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Experimental Drawing: Materials

This course is designed for students with previous drawing experience who want to explore a wide range of materials and processes to expand their work in new directions, and improve the work in their portfolios. While building on technical abilities, students also investigate the creative process and ways to use drawing as a language and a tool for organizing thoughts and ideas. Students experiment with media (black/white, color, wet/dry, found materials), scale, arrangement, and presentation/installation and consider aesthetic design decisions, material selections, and cultural concerns during the creative process. Field trips to the Art Institute of Chicago, artist presentations, and discussions focusing on the work of significant historic and contemporary artists such as Sol LeWitt, Julie Mehretu, Wangechi Mutu, William Kentridge, and others supplement the studio experience. Previous drawing experience required.

2.0 College Credits
Full Tuition Cost: $3,332  
This cost does not reflect any potential Merit Scholarship or need-based financial aid the student may be awarded. Housing is an additional cost. 

This course has been rescheduled from June 15-26 to new dates of July 27-August 7.

Deposit: $100.00

In the event that your preferred class is full, please choose two alternative course choice options.

If all of your course choice options are full we will contact you.
Note: only one course can be taken per session. If you want to take more than one course, you may enroll in multiple sessions.
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Class meeting time 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM * 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Class meeting days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Building and room Columbus 305
Course number 1004