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Looking for a team-building event or a fun way to entertain clients? Looking for a fun birthday activity or an evening with your friends? Check out our huge selection of art classes which span the full range of group creative options, whether you're looking for a no-pressure paint and sip or want to get competitive and see who can build the best porcelain mug (Recommended if you are booking for a group of 6 or more people). From $25 and up per person.

Travel Sketch

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 Apr 14th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$180

4 sessions

Outdoor Sketching

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

Composing 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. Folding chairs are provided. In case of inclement weather, the class will draw in the Greenhouses.  Please...

Saturday Jul 25th, 9am - 12pm

  (6 sessions)
$349

6 sessions

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Mindful Sketchbook Journaling

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

Learn to use sketchbook journaling as a daily tool for mindful self-exploration to create a more meaningful and inspiring life. We will explore the use of guided meditation, oracle cards, gratitude exercises and intention setting to help you tap into your intuition for reflective journal time and discussion; you will discover creative techniques for...

Tuesday Apr 21st, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

The Nature of Drawing Spring Sketchbook

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

Discover the joy of sketching plants in nature, even if you have no artistic training. Learn basic observation skills and drawing techniques to capture the essence of spring leaves and flowers with pencil, pen, colored pencil, and a simple sketchbook.  First class will be in the classroom and the second outside in the field.  A supply...

Saturday May 16th, 9am - 1pm

  (2 sessions)
$187

2 sessions

Sketchbook Skills in the Greenhouses

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

Sketchbooks are rewarding, personal, and a way to hone drawing skills. You will draw from nature, plein air-style, in the Greenhouses, using various portable media. Give yourself the freedom to sketch unique specimens without the pressure of producing a final plant portrait—instead, creating a record of your artistic journey.  A supply list...

Wednesday Apr 1st, 9am - 12pm

  (6 sessions)
$449

6 sessions

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Male Nude Model Painting

at VIP Paints - Pilsen 2015 S. Laflin St, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Live Male Nude Model Painting/ Drawing Workshop!!! Learn step by step on how to sketch and paint a male nude model on a canvas YES a REAL Nude Model!!! Bring beverages, snacks and BYOB for 21 and over

Saturday Mar 28th, 4pm - 6pm

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 Mar 24th, 1pm - 3:30pm

  (9 sessions)
$430

9 sessions

Painting, Color and Design

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

Get introduced to stimulating color and design methods. Learn how to progress from idea to sketch to painting to both enrich creativity and bring a sense of order to your artwork. Personalize your color palette, and work with the principles of pictorial structure to help you develop an exciting and cohesive body of work. Acrylic or oil paint, charcoal,...

Wednesday Mar 25th, 1pm - 4pm

  (9 sessions)
$330

9 sessions

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. Recommended Supply List ...

Thursday Apr 2nd, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$195

5 sessions

Painted Floorcloths (Ages 16+)

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

Design your own floorcloth, an Early American art form of floor coverings. Learn various techniques: staining, stenciling, geometric design or free hand images. Display on the floor or use as a wall-hanging. Bring on the first day of class: Any sketch pad Any pencil If the student already has acrylic paint and/or brushes, it is recommended that...

Thursday Apr 16th, 1pm - 4pm

  (5 sessions)
$195

5 sessions

Drawing Simplified

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

Take your drawing skills further by exploring the possibilities beyond charcoal and graphite. We will spend time working with portable and expressive tools, ideal for urban sketching: pen and ink, markers, pastels and colored pencils. Discover which ones work best for you and your creative goals. Explore the creative options of different types and...

Thursday Mar 26th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (9 sessions)
$330

9 sessions

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Spring Botanicals in Colored Pencil (Ages 16+)

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

Spring brings bright and beautiful subjects for botanical drawing. Through careful study of various flowers, you will work your way from loose sketching to detailed colored pencil drawings. We will be covering essential pencil techniques such as layering and burnishing, as well as the basics of color mixing and composition. Required Materials Colored...

Friday Mar 27th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$195

5 sessions

The World Traveler

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

Guided by a master landscape painter, create landscape paintings of any place around the country and world using your trips, magazines or memory as inspiration. Demos and group critiques will help you to gain confidence in this studio class. Supply List: Oil Painting Tubes of Oil Paint Titanium white (a large tube) Ivory or mars black Cadmium...

Monday Mar 23rd, 1pm - 4pm

  (9 sessions)
$335

9 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. Required Materials: NOTE: You do not need to purchase all here. Select a few penholders; nibs; India ink; regular watercolors:primary...

Friday Mar 27th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$195

5 sessions

Figures and Nature Drawing/Painting

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

Using drawing/painting media we’ll begin drawing from a life model and add nature elements to develop compositions. Each class begins with warm up sketches. Instruction will focus on creating strong compositions, anatomy, materials, color, and combining figures in nature. Supply List Bring in materials marked with * to the first class Drawing...

Monday Mar 23rd, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$225

5 sessions

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