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

  • 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

(46 Results)
  • Drawing I

    Section 01, Robin Wiseman, Ages 18+, Feb 23 — May 18, 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 23 — Mar 30, 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 23 — May 18, 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, Taleen Batalian, Ages 18+, Feb 24 — May 19, Tuesdays, 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
  • Screenprinting

    Johnny Adimando, Ages 18+, Feb 24 — Mar 31, Tuesdays, 7-10pm

    Originally developed as a way to create signage, screenprinting is the most accessible, expedient and graphic of printmaking mediums. Also the most flexible, it requires no press; a wide range… Read More
  • Color Theory

    Section 01, Deborah Forman, Ages 18+, Feb 25 — May 20, 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