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Free-for-All Saturdays at RISD

Member contributed article by Kristen Kearns [kris103k at hotmail dot com]

My children and I have been going to RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) Art Museum’s “Free-for-All” Saturday kids program for the last 6 years. RISD is located just a short drive in Providence, Rhode Island. We don’t make every month, but even when we do go several months in a row, there is always something new and interesting. I would recommend this from ages 4-11. The crafts allow a small child with adult help, but are challenging enough for the older children.

Each month involves a certain theme, sometimes to do with the time of year (summer, flowers, always masks in October). When you first get there, the kids pick up a scavenger hunt, and based on that month’s theme, they have to find art described or shown in the scavenger hunt paperwork. There are usually two craft-style workshops going on at all times, such as making a mask, working with paint, decorating tiles, carving hieroglyphics. There is also a scheduled performance, such as Thailand dancers and magicians.

FYI - I took my 10 year old and her friend for the November "Free-for-All" and again, RISD did not disappoint! There were new art exhibits, so even the art there is every changing.

Last Saturday of the month, 11am-4pm
Admission is absolutely free
For Families: Free-for-All Saturdays

Posted On: Fri, 11/17/2006 - 9:07pm by daaadmin
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Thanks to the many of you

alexdenipaul   |   Sat, 09/12/2009 - 10:17am

Thanks to the many of you who've inquired about my Fall classes. student credit cards

Registration opens on Monday, July 27 (www.risd.edu) for the following October classes at Rhode Island School of Design, in Providence, and in the Ninecooks kitchen: elephant insurance

Saturday, October 3
Cooking Your Book: How to Create + Publish Your Own Cookbook
10 am - 2 pm
Course code: CULIN-4298
This class meets at RISD in Providence (wheelchair accessible).
Class description here.

Tapas: The Popular Little Dishes of Spain
Saturday, October 17, Section 01: Vegetarian tapas, including eggs and cheese
Saturday, October 24, Section 02: Tapas made with fish/shellfish, meats and vegetables
10 am - 1 pm
Course code: CULIN-3314
(You can register for one session, or for both sessions; the menu for the two sessions will be different, but each session will feature some dishes that were included in the April tapas classes.) low interest credit cards

This class meets at the Ninecooks kitchen* in Glocester, Rhode Island.

*Please note that we now have two adorable cats in residence; folks with cat allergies please take note.

All registration for these classes is handled through the RISD Continuing Education office and web site. Space is limited; for the tapas class, a maximum of 8 students in each session, and for the cookbook class, a maximum of 12 students. denver mortgage loans

Thank you, Kristen!

daaadmin   |   Sat, 11/18/2006 - 3:52pm

Thanks for letting us know about this program at RISD. I'll be sure to check it out.

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