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

(92 Results)
  • The History of Graphic Design

    Bryan Rodrigues, Ages 18+, Oct 20 — Nov 24, 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
  • Caricature

    Phil Oliveira, Ages 18+, Oct 24, Friday, 6-9pm

    Observe, twist and distort: This is the process for caricature artists who create illustrations that are at times silly, outrageous or even disturbing, but always clever. Students in this workshop… Read More
  • Kids Sketch: An Introduction to Drawing

    Section 01, Jen Iwasyk, Ages 6-8, Oct 25 — Dec 06, Saturdays, 9am-12pm

    "Drawing is the art of taking a line for a walk," said artist Paul Klee. This workshop teaches young artists the fundamentals of drawing and sketching as they learn to… Read More
  • Adventures in Drawing!

    Section 01, Steven Hayes, Ages 9-12, Oct 25 — Dec 06, Saturdays, 9am-12pm

    Artist Keith Haring once said, "Drawing is still basically the same as it has been since prehistoric times. It brings together man and the world. It lives through magic." Young… Read More
  • The Art of Nature + the Nature of Art

    Barbara Voccola, Ages 6-8, Oct 25 — Dec 06, Saturdays, 1-4pm

    Here is a chance for young artists to emulate the art that exists in nature as they define for themselves the nature of art. Students in this course visit RISD's… Read More
  • Paint Masters

    Jennifer Ashley Singleton, Ages 9-12, Oct 25 — Dec 06, Saturdays, 1-4pm

    From the Great Masters to current newcomers in the contemporary art world, painters symbolize the ultimate image of what it means to be an "artist." In this class students explore… Read More