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  • Studio Ghibli Comes to RISD

    05/15/2012
    When producer Toshio Suzuki travels to RISD to accept an honorary degree on behalf of the famous Japanese animation house, he will host a screening and discussion of two of their films, Spirited Away and Only Yesterday.

  • Poetics of Space

    05/14/2012
    This spring renowned public artist Kristin Jones 79 SC brings new explorations of space and time to an interdisciplinary studio offered through Architecture.

  • Books as Art

    05/10/2012
    BOOKMARK, a breathtaking exhibition now on view at the library, celebrates 30 years of book arts at RISD.

  • Successor Succeeds at Painting Air

    05/09/2012
    Alumnus Spencer Finch’s alluring installation and exhibition at the RISD Museum continues to get rave reviews from both critics and the public.

  • AIGA Chief Advises Students

    05/07/2012
    When AIGA’s CEO Ric Grefé visited RISD this spring, he provided invaluable feedback on designing for political advocacy and public service communications.

  • Students Re-envision a Historic Gem

    05/03/2012
    Thanks to funding from the van Beuren Charitable Foundation, graduate students in Interior Architecture are envisioning future uses for the Jane Pickens Theater in Newport, RI.

  • Welcome to couscous

    05/02/2012
    Accomplished poet and Associate Professor Mairéad Byrne curates and hosts a monthly feast of poetry, music and performance open to the Providence public.

  • Full STEAM Ahead

    05/01/2012
    As part of SmART Schools, a research-based K–12 reform initiative, Industrial Design faculty member Amy Leidtke is leading two mini-institutes this spring to help Rhode Island math and science teachers incorporate art and design into their lesson plans.

  • Abstract Analysis

    04/17/2012
    Alum Tomory Dodge 98 PT and current student Arthur Peña MFA 12 PT engage in dialogue about Abstract Expressionism, liminal spaces and “the death of painting.”

  • Sculpture with Style

    04/13/2012
    Foundation Studies students are showing folded-paper sculpture installations created for Clad In, a designer clothing store in Providence.

  • Making the Hunger Games’ Mockingjay

    04/04/2012
    After working on dozens of blockbuster films, jewelry designer Dana Schneider 82 SC felt like she won the lottery when asked to create the iconic mockingjay pin for The Hunger Games.

  • Speakers Focus on Ground + Water

    04/02/2012
    In celebration of National Landscape Architecture Month, RISD is bringing seven prominent practitioners to campus to talk about their work.

  • Seeing Color in a Whole New Light

    04/02/2012
    In a recent panel discussion on Color Effects, artist Spencer Finch MFA 89 SC spoke with a biologist and photographer about the nature of color and its ramifications in the fields of art and science.

  • Ono Named First Gardner Fellow

    03/30/2012
    After winning a competitive fellowship, Landscape Architecture faculty member Takuma Ono will engage in research on dredging during a three-month residency at the Gardner Museum in Boston.

  • Eclectic Obsessions in ‘What She Saw’

    03/29/2012
    This spring Foundation Studies faculty member Amy Goodwin 87 ID is showing a new collection of paintings at the Albright Art Gallery in Concord, MA.

  • Felton to Accept RISD Alumni Award

    03/22/2012
    On June 2, the RISD Alumni Association will present information graphics maverick Nick Felton 99 GD with its 2012 Business of Design Award.

  • Making a Mutant Vehicle

    03/22/2012
    Students use their drive and Kickstarter to bring a creative car to this summer's Burning Man Festival.

  • Scrotie Responds to Hands-on Attention

    03/21/2012
    Thanks to a lot of love, RISD's cocky mascot now holds up better than ever.

  • Inventive Tools Spark Innovative Designs

    03/20/2012
    The multipurpose egg crackers Foundation students created last fall show how aesthetics and engineering naturally come together at RISD.

  • Maverick Thinker Wraps Up Shared Voices

    03/09/2012
    In his March 14 talk on Screen Fluency, Kevin Kelly will discuss the importance of visual and multimedia literacy in a digital world.

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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.