Stories about studios + projects

Acquiring a RISD Accent

Having earned her undergraduate degree at RISD, Project Open Door alumna Sara Pollard 13 IL/MAT 14 is now pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching and looking forward to becoming an art teacher.

Teens Develop Portfolios

Eleven ambitious Rhode Island teenagers got a good feel for designing and building in 3D thanks to a weeklong Project Open Door summer studio.

All-Out Arts Immersion

Thirty K–12 art teachers from Rhode Island and beyond got their hands dirty and their energy restored at RISD’s second annual Teachers’ Studio Institute.

Kaplan to Collect 2013 Alumni Award

The RISD Alumni Association will present its Art and Education Award to Tamara Kaplan MA/MAT 00 at RISD’s June 1 Commencement ceremony.

Students Helping Students

For many high school students in urban public school districts, hopes of a college education are often dashed by endless obstacles.

A Better Place to Learn

How does an architect with no experience designing schools end up transforming a city’s first new school in 25 years? And changing the national conversation about design for education in the process? ForJo Ann Secor 73 AE, it all started at a trade expo in 2008, when a stranger from Wyoming wandered into the Lee H.

Documenting Truth

Faculty member Jo Sittenfeld MFA 08 PH exposes a diverse set of students to the world of documentary photography.

Decorating the Capitol

Students involved with RISD’s Project Open Door (POD) – a remarkable program that provides arts education for urban teens from underserved communities – recently received a bit of stately recognition.

Clay in Context at Hope High School

In a collaboration that reflects RISD’s commitment to critical making and community engagement, students in Ceramics and TLAD worked with local teens to create new tile murals for Providence's Hope High School.

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