June 25, 2024


Art Shines Through

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Launches 50+ Art and Design Summer Courses

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Artists from around the world can join online and in-person courses at one of the most influential art and design schools in the United States.

program. Courses are available in a wide variety of studio and making areas, such as Fashion Design, Painting, and Creative Writing. The school also offers skill-based professional advancement courses in Interior Design, Color Theory, digital design programs including Adobe Photoshop and InDesign, and more.

On-campus and online courses will be offered in multi-week summer sessions and one-week intensives in May, June, July, and August. Optional housing in SAIC Residence Halls is available for one-week intensive courses.

Course offerings include:

  • Drawing on Site: Urban Sketching (On-Campus)
  • The Art of Creative Writing: Short Forms of Fiction and Poetry (Online)
  • Sewing Techniques: Fundamentals (Online)
  • Frame Loom Weaving (On-Campus)
  • Digital Design: Adobe Illustrator (Online and On-Campus)
  • Digital Design: Adobe Photoshop (On-Campus)
  • Islamic Art: The Mastery of Geometry (On-Campus)
  • Painting Studio: Multi-level (On-Campus)
  • Plein Air Painting (On-Campus)
  • Introduction to Digital Photography (On-Campus)
  • Experimental Drawing and Painting: Exploring Contemporary Practice One-Week Intensive (On-Campus)
  • Painting and Drawing One-Week Intensive (On-Campus)
  • Laser Cutting and Engraving One-Week Intensive (On-Campus)

SAIC also offers programs for , , and students, as well as adult designed to accommodate students with diverse interests and backgrounds.

For more information and to register, visit .

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