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Monday, Jan 20 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-CAMP-0897 ( Class is almost Full )
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, Apr 18 - May 16 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-CHILD-1272
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

From the great masters to contemporary artists, painters embody what it means to be an artist. Young artists explore a variety of painting materials such as acrylic, tempera and watercolor while learning the fundamentals of this iconic artistic process. Each week they're introduced to different famous painters and painting styles for inspiration. On trips to the RISD Museum, they get to see famous works of art up close and in person.


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

Saturdays, Apr 18 - May 16 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-CHILD-1997
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

In this course, young artists learn the fundamentals of drawing, sketching and rendering. Hands-on exercises use an array of drawing tools to produce a range of subject matter: still life, landscape, cityscape and portrait. Students learn to discuss and evaluate their work during classroom critiques that encourage them to undertake future drawing adventures.


Instructor
  • Name: Tiffany Mendez (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Mar 7 - Apr 4 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-CHILD-2447
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

In this fast-moving digital media course, students explore the amazing potential of vector graphics and take their first steps toward becoming digital ninjas. Using the powerful and surprisingly intuitive graphic program Adobe Illustrator, they 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. Before long, they’re drawing posters, portraits, even their favorite birds and beasts.


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Feb 17 - 21 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | Tillinghast Place | 2020/CW-CAMP-3240-02 ( Class is almost Full )
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $15


Description

Art is in abundance all around us -- especially in the natural surroundings found at Tillinghast Place in Barrington, RI. In this week-long camp, young artists will explore concepts of abundance and conservation in our surroundings and in our culture, and will create 2D and 3D artwork inspired by nature. Model and mold making, as well as traditional block printing, will allow students to create multiple reproductions of their own designs. Throughout the week, students will use an abundance of creativity while exploring a wide variety of traditional and nontraditional design and artmaking techniques.


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Mar 7 - Apr 4 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-CHILD-1262
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Cartoon animals come in all shapes and sizes: some are furry or feathered; others wear top hats, monocles or diapers. Some 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 personalities that will have them hopping off the page. The instructor first introduces some classic animal characters. Then, using simple drawing tools and techniques, students make their own unique critter creations.


Instructor
  • Name: Liz Goulet Dubois (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Mar 7 - Apr 4 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-CHILD-3712
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

The magic of frame-by-frame storytelling is the subject of this first experience with animation. With an introduction to the computer-based technology that makes all animated art possible, young artists learn the secrets of a form they've been familiar with from an early age. But now, instead of sitting in front of a screen, they actually do the hands-on "making and moving" under the camera. They learn to plan a project cooperatively with other young artists in a digital technology classroom, where their experiments in animation are viewed and discussed.


Instructor
  • Name: Carissa Abitabilo (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 18 - May 16 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-CHILD-2007
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $30


Description

This course exposes kids to the creative possibilities of photography through a hands-on exploration of the history and science of this fascinating visual art. Students learn about one of the original chemical forms of photography, the cyanotype, and create a pinhole camera that will take actual photographs on silver-based paper. We even turn our classroom into a makeshift darkroom. Students acquire a much better understanding of contemporary photography by learning about the original chemical magic of photography!


Instructor
  • Name: Cheryl Johnson (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Mar 7 - Apr 4 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-CHILD-3245
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $30


Description

This course offers an in-depth look at the exposure triangle (ISO, aperture, and shutter speed) through a series of photo walks and classroom experiences. Young photographers will learn how to manually use their DSLRs or point-and-shoot cameras. They will learn to digitally edit their images and then print and present their work in a variety of creative ways.


Instructor
  • Name: Cheryl Johnson (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 18 - May 16 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-CHILD-1988
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $15


Description

Explore the exciting world of fashion using papers, colored pencils, fashion magazines, fabrics, trims, embellishments, mannequins and sewing tools. Watch runway shows, learn about fashion from different eras and create your own clothing collection. You'll draw concept fashion designs, fabricate creations on mini dress forms, accessorize with ideas for shoes, bags and hats and finally, invent a logo to promote your new clothing line.


Instructor
  • Name: Candace French (Bio)