Rhode Island School of Design

Continuing Education


Posted on: December 18, 2014

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 spirit!

Registration opens Monday, October 27 for classes beginning Wednesday, January 7. Register early for your favorite class!

New this Winter

Classes for Adults 18+

Classes for Teens

Classes for Kids

Young Artist Winter Vacation Camps

Winter Registration Information

Posted on: December 17, 2014

The Spring 2015 Priority Registration period for certificate candidates will run from Tuesday, January 6 through Sunday, January 11.

Spring registration for all other students will open Monday, January 12.

Posted on: December 15, 2014

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 certificate.

Posted on: December 12, 2014

This spring, RISD|CE and the RISD Museum give your color awareness a power boost with Making Art History, a color-focused collaboration in which studio classes in painting, textiles and Japanese woodblock printmaking are paired with curatorial tours. Join us for a unique opportunity to experience, engage with, research, discuss, reinterpret and respond to what is seen in a variety of ways.

Making Color Studies for Paintings
Saturday + Sunday, Mar 14 + 15 | 10am-4pm
Color studies - small, quick color notations - are one of the most effective ways to begin to understand what role color plays in a painting. Learn More
Register with RISD/CE.

Making Art History: Paintings
Thursday, Apr 2 | 5:30-7pm | European Galleries
Explore color symbolism in a monumental family portrait from the perspectives of an early 19th-century painter, patron, and viewer with Dr. Suzanne Scanlan, lecturer in RISD's Department of History of Art and Visual Culture.
Registration required at risdmuseum.org.

Color in Textiles: Theory into Practice
Thursdays, Apr 16-May 21 | 7-10pm
Gain command of and confidence in the use of color relating specifically to textiles. The RISD Museum's collection of costumes and textiles provides the source material, and through observation and investigation of select pieces, students design their own patterns. Learn More
Register with RISD/CE.

Making Art History: Textiles
Thursday, Apr 30 | 5:30-7pm | Donghia Study Center
Explore ancient and contemporary color through textiles. Kate Irvin, curator of costume and textiles, leads close examinations of invention and innovation, production and craftsmanship in apparel.
Registration required at risdmuseum.org.

Japanese Woodblock Printmaking
Thursdays, Feb 26-Apr 2 | 6:30-9:30pm
An overview and brief history of this ancient craft and a visit to the RISD Museum to view its impressive collection of Japanese woodblock prints are combined with actual practice with carving techniques, printing, color gradation, and making multiple block prints. Learn More
Register with RISD/CE.

Making Art History: Japanese Prints
Thursday, May 7 | 6-7:30pm | Print Classroom
Explore the use of color in Japanese prints with RISD Museum paper preservation specialist Linda Catano. The woodblock printing process, color mixing and application, and a selection of paper are explored through careful analysis of prints, samples of printing materials, tools, and pigments.
Registration required at risdmuseum.org.