Rhode Island School of Design

Continuing Education

Foundation Programs

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  • 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

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  • 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
  • Oil Painting Fundamentals

    Michael Peery, Ages 18+, Feb 24 — May 19, Mondays, 7-10pm

    Taking advantage of both the subtlety and richness of color that can be achieved with oil paints, this course provides an opportunity to explore how one's inner vision can be… Read More
  • Oil Painting Fundamentals

    Michael Peery, Ages 18+, Feb 24 — May 19, Mondays, 7-10pm

    Taking advantage of both the subtlety and richness of color that can be achieved with oil paints, this course provides an opportunity to explore how one's inner vision can be… 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
  • Drawing II

    Section 01, Lu Heintz, Ages 18+, Feb 26 — May 21, Wednesdays, 7-10pm

    Building on skills acquired in Drawing I, this next-step course is designed to further strengthen and refine drawing and compositional abilities. Students explore the descriptive and expressive manipulation of materials… Read More