A Return to In-Person Courses in Westerly – Fall Term Starts Sept 21.

RISD Continuing Education is excited to announce the return of in-person and hybrid classes at the Westerly Education Center this fall.

We will be offering 6 hybrid courses (in-person/online) and 8 in-person courses. Courses will take place in Westerly, RI – an easy commute for students in southern Rhode Island and eastern Connecticut. Keeping the health, safety and well-being of our community as our top priority, RISD CE and the WEC are following the most recent guidelines from both the RI Department of Health and the CDC. Please read and review WEC’s COVID-19 health and safety policy.

Hybrid (in-person/online) Courses

RISD CE hybrid courses are part of a low-residency, blended learning program at the Westerly Education Center. They will be a mix of in-person meetings and online delivery through CE Link. 12-session classes will meet in-person six times, on alternate weeks, and the other sessions will be conducted online. 6-session classes will meet in-person three times, on the first, third and last weeks of the course, and the other sessions will be conducted online. Some classes, at the discretion of the instructor and students’ availability, may meet more often in person as needed.

  • Drawing I
  • Illustration: Introduction
  • Oil Painting: Introduction
  • Painting + Abstraction
  • Painting II: Context + Composition
  • Portrait Painting: Introduction

In-Person Courses

RISD CE Weekend Workshops meet on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am–4 pm at the Westerly Education Center. Weekend Workshops are scheduled for weekends throughout September, October and November. “Woodworking,” a 6-session course, is scheduled for six Tuesday evenings. Request information below to be notified when registration opens on August 3.

  • Bookmaking Intensive Workshop
  • Collage: Technique Intensive
  • Drawing: Technique Intensive
  • Egg Tempera Painting
  • Experimental Printmaking: Monoprints
  • Not an Artist
  • Portrait Drawing Workshop
  • Woodworking (6-session evening course)

Fall term begins September 21, 2020, but we will continue our recent practice of closing class registration three business days before class start dates to give students time to plan and gather supplies, so please register early to secure a spot in your preferred class this fall.

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