Instructor Spotlights

Meet some of the creative professionals who teach for RISD Continuing Education.

  • Matthew Manning, RISD CE instructor spotlight

Instructor Spotlight: Matthew Manning

Get to know Matthew Manning, a RISD Continuing Education instructor for animation and stop-motion courses: Matthew started animating as a child with a Super 8 camera in his parent’s garage. He attended California State [...]

  • RISD CE instructor spotlight: Stefania Medeiros

Instructor Spotlight: Stefania Medeiros

“My journey to RISD CE began by chance and I didn't expect it to become such a significant part of my life. While I was living in California working as a makeup and special [...]

  • RISD Continuing Education Spotlight: John Gonzalez, instructor

Instructor Spotlight: John Gonzalez

“I grew up in Providence and wanted nothing more than to attend RISD as a student, which I did as an undergraduate in the early 2000s. RISD really is a special world. When I [...]

  • RISD CE instructor spotlight: Amy Bartlett Wright

Instructor Spotlight: Amy Bartlett Wright

“The Avenue Concept invited me to be one of their 2020 Artists in Residence for a public arts commission painted upon the historic Providence Bank facade in Downtown Providence. The bank facade offered a [...]

  • risdceSPOTLIGHT: Katy Dika, instructor, RISD Continuing Education

Instructor Spotlight: Katy Dika

“My journey to RISD began when I set foot in the Nature Lab. I went on a tour when I was about 17 years old and knew I had to be a part of [...]

  • Rina Naik, RISD CE Painting certificate graduate and Interior Design instructor

Instructor Spotlight: Rina Naik

"I was really searching for something and the answer seemed to be creativity. I found RISD CE and it was so close to home and that’s how I started—it's awesome! The feedback that was [...]

  • Steven Lucas, RISD CE Graphic Design certificate graduate and instructor

Instructor Spotlight: Steven Lucas

“I knew I wanted to make a change, so I was looking into graphic design and that's when I learned about RISD CE—I decided to take that leap of faith and I'm so glad [...]

  • Taleen Batalian, RISD CE drawing instructor

Instructor Spotlight: Taleen Batalian

"Everyone sees differently–students start trusting their process more once they see their drawings developing in ways they hadn’t imagined.” —Taleen Batalian, RISD CE Drawing instructor Would you like to be [...]

  • Amy Bartlett Wright, RISD CE Natural Science Illustration instructor

Instructor Spotlight: Amy Bartlett Wright

“The purpose of this class is not necessarily to produce a series of pen and ink illustrations, we still teach this as a traditional course that’s content-heavy. Students learn different things than they were [...]