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To Reach Us Please feel free to contact us for more information, for advising about RISD|CE programs, or simply to tell us what you think of our offerings. Rhode Island School of Design :: Continuing Education office

2 0 Washington Place Providence

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RISD Continuing Education Two College Street Providence, RI 02903-2787

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401 454-6200 Outside local calling area: 800 364-7473, ext. 2

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401 454-6218

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cemail@risd.edu

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www.risd.edu/ce


growing creatively

Every semester, children and young adults attend RISD|CE to grow creatively as they develop their artistic abilities. Led by outstanding visual artists, designers and educators, these courses journey into the artistic process where the emphasis is on thinking, designing, communicating and creating. Young children build self-confidence as they develop a strong foundation of creative and technical skills. Young adults attend daytime or evening workshops where they use art as a means for creative selfexpression, increasing their skill level as well as their maturity. For both age groups, the program exposes students to notable artists and their work, and helps to foster each student’s creative, social and intellectual development. To find the right class for your child, or for more information about the Young Artist Program, please call 401 454-6200. Very important! To ensure the age appropriateness of the curriculum, children must meet the age requirement listed with each course description by the beginning of class. No exceptions.

Administration John Maeda, President Rhode Island School of Design

RISD Continuing Education

Jessie Shefrin, Provost Rhode Island School of Design

Catherine Davis-Hayes, Coordinator Young Artist Program

Brian K. Smith, Dean Continuing Education


>> youth ages 4-12 RISD|CE’s Young Artist Program provides a strong grounding in the visual arts and plenty of opportunity for selfexpression. Each course creates a dynamic environment where students build self-confidence along with a foundation of creative and technical skills. Please note: Parents are asked to provide a snack for break time and a smock to protect clothing.

Playing with Imagination ages 4-6

CHILD-3705 :: Mary Geisser

In this exciting, multi-sensory experience, children playfully interact with and explore a variety of art media and materials, poetry, stories and drama to bring their imaginations to life. The class encourages interest in the written word through a variety of sources, and then integrates the development of literacy skills in fun and imaginative ways. Exploring two-dimensional and three-dimensional art forms, young artists soon develop ways to connect the imaginative process to all aspects of learning, empowering them by developing their confidence in their own voices, abilities and imaginations. March 6 – May 22 Saturdays, 9am – 12pm 10 sessions :: No class 4/3, 4/24 tuition: $395 :: lab fee: $5

Artstart ages 5-6

CHILD-2248 :: Barbara Voccola

This early art experience introduces young children to a variety of materials and basic art concepts, such as color, line, shape and texture. Storytelling is integrated with drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. A nurturing environment stresses experimentation and fun, rather than end product, as the course aims to heighten sensory awareness and build confidence in basic artmaking skills. Most especially, the course serves as an exciting introduction to the world of art and all its possibilities. March 6 – May 22 Saturdays, 1 – 4pm 10 sessions :: No class 4/3, 4/24 tuition: $395 :: lab fee: $5

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Paintbox ages 7-8

CHILD-2101 :: Carlotta Danzante Miller

Paintbox is all about possibilities. Children have the opportunity to share the joy of learning while exploring the intricacies of a variety of media. Drawing, painting, printmaking, working with clay, building constructions and making sculptures all combine to heighten the children’s imagination and sensory awareness, introducing them to a panoply of visual art concepts and skills. In the process, instructors acquaint children with great works of art and stress a greater degree of technical proficiency than was required in Artstart. March 6 – May 22 Saturdays, 9am – 12pm 10 sessions :: No class 4/3, 4/24 tuition: $395 :: lab fee: $5

Kids Sketch: An Introduction to Drawing ages 7-8

CHILD-3766 :: Jennifer Ashley Barsamian

“Drawing is the art of taking a line for a walk,” said artist Paul Klee. This workshop teaches young artists the fundamentals of drawing and sketching as they learn to interpret “line” in their own way. Drawing assignments include still lifes, landscapes, cityscapes and portraits, all of which serve to expose students to work in pencil, colored pencil, pen and ink, felt-tip marker and charcoal. This course is ideal for students with little or no experience who want to discover the sheer fun and satisfaction of drawing. Group discussion and one-on-one instruction are provided to meet the specific needs of each student. March 6 – May 22 Saturdays, 1 – 4pm 10 sessions :: No class 4/3, 4/24 tuition: $395 :: lab fee: $5

Art Explorers ages 9-12

CHILD-2154 :: Melissa Cardillo

To young artists, the opportunity to explore a variety of media, including pen and ink, paints, pastels, printmaking and Paris Craft is, to put it simply, eye-opening. The most ambitious students seek to explore the very limits of their imaginations and memories. In this class, we stimulate the children’s innate creativity by visiting The RISD Museum and Nature Lab, as well as by providing other thought-provoking resources to help them find inspiration for their artwork. We emphasize personal expression, problem solving and efficient, inventive use of media as children participate in group discussions about their artmaking. March 6 – May 22 Saturdays, 9am - 12pm 10 sessions :: No class 4/3, 4/24 tuition: $395 :: lab fee: $10

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>> youth ages 4-12 Adventures in Drawing! ages 9-12

CHILD-1997 :: Alicia Uth

Artist Keith Haring once said, “Drawing is still basically the same as it has been since prehistoric times. It brings together man and the world. It lives through magic.” Young artists in this workshop discover the nature of that magic, as they take command of the marks they make, and are provided with a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of drawing and sketching. Assignments utilize a rich array of drawing materials, while expanding on traditional subject matter: still lifes, landscapes, cityscapes and portraits, as well as both observational and abstract applications of making marks. The course is ideal for students with little or no experience who want to explore the magic of drawing. Group discussion and one-on-one instruction are provided to meet the specific needs of each student. March 6 – May 22 Saturdays, 9am – 12pm 10 sessions :: No class 4/3, 4/24 tuition: $395 :: lab fee: $5

Clayworks ages 9-12

CHILD-2926 :: Naomi Messier

Here is a welcome opportunity for children to design and create pots, cups or boxes to contain their favorite snack or keepsake, or perhaps form and decorate clay tiles or sculptures that tell a story. In this course, students continue to develop their clay building skills and explore the fundamentals of sculptural and functional ceramic art. They 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 their skills in using the pinch, slab and coil methods of clay construction, students dig deeper into the function of their clay works and finish their pieces with surface decorations, embellishments and glazes. March 6 – May 22 Saturdays, 9am – 12pm 10 sessions :: No class 4/3, 4/24 tuition: $395 :: lab fee: $25

‘Tooning Around: Cartoon Workshop ages 9-12

CHILD-2180 :: Christopher McInerney

This course invites young ‘toonists to get funny, silly or scary as they get serious about learning to create their own cartoon characters. Using basic pencil and penand-ink drawing techniques, students illustrate a sequential or transformational cartoon strip. A review of the history of cartooning and basic animation methods also helps young artists bring even their most whimsical ideas to life. So, when it’s time to return to reality, students have increased their confidence and skill levels and had some rollicking good fun in the process. March 6 – May 22 Saturdays, 9am – 12pm 10 sessions :: No class 4/3, 4/24 tuition: $395 :: lab fee: $5

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Digital Wizardry: An Introduction to Computer Graphics ages 9-12

CHILD-2921 :: Matthew E. Paquin

Don’t believe everything you see! Nearly every photograph that appears in print has been changed or manipulated in some way via the computer. The results of this computer-manipulated art can be found in magazines, newspapers, posters and comics – in just about all printed matter. In this course, learn the secrets of digital magic that professional artists use to alter the truth and create fantastic works of art. Here young artists get to create original work from photographic or other printed resources after learning the tools that Adobe Photoshop provides to create comics, CD covers, posters and more. You won’t believe the techno-wizardry that magically springs forth from your printer! March 6 – May 22 Saturdays, 1 - 4pm 10 sessions :: No class 4/3, 4/24 tuition: $465

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>> spring vacation programs ages 6-13 Children and teens ages 6 to 13 are invited to join us for one of these week-long, full-day programs for youth and young adults, held at RISD’s Tillinghast Farm campus in Barrington, RI, or on the RISD campus in Providence. Directions to Tillinghast Farm are sent to registered students. Please provide a snack, a bag lunch and a beverage each day.

Drawn from Time Vacation Camp ages 6-11

CHILD-2426 :: Steven Hayes

This vacation camp draws its inspiration from the greatest draftsmen throughout history to answer not only the mysteries of how to draw, but why we draw. For thousands of years, humans have recorded their world through drawings. We take a look at some important times in human history, and how drawing played a crucial part. We start in the caves, where humans left records of the animals they hunted and the lives they lead. Next, we look at illustrations from Medieval animal bestiaries and travel logs, for which artists and adventurers created imaginative and outrageous depictions of wild beasts – some real, some fantastic. We then explore the system of perspective drawing established by the great masters of the Renaissance, and also how map-makers and historians helped us get a better view of our world. Finally, we create our own new stories through modern cartooning and anime. Drawn from Time will help you understand why drawing is a vital part of creating and making art. Tillinghast Location: April 19 – 23 Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm 5 sessions tuition: $395 :: lab fee: $10

Cartoon Carousel: Computer Animation Camp ages 9-13

CHILD-2013 :: TBA

Grab the brass ring! With the carousel as subject, this new technology-rich and artistically invigorating animation vacation camp exposes kids to all phases of movie production. By combining traditional hand-drawing techniques with the digital image processing options found in Adobe Flash, students collaborate on an original, short form animated film. Students work together, as they cut their sequences to create a single expressive project, while considering timing and rendition of picture elements and their synchronization to music and sound effects. This is sure to be a sensory thrill ride, culminating in a presentation to the eager eyes of friends and family. April 19 – 23 Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm 5 sessions tuition: $495

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>> family workshops ages 5-12 RISD|CE’s Family Workshops offer a variety of fun-filled hands-on opportunities for parents and children to express their creativity together. Important: For all family workshops, adults and children must register separately.

3-2-1 Blastoff! ages 5-12

FAM-2466 :: Amy Leidtke

“Three, two, one, BLAST-OFF!” Calling all aspiring astronauts and aeronautical engineers, girls and boys, artists and designers – to build, test, modify and launch rockets of your own design. Using basic tools, participants combine one-liter bottles, a modified tire valve, water and air pressure to design, prototype, test and launch a series of super-cool water rockets. Each person makes and takes home up to three different working water rockets, plus experiences and the sheer pleasure of learning all about the design process and relevant aspects of physics – concepts such as air pressure, stability and aerodynamics. Note: Come prepared to get wet! May 15 Saturday, 9:30am – 12pm 1 session tuition: $40 :: lab fee: $15

Up, Up and Away: Kite Build + Fly Workshop ages 7-12

FAM-2167 :: Amy Leidtke

Kite flying, like spring training, is one of those glorious signs that winter in New England is over. Building your own kite not only adds to the fun, but can be a rewarding family activity as well. Participants in this workshop, held at Tillinghast Farm, construct and decorate a simple kite that they can fly by the end of the day. Handouts, examples and other visuals give participants an overview of more advanced techniques. Kite safety and flying strategies, where to find supplies, and terrific flying locations are all discussed. Here is a great opportunity to acquire the basic skills and information you need to continue this enjoyable hobby on your own. All materials are provided. Note: Enrollment is limited to 30 participants. This workshop will be held rain or shine. Tillinghast Location: March 27 Saturday, 9:30am – 12pm 1 session tuition: $40 :: lab fee: $15

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>> young adults certificate programs Young adult certificate programs offer teens (ages 12-17) the chance to focus their studies as they develop their artistic abilities. RISD|CE offers seven certificate programs for young adults. Students uncertain about committing to an entire certificate program may wait up to one year before declaring their intent and paying the $25 per semester fee retroactively. Courses may also be taken on an individual basis without enrolling in a certificate program. Students who have taken any of the required courses in the past year and whose instructor attests to their satisfactory completion of said course(s) can have those courses applied to their transcripts. Please note that courses applied to a certificate program retroactively are assigned a “P” for passing. Letter grades are only assigned to courses that apply to the program and that are taken after a student has declared candidacy. For more information, please call 401 454-6200. New! Certificate Program in Movie-Making (YM) For courses applicable to the Movie-Making certificate program, look for “YM” in the “Applies to” statement at the end of the course description. While telling a story using traditional live action movie-making can be complicated, this new certificate program in movie-making makes the process simple and fun. The program offers students hands-on learning as they shoot digital video, write characters, cut scenes and record sound effects and music, with the goal of producing original short films and eye-popping visual effects. These final projects can be shared as a video upload or on a home DVD player, and are the start of a strong show reel. In order to earn the RISD|CE Certificate in Movie-Making, students must complete five applicable courses within three years.

Certificate Program in Animation (YA) For courses applicable to the Animation certificate program, look for “YA” in the “Applies to” statement at the end of the course description. RISD|CE’s certificate program in animation gives students a glimpse of the industry and art that surround the study of animation. Participants in this program practice the craft with authentic tools and techniques that are both traditional (pencil and paper) and cutting edge (3D modeling software). Using these methods they create exceptional frame-by-frame movies that result from their study of figure drawing, character design, movement, storytelling, modeling, texturing and lighting. In order to earn the RISD|CE Certificate in Animation, students must complete five applicable courses within three years.

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Certificate Program in Comic Art (YC) For courses applicable to the Comic Art certificate program, look for “YC” in the “Applies to” statement at the end of the course description. Comic books blend words and pictures, and it takes skill and practice to create this unique art form. This certificate program begins with foundation courses in drawing and illustration, which facilitate the development of the creative imagination. As they advance, participants learn to develop their own narratives and to render them as unique works of sequential art. Successful students complete the program with fine-tuned artistic literacy and original comic pages for their portfolio. In order to earn the RISD|CE Certificate in Comic Art, students must complete five applicable courses within three years.

Certificate Program in Fashion Design (YF) For courses applicable to the Fashion Design certificate program, look for “YF” in the “Applies to” statement at the end of the course description. RISD has a great reputation for producing up-and-coming fashion designers and likewise, RISD|CE strives to make the world of apparel accessible to a younger audience. This certificate program encompasses five courses that include instruction in design and sketching techniques as well as the basics of patternmaking, drafting, construction, sewing techniques and even fashion photography. Taken together, these courses assist students in the development of critical skills and techniques required for future study of any aspect of fashion design, and in the assembly of a strong design portfolio. In order to earn the RISD|CE Certificate in Fashion Design, students must complete five applicable courses within three years.

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Certificate Program in Game Design (YG) For courses applicable to the Game Design certificate program, look for “YG” in the “Applies to” statement at the end of the course description. RISD|CE’s certificate program in game design teaches students the techniques and design principles required to create their own interactive worlds. Students in the program use industry-standard tools to create the user interface and modeling of complex imagined virtual realities – including fully animated characters and detailed, multi-level environments – while exploring such topics as character design, animation, texturing, lighting, level building and scripting. As the multi-billion dollar video game industry continues to grow, opportunities for game artists and designers are at an all-time high. In order to earn the RISD|CE Certificate in Game Design, students must complete five applicable courses within three years.

Certificate Program in Photography (PH) For courses applicable to the Photography certificate program, look for “PH” in the “Applies to” statement at the end of the course description. RISD|CE has long offered a number of creative photography courses in our Young Artist Program, and many of our students have been honored with Rhode Island Scholastic Art Awards for their photographs and portfolios. As a next step, we offer this five-course certificate program for students considering pursuing advanced studies and/or a future career in photography. In addition to traditional photography techniques, topics in the areas of digital photography and computer design prepare students for the innovative new frontiers of this exciting art form. Courses also focus on developing skills and techniques that assist young artists in building a comprehensive body of work for professional-looking portfolios. In order to earn the RISD|CE Certificate in Photography, students must complete five applicable courses within three years.

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Certificate Program in Art School Preparation (AT) It is never too early to begin the intensive preparation necessary to create a first-rate high school portfolio. Our Art School Preparation Certificate Program is designed for students interested in a future in visual art or design, and is intended to supplement (not replace) a traditional high school art program by making more advanced courses available. It focuses on developing skills and techniques in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and/or graphics through challenging projects that prepare students for the highly competitive world of art and design. In order to earn the RISD|CE Certificate in Art School Preparation, students must complete one course in each of the following five categories within three years. Note: Students may substitute one requirement with a course from another Young Adult Certificate Program. General Studio + Art History • Art Studio* • Art from Art • Rebel Art: Voice of the People • The Art of Ideas • The Art of Picture Books* • Mixed Media*

2D Design Studios • Architectural Mosaics • Design Fundamentals from A to Z* • Color Fever! • Design Challenge* • Designed to Rock

Drawing Studios • Fundamentals of Drawing* • The Portrait: Inner Essence + Outer Likeness • Fashion Illustration • Introduction to Figure Drawing* • Sculptural Drawing • Figure Drawing II: Explorative Media* *These courses are offered this semester.

Painting Studios • Painting Studio* • Watercolor Studio: Painting with Translucence* 3D Design Studios • Introduction to Sculpture • Ceramic Sculpture* • Carving Soapstone • Amor: Design + Build

Pre-College Pre-View March 6 :: Saturday, 8:30am – 12:30pm Registration 8:30am, program begins 9:30am RISD Auditorium 26 North Main Street, Providence High school students and their families are invited to this special event to learn about the six-week Pre-College Program for 16- to 18-year olds interested in art and design. For more information, visit www.risd.edu/precollege.

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>> young adults ages 12-17 From figure drawing to sculpture and computer animation, some teens attend RISD|CE courses for sheer fun, while others have a more academic goal in mind. Courses for young adults may be taken on an individual basis, or as part of a focused certificate program. (Certificate programs are listed on pages 10-13).

Art Studio ages 12-17

TEEN-2106 :: David Planka

In this class, students receive a strong, broad-based foundation in the visual arts through instruction in drawing, painting, design, printmaking and sculpture, all in a studio setting. We emphasize concepts and principles of art and design, originality, communication of ideas, and skill development in new and familiar media. Students visit The RISD Museum to connect art history to their work, and they use the natural treasures of the RISD Nature Lab as inspiration for their projects. In a surprisingly short time, students find new confidence in their ability to express themselves through art. Applies to the following certificate program: AT March 6 – May 22 Saturdays, 9am – 12pm 10 sessions :: No class 4/3, 4/24 tuition: $395 :: lab fee: $10

Fundamentals of Drawing ages 12-17

TEEN-2181 :: Steven Hayes

Have you ever looked at a great drawing and thought, “How was that done? It looks so real!” This class uses an easy, step-by-step approach that unravels the mysteries of successful drawing. Emphasizing observation and exercises based on both traditional and innovative techniques, we focus on the concepts that are vital to any artist’s education: composition, line, value and perspective. Using a variety of media, including pencils, pens and charcoal, students strengthen their skills through a series of projects from small to large: from beetles and butterflies in the RISD Nature Lab to the architectural panorama of Providence. See how going back to the drawing board prepares you for a future in the world of art and design. Applies to the following certificate programs: AT, YA, YC, YG March 6 – May 22 Saturdays, 9am – 12pm 10 sessions :: No class 4/3, 4/24 tuition: $395 :: lab fee: $10

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Introduction to Figure Drawing ages 13-17

TEEN-2916 :: Gail Saborio

Drawing and observation are essential skills for all visual artists. This course gives students the opportunity to learn about composition and proportion as they study the techniques necessary to interpret the human form. Working with live models, students experiment with a broad range of drawing materials in a variety of creative exercises, including quick gesture drawings and larger studies. Weekly discussions and critiques introduce students to various aesthetic issues and to the work of important figurative artists. Budding cartoonists can also use this course to better their understanding of the human form. Note: This class uses nude models. Students must be 13-17 ONLY. Applies to the following certificate programs: AT, YA, YC, YF March 9 – May 18 Tuesdays, 7 – 9pm 10 sessions :: No class 4/20 tuition: $255 :: lab fee: $10 :: model fee: $25

Figure Drawing II: Explorative Media ages 13-17

TEEN-3810 :: Frank Piccirillo

The human form is a constant in art, and perhaps its most dynamic subject. After gaining a basic understanding of how to see and describe the figure in visual terms, students in this course investigate expressive and experimental directions in their drawings (and possibly paintings) through the use of a variety of conventional and unconventional materials and processes. Students expand on their understanding of fundamental skills, including drawing composition, figure proportion and anatomy, while learning new strategies for using color and choosing mark-making styles so that their work evokes emotional and/or intellectual responses. Throughout, participants are encouraged to experiment and take risks in order to develop their own expressive interpretation of this classic subject. Note: This class uses nude models. Students must be 13-17 ONLY. Applies to the following certificate program: AT March 8 – May 17 Mondays, 7 – 9pm 10 sessions :: No class 4/19 tuition: $255 :: lab fee: $10 :: model fee: $25

Take a Step Up In addition to our teen courses, high school students age 17 and higher are permitted to enroll in any of RISD|CE’s adult courses. Visit www.risd.edu/ce to browse adult courses.

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>> young adults ages 12-17 Design Fundamentals from A to Z ages 12-17

TEEN-2183 :: Louis Jannetta

From complex architecture to the simple zipper, design is basic to both visual expression and functional problem solving. This course introduces students to the “grammar” of art: line, shape, color, texture and space. Working on a series of projects to explore each principle, students become fluent in the language of design by using a variety of art media and applying them to the real world of design. The skills developed in class provide a valuable foundation for a career in the arts and are directly applicable to just about any visual arts pursuit. Applies to the following certificate programs: AT, YA, YC March 6 – May 22 Saturdays, 1 – 4pm 10 sessions :: No class 4/3, 4/24 tuition: $395 :: lab fee: $10

Design Challenge ages 12-17

TEEN-3808 :: Lauren Conti

From the clothes we wear to the MP3 devices we play our music on, the cars we drive and even the soda we drink, our decision to buy something is often determined by both how cool it looks and its functionality. Students in this course are challenged to create such business prototypes as a skateboard company, a beauty salon, a snack food or a clothing boutique, and then design the components that will sell the product. The course bridges multiple aspects of 2D and 3D design including, but not limited to, graphics, product models, package design and interior architecture. In the process, students gain a solid foundation in applying design principles to real world design challenges as they create a portfolio of the next “must-have” trend! Applies to the following certificate program: AT March 6 – May 22 Saturdays, 9am – 12pm 10 sessions :: No class 4/3, 4/24 tuition: $395 :: lab fee: $10

Painting Studio ages 12-17

TEEN-2249 :: Kurt Van Dexter

Here is a chance to capture the sheer exuberance of painting while developing skills in a supportive environment that stresses process and expression, not just end product. Using imagination and a range of media (watercolor, ink, acrylics), students experiment with painting still lifes, interior spaces, the figure and landscapes – the sky’s the limit! Explore concepts of color, composition, line, form, value and texture in order to create ever more complex and expressive works of art. Note: Basic drawing experience is helpful, but not required. Applies to the following certificate program: AT March 11 – May 20 Thursdays, 7 – 9pm 10 sessions :: No class 4/22 tuition: $255 :: lab fee: $10

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Watercolor Studio: Painting with Translucence ages 12-17

TEEN-2177 :: Ben Macomber

“There is nothing that obeys the artist’s hand so exquisitely, nothing that records the subtlest pleasures of sight so perfectly.” This is how noted writer John Ruskin described watercolor, a medium of exquisite delicacy and unique translucence. Join us for this rare opportunity to explore and develop drawing and painting skills with a professional watercolorist and member of the Rhode Island Watercolor Society. Instruction highlights the proper use of materials, color theory, composition and several other techniques. Moreover, demonstrations, individual instruction and group critiques help each student find his or her unique approach to watercolor. Photographs, still lifes, striking panoramas of Providence, and even a field trip to RISD’s Tillinghast Farm campus on Narragansett Bay provide inspiration for this painting adventure. Applies to the following certificate program: AT March 6 – May 22 Saturdays, 1 – 4pm 10 sessions :: No class 4/3, 4/24 tuition: $395 :: lab fee: $30

The Art of Picture Books ages 12-17

TEEN-3982 :: Alyssa Short

Where the Wild Things Are, Eloise, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Jumanji: What brings these books to life? Their wonderful whimsical illustrations! In this course, students bring their favorite stories to life with original illustrations. We explore the art and business of children’s book illustration – including character development, establishing a setting and atmosphere, narrative illustration and text and image relationship. Students also have a unique opportunity to see the portfolios of professional illustrators. Young artists are encouraged to experiment with a variety of different drawing and painting media, before eventually selecting a medium of their choice for their final project. At the end of the course, students will have completed one cover illustration and two illustrated spreads – mounted and portfolio-ready. Applies to the following certificate program: AT March 6 – May 22 Saturdays, 9am – 12pm 10 sessions :: No class 4/3, 4/24 tuition: $395 :: lab fee: $10

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>> young adults ages 12-17 Mixed Media ages 12-17

TEEN-1762 :: Lauren Minco

Limiting yourself to just one art material at a time can feel like creative gridlock. If you wonder what it would be like to use paint, ink, collage, and pastels in combination to make exciting and vibrant art, then this class is your ticket to expressive freedom! Students in this course explore various techniques and material combinations to create artwork inspired from the imagination, as well as from real-life set-ups with props and models. Learn how mixed media masters – including Robert Rauschenberg, Dave McKean and David Hollenbach – have used dynamic combinations of media to push the boundaries of artistic expression. This is your chance to discover a whole new way of creating – one full of color, texture and life! Applies to the following certificate program: AT March 9 – May 18 Tuesdays, 7 – 9pm 10 sessions :: No class 4/20 tuition: $255 :: lab fee: $10

Ceramic Sculpture ages 12-17

TEEN-2412 :: Ellen Blomgren

Many, if not most, sculptural pieces cast in bronze begin life as clay on an armature. In this class, students explore the basic three-dimensional aspects of clay as a sculptural medium. In a wide variety of projects, students create individual solutions to problems of form, scale and surface, using slab work, coiling, extrusions and press molds. We also review slips and alternative glazing techniques to expand the students’ design vocabulary and help them create pieces that reflect their inner visions. Finally, The RISD Museum’s collection of ceramic art serves as a valuable resource and inspiration for students as they investigate the design and construction possibilities of the many new techniques they learn in class. Applies to the following certificate program: AT March 6 – May 22 Saturdays, 9am – 12pm 10 sessions :: No class 4/3, 4/24 tuition: $395 :: lab fee: $30

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WeekeND WoRkSHoP Deck Bender: Skateboard Workshop ages 12-17

TEEN-2014 :: Nicholas Holcomb

Proud of the artwork on your skateboard deck? Like many skaters, you probably are – choosing your board as a salute to a graphic style or specific brand. In this DIY skateboard workshop, you can take your artwork skills even further, and learn how to build a board from the plywood up. Bend it, glue it, sand it and paint it until you have a one-of-a-kind deck design that’s ready for grip tape, trucks and wheels. It may be your first DIY board, but we bet it won’t be your last! Tillinghast Location: April 17 + 18 Saturday + Sunday, 10am – 6pm 2 sessions tuition: $250 :: lab fee: $40

The Foundations for Building ages 12-17

TEEN-3813 :: Walter Zesk

Whether a school, home, fortress, teepee or tree house, someone must first consider the site and materials at hand and match both to a specific purpose. That is the job of the architect. To be successful, an architect requires the special awareness of a sculptor, the precision of an engineer and the sensitivity of a psychologist. In this course, students get an introductory look into the architect’s world, and become familiar with the tools of the trade that help architects visualize structures, including traditional model building and digital tools like AutoCAD. Ultimately, students come away with a deeper understanding of the architect at work. March 6 – May 22 Saturdays, 9am – 12pm 10 sessions :: No class 4/3, 4/24 tuition: $465

Heroes in Space (3D, That Is) ages 12-17

TEEN-3941 :: Jesse Farrell

How do you turn your avatar or your sketchbook superhero into a three-dimensional clay figure? A good question, to be sure, but what if you want even more? Is it unreasonable, for example, to ask “How do I turn my clay action figure into a more durable material like plastic?” The answer is finally at hand, as students discover when they enroll in this sculpture and mold-making workshop. The course starts with lessons in sculptural anatomy and exaggeration, both of which play into how you shape a clay hero. Students then participate in the casting process with a new composite model that can be painted to your specifications. How long can it be, we ask, before Hasbro comes knocking on your door? Applies to the following certificate programs: YA, YG March 6 – May 22 Saturdays, 9am – 12pm 10 sessions :: No class 4/3, 4/24 tuition: $395 :: lab fee: $30

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>> young adults ages 12-17 Start Cartooning ages 12-17

TEEN-2179 :: Christopher McInerney

This course introduces students to the basic techniques of drawing human and animal characters in cartoon style. Students learn to give expression, action and motion to their characters as they create gag cartoons, caricatures and comic strips. The class also reviews the basics of paneling and composition, and studies the widely divergent styles of such classic strips as Boondocks and Calvin and Hobbes. As students gain experience with black-and-white drawing materials, they become more confident draftsmen and become familiar with rendering as a basis for comic exaggeration. Young artists are encouraged to expand upon their drawing and cartooning skills and to develop their own signature styles. Applies to the following certificate programs: YA, YC March 10 – May 19 Wednesdays, 7 – 9pm 10 sessions :: No class 4/21 tuition: $255 :: lab fee: $10

Digital Drawing Board ages 12-17

TEEN-2149 :: Matthew E. Paquin

The computer is a dynamic tool for art making but, as with any other art material, you must learn how it can best contribute to the artmaking experience. This course explores the artmaking potential of computers as students use the powerful and largely intuitive graphic program Adobe Illustrator to experiment with digital drawing, painting and graphics in order to make original images for screen or print. Additionally, we explore the use of several Illustrator tools and practices to make comics, cartoons, CD covers and posters. Beyond mastery of relevant technical skills, the course focuses on content and the development of universal art foundations, thus giving you great freedom to expand your portfolio. Applies to the following certificate programs: PH, YA, YC, YG March 8 – May 17 Mondays, 7 – 9pm 10 sessions :: No class 4/19 tuition: $325

Pre-College Pre-View March 6 :: Saturday, 8:30am – 12:30pm Registration 8:30am, program begins 9:30am RISD Auditorium 26 North Main Street, Providence High school students and their families are invited to this special event to learn about the six-week Pre-College Program for 16- to 18-year olds interested in art and design. For more information, visit www.risd.edu/precollege.

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Splash Page: Computer Color for Comics ages 12-17

TEEN-2019 :: Jesse Farrell

Not long ago, when an artist wanted to give his or her comic book the finishing touch, the only things needed were a sharp brush, a sharper eye and a few pots of different colored inks. How times have changed! While you still need a sharp eye, raster graphics have made the other art supplies obsolete. Pigment has been replaced by pixels, and fine sable hair by Photoshop. This course begins with Photoshop fundamentals, and quickly proceeds to structured coloring exercises, which allow your pencil drawn pages to take on 32-bit luminosity. Text options and balloon layout are also discussed, as you follow the same steps taken by the newest generation of comic book pros. In the end, your characters are given new life, as they pop out of a Photoshop-colored panel and are optimized for transfer to the Web or CD. Applies to the following certificate programs: YA, YC, YG March 6 – May 22 Saturdays, 1 – 4pm 10 sessions :: No class 4/3, 4/24 tuition: $465

Web Comics ages 12-17

TEEN-3747 :: Phil Oliveira

The web is quickly becoming the medium of choice for comic artists worldwide as the audience for online content expands and digital tools grow more versatile. Web comics are already reshaping sequential art in the present, and likely will play a major part in its future. This course combines lectures, artist visits and creative projects as we explore various approaches to web cartooning and digital storytelling, from simple page-by-page comics to hyper-comics and the infinite canvas. Indeed, as a thorough understanding of the electronic publishing landscape is the objective of the course, we examine the traditional storytelling skills of drawing, coloring, lettering, and page design as they are being redefined for interactive presentation. Applies to the following certificate programs: YC, YG Prerequisite: Start Cartooning or Digital Drawing Board March 9 – May 18 Tuesdays, 7 – 9pm 10 sessions :: No class 4/20 tuition: $325

Computer Animation ages 12-17

TEEN-2129 :: Blue Wade

Ever since the first deck of drawings was shuffled to create a “moving picture,” animation has thrilled us. But techniques and artistic styles in animation have come a long way since that time. In this exciting course, we open the doors to the vast world of computer animation. Using digital tools found in Flash, Magpie and iMovie, students learn to create an original sound-synch computer animation. From character development and background settings to storyboarding action, the course provides a balance of technique and individual creativity, as well as a foundation of essential design concepts. Ultimately, students copy their final animations to a DVD for use in a portfolio or to entertain friends and family. Note: Previous drawing experience is not required, but some computer experience is helpful. Applies to the following certificate programs: YA, YG, YM March 6 – May 22 Saturdays, 1 – 4pm 10 sessions :: No class 4/3, 4/24 tuition: $465


>> young adults ages 12-17

3D Modeling with Maya ages 12-17

TEEN-3710 :: Matthew E. Paquin

If you are a movie lover, you’ve seen Maya in action. This award winning 3D animation software package has advanced features that allow an imaginative artist to create the impossible, or at least the never considered. Maya has been used to create eye-popping movie effects like the outlaw superheroes of Watchmen or the shape-shifting robots from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. In this course, students are introduced to the basics of the Maya interface and the concepts of 3D modeling. During class, students complete a Maya model that, while only the first step to creating a whole new universe, highlights the possibilities of this unique tool. And given the career possibilities emanating from the study of 3D animation, why not start here? Applies to the following certificate programs: YA, YC, YG March 6 – May 22 Saturdays, 9am – 12pm 10 sessions :: No class 4/3, 4/24 tuition: $465

Fine Arts Proficiency Standards All RISD|CE courses offered for teens this semester are designed to assist students in meeting the Rhode Island Board of Regents fine arts proficiency standards.

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Maya Dynamics: Fire, Frost + Fur ages 12-17

TEEN-1761 :: Blue Wade

Think about the imagery of this scene: “Smoke and fire erupt from the tail of the damaged starfighter as it crash-lands in a spray of sparks, flame and debris.” Animating such intricate imagery calls for an understanding of Maya particle systems. Atmospheric illusions – explosions, flames and smoke – as well as hair and fur, are all “fuzzy objects” rendered as a set of points, or “particles,” in 3D space. These particles flow, spark, fizzle and die according to the whims of the animator, who manipulates different tools and processes that determine their behavior. Physical effects – including gravity, wind and pressure – can be applied to particle bodies, adding to their apparent reality. Students in this course begin to master the type of particle animation that leads to the creation of believable environments and character features seen in the best console games and feature films. Applies to the following certificate programs: YA, YC, YG March 6 – May 22 Saturdays, 9am – 12pm 10 sessions :: No class 4/3, 4/24 tuition: $465

Young Fashion Designers: A Runway to Success ages 12-17

TEEN-2145 :: Cynthia Ross-Meeks

Fashion tells us much about our lives, our values and ourselves. Why else do we make such stars of Michael Kors and his colleagues? Discover what it takes to be a successful fashion designer in this introductory course. Students learn how fashion designers communicate visually by means of color, fabric, texture and pattern. We discuss design elements, styles, trends and couture as students explore sketching, pattern drafting, fabric and color choices. Creative projects include patternmaking, garment design using the mannequin, and designing from fabric swatches. This is a great chance for students not only to learn the basics of designing their wardrobes, but to make a substantial addition to their portfolios. Note: Previous drawing experience is not required. Applies to the following certificate program: YF March 8 – May 17 Mondays, 7 – 9pm 10 sessions :: No class 4/19 tuition: $255 :: lab fee: $15

Fresh Fashion: Exploring Innovative Materials ages 12-17

TEEN-3757 :: Kim Markarian

Central to the design of a fashion collection is the investigation of innovative materials and textiles that nowadays define the uniqueness of a style and, more and more often, provide the initial inspiration behind a whole fashion collection. In this course, we explore the world of innovative materials in order to push creativity to its limits. Students create a personal project, beginning with a mood board and fashion sketch and ending with a complete garment made of non-traditional materials, while learning some basic construction techniques. The course culminates with an informal fashion show for parents and friends. Note: Previous sewing or patternmaking experience is not required. Applies to the following certificate program: YF March 6 – May 22 Saturdays, 1 – 4pm 10 sessions :: No class 4/3, 4/24 tuition: $395 :: lab fee: $15


>> young adults ages 12-17 Fashion Photography ages 12-17

TEEN-2470 :: Kristin Street

Fashion trends come and go, but it is invariably the photography that helps make a given design “hot.” This course explores fashion photography from a fine arts perspective. Using color slides and color print film, students shoot both candid work and more controlled studio shots, as well as review the ways in which photographers have historically defined and shaped the public view of fashion. The three basic areas of investigation include movement (interaction of fabric and environment with the human form), attitude (the emotional connection between model and viewer), and atmosphere (how location and lighting affect style and perception). In the process, students are guided to self-edit their work as they develop a personal voice and vision and, of course, build a portfolio. Note: A digital camera is required. Digital printing paper for each assignment is covered by the lab fee. Applies to the following certificate programs: PH, YF March 9 – May 18 Tuesdays, 7 – 9pm 10 sessions :: No class 4/20 tuition: $255 :: lab fee: $125 :: model fee: $15

Introduction to Black-and-White Photography ages 12-17

TEEN-2188 :: Kristin Street

Because photography is a great deal more complicated than simply snapping a photo, serious photographers work hard to master their craft. This class provides a thorough introduction to black-and-white photography. Students learn how the 35mm camera works and investigate the range of possibilities that black-and-white photography offers. In the darkroom, we explore chemical processing and different techniques used in making prints, while in the classroom, we explore the how-to’s of producing a first-rate photograph. Note: Students will need a manual 35mm SLR camera, or one with manual override capabilities (older models are perfect). The lab fee covers all basic darkroom supplies, but please note that there are limitations on paper for printing. Applies to the following certificate program: PH March 6 – May 22 Saturdays, 9am – 12pm 10 sessions :: No class 4/3, 4/24 tuition: $395 :: lab fee: $55

Introduction to Digital Photography ages 12-17

TEEN-2196 :: David Fleurant

Discover the basics of shooting, manipulating and printing your digital photographs in RISD|CE’s new digital photo studio. Students first learn about the settings and functions of their digital cameras, as well as the basic techniques of shooting digital photos. Each week, we photograph various subjects and review and critique each others’ images. Using scanners and Adobe Photoshop, we import our images into Macintosh computers and learn how to manipulate various elements before printing, offering endless possibilities for special effects. Note: Bring your digital camera and either a disk of Photoshop images or a photo CD to each class. Applies to the following certificate program: PH March 6 – May 22 Saturdays, 9am – 12pm 10 sessions :: No class 4/3, 4/24 tuition: $465 24 Spring Registration begins January 11 :: www.risd.edu/ce


Lights, Camera, Action: Editing Digital Movies ages 12-17

TEEN-2199 :: Evan Villari

Express yourself through moving images. In this fast-paced course, students learn to make their own independent short films from top to bottom. Starting from the initial preproduction stage, they work toward the focus of the class – postproduction – learning nonlinear video-editing techniques with iMovie. Utilizing fundamental filmmaking applications, participants are challenged to create unique cinematic works in digital video formats. After putting together all the pieces – hands-on video production, open discussions, and short screenings – students showcase their works for family and friends during the last class. Note: RISD|CE provides video cameras that can be shared during class time, but if you have a video camera, an existing video and/or CD with video, bring them to class. Applies to the following certificate programs: YG, YM March 6 – May 22 Saturdays, 1 – 4pm 10 sessions :: No class 4/3, 4/24 tuition: $465

Movie Masterworks: The Dark Side ages 12-17

TEEN-2016 :: Evan Villari

Villains, gangsters, thugs and creeps all lurk between the sprocket holes of your favorite films with one goal in mind – to complicate the life of a movie’s hero. Without them, there is no conflict, and no opportunity for a hero to be heroic. In this digital video production course, we examine the path that an invented scoundrel takes, from the scriptwriter’s imagination to the local multiplex. Along the way, we assume the roles of filmmaking professionals, from actors and cinematographers to costume designers who add layers of menace and guile. Students then experiment with their own interpretations of notorious bad guys as they practice the moviemaking craft at every level. Count on scripting lines; blocking, lighting and shooting scenes; and finally editing a project that will give you new insight into the dark side of movie villainy. Applies to the following certificate program: YM March 6 – May 22 Saturdays, 9am – 12pm 10 sessions :: No class 4/3, 4/24 tuition: $465 RISD young artist program :: young adults ages 12-17 25


>> policies Participants in RISD|CE courses are subject to, and by registering they agree to abide by, all of RISD|CE’s academic, financial, disciplinary, and other policies. Confirmation + Class Location A confirmation statement, including class location, pin number (required for some building and classroom access) and a list of special materials needed for the first class (if any), is sent by e-mail prior to the first class. If you do not receive a confirmation or you register late or within two weeks of the first day of class, you must call the CE office during business hours for verbal confirmation of location and other relevant information.

Course Changes, Cancellations + Class Postponements RISD|CE reserves the right to cancel, reschedule or alter fees for any course, or to change the instructor, when circumstances warrant. We make every effort to notify students of cancelled classes in a timely fashion. However, in rare cases, courses are cancelled as late as the day of the first class meeting. If you enroll in a course that is cancelled, you are notified and given the option of substituting another course or receiving a full refund. For this reason, it is extremely important that we have your correct telephone numbers and e-mail addresses. Additionally, in the case of these circumstances, please note that RISD|CE is not responsible for supplies purchased prior to the start of classes or other expenses (such as travel or lodging) that may be incurred in advance. Refunds of fees take up to six weeks to process and take the form of the original payment method for the cancelled course.

Student Conduct Members of the RISD community, including participants in the Young Artist Program, are expected to exhibit considerate and appropriate behavior. Examples of prohibited behavior are: • disruption of learning • disrespect to others • threats to the safety of self or others • destruction of property or theft • foul or obscene gestures or language Student status is a privilege subject to certain expectations. RISD reserves the right to suspend or dismiss students at any time for conduct that RISD deems to be detrimental to the RISD community or that violates laws of the State of Rhode Island or the United States.

Students with Learning or Physical Disabilities Please call CE’s Logistics Coordinator at 401 454-6213 whenever special assistance or services may be necessary for your full participation. Reasonable and appropriate accommodations will be provided to meet your needs. IMPORTANT: This is a partial listing of policies. For the full list of RISD/CE policies – including Requirements/Prerequisites; Changing Your Registration Status; Grades/ Transcripts; Tuition/Fees; Supplies/Books; Discounts/Refunds; Tuition Reimbursement; RISD Library; and Student Project Pickup – please refer to the Registration page of www.risd.edu/ce or call RISD/CE at 401 454-6200 to receive a full description of the policies. Please note: RISD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other protected characteristic as established by law. 26


directions <<

From 95 North Exit 20 to 195W From 95 South Exit 19 to 195E

Directions to the RISD Campus From Interstate 95 North or South to Providence, take Exit 22A to Memorial Boulevard. At the fourth light, turn left onto Washington Place (which becomes Waterman Street). You are now on RISDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s College Hill campus; use the detail map sent with your registration confirmation to locate the appropriate building and nearest parking lot. From Interstate 195 Westbound, take the South Main Street exit. Follow South Main Street for five blocks until it intersects with College Street. Consult the detail map sent with your registration confirmation to locate the appropriate building and parking lot.

Directions to Tillinghast Farm (231 Nayatt Road, Barrington, RI) From Interstate 95 North or South to Providence, follow the signs to I-195 East. From I-195 East take Exit 7 (Seekonk / Barrington) and bear right onto Route 114 South. At the first traffic light (intersection at Barrington High School and white church), take a right onto Federal Street. Continue to the end of the street and turn left onto Middle Highway. At the end of Middle Highway, turn left onto Nayatt Road. The entrance to Tillinghast Farm is the first driveway on the right, past the golf course. From Interstate 195 Westbound, take Exit 1 (Seekonk / Barrington) to Route 114A South. Turn left at the end of the exit onto Route 114A South (Fall River Avenue). Bear left at the second traffic light. At the next traffic light, turn right onto Mink Street. Continue to the end of the street and pass two traffic lights. Turn left onto Route 114 South and follow the directions above.

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>> calendar spring 2010 January 11

Registration opens

January 15

RISD|CE Info Session

January 29

Spring financial aid application deadline

March 6

Classes begin

March 6

Pre-College Pre-View

April 3

No Young Artist Program classes held

April 19-24

RISD|CE spring break; no classes held; offices open

May 22

Classes end

summer 2010 April 26

Registration opens

June 21

Classes begin

July 5

No RISD|CE classes held; offices closed

July 30

RISD|CE Info Session

August 6

Classes end

Info Session

for all RISD|CE courses and certificate programs Friday, January 15, 5:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7pm RISD Continuing education offices 20 Washington Place, Providence Learn about RISD|CEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s courses, programs, camps and family workshops for children and young adults ages 5-17. (Adult programs, too!) RSVP at 401 454-6200 or e-mail cemail@risd.edu.

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registration spring 2010 << Registration begins January 11 :: Classes begin March 6 Mail completed form with your check payable to RISD|CE: RISD|CE, Two College Street, Providence, RI 02903-2787 You may also fax your completed registration form with MasterCard/Visa number to 401 454-6218 or call 401 454-6200 (option #0; phone registration fee applies). Student’s Last Name

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