The RISD Continuing Education Summer Teen Art Institute is cancelled for 2020. We expect the program to run in summer 2021. To receive information about the 2021 program, please add your name to our mailing list. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Carrie Kell at

RISD Summer Teen Art Institute at HD Bilingual School

RISD Continuing Education is thrilled to announce we will be offering a three-week immersive teen art program for Chinese students in Shanghai for summer 2020. The RISD Summer Teen Art Institute at HD Shanghai Bilingual School is an exciting opportunity for students in China to immerse themselves into a critical art and design experience. This is the first teen art program offered by RISD in China and is a chance for students across the globe to experience RISD’s renowned approach to art and design education.

For three weeks, Chinese students in grades 9–12 will engage in a rigorous studio practice taught by Experimental and Foundations Studies faculty David Scanavino and Yevgeniya Baras. The full-immersion format ensures that students of all skill levels can absorb a vital creative sensibility (beyond prescriptive formulas), that will help define strategies for portfolio development and next steps in their visual arts education.

The program will run from July 13–August 1, 2020 at the HD Shanghai Bilingual School.

To learn more, download the digital brochure.

For more information, please email Carrie Kell,