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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...

$685

5 sessions

Contemporary Fashion Intensive

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

During this week-long intensive, students will explore contemporary approaches to designing and developing experimental garments. Activities will guide them through the process of developing original ideas, finding inspiration in the world around them, and responding to the work of other artists and designers.  Students will also explore sculptural...

$685

5 sessions

Experimental Drawing and Painting Intensive

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

Designed for students who want to explore and experiment with contemporary and interdisciplinary processes in drawing and painting, while developing a daily artistic practice to sustain creativity. Challenge concepts of traditional drawing and painting and work outside your comfort zone, inspired by contemporary artists who confront and play with conventional...

$685

5 sessions

Digital Fabrication Intensive

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Digital technologies are increasingly relevant in contemporary art and design practice, and using such technologies can significantly enhance efficiency, accuracy, and limitations of otherwise handmade objects. In this course, students will be introduced to and make use of computer programs including Adobe Illustrator, Rhinoceros 3D, MakerBot software,...

$685

5 sessions

Painting and Drawing Intensive

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

During this one-week Painting and Drawing Intensive, students will be fully immersed in their creative work while discovering the joy and excitement of engaging with their materials, ideas, peers, and instructors in new and inspiring ways.  Students will focus on the intimate relationship between drawing and painting and experiment with a wide...

$685

5 sessions

Signs, Posters, and Banners

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Graphic signage take on many forms. Through art, writing, and design, people communicate, promote and disseminate information in eye-catching ways.  This course will give students an introduction to the history of activist art, sign painting, and poster design—and provide them with the basic tools required to create printed posters and zines...

$685

5 sessions

Drawing on Site: Urban Sketching Intensive

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

In this course, students of all levels will engage in the immersive practice of urban sketching, drawing on site in locations around the city. Students will use their preferred drawing materials and work in their own style and voice as they visit a variety of sites, which may include a limited-access rehearsal of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, behind-the-scenes...

$685

5 sessions

Product Design Intensive

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago

In this course, students will learn how to approach a design project, formulate proper research questions, and use analog and digital prototyping to experiment, validate, and communicate their ideas. Visits to the Art Institute of Chicago museum provide inspiration, while access to the School's fabrication studios and digital input and output facilities...

$685

5 sessions

Picture as Sculpture Intensive

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

Heightened by the digital age, painting’s ability to create pictorial illusion has resulted in a peculiar cognitive dissonance, negation, and blindness when tasked with making room for images among other objects. The ensuing crisis of painting after the invention of photography produced a rupture in which the sculptural quality and potentials of...

$685

5 sessions

Introduction to Product Design

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

This class introduces students to the dynamic world of product design. Class lectures present cultural views of design, introduce the field's most prominent players, and explore multiple approaches and directions in contemporary product design. The studio component of this course guides students through the different stages of product development from...

$585

10 sessions

Figure Drawing Studio: Multi-level

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

Intended for students with prior figure drawing experience, this course is ideal for those who want to draw from the nude model in a faculty-guided group environment. The emphasis of the course is on developing expressive, interpretive drawings from life, while continuing to refine one’s skills.  Critiques and discussions including historical...

$585

10 sessions

Design Matters

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

How do we form an opinion about what we see around us? How do we make decisions that are relevant in the design world? In this course, students discuss, analyze, and discover the principles of design through a comprehensive exploration of successful projects envisioned by artists, architects, theorists, and authors. This course examines problem solving...

$585

10 sessions

Sewing Techniques: Fundamentals

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

Joining fabrics to cover the body and create shelter has been a prized skill in the progress of civilization. Students will build on that tradition by learning fundamental seams and finishes used in modern day garment construction. Industry standards of sewing are emphasized and all techniques are taught and practiced on professional, industrial sewing...

$585

10 sessions

Pattern Making & Construction: Above Waist

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

In this course, students create, manipulate, and sew patterns that cover the upper half of the female form. Students learn to draft a basic bodice from their personal measurements or by measuring of a dress form, to create a professional sloper, as well as sleeves and collars. They will also manipulate darts, add fullness, and contour. These principles...

$585

10 sessions

Introduction to Drawing

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

This course emphasizes the development of observational drawing skills and hand-eye coordination. The learning sequence progresses from simple forms and skill levels toward more complex constructions and compositions. Basic drawing elements such as line, proportion, perspective, composition, texture and the study of light and shade are investigated...

$585

10 sessions