Rhode Island School of Design

Continuing Education

Apparel + Fashion Design Programs

(5 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

  • The six-week summer residential Pre-College Program offers 16- to 18-year-old high school students a comprehensive introduction to the college art school experience. Students follow a college-level studio curriculum and live in RISD residence halls, in a full-immersion encounter with art and design education at the … 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

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  • Drawing I

    Section 01, Robin Wiseman, Ages 18+, Jan 07 — Feb 16, Mondays + Wednesdays, 7-10pm

    For amateur and professional alike, drawing skills are fundamental to the artist's visual education. Through guided practice, beginning students sharpen their powers of observation as they learn to translate what… Read More
  • Product Development for Apparel + Accessories: From Concept to Manufacturing

    Sherri Hostage, Ages 18+, Jan 07 — Feb 11, Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30pm

    Innovative product ideas often screech to a halt at the product development stage. Where most fashion entrepreneurs fail is in their ability to apply an interconnected systems approach to design… Read More
  • Sewing 101

    Section 01, Anne Finelli, Ages 18+, Jan 07 — Feb 16, Mondays + 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 while providing instruction in basic sewing skills. We review sewing… Read More
  • Sewing 102

    Section 01, Anne Finelli, Ages 18+, Jan 08 — Feb 17, Tuesdays + Thursdays, 6:30-9:30pm

    This course reinforces the basic sewing skills learned in Sewing 101, continuing with more complicated sewing stitches and seams. In addition to keeping a sample sewing notebook, students sew several… Read More
  • Digital Tools for Print Design

    Section 01, Bryan Rodrigues, Ages 18+, Jan 08 — Feb 17, Tuesdays + Thursdays, 6:30-9:30pm

    This course helps novice users become more confident -- and intermediate students more competent -- with computer-based design. We introduce the Apple computer and its operating system along with Adobe… Read More
  • Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

    Section 01, T. Michael Tracy, Ages 18+, Jan 08 — Feb 17, Tuesdays + Thursdays, 6:30-9:30pm

    Whether images are scanned, photographed or digitally drawn, Adobe Photoshop is the industry-standard program for manipulating them. This introduction to Photoshop focuses on combining, retouching and modifying images through class… Read More