Rhode Island School of Design

Continuing Education

Art History + Appreciation Programs

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  • 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

Art History + Appreciation Courses

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  • Great Moments in World Architecture

    Rebecca Leuchak, Ages 18+, Feb 24 — May 19, Mondays, 6:30-9:30pm

    Across the ages and around the world, the architectural achievements of great civilizations have endured to astound, intrigue, delight and inspire us. Delve behind the scenes to explore selected monumental… Read More
  • Styles in the Decorative Arts II: 1800 to the Present

    John Tschirch, Ages 18+, Feb 24 — May 19, Mondays, 7-10pm

    This course continues the overview of historical trends that have shaped both exterior and interior Western architecture. It covers major figures and movements in architectural and interior design from the… 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
  • Abbeys, Castles, Courts + Manors: The English Country House

    Rebecca Leuchak, Ages 18+, Feb 27 — May 22, Thursdays, 5:30-8:30pm

    Stately homes in picturesque settings are the subject of this survey of the English country house and its importance in social history. We consider the manor itself in relation to… Read More
  • The History of Graphic Design (Online Course)

    Bryan Rodrigues, Ages 18+, Apr 12 — May 17, Online, ONLINE

    This online course examines the chronological development of visual aesthetic communication -- or, more simply, graphic design -- as it has been shaped by technological advancements, artistic and cultural movements,… Read More
  • Introduction to Appraising Antiques + the Decorative Arts

    Louise T. Hall, Ages 18+, Apr 24 — Apr 27, Thursday through Sunday, 9am-7pm;9am-12pm

    This elementary-level course provides a general introduction to the connoisseurship and appraisal of furniture, ceramics, silver and glass. The course surveys the evolution of form and style, including relevant visual… Read More