Art-making, gallery adventures, and discussion connect teens to art, community, and each other. The Museum is always free for those 18 and under. Drop by for even a quick visit!
Start your weekend off with some art and inspiration! Each week offers new gallery adventures, different materials, and techniques to feed your creativity. Stay the entire time or stop by to connect with artists and other creative teens. See what students have produced here.
For ages 13-18, no registration required. Free.
The RISD Art Circle is a group of high school artists and art enthusiasts who explore the Museum collection and activate the galleries through events, interpretative projects, community collaborations, and hands-on learning activities, inspiring all of us to see the world in a creative way. Meet the 2019-2020 RISD Art Circle.
The group meets most Saturdays from late September to early June from 11 am-2 pm. The application process is competitive and space is limited.
In light of COVID-19 the museum is suspending onsite programs indefinitely. However, the museum can still welcome engagement with teens on a digital level. Summer Clubs will meet two to three times a week for 4 weeks. Each club will have a different focus and project outcome. This is a free program open to rising high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The program will require attendance to virtual conversations. Consistent internet access will be necessary for participation. All art-making materials will be shipped to individual residences. Apply now. Applications open until May 18th, space is limited.
Presented by Chase.
RISD College and Continuing Ed also offer programs for children and teens.
College-access program for artistically talented teens attending Rhode Island urban public high schools.
Young Adult Certificate Programs encourage students ages 12 to 17 to broaden their horizons and develop stronger artistic skills, building confidence and maturity.
Young Artist Vacation Camps Camp sessions for children and teens ages 7 to 17, offered during winter, spring, and summer school vacations. Sessions held at RISD’s Tillinghast Farm campus in Barrington, Rhode Island, or on the RISD campus in Providence.
This program provides a strong grounding in the visual arts and encourages creative and personal growth through self-expression. Year-round courses provide opportunities for teens to be with peers who are energetic, creative, and passionate about what they’re doing.
The six-week summer program offers high school students ages 16 to 18 a comprehensive introduction to the college art-school experience. Participants are fully immersed in a studio curriculum and live in RISD residence halls.