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Intro to Figure

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

Expand your skill and learn to draw the figure! This supportive, multi-level class welcomes students who are new to drawing the human figure as well as those with experience. Introductory exercises will prepare students to create increasingly complex drawings as the session progresses using a range of black and white media with the optional introduction...

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$480

12 sessions

Drawing Simplified

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

Strengthen your ability to render realistically on paper! We will work on drawing skills with pencil (graphite and colored), charcoal, and ink, with an emphasis on expressive value relationships.  Some time will also be spent drawing on toned (non-white) paper, as it has a beautiful unifying effect and speeds up the depiction of form as the middle...

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$280

8 sessions

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Drawing Into Painting

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

Learn the fundamentals of drawing before picking up a paintbrush. For the first half of the course, we will use dry media and focus on measuring, value, and perspective. During the second half, you will transition into painting with a water-based media such as acrylic or watercolor. We will cover color theory, and focus on still life and landscape.

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$410

12 sessions

Drawing & Painting The Portrait

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

See how shadow and light reveal the forms of the head and how these individual forms fit into a coordinated whole. For painting, learn to organize the major color relationships . Composition, light effects, and atmosphere will be studied to produce lively paintings and drawings. There will be one pose lasting three weeks for a thorough model study....

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$405

10 sessions

Pen and Ink 1

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

This studio class will examine pen-and-ink drawing with the study of natural botanical forms, shapes, and dissections. We will study the use of a variety of pen-and-ink techniques (stipple, cross-hatching,contour-line, and combinations); the execution of black-and-white elements to create value, tone, and texture (such as leaf venation, stem texture,...

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$298

6 sessions

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Nature in Graphite

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

Learn to capture nature with graphite, the perfect medium for textures. As you study and draw the details of living plants, you will learn the techniques of pencil drawing, develop your eye-hand coordination, and learn the structures of the plants you draw.  Regular activities include daily drawing exercises, weekly home assignments, and constructive...

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$162

4 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

Drawing on Site: Urban Sketching Intensive

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

In this course, students of all levels will engage in the immersive practice of urban sketching, drawing on site in locations around the city. Students will use their preferred drawing materials and work in their own style and voice as they visit a variety of sites, which may include a limited-access rehearsal of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, behind-the-scenes...

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$685

5 sessions

From Drawing to Painting (Early College Program)

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

This course is for students that have a background in drawing, but little to no painting experience. Drawings serve as the foundation for acquiring new painting skills and students are encouraged to develop their own ideas and goals with instructor guidance. Skills such as line, volume, space, materiality, form and function, and palette are explored...

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$465

10 sessions

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Outdoor Sketching and Perspective

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

Get outside and draw! Take advantage of the summer with this outdoor observational drawing class. Students will be led on drawing excursions in and around Evanston to learn to draw the urban landscape. Elements of linear perspective, observational drawing, and color will be brought together in this unique class.  Alternate indoor locations will...

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$410

12 sessions

Mandalas on Vinyl Records

at Seeds Center - Edgewater 1212 W Balmoral Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60640

Learn easy, peasy techniques to mandala drawing or do your own style of art making as you design your own vintage vinyl record with colored pencils. No need to have any drawing experience. All supplies including hanging material included. Makes for great Wall Art. BYOB optional. Food and snacks welcome. Class sizes are small so they are extra fun...

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$45

The Artist's 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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$380

11 sessions

Pastel Drawing

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

Soft pastel is a unique medium that combines the qualities of drawing and painting, such that dry pigments look like velvet catching the light. Create pastels from nature, photographs or memories as you explore composition, color, light, shadow and perspective. A studio class with significant independent work. Supply List a box of soft pastel sticks...

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$410

12 sessions

From Drawing to Painting

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

This course is for students that have a background in drawing, but little to no painting experience. Drawings serve as the foundation for acquiring new painting skills, and students are encouraged to develop their own ideas and goals with instructor guidance. Skills such as line, volume, space, materiality, form and function, and palette are explored...

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$585

10 sessions

Introduction to Drawing

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

This course emphasizes the development of observational drawing skills and hand-eye coordination. The learning sequence progresses from simple forms and skill levels toward more complex constructions and compositions. Basic drawing elements such as line, proportion, perspective, composition, texture and the study of light and shade are investigated...

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$585

10 sessions

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