Urban Sketchers Chicago is excited to announce the American Academy of Art (AAA) as the central meeting location for this year’s Sketch Seminar! Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the school is located at 332 South Michigan Avenue and within walking distance of a multitude of architectural landmarks, public parks and spaces, museums, theaters and universities. This setting provides a large variety of incredible urban settings for outdoor workshops to take place, which will also allow participants to put workshop instruction to use right away.
While most workshops will take place at outdoor locations, the school’s campus is located on the second and third floors and the seminar will utilize it’s gallery as well as a few of it’s classrooms on the third floor.
The school was founded in 1923 by Frank Young with a focus on educating fine and commercial art students. The school offers a 4 year Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in numerous disciplines including illustration, modeling, painting and photography just to name a few. It’s president, Richard Otto has lead the Academy since 1992.
For more information on the American Academy of Art, visit their website.
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Many thanks to AAA for their sponsorship of Urban Sketchers Chicago and it’s 2016 Sketch Seminar!