Rhode Island School of Design

Continuing Education

Drawing Programs

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  • It is never too early to begin the intensive preparation necessary to create a first-rate high school portfolio. Our Art School Preparation Certificate Program is designed for students interested in a future in visual art or design, and is intended to supplement (not replace) a … Read More

  • Children's Book Illustration Certificate

    Cheryl Kirk Noll, Certificate Advisor

    Aspiring illustrators are introduced to the multi-faceted world of children's book design and illustration while surveying the creative, technical and business aspects of the illustration field. With an emphasis on process, students develop the skills in drawing, painting, writing, digital design, research and development they … Read More

  • Comic + Sequential Art Certificate

    Ty Varszegi, Certificate Advisor

    This program provides students with the opportunity to explore the history, scholarship and assembly of words and pictures that combine to become compelling visual narratives. With core lessons in drawing, story-telling and computer-based workflow, the program allows for the creation of an eye-catching portfolio that … Read More

  • Drawing + Painting Studies Certificate

    Michael Peery, Certificate Advisor

    Within the context of a structured studio environment, students develop critical skills in drawing and painting while exploring the intimate relationship between the two. The curriculum provides a solid foundation in depicting the subject and its setting, while providing tools for experimentation and self-expression. Participants … Read More

  • Natural Science Illustration Certificate

    Amy Bartlett Wright, Certificate Advisor

    From Lady's Slipper Orchids to Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, scientific illustrators must communicate accurate natural science information while applying artistic skills of design, drawing and painting. In this program, students develop the observational skills necessary for realistic depiction while honing artistic abilities to create visually powerful illustrations. … Read More

  • RISD is committed to developing and sustaining opportunities, programs and networks that address the challenges, meanings, and importance of art and design in a global context, and prepare creative agents for a changing world.  RISD: Global Summer Programs is a collaborative effort brought to you … Read More

Drawing Courses

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  • Drawing I

    Section 01, Robin Wiseman, Ages 18+, Feb 23 — May 18, 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
  • Introduction to Illustration

    Dara Goldman, Ages 18+, Feb 23 — Mar 30, Mondays, 7-10pm

    From Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are to Audubon's naturalist watercolors, to Mike Mignola's Hellboy creation, illustration encompasses many approaches to making pictures tell stories. This course introduces the… Read More
  • Children's Book Illustration II

    Cheryl Kirk Noll, Ages 18+, Feb 23 — May 18, Mondays, 7-10pm

    Good children's book illustration is immediate in its effect, almost magically capturing a child's imagination. This intermediate course gives students the opportunity to investigate how illustration interacts with story and… Read More
  • Digital Design for the Screen

    Section 01, Bryan Rodrigues, Ages 18+, Feb 23 — May 18, Mondays, 6:30-9:30pm

    The screen is the entryway through which we view our digital world. This introductory but fast-paced course begins with the real hardware assets (processors, monitors, memory) needed for digital design… Read More
  • Drawing I

    Section 02, Taleen Batalian, Ages 18+, Feb 24 — May 19, 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
  • Final Projects Studio: Natural Science Illustration

    Amy Bartlett Wright, Ages 18+, Feb 24 — May 19, Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30pm

    Students in the Natural Science Illustration Certificate Program complete their studies with a final independent project or by serving as an intern with a scientist. In the first option, under… Read More