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RISD Continuing Education Offers 170+ Online Courses for Adults and Teens

February 6, 2023

RISD

Artwork by RISD Pre-Collegiate Advanced Program Online student Erin S.

Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education (RISD CE) is thrilled to open registration for over 170 online courses this spring for adults and teens. Programs include online certificates for adult learners, RISD’s pre-collegiate Advanced Program Online, and new teen online courses.

Continuing Education students at Rhode Island School of Design can take classes from anywhere in the world, at any time of day or night. Courses are taught by academics, creative practitioners, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders who advance our mission to provide an art and design education for everyone!

With no entry requirements, the non-credit online adult certificate programs allow you to learn with motivated peers to develop your portfolio, broaden existing skills, explore a new career path or life pursuit, or start your own business — and build the network that will help you do it.

Teen online courses represent 11 visual arts and design subjects and allow students to engage in a community of makers while crafting their own stories. Students ages 13 to 17 attend weekly live Zoom meetings, receive narrative assessments with written personalized feedback in place of grades, and gain support and guidance from RISD undergraduate student teaching assistants. When students join teen online classes at Rhode Island School of Design, outstanding artists, designers, and educators will lead them toward inspiring career paths and creative problem-solving skills.

At RISD Pre-College, rising high school juniors and seniors can live like RISD students and work alongside hundreds of other creative, highly motivated students who will inspire them to push their limits and produce their best work. Students will follow a college-level curriculum with day-long studio classes, visits to the Nature Lab and RISD Museum, critiques, and projects that will forever shape the way they approach art and design. The Summer 2023 session runs from June 24 to July 29.

RISD’s Advanced Program Online is a year-round online intensive and designed for high school students interested in pursuing art and design in college. This certificate program is for changemakers who want to develop their art practice, learn new ways to collaborate, and create a future they’re excited about. The Spring 2023 term runs from March 4 to May 21, and the Summer 2023 term runs from June 17 to August 13.

Both pre-collegiate programs offer a college-level curriculum that provides a strong foundational understanding of drawing and design principles. Whether on-campus or online, students will participate in courses led by professionally practicing instructors, learn to manage time and self-motivate, and develop a portfolio of concepts, sketches, and finished pieces that can be included in or inform their college application.

The Spring 2023 term starts February 27. For more information, visit ce.risd.edu.

Apply for the RISD Pre-College residential summer immersive, and register for RISD’s Advanced Program Online year-round intensive.

 

 

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The Block Museum of Art Presents ‘The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto’

January 30, 2023

Block Museum of Art

A photo of an ornate orange, yelllow, and red motif surrounding a tall vessel

Detail of Dario Robleto’s “The Computer of Jupiter” (2019), various cut and polished seashells, urchin spines, cut and quilled paper, squilla claws, colored powder pigments, colored plastic beads, acrylic domes, brass rod, colored and mirrored Plexiglas, glue, acrylic on wood, 48 x 19 x 19 inches overall with base and vitrine. All images courtesy of the artist, shared with permission

What do we owe to the memories of one another’s hearts? This central question resonates throughout the exhibition The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto jointly presented by Northwestern University’s Block Museum of Art and the McCormick School of Engineering, running January 26 through July 9, 2023, in Evanston, Illinois.

For American artist Dario Robleto (b. 1972), artists and scientists share a common aspiration: to increase the sensitivity of their observations. Throughout the history of scientific invention, instruments like the cardiograph and the telescope have extended the reach of perception from the tiniest stirrings of the human body to the farthest reaches of space. In his prints, sculptures, and video and sound installations, Robleto contemplates the emotional significance of these technologies, bringing us closer to the latent traces of life buried in the scientific record.

The Heart’s Knowledge concentrates on the most recent decade of Robleto’s creative practice, a period of deepening engagement with histories of medicine, biomedical engineering, sound recording, and space exploration. The exhibition organizes the artist’s conceptually ambitious, elegantly wrought artworks as a series of multisensory encounters between art and science. Each work seeks to attune viewers to phenomena at scales ranging from the intimate to the universal, returning always to the question: does empathy extend beyond the boundaries of time and space?

 

A photo of a sculpture with sparkling details and two curved sides

Detail of Dario Robleto’s “Small Crafts on Sisyphean Seas” (2018), cut and polished nautilus shells, various cut and polished seashells, various urchin spines and teeth, mushroom coral, green and white tusks, squilla claws, butterfly wings, colored pigments and beads, colored crushed glass and glitter, dyed mica flakes, pearlescent paint, cut paper, acrylic domes, brass rods, colored mirrored Plexiglas, glue, maple, 75 x 71 1/2 x 43 inches

In “The First Time, the Heart (A Portrait of Life 1854–1913)” (2017), Robleto transforms early measurements of heartbeats made by 19th-century pioneers of cardiography into exquisite photolithographs executed on paper hand-sooted with candle flames. For the installation “The Pulse Armed With a Pen (An Unknown History of the Human Heartbeat)” (2014), Robleto digitally resurrects these historic heartbeats, allowing visitors to listen to pulses of life recorded before the invention of sound playback. Two immersive video installations, “The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed” (2019) and “The Aorta of an Archivist” (2020–2021) weave Robleto’s archival inquiries into the first recorded heartbeats with a meditation on the cosmic limits of perception, while intricate sculptures like “Small Crafts on Sisyphean Seas” (2018) give shape to the speculative search for intelligent life in the universe.

The Heart’s Knowledge marks the culmination of Robleto’s five-year engagement as Artist-at-Large in Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science.

The companion publication is currently available through Artbook.

The Block Museum of Art is always free and open to all. To learn more, visit blockmuseum.northwestern.edu.

 

An image of gold waves

Detail of Dario Robleto’s “Unknown and Solitary Seas (Dreams and Emotions of the 19th Century)” (2018), earliest waveform recordings of blood flowing from the heart and in the brain during sleep, dreaming, and various emotional states (1874–96), rendered and 3D printed in brass-plated stainless steel; lacquered maple, 22k gold leaf, video, waveform audio processing by Patrick Feaster Box (closed): 2 1/4 x 21 1/4 x 25 1/4” inches, with pedestal and vitrine 45 x 51 x 31 1/4 inches

A photo of a person sitting in front of a screen showing a surreal black and white image

Dario Robleto, “The Aorta of an Archivist” (2021), UHD video, 5.1 surround sound installation; running time: 53:00

A photo of an installation of bones topped wth butterflies

Detail of Dario Robleto’s “American Seabed” (2014), fossilized prehistoric whale ear bones salvaged from the sea (1 to 10 million years), various butterflies, butterfly antennae made from stretched and pulled audiotape recordings of Bob Dylan’s “Desolation Row,” concrete, ocean water, pigments, coral, brass, steel, Plexiglas, 37 x 68 x 55 overall without pedestal

 

 



New York City Ballet Art Series Presents DRIFT’s ‘Shylight’

January 17, 2023

New York City Ballet

A photo of light sculpture

DRIFT’s “Shylight” (development 2006–2014), aluminum, polished stainless steel, silk, LEDs, robotics. On view at three special NYC Ballet Art Series performances in January and February 2023. All photos by Ossip van Duivenbode

Dutch artists Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta are DRIFT, a multidisciplinary group that creates experiential sculptures, installations, and performances, uniting audiences with moments that inspire a reconnection to our planet.

For New York City Ballet’s Art Series 2023, the duo curates their “Shylight” installation into a site-specific, performative sculpture, merging the movement of industrial motors with silk, multi-layered chalice-like structures. The pieces move with the grace of a dancer into a natural choreography, manifesting live emotion and personality in an inanimate material. With custom choreography supervised by the artists themselves, the works’ unpredictable, natural-looking movements become an object that feels alive as it descends to blossom in all its glorious beauty, before closing and retreating upward again.

The installation will be on view at three special NYC Ballet Art Series performances on January 27, February 3, and February 9, and all tickets are $38.

Performances are on sale now at nycballet.com/artseries.

 

A photo of light sculpture

A photo of light sculpture

A photo of light sculpture

 

 



SVA Continuing Education Offers 200+ Courses and 10+ Artist Residency Programs

January 9, 2023

SVA

A photo of an undulating string installation suspended from the ceiling above two white beds

Sato Sugamoto (SVACE Student and Artist Residency Alumnus), “Double Dreams-inversion” (2019), string, 47 x 177 x 70 inches

Whether it’s to advance your career, dive deeper into your art practice, or try something new, SVACE offers more than 200 courses and over 10 artist residency programs to choose from. Visit sva.edu/ce to view all online and on-campus offerings and free events.

Online and on-campus courses are available in:

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If you need advice or have questions, please email [email protected] to connect with one of our course advisors.

About the School of Visual Arts
School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers, and creative professionals for seven decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, a dynamic curriculum, and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Comprising 6,000 students at its Manhattan campus and 35,000 alumni in 100 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world. For information about the College please visit sva.edu.

 

 



Immerse Yourself in the Food and Art of Oaxaca This February with Murmur Ring’s Curated Tour

December 13, 2022

Murmur Ring

A photo of small pig pots on a table

All images by Dylan Chandler, shared with permission

Join a group of twenty artists, designers, chefs, and creative entrepreneurs convening in Oaxaca, Mexico, for a three-day, four-night immersive journey into Food and Identity this February. Unlike a standard food or art tour, this experience includes intimate conversations, meals, and studio visits with Oaxaca’s Indigenous and emerging creative leaders. Participants will engage in a dynamic discourse about the relationship between local, Indigenous ecosystems and the global marketplace, in addition to the evolving relationship between art and craft, and enjoy a range of experiences representing traditional and nouveau culinary arts.

Oaxaca has captured the interest of the global market, particularly for its culinary and artistic contributions. One of the most diverse regions in the world with over 400 villages and different political divisions, Oaxaca represents two realities: the influx of new money and tourism and the Indigenous communities that produce most of the food and goods distributed through the supply chain.

 

A photo of two women on a farm

This is the fourteenth global experience curated by Murmur Ring, an independent women-led outfit centered around the idea that “in order to connect we need to disconnect.” In a world that increasingly values the digital, Murmur Ring believes the innate human need for connection is more potent than ever before. Here are a few highlights planned for the experience:

  • Meet the iconic artists Jacobo and Maria Ángeles in their San Martín Tilcajete workshop, where their community of artisans create the now world-famous wood sculptures collected and exhibited by museums around the world like the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum and the Vatican.
  • Join a design workshop with 1050 Grados, a collective of artisans dedicated to preserving traditional ceramics in seven villages with unique techniques and language.
  • Enjoy pop-up dinner parties with emerging experimental chefs like Rodrigo Amaury and the team behind NOIS Restaurante and Pastisseria.
  • Visit mezcal farms like Lalocura that are committed to protecting Indigenous-led ecosystems via small batch, sustainable production practices.
  • Discuss issues in contemporary art making in the studios of artists like Jaime Ruiz Martinez and Rame Cuen.
  • Stay in a boutique hotel of Luis Barragan-esque minimal concrete aesthetic in central Oaxaca City.

Colossal is excited to join on site as a media partner, and readers receive a $500 credit toward the experience, plus an original art print and set of handmade ceramic mezcal cups created by our partners in Oaxaca. Enter “Colossal” in the discount code at checkout to redeem.

To learn more and grab one of a few remaining spots for the experience running from February 15 to 18, 2023, visit Murmur Ring.

 

A photo of a man in a workshop

Two photos of mythical patterned sculptures

A photo of people walking down a street

A photo of a pastry on a plate

A photo of a hotel room

 

 



RISD Pre-College Returns to Campus This Summer, Announces Online Option

November 28, 2022

RISD

Artwork by RISD Pre-College student Aviva Cai

At Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Pre-College, rising high school juniors and seniors can live like RISD students and work alongside hundreds of other creative, highly motivated peers who will inspire them to push their limits and produce their best work. Students will follow a college-level curriculum with day-long studio classes, visits to the Nature Lab and RISD Museum, and critiques and projects that will forever shape the way they approach art and design. Summer 2023 runs from June 24 to July 29.

RISD’s Advanced Program Online is a year-round online intensive designed for high school students interested in pursuing art and design in college. This certificate program is for change-makers who want to develop their art practice, learn new ways to collaborate, and create a future they are excited about. The spring 2023 term runs from March 4 to May 21, and the summer 2023 term runs from June 17 to August 13.

Both programs offer a college-level curriculum that provides a strong foundational understanding of drawing and design principles. Whether on-campus or online, students will participate in courses led by professional instructors, learn to manage their time and self-motivate, and develop a portfolio of concepts, sketches, and finished pieces that can be included in or inform their college application.

To apply for the RISD Pre-College residential summer immersive, visit
precollege.risd.edu/program-overview.

To register for RISD’s Advanced Program Online year-round intensive, visit precollege.risd.edu/advanced-program.