Rhode Island School of Design

Continuing Education

Drawing Programs

(8 Results)
  • Art School Preparation Certificate for Young Adults

    Cathy Davis-Hayes, Certificate Advisor

    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

  • 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

Drawing Courses

(48 Results)
  • Fundamentals of Drawing

    Steven Hayes, Ages 12-17, Sep 16 — Nov 11, Tuesdays, 7-9pm

    Have you ever looked at a great drawing and thought, "How was that done? It looks so real!" This class uses an easy, step-by-step approach that unravels the mysteries of… Read More
  • Painting I: The Transition from Drawing to Painting

    Sean Riley, Ages 18+, Sep 17 — Dec 10, Wednesdays, 7-10pm

    The close relationship between drawing and painting has evolved over centuries and manifests itself in many forms. This course cultivates an understanding of the immediate dynamics between the dry medium… Read More
  • Start Cartooning

    Section 02, Greg Rebis, Ages 12-17, Sep 17 — Nov 12, Wednesdays, 7-9pm

    Young artists see through cartoon-colored glasses in their first encounter with art and design. This course acknowledges that reality, and introduces them to the basic techniques of drawing humans and… Read More
  • Painting Series: Foundations of Color + Light

    Kurt Van Dexter, Ages 13-17, Sep 18 — Nov 13, Thursdays, 7-9pm

    Painting is an art of illusion; pigment on surface creates the suggestion of form, space or sometimes simply emotion. At the foundation of this illusion is the understanding of how… Read More
  • The Urban Landscape: A Matter of Perspective

    Steven Hayes, Ages 12-17, Sep 21, Sunday, 9am-4pm

    Drawing architecture is a phenomenal way to strengthen observational drawing, practice rendering three-dimensional form, and develop skills in seeing and representing perspective. Right outside RISD's front and back doorsteps, Providence… Read More
  • Character Development for Illustrators

    Alyssa Holland Short, Ages 13-17, Sep 28, Sunday, 9am-4pm

    From Eloise to Curious George to the Grinch to Spiderman, great characters are timeless -- sometimes even epic! These fictional characters and so many others captivate audiences generation after generation.… Read More