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Travel Sketching

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

Learn how to maximize your time as you sketch and draw the landscapes during your travels. Emphasis includes how to extract your vision from the landscape using elements of composition; how to render basic forms of the landscape and incorporate line, gesture, and value; and how to add color. Using water-based pens and colored pencils, you will begin...

Tuesday Oct 22nd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$155

4 sessions

Sketching for Busy People

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

Warning: Homework is involved! In fact it is essential. But the payoff? Sketch with aplomb in only 4 weeks!  Learn basic drawing skills that never fail you. Discover how to look closely to draw quickly and effectively. Bolster your confidence to sketch comfortably in public, within the short time frame of a lunch break or a sightseeing tour....

Sunday Oct 27th, 10am - 12pm

  (6 sessions)
$215

6 sessions

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Paint Your Own Pet

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

Following registration, email us a high resolution image of your pet. We will custom prepare a canvas for you, with a sketch of your pet. When you come to class, you'll receive your individually prepared canvas and everything else you need and have our instructor there to guide you! Our events are all BYOB. You can bring your beverage of choice. Ice,...

Sunday Oct 27th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Watercolor Pencils

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

Watercolor pencils offer an exciting, new dimension to the art of sketching and designing. This vibrant medium allows you to float between a sketch and color washing – adding a new sense of creative freedom. We will explore different techniques including dry and wet pencils, layering, shading, color blending, and more. Please bring the following...

Thursday Oct 24th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$185

6 sessions

Nuno Felting 102: Project

at Ausrine's Arts Room - Evanston 1205 Crain Street, Chicago, Illinois 60202

Wet felting Project class. Nuno felting scarf. Students will be learning by making individual scarfs using Nuno (laminating wool on silk) technique.  During 5 hours workshop (30 min break for lunch) visitors will complete unique wearable art piece. We start from sketching and designing scarf after that students will learn different felting methods...

Sunday Oct 20th, 12pm - 5pm

$370
for 2 students

Wet Felting 103: Resist (2 people)

at Ausrine's Arts Room - Evanston 1205 Crain Street, Chicago, Illinois 60202

3D Wet felting Project class. Resist felting / Purse or Hat. Learn to manipulate wool fibers to add visual interest to your felt pieces. Students will be learning by making one individual 3D project (hat or purse) using resist felting technique.  During 5 hours workshop (30 min break for lunch) visitors will complete unique art piece. We...

Tuesday Oct 22nd, 10am - 1pm

$500
for 2 students

Wet Felting 103: Resist (1 person)

at Ausrine's Arts Room - Evanston 1205 Crain Street, Chicago, Illinois 60202

3D Wet felting Project class. Resist felting / Purse or Hat. Learn to manipulate wool fibers to add visual interest to your felt pieces. Students will be learning by making one individual 3D project (hat or purse) using resist felting technique. During 5 hours workshop (30 min break for lunch) visitors will complete unique art piece. We...

Tuesday Oct 22nd, 10am - 1pm

Mixed-Media: Landscape in Watercolor & Soft Pastel

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

Mixed media using watercolors and soft (dry) pastels offers wonderful ways to construct textural, 3D looking artworks, while enjoying the relaxing, meditative, therapeutic aspects of art-making. Explore fun, traditional and experimental ways to apply these materials to achieve interesting effects. We start with a paint-along demonstration, then branch...

Tuesday Oct 29th, 1pm - 4pm

  (5 sessions)
$185

5 sessions

Mixed-Media: Flora in Watercolor & Soft Pastel

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

Mixed media using watercolors and soft (dry) pastels offers wonderful ways to construct textural, 3D looking artworks, while enjoying the relaxing, meditative, therapeutic aspects of art-making. Explore fun, traditional and experimental ways to apply these materials to achieve interesting effects. We start with a paint-along demonstration, then branch...

Tuesday Oct 29th, 1pm - 4pm

  (5 sessions)
$185

5 sessions

Printmaking Foundations

at Spudnik Press Cooperative - West Town 1821 W Hubbard St Ste 302, Chicago, Illinois 60622

For anyone who wants to be creative through printmaking, our foundations class introduces first time printers to the wide variety of printmaking processes, equipment, and resources at Spudnik Press Cooperative.  Students will experiment with three unique types of printmaking throughout the six weeks. With each printing process inducing its own...

Tuesday Oct 29th, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (7 sessions)
$215

7 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 Oct 28th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$250

6 sessions

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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...

No Upcoming Schedules
$193.05

2 sessions

Hand Drafting

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 116 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Students are introduced to the materials and methods used by architects and interior designers to create working sketches and detailed architectural drawings by hand. Looking at 3D objects and locations, students will focus on developing representational drawing skills that reflect measurement, proportion, perspective, elevation, and surface. Prerequisite(s):...

No Upcoming Schedules
$585

10 sessions

Outdoor Sketching

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

Learning how to make quick studies in the field is an important skill. You will gain the experience to create these sketches, complete with notes on field conditions, colors, plant measurements, and textures, for a complete work-up in the studio. Please dress for the weather. Folding chairs are provided. In case of inclement weather the class will...

No Upcoming Schedules
$298

6 sessions

Drawing on Site: Urban Sketching Intensive

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

In this course, students of all levels will engage in the immersive practice of urban sketching, drawing on site in locations around the city. Students will use their preferred drawing materials and work in their own style and voice as they visit a variety of sites, which may include a limited-access rehearsal of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, behind-the-scenes...

No Upcoming Schedules
$685

5 sessions

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