Painting and Drawing Intensive

During this week-long intensive, students will be fully immersed in their creative work while discovering the joy and excitement of engaging with their materials, ideas, peers, and instructor in new and inspiring ways. Students will focus on the intimate relationship between drawing and painting, and experiment with a wide range of multi-disciplinary approaches that will help build a bridge between the two. Working with wet and dry media, students will develop technical and conceptual skills to expand their personal visual language and broaden their relationship with their work. Students will experiment with traditional and non-traditional drawing and painting materials to deepen their connection to contemporary studio practices. Discussions, critiques, museum visits, field trips, and faculty presentations will be included. This intensive is not for beginners; it is designed for students with an active practice that want to advance from an intermediate level. 

This one-week intensive meets Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with opportunities to work evenings in supervised studios. Course tuition is $685 with optional campus housing available for an additional $430 a week. To register for housing please email us at or call 312.629.6170.

Registration for this course is closed.

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Painting workshop
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Class meeting time 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Class meeting days MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Building and room Columbus 315
Course number 1191
Course instructor Michael Barlow