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  • Making Noise in the Nation’s Capitol

    04/15/2016
    Students participating in this year’s Alternative Spring Break project traveled to Washington, DC to investigate a diversity of approaches to political activism.

  • Culture, Community and Clay

    04/07/2016
    Assistant Professor of Ceramics David Katz revels in the resources, community and mix of disciplines he’s discovering at RISD.

  • Striking Student Designs in NYC + Milan

    04/04/2016
    Eight RISD students in Furniture Design and Textiles are exhibiting crocheted and knitted furniture as part of Italy’s renowned design triennial.

  • A New Vision for Wearable Tech

    03/31/2016
    Alexandra Ju 16 JM recently presented her robotic jewelry work at an international conference in the Netherlands. 

  • Exploring Ideas in the Dunes

    03/25/2016
    Building on his work with the National Park Service last summer, Maharam STEAM Fellow Joseph Fellows 16 SC is teaching a 3D imaging workshop this month in Colorado.  

  • Riding High

    03/23/2016
    Sophomore Nina Ripich 18 PT finds solace and creative freedom by connecting with horses in RISD’s equestrian club.

  • Elevating the Ordinary

    03/17/2016
    As an Interior Architecture major, international Fulbright scholar Clara Marhló MA 16 is learning to adapt and enhance commonplace structures.

  • Making a Professional Impression

    03/15/2016
    Students present their work and welcome feedback from a diverse group of professionals at RISD’s 2016 Design Portfolio Review.

  • The Allure of Close Observation

    03/10/2016
    As a Mellon Faculty Fellow, Professor John Dunnigan MFA 80 ID is building new opportunities for faculty and students to engage with the RISD Museum’s stunning collection.

  • Cultivating Collaboration

    03/09/2016
    As a biodesigner and studio manager of RISD Co-Works, David Kim MFA 14 DM is deeply committed to principles of inclusion and interdisciplinarity.

  • Designing Solutions in Ghana

    03/03/2016
    Recent grad Patricia Dranoff 15 ID aims to develop tools that make a lasting difference in the lives of people in West Africa and beyond.

  • Understanding Holography

    02/29/2016
    In a course on optics, students  learn the complexities of creating 3D imagery through the process of making holograms. 

  • Risks + Rewards

    02/24/2016
    With his high school slacker days behind him, Felix Beaudry 18 TX responds well to the challenge of exceeding high expectations. 

  • Hacking Healthcare

    02/23/2016
    Faculty and students in Industrial Design earn awards for innovative concepts at a recent healthcare design competition. 

  • A Good Mix of Ideas

    02/19/2016
    Sophomore Mei Lenehan 18 GD finds value in selecting classes that intellectually complement one another. 

  • No Nukes

    02/12/2016
    Graduate students just starting out in Industrial Design work to invigorate the dialogue around nuclear disarmament.

  • Investigating Crime

    02/12/2016
    Students in a popular Wintersession class examine the genre of true crime from multiple perspectives.

  • Rethinking Science Through Art

    02/09/2016
    Grad student Stephanie Muscat MFA 17 DM combines hands-on making skills with a lifelong love of science. 

  • Drawing from the Deep

    02/04/2016
    Students in a Wintersession studio focused on whaling travel back in time at the New Bedford Whaling Museum.

  • Making a Show from Scratch

    02/03/2016
    From acting to making music, costumes and artwork, students in this year’s Theater Production Workshop are going all out to bring an original performance to life this week.

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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.