RISD Continuing Education educates students of all ages in art and design with high quality, accessible programs, courses, lectures and workshops.
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Creative adventures in a range of visual arts and design disciplines await adult students at RISD Continuing Education – from courses, lectures and workshops for personal enrichment and professional development, to focused certificate programs, to summer credit courses.

Adults (Ages 18+)

Young Artists

In the RISD Young Artist Program, kids shape their creativity and imagination, and teens develop their personal style as artists and designers. Year-round courses, school vacation camps and summer camps cover topics in 2D, 3D, and digital art and design. For more focused instruction, teens can enroll in one of 4 certificate programs, or attend the six-week summer Pre-College Program.

Kids (Ages 6-12)
Teens (Ages 13-17)


  • RISD Young Artists: Fall 2017 courses for kids and teens ages 6-17

Registration Open for Fall Young Artist Courses

August 4th, 2017|0 Comments

This fall, help your young artist make their mark as they create, build, make and dream big. Courses and workshops in 2D, 3D, digital art and design – STEAM courses, too! New this fall: Young [...]

  • RISD Continuing Education #MyCECover Instagram Contest

#MyCECover Instagram Contest

July 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Enter for a chance to win a RISD|CE gift card—and see your work on our cover. What’s in your creative toolbox? We’re dedicating our winter 2018 brochure to “tools of the trade.” To kick things [...]

  • RISD Continuing Education Fall 2017 courses at the Westerly Education Center

RISD|CE Fall Westerly Courses Include Painting Series, Interior Styling, Branding, and more!

July 27th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

  • RISD Continuing Education Fall 2017 courses for adults

Fall Registration Now Open – Term Begins Sept 11

July 24th, 2017|0 Comments

The past informs the present ... In all forms of artmaking and design, understanding the past is essential — not only as a resource, but also to create something new. Examining movements and works of [...]

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On the Importance of Creative Expression in Children

July 7th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]