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

  • RISD is committed to developing and sustaining opportunities, programs and networks that address the challenges, meanings, and importance of art and design in a global context, and prepare creative agents for a changing world.  RISD: Global Summer Programs is a collaborative effort brought to you … 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

(35 Results)
  • Drawing I

    Robin Wiseman, Ages 18+, Jun 08 — Jul 15, Mondays + Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30pm

    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

    Carlotta Miller, Ages 18+, Jun 08 — Jul 15, Mondays + Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30pm

    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
  • Sketchbook

    Lisa Perez, Ages 18+, Jun 08 — Jul 13, Mondays, 6:30-9:30pm

    The sketchbook has a long history as an indispensable tool and repository for creative research and new ideas. This immersive course provides fertile ground for experimentation and spontaneity so that… Read More
  • Introduction to Painting en Plein Air

    Martin Smick, Ages 18+, Jun 08 — Jul 13, Mondays, 10am-3pm

    While the experience of painting "en plein air" (in the open air) is exhilarating and intense, ever-changing light conditions can also make it challenging. This on-site intensive course introduces students… Read More
  • Two-Dimensional Design

    Deborah Forman, Ages 18+, Jun 09 — Jul 16, Tuesdays + Thursdays, 6:30-9:30pm

    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
  • Human Anatomy: Heads, Hands + Feet

    Liliya Krys-Burhoe, Ages 18+, Jun 09 — Jul 14, Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30pm

    When drawing or sculpting the human form, the more complex elements of heads, hands and feet often prove difficult to render convincingly. Students in this course begin with the skeletal… Read More