Students will explore a variety of drawing approaches and develop their technical and conceptual skills while realizing their own unique personal vision. Students will learn about the history of drawing through art history courses, from works in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago museum, and from exposure to a wide variety of drawing practices emerging today. The Drawing Certificate is designed for adults who are interested in exploring the tools and traditions of drawing while experimenting with new methods and materials. It is also for students interested in developing portfolios for admission to college-level art and design programs and for individuals looking to create drawings for personal enrichment and other professional opportunities.

Requirements include seven studio courses, two art history courses, and three elective courses.

Studio Courses (7)—recommended sequence

Art History Courses (2)

Elective Courses (3)

Completion of the Drawing Certificate requires participation in a final student exhibition.

Note: Drawing Certificate students will be assigned a mentor to guide them through the program.