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Monday - Friday, Apr 15 - 19 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-CAMP-3721 ( 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: Cheryl Johnson (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday, Apr 13 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-CHILD-0845
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $10


Description

This fast-moving animation course is an ideal jumpstart for a child's first experience with frame-by-frame moviemaking. The art form is presented with accessible language and recognizable examples designed to engage even novice young artists. The exercises not only introduce the digital tools that are a "must" for learning animation, but also include handmade elements that connect students to the earliest animation traditions. Working in small teams that mimic a studio experience, students become more confident with technology, storytelling and cooperative learning.


Instructor
  • Name: Simon Allen (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-CHILD-1997 ( Class is Full )
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $10


Description

Young artists discover the excitement of drawing in this introductory course that provides a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of drawing, sketching and rendering. Assignments use a rich array of drawing tools accompanied by thoughtful instruction that connects materials and techniques to the process of envisioning the three-dimensional world on the two-dimensional plane. Students become familiar with the age-old history of the form with hands-on exercises drawing still lifes, landscapes, cityscapes and portraits. They learn to discuss and evaluate their work during classrooms critiques that encourage them to undertake later drawing adventures.


Instructor
  • Name: Tiffany Mendez (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-CHILD-2047
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $10


Description

Like cake and ice cream, sound and picture just go together. When the sound is a musical track, there is no better choice for the picture than animation. Building a video frame by frame is similar to building a song note by note, so it is no wonder that the most memorable music videos are made by animators. In this course, students advance in their understanding of moviemaking by reinterpreting a favorite music video and then creating an original music video project. New concepts and techniques are introduced throughout, including cycles, compositing and audio editing workflow. Young animators exit with music videos that are bound to attract attention as fledgling YouTube stars.


Instructor
  • Name: Simon Allen (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-CHILD-2447
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $10


Description

This fast-moving digital media course explores the amazing potential of vector graphics. Students use the powerful and surprisingly intuitive graphic program Adobe Illustrator to experiment with digital drawing and graphic illustration, and make original images for screen or print output. They begin by learning the application’s interface, proper file management, editorial workflow and shortcuts, and practice screen agility with a tablet. Very quickly students move on to drawing posters, portraits and their favorite birds and beasts (giraffe, octopus, the family pet?). It is the first steps to graphic design proficiency and digital ninja-ness.


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-CHILD-2926
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $20


Description

Here's a chance for kids to design and create pots, cups or boxes to contain a favorite snack or keepsake, or perhaps form and decorate clay tiles or sculptures that tell a story. In this course, students will continue to develop clay building skills and explore the fundamentals of sculptural and functional ceramic art. They'll also pose a few new questions: Can a sculpture have a useful function, or can a ceramic mug or bowl be a sculpture? As they refine skills in using the pinch, slab and coil methods of clay construction, students will dig deeper into the function of their clay works and finish their pieces with surface decorations, embellishments and glazes.


Instructor
  • Name: Sean Garrett (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Mar 23 - Apr 6 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-CHILD-2862 ( Class has Started )
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $175 | lab fee $10


Description

Making pictures with a camera has become easier and more common, but where to start? Digital Photo Jumpstart is a chance for students to work with kids their own age while learning the art and science of digital photography. RISD provides the equipment as students learn the vocabulary and shooting and editing workflow that form the basis for a satisfying photographic experience. By the end of the session they will have acquired "camera confidence" and a printed image to be proud of.


Instructor
  • Name: Cheryl Johnson (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 29 - Aug 2 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CHILD-0535
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Architecture in the most extraordinary place is the topic of this course where young designers develop ideas, plans, drawings and models for an arboreal dwelling (that's a treehouse!). The process starts with consideration for the site, which is the tree itself. Students are introduced to the plant science that might suggest a tree species ideal for structural enhancement. While they're laying the foundations, kids learn how to manipulate space, materials and style through exercises that combine drawing and thinking, making, and the scale model reality of a fantasy treehouse.


Instructor
  • Name: Michael DiMucci (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 19 - 23 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CHILD-0535-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Architecture in the most extraordinary place is the topic of this course where young designers develop ideas, plans, drawings and models for an arboreal dwelling (that's a treehouse!). The process starts with consideration for the site, which is the tree itself. Students are introduced to the plant science that might suggest a tree species ideal for structural enhancement. While they're laying the foundations, kids learn how to manipulate space, materials and style through exercises that combine drawing and thinking, making, and the scale model reality of a fantasy treehouse.


Instructor
  • Name: Simon Allen (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 22 - 26 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CHILD-0541
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)