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Classes and Workshops


Delve deeper into the museum’s collection and gain new insights and creative-thinking skills through our classes and workshops.
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Art History Mini-Courses
Take part in lively in-gallery discussions and short lectures about art during multi-session classes led by a museum educator. These courses offer insightful context for themes found in the collection and special exhibitions.

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

Classes and Workshops
Whether you’re a beginner or seeking to develop your skills, multi-session classes and one-day workshops offer the chance to cultivate your curiosity, look into history, and learn the techniques of artists in the collection. See all upcoming classes and workshops.

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

For additional information about classes or workshops hosted at the museum, please call (312) 443-3680.

Road Scholar
Join other adults learners for these highly popular weeklong educational adventures of the Art Institute’s collection, exhibitions, and museum practices. Stay at the historic Palmer House, just steps from the museum, and explore Millennium Park, the lakefront, and Chicago’s vibrant nightlife. Whether you’re an out-of-town visitor or a Chicagoland resident, Road Scholar programs at the Art Institute offer you the perfect way to discover new aspects of art with others.

For additional information about classes or workshops hosted at the museum, please call (312) 443-3680 or email


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