Rhode Island School of Design

Continuing Education

Painting Programs

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  • 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

  • Drawing + Painting Studies Certificate

    Michael Peery, Certificate Advisor

    Within the context of a structured studio environment, students develop critical skills in drawing and painting while exploring the intimate relationship between the two. The curriculum provides a solid foundation in depicting the subject and its setting, while providing tools for experimentation and self-expression. Participants … Read More

  • The six-week summer residential Pre-College Program offers 16- to 18-year-old high school students a comprehensive introduction to the college art school experience. Students follow a college-level studio curriculum and live in RISD residence halls, in a full-immersion encounter with art and design education at the … 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

  • Year-round, RISD/CE's Young Artist Program provides a strong grounding in the visual arts and encourages creative and personal growth through self-expression. Each course creates a dynamic environment where students build self-confidence along with a foundation of creative and technical skills. Classes are offered evenings and … Read More

Painting Courses

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  • Painting I: The Transition from Drawing to Painting

    Sean Riley, Ages 18+, Sep 17 — Dec 10, Wednesdays, 7-10pm

    The close relationship between drawing and painting has evolved over centuries and manifests itself in many forms. This course cultivates an understanding of the immediate dynamics between the dry medium… Read More
  • Painting Series: Foundations of Color + Light

    Kurt Van Dexter, Ages 13-17, Sep 18 — Nov 13, Thursdays, 7-9pm

    Painting is an art of illusion; pigment on surface creates the suggestion of form, space or sometimes simply emotion. At the foundation of this illusion is the understanding of how… Read More
  • Color + the Impressionists

    Deborah Forman, Ages 18+, Oct 18 — Oct 19, Saturday + Sunday, 10am-4pm

    Impressionist painting challenged traditional academic rules when it first appeared in the 19th Century -- most notably for its radical approach to using color. Rather than mixing color, the Impressionists… Read More
  • Brushing Up: From Palette to Canvas

    Harley Bartlett, Ages 18+, Oct 18 — Oct 19, Saturday + Sunday, 10am-4pm

    The small distance from your palette to your brush, progressing to a canvas/support, can be dizzyingly big without preparation. This introductory painting workshop taught by living "Old Master" Harley Bartlett… Read More
  • The Art of Nature + the Nature of Art

    Barbara Voccola, Ages 6-8, Oct 25 — Dec 06, Saturdays, 1-4pm

    Here is a chance for young artists to emulate the art that exists in nature as they define for themselves the nature of art. Students in this course visit RISD's… Read More
  • Paint Masters

    Jennifer Ashley Singleton, Ages 9-12, Oct 25 — Dec 06, Saturdays, 1-4pm

    From the Great Masters to current newcomers in the contemporary art world, painters symbolize the ultimate image of what it means to be an "artist." In this class students explore… Read More