Course Description

Artwork by James Goss

In this advanced course, students respond to a number of abstract prompts and begin to work in series, learning how to develop their ideas sequentially. Experimentation with the format and size of work, choice of painting surfaces, and non-traditional materials is encouraged with the goal of realizing their own personal language and direction. Assignments focus on abstract thinking and developing paintings based on themes chosen by each student. Most importantly, this course sets the groundwork for the Final Projects studio in the Painting Studies certificate program.


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

All other prerequisites for Advanced Painting Concepts (Part A) - Representation to Abstraction apply.


Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Online, Asynchronous
Oct 30, 2023 to Dec 10, 2023
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $455.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Nov 20, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Aug 01, 2023 to Oct 25, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Oct 30, 2023 to Dec 10, 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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