Rhode Island School of Design

Continuing Education

Welcome to
RISD Continuing Education


Art + Design for Everyone!

RISD Continuing Education educates students of all ages in art and design with high quality, accessible programs, courses, lectures and workshops.

See you in the studio soon!


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Winter 2017 Now Open for Registration | Classes Begin Jan. 9

Introduce Yourself to Art and Design   From animation to woodworking, RISD/CE’s winter term is a great place to introduce yourself to art and design, or to try your hand at new materials and techniques. Take your pick this winter: Our introductory classes have flexible schedules, and meet once a week for only six weeks.   14 Introductory Classes to Help You Discover Your Creativity Animation Drawing Fashion Drawing Graphic Design Human Anatomy Hot … Read More

Young Artists: Winter 2017 Classes

It might be cold outside, but it’s toasty warm in our studios, where you’ll boost your creativity with classes in 2D, 3D, and digital art and design.   Busy schedule? Check out our new short-format workshops.   Ages 6-8, 9-12 and 13-17   1-day workshops: 10am-4pm 2-day workshops: 10am-4pm 2-session classes: 9am-noon or 1-4pm 4-session classes: 9am-noon or 1-4pm 6-session classes: 9am-noon or 1-4pm Vacation week camps: Feb 20—24   Young Artist classes begin Saturday, Jan. 7, … Read More


Spend a weekend with us! Take a creative learning break and build the confidence, experience and skills to create more. 1- and 2-day workshops are offered throughout Winter 2017 in subjects like photography, painting, Maya, mixed media and more. Browse weekend workshops by searching for keyword “weekend.” More

RISD|CE certificate programs have flexible schedules and provide studio based learning that is current, relevant and integrally connected to creative sector development. They were developed to equip you with the skills, knowledge and real-world experience to accelerate your creative life and work. More