RISD Museum | Aja Blanc

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Aja Blanc is the Associate Educator for Family + Youth programs at the RISD Museum of Art. Aja has an MA in teaching and learning in art and design from RISD and writes on how we can connect art and creativity with everyday family life in ways that bring out new ways of engaging with the world around us. As a working artist and writer engaged in the creative process, she is an active advocate for museum education, community participation, and the arts.

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The Big Draw Providence Encourages All to Make their Mark at the RISD Museum, April 30

The Big Draw Providence Encourages All to Make their Mark at the RISD Museum, April 30

[ 0 ] April 26, 2011 |

Sharpen your pencils, the Big Draw is back! The Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design hosts the second-annual Big Draw Providence, inviting visitors to join us in a broad range of free hands-on workshops, events, and activities on the Chace Plaza at 20 North Street and throughout the Museum on Saturday, April 30, from 11 am to 4 pm.

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Cultivating Curiosity

Cultivating Curiosity

[ 1 ] April 14, 2011 |

Having recently returned from the National Art Education Association Conference in Seattle, I have creativity and curiosity on my mind. The week-long conference left me with inspiration and new ideas in the world of art education, with everything from new thinking on design education to drawing practices and new research in neuroscience. One presenter, a professor from […]

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Coins, Chaos and Creativity

Coins, Chaos and Creativity

[ 0 ] January 24, 2011 |

The Artful Family. With the recent debut of the “Young Explorer’s Guide to the Greek and Roman collections” for the newly reinstalled galleries at the RISD Museum, I have been thinking a lot of about coins. Our explorer’s guide offers a close look at one coin in particular, which features the goddess Athena and helps […]

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The Artful Family: Drawing Outside the Lines

The Artful Family: Drawing Outside the Lines

[ 1 ] September 15, 2010 |

By Aja Blanc Associate Educator for Family + Youth programs at the RISD Museum of Art My line is childlike but not childish. It is very difficult to fake… to get that quality you need to project yourself into the child’s line. It has to be felt. — Cy Twombly Cy Twombly, American, b. 1929. […]

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The Artful Family: The Joy of Looking

The Artful Family: The Joy of Looking

[ 0 ] July 27, 2010 |

By Aja Blanc Associate Educator for Family + Youth programs at the RISD Museum of Art We are concerned with possibility, with opening windows on alternative realities, with moving through doorways into spaces some of us have never seen before. — Maxine Greene In her book Variations on a Blue Guitar, renowned education scholar Maxine […]

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