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

  • 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

  • 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

(19 Results)
  • Drawing I

    Section 01, Robin Wiseman, Ages 18+, Sep 15 — Dec 08, Tuesdays, 9:30am-12:30pm

    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
  • Drawing I

    Section 03, Taleen Batalian, Ages 18+, Sep 15 — Dec 08, Tuesdays, 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
  • Surface Design: From Development to Market

    Adrian Burke, Ages 18+, Sep 15 — Dec 08, Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30pm

    Surface design has many applications in fabrics, wallpaper, ceramics, glass, tile, metal, fiberglass and resin -- yet it is illustration, layout design, color development and finishing techniques that form the… Read More
  • Fine Sewing Techniques for Apparel

    Philip Sawyer, Ages 18+, Sep 15 — Dec 08, Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30pm

    Designed for the sewer who wants to take their skills to the next level, this course focuses on useful techniques for obtaining professional-looking results. The instructor demonstrates proper measurement and… Read More
  • Haute Couture + 20th-Century Fashion

    Karen Antonowicz, Ages 18+, Sep 15 — Oct 20, Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30pm

    Do you ever wonder what inspires today's fashion designers? Get a glimpse of fashion's most historic moments of the 20th Century and discover the greatest style influences of this remarkable… Read More
  • Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

    Section 01, T. Michael Tracy, Ages 18+, Sep 15 — Dec 08, Tuesdays, 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