Rhode Island School of Design

Continuing Education

Painting Programs

(5 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

  • 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 and liberal arts encompasses a wide … 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

(33 Results)
  • Children's Book Illustration

    Cheryl Kirk Noll, Ages 18+, Jun 30 — Aug 05, 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
  • Fundamentals of Oil Painting

    Julie Gearan, Ages 18+, Jun 30 — Aug 05, Mondays + Tuesdays, 9am-4pm

    This introduction to oil painting provides students with an opportunity to explore and understand this challenging medium. Participants become familiar with oil painting through a variety of assignments that highlight… Read More
  • Color: From Theory to Practice

    Harel Kedem, Ages 18+, Jul 03 — Aug 08, Thursdays + Fridays, 9am-4:30pm

    Essential to creative development, the effective use of color can still elude the most sophisticated artists and designers. This course explores the intricacies of using color in fine art and… Read More
  • Drawing I

    Section 02, Robin Wiseman, Ages 18+, Sep 08 — Dec 01, Mondays, 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
  • Two-Dimensional Design

    Carlotta Miller, Ages 18+, Sep 08 — Dec 01, Mondays, 7-10pm

    Design is the discipline underlying all forms of visual expression, and an understanding of two-dimensional design principles is the basis for all 2D art forms. This course introduces students to… Read More
  • Painting Portraits

    Michael Peery, Ages 18+, Sep 08 — Dec 01, Mondays, 7-10pm

    No other subject has intrigued and confounded artists quite like the study of the human head. This course helps students develop key strategies for achieving a clear understanding of the… Read More