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Saturdays, Oct 30 - Dec 18 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 11/14, 11/28
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-TEEN-0417 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $360 | lab fee $15 | model fee $25


Description

Drawing inspiration from old masters such as Vermeer and Rembrandt to contemporary artists such as Chuck Close and Ann Gale, students learn techniques for interpreting the face in paint. Using a variety of paint media including acrylic and watercolor, students develop an understanding of how to see and mix a wide range of color that occurs on the body while interpreting light, space and form as we see it on the face. This is an excellent course for developing both painting skills and a critical understanding of basic color theory and facial anatomy.

Applies to: AT


Instructor
  • Name: Tiffany Cabral-Mendez (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Sep 18 - Oct 23 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-TEEN-2176 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 0.00 credits | tuition $360 | lab fee $10 | model fee $15


Description

Aspiring art school students, from high school freshmen through seniors, face a daunting task -- creating a professional level portfolio for college applications. This course offers students of all levels a studio-based environment in which to develop all-important drawing skills, refine and select quality pieces, and participate in portfolio reviews. Students build their portfolios by engaging in a number of challenging, yet essential studio drawing-based assignments, with a focus on exercises in life, portrait, contour, perspective and figure drawing. Discussion topics include digital photo documentation, college selection, majors, the application process and more. Students are encouraged to participate in National Portfolio Days; see www.portfolioday.net for more information. Note: This class uses nude models. Students must be 13-17 ONLY.

Applies to: AT


Instructor
  • Name: Angela Ackerman (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Sep 18 - Oct 23 | 1-4pm
ages 12-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-TEEN-2179 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $360 | lab fee $10


Description

Young artists see through cartoon-colored glasses in their first encounter with art and design. This course acknowledges that reality, and introduces them to the basic techniques of drawing humans and animals cartoon-style. Students learn to give attitude and expression to their still drawings of original characters and caricatured celebrities. As a class they observe the work of classic cartoonists like Charles M. Schulz, Bill Watterson, and Chuck Jones to appreciate cartoon mastery. They study proportion, anatomy, exaggeration and gesture as they become more confident draftsmen and clever cartoon creators, each one with a signature style.

Applies to: YA, YC, YG, YM


Instructor
  • Name: Greg Rebis (Bio)
Course Details

Sunday, Sep 26 | 9am-4pm
ages 12-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-TEEN-0458 ( Class has Started )
7 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $110


Description

Drawing architecture is a phenomenal way to strengthen observational drawing, practice rendering three-dimensional form, and develop skills in seeing and representing perspective. Right outside RISD's front and back doorsteps, Providence offers artists one of the most exciting urban landscapes. Historical buildings, modern skyscrapers and Waterplace Park's walkways and bridges create endless subject matter for this one-day intensive workshop. Students spend time both outdoors and in the studio -- working with a variety of drawing materials and through a range of assignments -- to produce a collection celebrating the built environment. Note: This workshop will run rain or shine.

About Teen Intensive Workshops: These workshops can be taken alone, or in combination with other classes, to provide more in-depth exposure to critical skills. Full-day workshops include a break for lunch; students must bring lunch and snacks.

Applies to: AT


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Sunday, Nov 7 | 9am-4pm
ages 12-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-TEEN-1767 ( Class has Started )
7 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $110 | model fee $10


Description

Just as an athlete must train their body for extreme performance, an artist must train their hand and eye. This one-day drawing workshop focuses on simple, yet amazingly effective drawing exercises for improving your observational drawing skills. Students employ both short and long drawing exercises, using a variety of approaches and a medley of materials designed specifically for this purpose. These strategies are tried and true, used by the old masters and the contemporary rock stars of comic book art. Once in your toolbox, these strategies can be utilized at any time to strengthen your skill -- just like a trip to the gym.

About Teen Intensive Workshops: These workshops can be taken alone, or in combination with other classes, to provide more in-depth exposure to critical skills. Each workshop includes a break for lunch; students must bring lunch and snacks.




Applies to: AT, YA, YC, YF


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Hayes (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Sep 16 - Oct 21 | 7-10pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-DWG-0520 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $345 | lab fee $10


Description

Designed for the complete novice, this course is an introduction to the materials, techniques and concepts relating to visual communication and art-making processes. The course begins with observational drawing and moves on to the visual principles and basics of 2D and 3D design. Subject matter to be investigated includes still life, figure and architecture. Integral to this is working with line, shape, value, spatial concepts and basic color concepts. Media explored include pencil, charcoal, paper, cardboard and paint. The work of established artists is shown to illustrate new topics and modes of working, and to help students identify qualities and techniques in art and art history and gain an appreciation for how the visual arts enrich our everyday lives. The class is an ideal option for those looking for a starting point into art.


Instructor
  • Name: Eddie Villanueva (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Oct 16 - 17 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | Tillinghast Farm | 2019/CF-NATUR-2229 ( Class has Started )
12 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $250 | lab fee $10


Description

Capturing brilliant foliage, transient transparent clouds and sun-dappled water on paper is the focus of this two-day pastel workshop, taught by noted pastel artist Jeanne Sturim. Students explore methods for translating the lush and varied landscape of Narragansett Bay into vibrant pastel paintings. Jeanne demonstrates her unique technique of pastel painting using a watercolor underpainting as set-up for layering the pastels. Students, through an initial field sketch, sharpen their powers of observation and learn how to accurately see value relationships and color harmonies when painting on location. Emphasis is on perspective, composition, value, atmosphere and painting the effects of light in pastel. Work is done both on site and in the studio. All levels of students are invited to experience working from the landscape with this highly portable medium.

Applies to: CB-E, DS-E, NS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Jeanne Sturim (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Sep 16 - Oct 21 | 1-4pm
ages 18+ | Tillinghast Farm | 2019/CF-ILUS-2457 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $345 | lab fee $10


Description

This studio course explores nature as subject, muse, resource, inspiration and narrative. Students draw, paint, photograph and write about the natural world around them, compiling their own interpretive "portrait" of the Rhode Island landscape. Work is done at several on-site locations, including Tillinghast Farm, the RISD Nature Lab and the RISD Museum, with the goal of making personally profound and intense visual and written discoveries. In a time when rampant development and unsustainable resource exploitation disconnects us from our surroundings, this course encourages participants to connect to the natural world through observation, reflection, documentation and interpretation, and respond to it in a direct and creative way.

Applies to: CB-E, DS-E, NS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Amy Wynne (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Oct 23 - 24 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-DWG-4494 ( Class has Started )
12 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $250 | model fee $40


Description

In this intensive introduction to drawing the figure, students use line to express energy and movement, and are introduced to anatomy basics in order to understand structure. Students learn how to see and render basic shapes; depict light and shadow; convey a sense of underlying musculature; and address the basics of drawing convincing heads, hands and feet. Work begins with gestures designed to capture the figure's movement with a quick and deliberate series of lines establishing the weight and energy of the form. Students are slowly introduced to blocking out the figure and establishing the major masses. On day two of the workshop, longer poses are taken, the role of light and shadow through value studies is explored, and planes are broken down to render both major and minor articulations of the human form. Hand-eye coordination and making accurate visual judgments is emphasized as students gain confidence in drawing from life.

Applies to: CB-E, DS-E, NS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Amy Wynne (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesday, Nov 10 | 9:30am-4:30pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-CHILD-2447 ( Class has Started )
7 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $110


Description

The family computer is a dynamic tool for creating artwork, as well as a magnet for the attention of the young and curious. This workshop explores the amazing potential of digital drawing (vector graphics) as students use the powerful and largely intuitive graphic program Adobe Illustrator to experiment with digital drawing and graphics illustration and make original images for screen or print output. You'll begin by learning the application’s interface and proper file management, and practice screen agility with a tablet. Very quickly you'll move on to drawing your favorite birds and beasts (giraffe, octopus, the family pet?) and taking your first steps to becoming a digital ninja. Note: Students must bring a lunch, snacks and a beverage.


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)