Rhode Island School of Design

Continuing Education

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RISD Continuing Education


Art + Design for Everyone!

RISD Continuing Education educates students of all ages in art and design with high quality, accessible programs, courses, lectures and workshops.

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Give the Gift of Art | Give a RISD/CE Gift Certificate

This holiday season, give the artist in your life the gift of a RISD/CE class. Gift certificates are available in any denomination and are good toward a full or partial payment for any RISD/CE class.  Call 401 454-6200 for more information and to purchase a gift … Read More

Winter 2015 Registration Now Open: Classes Start Wed, Jan. 7

Winter is a perfect time to get cozy with your productive side, and RISD/CE's hearty banquet of winter classes is guaranteed to banish all thoughts of hibernation. With a rich assortment of offerings, you can zero in on honing your skills and your understanding of topics that really warm your … Read More

Late-Starting Fall Classes Still Available

You still have ample opportunity to enrich your fall with upcoming RISD/CE classes and workshops starting in November and early December. Register early for best selection! New this Fall Classes for Adults 18+ Classes for Teens Classes for Kids Fall 2014 Registration Information Download the Fall 2014 … Read More

Grow Your Art Business: RISD/CE Classes Show You How

If your creative side is on fire, but your ability to market or operate a business needs a boost, the following RISD/CE fall classes can put you on the track toward building a sustainable creative practice:   Basic Bookkeeping and Taxes for Artists + Designers Thursday, Sep 25 | 7-10pm With more than a … Read More


More than 130 RISD/CE winter classes in art and design for adults, teens and kids are now open for registration. The winter term begins Wednesday, January 7, 2015. But don't be left out in the cold: Register early for your favorite class! More

RISD/CE and Pre-College instructor Amy Bartlett Wright is the 2014 Thanksgiving card artist for Rhode Island-based Amica Insurance. Amy is the advisor for RISD/CE's Natural Science Illustration certificate program, and her work is on display as public art in zoos, science museums and nature centers. Learn more about Amy and her painting, titled "Fall Reflection," and send a free e-card. More

Joy McLaughlin, Coordinator of RISD's Pre-College and Summer Studies Programs, taps the importance of visual arts and shows how a comprehensive arts program "connects the dots" for 16-18 year olds. Read the full article on the Educational Register. More

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