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Students in southern Rhode Island and eastern Connecticut can take advantage of a number of art and design courses from Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education (RISD|CE) that, until now, required commuting to its Providence campus. A select group of RISD|CE courses are now offered at the Westerly Education Center, giving students the opportunity to work with distinguished faculty in a range of visual arts and design disciplines. RISD|CE course offerings in Westerly span a variety of creative choices in artistic mediums, but all focus on developing the key building blocks to establish a working knowledge of spatial organization and visual problem solving to further your abilities as an artist.

Register for Westerly courses on ce.risd.edu when you enter keyword "Westerly" in the keyword search field.

Only a couple of summer Courses left but still a few spots available! Check back soon for the announcement of the fall semester line-up.


Knitwear Design: Colorwork
Saturday + Sunday, Jul 21-22 | 10am-1pm
2 sessions | 6 contact hours | tuition $130 | lab fee $15
In this workshop, we will cover a variety of colorwork methods: stripes, slip stitches, mosaic, stranding, intarsia and entrelac. We will create a variety of swatches as we explore the design possibilities these techniques offer.


Room Redesign: Interior Design Workshop

Saturday + Sunday, Jul 21-22 | 10am-1pm
2 sessions | 6 contact hours | tuition $130
This workshop guides students through the interior design process while they redecorate a room in their own home. Students explore basic design principles and learn how to apply those to the interior environment. Students will learn tips and tricks for selecting paint, furniture, lighting, and window treatments. At the end of the workshop students will have a plan that they can implement to redecorate their room.



One of the oldest colleges of its kind in the US, Rhode Island School of Design stands out as a leader in art and design education. RISD Continuing Education educates students of all ages in art and design with high quality, accessible programs. The division serves more than 4,000 individual students per year in its non-credit courses, six-week Pre-College program for high school artists and designers, and Summer Programs for college credit. RISD|CE also offers non-credit certificate programs for adults and teens. For more information about RISD Continuing Education, visit http://ce.risd.edu