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Online, Jun 22 - Jul 17 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-APHSS-0080-00 ( Class is almost Full )
81 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $2400


Description

These courses are part of Session I (Essential Fundamentals) of RISD Advanced Program for High School Students.

ESSENTIAL FUNDAMENTALS
In this first four-week, online session students will register for one class that consists of three, distinct areas of study: "Experiential Drawing," "Exploration in Design," and "Art in Crisis: Contemporary Issues," each taught by a separate instructor.

Experiential Drawing
In this class, principles and elements essential to drawing are explored through a variety of media and methods. Students will use materials such as graphite, markers, collage and acrylic paint—as well as found materials and invented tools—in order to explore different processes in drawing. Students learn about a range of compositional strategies. Tonal studies, volume, weight and contour, line and form are pursued through observation and interpretation. Students will draw from observation, research, memory and imagination. We will be expanding the idea of what drawing is and why it is important: a thinking process, a way to explore, a way to solve visual problems, a way to broaden creative passages. Emphasis is placed on developing an active sketchbook practice that serves as an impetus for larger projects and allows others to understand your process.

Exploration in Design
Effective visual communication in all art forms begins with the fundamentals of good design that defines space, unifies the whole and ignites emotional response. In this class, students explore materials to strengthen idea building through investigations in line, shape, color, value, pattern, texture, space and form. These elements will serve as the foundation through which students express personal, as well as global, ideas and concepts. Experimentation with hierarchical scaling, transparency, transition and a variety of approaches allows students to create a personalized collection of studies and completed works. This class will require thumbnail sketches and reworking projects through multiple iterations before arriving at final work. Students employ a range of (wet and dry) media and techniques in exercises and assignments that focus on developing key design sensitivities and student interpretations. From initial sketches to final projects, students develop a core practice to help in the success of current and future work.

Art During Crisis: Contemporary Issues
In this class students address where we are today, in the middle of a pandemic, and how artists and designers have used their expressive capacity to reflect on and respond to crisis. Through virtual museum, gallery and artist studio tours we will examine what artists and designers are doing and saying about current conditions and the role their work plays in society—from critical commentary to innovative design solutions. Film viewing assignments on the lives and works of key artists and designers throughout time broaden understanding of how creativity and invention always flourish during times of uncertainty. Readings and formal writing assignments on the analysis of works of art and design provide opportunities for in-depth study. Students create a final project through a self-expressive curatorial project, bringing together works of art and design that inspire them in their personal creative work. Emphasis in this class is on understanding visual language, and developing the ability to speak, write and present in clear, well-reasoned ways.

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.


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  • Name: Multiple Instructors (Bio)
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Online, Jul 20 - Aug 14 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-APHSS-0086
0 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $1600


Description

This course is part of Session II (Featured Topics) of RISD Advanced Program for High School Students.

During times of economic, political, health or environmental crisis, racism and issues of particular inequities rise to the surface. In this course students engage with pivotal and complex social issues to investigate how during these tension points artists become powerful agents of change. Working within the framework of Emory Douglas' role of the artist to inform, enlighten and educate, students explore how, what and where to message their voice in ways that will have the most impact. Through lectures, assigned research, online discussions and 2D studio assignments, students focus on projects that will enhance their art and design skills and the ability to confidently communicate their concept. Students learn how to use type and image to convey powerful graphic messaging in consideration for use in print and on social media platforms. Historical and contemporary iconic imagery—such as Shepard Fairey’s ambiguous street culture of "Obey," Banksy's anonymous social commentary on inequity, and most recently Lisa Wool-Rim Sjöblom’s "I am not a virus" campaign addressing current xenophobic hostility—is covered to help inform students in the creation of their own series of work and a final video presentation.

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- This course requires access to Adobe Creative Cloud, or some of its creative tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Monthly subscriptions can be purchased from a variety of pricing plans directly from Adobe.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.


Instructor
  • Name: Rene Payne (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jul 20 - Aug 14 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-APHSS-0087 ( Class is almost Full )
54 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $1600


Description

This course is part of Session II (Featured Topics) of RISD Advanced Program for High School Students.

Documentary photography can be defined as the art of capturing historical, cultural, social, or politically significant events and experiences. Dorothea Lange and Walker Evans used their cameras to document the Great Depression, Lewis Hine changed child labor laws with his powerful factory portraits, and LaToya Ruby Frazier showed us the effects of the Flint, Michigan water crisis through the eyes of one family. Through a historical, conceptual and technical framework, this course will equip students to think critically and create a strong documentary photography series reflective of a current issue. Students learn the fundamentals of DSLR and smartphone camera techniques, composition, lighting methods, digital image editing and sequence. The course covers essential skills using a variety of media, including capturing and editing photographs digitally, collage building in Photoshop, experimenting with text and image, and project sequence and layout. Sensitivity to issues of appropriation, accessibility, safety, consent and when to turn the lens inward or outward are inherent throughout the course. Through research and exploration of concept and processes, emphasis is placed on developing a project with an authentic voice, utilizing visual language to express ideas in progress sketches, and preparing a written statement to accompany a carefully sequenced final body of work.

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- This course requires access to Adobe Creative Cloud, or some of its creative tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Monthly subscriptions can be purchased from a variety of pricing plans directly from Adobe.
- This course requires access to a digital camera or smartphone.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.


Instructor
  • Name: Brittany Marcoux - McGuire (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jul 20 - Aug 14 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-APHSS-0091 ( Class is Full )
54 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $1600


Description

This course is part of Session II (Featured Topics) of RISD Advanced Program for High School Students.

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted many design challenges, but none more so than in the medical field. In order to save lives, physicians, medical staff and manufacturers have turned to designers to reinvent radical solutions to equipment shortages, malfunctions and design flaws. In this course students will focus on medical-oriented designing, creating and problem-solving in ways that are adaptable, sustainable, reliable and user-friendly. Issues regarding patient and doctor equipment interaction, dual-purpose design, ease of use, discreet design, influence of design on mental health and well-being, and designing for all ages–children, adult and elderly—will be investigated. Students generate a diverse range of design approaches through research, mapping out a design plan, documenting varied processes and producing a collection of supportive concepts in both hands-on drawing and modeling. Emphasis is placed on ergonomics and aesthetics, as well as the ability to present results clearly and dynamically. While the focus of this course is medical-oriented, the principles covered and knowledge acquired are transferable across fields and will give students a sense of the important role of industrial designers.

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.


Instructor
  • Name: Renee Monteiro-Bernard (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jul 20 - Aug 14 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-APHSS-0092
54 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $1600


Description

This course is part of Session II (Featured Topics) of RISD Advanced Program for High School Students.

Throughout history sculpture has served as a means to honor, reflect and challenge society. In this course students focus on assemblage to push the use of a 'ready-made' or 'found object' as a means of injecting theme and content into a work. Lectures present the rich historical context of everyday objects or images (in individual artworks and critical art movements), as well as the work of contemporary artists such as Nina Katchadourian, Tara Donovan, Jessica Stockholder and Francis Alys. Students learn best practices for a well-rounded approach to making sculptural works outside of a traditional studio setting. They start with the process of ideation, which includes writing about and discussing ideas as a group; and sharing sketches, color studies, material studies and small prototypes. They then move into the making process and share in-process works and, finally, document images of sculptural work for a portfolio.

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.


Instructor
  • Name: Gail Dodge (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jul 20 - Aug 14 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-APHSS-0084-02
54 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $1600


Description

This course is part of Session II (Featured Topics) of RISD Advanced Program for High School Students.

With increasing expansion, animation serves as a vital tool to highlight injustices, explain data and essential information, and bring new understanding to critical issues. This course focuses on communication, problem solving, and reflection upon global and local issues through the medium of animation. The fundamentals of sequential art are introduced through a variety of methods and materials, including flipbooks, storyboards, collage, cutouts, and stop-motion techniques. Students think and learn about the roles of artist-as-communicator and artist-as-educator with the ability to create content that is impactful, dynamic and effective. Students create palimpsest animations inspired by the work of William Kentridge, pixilation projects based on personal interviews, haikus using cutout and collage techniques, and frame-by-frame character animation. Independent research of political and socioeconomic areas of interest provides students with the content to develop their unique vision.

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- This course requires access to Adobe Creative Cloud, or some of its creative tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Monthly subscriptions can be purchased from a variety of pricing plans directly from Adobe.
- This course requires access to a digital camera or smartphone.
- This course requires access to a tripod.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.


Instructor
  • Name: Laine Rettmer (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jul 20 - Aug 14 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-APHSS-0085-02
54 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $1600


Description

This course is part of Session II (Featured Topics) of RISD Advanced Program for High School Students.

How can we design buildings that support us inside and out? Our prompt will be to design a building that can not only support the health and well-being of its inhabitants during a time of shelter-in-place (due to pandemic, war or natural disaster), but also contribute to the prosperity of the larger community in times of peace. Through a process of research and iteration of concepts, students address this critical question by expanding upon notions of sustainability and adaptability. As an introductory architectural design course, important architectural principles will be presented through exercises, lectures and demonstrations to develop an understanding of scale, form and spatial relationships. Students strengthen problem-solving skills by learning basic architectural concepts, vocabulary and strategies. Hands-on quick sketches and model-making leads to a final design concept communicated through a finished model and axonometric drawing. This course provides the framework for the type of analysis and synthesis that’s crucial to further architectural pursuits.

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.


Instructor
  • Name: Christina Schaller (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jul 20 - Aug 14 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-APHSS-0088-02
54 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $1600


Description

This course is part of Session II (Featured Topics) of RISD Advanced Program for High School Students.

This course presents students with an opportunity to expand their understanding of drawing fundamentals by considering and utilizing nontraditional materials and methods. Through lectures, demonstrations and reviewing artists’ works, students come to see drawing as a way of thinking through visual and conceptual problems, allowing them to see how to develop visual languages that can address issues and areas of personal interest. Experimentation as a way to challenge established approaches to composition, materiality, tools and concepts will be explored. Processes such as collage, frottage (rubbings), image transfer, pochoir-stenciling, trace-monotype, screen monotype, and some digital techniques are covered to help students find their own medium of choice for future work. Completed works are driven by invested visual research and experimentation. In conjunction with existing drawing skills (and materials), students will be challenged to develop a series of large(r)-scale works that focus heavily on the harmonious combination of a diverse range of media and techniques.

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.


Instructor
  • Name: Yevgeniya Baras (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jul 20 - Aug 14 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-APHSS-0089-02
54 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $1600


Description

This course is part of Session II (Featured Topics) of RISD Advanced Program for High School Students.

Data visualization is storytelling that helps translate information into knowledge. With an abundance of information streaming into our lives, how can we process and design complex and large volumes of material into a simple, honest and accessible form? In this course students learn how to use information structure and systems of form, color and typography in projects that communicate data through a variety of methods such as maps, graphs, charts and diagrams. Lectures introduce historical references such as Charles Joseph Minard's 1869 flow diagram of Napoleon's campaign of 1812 and Henry Beck's 1931 revolutionary London Underground map. Contemporary designers Giorgia Lupi, Francesco Franchi, Sandra Rendgren, Nigel Holmes and Nicholas Felton will also be used as inspiration for individual projects. Issues regarding data collection and individual privacy will be touched upon, including a look at how artists such as "Glass Room" are addressing these concerns. Assignments will explore issues of mapping, hierarchy, location, time, comparison, motion, format, and the use of symbolic visual language to help students build a series of concepts and final work. Students will learn various methods of compiling data and translating this information in both analog (hand-making) and digital tools.

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- This course requires access to Adobe Creative Cloud, or some of its creative tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Monthly subscriptions can be purchased from a variety of pricing plans directly from Adobe.
- This course requires access to the following hardware: a digital camera or smartphone; scanner
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jul 20 - Aug 14 | Asynchronous
ages 13-17 | Online | 2020/SE-APHSS-0090-03
54 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $1600


Description

This course is part of Session II (Featured Topics) of RISD Advanced Program for High School Students.

Illustration crosses all boundaries in materials and messaging: The common unifier is the identifiable style and voice of the artist. In this class students learn how to create a compelling narrative from their own story, identity and viewpoint. Lectures and research emphasize historical and contemporary artists, as well as process and creative practice. Students develop effective concepts, characters and narrative through a variety of materials such as graphite, pen and ink, collage and painting. Genres of communication such as social commentary and fiction are investigated to further develop personal areas of interest, process and style. In this course, expressive solutions to visual problems are emphasized through a rigorous sketchbook practice and the development of final concepts.

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.


Instructor
  • Name: Allison Cole (Bio)
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