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Evanston, North Side
1717 Central St
Btwn Broadway & Eastwood Avenues
Evanston, Illinois 60201
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Class Level: Intermediate
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10

What you'll learn in this figure drawing class:

Explore figure drawing and painting while learning about proportions, line, shape, and value. Work in dry media such as graphite, charcoal, and pastel, building up to work with wet media such as ink and watercolor. Study both classical and contemporary examples that range from Durer to Diebenkorn. Begin with gesture drawing and learn to measure as we gradually progress into longer poses. Work with the live model during most sessions; also work with casts.

For the first class, bring graphite pencils, ink pens and newsprint.

Other Required Materials
  • 18 by 24 inch Newsprint pad, rough surface
  • Individual sheets of charcoal drawing paper: white, tan, gray* -- Size: at least 11” by 14”
  • Vine charcoal, medium softness
  • Compressed charcoal, soft and/or medium: both pencils and sticks
  • White charcoal pencil, and white chalk pastel or conte stick
  • Graphite drawing pencils: HB, 2B 4B 6B, etc.
  • Graphite stick
  • Kneaded eraser, retractable eraser pencil
  • Chamois cloth or old rag
  • X-acto knife
  • Sandpaper block
  • Sanguine Conte crayon or
  • Chalk pastel (Burnt Sienna)
  • Optional: brown (bistre) conte or pastel pencil
  • Optional: chalk pastels in the following colors: yellow ochre, cadmium red light, ultramarine blue, and
  • violet
Students will be shown various types of drawing paper to use

* 1 Students may buy individual sheets as needed or an entire pad

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Refund Policy
Tuition is refundable for Adult and YFA (Youth Fine Arts) classes, minus a processing fee for each class dropped, only if the EAC Registrar is notified by or on the next working day after the first class has met. Workshop fees (minus a processing fee) are refundable up until one week prior to the program. 

If the Director of IT and Administration is notified at least one week prior to the scheduled start date, a processing fee of $50 is charged for dropping adult classes, YFA classes, or workshops costing $100 or more or a $25 processing fee is charged for dropping programs costing under $100. 

A processing fee equal to 50% of the tuition is charged for adult or YFA classes and camps that are dropped during the period from six days before the first class meets and the next working day after the first class has met (workshop fees are not refundable during this period). Please refer to the chart below. 

Students are responsible for notifying the Art Center Director of IT and Administration that they wish to drop a class or workshop; not attending class does not constitute an official withdrawal from courses or cancellation of tuition or fees. If you must drop a class or workshop after the deadline, no refunds will be given. 

There is no deferred, reduced or pro-rated tuition. Membership is non-refundable. There are no exceptions to the Evanston Art Center refund policy.

Refund Schedule for Dropped Classes or Workshops

Type Dropped 7 or more days before the 1st Session* Dropped between 6 days before the 1st Session & the 1st Working day after the 1st Session Dropped after the 1st Working day after the 1st Session*
Adult & YFA Classes & Camps Tuition refunded minus $50 processing fee** Tuition is refunded minus a processing fee equal to 50% of the Tuition No Refund or Credit
Workshops costing $100 or more Tuition refunded minus $50 processing fee** No Refund or Credit No refund or credit
Workshops under $100 Tuition refunded minus $25 processing fee** No Refund or Credit No Refund or Credit

*The first session is defined as the first day a class or workshop meets (not the first class or workshop attended).  

**To avoid paying the processing fee, students may elect to receive a full tuition credit for classes or workshops dropped seven days or more before the first session. Tuition credit will expire one year from the date the class or workshop is dropped and must be used in full for EAC class and/or workshop tuition. After the credit is redeemed, no further refund options will be available. 

Tuition credits are not redeemable for cash under any circumstances. Credits may be transferred to another individual only with written notice.

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