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Comics and Graphic Novels (Early College Program)

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop

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The Loop, Downtown/Loop
280 S Columbus Dr
Btwn E Monroe St & E Jackson Dr
Chicago, Illinois 60603
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Building and room: Columbus 306
Course number 2439
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Class Level: Intermediate
Age Requirements: 14 - 18 years old
Average Class Size: 12

What you'll learn in this comic book drawing class:

This course investigates visual storytelling and traditional and digital drawing strategies through the contemporary art forms of comics and graphic novels. Students are introduced to a variety of illustrative approaches, such as writing, storyboarding, penciling, and inking/coloring, as well as multiple methods of presentation in print and online. 

Building on this foundation, students learn research methods to develop ideas and produce projects that examine narrative structures, material choices, and the integration of text and image.

Traditional as well as digital drawing methods are explored to reflect contemporary artistic practices, and may include pencil, pen, ink, Wacom tablets, Adobe Photoshop, and/or Adobe Illustrator. Regular critiques, field trips to the Art Institute of Chicago, and exposure to contemporary artists, illustrators, and designers supplement the studio experience. 

Previous drawing experience required.

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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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