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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  • Shibori Scarves Workshop

    Kristina Goransson, Ages 18+, Oct 18 — Oct 25, Saturdays, 2-5pm

    Shibori, an ancient Japanese textile tradition dating back to the 8th Century, is a process of dyeing cloth through stitching, binding, folding, twisting and clamping, thus creating unique patterns and… Read More
  • Reuse, Restyle, Redesign for Fashion Sewing

    Anne Finelli, Ages 18+, Oct 21 — Dec 02, Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30pm

    This course teaches you how to create new pieces of clothing and accessories from found items, making use of beautiful details in slightly outdated clothes from your attic or thrift… Read More
  • Concept Boards for Interior Designers: Communicating Your Vision Through Collage

    Cathy Wilkerson, Ages 18+, Oct 21 — Dec 02, Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30pm

    Interior designers use concept boards or "mood boards" as a means to communicate their vision through a collage of visual references. Swatches of fabric might be combined with paint color… Read More
  • Fashion Illustration

    Alyssa Holland Short, Ages 12-17, Oct 25 — Dec 06, Saturdays, 9am-12pm

    This course explores many aspects of fashion illustration, from drawing basic fashion figures or 'croquis' to producing finished professional illustrations in color. Students explore fashion drawing techniques used in the… Read More
  • The Little Black Dress + the Button-Front Shirt: A Design for All Occasions

    Candace French, Ages 13-17, Oct 25 — Nov 15, Saturdays, 1-4pm

    Step it up a notch! In this course, you create a custom-fit wardrobe essential -- just in time for the holidays and other special occasions. Choose from a "little black… Read More
  • Totally T-Shirt, Digitally Drawn

    Matthew E. Paquin, Ages 12-17, Oct 25 — Dec 06, Saturdays, 1-4pm

    Do you dream of seeing your artwork on a T-shirt? Well, thanks to technology, this is not only possible, it's easy -- and with little cost. We begin this class… Read More