Rhode Island School of Design

Continuing Education

RISD/CE Commencement Ceremonies: Tuesday, June 2, 6:00 PM

Friends, family members and faculty will gather in the RISD Auditorium the evening of June 2 to celebrate the achievements of students receiving certificates for completion of studies in RISD Continuing Education certificate programs.   At this year’s ceremony and reception, 67 students are expected to receive certificates in 14 RISD/CE programs, including Advertising Design, Animation, Animation + Video, Apparel Design, Appraisal Studies in Art + Antiques, Advanced Appraisal … Read More

Summer 2015 Classes for Adults, Teens + Children: Register Now

Don't miss out on RISD/CE's summer adventure! Registration is now open for summer classes for adults, and Young Artist camps and classes.   Classes for Adults Most classes for adults begin the week of June 8.   Summer 2015 classes for adults   Summer Young Artist Camps and Classes Teens and children can choose from 6 sessions of full-day camps, and 4 sessions of half-day classes.   Vacation camps (full-day)   Classes for kids (morning or afternoon sessions)   Classes for … Read More

RI Foundation Calls for Applications: Patricia W. Edwards Memorial Art Scholarship

Looking for a way to help fund a RISD|CE Young Artist Experience?   The Patricia W. Edwards Memorial Art Scholarship is designated for further education of young Rhode Island artists (high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors) to support the cost of registering for an art class (up to $425) at a Rhode Island institution.     Deadline extended to 5 p.m. (EST) on May 29, 2015   Apply … Read More


Professional development for educators: July 20-24 and July 26-31. Whether you are interested in exploring the intersection of art, design and science or are seeking the opportunity to expand or renew your studio practice within the context of experimentation and discovery, the RISD Educators' Institute is for you! More

Michelle Cummings, a RISD Store staff member for 20 years, has been a painter even longer. Starting with ceramics work as a young girl, she took up oil painting as a teen. Mainly a self-taught painter, she had some difficulty seeing herself as an artist. She yearned for some painting instruction, and was delighted when RISD|CE began the Drawing + Painting Studies certificate program. More

Broaden your artistic horizons! RISD Pre-College isn't just an education. It's an experience - one that will whet your appetite for college and give you the space you need to develop solid skills in art and design. Learn more about this six-week summer program for 16- to 18-year-old high school students. More

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