Delve deeper into the museum’s collection and gain new insights through our 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 This Beginners Sketching Workshop is currently at capacity. To be added onto the waiting list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Saturday, October 28 1:00-4:00 Ryan Learning Center, Studio C $45 members, $55 nonmembers Learn More
20th-Century Color Thursdays, November 2-December 14 (no class November 23) 5:30-7:30 Ryan Learning Center $165 members, $190 nonmembers Learn More
Modern Approaches Saturdays, November 4-December 16 (no class November 25) 10:45-12:45 Ryan Learning Center $165 members, $190 nonmembers Although all levels are welcome, participants will find it helpful to have some experience with drawing. Learn More
Beginners Sketching Workshop (Level 2) Saturday, November 11 1:00-4:00 Ryan Learning Center, Studio C $45 members, $55 nonmembers Learn More
For additional information about Sketch Classes or Workshops, please call (312) 443-3680.
Lecture Series Five Saturdays, September 30-October 28 11:00–12:00 Price Auditorium $84.32 members; $93.60 nonmembers; $70.08 SAIC alumni This course takes a deeper look at the ideals, artists, and historical contexts that characterize early 20th-century modernism. Speakers include curators and educators and emphasizes both the collection of the Art Institute and its special exhibitions on view in the fall.
Schedule of Speakers Week 1: September 30 Madhuvanti Ghose, Alsdorf Associate Curator of Indian & Islamic Art Week 2: October 7 Alison Fisher, Harold & Margot Schiff Associate Curator, Architecture and Design Week 3: October 14 John Murphy, Research Associate, American Art Week 4: October 21 Katja Rivera, Research Associate, Modern and Contemporary Art Week 5: October 28 Kathleen Tahk, Rice Postdoctorate Curatorial Fellow, Photography
Gallery-Based Seminar (must be taken in conjunction with Lecture Series) Five Saturdays, September 30-October 28 1:00
Lecture Series and Seminar $168.64 members; $187.20 nonmembers; $140.16 SAIC alumni This seminar offers a small group the chance to connect what you learn in the week’s lecture even further to the Art Institute’s collection and special exhibitions. Each week, seminar participants look closely at artworks in the galleries and have facilitated small group discussions.
To register, download the registration form and send it in via: - email to email@example.com - fax to 312.629.6171 - or in person at 36 S. Wabash Ave, Suite 1201, Chicago IL 60603