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Monday, Nov 11 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | Tillinghast Place | 2019/CF-CAMP-4191
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $10


Description

Day of Drawing is a full day devoted to the celebration of drawing as an art form. Young artists explore a variety of pencil, pen, crayon and ink-on-paper techniques, all essential for developing observational and expressive drawing skills. Students leave with skills gained in a visual arts fundamental that connects to other art forms and scientific and vocational pursuits.


Instructor
  • Name: Chloe Wessner (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Dec 7 - 8 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-CAMP-2096
2 sessions | 14 contact hours | tuition $265 | lab fee $20


Description

What makes a great photograph? Great photographers know how to capture a moment with a camera's best possible perspective, and how to place themselves and frame a shot for maximum effect. Students in this course learn how to make creative choices for capturing people, places and even optical illusions while making decisions about point of view, depth of field, cropping and other picture-taking essentials. They'll wrap things up by making a handmade album of their photo adventures. Note: Students must bring their own digital camera. A simple point-and-shoot model is appropriate.


Instructor
  • Name: Cheryl Johnson (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Oct 26 - Nov 23 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-CHILD-2180
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Here's a chance for young cartoonists to get funny, silly or scary as they get serious about learning to create their own characters. Using basic pencil and pen-and-ink drawing techniques, students play with line and learn to experiment with personality on paper. Inspired by the rich tradition of cartooning found in children's books, comic strips and animated cartoons, young artists bring their most whimsical ideas to life.


Instructor
  • Name: Rick Shiers (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Oct 26 - Nov 23 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-CHILD-1272
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $15


Description

From the great masters to newcomers in the contemporary art world, painters symbolize the ultimate image of 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 famous painters and painting styles for inspiration. Trips to the RISD Museum allow a glimpse of some of these famous works of art up close and in person.


Instructor
  • Name: Chloe Wessner (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Dec 7 - 8 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-CAMP-1279
2 sessions | 14 contact hours | tuition $265 | lab fee $10


Description

Drawing magical beasts -- dragons, werewolves and unicorns, that is -- is only the start, as you learn about their origins and abilities, and their friends and enemies. In this illustration course you'll learn the fundamentals of sketching and character design using animal specimens in RISD's Nature Lab to better understand fur and feathers, scales and teeth. Observing the natural features of different animals and then combining them on paper in new and unexpected ways is the key to better drawings. After an exciting start in the Nature Lab you'll move into a computer lab to learn how Photoshop can make your magical animal kingdom even more fantastic.


Instructor
  • Name: James Frio (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Oct 26 - Nov 23 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-CHILD-2135
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $20


Description

Based on the fundamentals of design and engineering, this course focuses on the playful, but well-considered, use of materials. With opportunities for brainstorming and problem solving, each lesson brings a new design challenge to create art with a purpose for play or prototypes for futuristic contraptions. Participants learn about craftsmanship and proper tool use, and work with materials like wood, recyclables, paper, cardboard, metal, rubber bands, wire, fabric and fiber. As they have fun drawing, experimenting, testing and building, students increase their scientific awareness, gain knowledge of the design process and build upon both two- and three-dimensional design skills.


Instructor
  • Name: Cheryl Johnson (Bio)
Course Details

Sunday, Dec 8 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-CAMP-2089
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $10


Description

Take the first step into computer-based design with the 3D modeling tool Sculptris. 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: Kristen Shea (Bio)
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