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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 Sep 15th, 10am - 12pm

  (6 sessions)
$215

6 sessions

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

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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 Aug 25th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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 Aug 25th, 12pm - 5pm

$370
for 2 students

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

  (5 sessions)
$160

5 sessions

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...

Saturday Aug 31st, 12pm - 5pm

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...

Saturday Aug 31st, 12pm - 5pm

$500
for 2 students

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

Wet Felting 102: Project

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

Wet felting Project class. "Easy Breezy" textural scarf. Students will be learning by making individual scarf/table runner using wet felting technique.  During 5 hours workshop (30 min brake for lunch) visitors will complete multicolor decorative or wearable art piece. We start from sketching and designing, after that students will be applying...

Sunday Sep 1st, 10am - 3pm

$370
for 2 students

The Chicago Mosaic School at EAC: Glass-on-Glass Mosaic

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

Learn about the unique effects that transparency, light, and color create with mosaic on glass. Complete a beautiful transparent artwork that will convey the same beauty and qualities of stained glass, but with mosaic techniques. Bring in rough sketches and ideas to the first class. Smaller substrates, approximately 10” x 14” are included. Please...

Tuesday Oct 15th, 1pm - 3:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$295

6 sessions

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Drawing III, Figure

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

In this course we shall start with proportion and foreshortening of the human figure, at which point we’ll simplify the figure geometrically. We shall further explore gesture and character of the human form through study and croquis (quick-sketch) using a live model. Students will also learn basic anatomy of the human body and head. Towards the end...

Thursday Sep 5th, 7pm - 9:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$380

8 sessions

Nature Notebooks Workshop

at Spring Bird - Dundee Township 18N600 Westhill Rd, Dundee Township, Illinois 60118

Make your own Nature Notebook and spend the day observing, collecting, and writing  in it, while connecting with nature! Join us for a day in the Spring Bird’s woods learning to make your own pamphlet book, sun prints, and leaf rubbings and create a book for your writing, sketching, or creative project. Get inspired by being in the woods! ...

Tuesday Oct 1st, 9am - 4pm

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

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

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...

Sunday Dec 8th, 9:30am - 3:30pm

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