Rhode Island School of Design

Continuing Education

Foundation Programs

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  • 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

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  • Fundamentals of Drawing

    Steven Hayes, Ages 12-17, Sep 16 — Nov 11, 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
  • Painting I: The Transition from Drawing to Painting

    Sean Riley, Ages 18+, Sep 17 — Dec 10, Wednesdays, 7-10pm

    The close relationship between drawing and painting has evolved over centuries and manifests itself in many forms. This course cultivates an understanding of the immediate dynamics between the dry medium… Read More
  • Kids Sketch: An Introduction to Drawing

    Jen Iwasyk, Ages 6-8, Oct 25 — Dec 06, Saturdays, 9am-12pm

    "Drawing is the art of taking a line for a walk," said artist Paul Klee. This workshop teaches young artists the fundamentals of drawing and sketching as they learn to… Read More
  • Adventures in Drawing!

    Steven Hayes, Ages 9-12, Oct 25 — Dec 06, Saturdays, 9am-12pm

    Artist Keith Haring once said, "Drawing is still basically the same as it has been since prehistoric times. It brings together man and the world. It lives through magic." Young… Read More
  • Drawing I

    Section 02, Robin Wiseman, Ages 18+, Sep 08 — Dec 01, 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
  • Two-Dimensional Design

    Carlotta Miller, Ages 18+, Sep 08 — Dec 01, Mondays, 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