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Quill Pen Illustration

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

Crow quill pens have charmed artists throughout history. This ancient medium has certain characters that cannot be replaced by convenient mechanical pens. With easy-to-follow instructions, students will learn the basic techniques on how to handle the pen and ink. They will then explore two different styles: simple journal style drawings with vintage-look...

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6 sessions

Drawing in Carbon Dust

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

Carbon dust is a beautiful, versatile, and little-known medium that lends itself to both broad, painterly expression and to extremely fine detail. It is appropriate to all botanical subjects as well as to landscapes and still lifes. Working on various paper with a variety of black pigments (applied with both brushes and pencils, we will focus on botanicals...

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3 sessions

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Drawing Workshop

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 2603 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Whether you are a novice or seasoned hobbyist, this class offers you the fundamental techniques and tools used in the creative artistic process. Students will learn various methods of drawing in charcoal, and pencil, Basic artistic concepts concerning value, depth perception, perspective, and contrast will also be investigated. Historical and present...

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Drawing From the Soul

at Infinity Foundation - Highland Park 1280 Old Skokie Valley Rd, Highland Park, Illinois 60035

The soul is your subtle higher self that interfaces with pure Spirit. You consistently span many dimensions and are a natural portal for experiencing intuitive messages. Cultivate expansive consciousness to open the right hemisphere brain where your innate creative artistic ability lies. Delve into the depths of soul communication and explore your...

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Drawing and Painting Intensive for Adults

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

During this 3-session intensive, students will have the opportunity to visit a variety of art and cultural institutions where they will spend the day making art. Students will visit the Fiend Museum and work with scratchboard animals as the subject matter; the Art Institute of Chicago's Print and Drawing room, where they'll use graphite for figurative...

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3 sessions

Open Studio (Figure)

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

Open to everyone!   Open Studio (Figure) is a live model session. Anyone can register for these sessions, our students and non-students alike.  The form of the class is similar to that of advanced courses. Keep in mind that instructors will not give a lecture from the class you missed, or any lecture at all, but only work one on one with...

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Color Pencil on Slate

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

Working on slate can bring unique textures to your color pencil drawings. Learn how to apply color pencil to this interesting surface, some erasing techniques, and incorporating the texture into your drawing. The Greenhouse will be our inspiration. Some color pencil experience required.

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2 sessions

Beginner’s Nature Art Workshops

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

Tap into your creative side with an introductory workshop on nature art. No experience necessary! Enjoy light refreshments as you learn the basics under the encouraging guidance of your instructor. A fun and popular program with something new each season. Spring Flowers in Colored Pencil (April 6 or 7) Capture the curves and color of a cheerful spring...

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Botanicals in Charcoal

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

Charcoal gives you the opportunity to work large, bold, and loose, or keep the fine detail of traditional botanical art. Several techniques will be explored along with emphasis on composition. Basic drawing skills are required, but students will be guided and assisted by the instructor. The School’s CEUs=9

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3 sessions

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Freehand Sketching Retreat

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Libertyville 25779 N St. Marys Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60045

Capture a moment’s impression on paper with color, style, clarity, and character. This class is an introduction to sketching landscape elements freehand in a spirit of casual, carefree freedom. Expect a rewarding and relaxing experience for all levels, where you will learn fundamentals and discover techniques to create effective conceptual sketches....

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Colored Pencil on Mylar

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

For those familiar with the use of colored pencil on paper, here is the opportunity to work with the new popular substrate, Mylar film. Colored pencils on film can depict the rich, glowing color of florals, with the potential for adding the illusion of depth and atmospheric fade.  Techniques covered include working on both sides of the film,...

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2 sessions

Pen & Ink & Watercolor

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. Material list NOTE: You do not need to purchase all here. Select a few penholders; nibs; India ink; regular watercolors: primary colors...

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6 sessions

Figure Drawing for Illustration

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 36 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

This course helps students develop illustration skills with an emphasis on the body, gesture, and proportion. Working from a live clothed model, students are taught how to express the mood and texture of a wide variety of clothing fabrics, and how to communicate fashion design concepts with style and expression. This class is suited for illustration...

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10 sessions

Sketching with Historical Perspective

at Evanston Art Center

This sketching/drawing class is held at the Art Institute of Chicago. Each session will begin with an art history lesson, looking at certain art from a historical perspective and highlighting various techniques. We will explore Islamic, Greek and Roman, Medieval, Impressionist, landscape, and Renaissance art.  The remainder of the class will...

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6 sessions

Digital Illustration for Fashion

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 112 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Designed for students interested in fashion, this course provides an introduction to using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop for the purposes of creating technical and non-technical illustrations that reflect the designer's unique aesthetic and create a sense of brand identity.  Coursework will result in a portfolio of electronic and print...

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10 sessions

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