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Rhode Island’s perspective and possibility widening boarding and day school, grades 6-12 and postgraduate.

St. Andrew's students are invited to enroll in a variety of non-credit classes offered at the internationally recognized Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).  Classes take place on the RISD campus, with transportation provided.

For students age 13-17

Saturday Afternoons
Exploring Digital Photography
Saturdays, Oct 26 - Nov 23 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-TEEN-2196
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10

Discover the basics of shooting, manipulating and printing your digital photographs in the RISD|CE digital photo studio. Camera operations and vocabulary come first as you learn the foundation lessons of exposure, shutter, aperture and sensor plane. Composition for the frame comes next, as you experiment with light painting, flash photography and the proper use of studio lighting equipment. Critique becomes a part of the course as you learn how to talk constructively about your captured images. The final class will wrap up with an introduction to Adobe Photoshop and printing a favorite photograph on a large format photo printer.

Shoe Design
Saturdays, Oct 26 - Nov 23 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-TEEN-0547
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $20

You are the maker in this course that incorporates elements of both product design and apparel design. The design studio begins with a review of how manufacturing technology, trends and cultural attitudes have shaped the market for sneakers, pumps, boots and sandals. You will choose one of these forms to assess, deconstruct and redesign with attention to materials, purpose and economy. You'll learn how to render your initial idea as a concept sketch, and eventually complete a prototype shoe design that is functional, fashionable or fantastic.

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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