Fri, Sep 20
7:00pm - 10:00pm
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Inks have the ability to create fluid and impressionistic effects on both porous and non-porous surfaces. Using ceramic tile, clayboard, canvas, wood, glass, metal, fabric, and rice paper, learn how to utilize and control ink to create one-of-a-kind works of art that allow you to flex your creativity. Skill Level: Beginner
Friday Sep 20th, 7pm - 10pm(5 sessions)
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. For supply list click here
Friday Sep 13th, 9:30am - 12:30pm(6 sessions)
Explore the world of zines, mini-comics, and self-publishing! Learn to express yourself using a combination of collage, drawing, writing, and mixed media techniques to create a handmade zine. Students will create their own unique zine and contribute to a class anthology that will be ready to print, assemble, and share with the world!
Wednesday Sep 11th, 4:15pm - 6:15pm(6 sessions)
Cast shadows (shadows cast by your subject onto a surface) can ground a subject and create beautiful design elements. Employing artful lighting, you will explore techniques that really make a cast shadow work for you and create dramatic images. A supply list will be sent with your confirmation.
Saturday Nov 2nd, 1pm - 4pm(3 sessions)
Saturday Nov 2nd, 9am - 12pm(6 sessions)
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Relax and enjoy the beauty of nature while learning colored pencil techniques! Classes are designed as a series of botanical studies, to give you a solid foundation in using colored pencils. Work from a different plant or flower every week, each with their own challenge of color or texture. Supply list Colored pencils (set of at least 12). Prismacolor...
Friday Oct 4th, 9:30am - 12:30pm(5 sessions)
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)
Students with different levels of experience will learn colored pencil application techniques, with emphasis on transitioning from graphite to color. Various finishing techniques unique to colored pencils will be introduced. Emphasizing form, drawing skills will be strengthened, facilitating your personal expression through botanical art. You will...
Monday Nov 4th, 6pm - 9pm(3 sessions)
During this workshop student will use personal narratives and memory to create illustrative stories. Students will create content to excavate personal stories to put into their zine. After various group and individual exercises students will use pencils, ink, brushes, and collage to create an original zine. Location Instructions: We are located in...
Wednesday Oct 23rd, 6pm - 9pm
In this class, students will learn the processes and techniques of drawing on and printing from stones. CPC is one of the few places in Chicago where students have access to traditional lithographic limestones and is an exceptional studio to learn the lithography process. In this ten-week course, students will learn how to translate their images to...
Tuesday Sep 17th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm(10 sessions)
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)
John Pastoriza-Pinol, an award-winning botanical artist with a doctorate in botany from the University of Vigo, Spain, is coming from Australia to teach a three-day workshop. Learn a technique for achieving the intricacies of fine detail in your paintings. Properly protecting those critical edges in your drawing before laying down your watercolor...
Friday Oct 11th, 9:30am - 4:30pm(3 sessions)
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Whether painting a single botanical subject or a complex still life, pastel is a perfect medium for expressing the beauty of the subject. Your style can be either loose or detailed. You will explore color, composition, and intention in this class. Prerequisite: Botanical Drawing 1. A supply list will be sent with your confirmation. ART elective...
Sunday Sep 29th, 12:30pm - 3:30pm(5 sessions)
Convert your own drawing or design to a collection of hand-printed wearable items in this energetic and informative one-day workshop. Printing an assortment of t-shirts or totebags is practical, fun and incredibly gratifying! Students will bring to the workshops with a bold black and white drawing, a high-contrast photo, or a digital design. While...
Sunday Sep 15th, 2pm - 6pm
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)