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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

Mixed-Media Drawing and Painting

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

This studio class focuses on creativity, and on being inventive with the use and combination of various mediums and tools, combining traditional painting techniques with unconventional materials. Practice drawing, painting and printing in unusual ways and discover how to create with your own unique voice. Supply List: Colors: Acrylics/oils Bone...

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$380

11 sessions

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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

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

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

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

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

Fashion Illustration (Early College Program)

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 36 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

This course is for students who are passionate about clothing design and are interested in illustrating a fashion collection of their own. Students develop drawing skills and fashion illustration techniques with an emphasis on individual style and expression, inspired by live, clothed models and garments from SAIC's Fashion Resource Center.  ...

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$465

10 sessions

Children's Picture Book Illustration

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

Choose a classic children’s picture book or bring in your own picture book story and learn about making sequential scenes and creating a picture book dummy. The class will cover thumbnail layouts, storyboarding and using a scanner/computers to create the book dummies.  Bring to 1st class:  9 x 12 inch or larger sketchbook tracing paper...

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$410

12 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

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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

Outdoor Travel Sketching

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

You love to draw, and you love to travel.  How best to combine the two? Learn how to maximize your time as you sketch and draw the beautiful Evanston Lakefront Landscape. Learn how to extract your vision from the landscape using elements of composition & gesture: to render basic forms of the landscape; and to use color in an exciting new way....

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$165

2 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

Go Figure

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

Explore figure drawing and painting while learning about proportions, line, shape, and value. Work in dry media such as graphite, charcoal, and pastel, building up to work with wet media such as ink and watercolor. Study both classical and contemporary examples that range from Durer to Diebenkorn. Begin with gesture drawing and learn to measure as...

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$480

11 sessions

Architecture: Design & Drawing (Early College Program)

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

This course introduces students to the process architects use to develop their ideas and concepts, focusing on the how and why of creating new shapes, spaces, and buildings. With Chicago as its backdrop, projects incorporate experimentation with form, basic drawing, perspective and drafting techniques, 3D modeling, and the ability to discuss projects...

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$465

10 sessions

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