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

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  • Drawing I  

    Section 04, Robin Wiseman, Ages 18+, Sep 23 — Dec 16, 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+, Sep 23 — Dec 09, 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
  • Brilliant Botanicals: Colored Pencil on Film

    Alison Schroeer, Ages 18+, Oct 03 — Oct 04, Saturday + Sunday, 10am-4pm

    Imagine the pleasure of drawing botanicals in brilliant color, with a technique that has the intuitive ease of drawing and the intensity of wet media (oils/acrylics), without all the mess… Read More
  • Vampire Teeth Workshop

    Melinda Rainsberger, Ages 18+, Oct 11 — Oct 18, Sundays, 12-6pm

    The hypnotic gaze, the exquisite fashion sense and the TEETH: That is what has defined literary and cinematic vampires and given them their timeless mystique. In this workshop we consider… Read More
  • Cryptozooerrific

    Phil Oliveira, Ages 9-12, Oct 12, Monday, 9:30am-4:30pm

    If you have ever looked for mermaids, dragons and the Sasquatch, you just might be a cryptozoologist. Equal parts detective, artist and scientist, you'd use your imagination to search out… Read More
  • Digital Design Explorations

    Rachel Villari, Ages 9-12, Oct 12, Monday, 9:30am-4:30pm

    Let your young artist spend a vacation day exploring the magic of digital media, where they learn to make and find in a state-of-the-art high technology art studio. Students are… Read More