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S2 Experimental Drawing

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, materials 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.

*NOTE*: Previous drawing experience required. No class July 4th, arts-based programs will be provided.

2.0 College Credits
Full Tuition Cost: $3,570
This cost does not reflect any potential Merit Scholarship or need-based financial aid the student may be awarded. Housing is an additional cost of $1,000; the meal plan is an additional cost of $200.

Registration Deadline is 1 p.m. on Friday, June 21st.

There are two registration options for this course. Call us at 312.629.6170 or email if you have any questions! We're happy to help.

Option 1: Pay in full now.
Select this option if you do not wish to apply for aid or scholarships and are ready to pay in full now for tuition, and housing fees (if requested). You will be prompted to answer follow-up questions on the next few screens and pay the full cost of tuition, and housing (if requested), at checkout. The full cost of the program tuition includes a $100 non-refundable tuition deposit.

Option 2: Apply for aid/scholarships and pay a $100 non-refundable tuition deposit.
Select this option if you would like to apply for a merit scholarship and/or need-based financial aid. You will be prompted to answer follow-up questions on the next few screens and pay the $100 non-refundable tuition deposit at checkout. Once you have been notified of your potential award amounts, you will be required to pay your remaining balance online by our payment deadline.

Registration for this course is closed.

Registration for this course is closed.

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Class meeting time 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (T/TH 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Class meeting days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Building and room Sharp Building, 310
Course number 1029
Course instructor Stevie Hanley

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