Course Description

Artwork by Ruijin A.

Scientific illustration is a technical art that requires precision to communicate complex ideas and details through drawing. Learn to pay careful attention to detail to reveal the difference between species of plants and animals. Investigate analog practices using watercolor, ink and colored pencils to create accurate natural life drawings. Observe, collect and draw nature while filling your field sketchbook.


Students must be 13-17 years of age. 


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Online, Asynchronous
Jul 07, 2024 to Aug 11, 2024
Online, Live Sessions
7:00PM to 8:00PM
Jul 11, 2024 to Aug 08, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $370.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Jul 28, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 02, 2024 to Jul 03, 2024
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jul 07, 2024 to Aug 11, 2024
Necessary Supplies

Students are responsible for purchasing their own art supplies, equipment, software subscriptions, and/or books. For most classes, the cost is under $75 (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
Daylight Saving Time begins on March 10 and may impact students who reside in regions that do not observe Daylight Saving Time.
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