“I graduated from a business university and I wanted to get more exposure to the art world. I learned about RISD Continuing Education at the beginning of 2020 when I lived in Providence, RI. I joined the Painting Studies certificate program, which has kept me sane throughout the past year! These classes pushed me out of my comfort zone—I loved learning with instructors Taleen Batalian and Bryan Rodrigues and creating among such a diverse group of people in an online space. My experience with RISD CE has led me to create a new business called VPS Art in which I facilitate Latin American contemporary art throughout the US.”
—Vivian Perez-Salamero, RISD CE Painting Studies certificate student
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