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Sun, Oct 27, 11:00am - Dec 15, 1:00pm (8 sessions)

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Edgewater, North Side
1141 W Granville Ave
Btwn N Broadway & N Winthrop Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60660
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 10

What you'll learn in this beginner drawing class:

Our introductory course is designed for absolute beginners. In this course students will acquire an understanding of basic concepts and begin to develop their drawing skills.

We shall start at the rudimentary level by understanding the potential of the materials we’ll use, namely pencil and charcoal. We shall further study elements and principles of design and other crucial concepts through various exercises; these include: point, line, value, shape, form (volume), texture, as well as composition, balance, rhythm, and symmetry. Students will also learn measuring technique (the means to achieving accurate proportion), how to understand three dimensional space in two dimensional terms by learning one-point and two-point perspective and foreshortening, as well as classical ways of achieving depth, such as through aerial perspective. The study of color is excluded from the introductory drawing course.       

The course is comprised of 8 two-hour class sessions.

  • pencils (6H, 2H, H, 4B, 6B)
  • vine charcoal (optional)
  • eraser (regular eraser, kneaded eraser aka ‘putty rubber’)
  • pencil sharpener
  • drawing pad (recommended size: 12x18 and up)
  • fixative(hairspray will do)
You will receive an email with more in-depth information about materials when you register.

Please arrive 10 min early to set up your working space; instructors will start their lectures promptly at the beginning of each class.

What to bring and what to wear: Please bring your supplies as instructed. Please try not to come in nice clothes. We have aprons, but accidental splashes do occur.

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Refund Policy

Cancellations: You may cancel your reservation up to 2 weeks prior to the start time of the course. You may choose to be fully refunded or to attend another course of the same (or lower) value.

Switching between groups: Changing your group is not allowed throughout the duration of a course. If you are ill or for other reasons cannot attend your class, you are welcome to make up for lost hours on Open Studio days. Your instructor will email you with the class handouts.

Special cases: If you are prevented from attending more than 1/3 of a course for which you registered on account of prolonged illness or personal calamity, we will try to accommodate you by giving you AARTWERK credit. Keep in mind that non-timely cancellation may result in taking someone else’s spot; thus you will need to demonstrate the seriousness of your circumstances.

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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
11:00am - 1:00pm TBD 8 $280
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Sun, Nov 03 11:00am - 1:00pm TBD
Sun, Nov 10 11:00am - 1:00pm TBD
Sun, Nov 17 11:00am - 1:00pm TBD
Sun, Nov 24 11:00am - 1:00pm TBD
Sun, Dec 01 11:00am - 1:00pm TBD
Sun, Dec 08 11:00am - 1:00pm TBD
Sun, Dec 15 11:00am - 1:00pm TBD
3:30pm - 5:30pm TBD 8 $280
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Sun, Nov 03 3:30pm - 5:30pm TBD
Sun, Nov 10 3:30pm - 5:30pm TBD
Sun, Nov 17 3:30pm - 5:30pm TBD
Sun, Nov 24 3:30pm - 5:30pm TBD
Sun, Dec 01 3:30pm - 5:30pm TBD
Sun, Dec 08 3:30pm - 5:30pm TBD
Sun, Dec 15 3:30pm - 5:30pm TBD

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Drawing I
Reviewed by Anonymous on 9/4/2018
Great class, instructor made the material very accessible
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