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 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
  • Sewing 101

    Section 01, 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 01, Robin Wiseman, Ages 18+, Sep 09 — Dec 02, 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 09 — Dec 02, 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
  • Drawing for the Knitting Designer / Fiber Artist

    Rhonda Fargnoli, Ages 18+, Sep 09 — Oct 14, Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30pm

    This basic fashion illustration course is designed to develop graphic skills necessary for the hand knitting design student. Emphasis is placed on developing basic techniques for proportioned croquis, and for… Read More
  • Surface Design: From Development to Market

    Adrian Burke, Ages 18+, Sep 09 — Dec 02, 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