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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

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 Nov 1st, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$185

6 sessions

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Introduction to Figure Drawing

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 280 S Columbus Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Working from the nude model, students will learn to draw the human figure from direct observation. The essential elements of life drawing, including anatomy, proportion, volume, composition, gesture, and the accurate and expressive use of line and tone will be addressed. While the primary focus will be on representational drawing skills, students...

Monday Oct 7th, 6pm - 9pm

  (10 sessions)
$585

10 sessions

Figure Drawing (Early College Program)

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 280 S Columbus Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Working from the nude model, students learn how to draw the human form from direct observation. Class exercises include fast movement and long duration poses as well as content from other visual sources including photographs and the imagination. The essential elements of life drawing, including anatomy, proportion, volume, composition, gesture, and...

Sunday Sep 29th, 2pm - 5pm

  (10 sessions)
$465

10 sessions

Oil Painting Studio: Still Life & Figure

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

Create paintings in oils using non-toxic mediums as the Renaissance painters did. Choose to paint from still life arrangements or material you bring in. We will also paint from a clothed model for two sessions. We will have 1:1 and group critiques. Some prior drawing recommended.  Bring Materials to the first class: Brushes: 2-4 Flats, Brites,...

Tuesday Oct 29th, 1pm - 4pm

  (6 sessions)
$235

6 sessions

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Drawing from Life for Teens

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

In this beginning figure drawing class, work with a live (clothed) model, developing foundational drawing skills with long figure poses as well as quick dynamic ones. Develop foundational skills in techniques such as line quality, texture, composition, and foreshortening, with a focus on really understanding tonal shading. Experimenting with various...

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$155

4 sessions

Life Drawing

at Magical Minds Studio - Oak Park 110 Madison St, Chicago, Illinois 60302

Discover how to draw forms. We'll explore gesture, anatomy, line, and tone using a variety of drawing tools. Each week will focus on a different aspect of drawing. The class will meet once per week, but students will be asked to keep a sketchbook with them during the week to practice the skills they're learning. Materials needed: Sketchbook for practice...

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$115

5 sessions

Master Class: Enhance Your Plan Graphics

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

A well-developed professional landscape plan is the best tool for portraying your design concept to clients. Bring a completed design plan to work on during class. Focus on elevating, strengthening, and enhancing your plan to create the best product for presentation.  Prerequisite: Previous garden design graphics coursework or experience. ...

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$74

Fruit Tree Pruning Techniques

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

Orchardist Dan Bussey will show you various methods to prune and train your fruit trees to grow healthy and strong. Pruning and training can be intimidating, but with a little preparation, this rewarding winter activity will make your trees more productive. Class introduces the culture of apples, pears, cherries, and other stone fruits that you can...

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$39

Drawing Workshop

at Artpie - Waukegan 608 North Ave, Waukegan, Illinois 60085

One-on-one instruction, tips and guidance to improve your drawing ability. Whether you are a novice or trying to get back into drawing, this workshop will give you the studio time to draw and get better at what you love to draw! You will practice still life, landscape and portraiture. You will get tips on proportion, composition and shading,...

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$80

Sketching the Model: Gestures and Short Poses

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 280 S Columbus Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Henry Matisse said 'Drawing is putting a line around an idea.' This beginner-level life drawing workshop explores methods of capturing the essentials of rhythms and proportions of the human form in line and tone. The ability to convey a sense of motion, weight-bearing, balance and rest are explored through techniques and concepts designed to emphasize...

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$193.05

2 sessions

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...

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$298

5 sessions

Drawing Shells

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Capture the subtle colors and textures and the graceful lines of shells, pebbles, and other ephemera from the shore. Use graphite or colored pencil and work under the guidance of your instructor to accurately portray a summer beach still life. Notes: This is an intermediate/advanced class

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$112

3 sessions

Colored Pencil: Exotic Plants

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

The Chicago Botanic Garden’s Greenhouses contain many exotic plants, displayed in facsimiles of their native habitats, which students will use as subjects. Draw from life in the Greenhouses, making studies of the intricate plant structures and colors, then return to the studio to translate studies into compositions. Work in graphite leading to finished...

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$298

5 sessions

Beginning Drawing with Vivian Zapata

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

Learn about fundamental drawing concepts: line, shape, form, value, proportion, and perspective. Emphasis is on representational drawing of still life arrangements and other subjects. Use graphite and charcoal with confidence. With short presentations and demonstrations, explore concepts, application techniques, and drawing examples. Supply List

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$410

12 sessions

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