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February 9, 2017

Summer Programs

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
Ann Hammock, Untitled (detail), 2014. Ink on cotton, 30 x 144 inches. Photo: Canbra Hodsdon.

Each summer RISD opens its campus to matriculating students, art and design professionals and those considering a degree in the visual arts. Students from around the world pursue a variety of art and design disciplines taught by accomplished, award-winning artists, designers and guest critics.

Students access RISD’s exceptional studio facilities and renowned Museum of Art and Fleet Library, as well as Edna Lawrence Nature Lab, with its repository of more than 90,000 natural specimens and microscopy lab.

RISD Summer Programs offers a range of six-week courses and two-week intensives for college credit: Summer Studies courses in visual arts and design and liberal arts; the Textiles Summer Institute; and the Summer Institute for Graphic Design Studies. All courses offer 3 credits. Housing and dining available.

Courses offered: 

Being Human: Figure Works
Amy Bartlett Wright, Thursdays + Fridays, 9am–4pm

Book Design
Douglass Scott, Monday–Friday, July 24-Aug 4, 9am–4pm

Children’s Book Illustration
Cheryl Kirk Noll, Mondays + Tuesdays, 9am–4:30pm

Color Through Materials
Harel Kedem, Thursdays + Fridays, 9am–4pm

Contemporary Drawing: Foundation + Expressive Synthesis
Jason Travers, Thursdays + Fridays, 9am–4pm

Digitally Printed Fabrics: Infinite Surface Design
Sarah Haenn, Mondays + Tuesdays, 9am–4:30pm

Fabric Sculpture: Flexible Form + Dimension
Harel Kedem, Mondays + Tuesdays, 9am–4:30pm

Footwear Explorations: Soles to Surface Shoe Design
Marika Verploegh Chasse, Thursdays + Fridays, 9am–4pm

Fundamentals of Oil Painting
TBA, Mondays + Tuesdays, 9am–4:30pm

Identity Design + Branding
Donald Tarallo, Monday–Friday, June 26-July 7, 9am–4:30pm

Information Design + Data Visualization
Douglass Scott, Monday–Friday, June 26-July 7, 9am–4:30pm

Introduction to Architectural Design
TBA, Mondays + Tuesdays, 9am–4:30pm

Introduction to Furniture Design: Welding + Metal Work
Jim Cole, Mondays + Tuesdays, 9am–4:30pm

Introduction to Industrial Design
Amy Leidtke, Thursdays + Fridays, 9am–4pm

Introduction to Jewelry
Johan Van Aswegen, Thursdays + Fridays, 9am–4pm

Introduction to Typography
Ernesto Aparicio, Monday–Friday, June 26-July 7, 9am–4:30pm

Machine Knitting: Shaping While Making
Dylan Uscher, Thursdays + Fridays, 9am–4pm

Magazine Design: Paper to Digital
Ernesto Aparicio, Monday–Friday, July 10-21, 9am–4pm

Poster Design
Thomas Wedell, Monday–Friday, July 10-21, 9am–4pm

Printmaking: From Light to Ink
Henry Ferreira, Thursdays + Fridays, 9am–4pm

Sketching + Rendering for Design Thinking
Amy Leidtke, Mondays + Tuesdays, 9am–4:30pm

Textiles: Materials, Methods + Concepts
Richard Killeaney, Mondays + Tuesdays, 9am–4:30pm

Type + Image Design
Franz Werner, Monday–Friday, July 10-21, 9am–4pm

Upcycled Couture: Refashioning Garments
Beth Bentley, Mondays + Tuesdays, 9am–4:30pm

Visual Encounters Through the RISD Museum
Pascale Rihouet, Suzanne Scanlan, Mondays + Tuesdays, 9am–12:30pm

Wayfinding + Pictogram Design: From Apps to Maps 
Franz Werner, Monday–Friday, July 24-August 4, 9am–4pm

Weaving: Pattern, Structure + Form in Nature
Susan Sklarek, Thursdays + Fridays, 9am–4pm

Web Design
Roy Vanegas, Monday–Friday, July 24-August 4, 9am–4pm

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