Rhode Island School of Design

Continuing Education

Illustration Programs

(9 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

(119 Results)
  • Drawing I

    Section 01, Robin Wiseman, Ages 18+, Jan 07 — Feb 16, Mondays + Wednesdays, 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
  • Color Theory

    Section 01, Carlotta Miller, Ages 18+, Jan 07 — Feb 16, Mondays + 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
  • Human Anatomy

    Amy Wynne, Ages 18+, Jan 07 — Feb 11, Wednesdays, 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
  • Photography: An Introduction

    Section 02, John Hames, Ages 18+, Jan 07 — Feb 11, Wednesdays, 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
  • Understanding Digital Photography

    Section 01, David Fleurant, Ages 18+, Jan 07 — Feb 16, Mondays + Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30pm

    With the digital revolution in full swing, the challenge in digital photography is to manage this burgeoning technology. Through lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice, students in this course learn to… Read More
  • Digital Design for the Screen

    Section 01, Bryan Rodrigues, Ages 18+, Jan 07 — Feb 16, Mondays + Wednesdays, 2-5pm

    The screen is the entryway through which we view our digital world. This introductory but fast-paced course begins with the real hardware assets (processors, monitors, memory) needed for digital design… Read More