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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

Colored Pencil Drawing II

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

Take your colored pencil work to a new level. Explore in depth the techniques introduced in previous colored pencil courses, working toward finished pieces that emphasize composition as well as mastery of the medium.  Students may work with subject matter introduced by the instructor or on personal projects, providing their own plant material....

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$298

5 sessions

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From Paper to Canvas

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

Have you always loved to draw and paint, but need the time, space and guidance in order to motivate yourself? Begin by drawing on paper and gradually move into paint on canvas. Drawing mediums will include charcoal and pencil, paints including acrylics and oils. Beginners work from still-life set ups and in-class exercises.  Basic drawing and...

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$280

12 sessions

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

Learn to Draw Workshop

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

Kids ages 5 to 12 can learn the basics of drawing or painting in this workshop that focuses on the skills of creating that which we see. Kids who want to learn to express themselves through art will love this workshop featuring lessons in standard drawing techniques. No previous experience necessary but experienced doodlers are encouraged to join. ...

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$265

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

Colored Pencil Drawing Course

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

Start with the fundamentals, then delve into working with dry and wet media of colored pencil. Develop your drawing skills through extensive color exploration of value, intensity, and temperature. Learn dry applications, layering, washes, and color-mixing techniques. Work from real life and nature, not from photographs.  Demonstration and...

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$298

6 sessions

High School Drawing & Painting Intensive II (Age 15-18)

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

Perfect for local teens interested in furthering their artistic abilities in the subjects of painting and drawing. The program was developed from Loyola Academy, ETHS, and New Trier High School. Perfect for advanced high school art students serious about pursuing art.  Designed to enhance a student’s ability to render objects and the figure...

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$450

5 sessions

Beginning Drawing with Jill Sutton

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

Ideal for learning fundamental drawing skills, regardless of previous experience. Using historical and contemporary art references, weekly exercises will range from familiar subjects like still-life and landscape to exploring the realm of abstract and conceptual art working in black and white, and color. Recommended supply list: 18" x 24" newsprint...

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$280

8 sessions

Drawing from Life for Teens

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

In this beginning figure drawing class, work with a live (clothed) model, developing foundational drawing skills with long figure poses as well as quick dynamic ones. Develop foundational skills in techniques such as line quality, texture, composition, and foreshortening, with a focus on really understanding tonal shading. Experimenting with various...

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$155

4 sessions

Drawing Studio (Early College Program)

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

This course focuses on drawing as an exciting tool for organizing thoughts, feelings, and images. Students develop and strengthen fundamental skills, as well as investigate a range of traditional and contemporary drawing materials and concepts, exploring essential elements of 2D design and contemporary art.  Through the study of line, perspective,...

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$465

10 sessions

Beginning Drawing with Vivian Zapata

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

Learn about fundamental drawing concepts: line, shape, form, value, proportion, and perspective. Emphasis is on representational drawing of still life arrangements and other subjects. Use graphite and charcoal with confidence. With short presentations and demonstrations, explore concepts, application techniques, and drawing examples. Supply List

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$410

12 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

Nature in the Sketchbook

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

Use resources of the Chicago Botanic Garden and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago to learn how artists and scientists understand ideas of nature. Complete an exploratory sketchbook of observational paintings, drawings, and notes that serve as an investigative record. Activities include outdoor painting and sketching, discussions with scientists,...

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$585

10 sessions

Intermediate Drawing

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

Work with graphite and charcoal to build and hone your drawing comfort and ability. The graphite drawings will include a still life and a surrealist-inspired artwork. Later, focus on portraiture and create drawings from a photographic reference, as well as a live model. Required Materials: *All materials should be brought to class unless noted ...

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$340

9 sessions

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