Rhode Island School of Design

Continuing Education

RISD|CE Open House

An Event for Prospective Students

Learn about the breadth of art and design courses offered by RISD Continuing Education. See examples of student work, take a sample class, and have your questions answered. Make it an afternoon by viewing the RISD Museum’s collections!

Saturday, February 11 | 2-4PM
Chace Center at the RISD Museum
20 North Main St. | Providence, RI

Please RSVP to the Open House

2:00-2:15PM  Check-In
2:15-2:30PM  Welcoming Remarks and Overview of RISD|CE
2:30-3:00PM  Sample Classes: Making Art and Understanding Design *
3:00-3:15PM  Overview of RISD|CE
3:15-3:45PM  Sample Classes: Making Art and Understanding Design *

* Sample classes are for adults 18 and older, and are first come, first serve.

Also on February 11:

  • RISD Museum admission is free for RISD|CE Open House attendees. Passes provided at Open House Check-In.
  • Tours for Tots, 2:00-2:45pm: For children ages 3-5 and their favorite grownup. Prior registration required.

Sample Class Descriptions:

Making Art | Deborah Forman
With a complete emphasis on breaking down both the why and different ways of making art, you’ll experiment with drawing tools, how to make different kinds of marks, sew a simple pamphlet -- and even make a collage. This is a fun, quick and non-threatening introduction to basic tools and processes. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is, and how quickly you get great results that you can take home with you!

Understanding Design | Dina Zaccagnini Vincent
Thinking and making are the parallel competencies of thoughtful design practice, whether graphic, interior, advertising or web. Award-winning graphic designer and teacher Dina Zaccagnini Vincent will introduce the conceptual development phase of design workflow, which functions as the foundation for a successful project.