Stories about studios + projects

Playful Connections at Project Open Door

Thanks to generous support from Hasbro, local high school students benefitted from the opportunity to explore the possibilities of toy and game design at RISD.

Artists' Books Chosen as Keepers

Beautiful artist books by students have been selected for inclusion in the permanent collection of the RISD Library.

Inspiring Aspiring Artists

After earning a master’s degree in teaching at RISD, high school art teacher Brian Hutcheson MAT 07 encourages his best students to apply to RISD.

Design Up Close

Three RISD alumni are working to make the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum relevant and accessible for students from coast to coast.

Opening a New World

Two new Foundation Studies students build on the creative boost they got through RISD’s Project Open Door program.

Wong Accepts Accolades for ¬°CityArts!

Barbara Wong MA 95, executive director of ¡CityArts!, explains how Providence’s nationally recognized afterschool arts program builds bridges for kids.

Teaching Perspective

Focused studies in Environmental Studies and Gender, Sexuality + Race helped Ali Blake 14 TX see her work in textiles—and the world around her—through a different lens.

Nurturing Young Talent

Ghanain painter and community artist Munir Mohammed MA 99 finds joy and serenity in teaching.

Paradoxes and Polarities

Multidisciplinary artist and MacArthur fellow Shahzia Sikander MFA 95 PT/PR encourages RISD students to question societal norms and reimagine the future.

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