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Explorations in Acrylic Paint

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 280 S Columbus Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60603

This course will introduce students to acrylic painting through the exploration of traditional and contemporary approaches to the medium. Through demonstrations, individual dialogue, class discussions, and critiques, students will learn how to work with the acrylic paints.  Artists including Mark Bradford, Helen Frankenthaler, and Mark Rothko...

Monday Jul 29th, 9am - 4pm

  (5 sessions)
$685

5 sessions

Artist Materials/Techniques (Early College Program)

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 37 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

There are so many options available to artists today, blending traditional and digital processes, public and private works, and individual and collaborative practices. This course is designed for students who want to explore some of these contemporary artist materials and techniques. Students are exposed to what is happening right now in the art world...

Monday Jul 8th, 9am - 12pm

  (10 sessions)
$465

10 sessions

Creative Writing (Early College Program)

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 116 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

In this course students improve their writing skills and push their creative limits through journaling, free writing, writing through music, digging through memories and dreams, and other methods of responding to the world in written form.  Students learn how to edit and revise a work, as well as respond critically to the writing of others; learn...

Monday Jul 8th, 9am - 12pm

  (10 sessions)
$465

10 sessions

Toy Design and 3D Modeling Camp: Ages 10-13

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 280 S Columbus Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60603

This exciting camp offers students the opportunity to draw, sculpt, digitally model, and prototype their own action figure. Campers first develop a character by creating a series of traditional illustrations and models before drawing the toy version of the character at scale using drafting conventions and equipment. Using 3D modeling software, students...

Monday Jul 8th, 9am - 5pm

  (10 sessions)
$930

10 sessions

Fashion Camp: Ages 10-13

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 36 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

This camp introduces young designers to fashion with an emphasis on discovering their own style while learning the technical skills that allow them to take their designs from concept to reality. Activities guide students through the process of developing original ideas, finding inspiration for fashion in the world around them, and responding to the...

Monday Jul 8th, 9am - 5pm

  (10 sessions)
$930

10 sessions

Intermediate Digital Photography

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 280 S Columbus Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Building on basic digital photography skills, students focus on the development of their images using digital media. Students gain a foundation in the tools and methods needed for application in contemporary photographic practice.  Topics include various methods of image manipulation and output options. Critiques and presentations supplement...

Monday Jul 8th, 6pm - 9pm

  (10 sessions)
$585

10 sessions

Comics and Graphic Novels Camp: Ages 10-13

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 37 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

In this camp, students take their illustrations to the next level by creating their own unique comics and graphic novels. Emphasis is placed on storytelling, introducing students to character development, plot structure, scripting, and storyboarding. Skills in penciling, inking, coloring, space, and perspective are introduced through the use of a wide...

Monday Jul 22nd, 9am - 5pm

  (10 sessions)
$930

10 sessions

Water-Based Painting (Early College Program)

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 280 S Columbus Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60603

In this course students are introduced to traditional and non-traditional materials and methods used in water-based painting. Projects include painting from observation and the imagination, using current artist practices and historical examples.  Working from a variety of subjects, students may use ink, acrylic, watercolor, and mixed media within...

Monday Jul 8th, 1pm - 4pm

  (10 sessions)
$465

10 sessions

Fashion Illustration (Early College Program)

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 36 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

This course is for students who are passionate about clothing design and are interested in illustrating a fashion collection of their own. Students develop drawing skills and fashion illustration techniques with an emphasis on individual style and expression, inspired by live, clothed models and garments from SAIC's Fashion Resource Center.  ...

Monday Jul 22nd, 9am - 12pm

  (10 sessions)
$465

10 sessions

Drawing and Painting Camp: Ages 10-13

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 37 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

This camp offers students the opportunity to focus on their drawing and painting skills in a highly creative and challenging environment. Through individual and collaborative projects, students are introduced to both traditional and experimental materials and methods and explore a variety of drawing techniques and approaches to build their technical,...

Monday Jul 22nd, 9am - 5pm

  (10 sessions)
$930

10 sessions

Sculpture Camp: Ages 10-13

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 37 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Take your artwork off the wall and into three dimensions! This camp is for students interested in creating three-dimensional artworks using both traditional and contemporary processes, from the hand built to using recycled materials and beyond. Sculptural methods are introduced through techniques such as sketching, clay sculpting, carving, mold making,...

Monday Jul 22nd, 9am - 5pm

  (10 sessions)
$930

10 sessions

Multi-Arts Camp (AM): Ages 8-9

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 280 S Columbus Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60603

This camp provides a stimulating environment for students to explore their artistic potential and increase skill development by working with a variety of materials, using the Art Institute of Chicago, surrounding architecture and public art, and current events as inspiration. Students gain skills in a wide variety of media, which may include drawing,...

Monday Jul 22nd, 9am - 12:30pm

  (10 sessions)
$465

10 sessions

Multi-Arts Camp (PM): Ages 8-9

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 280 S Columbus Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60603

This camp provides a stimulating environment for students to explore their artistic potential and increase skill development by working with a variety of materials, using the Art Institute of Chicago, surrounding architecture and public art, and current events as inspiration. Students gain skills in a wide variety of media, which may include drawing,...

Monday Jul 22nd, 1:30pm - 5pm

  (10 sessions)
$465

10 sessions

Multi-Arts Camp (PM): Ages 6-7

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 280 S Columbus Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60603

This camp provides a stimulating environment for young artists to grow as creative, unique individuals and to learn how to creatively problem solve. In addition to daily studio art projects, students visit the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago to experience art firsthand. Individual sketchbooks compliment these visits to capture creative...

Monday Jul 22nd, 1:30pm - 5pm

  (10 sessions)
$465

10 sessions

Islamic Art: The Mastery of Geometry

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 37 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

From the 7th century origins of Islam to the present, geometry has played a dominant role in Islamic art and design, unifying a vast and diverse region over many dynamic centuries. Plane geometry—circles, triangles, quadrilaterals and polygons, and their segments—underpin the non-figural decoration of both objects and structures in Islamic art....

Monday Jul 29th, 9am - 4pm

  (5 sessions)
$685

5 sessions

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