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Writing: Memories in the Windy City

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The Loop, Downtown/Loop
112 S Michigan Ave
Btwn E Monroe & E Adams Streets
Chicago, Illinois 60603
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Building and room: MacLean 816
Course number 1332
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12

What you'll learn in this writing class:

The painter Wayne Thiebaud said, 'Think of words like colors.' This class begins with writing, in all its forms, as an attempt at painting with words. We?ll find our bearings in the murky terrain between story, memory, and landscape. How do we see our city? How does memory pepper our perception of the urban environment? This class investigates the ethics of storytelling, and the deceit of memory, with Chicago as a backdrop, for a world without rules. 

Exercises will include drawing, collage, tasting chocolate, and listening to music to inspire written exercises that explore fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and hybrid practices. We?ll read stories questioning memory from the likes of Aimee Bender and Margaret Atwood, and we'll listen to local voices, from Louder Than a Bomb to Stuart Dybek. 

No prior writing experience or artistic skills required. Primarily, students will be asked to listen. What is your city telling you? What does Chicago dream about when no one is looking?

A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers nationally accredited degree programs as well as Continuing Studies programs for adults and children, ages 4-18. Considered one of the most influential art and design schools in the world, SAIC has continuing studies programs available to all skill levels. Students develop their creative and critical abilities while working with renowned faculty, utilizing state-of-the-art resources, and visiting the breath-taking galleries at the Art Institute of Chicago

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FOR ADULTS:
  • 100 percent tuition refund prior to the second class.
  • No refunds will be issued after the second class.
FOR KIDS:
  • 100 percent tuition refund prior to Friday, May 13.
  • 100 percent tuition refund less $100 cancellation fee after May 13 and prior to the second class.
  • No refunds will be issued after the second class has met.
Any requests for exceptions to the cancellation policy as stated above must be submitted in writing and accompanied by the school's refund exception form which will be sent to you by CourseHorse after we receive your request.

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