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On the Importance of Creative Expression in Children

July 7th, 2017|

By Catherine Davis Hayes, coordinator for the RISD Young Artist Program For children, creativity is as natural as breathing, until they are cultured out of it. Think about it: not many 4- or 5-year-olds will tell you they don’t know how to draw, or that they can’t dance or sing. Children are born explorers of [...]

RISD|CE Summer Courses Go West(erly)

May 11th, 2017|

Have you always wanted to take a RISD|CE course, but don’t have time for a drive to RISD’s Providence campus? Students in southern Rhode Island and eastern Connecticut can now take advantage of a number of art and design courses from Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education (RISD|CE) that, until now, required commuting to [...]

3-Hour Summer Workshops Are Your Chance to Be Creatively Curious

April 17th, 2017|

Instead of binge-watching your shows on a Tuesday evening, mingle with like-minded creative souls while learning a new art form (and bring home a project to show for it). Whether you’re looking for instruction and a personal creative outlet, or the social side of the experience is just as important, RISD Continuing Education’s summer 3-hour [...]

Summer Young Artist Camps and Courses

March 9th, 2017|

Registration is now open for summer courses and camps on the RISD campus in Providence and at Tillinghast Farm in Barrington, RI. RISD’s Young Artist Program offers full-day camps and half-day courses in 2D, 3D, and digital art and design for children and teens ages 6-17. Courses on the RISD Campus Ages 6-8, 9-12 and [...]

RISD|CE Comes to Westerly

March 8th, 2017|

Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education (RISD|CE) will offer three courses this spring at the Westerly Education Center. The newly opened Westerly Education Center on Friendship Street is a public/private entity of the state and higher education institutions and serves as a satellite campus for RISD|CE. “We want to stretch the reach of our [...]

Painting Studies

February 27th, 2017|

Painting Studies The Painting Studies certificate introduces the beginning artist to the techniques and conceptual thinking necessary to explore, learn, practice, and master the painting medium. The program guides students through learning about materials, techniques, concepts and representing different subjects in different contexts, to working on more complex visual challenges [...]

Natural Science Illustration

February 27th, 2017|

Natural Science Illustration Natural science illustrators accurately translate and communicate subject matter to inform and educate about the natural world. This certificate equips students with the necessary skills to document and detail that world - strong visual acuity; precise hand coordination and natural subject empathy and knowledge. Students explore various [...]

Teen 3D Design Certificate Program

February 21st, 2017|

3D Design RISD|CE’s certificate in three-dimensional design is for students who want to explore the built environment, including sculpture, architecture, fashion, jewelry, product or industrial design. Students can explore all of these areas or focus on their particular interests. Requirement: a minimum of 72 contact hours in applicable [...]

Adult Certificate Programs FAQs

February 20th, 2017|

Adult Certificate Programs FAQs General RISD|CE Certificate Programs are designed to facilitate personal and professional development, by engaging students in sustained exploration and learning in specific creative disciplines. These non-credit certificates equip students with skills, confidence, proficiency and real world experience to accelerate creative lives and work. For [...]

Kids Vacation Camps

February 20th, 2017|

Kids’ Vacation Camps Children ages 6 to 12 are invited to join us for one-week full-day camps offered during school vacations in winter and spring, as well as one- and two-week full-day camps in the summer. Camps are held at RISD's Tillinghast Farm campus in Barrington, RI or on the RISD campus in Providence. [...]