The Summer Studio Program provides high school students with an opportunity to experience studio classes with Academy faculty. Students will also participate in field trips and attend special lectures in the art and design field.

The American Academy of Art, 332 S. Michigan Ave., 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60604

Two Week Sessions
June 11 - June 22, 2018
July 9 -July 20, 2018
July 23 - August 3, 2018

One Week Sessions
June 25 - June 29, 2018 
August 6 - August 10, 2018 

Monday through Friday, 8:20 a.m. to 1:05 p.m.

The two week program is $320.00 (Includes two workshops & all basic supplies)
The one week program is $160.00 (Includes two workshops & all basic supplies)

The one week program with housing is $850.00 (Includes two workshops & all basic supplies)


To register for a Two Week Session CLICK HERE
To register for a One Week Session CLICK HERE

To register for a One Week Session with Housing CLICK HERE



To register by phone with credit card please call (312)461-0600 (Visa & Master Card accepted)


Workshop Descriptions: (students attend two workshops per session)

Life Drawing: Students use charcoal and conte to create realistic drawings from a live, clothed model.

Oil Painting: Working from a live, clothed model, students develop oil painting techniques.

Digital Illustration: Students will produce a variety of artwork using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.

Concept Art: Using traditional drawing processes, students are introduced to concept art projects.

Watercolor Painting: Students are introduced to traditional transparent watercolor techniques.

Graphic Design: Working with the Adobe Creative Suite, (Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign), in a computer lab, students will apply typographic principles to communicate visual ideas.

Traditional 2D Animation: For this class, students will first create a hand drawn image, which will then be digitized and colorized using Adobe software.  Students will work on an individual project before moving on to a group project.

3D Animation: This class will focus on the digital process of animation. Students may work on special projects like a bouncing ball, character walk cycles or dialogue clips. 

Photography: Students are introduced to college level photography class assignments that employ SLR film cameras and DSLR digital cameras.

Digital Video: Students learn to capture and edit video in the studio and on location using professional DSLR cameras and lighting equipment.


NOTE:Please register early, class sizes are limited.

Please read our Summer Studio FAQ's page HERE. shutterstock_173239752

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