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  • Picturing Infinity

    07/09/2012
    The first comprehensive museum survey of work by glass alum Josiah McElheny 89 GL is attracting well-deserved attention at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art.

  • Geometry Meets the World of Making

    06/21/2012
    When architect Eduardo Benamor Duarte had an idea for building with porcelain blocks, he turned to RISD’s Ceramics department experts for help.

  • RISD, Asia and Creativity

    06/21/2012
    Inspired by recent interaction with Asia’s top creative leaders, President John Maeda reflects on his own experiences as an artist and designer of Asian descent.

  • STEAM Club Mixes Art and Science

    06/04/2012
    A series of workshops linking RISD and the MIT Media Lab has set the stage for this month's CreativeMornings “pop-up” event at RISD, part of an international conversation on the intersection of arts and technology.

  • RISD Partners with CreativeMornings

    05/30/2012
    Art and technology make for a powerful mix, as creative thinkers around the world will confirm during a series of inspiring breakfast talks in June.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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.