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Continuing Ed | Fall registration opens

RISD Continuing Education is excited to announce more than 140 online art and design courses for adults and teens this fall. Courses run for two sessions. Save 10% on class tuition if you register by August 8. Use code F21EARLYBIRD at checkout* Adults (ages 18+) Session 1: Sept 13–Oct 25 (Register by Sept 8) Session 2: Nov 1–Dec 13 (Register by Oct 27) Teens (ages 13–17) Session 1: Sept 18–Oct 23 (Register by Sept 15) Session 2: Nov 6–Dec 11 (Register by Nov 3) Browse Fall Online Courses *Use coupon code F21EARLYBIRD to save 10% on tuition for RISD Continuing Education classes for adults, teens and the Advanced Program for High School Students. Offer expires 11:59 pm ET on 8/8/21. Offer can be used for multiple class purchases for the Fall 2021 term. Offer does not apply to previous class purchases and cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. Offer subject to change or cancellation without notice. Artwork by Dina Doyle, RISD Continuing Education student

Continuing Ed | Registration for Advanced Program for High School Students

Join RISD CE this fall for an online program designed for high school students interested in pursuing art and design in college. The Advanced Program for High School Students will help you advance your skills and learn best practices in producing work for your college application portfolio. This is an opportunity to access intensive, collegiate-level courses for students in grades 10–12 (or the equivalent) who are 15–18 years old. Courses are offered online year-round, and you can enroll in just one or join a certificate track. Fall 2021 program dates: Session I: Sep 18–Oct 23Session II: Nov 6–Dec 11Save 10% on class tuition if you register by August 8. Use code F21EARLYBIRD at checkout* Browse Fall Online Courses *Use coupon code F21EARLYBIRD to save 10% on tuition for RISD Continuing Education classes for adults, teens and the Advanced Program for High School Students. Offer expires 11:59 pm ET on 8/8/21. Offer can be used for multiple class purchases for the Fall 2021 term. Offer does not apply to previous class purchases and cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. Offer subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Alumni Club event | Charlotte, NC

Join the RISD Alumni Club of Charlotte, NC for a virtual gathering and planning meeting hosted by Co-Chairs Claire Geary 12 GD and Claudia O'Steen MFA 15 DM. Share your ideas for future events, get involved with planning and discuss what you would like to do with other alumni in the region! Registrants will receive Zoom information within the Eventbrite confirmation email. Join the official RISD Alumni Club of Charlotte Facebook group!

Exhibition | Crossing the Pell

Please join RISD’s Interior Architecture department for an immersive exhibition exploring pedestrian and bicycle access to the iconic Newport Pell Bridge. Crossing the Pell is the culminating project of RISD Interior Architecture’s 2021 MA in Adaptive Reuse program. A collaboration between graduate students from the departments of Interior Architecture and Landscape Architecture that supports RISD’s commitment to sustainability, a pillar of its current strategic plan, this studio resulted in four design visions for introducing bike and pedestrian access to the existing Claiborne Pell Bridge. Cities across the nation have been getting behind the cycling movement, adding bicycle lanes to the Brooklyn Bridge in NYC, for example, as well as to multiple bridges crossing the San Francisco Bay. The studio objective was to reimagine the bridge using innovative composite materials, providing access to pedestrians and cyclists. As part of their designs, students proposed creative interventions such as arts venues, parks, cafes and even a floating fish market in an effort to create forward-thinking community experiences that would inspire government decision makers. In addition to providing access, such experiences would also draw both local and out-of-state visitors to the Pell Bridge. The ultimate goal is to use academic investigations to introduce the idea of such infrastructural interventions to the citizens of Rhode Island, supporting the goals of improving the safety and condition of bridges and exploring the use of innovative materials with respect to transportation infrastructure. The exhibition provides fully immersive virtual experiences to provide participants with a visceral sense of what it would mean to pedal or walk across the Pell. Funding from the Champlin Foundation allowed the Interior Architecture students to purchase VR/AR headsets, a stationary bike and other equipment needed to create an immersive exhibition presenting the four design schemes at RISD’s Sol Koffler Graduate Student Gallery. Plans are also in the works for the exhibition to travel to a series of other Rhode Island venues. For more information, visit crossingthepell.risd.edu. All attendees must wear masks and socially distance as feasible.