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

(24 Results)
  • 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
  • Fundamentals of Oil Painting

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

    This introduction to oil painting provides students with an opportunity to explore and understand this challenging medium. Participants become familiar with oil painting through a variety of assignments that highlight… Read More
  • Drawing Essentials

    Jason Travers, Ages 18+, Jul 03 — Aug 08, Thursdays + Fridays, 9am-4:30pm

    The elements of drawing -- observation, recording and pictorial organization -- are fundamental to an artist's visual education. This course uses basic drawing tools and materials to introduce students to… Read More
  • Color: From Theory to Practice

    Harel Kedem, Ages 18+, Jul 03 — Aug 08, Thursdays + Fridays, 9am-4:30pm

    Essential to creative development, the effective use of color can still elude the most sophisticated artists and designers. This course explores the intricacies of using color in fine art and… Read More
  • Human Anatomy

    Amy Wynne, Ages 18+, Sep 08 — Oct 20, Mondays, 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
  • 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