SAIC Early College Program (ECP) Summer 2021

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EARLY COLLEGE PROGRAM SUMMER 2021

Cover Image: Lela Zerman

Online and In-Person Courses


STRENGTHEN YOUR COMMITMENT TO ART AND DESIGN

YOUR IDEAS AND VISIONS. OUR RESOURCES AND MENTORSHIP. THE FREEDOM TO EXPLORE.

ECP students are taught to think and create in a new world of visual communication and ever-changing technology, arming you with the creative problem-solving and critical thinking skills that prepare you to build an enriching life for yourself.

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s (SAIC) Early College Program (ECP) invites you to join us at the nation’s most influential art and design school this summer for both online and in-person course options. What you can expect from our creative community: • Ideas Matter Here — with us you have the freedom to explore new ideas that push boundaries. • ECP Faculty — professional artists, designers, and scholars who are passionate mentors.

I am a junior (or senior) in high school — should I enroll in an Early College Program course for credit?

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Students enrolled in an ECP course for credit will be eligible to receive one college credit upon successful completion. This credit may be applied towards an undergraduate degree at most colleges or universities. Noncredit students will not be eligible to receive college credit. Students enrolled for credit are expected to attend all classes at the scheduled time, arrive prepared, and successfully complete all homework and assignments.

• Access to our Art Institute of Chicago Museum — the world’s third largest museum, recently voted the best museum in the world by TripAdvisor. • Preparation — the skills you learn will help you in the classroom and as you start a portfolio of work should you be interested in pursuing art and design at the college level. saic.edu/ecp | 3


ENGAGE YOUR PASSION. EXPLORE THE UNKNOWN. Early College Program

SUMMER 2021 * Denotes an on-campus course. All others are online.

EARLY COLLEGE PROGRAM

REGISTER ONLINE at continuingstudies.saic.edu

SUMMER 2021 CLASSES

THREE-WEEK SESSION: JULY 12-30 M-F, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

REGISTER ONLINE at continuingstudies.saic.edu

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1095 Architecture: Design and Drawing Online 1113 Creative Writing Online 1109 From Drawing to Painting Online

an on-campus course. * Denotes All others are online.

THREE-WEEK SESSION: JULY 12-30 M-F, 1-3 p.m. 1096 1110 1107

Drawing Studio Online From Drawing to Painting Online Water-Based Painting Online

ONE-WEEK SESSION: AUG. 2-6 M-F, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 1108 1097 1104 1099

Digital Photography Online Drawing Studio Online Fashion Illustration Figure Drawing

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THREE-WEEK SESSION: AUG. 2-20 M-F, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 1105 1102 1100 1111

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Artist Materials and Techniques Fashion Design Online Figure Drawing From Drawing to Painting Online

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THREE-WEEK SESSION: AUG. 2-20 M-F, 1-3 p.m. 1101 Comics and Graphic Novels Online 1103 Fashion Construction * 1112 From Drawing to Painting Online 1106 Oil Painting * ONE-WEEK SESSION: AUG. 9-13 M-F, 9 a.m-4 p.m. 1098

Drawing Studio Online

ONE-WEEK SESSION: AUG. 16-20 M-F, 9 a.m-4 p.m. 1135

Drawing Studio Online

Check out saic.edu/ecp for course descriptions. Please note that our 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, and students enrolled in canceled courses will have the option of taking another class or receiving a full refund.

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Architecture: Design & Drawing Online M-F, 10-12, July 12-30 (#1095) Learn basic architectural drawing, perspective, drafting techniques, and 3D modeling. You will create a final piece that may include prints and drawings, 3D physical models, and much more. No experience necessary!

Artist Materials and Techniques

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M-F, 10-12, Aug. 2-20 (#1105) Explore a wide range of contemporary artist materials and techniques and investigate what is happening right now in contemporary art. Experiment with a variety of methods, which may include drawing, sculpture, image transfer, collage, laser cutting, and/or 3D printing. The course starts out with several smaller exercises and demonstrations combined with discussion to help you develop a final project that reflects your individual interests. This is a great course for freshmen or sophomores or those interested in exploring a range of new mediums.

Comics and Graphic Novels Online M-F, 1-3, Aug. 2-20 (#1101) Learn how to tell engaging stories and investigate character development, plot structure, scripting, and storyboarding. Explore penciling, inking, coloring, space, and perspective through the use of a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional media, which may include colored pencils, oil pastels, watercolors, and handmade zines. All levels are welcome.

For full course descriptions and instructors, visit saic.edu/ecp.

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Creative Writing Online M-F, 10-12, July 12-30 (#1113) Learn how to craft short stories, monologues, poetry and personal essays, as well as edit, revise and workshop your writing with your peers. Push your skills through journaling, free writing, writing through music, digging through memories and dreams, and other methods of responding to the world in written form. All levels are welcome.

(#1102) Discover your own style as you take your designs from concept to reality. Engage in activities that guide you through the process of developing original ideas as you find inspiration for fashion in the world around you and respond to the work of other artists and designers. Learn to enhance your projects with technical skills such as hand sewing, embroidery, and draping. All levels are welcome.

Digital Photography Online M-F, 9-4, Aug. 2-6 (#1108) You will be focusing on technical skills, communicating your ideas through photographs, and creating high-quality prints using Adobe Bridge and Photoshop software, Students must provide their own digital SLR (Single Lens Reflex) camera that has manual control options (no point-andshoot cameras). All levels welcome.

Fashion Illustration M-F, 9-4, Aug. 2-6 (#1104) Develop drawing skills and fashion illustration techniques with an emphasis on individual style and expression, inspired by live and clothed models and garments from SAIC’s Fashion Resource Center. Previous drawing experience is helpful but not necessary.

Drawing Studio Online

Figure Drawing

M-F, 1-3, July 12-30 (#1096) M-F, 9-4, Aug. 2-6 (#1097) M-F, 9-4, Aug. 9-13 (#1098) M-F, 9-4, Aug. 16-20 (#1135) Express yourself through drawing and learn a variety of techniques and approaches to build your technical, spatial, and creative abilities. Working with a range of materials, investigate contemporary subjects and themes through skills such as line, perspective, tone, proportion, composition, value, gesture, and contour. All levels are welcome.

M-F, 10-12, Aug. 2-20 (#1100) M-F, 9-4, Aug. 2-6 (#1099) Working from the nude model, you will learn how to draw the human form from direct observation and gain skills in representing proportion, volume, composition, gesture, and the accurate and expressive use of line and tone.

Fashion Construction

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M-F, 1-3, Aug. 2-20 (#1103) You will be designing, constructing, and sewing your own garments from start to finish utilizing a wide variety of materials such as paper, muslin, second hand clothing, and fabric off the bolt. No experience is necessary!

* Denotes an in-person course.

Fashion Design Online M-F, 10-12, Aug. 2-20

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From Drawing to Painting Online M-F, 10-12, July 12-30 (#1109) M-F, 1-3, July 12-30 (#1110) M-F, 10-12, Aug. 2-20 (#1111) M-F, 1-3, Aug. 2-20 (#1112) Transition from drawing to acquiring painting skills such as line, volume, space, materiality, form and function, and palette using a variety of traditional and contemporary materials. This course is recommended for both beginners and those wanting to improve and develop their current abilities.

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Oil Painting M-F, 1-3, Aug. 2-20 (#1106) Learn to stretch a canvas, lay out a palette, paint application techniques, and color mixing, along with color theory, composition, structure, proportion, and perspective through observational painting, as well as exercises that encourage you to find your own direction and style. Water-Based Painting Online M-F, 1-3, July 12-30 (#1107) Explore traditional and nontraditional materials and methods used in waterbased painting. Working from a variety of subjects, you may use ink, acrylic, watercolor, and mixed media while building skills in color, tone, volume, contrast, and temperature.

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For full course descriptions and instructors, visit saic.edu/ecp.

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SAIC and the Art Institute of Chicago

SAIC AND CHICAGO Woven into the fabric of vibrant downtown Chicago, SAIC’s campus provides the ideal platform for ECP students to explore new artistic domains. Chicago, home to one of the country’s largest concentrations

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of working artists, is a city of unparalleled architecture, innovative

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public art, and world-class museums and galleries. SAIC’s faculty

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innovators connect students with all of the city’s amazing resources.

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Registration Information Register online at continuingstudies.saic.edu. Call 312.629.6170 or email ecp@saic.edu if you have any questions about online registration.

Tuition Audit (noncredit) course: $500 1.0 college credit (student must have completed their sophomore year): $1,740 Tuition does not include supplies. Students provide their own supplies and will receive a material list on the first day of class. Supplies vary by class and can range from $50–$200.

Refund Policy A 100% tuition refund will be issued one week prior to the session start date. No refunds will be issued after this date. Refunds will not be issued if a course delivery format changes from in-person to online due to health guidelines. All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to cs@saic.edu and include the student’s name, ID number, and course information. Refunds take four to six weeks to process. Note: Nonattendance does not constitute an official withdrawal, nor a cancellation of tuition and fees.

Financial Assistance Financial Assistance is available in the form of need-based aid and scholarship opportunities where need is not a requirement. Note: Students must apply for financial assistance at the time of registration. Once registered for a particular term, students may not retroactively apply for financial assistance.

Need-Based Aid Limited need-based aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants must apply online at continuingstudies.saic.edu. You will be prompted during checkout if you wish to apply for need-based aid and will pay a $50 tuition deposit and be provided a link to upload your family’s financial documentation. Financial documentation may include a copy of the family’s most recent tax return, proof of unemployment, Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statement, or Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) medical card.

Grace and Walter Byron Smith Scholarship The Smith Scholarship covers a percentage of tuition for any ECP course. To be eligible, students must have attended a parochial high school in Illinois for at least one full academic year.Applicants must submit a completed Smith Scholarship Application Form. Visit saic.edu/ecpfinancialaid to learn more. ECP Chicago Youth Artist Scholarship Founded in 2012, the ECP Chicago Youth Artist Educational Scholarship is a need- and merit-based fund that will benefit Chicago Public Schools high school students enrolled in the Early College Program. The scholarship will cover 100 percent tuition for a fall, spring, or summer class. Applicants must submit the ECP registration form and the Chicago Youth Artist Educational Scholarship Application. Visit saic.edu/ecpfinancialaid to learn more.

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What Does Online Learning Look Like? Distance learning doesn’t mean that you need to put your art practice on hold. You are ready to push your ideas, visions, and skill sets to new heights. Expand your understanding of contemporary art making while developing portfolio-quality work virtually. • Courses are offered in a predominantly synchronous format, meaning they meet in real-time at a designated time of day on Zoom • Live lectures and demonstrations will be combined with virtual visits to museums, independent studio work, and group critique • Collaborative class activities and one-on-one meetings with your instructor, TAs, and peers • Access to online course materials outside of class time

EARLY COLLEGE

PROGRAM saic.edu/ecp

Summer 2021 What Will In Person Courses Look Like?

Financial aid deadline: Friday, April 9, 2021

We’re excited to welcome high school aged students back to our Chicago campus this summer. We are committed to nurturing the creative development of artists, designers, and scholars and we will

Courses are offered in 1- and 3-week sessions in July and August

continue to be diligent in considering student safety, the health of our campus community, and the well-being of our shared society. All in-person courses will strictly follow all local and federal health and safety guidelines. Please note: refunds will not be issued if a course delivery format changes from in-person to online due to evolving health guidelines.

QUESTIONS? email ecp@saic.edu or call 312.629.6170

Did you know? We’re also offering online courses for ages 4-13 and Family Programs, as well as courses for adults this summer. Visit saic.edu/cs to learn more.

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