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Rhode Island’s perspective and possibility widening boarding and day school, grades 6-12 and postgraduate.


St. Andrew's students are invited to enroll in a variety of non-credit classes offered at the internationally recognized Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).  Classes take place on the RISD campus, with transportation provided.



About Face: Portrait Photography

Saturdays, Jan 11 - Feb 8 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-TEEN-0568
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10

Description
The face in the lens belongs to you, a classmate, your brother, sister or even your dog. All become portrait subjects as you learn how to photograph your friends and family and capture them as digital images. Next, you improve and enhance the shot, manipulating it with Photoshop tools that can make your subject glamorous or grotesque. You may have taken the photo in a studio, but you can use Photoshop layers and masks to transport the subject to uncharted territory -- to the deepest trenches undersea or across the universe, wherever you choose.

Introduction to Interior Design
Saturdays, Jan 11 - Feb 8 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-TEEN-1739
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10

Description
How often have you felt the need to create a more useful, pleasing arrangement within your room? Designing interior spaces is a basic desire for all of us. In this course, you'll take on the responsibility of reinterpreting the perfect bedroom for a teenage client not unlike yourself. You'll present a design brief, built around your client's expectations, that illustrates the design challenges that need to be solved. You and your classmates will then work together to develop solutions that are both practical and fantastic. You'll consider materials, colors, textures, fixtures and furniture, and then put it all together in a presentation that clearly illustrates a thoughtful and improved interior space.

Fundamentals of Drawing
Saturdays, Jan 11 - Feb 8 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-TEEN-2181
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10 | model fee $5

Description
Learning how to draw is really "learning how to see." This course serves as a first step for students looking to develop foundational skills in drawing. Students learn to use materials (pencil, pen and marker) properly as they complete in-class exercises that focus on composition, figurative anatomy and perspective drawing. They acquire an artistic vocabulary that they can use when discussing their drawings during classroom critiques. Lessons enrich the experience for students who want to draw from the model, draw from life and learn to draw with confidence.

Drawing Space Fantasy
Saturdays, Feb 8 - 22 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-TEEN-2445
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $175 | lab fee $10

Description
The space fantasy genre has origins that date back to the pulp magazines and comic strips featuring Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers, but some of the best examples are found in the conceptual design for movies and video games. With lessons in hand drawing, figurative anatomy, proportion and perspective, this course provides the opportunity for students to sharpen their drawing skills while creating characters and settings that are both original and imaginative. Along the way, they can expect to become familiar with the cyborgs, exotic aliens and earthshaking weaponry that have become traditional in creations like Star WarsOverwatch and the Marvel cinematic universe.

Fashion Design & Construction
Saturdays, Jan 11 - Feb 8 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-TEEN-2186
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $20

Description
Here's your chance to learn the fundamentals of garment construction while deconstructing and reconstructing a garment of your choice. By using new fabrics and design changes, you can transform the old garment into a totally new look. Through pattern drafting, draping using the mannequin, and various hand and machine sewing techniques, you'll select a fabric and move on to sewing the original design created in class. The course also includes a continuing discussion of design, styles, trends and couture. Note: Some sewing knowledge is helpful, but not necessary.

Visit ce.risd.edu to register! 
ABOUT RISD CONTINUING EDUCATION

One of the oldest colleges of its kind in the US, Rhode Island School of Design stands out as a leader in art and design education. RISD Continuing Education educates students of all ages in art and design with high quality, accessible programs. The division serves more than 4,000 individual students per year in its non-credit courses, six-week Pre-College program for high school artists and designers, and Summer Programs for college credit. RISD|CE also offers non-credit certificate programs for adults and teens. For more information about RISD Continuing Education, visit http://ce.risd.edu