Art and Design Wherever You Are

RISD Continuing Education gives all participants an immersive and innovative art and design experience for every stage of growth and all levels of experience. Serving thousands of students locally, nationally, and globally, we offer hundreds of open admission non-credit courses in all aspects of art and design for adults, teens, and children year-round. No matter where you’re from or where you’re headed, find your creative passion here.

Art and drafting supplies including triangle, tape, ink bottles, and pliers.


Approximately 300 instructors lead RISD Continuing Education courses and programs each year. Instructors come from a variety of backgrounds; many are RISD alumni or graduate students, and most others include practicing professionals, renowned local artists and art educators.

About RISD

RISD is a college and museum founded in 1877 in Providence, RI. Today 2,620 students engage in 44 full-time bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, supported by a committed faculty and worldwide network of more than 31,000 alumni.

By cultivating expansive and elastic thinking, RISD equips artists, designers and scholars to generate and challenge the ideas that shape our world.