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

  • 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

(80 Results)
  • Drawing I

    Robin Wiseman, Ages 18+, Jun 08 — Jul 15, Mondays + Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30pm

    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
  • Color Theory

    Carlotta Miller, Ages 18+, Jun 08 — Jul 15, Mondays + Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30pm

    Van Gogh, Matisse, Titian and even Warhol were masterful colorists who used color deliberately to create powerful drama in their work. The dynamics of color are fundamental to virtually all… Read More
  • Sketchbook

    Lisa Perez, Ages 18+, Jun 08 — Jul 13, Mondays, 6:30-9:30pm

    The sketchbook has a long history as an indispensable tool and repository for creative research and new ideas. This immersive course provides fertile ground for experimentation and spontaneity so that… Read More
  • Drafting + Rendering for Interiors

    David Paolino, Ages 18+, Jun 08 — Jul 15, Mondays + Wednesdays, 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
  • Digital Design for the Screen

    Bryan Rodrigues, Ages 18+, Jun 08 — Jul 15, Mondays + Wednesdays, 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
  • Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

    Anne-Marie Byrd, Ages 18+, Jun 08 — Jul 15, Mondays + Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30pm

    Adobe Illustrator -- a popular vector graphics editor used by designers and illustrators to produce print or Web designs -- is particularly helpful in creating unique images and graphics that… Read More