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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...

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$585

10 sessions

Digital Drawing: Objects and Space

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 112 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Digital drawing capabilities are necessary for careers in architecture, designed objects, and interior design. This course will provide an overview of the basic principles and methods for computer-based modeling in Rhinoceros 3D, Autodesk Revit, and SketchUp. Students will develop an understanding software interfaces as they learn to translate 2D...

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$585

10 sessions

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...

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$685

5 sessions

Mini Course: Art in Chicago 1960s to Today

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Join educator Annie Morse for this gallery-based seminar to explore the people and places that have made Chicago a thriving and dynamic creative center from the 'Hairy Who' to today. This program is offered as a noncredit course within the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Adult Continuing Education program.

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$204.75

6 sessions

Introduction to Illustration

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

This course is designed to introduce students to the illustration process, from ideation and freehand sketching to the final piece. Students are encouraged to experiment with a variety of materials and styles, from traditional to digital and their hybrid. Classes are supplemented with a series of presentations on contemporary illustrators and a discussion...

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$585

10 sessions

Drawing from Imagination

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

In this course, students will explore their own interests and impulses through drawing as they probe the role of the imagination in making. Extensive studio work and critique will be accompanied by field trips and readings from Andre Breton, Jean Dubuffet, Sigmund Freud, and Steven Millhauser. Students will progress by engaging with materials,...

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$585

10 sessions

Color Theory

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

In this course, students learn about the variety of ways that color is considered and used as a design element in fashion, graphic, and interior design. Working with current color theory principles and models, students develop color plans and concepts in relationship to individual and group projects. This research is compiled in sketchbook/notebook...

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$585

10 sessions

Figure Drawing for Illustration

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

This course helps students develop illustration skills with an emphasis on the body, gesture, and proportion. Working from a live clothed model, students are taught how to express the mood and texture of a wide variety of clothing fabrics, and how to communicate fashion design concepts with style and expression. This class is suited for illustration...

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$585

10 sessions

Intro to Interior Design

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This course introduces the skills and insights needed to be a successful interior designer and examines why some designs are more successful than others. More than a style-selection course, you will learn what is required to design and build an interior space, gain a general knowledge of how interior designers work, and examine what it takes to move...

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$585

10 sessions

Motion Graphics: Type and Image

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 112 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Explore the principles and elements of motion applied to text and image using Adobe After Effects, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Learn to design with time, becoming familiar with basic principles of character animation and how they apply to motion design. Students are encouraged to realize their own vision, and not just replicate tutorials. This course...

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$585

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...

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$585

10 sessions

Graphic Design Studio: Music Merchandise

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

The Graphic Design Studio series is designed for intermediate and advanced students with a desire to explore concept development and visual communication skills tied to a specific area of interest or theme. Now considered 'high culture' with a loyal fan and collector base, music industry merchandising, packaging, and promotion is increasingly important...

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$585

10 sessions

Painting Studio: Multi-level

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

How do you focus your interests and refine your skills in order to create a body of work? How do the materials and methods you use relate to the ideas in your work? How do you make your work more personally meaningful? This multi-level course is intended for students with previous painting experience who are ready to address these questions through...

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$585

10 sessions

Portrait Drawing

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

Students will focus on the proportional relationships of the human head and face to achieve naturalistic resemblance in their drawings. Instruction in the use of line, shape, light, and shadow will be explored to achieve believable volumetric form. Black and white as well as color materials will be investigated. A model will be present during each...

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$585

10 sessions

Hand Drafting

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

Students are introduced to the materials and methods used by architects and interior designers to create working sketches and detailed architectural drawings by hand. Looking at 3D objects and locations, students will focus on developing representational drawing skills that reflect measurement, proportion, perspective, elevation, and surface. Prerequisite(s):...

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$585

10 sessions

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