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Introduction to Digital Photography

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

This course focuses on the foundations of photography and the various ways to use a digital camera. Students examine how to choose and shoot subjects that are both personally meaningful in content and contemporary in context. Instruction includes capturing and printing images in both black and white and color, and investigating digital photo editing. ...

Wednesday Oct 2nd, 6pm - 9pm

  (10 sessions)
$585

10 sessions

Introduction to Typography

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

This introduction to typography is recommended for those pursuing a career in art and design fields, and those interested in the history and development of analog and digital type. The course functions as a working lab with multiple projects guaranteed to build confidence and knowledge in typographic usage.  Students learn about typographic...

Saturday Oct 5th, 9am - 12pm

  (10 sessions)
$585

10 sessions

Painting Studio (Middle School Program)

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

In this course, students explore a variety of traditional painting techniques and contemporary approaches to cultivate their imaginative capacities as young artists. Projects include painting from observation and the imagination, using current artist practices and art historical examples. In addition, sculptural projects that stretch the boundaries...

Saturday Sep 28th, 9am - 12pm

  (10 sessions)
$465

10 sessions

Drawing Studio (Middle School Program)

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

This course offers an introduction to drawing as an exciting means of expression through writing, discussion, sketchbooks, and individual and group projects. Students explore a variety of drawing techniques and approaches to build their technical, spatial, and creative abilities, including essential elements of 2D design and art.  Working with...

Saturday Sep 28th, 9am - 12pm

  (10 sessions)
$465

10 sessions

Portfolio Prep (Early College Program)

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

In this 5-week course specifically designed for high school juniors and seniors, students work to prepare their portfolio for college applications. Emphasis is placed on editing, sequencing, and adjusting an existing body of work to fully represent the artist. In addition, students learn how to properly document their artwork, create high-quality...

Saturday Sep 28th, 1pm - 4pm

  (5 sessions)
$232.50

5 sessions

Comics/Graph Novels (Middle School Program)

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

This course guides students through the process of bringing illustrations to the next level by creating unique comics and graphic novels. Emphasis is placed on storytelling, introducing students to character development, plot structure, scripting, and storyboarding.  Skills in pencilling, inking, coloring, space, and perspective are introduced...

Saturday Sep 28th, 1pm - 4pm

  (10 sessions)
$465

10 sessions

Drawing Studio (Early College Program)

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

This course focuses on drawing as an exciting tool for organizing thoughts, feelings, and images. Students develop and strengthen fundamental skills, as well as investigate a range of traditional and contemporary drawing materials and concepts, exploring essential elements of 2D design and contemporary art.  Through the study of line, perspective,...

Saturday Sep 28th, 1pm - 4pm

  (10 sessions)
$465

10 sessions

Fashion Design (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 interested in exploring contemporary fashion design methods and materials rather than constructing specific garments. Students develop skills in illustrating the fashion figure, styling, draping, and fabric selection; are introduced to the history of fashion design and new research and documentation methods; and are exposed...

Sunday Sep 29th, 10am - 1pm

  (10 sessions)
$465

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...

Sunday Sep 29th, 10am - 1pm

  (10 sessions)
$465

10 sessions

Advanced Projects (Early College Program)

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

This advanced level course focuses on several portfolio-building strategies while students work in the media of their choice (drawing, painting, sculpture, design, video, performance, photography, installation, etc.) with an emphasis on interdisciplinary practice.  The class begins by exploring several theme-based assignments, then each student...

Sunday Sep 29th, 10am - 1pm

  (10 sessions)
$465

10 sessions

Fashion Studio (Middle School Program)

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

This course 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...

Sunday Sep 29th, 2pm - 5pm

  (10 sessions)
$465

10 sessions

Fashion Construction (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 want to learn how to design, construct, and sew their own garments, including pattern making. Students begin by developing original pattern blocks explore pattern drafting and draping, then document their three dimensional exploration with photography and/or drawing. Through visits to the Fashion Resource Center at...

Sunday Sep 29th, 2pm - 5pm

  (10 sessions)
$465

10 sessions

Comics and Graphic Novels (Early College Program)

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

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. ...

Sunday Sep 29th, 2pm - 5pm

  (10 sessions)
$465

10 sessions

Figure Drawing (Early College Program)

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

Working from the nude model, students learn how to draw the human form from direct observation. Class exercises include fast movement and long duration poses as well as content from other visual sources including photographs and the imagination. The essential elements of life drawing, including anatomy, proportion, volume, composition, gesture, and...

Sunday Sep 29th, 2pm - 5pm

  (10 sessions)
$465

10 sessions

Digital Photography I (Early College Program)

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

This class is for students with a general curiosity in photography and its potential as a creative medium. To properly understand concepts of metering light and making good exposures, this course focuses on the technical aspects of completely manual digital camera functions. Students also learn the process of digital workflow and output, creating high...

Sunday Sep 29th, 2pm - 5pm

  (10 sessions)
$465

10 sessions

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