Course Description

RISD CE creating worlds illustration course

Setting is crucial to the mood and pulse of any story; this course introduces design and spatial concepts to apply to the environment that surrounds all creatures and characters. Included in this are considerations of figure/ground, value, color and light, pattern and texture, linear perspective, overlap, atmospheric perspective, and scale. Students are encouraged to explore different mediums as a way to create unique environments and moods. Pencil and paper, paint, collage, and three-dimensional approaches (such as shadow boxes and building with papier mache) are examples of mediums that can be utilized to manifest interior spaces, cityscapes and landscapes.


Students must be an adult age 18 or older to participate.


Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Online, Asynchronous
Apr 17, 2023 to May 28, 2023
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $440.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
May 08, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 10, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Apr 17, 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.

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