In this course, designed for students who are newly exploring their painting and drawing practice, students will experience how these subjects are taught in SAIC classrooms. The curriculum addresses basic skills related to painting and drawing through contemporary and traditional methodologies. Topics and curricular goals may include use of materials, mark making and paint application, technique, space and color, as well as concept development. Students will explore various creative strategies through technical exercises, material explorations, and individual projects. Structured classroom critiques will bring painting and drawing concepts into personal student work. Additional resources such as artist presentations, and the Art Institute of Chicago supplement the course curriculum.
*NOTE* No previous experience is required. Students are encouraged to bring their own digital camera, tablet, and/or laptop for homework/research and after-studio hours projects.
*NOTE* Figure Drawing, Figure Painting, Painting, and Drawing courses may use nude models hired by the School. Other classes may use them to a lesser degree.
1.0 College Credits
Full Tuition Cost: $1,785
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 $500; the meal plan is an additional cost of $100.
Registration Deadline is noon on Friday, July 19th.
There are two registration options for this course. Call us at 312.629.6170 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
|Course start date
|Course end date
|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
|Jaclyn Gaye Mednicov