Rhode Island School of Design

Continuing Education

Drawing Programs

(7 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

  • Drawing + Painting Studies Certificate

    Amy Wynne, 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

  • Summer is the perfect time to come to Rhode Island School of Design to explore new avenues of personal and professional artistic development, or to reach a new level within a current direction. The Summer Studies Program in the visual arts encompasses a wide spectrum of … Read More

Drawing Courses

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  • Fundamentals of Drawing  

    Steven Hayes, Ages 12-17, Sep 22 — Nov 17, 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
  • Drawing I  

    Section 04, Robin Wiseman, Ages 18+, Sep 23 — Dec 16, 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
  • The Urban Landscape: A Matter of Perspective  

    Steven Hayes, Ages 12-17, Sep 27, 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
  • Brilliant Botanicals: Colored Pencil on Film

    Alison Schroeer, Ages 18+, Oct 03 — Oct 04, Saturday + Sunday, 10am-4pm

    Imagine the pleasure of drawing botanicals in brilliant color, with a technique that has the intuitive ease of drawing and the intensity of wet media (oils/acrylics), without all the mess… Read More
  • Painting Series: Foundations of Color + Light

    Kurt Van Dexter, Ages 13-17, Oct 08 — Dec 10, 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
  • Cryptozooerrific

    Phil Oliveira, Ages 9-12, Oct 12, Monday, 9:30am-4:30pm

    If you have ever looked for mermaids, dragons and the Sasquatch, you just might be a cryptozoologist. Equal parts detective, artist and scientist, you'd use your imagination to search out… Read More