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This hands-on course will teach you how to construct the geometric shapes that have played a dominant role in Islamic art and design over the centuries. With a compass and ruler, you will learn how to create the circles, triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, and their segments that underpin the non-figural decoration of both objects and structures in Islamic art.
Each class will begin with a lecture on the history and geometric principles of a particular pattern, followed by a step-by-step tutorial in constructing the design.
Visits to the Islamic Art galleries at the Art Institute of Chicago museum focusing on pieces currently on display will act as a source for inspiration and discussion
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.
This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.
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Be at the Center of Creativity
Continuing Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) provides the highest quality educational opportunities in art and design through courses tailored exclusively for adults, including teachers, high school students in grades nine through 12, middle...
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The course will be on the evolution of the French Renaissance, focusing on the redesign of Fontainebleau by Francois I. We will learn how the School of Fointainebleau was inspired by Italian artists brought on by Francois I and how the style bean to permeate all aspects of French arts, outside of solely interior design. Artists who we will be discussed...
Friday Jun 25th, 6pm - 7:15pm Eastern Time
Interior design projects may involve totally new construction or the renovation, modernization, or refurbishment of an existing facility, space, or room. This course is intended for people who are considering a career in interior design. It provides a broad introduction to the profession and an overview of the education and requisite skills. The emphasis...
Tuesday Jun 22nd, 3pm - 5pm Eastern Time(6 sessions)
Award winning cabaret performer and member of the 92Y Music Faculty, Michael Kirk Lane curates a series of conversations about the artform of cabaret in New York City. Welcoming performers, directors, and journalists, these conversations will delve into the history and current state of this unique performance style. Each conversation will also include...
Monday Jun 28th, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time
This online course will provide students with a forum to show and discuss their studio work for technical and conceptual feedback. These critiques will be supplemented through presentations and discussions on historical artists’ images, customized to hue with the work presented by the students. In a typical class, students will present work for...
Wednesday Jun 23rd, 7pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time(4 sessions)
Where can we start with Art? From cave paintings to the work being created right now, this speed-date with a complex discipline will whet your appetite for the art that is all around us. We’ll discuss artists’ traditional and radical roles around the world, connecting style, structure, and meaning in new ways. Week 1: Thinking globally, looking...
Sunday Jul 18th, 10am - 11:30am Central Time(6 sessions)
A large part of the design of interiors are the pieces of art that make up the visual and visceral impact of the space. The role of art can be the focal point of a room, or something that is well-suited for the background —something so subtle it merges into the environment seamlessly. This two-part course will look at varied fine art installations,...
Wednesday Jun 30th, 6pm - 8pm Eastern Time
Want to learn more about women artists in a fun forum? This discussion-based course will hone your ability to interpret and analyze works of modern and contemporary art. Through our examination of artists traditionally excluded from the canon, we will explore and challenge preconceived notions of gender through the perspectives of female artists....
Thursday Jul 29th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Central Time(6 sessions)
Use this time at home to clarify your understanding of art movements, themes, artists and art forms throughout history. Learn the chronology and the connection between art and the historical, cultural and political context in which it was made. Each week will be a different lecture covering a specific subject presented through a slide show and thematic...
Friday Jul 30th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time(6 sessions)
In paintings inspired by the resilience and beauty of nature’s flora and fauna, Chinese artists have, over the centuries, imbued a variety of motifs with birds and blossoms. These paintings have auspicious meanings, culturally significant numbers, and scholarly virtues. Gain a deeper appreciation for not only the beauty of paintings but the significant...
Wednesday Aug 11th, 7pm - 9pm Central Time
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