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RISD Continuing Education Launches 130+ Online Summer Courses

May 20, 2020


RISD CE Online summer programming includes classes for adults and teens, credit-bearing courses, and the new Advanced Program for High School Students.

No matter where you are, what your skill level, or how much time you have this summer, RISD CE Online has a course for you. Programs include weekend workshops, multi-week sessions, credit-bearing courses, and the new Advanced Program for High School Students. Choose from 130+ online courses with time commitments ranging from three hours to eight weeks.

RISD Summer Programs credit-bearing courses are now online. Students will have access to renowned RISD faculty and the personalized instruction needed to advance their creative practice and create a substantial body of work in a short amount of time. All courses offer three credits and run for six weeks.

Creative adventures in a range of visual arts and design disciplines await adult students at RISD CE Online—from courses and workshops for personal enrichment and professional development to focused certificate programs. For teens interested in art and design, CE is offering online classes in animation, fashion design, and even art school prep. Classes can be taken on an individual basis or as part of a teen certificate program.

The new RISD Advanced Program for High School Students offers high school students the opportunity to access intensive, collegiate-level classes as they work toward a college application portfolio. This online program is offered in two distinct four-week sessions for students completing grades 9-12 and offers an immersive and expressive curriculum informed by our rapidly changing world.

The summer term starts June 22, 2020.

For more information on RISD CE Online Summer Courses, visit ce.risd.edu.



Online Jewelry Design and Marketing Certificate at Pratt Institute School of Continuing and Professional Studies

May 7, 2020


Image courtesy of Ashley Marcovitz (Coronation – 3D printed nylon neckpiece)

Pratt Institute’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) provides high-quality credit and non-credit courses and programs to adult learners in a variety of subjects for educational advancement, career change, and enrichment.

Advance your jewelry practice this summer in the Jewelry Design and Marketing Certificate at Pratt SCPS. Take your career to the next level with three essential courses that enable you to create more effectively and deliver your designs to the marketplace with distinction. The following courses are being offered online this summer: Finding Your Voice: Branding, Marketing, and Creating Your Unique Presence in the Jewelry Industry, Computer Aided Design and 3-D Modeling for Jewelers, and Jewelry Design + Development.

Join Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings to fast track your small business and advance your skills. Explore the fundamental building blocks of design and marketing with accomplished jewelry industry professionals. 

Visit the Pratt Institute School of Continuing and Professional Studies website to learn more and register for upcoming courses.




Skillshare Spotlight: Learn Danielle Clough's Thread Painting Techniques

February 18, 2020

Grace Ebert

We’ve written about Danielle Clough’s intimate embroidered portraits and botanical works stitched on everyday objects on Colossal, and now the Cape Town-based photographer, designer, and embroidery artist is offering a Skillshare class to teach her thread painting methods. Tailored for beginners, her lesson plans include basic stitches and French knots and instructions on creating textures, color gradients, and dimension. She also provides a full guide to preparing your fabric, hoop, needle, and thread. When you’ve completed the 14-part class, you’ll have created a floral embroidery. Head to Skillshare to dive into Clough’s creative process.



Dlectricity, Detroit’s Light and Art Festival, is Now Accepting Artist Applications

January 20, 2020


“{The Amazing!} House of Fog: il Cinema Nebbioso” (2017) by D Met Design: Joel Schmidt and Liz Skrisson, a fog-filled fun-house with internal novelty video projections that was part of DLECTRICITY’S children’s zone entitle Electric Park, photo by David Lewinski

For three electrifying weekends in 2012, 2014, and 2017, Dlectricity brought thousands of people into Midtown Detroit to experience 40 luminous projects by local, national, and international artists. This ambitious nighttime festival is back again with an expanded footprint, September 25-26, 2020, to transform Detroit with site-specific installations of light, video, performance, sound, interactive engineering, and nonconformist architecture. From lasers and 3D mapping to dance performances and large-scale video projections, we want to see what you create. We challenge you to animate historic buildings, activate the streets, generate engagement—the cityscape is your canvas. Now is the chance to show Detroit—and the world—what you can do!

Dlectricity will present a wide range of outdoor installations, performances and activities. We are looking for contemporary art projects that transcend traditional understanding of public art to transform the Woodward Corridor into a spectacular nighttime landscape. These temporary, site-specific artworks can include:

  • Light installations
  • Video art
  • 3D video mapping projections
  • Multimedia installations
  • Interactive and community engaging technology
  • Artificial intelligence and robotics
  • Works that utilize mobile platforms (smartphone, tablets)
  • Performance (art, dance, theatre, music)
  • Talks and workshops
  • Kid-friendly and/or educational experiences
  • Creative and/or interactive marketing experiences for the festival
  • The unexpected

Info session: Saturday, February 8, 2020, from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD). This event will be live streamed.

Open call guidelines and other details can be found at Dlectricity.com.

Deadline to apply: March 3, 2020, at 11:59 p.m EST.

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Join the School of Visual Arts Division of Continuing Education for Spring 2020 Info Sessions

January 13, 2020


Artwork by Gabriella Mazza

Spring 2020 Info Sessions 
Courses begin January 27
School of Visual Arts, Division of Continuing Education

From one-day workshops to semester-long courses, take the opportunity to immerse yourself and be inspired. 

Courses are available in the following areas:

Find more information on sessions and workshops, how to register, and advice on courses on SVA’s site.

About School of Visual Arts

School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers and creative professionals for seven decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, dynamic curriculum and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Comprising 6,000 students at its Manhattan campus and 35,000 alumni in 100 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world. For information about the College visit sva.edu.

School of Visual Arts, Division of Continuing Education
sva.edu/ce | E-mail: [email protected]du | Toll-free telephone: 877.242.7200



Join Pratt Institute School of Continuing and Professional Studies for a Floral Art for Interiors Certificate

January 6, 2020


This spring, join Pratt Institute School of Continuing and Professional Studies for a one-of-a-kind, fine art-inspired floral design program led by master florists. Courses can be taken individually or take all three to earn a Floral Art for Interiors certificate.

Small is Beautiful: Big Designs for Small Spaces

Explore the fundamentals of composition, proportion, and scale to create large-scale floral designs that suit any space.

Modern Interiors: Apartments with a View

Called “Fashion’s favorite florist” Oscar Mora brings an in-depth knowledge of interior design to his floristry for home décor. With a degree in Interior Design from the Academy of Las Mercedes, Caracas, Venezuela, Oscar began his career designing for photo shoots, fashion boutiques, and private parties. Since then, his floral creations have graced the pages of top editorial magazines and runways of NY Fashion Week. Guided by Oscar learn to analyze and create the optimal designs for every type of setting.

Haute Bohemians

Bella Meyer holds a PhD in art history from the Sorbonne and has a long and illustrious career in the arts crowned by decades as a floral designer. A deeply culturally informed person she draws connections and inspiration from fine art, dance, literature and classical music in her floral practice. Reach new heights guided by Bella designing avant-garde floral designs that reflect an interdisciplinary approach.

For more information and to register visit Pratt Institute School of Continuing and Professional Studies.