Continuing Studies

Continuing Studies at SAIC offers youth programs for students ages four through 18, as well as adult

Continuing Studies (CS) at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is one of the largest and most prominent providers of continuing education and multi-generational lifelong learning opportunities in the areas of art and design in Chicago and the Midwest.

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01/23/2024

Spring Adult Continuing Education (ACE) courses start next week! Register at continuingstudies.saic.edu!

11/01/2023

Registration is open TODAY for our Summer 2024 Early College Program Summer Institute! See all courses and register online at continuingstudies.saic.edu/ecpsi !

08/11/2023

Registration is now open for Fall continuing studies classes for Adults, High Schoolers, and Middle Schoolers! There are over 60 courses to choose from, from Painting to Graphic Design, Fashion to Art History, and more. Courses start in September and October- register at https://continuingstudies.saic.edu !

06/14/2023

Registration is open for July Adult Continuing Education courses and one-week intensives! Learn Photoshop, digital photography, linocut printmaking, sewing techniques, painting, grant writing, and much more! Register: https://continuingstudies.saic.edu

05/31/2023

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JUNE 6! Investigate Van Gogh's landscapes in-depth and in-person in our Art History Survey held inside the Art Institute of Chicago's renowned new exhibition!
Register: https://continuingstudies.saic.edu/art-survey.../1300-1215
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Vincent van Gogh, Fishing in Spring, the Pont de Clichy (Asnières), 1887. The Art Institute of Chicago.

03/31/2023

Learn to sew or create your own designs in SAIC's ACE Fashion Courses this summer:
-Patternmaking + Construction (online)- Starts 5/30
-Sewing Techniques: Below the Belt (in-person)- Starts 6/5
-Sewing Techniques: Fundamentals (online)- Starts 7/10
-Sewing Techniques: Fundamentals (in-person) Starts 7/31
-Contemporary Fashion Intensive (in person)- Starts 8/7.
Learn more and register at https://continuingstudies.saic.edu/ !

02/24/2023

Summer Continuing Studies course registration is now open! There's over 150 different offerings for kids, teens, and adults at https://continuingstudies.saic.edu - register now to save your spot!

01/19/2023

There's only one week left to register for our Spring Adult Continuing Education Courses! Online and in-person classes start in February. See all options and register at continuingstudies.saic.edu!

12/06/2022

Get your creative juices flowing this winter with new intensive courses in Color Theory, Graphic Design, Sewing+Fashion, Art History, Interior Design and more!
Two Weekend Intensives: Fri 6-9, Sat 9-4,+ Sun 10-5, &
One Week Intensives: Mon-Fri, 9-4.
See all courses and register at https://continuingstudies.saic.edu/one-week-intensives !

10/27/2022

Winter/Spring 2023 Registration is Open!
See all classes for Middle Schoolers, High Schoolers, and Adults at https://continuingstudies.saic.edu and register now to save your spot!

09/15/2022

The registration deadline for select Fall Adult Continuing Education classes is Monday, 9/19. Brush up on your skills in Architecture, Art History, Digital Drawing, Fashion Design & Sewing, Motion Graphics, Photography, Typography, Weaving and much more! Register now at https://continuingstudies.saic.edu.

08/11/2022

Fall course registration is now open for Middle Schoolers, the Early College Program for High Schoolers, and Adults! Over 60 courses and subjects are offered this fall-see all online and in-person classes, and register at https://continuingstudies.saic.edu!

02/23/2022

Children's Workshops (ages 4-9) and Middle School Program Camps (ages 10-13) are back this summer! Registration is open NOW for camps in June, July, and August. Daily visits to the Art Institute of Chicago museum included! Sign up at continuingstudies.saic.edu.

01/27/2022

Last days to register for these Adult Continuing Education classes starting in February!
-Art Survey at the Art Institute of Chicago
-Art History from the Ground Up
-Art and the Movies
-Sewing Techniques: Below the Belt
-Introduction to Graphic Design
-Exhibition Essentials
-Figure Painting Studio: Multi-Level
-Motion Graphics: Video
-Editing for Writers
-Comics and Graphic Novels
Register by Sunday, January 30, and see all courses at continuingstudies.saic.edu !

01/10/2022

Registration is open for SAIC's Early College Program Summer Institute 2022! High school students can earn college credit while working with world-renowned faculty and other young artists from around the world at SAIC. Register now to save your spot at saic.edu/ecp!

12/02/2021

SAIC is offering an online course in Painting and Drawing for High School students this winter starting January 4! Students will focus on drawing and painting as exciting tools for organizing thoughts, experiences, and images, and will develop and strengthen fundamental skills including line, volume, space, form, and palette. Space is extremely limited- register today at https://continuingstudies.saic.edu/drawing-painting-online-ages-14-18/1240-1002 to save your space!

Work by Early College Program Painting student Stephanie Liu.

08/31/2021

SAIC's Fall Continuing Studies registration deadline is fast approaching on September 15! Browse over 50+ non-credit courses in art and design for middle schoolers, teens and adults starting this September and October at http://continuingstudies.saic.edu!

06/30/2021

SAIC's next session of summer art and design classes for ages 4- adults starts July 12! Register now at continuingstudies.saic.edu to save your spot!

01/06/2021

Reinvent yourself in 2021! Our Adult Continuing Education (ACE) program is offering more than 50 courses in art and design starting in February and March- see all courses and register today at continuingstudies.saic.edu!

11/18/2020

Refresh your skills or try something completely new in 2021! SAIC's December, January, and February non-credit online courses for teens and adults are live, and registration is now open at continuingstudies.saic.edu!

10/27/2020

SAIC's next session of online Adult Continuing Education (ACE) courses starts November 4! Explore aesthetic trends and design projects in "Design Matters," rekindle your creativity in "Jumpstart Your Studio Practice," learn Typography or Graphic Design in our Intro courses, and more this fall. Register now at https://continuingstudies.saic.edu!

Be at the Center of Creativity | SAIC Continuing Education 09/03/2020

Registration for fall courses is open! This year, we are offering our Middle School Program, Early College Program, and most Adult Continuing Education courses in a convenient online format. See all available courses and register at continuingstudies.saic.edu!

Be at the Center of Creativity | SAIC Continuing Education 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 school students ages 10–13, a...

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01/03/2020

SAIC is offering a brand new Adult Continuing Education ONLINE course this spring: "Children and Art." Students will combine artmaking with research on the topic of childhood, and examine how contemporary artists' work is informed by childhood experiences. This course starts Feb 1- register today at continuingstudies.saic.edu!

12/12/2019

Registration is now open for our adult non-credit spring classes! We’re offering three new weekend workshops AND new classes such as Motion Graphics, Design & Print Production, Life Drawing, and more. And there's just a few spots left for our January courses- see all and register online at continuingstudies.saic.edu!

Middle School Program: Fashion Studio; November 10, 2019 11/15/2019

Today in MSP Fashion, we got to work on our final projects! We spent the whole class working on patterning, cutting, and draping to create our final runway look! We’re really happy with our progress so far, and we’re super excited to keep working next week!
http://youthprogramsatsaic.com/middle-school-program-fashion-studio-november-10-2019/

Middle School Program: Fashion Studio; November 10, 2019 Today in MSP Fashion, we got to work on our final projects! We spent the whole class working on patterning, cutting, and draping to create our final runway look! We’re really happy with our progres…

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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 school students ages 10–13, and children ages four to nine. Our goal is to nurture and support life-long learning and the development of creative thought and practice in students of all ages. At SAIC, we believe that having confidence in one's creative abilities plays a critical role in successfully meeting the unique challenges of today's world.

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Spring Adult Continuing Education (ACE) courses start next week! Register at continuingstudies.saic.edu!
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