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  • Cooking Up a STEAM Carnival

    05/28/2013
    Inventive design studio Two Bit Circus hopes to launch a state-of-the-art traveling carnival to show kids the clear connection between creativity, science and engineering.

  • The Disruptive Power of STEAM

    05/14/2013
    President John Maeda accepted a 2013 Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award at the Tribeca Film Festival.

  • The Art of Play

    05/07/2013
    Cas Holman, assistant professor of Industrial Design, designs interactive toys and tools that ignite the imagination. 

  • Illustrating for TEDMED‬‬

    04/12/2013
    RISD artwork and artists will stand out at the mid-April TEDMED conference in Washington, DC.

  • Twitter Founder Inspires Students

    02/22/2013
    During a recent visit to RISD, Twitter founder Jack Dorsey told aspiring entrepreneurs that simplicity is the key to success.

  • STEAM Hits Capitol Hill

    02/18/2013
    Last week RISD co-hosted the official launch of a new bipartisan Congressional STEAM Caucus advocating for inclusion of art and design in the national educational agenda.

  • Common Knowledge in the Info Age

    02/13/2013
    Hal Abelson, a leader in the global movement to democratize intellectual resources, kicks off RISD’s 2013 Shared Voices series on February 20.

  • Designing for Deep Space

    02/12/2013
    In an interdisciplinary design studio, RISD students are testing out innovative prototypes to improve the dexterity of NASA space gloves.

  • Into the Wild

    11/12/2012
    Lucy Spelman, a biologist and veterinarian with a taste for adventure, teaches The Art of Communicating Science this fall.

  • Plankton Portraiture

    11/14/2012
    Working alongside University of Rhode Island oceanographers, Foundation Studies Critic Cynthia Rubin explores the fascinating behavior of plankton.

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RISD has a long history of offering Saturday and after-school classes for children and teens, as this photo from c. 1910 confirms.