Continuing Education (CE)

The mission of the Continuing Education (CE) Division is to educate students of all ages in art and design with high-quality accessible programs. CE offers evening and weekend courses, workshops, lectures and summer programs. We offer courses during the fall, winter, spring and summer. During the fall and spring terms we offer 12-week courses, while summer and winter sessions offer intensive six-week courses. In addition, CE offers a six-week Pre-College Program for high school artists and designers. The program is focused on allowing students to experience the core elements of a RISD education. Finally, CE’s Summer Studies Program offers students the opportunity to pursue a variety of art and design disciplines and work with distinguished artists, designers and educators for college credit.


Dean Abanilla
Technology Specialist
401 454-6727

Susan Bellaire
Associate Director, Enrollment and Operations
401 454-6203

Tiffany Bowman
Data Enrollment Specialist
401 454-6499

Sarah Caggiano
Executive Director, RISD|CE
401 454-6689

Andrea Rathje Claudio
Marketing/Publications Coordinator
401 709-8424

Cathy Davis-Hayes
Coordinator, Young Artist Program
401 454-6216

Dennis Fiore
Business Manager
401 454-6208

Noah Frase
Enrollment Assistant
401 454-6935

Marisa Gutmacher
Program Manager
401 277-4802

Carrie Kell
Project Coordinator
401 277-4998

Kathleen Kelly
Assistant Director, Advising and Registration
401 454-6206

Francoise McAree
Program Manager
401 454-6665

Joy McLaughlin
Assistant Director, Pre-College and Summer Studies
401 454-6215

Naomi Messier
Young Artist Supply Coordinator
401 454-6200

Beth Mitchell
Assistant to the Executive Director
401 454-6213

Ashley Montague
Pre-College Coordinator
401 277-4934

Tom Rocco
Associate Director, Marketing and Communications
401 277-4926

Blair Schaeffer
Assistant Director for CE Extension
401 709-8680

Judi Sheldon
Programs Assistant
401 454-6204

Maria Silva
Programs Assistant
401 454-6202 ext. 1

Nicole Smith
Continuing Education Operations Coordinator
401 277-4922

Ty Varszegi
Program Manager
401 454-6212

Tracy Voccio
Student Account Manager
401 454-6210