Category: ARTplay-RISD

Sharpen your pencils, THE BIG DRAW is back! Celebrate drawing at the RISD Museum of Art

Sharpen your pencils, THE BIG DRAW is back! Celebrate drawing at the RISD Museum of Art

[ 0 ] April 25, 2012 |

Draw through the Museum in artist-led activities for all ages, spontaneous mark making in the galleries, and special demonstrations by RISD student-artists. Let live music guide your hand; contribute to a large-scale mural; make a drawing, take a drawing in the always popular Drawing Exchange; see artists at work in the galleries; and draw across time and culture using the Museum’s new Young Explorer’s Guide. There’ll be no starving artists here… venture out into the Chace Center Plaza and visit Rosie’s food truck for family-friendly lunch and snack options.

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ARTplay: Use everyday objects in unexpected ways

ARTplay: Use everyday objects in unexpected ways

[ 1 ] May 20, 2010 |

Artists often represent places they know well. Tony Capellan’s Mar Caribe is inspired by the coast of the Caribbean Sea and his home in the Dominican Republic. The many sandals in varied shades of blue suggest the ocean and wearing flip-flops on the beach. Tony Capellan collected these sandals and arranged them to create this […]

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The Big Draw celebrates drawing for all!

The Big Draw celebrates drawing for all!

[ 0 ] April 21, 2010 |

April 24, 11-4pm at The RISD Museum. Details listed below. The Big Draw was first established in 2000 in the United Kingdom by the Campaign for Drawing, an arts organization that promotes drawing as an important and exciting tool to help people of all ages see, think, invent, and learn. It has has one aim: […]

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ARTplay: What makes a chair?

ARTplay: What makes a chair?

[ 0 ] March 26, 2010 |

With your child: What objects make up the head, back, seat, and legs of this chair?  There is a compass, pencil, paper, and ruler.  These are some of the tools of an architect.  This chair is called a Valet Chair because you could hang your coat from the pegs at the top of the compass […]

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ARTplay: What does a portrait tell us?

ARTplay: What does a portrait tell us?

[ 0 ] February 26, 2010 |

Artists create portraits for many reasons. They can depict what a person looks like and also reveal their profession, status, identity. Every detail in this painting is intended to tell us that this is a young woman from a royal family. She stands between palm and laurel trees on a grassy terrace above an enclosed […]

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ARTplay Willem de Kooning

ARTplay Willem de Kooning

[ 1 ] January 5, 2010 |

Willem de Kooning, Black and White Abstraction, ca 1950. Museum Works of Art Fund. Courtesy of The Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design. Willem de Kooning used a large brush that could hold a lot of paint to create this work. Rather than create an image of something or someplace, he was interested […]

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ARTplay: Making art is part of the art itself

ARTplay: Making art is part of the art itself

[ 3 ] November 13, 2009 |

With your child: The six towers of this sculpture are taller than most grown-ups. They are made up of many identical open cubes stacked together. Sol LeWitt created works of art like this one by writing a set of rules or instructions that other people could follow. He said, “The idea becomes the machine that […]

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ARTplay: Claude Monet

ARTplay: Claude Monet

[ 0 ] October 19, 2009 |

I am pleased to bring back the RISD ARTplay series. These monthly posts from the RISD Museum are designed to engage you and your child with art. Allowing young children to discover and experience the art freely at their level is important to their creative development. ARTplay is not about finished projects. This is a […]

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Curious George and the Precious Breakable Chihuly Masterpieces

Curious George and the Precious Breakable Chihuly Masterpieces

[ 3 ] September 26, 2008 |

This months Free-for-All Saturday at RISD Museum celebrates the grand opening of The Chace Center. Saturday, September 26 is an all-day (and evening) admission-free party to welcome visitors of every age. Opportunities abound to view new exhibitions (including Chihuly at RISD and Building Books: The Art of David Macaulay), watch family-friendly performances, participate in hands-on […]

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RISD Museum Free For All Saturday: Imagine a Space

RISD Museum Free For All Saturday: Imagine a Space

[ 0 ] August 28, 2008 |

This month at Free For All Saturday, the RISD Museum celebrates all the changes and renovations that have been happening at the museum. This is a program that lets you dream and build big! In workshops, team up on a “MiniCity” project or design a home interior. Learn all about the new Chace Center and […]

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