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Classes and Workshops

Delve deeper into the museum’s collection and gain new insights through our classes and workshops.

Mini Course: Asian Art at the Art Institute

Six Saturdays, February 17-March 24
11:00-12:30
Ryan Learning Center 
$153.65 SAIC Alumni, $184.45 AIC Members, $204.75 Nonmembers
Registration opens on December 11 

Get to know the collection of Asian Art at the Art Institute through lively in-gallery discussions and short lectures led by Annie Morse. This six-week course takes a thematic approach, exploring the arts of the court, religion and ritual, and architecture and domestic life, offering unique insights into the special exhibition, Mirroring China’s Past: Emperors, Scholars, and their Bronzes, on view this spring.
 
This program is offered as a noncredit course within the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Adult Continuing Education program. 

Sketch Classes and Workshops

Multi-session classes and one-day workshops offer the chance to draw in the museum’s galleries under the guidance of experienced instructors.

All materials are provided. Classes are recommended for ages 16 and up. All levels of experience are welcome. 

Beginners Sketching Workshop
Saturday, December 9
1:00-4:00
Ryan Learning Center, Studio C
$45 members, $55 nonmembers
This program is currently at capacity. To be added onto the waiting list, please email museum-programs@artic.edu
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The Value of Light and Dark
Six Saturdays, January 20-February 24
10:45-12:45
Ryan Learning Center, Studio A
$165 members, $190 nonmembers
Although all levels are welcome, participants will find it helpful to have some experience with drawing.
Registration is now open 
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Portraiture, Interpreted
Six Thursdays, January 25-March 1
5:30-7:30
Ryan Learning Center, Studio A 
$165 members, $190 nonmembers
Registration is now open 
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Beginners Sketching Workshop
Saturday, March 10 
1:00-4:00
Ryan Learning Center, Studio B
$45 members, $55 members
Registration opens on February 1 
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Sketch Class: The Sketchbook as Tool
Six Thursdays, March 15-April 26 (no class March 29)
5:30-7:30
Ryan Learning Center, Studio A
$165 nonmembers, $190 members
Registration opens on February 1
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Sketch Class: From Romantic to Modern
Six Saturdays, March 17-April 28 (no class March 31)
10:45-12:45
Ryan Learning Center, Studio A
$165 members, $190 nonmembers
Although all levels are welcome, participants will find it helpful to have some experience with drawing.
Registration opens on February 1

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Beginners Sketching Workshop (Level 2)
Saturday, April 7 1:00-4:00
Ryan Learning Center, Studio B 
$45 members, $55 nonmembers
Registration opens on February 1 
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For additional information about Sketch Classes or Workshops, please call (312) 443-3680.