#2 Rhode Island School of Design
Jerry's Artarama has always supported art education and so this year we wanted to show our support of some of the finest in higher art education available in the United States by honoring some of the best schools in our list of the 10 Best Art Schools in the Country.
Runner up to our Number 1 Art School in the Country is the Rhode Island School of Design.
The Rhode Island School of Design located in Providence, Rhode Island, is one of the top schools for art and design as well as one of the oldest, being founded in 1877. RISD or riz-dee as its often called by its students has a student population of about 2,300 students and offers about twenty programs of study including apparel design, architecture, digital media, ceramics, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.
The school is noted for being particularly selective in their student selection process with applicants having to complete specialized "hometests" in addition to their applications and other submitted work. The hometests often include challenges such as creating your own drawing instrument and then drawing something with that instrument and their famous bicycle hometest where students must observe and draw a bicycle.
RISD also offers its students many places to gain inspiration not only sharing a combined campus with Brown University, it also has three art galleries on campus including the Gelman Gallery, the Woods-Gerry Gallery and the Sol Koffler Gallery.
- Professors- The school has a talented staff of around 350 faculty and curators and has included such famous professors as Friedrich St. Floria, the designer of the National Wordl War II Memorial, Richard Merkin, and graphic designer Michael Rock.
- Notable Alumni- Actor and artist James Franco, Animator Seth McFarlane, Fashion Designer and Project Runway contestant Diana Eng, and such artsists as Cheryl Donegan, Romeo Alaeff, and Jenny Holzer.
- Local flavor- RISD shares its campus with Brown University but art can be seen easily at the Gelman Gallery, the Woods-Gerry Gallery, the Sol Koffler Gallery and the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art.
- Currently on Display- Stop by the Museum of Art and see exhibits such as What Nerve! and Circus.
Art created by the students of the Rhode Island School of Design
For More Information on the Rhode Island School of Design, visit http://www.risd.edu/
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Jerry's Artarama 2014 Art Scholarship
This year, with the help of several sponsors and friends, Jerrys will empower one young artist with a scholarship award of $5000 as well as an eGift Card worth $500 in art supplies from Jerrysartarama.com. Jerry's is searching out a young talented Graduate Student, Undergraduate Student or High School Senior who is going into the arts. Apply today for your chance to win the Jerry's Artarama 2014 Art Scholarship!
One $5000 non-renewable scholarship will be awarded to one special student artist to be used towards tuition and fees required by their educational institution. In addition to tuition and fees, a $500 eGift card to Jerrysartarama.com will be provided to the student to use on art supplies and materials. Jerry's will also throw in a $250 Supply Pack to the student's chosen Art Department!
For more information or how to qualify, check out our Scholarship page.