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Stop Making Sense: Building Creative Confidence

April 20, 2018
Throughout the galleries
Registration required, $1,650 per person

This program has been postponed to Fall 2018. We apologize for the inconvience.

Cultivate your creativity in an immersive, hands-on weekend workshop offered by two leading cultural institutions: the Art Institute of Chicago and School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The design of the workshop is built upon participation, placing a premium on participants’ willingness to roll up their sleeves, apply their analytical skills to new situations, formulate innovative approaches, and share intellectual capital. Participants will be encouraged to view their collective experience from different industries and professional sectors as the building blocks for new skills and insights as they participate in activities designed to build trust, shift perceptions, and inspire breakthrough ideas.

  • Hone observation skills that promote an efficient, discerning, imaginative approach to problem-solving
  • Refine communication strategies by practing empathic listening
  • Learn curatorial approaches for establishing priorities and building compelling narratives
  • Practice constructive criticism in a supportive environment
  • Approach critical questions collaboratively, examining multiple strategic perspectives
  • Who Should Attend: Emerging leaders in private and public sectors seeking to meet like-minded peers and renowned faculty, curators, and educators.

Think creatively. Bend the rules. Stop making sense.

Program fee of $1,650 includes Friday dinner, Saturday lunch and dinner, and Sunday brunch; accommodations are not included.

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To request an accessibility accommodation for an Art Institute program, please call (312) 443-3680 or send an e-mail to as far in advance as possible. 

Please see the museum’s Accessibility page for more information.