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.

Course #1585

Schedule A
June 24–July 30, 2019
Mondays + Tuesdays
9 am–4 pm

Tuition $2,975
Tuition for RISD Alumni and Students $2,380

3 Credits