This introduction to oil painting provides students with an opportunity to explore and understand this challenging medium. Participants become familiar with oil painting through a variety of assignments that highlight color, surface, space, volume composition. Students explore a range of subject matter including still lifes and landscapes, and conclude the course painting the figure from a live model. Illustrated lectures, a museum visit and frequent discussions of student projects complement studio work and help students master various techniques of paint application. Techniques include underpainting, oil sketching, small outdoor studies, and direct painting with varied textural applications of paint. Great emphasis is placed on artistic process and technical skill building.
Students exhibit their work at Open Studios held 4–6 pm on the final day of class.
June 22–July 28, 2020
Mondays + Tuesdays
9 am–4 pm
Tuition for RISD Alumni and Students $2,380