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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Spring Classes Open for Registration | Term Begins Feb. 27

Connect your interests with one of our spring classes: Advance your introductory experience with deeper learning, or approach a familiar subject with a new focus.   Try your hand at one (or more!) of the 100 classes for adults this spring.   Spring term begins Feb. 27, 2017.   Descriptions & Registration … Read More

Young Artists: Spring Classes

Spring into 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 6-session classes: 9am-noon or 1-4pm Vacation week camps: March 13-17 and April 17-21   Spring term begins Saturday, March 4, 2017.   Descriptions & Registration … Read More

Winter Classes Open for Registration | Term Begins 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 … Read More

Young Artists: Winter 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 … Read More


Prospective students: Join us on Saturday, February 11 from 2-4pm to learn about the breadth of art and design courses offered by RISD|CE. See examples of student work, take a sample class, and have your questions answered. Free. Please RSVP here. 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