Rhode Island School of Design

Continuing Education

Drawing Programs

(8 Results)
  • 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

    Ryder Windham, 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

(146 Results)
  • Drawing I

    Section 01, Robin Wiseman, Ages 18+, Feb 24 — May 19, Mondays, 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
  • Introduction to Illustration

    Dara Goldman, Ages 18+, Feb 24 — Apr 07, Mondays, 7-10pm

    From Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are to Audubon's naturalist watercolors, to Mike Mignola's Hellboy creation, illustration encompasses many approaches to making pictures tell stories. This course introduces the… Read More
  • Children's Book Illustration II

    Cheryl Kirk Noll, Ages 18+, Feb 24 — May 19, Mondays, 7-10pm

    Good children's book illustration is immediate in its effect, almost magically capturing a child's imagination. This intermediate course gives students the opportunity to investigate how illustration interacts with story and… Read More
  • Digital Tools for Print Design

    Section 01, Bryan Rodrigues, Ages 18+, Feb 25 — May 20, Tuesday, 6:30-9:30pm

    This course helps novice users become more confident -- and intermediate students more competent -- with computer-based design. We introduce the Apple computer and its operating system along with Adobe… Read More
  • Drawing I

    Section 02, Eleanor Sabin, Ages 18+, Feb 25 — May 20, Tuesday, 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
  • Final Projects Studio: Natural Science Illustration

    Amy Bartlett Wright, Ages 18+, Feb 25 — May 20, Tuesday, 6:30-9:30pm

    Students in the Natural Science Illustration Certificate Program complete their studies with a final independent project or by serving as an intern with a scientist. In the first option, under… Read More