By now, most of you have received your class schedules, your mailbox # and information to prepare you for your arrival at RISD. 
Here are some other tips to be mindful of:
Textbook Information 
Required textbooks are available at the Brown University Bookstore. Purchase your textbooks online in advance and your order will be waiting for you in your RISD mailbox when you arrive on campus.
Got RISD Pride?
Show off your RISD pride this summer by wearing a RISD t-shirt, hat or choose something from our wide selection of RISD apparel at risdstore.com.
For additional questions, please contact Center for Student Involvement
orientation@risd.edu   or call  401 454-6602 
http://orientation.risd.edu/

By now, most of you have received your class schedules, your mailbox # and information to prepare you for your arrival at RISD. 

Here are some other tips to be mindful of:

Textbook Information 

Required textbooks are available at the Brown University Bookstore. Purchase your textbooks online in advance and your order will be waiting for you in your RISD mailbox when you arrive on campus.

Got RISD Pride?

Show off your RISD pride this summer by wearing a RISD t-shirt, hat or choose something from our wide selection of RISD apparel at risdstore.com.

For additional questions, please contact Center for Student Involvement

orientation@risd.edu   or call  401 454-6602 

http://orientation.risd.edu/

Everyday we are bombarded with images in various mediums and forms. It is not unlikely that they have been created by a RISD alumni. To learn more about the exciting careers and works of these three alumni, check out their sites below.
Jill Greenberg, 1989 Photography   http://art.jillgreenberg.com/
Jon Foster, 1989 Illustration  http://www.jonfoster.com/gallery.html
Ashleigh Axios, 2008 Graphic Design https://generalassemb.ly/instructors/ashleigh-axios/1982

Everyday we are bombarded with images in various mediums and forms. It is not unlikely that they have been created by a RISD alumni. To learn more about the exciting careers and works of these three alumni, check out their sites below.

Jill Greenberg, 1989 Photography   http://art.jillgreenberg.com/

Jon Foster, 1989 Illustration  http://www.jonfoster.com/gallery.html

Ashleigh Axios, 2008 Graphic Design https://generalassemb.ly/instructors/ashleigh-axios/1982

National Portfolio Day

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We are approaching the second half of Summer, which means some of you will be applying to art schools before you know it. The artwork in your portfolios will consist of new pieces and some from a year or so ago. Putting it all together, fixing pieces up, and editing some out can be a bit overwhelming, so getting feedback from others outside the eye of the storm is very helpful. It’s also a great idea to learn about what different art schools want to see in the work you send them. An excellent opportunity to get all this information is at a National Portfolio Day! These events consist of a wide variety of art schools with Admissions and alumni representatives. 

Quick tips on how to best navigate these events:

-They are all 4 hours long, but get there early, as they tend to be a bit hectic. 

-Get on the lines of schools you want to see most right away. RISD’s line gets long fast, so if you want to see us, get on our line early!
-It’s a good idea to make your work as portable as possible. You can bring digital representation, but make sure to have jpegs or PDFs saved and to not rely on internet connection. If you bring original work have it ready in a portfolio case. Also, make sure to bring your own platform. Our representatives don’t bring computers, so have yours turned on and your artwork queued up by the time you reach the front. 
-You get 10 minutes with each reviewer, so it’s best to have your work ready when it’s your turn, put it all on the table, let them go through it all and interpret your pieces on their own. That way they also have sufficient time to give you thoughtful feedback, and you can ask any questions you have. 
Click here for the list of National Portfolio Days that RISD will be attending.
For more information and the full National Portfolio Day list, please visit portfolioday.net.
For questions about RISD, feel free to contact me at: mbrennan01@risd.edu
401.454.6305
or contact RISD Admissions at:
admissions@risd.edu
401.454.6300
You can also ask questions on our RISD Admissions Facebook Group
~Marin Brennan

The Handweaver’s Guild of America is currently hosting their annual Convergence Conference right here in Providence.  They’ve partnered with RISD’s Textiles Department for courses in Machine Knitting, Jacquard, Computer Embroidery and more!  Here in Admissions, we were thrilled when the Textiles Department asked us to set up a table at the conference.  Our Graduate Admissions Officer, Molly Pettengill, has been staffing the table, and spoke with excitement about the conference and the people she’s met.  

Pictured above you’ll see views from around Convergence including Molly’s table, exhibits, and the Jazz Fashion Show which showcased the incredible work of the fiber artists attending the conference.

Are you local and interested in fiber arts?  The festival offers day passes to the exhibits.  Want to learn more about admission to our degree program in Textiles?  Stop by Molly’s table!  The conference runs July 14 through 19 at the Rhode Island Convention Center.

Want to learn more?  Send us an email or post your question on the RISD Admission Facebook Group!

admissions@risd.edu

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This evening promises to be blissfully rain-free and pleasant for the July Gallery Night Providence event. Visitors are welcome to tour participating galleries on foot or to take advantage of free guided bus tours that run every 20 minutes (from One Regency Plaza) beginning at 5:20 pm.

There’s always something happening in the Providence art scene - check out Gallery Night, tonight!