The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) features an article about Farah Altaweel's MA '17 experience while in the the Department of Teaching + Learning in Art + Design Education's (TLAD's) Master of Arts (MA) in Art + Design Education Program. On return to Qatar after her year at RISD, Farah as promoted to a new position as 2D Coordinator at the Qatar Museums Authority (QMA), responsible for developing the visual identity for the Children's Museum in Doha, Qatar. Farah Altaw
Mudita Pasari MA'17 recently shared with us a brief report of her work this summer on a project carried over a 10-week period in India and sponsored by the award of a Maharam Fellowship. "I was working in a North-Eastern Indian city, which is experiencing rapid development and population growth. The strain on the local environment is increasingly becoming visible. This city is home to many species of animals, some of which are endangered or almost extinct in the wild. Throug
In the exhibition "Reframing Northampton: A Contemporary View of Howes Brothers' Photographs" photographer and MAT (2001) alumna Sara Lyons who is a visual arts educator at Four Rivers Charter Public School, Greenfield, MA and who is also a photography instructor at Greenfield Community College dug deep into the archives to unearth photographs of homes and their owners made by the Howes Brothers in the late 1800s early 1900s. Sara then rephotographed thirteen homes previously
In her most recent work, Saba Quizilbash (2004), responds to issues of partition through aesthetic reconnection. In a recent email, Saba shares that the "Thar Express is a transborder train line that operates between one of the most hostile borders. It was discontinued for 41 years due to three wars fought between India and Pakistan. This line connects Karachi, PK to Jodhpur, IN. I have tried [in this work] to make the journey and connectivity easier through aesthetic solutio
Congratulations to Jeff Seaberg (MAT 2009) who has just shared with us the news that he has moved from living in London to living in Hong Kong. He has left his upper school visual arts teaching position at TASIS The American School in England, London to join the Visual Arts Program at the Hong Kong International School.
It is always heartening to hear that thesis work conducted during the MA in Art + Design Education program continues to inform an alum's work beyond her/his time at RISD. So, it is with Erin Poindexter MA '16 whose thesis "Expanding Horizons, Expanding Self: An Incentive to Get Out of the Classroom and Start Using Art to Explore Your Community with Place-Based Arts Investigation" is very much at the core of a grant proposal “Re-Examine Your Heroes with Place-based Arts Invest
On July, 18 Rhode Island high school students explored the creative potential of product design in Playful Connections, a week-long studio collaboration between the global play and entertainment company Hasbro, Inc. and Project Open Door (POD), RISD’s college access program for talented teens from Rhode Island public schools in Providence, Pawtucket, Central Falls and Woonsocket. In morning workshops, students learned about the creative process from Hasbro designers, who enco
This summer, RISD's Department of Teaching + Learning in Art + Design's (TLAD's) outreach initiative Project Open Door (POD) expanded its reach beyond high school students to Rhode Island's K-12 art teachers. In collaboration with the Rhode Island Art Education Association, POD ran an extraordinarily successful week long professional development event "Drawing Experiments: Investigating Possibilities and Alternatives in Drawing and Print" in its riverfront studio in which POD