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Art and Street Culture (Ages 15-18) S1

What are the differences and similarities between fine art, graffiti art, and street art? Many contemporary artists have discovered that viewers engage with their work differently at street level than on the walls of a gallery. Through daily experiments, presentations, workshops, field trips, and discussions, students focus on producing publicly engaged visual statements, aimed at new ways of thinking. Working in SAIC's studios and public spaces, students have the opportunity to create their own individual portfolio-quality works in addition to a collaborative mural or public project. Students investigate a variety of methods, including spray-painting, stencil and lettering, wheat pasting, and graphic drawing. The course also addresses effective techniques in disseminating works in the virtual public space through social media such as Flickr, Twitter, and/or Facebook. Discussions about the work of contemporary artists such as Barry McGee, Swoon, Banksy, Shepard Fairey, and Lady Pink inspire projects. While primarily a painting and drawing course, students may choose to work in a variety of media and forms, following their personal interests and research. *NOTE* Some basic drawing experience is preferred, but not required. SAIC provides basic equipment for this course, but students are encouraged to bring their own digital camera, tablet, and/or laptop for homework and after-studio hours projects.

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 $1,015.

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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 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.

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Apply for merit scholarship/need-based financial aid and pay a $100 non-refundable tuition deposit.
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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 SP 1215
Course number 1050
Course instructor Lavie Raven