Early College Program Summer Institute Mumbai

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The School of the Art Institute of Chicago is pleased to bring our esteemed Early College Program Summer Institute to the world class city of Mumbai. Taught by our SAIC school faculty, and held in the incredible art classrooms and studios of Dhirubhai Ambani International School, this summer two-week intensive program is designed to educate, engage, and inspire secondary school students


who are passionate about art and design in the 21st century.


The Critique

At SAIC, you will be empowered to bring your ideas to life, whatever form they may take. You will have the freedom to work in multiple media: you can incorporate text into paintings, combine performance and sculpture, or cross boundaries from sound to architecture.

Because contemporary makers and scholars need to experiment, be bold and take risks, work done in the Early College Program is evaluated by critique, rather than traditional grading models. During the critique, you will discuss your ideas and processes, and engage in a dialogue with your instructors and peers.

The possibilities are truly limitless, and you will leave our Mumbai program a more confident maker with innovative, portfolio-quality work. 2

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The Early College Program Summer Institute (ECPSI) Advantage •E arn college credits that may be transferred to whatever college you choose to attend. • Successful completion of the program waives the portfolio requirement for admission to SAIC’s undergraduate program. • A large number of ECPSI students receive top merit scholarships to our undergraduate degree program. • Students create portfolio-ready work to enhance their admissions portfolios.

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Monday, June 15 - Friday, June 26, 2020

$2,300 USD-two college credits Included $930 USD-non-credit tuition (current 9th graders only)

9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Students may bring their own packed lunch with them to school, or food will be available for purchase.

COLLEGE CREDITS Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive college credits that may be transferable to other accredited institutions. Students must be at least 15 years old and not older than 18 years of age, and have completed grade 10 of their secondary school to enroll for credit.

CLOSING EXHIBITION: SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2020 AT 10:30 A.M. PROJECT 88 Ground Floor, B.M.P. Building, Narayan A Sawant Rd, Azad Nagar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400005, India

WANT TO LEARN MORE? Please visit our website, saic.edu/earlycollegemumbai or call our office at 001-312-629-6170.

At the end of the two week session, students will have the opportunity to have their work exhibited at Project 88, a distinguished gallery in Mumbai’s art district. Project 88 inhabits 4000 square feet of what was formerly a century old metal printing press in Colaba, Mumbai, with a roster of some of the most thoughtful and exciting artists working in the Indian subcontinent today. Students and their parents, along with distinguished alumni of SAIC, will be present for opening night.


FREEDOM TO EXPLORE DIFFERENT MEDIA One of the key things that distinguishes SAIC from other art and design schools is our belief that meaning and making are inseparable. That means you begin with an idea and choose the media that best helps you realize your vision. We teach you to think and work the way contemporary artists and designers do. • In a painting class, but want to experiment with installation? • Want to combine animation and text? • Passionate about architecture and want to do that exclusively? At SAIC, anything is possible!

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PORTFOLIO PREPARATION — A HEAD START You will receive portfolio feedback from your instructors: one-on-one advice about constructing a portfolio that best represents you. They look at thousands of portfolios and can provide you with expert advice! Students entering their senior year who successfully complete the program also receive the following: • Portfolio requirement for SAIC undergraduate admission waived • Fee waiver for SAIC’s application via the Common Application • Priority consideration for merit scholarship

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RIGOROUS CLASSROOM EXPERIENCE Like our undergraduate degree programs, you will be working in the studio all day — allowing you to really experience what it is like to be a practicing artist or designer. Classes meet from 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. And of course, there is time for lunch and breaks!


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FACULTY SAIC is known for its faculty, and two of our esteemed faculty will be teaching in the Mumbai Early College Program. They are:

SHAURYA KUMAR: Associate Professor in Printmedia, Shaurya Kumar, is a native of Delhi where he studied painting and printmaking at the College of Art. His work has been exhibited around the world, including recent solo exhibition in India, Taiwan and Argentina. He is represented by Lakeeren gallery in Mumbai/NYC and Gallery Threshold, New Delhi and has installed one-person exhibitions at venues including: Dr. Bhau Daji Lad museum, Mumbai; Projecto Ace, Argentina; TamTam Gallery, Taiwan; NIU Art Museum, IL; SCA Contemporary, NM among others. He was included in a major exhibition at Gallery Odyssey in Mumbai alongside artists like Atul and Anju Dodiya, RAQs Media Collective, Shilpa Gupta and Jitish Kallat and most recently at the Sundaram Tagore Gallery in NYC. His new series of drawings and ceramic were recently installed at the India Art Fair. As a researcher, he has been involved in numerous prestigious projects, such as “The Paintings of India” (a series of 26 documentary films on the painting tradition of India); “Handmade in India” (an encyclopedia on the handicraft traditions of India); and digital restorations of 6th century Buddhist mural paintings from the caves of Ajanta.

CLAIRE ASHLEY: Claire Ashley’s work investigates inflatables as painting, sculpture, installation and performance costume. These works have been exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries, museums, and site-specific installations, performances, festivals, and collaborations. Claire received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her BFA from Gray’s School of Art (Aberdeen, Scotland). Originally from Edinburgh, Scotland, Ashley is now Chicago based, and she teaches in the Department of Contemporary Practices, and the Department of Painting and Drawing at SAIC. Her work has been featured online in VICE, Hyperallergic, and Artforum, and in magazines such as Sculpture Magazine, Art Papers, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Time Out Chicago, Yorkshire Post, and Condé Nast Traveller (European).

TEACHING ASSISTANTS •A l-Qawi Tazal Nanavati, an SAIC alum from 2017, lives in Mumbai, and attended Jamnabai Narsee School. • Viraj Mithani, an SAIC alum from 2015, also lives in Mumbai, and attended St. Gregorios.

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EXPERIMENTAL DRAWING & PAINTING Create compelling, portfolioquality artworks using the nontraditional drawing and painting techniques you will be learning in this exciting course. You will be building technical skills by exploring a variety of wet and dry media. Through processes that include drawing on multiple different kinds of surfaces—from paper to plastic and wood to fabric—and include collage, monotype and photo manipulation, you will be investigating concepts of scale, arrangement, presentation, and the ideas of deconstruction and reconstruction. We will also be engaging in discussions about the work of significant historical and contemporary artists and art movements who have pushed the boundaries of their media.

ADVANCED PROJECTS: SURFACE & SPACE Explore a range of creative strategies used by contemporary artists in this interdisciplinary course. Develop your own ideas while creating strong, portfolio-quality work exploring new materials and methods to expand your skills in areas such as drawing, painting, sculpture, and installation. Create individual projects based on your interests, learn to articulate your ideas verbally and in writing, and develop strategies to produce work that fully represents you as an artist. Presentations and critiques will supplement your studio coursework. This course is intended for students with previous experience and a strong interest in the visual arts who want to add new work to their portfolio. Students are encouraged to bring their own digital camera, tablet, and/or laptop for homework.

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All works created in ECPSI courses, 2019


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REGISTRATION INFORMATION Students may register online at saic.edu/earlycollegemumbai Spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and early registration is encouraged due to limited class capacities.

Tuition 2-week sessions: $2,300 USD—two college credits $930 USD—non-credit tuition (current 9th graders only)


Cancellations and Changes SAIC Continuing Studies reserves the right to cancel or alter the fees, schedule, or staffing of courses when circumstances warrant. If a cancellation or change is necessary, students will be notified prior to the first class, and students enrolled in cancelled courses will have the option of taking another class or receiving a full refund.

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Refund Policy All requests to drop a class must be submitted in writing to ecp@saic.edu and include the student’s name, ID number, and course information. 100 percent of tuition is refundable if courses are dropped by Wednesday, April 1, 2020. No refund will be given for classes dropped after this date. Refunds can take up to four to six weeks to process.

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago is one of the most historically significant accredited independent schools of art and design. Our accolades are many, including recognition by Columbia University’s National Arts Journalism survey as “the most influential art college in the United States,” our consistent ranking among the top four graduate fine arts programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, and our ranking as one of the top ten art schools in the world by QS World University Rankings.


DHIRUBHAI AMBANI INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Ranked the Number #1 international school in India for six consecutive years (2013-2019) — Education World India School Rankings Bandra-Kurla Complex, Bandra (East) Mumbai – 400098

Website: www.da-is.org

CONTACT SAIC Continuing Studies at SAIC 36 S. Wabash Ave., suite 1201, Chicago, IL 60603 PHONE: 312.629.6170 | FAX: 312.629.6171 | EMAIL: ecp@saic.edu OFFICE HOURS: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. saic.edu/earlycollegemumbai | +1 312.629.6170




Cover Art: Viha Shah

Register online at 36 South Wabash Avenue, suite 1201 Chicago, IL 60603

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