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

(98 Results)
  • Drawing I

    Section 01, Robin Wiseman, Ages 18+, Jan 07 — Feb 16, Mondays + Wednesdays, 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
  • Human Anatomy

    Amy Wynne, Ages 18+, Jan 07 — Feb 11, Wednesdays, 7-10pm

    This course provides many tools for the artist who wishes to depict the human form with confidence and precision. Various conceptual models are used that allow for the presentation of… Read More
  • Digital Design for the Screen

    Section 01, Bryan Rodrigues, Ages 18+, Jan 07 — Feb 16, Mondays + Wednesdays, 2-5pm

    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
  • Digital Design for the Screen

    Section 02, Bryan Rodrigues, Ages 18+, Jan 07 — Feb 13, Wednesdays + Fridays, 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
  • Two-Dimensional Design

    Section 01, Holly Gaboriault, Ages 18+, Jan 08 — Feb 17, Tuesdays + Thursdays, 7-10pm

    Design is the discipline underlying all forms of visual expression, and an understanding of two-dimensional design principles is the basis for all 2D art forms. This course introduces students to… Read More
  • Drafting + Rendering for Interiors

    Section 01, David Paolino, Ages 18+, Jan 08 — Feb 17, Tuesdays + Thursdays, 7-10pm

    This studio course introduces students to architectural drawing, drafting and rendering, as well as their tools and standards. We cover topics and techniques that apply to most projects, such as… Read More