Rhode Island School of Design

Continuing Education

Year-round, RISD/CE's Young Artist Program provides a strong grounding in the visual arts and encourages creative and personal growth through self-expression. Each course creates a dynamic environment where students build self-confidence along with a foundation of creative and technical skills. Classes are offered evenings and weekends — even during school vacation weeks and summer — and utilize RISD's unique facilities, including studio space, the RISD Museum, the RISD Nature Lab, and Tillinghast Farm in Barrington.

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The Young Artist Program provides the opportunity for kids and teens to develop art and design skills alongside energetic and creative peers who are passionate about what they're doing.

very important
To ensure the age appropriateness of the curriculum, teens must meet the age requirement listed with each course description by the beginning of class. No exceptions!

fine arts proficiency standards
All RISD/CE courses offered for teens are designed to assist students in meeting the Rhode Island Board of Regents fine arts proficiency standards.

Children and teens ages 6 to 17 are invited to join us for one-week full-day camps offered during school vacations in winter and spring, as well as one- and two-week full-day camps in the summer. Camps are held at RISD's Tillinghast Farm campus in Barrington, RI or on the RISD campus in Providence.