Design your own creative pathway this summer as you explore new subjects, learn new skills, or refresh existing ones in our state-of-the-art facilities and studios. Experiment with new modes of creative production and find inspiration at our museum, the Art Institute of Chicago. Courses are offered in ten-week, five-week, and one-week sessions all summer long. Take a look at the featured courses below and view full course offerings online.
Fridays, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (#1353)
June 2- August 11
Explore the ways that color can be used as a transformative design element while learning current color theory principles and models. Develop your own colors plans and approaches that are applied to both individual and collaborative projects as you build skills through hands-on studio work.
Digital Photography 1
Sundays, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (#1362)
June 4-August 13
Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (#1394)
July 10-August 9
Curious about photography—or have a DSLR camera that you never use? In the course, you’ll become well versed in the foundations of photography and digital camera use. Learn how to choose and shoot subjects that have both personal and contemporary meaning as you explore both back and white and color printing methods and digital photo editing. Note: students must provide their own DSRL camera with manual functions; no point-and-shoot cameras.
Frame Loom Weaving (#1457)
Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
July 10-August 9
This course--open to all levels—provides you with the skills and tools needed to experiment with woven forms using a frame loom. Experiment with the techniques of tapesty and plain weave and investigate fiber art design elements such as surface, image, texture, and color effects. This course combines references to historical fiber works in addition to contemporary weaving projects through presentations, discussions, demonstrations, and hands-on work.
Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
SAIC’s week-intensive course options are an immersive and rigorous experience. These courses provide artists with opportunities to advance their practices with access to studio space. Coursework is supplemented by activities such as visiting artist lectures, trips to the Art Institute of Chicago museum, and interdisciplinary critiques.
July 31-August 4
Drawing on Site: Urban Sketching Intensive
New Media Intensive
Product Design Intensive
Protest Art in the Digital Age
Contemporary Fashion Intensive
Digital Fabrication Intensive
Experimental Drawing and Painting Intensive
Evoking Emotions: Moving Image Intensive
Explorations in Acrylic Painting
Painting and Drawing Intensive
· Visit our website to review course offerings
· Download the registration form under “Forms and Downloads” on our website
· Fill out the form and return it via: email to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to 312.629.6171, or drop it off in person or mail it to Continuing Studies, 36 South Wabash Ave., suite 1202, Chicago, IL 60603
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Photos courtesy SAIC.