Enrollment in Portfolio is by application and interview and is is designed for 9th to 10th grade teens from urban Rhode Island public or charter high schools who have a passion for art and design, aspirations to go to college on graduation from high school. Additionally, they must demonstrate a willingness to commit to a yearlong program of classes taught by college faculty.  Portfolio has a three-fold focus: (1) drawing from observation, (2) experimentation with materials and (3) complementary explorations of the RISD Museum of Art, RISD's Nature Lab and Fleet Library. Portfolio is free to teens and takes places in RISD studios on Saturday mornings from 9:00am-12:00pm and additionally teens also have access to Open Studios scheduled on weekday afternoons from 3:00pm-5:00pm. Portfolio teens are given a RISD IDs, which enable them to travel to and from RISD at no cost using a Rhode Island Public Transport (RIPTA) bus. Additionally, the ID gives teens free access to the RISD Museum of Art and RISD's Fleet Library.