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 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

  • 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

Illustration Courses

(91 Results)
  • Basic Drawing

    Robin Wiseman, Ages 18+, Jan 06 — Feb 10, Wednesdays, 7-10pm

    Drawing is the simplest, most efficient and most accessible way to communicate visual ideas. This course focuses on development of hand-eye coordination -- required for all perceptual drawing -- to… Read More
  • Applied Color Concepts

    Section 01, Carlotta Miller, Ages 18+, Jan 06 — Feb 10, Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30pm

    Color is one of the most powerful -- and complex -- tools at the artist's disposal. Bridging the divide between color theory and color practice, this studio course distills the… Read More
  • Advanced Photoshop: The Digital Darkroom

    David Fleurant, Ages 18+, Jan 06 — Feb 10, Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30pm

    Beyond the basics of the Photoshop tool kit lies a sea of possibilities for image adjustment and manipulation. Intended as a followup to Introduction to Adobe Photoshop, this in-depth course… Read More
  • Band Together: Rings + Things

    Jennaca Davies, Ages 18+, Jan 06 — Feb 10, Wednesdays, 6-9pm

    The finger ring dates back 6,000 years to ancient Egypt when they were given and received as gifts, and they continue to be the most popular and meaningful form of… Read More
  • Collage

    Suzette Cozzens, Ages 18+, Jan 06 — Feb 10, Wednesdays, 9am-12pm

    Collage is a tremendously versatile technique for both commercial illustration and fine art as it allows artists at all levels to express themselves, both seriously and fancifully, using found objects,… Read More
  • Human Anatomy

    Amy Wynne, Ages 18+, Jan 07 — Feb 11, Thursdays, 9am-12pm

    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