Early bird discount: Enroll by April 23 to save 10% with code EARLYBIRDCE*

From plein air painting and painting sea and sky in watercolor, to illustrating botanicals and marine species, you’ll find creative pursuits that take advantage of the summer season.

These summer-themed courses are enrolling now:

Painting Sea and Sky in Watercolor
Learn how to “design” a sky using positive and negative space. You’ll use the watercolor medium to its best effect as you explore painting waves, still water, and various cloud types.

Botanical Illustration
Plants and flowers have been an inspiration and source for investigation for artists for hundreds of years. Discover how to create your own botanical illustrations using gouache, an opaque watercolor.

Fundamentals of Plein Air Painting
Explore the fundamentals of landscape painting outdoors, or ‘en plein air’. Topics include setting a value key, simplification and abstraction, developing color relationships to convey a sense of space, and more.

Walking as Creative Practice
Explore ways to bring mindfulness and creativity to your creative practice. Each week will focus on a different physical sense or medium (sight, sound, video, physical sensation, smell, taste).

Marine Species Illustration
Marine creatures come in all sizes, shapes, colors and patterns and have expansive creative illustrative possibilities. This course is an invitation to explore and illustrate algae, invertebrates and vertebrates living in our seas and oceans.

Summer term: June 17–July 28, 2024
Registration deadline: June 12, 11:59 pm ET

Ready to get started?

Online courses are limited to 20 students and fill quickly, so register early for best selection.

*Use coupon code EARLYBIRDCE to save 10% on tuition for RISD Continuing Education winter classes. Discount applies to adult (18+) and teen (13–17) courses. Offer expires 11:59 pm ET on 11/28/2023. Offer can be used for multiple class purchases. Offer does not apply to previous class purchases and cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. Offer subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Instructor artwork and photo (top): Jeremy Durling