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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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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

Drawing Studio (Middle School Program)

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

This course offers an introduction to drawing as an exciting means of expression through writing, discussion, sketchbooks, and individual and group projects. Students explore a variety of drawing techniques and approaches to build their technical, spatial, and creative abilities, including essential elements of 2D design and art.  Working with...

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10 sessions

Mini Course: Art in Chicago 1960s to Today

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Join educator Annie Morse for this gallery-based seminar to explore the people and places that have made Chicago a thriving and dynamic creative center from the 'Hairy Who' to today. This program is offered as a noncredit course within the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Adult Continuing Education program.

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6 sessions

Mokuhanga Workshop

at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative - Lincoln Square 4912 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625

Participants will learn the basics of Japanese woodblock printmaking (mokuhanga) in this 2-day workshop. At the onset we will make a two-color print from prepared blocks using; water-based pigments, kento registration, and pressing with a baren – all hallmarks of this Japanese woodblock printmaking process dating back to the 17th century....

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2 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

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Compelling Points of View

at Ingrid's Originals Inc. - Lakeview 3729 N Ravenswood Ave Suite #138, Chicago, Illinois 60613

Creative Compositions with Sketchbook & Camera The success of a painting starts with your initial vision before you even pick up a pencil or brush.  The key is learning how to understand and capture this vision in your artwork.  Bill has always found his sketchbook to be one of his most valuable tools and he uses it as an experimental...

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2 sessions

Tropical Plein Air

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

We’ll draw and paint in either the Lincoln Park Conservatory or the Chicago Botanic Gardens. Work in watercolors and watercolor pencils, drawing mediums, or acrylics. Focus includes instruction on creating quick thumbnail sketches, composition, and color. Materials: small sketchbook Staedtler #3b pencils kneaded eraser.

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3 sessions

Colored Pencil on Film

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

​Required Materials: Basic set of colored pencils—bring what you have, wax or oil based (no water soluble pencilsplease). Be sure it includes a full range of values from very dark to very light in the primaryand secondary colors. Sketchbook Tracing paper pad Pencil sharpener Pencils 3⁄4 inch or 1 inch drafting tape Light drawing board...

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2 sessions

Fashion Flats

at The New School - Chicago Online Classroom, Chicago, Illinois 60601

Note that this class is being offered Online. Students will have weekly submission deadlines for assignments but can watch videos and work on assignments at their own pace. Students will have access to the Online Learning class within the period, anytime day or night, but will still have direct instructor involvement. For Online Classroom, please...

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10 sessions

Drawing Basics Multi-Session

at One Strange Bird - Wicker Park 2124 W Division St, Chicago, Illinois 60622

Learn how to illustrate anything your heart desires with our Multi-Session Drawing Basics class for beginners. Students will begin with simple drawings and move onto more complex scenes throughout the course. Take your drawing skills to the next level and discover your own personal style as an illustrator!

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4 sessions

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Fruit Tree Pruning Techniques

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

Orchardist Dan Bussey will show you various methods to prune and train your fruit trees to grow healthy and strong. Pruning and training can be intimidating, but with a little preparation, this rewarding winter activity will make your trees more productive. Class introduces the culture of apples, pears, cherries, and other stone fruits that you can...

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Coloring Monarchs and Milkweeds

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

Come with a box of colored pencils, and make beautiful butterflies come to life on a coloring page. No previous art experiences are required. The instructor will show simple techniques step by step. Illustrated line drawing will be provided.

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Spring Break Art Camp

at Inside Out Art Studio - Portage Park 4041 N Milwaukee Ave Ste 302, Chicago, Illinois 60641

Make Fun Art all day with our helpful teaching artists. Develop skills and complete fun projects in drawing, painting and making 3-D art. Bring a lunch.

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8 sessions

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