Rhode Island School of Design

Continuing Education

Illustration Programs

(7 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

  • Children's Book Illustration Certificate

    Cheryl Kirk Noll, Certificate Advisor

    Aspiring illustrators are introduced to the multi-faceted world of children's book design and illustration while surveying the creative, technical and business aspects of the illustration field. With an emphasis on process, students develop the skills in drawing, painting, writing, digital design, research and development they … Read More

  • Comic Art Certificate for Young Adults

    Ty Varszegi, Certificate Advisor

    Comic books blend words and pictures, and it takes skill and practice to create this unique art form. This certificate program begins with foundation courses in drawing and illustration, which facilitate the development of the creative imagination. As they advance, participants learn to develop their … Read More

  • Fashion Design Certificate for Young Adults

    Cathy Davis-Hayes, Certificate Advisor

    RISD has a great reputation for producing up-and-coming fashion designers and likewise, RISD/CE strives to make the world of apparel accessible to a younger audience. This certificate program encompasses courses that include instruction in design and sketching techniques as well as the basics of patternmaking, … Read More

  • Natural Science Illustration Certificate

    Amy Bartlett Wright, Certificate Advisor

    From Lady's Slipper Orchids to Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, scientific illustrators must communicate accurate natural science information while applying artistic skills of design, drawing and painting. In this program, students develop the observational skills necessary for realistic depiction while honing artistic abilities to create visually powerful illustrations. … Read More

  • Summer is the perfect time to come to Rhode Island School of Design to explore new avenues of personal and professional artistic development, or to reach a new level within a current direction. The Summer Studies Program in the visual arts encompasses a wide spectrum of … Read More

Illustration Courses

(58 Results)
  • Encaustic

    Taleen Batalian, Ages 18+, Sep 12 — Sep 13, Saturday + Sunday, 10am-4pm

    Encaustic, an ancient technique used to create commemorative wax portraits in Roman and Egyptian art, is once again a popular medium for artists. Also called hot wax painting, encaustic is… Read More
  • Drawing I

    Section 01, Robin Wiseman, Ages 18+, Sep 15 — Dec 08, Tuesdays, 9:30am-12:30pm

    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
  • Drawing I

    Section 03, Taleen Batalian, Ages 18+, Sep 15 — Dec 08, 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
  • Children's Book Illustration I

    Lori Surdut-Weinberg, Ages 18+, Sep 15 — Dec 08, Tuesdays, 7-10pm

    Who can forget the eye-catching illustrations of his or her favorite childhood books? Good illustration captivates and guides a child into a whole new imaginative universe with a sequence of… Read More
  • The Book Dummy

    Cheryl Kirk Noll, Ages 18+, Sep 15 — Dec 08, Tuesdays, 7-10pm

    Essential to every story is the "arc" of character, conflict, climax and resolution. Children's books combine both words and art to create a product that is greater than the sum… Read More
  • Photography: An Introduction

    Section 01, John Hames, Ages 18+, Sep 15 — Oct 20, Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30pm

    This course for new and amateur photographers introduces ways of seeing through the lens and makes plain the underlying two-dimensional design issues and visual concepts hidden within the photographic image.… Read More