Course Description

Artwork by Dian Doyle

Building off of compositional and color skills, students use both direct and indirect methods of painting, and work from a variety of subject matter including still life, architecture and the figure as they examine context to suggest meaning. Students also begin to think about, develop and implement their personal visual direction. To support this process, students become immersed in the tactile aspect of paint, focusing on mark making, layering, scraping and glazing to create atmosphere and space in oil painting.


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

All other prerequisites for Painting II: Context and Composition (Part A) apply.


  • Nicholas Evans-Cato

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Online, Asynchronous
Apr 15, 2024 to May 26, 2024
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $455.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
May 06, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
Jan 16, 2024 to Apr 10, 2024
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Apr 15, 2024 to May 26, 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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