Young Artist Program
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.
Artists ages 7 and up enjoy printmaking, claymation, ceramic sculpture, and more in RISD/CE's Young Artist classes at
the RISD Campus in Providence (see video on left) and summer camps at the Tillinghast Farm in Barrington (see video on right).
CE Young Artist Courses
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.
> Click here to browse our CE Young Artist Courses for Kids (ages 6-12)
> Click here to browse our CE Young Artist Courses for Teens (ages 12-17)
To ensure the age appropriateness of the curriculum, young artists 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.
take a step up
In addition to our teen courses, high school students age 17 and older are permitted to enroll in any of RISD/CE's adult courses, with instructor permission.
Young Artist Vacation Camps
Children and teens ages 7 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.
Apply for Young Artist Program
Visit the CE Adult and Young Artist Courses Registration page to learn more about how to submit your registration form, as well as information on tuition, supplies, and student benefits.