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The Artist and the Sketchbook

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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This course explores how the personal nature of an artist’s sketchbook can assist in the development of new directions and reveal meaningful

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This course explores how the personal nature of an artist's sketchbook can assist in the development of new directions and reveal meaningful ideas to pursue. Students develop sketches, collages, paintings, and notes to be used to create works on larger sheets of paper. Students review the history of artist's sketchbooks and visit the Art Institute of Chicago to sketch on-site. 

During one class session, handmade sketchbooks are made using an array of book construction methods. Experimentation with a wide variety of drawing materials is encouraged.


A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers nationally accredited degree programs as well as Continuing Studies programs for adults and children, ages 4-18.  Considered one of the most influential art and design schools in the world, SAIC has continuing studies programs available to all skill levels.  Students develop their creative and critical abilities while working with renowned faculty, utilizing state-of-the-art resources, and visiting the breath-taking galleries at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Class Starting Saturday, February 01

10 sessions

  • Saturday, February 01, 9:00AM- 12:00PM
  • Saturday, February 08, 9:00AM- 12:00PM
  • Saturday, February 15, 9:00AM- 12:00PM
  • Saturday, February 22, 9:00AM- 12:00PM
  • Saturday, February 29, 9:00AM- 12:00PM
  • Saturday, March 07, 9:00AM- 12:00PM
  • Saturday, March 14, 9:00AM- 12:00PM
  • Saturday, March 21, 9:00AM- 12:00PM
  • Saturday, March 28, 9:00AM- 12:00PM
  • Saturday, April 04, 9:00AM- 12:00PM

Building & Room: Columbus 124
Course number 2350

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