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Benjamin Snyder

15 Westminster St, Providence, RI 02903

EDUCATION            

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) | Providence, RI

Spring 2017 - Present

Bachelor of Fine Arts Candidate in Drawing, Illustration Concentration Expected graduation 2019

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) | Baltimore, MD

Fall - 2015 - Dec. 2016

Merit based Scholarship

RELEVANT COURSE WORK

Studio                                     

Design Image, Visual Thinking, Visual Strategies, Drawing for Illustrations, Concept Art, Drawing as Illustration, Electronic Media and Culture

History                                   

Art & Visual Culture, Elements of Visual Thinking I&2, Critical Inquiry

EXPERIENCE                        

Teacher Assistant, RISD - Providence, RI

Summer 2017

Guided and taught pre-college students. Taught Second hand to the instructor.                                      

Painter and builder, MICDS stage design, St. Louis, MO

2013

Organized and assisted in assembly of stages. Lead in teaching new reroutes.

 

Employee, Snyder Engineering, Columbia, MO

Summer 2014                        

Filing transactions and bills. Work as shop hand on, grinding, and drilling.

 

Volunteer, Food Bank, St. Louis, MO

2012- 2013                             

Stacked, separated, and packaged food.

 

Volunteer, Dream Center, St. Louis, MO

2013                                       

Cleaned and washed dormitories, kitchen, and loo area in the shelter.

Entertained and helped children with PE class

 

Volunteer, Homes for Homeless, Reynosa, Mexico

2010                                       

Acted as a builder of the house. Assisted in painting and furnishing.

 

Volunteer, Sunshine Ministries St. Louis, MO

2014                                       

Cared for and entertained the children at the center. Assisted in cleaning and organizing class rooms and art rooms.

 

RESIDENCIES

2016                                        Cow House Studios, East, Ireland

Was in a 3-week immersive drawing and painting program

2013                                        WASHU Summer Program, St. Louis, MO

Was in a 3-week intensive painting program, with drawing as a concentration

2014                                        RISD Summer Program, Providence, RI

Was in a 6-week intensive program majoring in drawing with design as concentration.