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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Register Now for Summer | Courses Start June 19

Summer’s an ideal time to relax, have fun, experience something new, cultivate your skills and hobbies — and it’s the perfect time to take a course! Whether you have three hours, a weekend, or several evenings free (lucky you), RISD|CE has courses to fit your summer schedule.   Browse Summer Courses   (Filter by day, time, age, and discipline)   3-Hour Workshops: Enter keyword “3-HOUR” Weekend Workshops: Enter keyword “WEEKEND” New Courses: Enter keyword … Read More

Summer Camps & Courses, Ages 6-17: Register Now

This summer, the RISD Young Artist Program offers full-day camps and half-day courses in traditional studio, 2D, 3D, and digital art and design, with STEAM offerings, too! Camps and courses take place on the RISD Campus in Providence, and at Tillinghast Farm in Barrington.   COURSES ON THE RISD CAMPUS  Ages 6-8, 9-12 and 13-17 Each half-day course provides a different imaginative environment in which kids and teens expand their … Read More

Spring Courses Open for Registration

Connect your interests with one of our spring courses: Advance your introductory experience with deeper learning, or approach a familiar subject with a new focus.   Try your hand at one (or more!) of the 100 courses for adults this spring.   Spring term begins Feb. 27, 2017.   Descriptions & Registration … Read More


RISD's Young Artist Program was featured on WPRI-12's "The Rhode Show" on April 25 as part of the daily lifestyle show's Summer Camp Week series. Cathy Davis-Hayes, RISD Young Artist Program manager, was interviewed for the segment. View the video here to learn more about RISD Young Artist summer camps and courses for kids and teens. More

Students in southern Rhode Island and eastern Connecticut can now take advantage of RISD Continuing Education courses offered at the Westerly Education Center. RISD|CE offers 3 Spring courses in Westerly, starting April 25, including: "Foundations of Drawing," "Introduction to Painting with Acrylics," and "Essentials of Digital Photography." More

RISD|CE certificate programs have flexible schedules and provide studio based learning that is current, relevant and integrally connected to creative sector development. They were developed to equip you with the skills, knowledge and real-world experience to accelerate your creative life and work. More