tillinghast Place | 2020/SE-CAMP-1479
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $10


Description

Discover a fascinating part of the world without leaving Rhode Island! Students will meet the Dogon, Bambara, Fulani and Tuareg peoples of West Africa and learn how they use their natural environments for artmaking. They'll create mud cloths embellished with personal symbols; construct Dogon-style houses of dried mud and wooden sticks; and design protective jewelry containing hidden messages and inspired by nomadic tribes. Students will experiment with a variety of media and techniques, from drawing and painting to printmaking, sculpture, architecture and jewelry design.


Instructor
  • Name: Donald Chabot (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Thursday, Jun 29 - Jul 2 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | Tillinghast Place | 2020/SE-CAMP-1481
4 sessions | 28 contact hours | tuition $420 | lab fee $10


Description

The universe is a wacky place, with black holes, galaxy-eating collisions, nebulae, meteors and gigantic asteroids. Inspired by today's superheroes, young artists will create new outer-space realities and write the myths behind them. Drawing on the colors, sounds and patterns of Hollywood blockbusters, they'll envision their own parallel universes, using drawing, painting, sculpting and printing to create an alternative world in 2D and 3D.


Instructor
  • Name: Patricia Huntington (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 27 - 31 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | Tillinghast Place | 2020/SE-CAMP-1483
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $10


Description

With the enchanted Tillinghast Place as their setting, young artists will use folklore to inform their own artmaking. What creatures dwell in the forest? How do they disguise themselves? Where do they sleep? Why are they impressive? Artists will explore a variety of forest myths that feature fantastic figures such as the Green Man, zombies, bewitched beasts, trolls, fairies and gnomes. They will bring these ethereal beings alive through drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture and installation, with inspiration from illustrators Arthur Rackham and Jamie Wyeth, sculptor Deborah Butterfield and costume designer Julie Taymor.


Instructor
  • Name: Donald Chabot (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 3 - 7 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | Tillinghast Place | 2020/SE-CAMP-1485
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $10


Description

Explore the rainforests of the world, from Brazil to Borneo, Australia to Southeast Asia, Costa Rica to Papua New Guinea! What creatures live there? How do they survive? Who uses camouflage? Who responds to sounds and colors? In this class artists will learn about indigenous animals and how they interact with their environments. They will also meet the people who coexist in these tropical spaces. How do they use natural materials to create art? How do they adapt to environmental changes? What inspires their traditional stories? Through drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and mixed media, students will create their own artistic interpretations of the jungle.


Instructor
  • Name: Patricia Huntington (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 10 - 14 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | Tillinghast Place | 2020/SE-CAMP-3269
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $20


Description

Many artists draw inspiration from objects found in nature -- not to mention the junk drawer! RISD's Tillinghast Place offers a treasure trove of objects, from cool rocks, shells and flotsam and jetsam on the beach to flowers and feathers in the fields. In this late-summer camp, students will comb the grounds of the farm and delve into the depths of their bedroom closets, toy boxes or junk drawers to collect treasures. Back in the studio, they’ll create innovative works of art that incorporate their found objects with traditional art materials and processes.


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 20 - 24 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2020/SE-CHILD-0541-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Join us to act up, act down and act around in this performance class for children. It is the art of taking words -- from music lyrics, newspapers, textbooks, poems, letters, journals and even recipes -- to create a collaborative experiment in theater. Young performers can expect lessons in mime, movement and monologue and the opportunity to improvise and interact with their classmates. Parents can expect that their child will return invigorated by exchange and a new outlet for their energy.


Instructor
  • Name: Barry Morang (Bio)