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Questions? email, or call us at 312.629.6170.

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Registration Begins: Monday, August 12, 2019 Classes Begin: Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29, 2019 Financial Aid Deadline: Friday, September 6, 2019

Middle School Program

MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM 36 South Wabash Avenue, suite 1201 Chicago, IL 60603


Nurturing Creative Potential Prepares Children for Life!

At the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), the nation’s premier art and design school, we understand that self-expression, out-of-the-box thinking, and cultural awareness flourish when kids make art. With us, students learn to explore, imagine, and discover in their own unique ways. We help them on their path to becoming the creators, innovators, and problem-solvers of the future regardless of where their academic interests take them. These amazing resources are available to your child to expand their creative potential: • Regular visits to our museum, the Art Institute of Chicago. • Outstanding faculty and 1:8 adult to child ratio. • Access to SAIC’s state-of-the-art classroom and studio facilities.

CLASSES BEGIN: Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29, 2019

MSP courses are open to students ages 10-13 or grades 6-8.

REGISTRATION BEGINS: Monday, August 12, 2019 FINANCIAL AID DEADLINE: Friday, September 6, 2019 Visit to register online. Tuition: Tuition is $465 per 10-week course. Supplies are provided to the student at no additional cost. Discounted Tuition Rates: Art Institute of Chicago Members: $418 SAIC Alumni: $349 Financial Aid: Limited scholarships and need-based aid is available. Applicants must submit a completed financial aid form, financial documentation, a completed registration form, and $50 tuition deposit.

TEN THINGS THE ARTS TEACH CHILDREN 1.  The arts teach children to make good judgments about qualitative relationships. 2. The arts teach children that problems can have more than one solution. 3.  The arts celebrate multiple perspectives.

Fall 2019 Courses Full course descriptions are available at

Middle School Program Classes begin: Saturday, September 28, and Sunday, September 29 Saturday Morning Courses, 9:00 a.m.–12 noon Class # Title ________ ________________________________________________

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Painting Studio: 10-13 Drawing Studio: 10-13

Saturday Afternoon Courses, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

4.  The arts teach children that in complex forms of problem solving purposes are seldom fixed, but change with circumstance and opportunity.

Class # Title ________ ________________________________________________

5.  The arts make vivid the fact that neither words in their literal form nor numbers exhaust what we can know.

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6.  The arts teach students that small differences can have large effects. 7.  The arts teach students to think through and within a material. 8.  The arts help children learn to say what cannot be said. 9.  The arts enable us to have experience we can have from no other source. 10.  The arts’ position in the school curriculum symbolizes to the young what adults believe is important. SOURCE: Eisner, E. (2002). The Arts and the Creation of Mind, In Chapter 4, What the Arts Teach and How It Shows. (pp. 70-92). Yale University Press. Available from NAEA Publications.


Comics / Graphic Novels: 10–13

Sunday Afternoon Courses, 2:00–5:00 p.m.

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Animation Studio: 10–13 Fashion Studio: 10–13

Note: Schedule is subject to change

Cancellations and Schedule Changes 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. Students enrolled in cancelled courses will have the option of taking another class or receiving a full refund. Please visit to review our refund policy. Please note that all requests to withdraw must be submitted in writing to and include the student’s name, ID number, and course information.

Questions? Email or call 312.629.6170 Continue to Expand Your Creativity with New Classes in the Spring! Spring Classes Begin: Saturday, February 8, 2020

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