The Teacher Institute in Contemporary Art (TICA) at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is a comprehensive professional development program designed for high school teachers from the United States and around the world interested in investigating their relationship to ever expanding 21st century contemporary art and design practices. Founded in 2001, TICA has established itself nationally as a premiere teacher education program by revitalizing the creative passions that educators have for making and teaching art and design through in-depth study and interaction with new research models, materials, and approaches.

For more information, including application procedures, deadlines, and costs, please call 312.629.6170.

Cancellations and Schedule Changes

Continuing Studies reserves the right to cancel or alter the fees, schedule, or staffing of courses when circumstances warrant. If a cancelation or change is necessary, students will be notified prior to the first class, and students enrolled in canceled courses will have the option of taking another class or receiving a full refund.

Teacher Institute in Contemporary Art (TICA) workshops that do not meet the required minimum enrollment will be canceled on the following dates:

TICA-D (Design)—Friday, May 23, 2014
TICA-DP (Drawing & Painting)—Friday, June 6, 2014
TICA-T (Technology)—Friday, June 20, 2014

Note: Early registration is encouraged to prevent workshop cancellations.