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 and liberal arts encompasses a wide … 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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  • Sewing 101

    Anne Finelli, Ages 18+, Feb 24 — May 19, Mondays, 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
  • Drawing I

    Section 01, Robin Wiseman, Ages 18+, Feb 24 — May 19, Mondays, 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
  • Apparel Studio: Design + Innovation

    Philip Sawyer, Ages 18+, Feb 25 — May 20, Tuesday, 6:30-9:30pm

    This course is for those who already have some knowledge of garment construction and are interested in learning how to sketch design concepts prior to building. We begin by bringing… Read More
  • Haute Couture + 20th-Century Fashion

    Karen Antonowicz, Ages 18+, Feb 25 — Apr 01, Tuesday, 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
  • Surface Design: From Development to Market

    Adrian Burke Zeller, Ages 18+, Feb 25 — May 20, Tuesday, 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

    Section 01, Philip Sawyer, Ages 18+, Feb 25 — May 20, Tuesday, 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