“My family relocated from Pittsburgh, PA to Barrington, RI and, at that time, RISD Continuing Education was offering their programs at Tillinghast Farm, including a course for adult learners called Children’s Book Illustration. I’ve always had an interest in children’s literature/children’s book illustration and after looking into RISD CE I saw that they had a Children’s Book Illustration certificate program—I realized it was the opportunity I’d been waiting for.

Judith Moffatt was the instructor who introduced me to the world of cut paper, which I used to illustrate my recently published board book, Guess Who Is Behind the Door?: A Counting Book in 4 Languages (pub: Schiffer Kids, October 2020).

I’d say don’t wait—jump in and get started on your next adventure with RISD CE. You never know where things may lead.”

—Susan Novich, RISD CE Children’s Book Illustration certificate graduate

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