Art Student Clubs

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Art Club 

Open to all students, the Art Club sponsors many events and activities. It may also act as liaison between students and faculty, if necessary. Meeting dates are posted in the Alex & Ani main hallway. All are welcome! Contact the Art Club faculty advisor for more information. 

The Art Club provides: 

  • Free models throughout the year 
  • A membership on the Bannister Gallery Committee 

The Art Club sponsors: 

  • Day and weekend trips to New York City 
  • Visiting artists 
  • Student competitions 
  • The Annual Art Auction 
  • The Annual Students vs. Faculty Softball Game 

Artist’s Co-Op 

The Artist’s Co-Op sponsors: 

  • Workshops 

  • Slide lectures and critiques that provide art students with a unique opportunity to meet, discuss and work with well-known artists representing a broad range of studio disciplines, aesthetic philosophies and working techniques. 
  • The annual Art Sale and Festival in the Fall and Spring Semesters. 

The Student Chapter of the National Art Education Association 

The Student Chapter of the National Art Education Association sponsors student activities including: 

  • Guest lecturers 
  • Trips 
  • Special events related to art education 

All students – art education, art history and studio art majors – are invited to participate.  


The AIGA, the professional association for design, is an organization for graphic design majors. AIGA is committed to advancing design as a professional craft, strategic tool and vital cultural force. 

AIGA believes designers serve a critical role as communicators, educators and innovators, and AIGA sets the national agenda for the role of design in economic, social, political, cultural and creative contexts. 

AIGA works to: 

  • Inform about best practices, standards for ethical conduct and professional expertise 
  • Communicate design's importance to the public and business leaders about the power of design 
  • Inspire through articles, online galleries, profiles, videos and exhibitions 
  • Represent the profession through a network of chapters and student groups 
  • Stimulate discussion of the industry through events, social media and websites 

The Rhode Island Chapter: 
The Boston Chapter: 
The National (NYC): 

Become a student member. Go to:  

As an AIGA student member you'll gain access to invaluable resources and opportunities to help you make the transition from student to professional designer. Benefits include: 

  • Gaining exposure by posting your portfolio in the AIGA Member Gallery. 
  • Finding jobs and internships in AIGA design jobs. (This is an international data-base!) 
  • Networking and learn at local and national events. 
  • Accessing exclusive member benefits. 

Form a student group. The minimum requirement is 10 RIC students who are AIGA members. For complete information, go to: 

For a listing of all student clubs on campus, visit the Student Organizations web page.