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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  • Deconstruct to Reconstruct: Upcycled Couture

    Beth Bentley, Ages 18+, Jul 02 — Aug 07, Wednesdays + Thursdays, 9am-4pm

    Americans generate roughly nine billion pounds of used clothing annually, representing six percent of household waste destined for landfills -- hardly sustainable practice. In this course, we take creative action… Read More
  • Color: From Theory to Practice

    Harel Kedem, Ages 18+, Jul 03 — Aug 08, Thursdays + Fridays, 9am-4:30pm

    Essential to creative development, the effective use of color can still elude the most sophisticated artists and designers. This course explores the intricacies of using color in fine art and… Read More
  • Sewing 101

    Anne Finelli, Ages 18+, Sep 08 — Dec 01, 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 02, Robin Wiseman, Ages 18+, Sep 08 — Dec 01, 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
  • Fine Sewing Techniques for Apparel

    Philip Sawyer, Ages 18+, Sep 09 — Dec 02, 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 09 — Oct 14, 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