Art and Design for Everyone
Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education (RISD CE) functions within the larger context of RISD, an institution with an unparalleled reputation for producing highly-skilled, successful, and internationally renowned creative practitioners. The mission of RISD CE is to provide an immersive and innovative art and design education for everyone, at all stages of life and all levels of experience. Serving thousands of students locally, nationally and globally, we offer hundreds of non-credit courses in all aspects of art and design, for adults, teens, and children year-round. Our students are diverse, coming from a wide range of geographic, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
With more than 100 years of expertise nurturing critical making, thinking, and innovation in art and design we facilitate personal and professional development by engaging students in sustained exploration and learning in the creative disciplines. We offer a wide range of courses and our programming is flexible, designed to accommodate students’ learning interests, level of proficiency, and schedules, while always ensuring we provide robust, studio-based experiences that are current and relevant. These programs equip students with the skills, confidence, proficiency, and real-world experience to accelerate their creative lives and work.