Building a Foundation in Art and Design
Whether online or in person during the summer, our courses for youth ages 6 to 17 allow students to grow creatively as they develop and refine their artistic abilities. Led by outstanding visual artists, designers and educators, these programs journey into the artistic process where the emphasis is on thinking, designing, communicating and creating.
Young artists ages 6 to 12 build self-confidence as they develop a strong foundation of creative and technical skills. Teenage students ages 13 to 17 use art as a means for creative self-expression, increasing their skill level as well as their maturity. For both age groups, these programs introduce students to notable artists and their work, and help foster each student’s creative, social and intellectual development.
Teen Online Courses
Year-round online courses provide opportunities for high school students to be with their peers who are energetic, creative and passionate about what they’re doing.
Ages 13–17, Fall, Spring, Summer
Teen In-Person Courses
Teens can maximize their summer by gaining a foundation in art and design fundamentals, experimenting with a new medium and building technical skills.
Ages 13–17, Summer only
Youth Full-Day Camps
RISD Art Camp is a week-long option for students 6–8 and 9–12 years old. Our camps are inspired by our bayside location (Tillinghast Place, Barrington, RI) and build on RISD’s expertise in art and design education.
Ages 6–12, Summer only
Follow a college-level curriculum in the format that works for you.
Advanced Program Online
Year-Round Online Intensive
Join RISD’s online intensive for changemakers to develop your art practice, learn new ways to collaborate and create a future you’re excited about.
Ages 15–18, Fall, Spring, Summer
Residential Summer Intensive
Live like a RISD student this summer and follow a college-level curriculum that will forever shape the way you approach art and design.
Ages 16–18, Summer only