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Classes and Workshops

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

Adult Continuing Education 

Mini-Course: American Art at the Art Institute
Six Saturdays, June 9-July 14
11:00-12:30
Ryan Learning Center 
$153.65 SAIC Alumni, $184.45 AIC Members, $204.75 Nonmembers

Partake in lively in-gallery discussions and short lectures about art made for and in the United States from the colonial period to the 20th century. Gain insightful context for special exhibitions highlighting the work of Ivan Albright, John Singer Sargent, and Charles White.  

This program is offered as a noncredit course within the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Adult Continuing Education program.

Register online or download the Adult Continuing Education Non-Credit Registration Form and do one of the following:

  • Email it to cs@saic.edu
  • Fax it to (312) 629-6171 
  • Drop it off at 36 South Wabash Avenue, Suite 1201, Chicago, IL 60603

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.

Workshop: Abstract Expressionist Printmaking
Saturday, June 2 
1:00-4:00
Ryan Learning Center, Studio C
$45 members, $55 nonmembers
Please note that this workshop is a repeat of the workshop hosted on May 5, 2018.
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Sketch Class: Learning from the Masters
Six Saturdays, July 7 - August 18 (no class July 21)
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 Friday, May 25 at noon. 
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Sketch Class: Considering Composition
Six Thursdays, July 12 - August 16
5:30-7:30
Ryan Learning Center, Studio A 
$165 members, $190 nonmembers
As the focus of this class is less on building drawing skills and more about composing powerful pictures, some drawing experience is recommended although not required.
Registration opens on Friday, May 25 at noon. 
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Beginners Sketching Workshop
Saturday, August 25
1:00-4:00
Ryan Learning Center, Studio A
$45 members, $55 nonmembers
Registration opens on Friday, June 1 at noon.
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For additional information about Sketch Classes or Workshops, please call (312) 443-3680.