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  • Nonlinear Path to Pottery

    11/16/2015
    Celebrated ceramist Adam Silverman BArch 88 is an artist, designer, architect and craftsman rolled into one.

  • Illustrator as Public Intellectual

    11/12/2015
    In delivering the keynote address at an international gathering of illustrators, Rick Poyner challenged the audience to think about what the title of the symposium really means.

  • Brash Brilliance in Motion

    11/11/2015
    Digital artist and provocateur Joshua Davis urges students to conquer their fears and follow their creative passion.

  • On Point

    11/09/2015
    Visiting designer Nicholas Felton 99 GD leads a three-day workshop on data design for juniors in Graphic Design.

  • Starting Something New

    11/05/2015
    Now that he has been named a 2015–16 Changemaker Fellow, William Zheng 17 ID hopes to inspire other students to pursue their interest in socially conscious startups.

  • Sensible + Sensitive Solutions

    11/04/2015
    All 95 undergraduate and graduate student in Interior Architecture collaborated on this year’s five-day charette, a challenge to design a better classroom for young children with autism.

  • Photographic Memory

    11/03/2015
    Photo historian Jung Joon Lee brings a keen eye and an international perspective to her new position as an assistant professor of the History of Art and Visual Culture. 

  • Shaping the Future

    11/02/2015
    In a new series of videos, alumni will help articulate why RISD’s immersive, process-driven educational model is ideally suited to preparing for what’s next.

  • Radical Innovator

    10/28/2015
    Hospitality architecture designer Sophia Chan MIA focused on possibilities rather than constraints when dreaming up the futuristic Broadster Hotel. 

  • Uprooting White Privilege

    10/26/2015
    Noted activist Tim Wise speaks to the RISD community about combatting systemic racism and making socially relevant artwork.
     

  • Weschler’s Wonderful Wit

    10/23/2015
    As part of the visiting artist series in Glass, cultural critic and author Lawrence Weschler led a RISD audience through a visual-culture hall of mirrors.

  • And Also: Writing

    10/23/2015
    The Writing Center and Graduate Studies co-host a symposium exploring how artists and designers engage with evolving forms of writing, editing and publishing.

  • Picturing Rhythm

    10/21/2015
    New Assistant Professor of Illustration Calef Brown finds inspiration for his playful drawings in the rhythms of music and conversation.

  • Making Something from Nothing

    10/20/2015
    Artist and urban interventionist Theaster Gates talks about the transformative power of art at the 2015 Gail Silver Memorial Lecture. 

  • Designing for Tomorrow Today

    10/19/2015
    As the first speaker in ID’s 2015–16 lecture series, European writer and design advocate John Thackara challenges students to design a better world.

  • Creative Matchmaking

    10/16/2015
    Students seeking internships meet with representatives from dozens of creative companies at this year’s Internship Connect event.

  • Warm Welcome for RISD’s New President

    10/15/2015
    The RISD community comes together for a rousing show of support for President Rosanne Somerson 76 ID.

  • The Landscape of Noir

    10/14/2015
    The RISD Museum hosts the first solo museum show in the US featuring the work of internationally acclaimed Scottish artist Martin Boyce.

  • The Language Problem

    10/08/2015
    In the opening show of the year at Sol Koffler Graduate Student Gallery, curator Maya Krinsky MFA 14 PH presents work that wrestles with the complexity of language.

  • New Leaders in Architectural Education

    10/02/2015
    With the new appointment of Deborah Berke BArch 77 as dean of the Yale School of Architecture, five RISD alumni now head major schools of architecture in North America.

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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.