Course Description

Artwork by Aly Marcell

Painting architectural subjects is a way to add a human element to landscapes and contextual information to a scene, offering clues about geographic location and time period. Learn how to translate the angular and geometric shapes of buildings into a 2D image. The class will cover using linear perspective, two-point perspective and color theory. Come prepared with foundational painting skills in the medium of your choice (watercolor, acrylic or oil), as this course will focus on the foundations of rendering architecture.


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


  • Nicholas Evans-Cato

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
  • Nicholas Evans-Cato
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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