Course Description

RISD CE course: Final Studio: Natural Science Illustration

The final studio is an opportunity for students to pursue and develop independent projects in natural science illustration. The course aims to develop and shape a self-sustaining critical discourse around each student's emergent practice, as they gain the confidence to develop on their own, become self-directed and work independently as artists. Students will use skills and techniques learned in previous courses to create work that integrates the natural subject and its environment in completed, mature compositions, in a media of choice. Emphasis is placed on depicting subjects with highly accurate and scientifically correct information while showing individual interpretation and style. Advanced drawing and painting methods are reviewed and practiced as students work toward portfolio-ready pieces.

Special Schedule: Class meets over the course of the 12-week term, with meetings established by the instructor. Students also work independently between class meetings. A final individual portfolio review is included at the end of the semester and will be scheduled with your instructor.


Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Online, Asynchronous
Feb 27, 2023 to May 28, 2023
Online, Live Sessions
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Feb 28, 2023 to May 23, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $655.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Mar 20, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Feb 20, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Feb 27, 2023 to May 28, 2023
Necessary Supplies
Students are responsible for purchasing their own art supplies, equipment, software subscriptions, and/or books. For most classes, the cost is under $125 (estimate). A supply list will be available on the course site in Canvas at least 30 days prior to the first day of class.

Once you have received your enrollment confirmation and logged in to Canvas, navigate to Upcoming Courses on the left-hand side of your dashboard. Supplies will be listed on your course homepage under the supplies heading. Some or all of your course supplies are available at the RISD Store.
Section Notes
Break Week: April 10 - April 16
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