Course Description

RISD CE teen drawing course: A Matter of Perspective

Drawing by Allison Yeh

Over several centuries artists have developed techniques and systems to observe and reproduce a realistic 3D view of the world on a flat 2D canvas. Eventually, they became so skilled with these techniques that they started to manipulate them in order to control or distort their viewer's perceptions. In this course, students will learn the essentials of 3D drawing, including 1, 2, and 3 point perspective, as well as other techniques, to create and utilize depth and space in their work. Through a series of drawings including architecture, still life, landscapes and people, students will use perspective to create realistic as well as fantastic images that present a unique view of the world.


Students must be age 13–17 to participate.


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Online, Asynchronous
Nov 06, 2021 to Dec 11, 2021
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $340.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Nov 27, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Oct 30, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Nov 06, 2021 to Dec 11, 2021
Necessary Supplies
  • Drawing pencils. 2H, HB, 2B
  • Vine charcoal (medium or soft)
  • Ruler
  • 8" drafting triangle (either 30/60 or 45/90)
  • Rubber eraser
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Tortillion (a small paper stick for smudging charcoal)
  • Drawing pad (at least 11"x14")
  • 8"x4" piece of thin cardboard or chipboard
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Still life objects (such as bottles, books, balls, fruits)

Some of your course supplies are available at the RISD store. CE students receive a 10% discount. Use code: RISDCE21FA at checkout.

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