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

(61 Results)
  • Children's Book Illustration

    Cheryl Kirk Noll, Ages 18+, Jun 30 — Aug 05, Mondays + Tuesdays, 9am-4pm

    Explore the imagery behind the words in children's book art, from concept to character development, drawing to design, and media application to finished execution. Participants in this course develop drawing… Read More
  • Figure Drawing

    Robin Wiseman, Ages 18+, Jun 30 — Aug 05, Mondays + Tuesdays, 9am-4pm

    As Degas observed, drawing is not simply about what one sees, but what one can make others see. This course begins with an exploration of descriptive drawing fundamentals, making the… Read More
  • Identity Design + Branding

    Section 01, Donald Tarallo, Ages 18+, Jun 30 — Jul 11, Monday - Friday, 9am-4:30pm

    In this course, students design an identity system for an organization or company of their choice. Students begin with creating a visual language and the core graphic elements, such as… Read More
  • Identity Design + Branding

    Section 02, Franz Werner, Ages 18+, Jun 30 — Jul 11, Monday - Friday, 9am-4:30pm

    In this course, students design an identity system for an organization or company of their choice. Students begin with creating a visual language and the core graphic elements, such as… Read More
  • Book Design

    Douglass Scott, Ages 18+, Jun 30 — Jul 11, Monday - Friday, 9am-4:30pm

    The creation of books continues to be a vibrant area of design activity. Knowledge of book design can create many opportunities to design all kinds of books, and also improve… Read More
  • Sketching + Rendering for Industrial Design

    Amy Leidtke, Ages 18+, Jul 02 — Aug 07, Wednesdays + Thursdays, 9am-4pm

    The ability to draw rapidly and effectively is one of the most valuable skills needed in design work; it is critical for expressing design ideas to oneself, one's colleagues and… Read More