Rhode Island School of Design

Continuing Education

Apparel + Fashion Design Programs

(6 Results)
  • Apparel Design Certificate

    Philip Sawyer, Certificate Advisor

    In this program, students have the opportunity to develop skills in clothing design, sketching, patternmaking and draping, garment construction, textiles, and critical analysis. The curriculum also provides exposure to business practices, entrepreneurship, material sourcing, merchandising, styling and presentation. Students learn to develop their own collections … Read More

  • Fashion Design Certificate for Young Adults

    Cathy Davis-Hayes, Certificate Advisor

    RISD has a great reputation for producing up-and-coming fashion designers and likewise, RISD/CE strives to make the world of apparel accessible to a younger audience. This certificate program encompasses courses that include instruction in design and sketching techniques as well as the basics of patternmaking, … Read More

  • RISD is committed to developing and sustaining opportunities, programs and networks that address the challenges, meanings, and importance of art and design in a global context, and prepare creative agents for a changing world.  RISD: Global Summer Programs is a collaborative effort brought to you … Read More

  • Design Intensives are an immersive studio experience at RISD focused on specific and experimental topics related to new trends and technology. These two-week programs led by RISD faculty explore new and experimental ways of conceiving, representing and making within the concepts of design, fashion and … Read More

  • Summer is the perfect time to come to Rhode Island School of Design to explore new avenues of personal and professional artistic development, or to reach a new level within a current direction. The Summer Studies Program in the visual arts encompasses a wide spectrum of … Read More

  • 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 … Read More

Apparel + Fashion Design Courses

(25 Results)
  • Basic Drawing

    Robin Wiseman, Ages 18+, Jan 06 — Feb 10, Wednesdays, 7-10pm

    Drawing is the simplest, most efficient and most accessible way to communicate visual ideas. This course focuses on development of hand-eye coordination -- required for all perceptual drawing -- to… Read More
  • Introduction to Sewing

    Section 01, Anne Finelli, Ages 18+, Jan 06 — Feb 10, Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30pm

    Have you recently bought a sewing machine, but don't know where to start? This course familiarizes you with your machine and teaches basic sewing skills. We review sewing kit equipment,… Read More
  • Digital Tools for the Fashion Industry

    Bunky Hurter, Ages 18+, Jan 06 — Feb 17, Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30pm

    Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign are programs standard to the fashion design industry. From drawing garment "flats" to creating trend and design presentations, knowledge of these programs is essential for… Read More
  • Runway Fashion Designer!

    Section 01, Bunky Hurter, Ages 9-12, Jan 09 — Feb 13, Saturdays, 1-4pm

    Do you dream of being a fashion designer? Learn all you need to know to create a one-of-a-kind garment and design presentation to show the world your design genius! Guided… Read More
  • Fashion Sketchbook

    Bunky Hurter, Ages 13-17, Jan 09 — Feb 13, Saturdays, 9am-12pm

    A professional portfolio is a thing of beauty: clean, well laid-out and edited to perfection, it's your "red carpet gown" of design presentations. But where's the work that got you… Read More
  • Eco-Fashion: Out with the Old, In with the New

    Candace French, Ages 13-17, Jan 09 — Feb 13, Saturdays, 1-4pm

    In this eco-fashion workshop, students take action to reduce a garment's carbon footprint by restyling found fashions into exciting new garments. Anything goes -- from adding new fabrics or found… Read More