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Saturdays, Jan 12 - Feb 9 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-CHILD-1997
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Artist Keith Haring once said, "Drawing is still basically the same as it has been since prehistoric times. It brings together man and the world. It lives through magic." Young artists discover the nature of that magic, as they take command of the marks they make, and are provided with a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of drawing and sketching. Assignments utilize a rich array of drawing materials, while expanding on traditional subject matter: still lifes, landscapes, cityscapes and portraits, as well as both observational and abstract applications of making marks. The course is ideal for students with little or no experience who want to explore the magic of drawing. Group discussion and one-on-one instruction are provided to meet the specific needs of each student.


Instructor
  • Name: Chloe Wessner (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Feb 18 - 22 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-12 | Tillinghast Place | 2019/CW-CAMP-0542
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $15


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: * Simon Allen, Chloe Wessner (Bio)
Course Details

Monday, Jan 21 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-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

Saturdays, Jan 19 - Feb 2 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-CHILD-1262
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $175 | lab fee $10


Description

Cartoon animals come in all shapes and sizes: some are four-legged, furry or feathered; others wear top hats, monocles or diapers. They strut on two legs or crawl on all four, and some even have eight arms at their disposal! Some behave like humans (Squidward, Hello Kitty and Brian Griffin), and some less so (Bambi and Thumper), but they all fascinate us and are perfect characters through which to tell a story. In this drawing course, students learn to cartoon animals, creating their stories and giving them personality that will have them hopping off the page. The instructor first introduces some classic animal characters. Then, using simple drawing tools and techniques, students follow along to create their own unique critter creations.


Instructor
  • Name: Rick Shiers (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jan 12 - Feb 9 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-CHILD-2783
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Take the first step into computer-based design with Sculptris, a kid-friendly 3D modeling tool. Activities will ignite your imagination and connect to your existing interests like video games and animation. Get excited to learn more about artistic creation, computer science and 3D visualization!


Instructor
  • Name: Carlos Cruz (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jan 12 - Feb 9 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-CHILD-3712
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Let's animate! The magic of frame-by-frame storytelling is the subject of this first experience with animation, in which young artists learn the techniques and technology of an art form that they've been familiar with from an early age but, instead of sitting in the audience, they do the making. And what they make is hands-on under the camera, but with an introduction to the computer-based technology that makes all animated art possible. Students learn to manage a project cooperatively in a digital technology classroom where artistic output can be shared on-screen.


Instructor
  • Name: Nick Marcoux (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jan 12 - Feb 9 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-CHILD-0530
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Robot: The word conjures up so many amazing images from movies, cartoons, comic books, games and toys. Young artists excite their imaginations with visions of drones, cyborgs and androids as they explore the history and possibilities of robots, as well as their place in science fiction and scientific fact. Students will create movie posters and comic book illustrations, build model robots, and they'll also explore the very real and beneficial side of robotics by building mechanical hands and other machines.


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jan 12 - Feb 9 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-CHILD-3740
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $20


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: Candace French (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Feb 9 - 23 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-CHILD-0572
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $175 | lab fee $15


Description

Living on the moon? Earth's lunar cousin might seem an unlikely place for human visitors, but anything is possible. This course challenges young builders to imagine a settlement on the moon, making it a scale model reality as they consider the obstacles of differences in gravity, atmosphere, light and moisture. Their instructor identifies the design problem as students work together to create engineering solutions that are practical, whimsical and fantastic.


Instructor
  • Name: Simon Allen (Bio)
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