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Figure Drawing Sampler

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

This is a unique opportunity to sign up for a single day art class. This is designed for potential students who want to gain basic-level exposure to the visual arts at the Evanston Art Center. We want this to be a low stress, low commitment way to experience EAC offerings. One-day workshops in other disciplines are also available. Note: This workshop...

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Drawing and Painting Studio

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

This studio-based class offers time to work on projects of your personal preference with the availability of individualized instruction in areas of technique. Students are encouraged to explore line, composition, color, and scale. Group critiques and references to classic and contemporary art will be included. Bring your choice of medium (acrylic,...

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5 sessions

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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

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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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Colored Pencil: A Mixed-Media Approach

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

New! You will learn how colored pencil can be mixed with various mediums—graphite, watercolor, pastel, and ink.  These techniques can speed up the process of colored pencil and create some unique looks.  Prerequisite:  Colored Pencil Workshop Colored Pencil Drawing Course or previous colored pencil coursework. The School’s...

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4 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

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

Hand Drafting

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 37 S Wabash 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):...

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10 sessions

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 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

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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

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

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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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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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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