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Posted on: April 19, 2016

Imagine. Create. Innovate.

This summer, infuse your creative making by starting from a different SOURCE. With newly developed formats, immerse yourself in learning with distinct faculty and a diverse group of peers, to explore a unique way of working and embrace brand-new outcomes.

  • Explore different MATERIALS
  • Use new TECHNIQUES AND TECHNOLOGIES or
  • Try cutting-edge PROCESSES

Classes start June 13.

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Posted on: March 21, 2016

 

Summer is busy at RISD, where kids shape their creativity and imagination, and teens develop their personal style as artists and designers.

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At-a-Glance Schedule

 

CLASSES ON THE RISD CAMPUS
Each half-day class provides a different imaginative environment in which kids and teens expand their creative minds and build technical skills. Students experience RISD’s unique facilities, and are taught by outstanding educators.

Half-day classes (9am-noon / 1-4pm)
1-week and 2-week sessions
Ages 6-8, 9-12 and 13-17

CAMPS ON THE RISD CAMPUS
Kids in full-day camps find inspiration in almost every corner of campus, whether painting outdoors or getting their hands dirty in the studios. Students experience the wonders of taxidermy and 3D microscopes at the Nature Lab, the astonishing artwork at the RISD Museum, the collection of pop-up, art and illustration books at the Library, and more! Please provide a snack, bag lunch and a beverage each day. For time outdoors, please also provide sunscreen.

Full-day camps (9am-4pm)
1-week and 2-week sessions
Ages 6-8, 9-12 and 13-17

CAMPS AT THE RISD FARM
Full-day camps at Tillinghast Farm in Barrington merge the creativity of an art workshop with the amusement of summer camp. Young artists explore a range of art topics and techniques and find creative inspiration with visits to the beach, the woods and the rolling green hills. Please provide a snack, bag lunch and a beverage each day. For time outdoors, please also send a towel or small blanket, a hat and sunscreen. Note: Activities at the beach do not include swimming.

Full-day camps (9am-4pm)
1-week and 2-week sessions
Ages 6-12

Posted on: January 28, 2016

Create your own extraordinary summer at Rhode Island School of Design, with on-campus and global programs. Experience RISD's critical thinking/critical making approach to add new dimension to your art and design work.
 
ON CAMPUS:
 
SUMMER STUDIES 
Tap into a rich variety of visual art and design courses. Courses meet twice a week for six weeks. Enroll in up to two courses to create a customized schedule.  READ MORE
 
TEXTILES SUMMER INSTITUTE
Experience RISD's renowned textiles faculty and studios. Courses meet twice a week for six weeks. Enroll in up to two courses for a textile design immersion.  READ MORE
 
SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIES
Delve into a wide range of graphic design topics. Courses meet Monday-Friday for two weeks. Enroll in one, two or all three of the schedules.  READ MORE
 
SUMMER DESIGN INTENSIVES
Design workshops focused on experimental topics of design, fashion and art. Courses meet Monday-Friday for two weeks. Enroll in one or both schedules.  READ MORE
 
GLOBAL:
 
GLOBAL SUMMER PROGRAMS
Nine international three- to four-week courses led by RISD faculty immerse students in experimental topics related to design and art with the inspiration of spectacular locations.  READ MORE
 
RISD à BOISBUCHET
Explore the intersections of art, design and sustainability in the setting of Domaine de Boisbuchet, a 19th-century French estate. Two-week intensive workshops are led by RISD faculty in collaboration with this 400-acre cultural institution.  READ MORE

Posted on: January 25, 2016

Spring courses in art and design for adults, teens and kids. Register early for your favorite class!

Registration is now open.

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