Course Description

Artwork by Sandra Santos

Watercolor is the perfect medium to capture the spontaneous beauty and fleeting nature of the sky and sea. Learn how to “design” a sky using positive and negative space and how to use the watercolor medium to its best effect as you explore painting waves, still water, various cloud types, and other scenarios that present themselves in seascape and landscape painting. With a focus on deep observation, you will gain insight into how to translate and express what you see in the natural world and include these in your paintings. Using a variety of techniques including wet-on-wet painting, you will achieve immediate results and quickly learn how to use watercolor in a bold and expressive way to create atmospheric depth and mood in your painting. This course is open to students of all levels, but it is recommended that students have basic drawing skills.


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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