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Painting and Drawing Intensive

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

During this one-week Painting and Drawing Intensive, students will be fully immersed in their creative work while discovering the joy and excitement of engaging with their materials, ideas, peers, and instructors in new and inspiring ways.  Students will focus on the intimate relationship between drawing and painting and experiment with a wide...

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$685

5 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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$465

10 sessions

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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

Drawing: The Art of Perception

at Infinity Foundation - Highland Park 1280 Old Skokie Valley Rd, Highland Park, Illinois 60035

Open your perception of how you view objects to more readily and easily draw whether you are a beginner or an advanced artist. Find out how to more effectively use your mind and eyes to see with clearer insight and less worry about technique.  Be guided through various exercises designed to simplify and clarify the art of perception.  Apply...

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$70

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Art in the Park

at The Paintbrush - Lincoln Park 2646 N Halsted, Chicago, Illinois 60614

Meet in various locations in Lincoln Park to discover, explore, draw and paint the ART that makes up this beautiful park! Notes: Bring lunch. T-shirt included (please reply with size when you receive your email confirmation). List of things to bring and registration forms will be emailed to you. Drop-Off Locations will be emailed to you. Students...

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$175

3 sessions

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 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 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

Experimental Drawing and Painting Intensive

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

Designed for students who want to explore and experiment with contemporary and interdisciplinary processes in drawing and painting, while developing a daily artistic practice to sustain creativity. Challenge concepts of traditional drawing and painting and work outside your comfort zone, inspired by contemporary artists who confront and play with conventional...

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$685

5 sessions

Abstract Alchemy: From and with Nature

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

Full Course Name Abstract Alchemy: From and with Nature - Intensive with Artist Judith Kruger Reinterpret nature’s deep imagery and essence employing matter from nature itself within a limited palette. Paint, ink and homemade gesso will be made from inorganic and organic sources including pine soot, shells and earth minerals. Natural metallics and...

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$670

4 sessions

Outdoor Sketching

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

Learning how to make quick studies in the field is an important skill. You will gain the experience to create these sketches, complete with notes on field conditions, colors, plant measurements, and textures, for a complete work-up in the studio. Please dress for the weather. Folding chairs are provided. In case of inclement weather the class will...

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$298

6 sessions

SEEING the Art Institute of Chicago

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

SEEING the Art Institute of Chicago: The Collection as Inspiration This new course is about learning to see using the wonders of the Art Institute of Chicago as subject and the activity of drawing as the tool to learn to see. Each day will explore a new perspective - the figure, composition, perspective, and gesture. Class sessions will begin in...

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$685

5 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

Colored Pencil: Exotic Plants

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

The Chicago Botanic Garden’s Greenhouses contain many exotic plants, displayed in facsimiles of their native habitats, which students will use as subjects. Draw from life in the Greenhouses, making studies of the intricate plant structures and colors, then return to the studio to translate studies into compositions. Work in graphite leading to finished...

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$298

5 sessions

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

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