Rhode Island School of Design

Continuing Education

Illustration Programs

(8 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 + Sequential Art Certificate

    Ty Varszegi, Certificate Advisor

    This program provides students with the opportunity to explore the history, scholarship and assembly of words and pictures that combine to become compelling visual narratives. With core lessons in drawing, story-telling and computer-based workflow, the program allows for the creation of an eye-catching portfolio that … 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

Illustration Courses

(61 Results)
  • Digital Drawing Board

    TBA, Ages 12-17, Jun 26 — Aug 07, Fridays, 9am-12pm

    The computer is a dynamic tool for artmaking but, as with any other art material, you must learn how it can best contribute to the artmaking experience. This course explores… Read More
  • Pastels: Technique Intensive

    Michele Noiset, Ages 18+, Jun 27 — Jun 28, Saturday + Sunday, 10am-4pm

    Fresh, pure and instant color -- without tubes to squeeze, paint to mix or brushes to clean -- is the hallmark of pastels. This versatile medium lends itself to a… Read More
  • Figure Drawing

    Robin Wiseman, Ages 18+, Jun 29 — Aug 04, 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
  • Children's Book Illustration

    Cheryl Kirk Noll, Ages 18+, Jun 29 — Aug 04, Mondays + Tuesdays, 9am-4pm

    Explore the imagery behind the words in children's book art, from concept to character development, drawing to design, and media application to finished execution. Participants in this course develop drawing… Read More
  • 'Tooning Around: Cartoon Workshop

    Jill Palumbo, Ages 9-12, Jun 29 — Jul 10, Monday - Friday, 1-4pm

    This course invites young 'toonists to get funny, silly or scary as they get serious about learning to create their own cartoon characters. Using basic pencil and pen-and-ink drawing techniques,… Read More
  • Experiments in Animation

    Carissa Abitabilo, Ages 9-12, Jun 29 — Jul 10, Monday - Friday, 1-4pm

    Let's animate! This course exposes students to the many faces of animation which, at its core, is the art of creating the illusion of moving pictures. Whether it's one of… Read More