Course Description

Marine creatures come in all sizes, shapes, colors, and patterns and have expansive creative illustrative possibilities. This course is an invitation to explore and illustrate algae, invertebrates and vertebrates living in our seas and oceans. Learn about marine algae and seaweed and their importance in the marine ecosystem, as well as how to add it to your artwork to depict marine environments. This colorful and fascinating world includes seashells, fish, marine mammals and their habitats. Photos will be supplied and students are encouraged to use their own references, both real life and photo. Emphasis will be given to observational drawing and composition to create compelling, accurate paintings using watercolors or gouache.


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


Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Online, Asynchronous
Jun 17, 2024 to Jul 28, 2024
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $475.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Jul 08, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 02, 2024 to Jun 12, 2024
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jun 17, 2024 to Jul 28, 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 $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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