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Hand Drafting

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 116 S Michigan 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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$585

10 sessions

Colored Pencil Botanicals

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

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...

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$185

5 sessions

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Botanical Drawing 1

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

Strong drawing is the cornerstone of botanical art. In this class, we will work in pencil, covering the fundamentals of proportions, line, tone, dimensionality, and expression. We will work from live specimens, flowers, seeds, and fruit.

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$374

9 sessions

Farm to Frame Drawing and Painting

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

Depict the bounty of the farmers’ market in the media of your choice, highlighting vegetables in all their humble beauty. From root vegetables to tomatoes to squash, apply the precepts of botanical art to these interesting subjects. Enhance your artwork through various techniques and composition, applying careful observation, authentic rendering,...

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$312

4 sessions

Drawing III, Figure

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

In this course we shall start with proportion and foreshortening of the human figure, at which point we’ll simplify the figure geometrically. We shall further explore gesture and character of the human form through study and croquis (quick-sketch) using a live model. Students will also learn basic anatomy of the human body and head. Towards the end...

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$380

8 sessions

Figure Drawing (Early College Program)

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

Working from the nude model, students learn how to draw the human form from direct observation. Class exercises include fast movement and long duration poses as well as content from other visual sources including photographs and the imagination. The essential elements of life drawing, including anatomy, proportion, volume, composition, gesture, and...

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$465

10 sessions

Drawing and Painting: Surface and Structure

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

Awaken your creative instincts and collaborate with a group of kindred spirits. Elevate drawing and painting skills by practicing gesture, contour drawing, color theory, and paint application on a variety of surfaces. The instructor compassionately guides you, unblocking self-imposed barriers to creativity and provides the tools to discover a renewed...

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$345

12 sessions

Children's Book Illustration

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

This course is designed to introduce students to the illustration process, from ideation and freehand sketching to the development of a finished product. Students are encouraged to experiment with a variety of materials and styles, from traditional to digital and including their hybrid. Classes are supplemented with a series of presentations on...

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$585

10 sessions

Drawing and Painting The Nude: The Long Pose

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

Designed for the student who wishes to pursue a figure painting or drawing in greater depth. Two and three-week poses allow more time for a thorough study of the model. Painting students will be encouraged to draw with the brush in full color.  Drawing students can work with charcoal, conté crayon, pencil or pastel. Every class will start with...

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$480

12 sessions

Comics and Graphic Novels (Early College Program)

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

This course investigates visual storytelling and traditional and digital drawing strategies through the contemporary art forms of comics and graphic novels. Students are introduced to a variety of illustrative approaches, such as writing, storyboarding, penciling, and inking/coloring, as well as multiple methods of presentation in print and online. ...

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$465

10 sessions

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Digital Illustration

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 37 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Intermediate and advanced artists, designers, and illustrators: Develop ideas using traditional media, then translate them digitally in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Emphasis will be placed on concept development as students create original characters and environments. Students will work in analog and digital formats, referencing the work of contemporary...

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$585

10 sessions

Drawing Shells

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

Capture the subtle colors and textures and the graceful lines of shells, pebbles, and other ephemera from the shore. Use graphite or colored pencil and work under the guidance of your instructor to accurately portray a summer beach still life. Notes: This is an intermediate/advanced class

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$112

3 sessions

Delacroix à Balthus en Français Ages 16+

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

Do you want to practice your French while sharpening your drawing and painting skills? Join a native French speaker and artist for a French immersion class that will transition from drawing into painting using art historical references. Basic to advanced French language proficiency is recommended. Supply List: Drawing pad: bristol smooth Vine charcoal:...

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$345

10 sessions

Sketching the Model: Gestures and Short Poses

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

Henry Matisse said 'Drawing is putting a line around an idea.' This beginner-level life drawing workshop explores methods of capturing the essentials of rhythms and proportions of the human form in line and tone. The ability to convey a sense of motion, weight-bearing, balance and rest are explored through techniques and concepts designed to emphasize...

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$193.05

2 sessions

Essentials of Perspective Drawing

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

New! Successfully illustrating proper positioning of objects in space is an essential component of drawing. Through sketching structural elements in the Garden and in the classroom setting, you will gain an understanding of linear perspective, shadows, and reflections. Explore how you think about the visual representation of a landscape to improve...

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$124
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