The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is thrilled to offer over 50 art and design classes to students from across the globe this winter and spring! Emerging and established artists are invited to join SAIC faculty and fellow thinkers and makers for an exciting and immersive art-making experience in SAIC’s non-credit Adult Continuing Education programs. Courses are available in a wide variety of studio and making areas — from Fashion Design to Painting to Creative Writing — as well as skill-based professional advancement courses in Interior Design, digital design programs including Adobe Photoshop and InDesign, Color Theory, and more.

On-campus and online courses take place during evening and weekend sessions starting in February.

Course offerings include:

SAIC also offers art certificates for adults designed to accommodate students with diverse interests and backgrounds. Programs take approximately two years to complete at a rate of one to two courses per term, and courses are offered year-round in a variety of formats, including semester-long options, intensives, and both online and on-campus offerings.

Art certificates for adults are offered in the following areas: Drawing, Fashion, Graphic Design, Interior Design, and Painting.  

SAIC also offers art camps for children, art programs for middle schoolers, and art residencies for high school students to earn college credit.

To learn more and register, visit

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