Course Description

RISD CE course: Painting I: Elements and Processes

This course explores a broad framework for complex painting as you move from basic palettes and relationships, to understand temperature and saturation of color, ultimately transitioning to a full, spectral palette. The essential elements of oil painting including composition, point of view, scale and space are continually considered, and larger works will be completed. We will learn how to stretch and prime canvas, and will delve in detail into glazing techniques and transparency using oil mediums. We will cover works made by master painters, and use these works to explore remix and appropriation, develop conceptual narrative, and learn through the close examination of specific techniques. Throughout the course, references to the traditions of painting are highlighted.


Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Online, Asynchronous
Apr 17, 2023 to May 28, 2023
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $440.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
May 08, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 10, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Apr 17, 2023 to May 28, 2023
Necessary Supplies

Students are responsible for purchasing their own art supplies, equipment, software subscriptions, and/or books. Students who have taken Painting I: Elements and Processes (Part A) can expect to spend $50 (estimate) on minimal additional supplies. 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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