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|CE Certificate Commencement

RISD|CE Certificate Program Commencement: Tuesday, June 4

May 9th, 2019|0 Comments

Friends, family members and instructors will gather in the RISD Auditorium the evening of June 4 to celebrate the achievements of students receiving certificates for completion of studies in RISD Continuing Education certificate programs. At [...]

  • RISD Continuing Education Summer courses in Documentary Filmmaking and Motion Visual Effects

RISD|CE Offers Summer Courses in Documentary Filmmaking and Motion Visual Effects

April 29th, 2019|0 Comments

Gain skills in film editing, sound mixing, motion graphics creation, and industry-standard VFX software. RISD Continuing Education presents two new courses in Summer 2019 with opportunities to gain technical skills in an increasingly vital communications [...]

  • RISD Continuing Education Summer 2019 adult art and design courses

Summer Adult Courses | Registration Now Open

April 17th, 2019|0 Comments

There is no better season than summer for exploration—whether exploration of places, ideas or artmaking. This semester, new courses challenge you to explore new areas of interest, new ways of thinking and new skills. Learn [...]

  • RISD Continuing Education Summer art and design courses at the Westerly Education Center

RISD|CE Summer Courses in Westerly: Interior Design, Summer Sketchbook and More

April 16th, 2019|0 Comments

RISD Continuing Education continues its Westerly courses for adults and teens in Summer 2019. These art and design courses take place at the Westerly Education Center in Westerly, RI, an easy commute for students in [...]

  • RISD Continuing Education June Workshop: Encaustic Painting

June Workshops | Encaustic Painting and Embroidery Focus on the Experimental

April 5th, 2019|0 Comments

RISD Continuing Education will offer two new workshops in June for students to discover and hone existing skills and challenge artistic boundaries. The three-day workshops, Experimental Embroidery and Encaustic: Taking Painting with Wax to the Next [...]

  • RISD Continuing Education Young Artist Summer camps and classes for kids and teens

Young Artist Summer Camps & Classes | Registration Now Open

February 18th, 2019|0 Comments

RISD’s Young Artist Program heats up each summer with expanded art and design course offerings for kids and teens ages 6–17. Young artists immerse themselves in the art-making process and have fun creating and sharing [...]