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Mixed Media Art

at Discovery Center - Irving Park 4318 N Elston Ave 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60641

Students will create dynamic, multi-layered compositions with a variety of materials: watercolor/acylic/water soluable oil paint, ink, images, found objects, and pastels. Techniques explored will include photo transferring, collage, monotype printing, drawing, painting, and assemblage. Emphasis is on conceptual practice and personal process.

Wednesday Aug 28th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$89

4 sessions

Practicing Mindfulness through Painting & Drawing

at Inside Out Art Studio - West Ridge 5606 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60659

Develop Seeing as a practice of mindfulness through drawing and painting, based on the work of Ellen J. Langer,  “All it takes to become an artist is to start doing art.” –from On Becoming an Artist

Monday Aug 26th, 7pm - 9pm

  (8 sessions)
$200

8 sessions

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Painting II & Drawing II

at Aartwerk Studio - Edgewater 1141 W Granville Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60660

PAINTING II The Painting II course is open to all returning students who took at least one of the introductory painting courses, as well as for those who have previous experience outside the studio. This course focuses on developing your skill, personal language and body of work. The course is ever changing throughout a year: we shall introduce...

Sunday Sep 1st, 1:15pm - 3:15pm

  (8 sessions)
$260

8 sessions

Figure Drawing Painting

at Discovery Center - Irving Park 4318 N Elston Ave 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60641

The human figure has inspired artists from ancient times to the present. We will study grace and symmetry of the human form through a variety of media. By observing the figure through various poses, we will cover the basics of anatomy and proportion. Students must at least 18 years old.

Friday Sep 20th, 7pm - 9pm

Drawing and Painting: Surface and Structure

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Awaken your creative instincts and collaborate with a group of kindred spirits. Elevate drawing and painting skills by practicing gesture, contour drawing, color theory, and paint application on a variety of surfaces. The instructor compassionately guides you, unblocking self-imposed barriers to creativity and provides the tools to discover a renewed...

Monday Sep 9th, 1pm - 3:30pm

  (12 sessions)
$345

12 sessions

Farm to Frame Drawing and Painting

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Depict the bounty of the farmers’ market in the media of your choice, highlighting vegetables in all their humble beauty. From root vegetables to tomatoes to squash, apply the precepts of botanical art to these interesting subjects. Enhance your artwork through various techniques and composition, applying careful observation, authentic rendering,...

Wednesday Sep 11th, 6pm - 9pm

  (4 sessions)
$312

4 sessions

Drawing and Painting The Nude: The Long Pose

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Designed for the student who wishes to pursue a figure painting or drawing in greater depth. Two and three-week poses allow more time for a thorough study of the model. Painting students will be encouraged to draw with the brush in full color.  Drawing students can work with charcoal, conté crayon, pencil or pastel. Every class will start with...

Monday Sep 9th, 1pm - 4pm

  (12 sessions)
$480

12 sessions

Abstract Alchemy: From and with Nature

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Full Course Name Abstract Alchemy: From and with Nature - Intensive with Artist Judith Kruger Reinterpret nature’s deep imagery and essence employing matter from nature itself within a limited palette. Paint, ink and homemade gesso will be made from inorganic and organic sources including pine soot, shells and earth minerals. Natural metallics and...

Tuesday Sep 3rd, 9:30am - 5:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$670

4 sessions

Figures and Nature Drawing/Painting

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Using drawing and painting mediums we’ll begin with the figure and add nature elements to your compositions. Bring in images of nature – drawn or photos. Each class will begin with warm up sketches. Instruction will focus on creating strong compositions, anatomy, materials, use of color, and combining the figure with nature. Please note: This...

Monday Sep 9th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$250

6 sessions

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Pen & Ink & Watercolor (Ages 16+)

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Using still life and reference material, students will create drawings and paintings using a variety of pens–dip pens, micron pens, brush pens, watercolors, Dr. Martin Watercolors, and brushes on various papers. For supply list click here

Friday Sep 13th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$215

6 sessions

Creative Uses for Inks

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Inks have the ability to create fluid and impressionistic effects on both porous and non-porous surfaces. Using ceramic tile, clayboard, canvas, wood, glass, metal, fabric, and rice paper, learn how to utilize and control ink to create one-of-a-kind works of art that allow you to flex your creativity. Skill Level: Beginner

Friday Sep 20th, 7pm - 10pm

  (5 sessions)
$185

5 sessions

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Pen and Ink with Watercolor Washes

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

After drawing the subject in pen and ink to capture the essence of the motif, a loose, liquid application of watercolor paint will be used to bring the piece to life. Various sketching techniques will be taught as well as loose applications of washes of color. Artist inspiration will be derived from the Greenhouses, gardens, or floral plant specimens...

Tuesday Sep 10th, 1pm - 4pm

  (5 sessions)
$298

5 sessions

John Pastoriza-Pinol Watercolor Workshop

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

John Pastoriza-Pinol, an award-winning botanical artist with a doctorate in botany from the University of Vigo, Spain, is coming from Australia to teach a three-day workshop. Learn a technique for achieving the intricacies of fine detail in your paintings. Properly protecting those critical edges in your drawing before laying down your watercolor...

Friday Oct 11th, 9:30am - 4:30pm

  (3 sessions)
$449

3 sessions

Close Focus Pastel

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Whether painting a single botanical subject or a complex still life, pastel is a perfect medium for expressing the beauty of the subject. Your style can be either loose or detailed. You will explore color, composition, and intention in this class.  Prerequisite: Botanical Drawing 1. A supply list will be sent with your confirmation. ART elective...

Sunday Sep 29th, 12:30pm - 3:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$298

5 sessions

Naughty Night - Male Model

at Color Cocktail Factory - Pilsen 917 W 18th St, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Brushes, bottles and BOYS! Good luck holding back the blushing when you see all the buzz our SEXY male models have in store! Give yourself and your friends the ULTIMATE night of naughty fun! Pick your angle, draw the dangle, and get entangled in what’s sure to be one of your most memorable nights to come!  No art experience required!...

Saturday Aug 24th, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

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