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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: Contemporary Art in Chicago, 1960s to the Present
Six Saturdays, October 13–November 17
11:00-12:30
Ryan Learning Center 
$153.65 SAIC alumni, $184.45 members, $204.75 nonmembers

Join educator Annie Morse for this gallery-based seminar to explore the people and places that have made Chicago a thriving and dynamic creative center from the "Hairy Who" to today.

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 e-mail cs@saic.edu for assistance. 


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.

Sketch Class: Chance Encounters 
Six Thursdays, September 13-October 18
5:30-7:30 
Ryan Learning Center, Studio A 
$165 members, $190 nonmembers
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Sketch Class: Spaces and Places 
Six Saturdays, September 15-October 27 (no class on October 20)
10:45-12:45
Ryan Learning Center, Studio A 
$165 members, $190 nonmembers
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Creative Writing Workshop: Word and Image
Two Thursdays, September 27 and October 4
5:30-7:30
Ryan Learning Center, Classroom 4
$45 members, $55 nonmembers
Participants should bring their own journal or favorite blank book. Pencils will be provided by the museum. 
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Beginners Sketching Workshop—SOLD OUT
Saturday, October 27
1:00-4:00
Ryan Learning Center, Studio C
$55 members, $65 nonmembers
This program is currently sold out. To be added onto the waiting list, please email museum-programs@artic.edu
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Sketch Class: Exploring Abstraction 
Six Thursdays, November 1 - December 13 (no class November 22)
5:30-7:30
Ryan Learning Center, Studio A 
$165 members, $190 nonmembers
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Beginners Sketching Workshop
Saturday, November 3
1:00-4:00
Ryan Learning Center, Studio A
$55 members, $65 nonmembers
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Special Topic Workshop: Pop Culture Collages 
Saturday, November 10
1:00-4:00
Ryan Learning Center, Studio A 
$55 members, $65 nonmembers
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Beginners Sketching Workshop (Level 2) 
Saturday, December 8
1:00-4:00
Ryan Learning Center, Studio C
$55 members, $65 nonmembers 
Registration opens on October 19 at noon. 
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For additional information about Sketch Classes or Workshops, please call (312) 443-3680 or e-mail museum-programs@artic.edu.