Rhode Island School of Design

Continuing Education

Foundation Programs

(3 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

  • 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

  • Year-round, RISD/CE's Young Artist Program provides a strong grounding in the visual arts and encourages creative and personal growth through self-expression. Each course creates a dynamic environment where students build self-confidence along with a foundation of creative and technical skills. Classes are offered evenings and … Read More

Foundation Courses

(41 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
  • Color Theory

    Section 01, Carlotta Miller, Ages 18+, Jan 07 — Feb 16, Mondays + Wednesdays, 7-10pm

    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Interpretive Painting Studio

    Susan Fossati , Ages 18+, Jan 09 — Feb 13, Fridays, 9:30am-12:30pm

    Prioritizing the process of painting rather than the content is the emphasis of this course, encouraging students to look inward and delve into a personalized interpretation and universal connection to… Read More
  • Drawing the Figure Workshop

    Michael Peery, Ages 18+, Jan 10 — Jan 11, Saturday + Sunday, 10am-4pm

    In this intensive introduction to drawing the figure, students use line to express energy and movement, and are introduced to anatomy basics in order to understand structure. Students learn how… Read More