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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

Botanical Drawing 3

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

We will explore different approaches to capture beautiful and accurate botanical detail, frequently using the microscope. We will work primarily in pencil and will experiment with different tools to achieve particular textures and effects.  Prerequisite: Botanical Drawing 1 and 2 or equivalent. Please Note: A supply list will be sent with...

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$298

6 sessions

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Botanical Drawing: Basics and More - Master Class

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

Botanical drawing requires keen observation, precision, and attention to detail. Learn fresh ideas and tips from acclaimed wildflower painter Heeyoung Kim to take your drawing and pencil work featuring botanical subjects to the next level.  All supplies included. Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced

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$320

2 sessions

Youth Art Open Studio (Ages 7-14)

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

Develop ideas, and create projects you imagine! Work in the medium of your choice: painting, sculpture, drawing, mixed media. An open studio setting without a structured curriculum and formal instruction. Students are encouraged with guidance and some instruction and direction on an individual basis.  Access to painting supplies and materials...

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$280

12 sessions

Exercise Your Imagination

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

Join us as we experiment with drawing and painting methods and techniques using Surrealism, Dada, symbolism and magical thinking to enhance visual imagery. Required Materials: Bring drawing paper and drawing equipment to first class as well as one or two small objects from your home.

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$365

9 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

Nature in the Sketchbook, in the Garden, in the Museum

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - Glencoe Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe, Illinois 60022

Students will use the resources of the Chicago Botanic Garden and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago to learn about the many ways artists and scientists have come to understand ideas of nature. As a studio course, students will complete an exploratory body of small observational paintings, drawings, and notes that they will make in a sketchbook,...

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$585

10 sessions

Colored Pencil: Enchanting Orchids

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

The luscious colors of orchids, combined with the fine detail required to accurately depict their elaborate structures, make them ideal subjects for the medium of colored pencils on paper or Mylar drafting film. With a visit to the Orchid Show for inspiration, the class will draw from live specimens with the goal of producing high quality finished...

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$349

3 sessions

High School Drawing & Painting Intensive l (Ages 14-18)

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

Start building your portfolio! Designed for high schoolers who want to learn new drawing and painting techniques offsite, including special techniques like Suminagashi, an acrylic pour, and clayboard techniques.  The offsite visits include  Tuesday: Dawes House, Evanston;  Wednesday: Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe;  Thursday:...

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$440

4 sessions

Drawing Fragments

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

This is a workshop focused in drawing as a by-product of creative production rather than a precursor. We will build images based in a free association of fragments (discarded materials) from each student’s creative process, working with a combination of techniques such as ebony rubbing, thread tracing, hand and machine stitching, found object collage,...

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$85

Colored Pencil: White Flower Techniques

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

Advance your skills by acquiring the techniques and methods for successfully drawing white flowers on white paper.  Learn how to see subtle colors reflected on white objects and express them through a range of warm and cool colors. You will also gain the skills necessary to tackle the rich shadow colors.  Prerequisite: Colored Pencil Workshop,...

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$161.25

2 sessions

Life Drawing

at Magical Minds Studio - Oak Park 110 Madison St, Chicago, Illinois 60302

Discover how to draw forms. We'll explore gesture, anatomy, line, and tone using a variety of drawing tools. Each week will focus on a different aspect of drawing. The class will meet once per week, but students will be asked to keep a sketchbook with them during the week to practice the skills they're learning. Materials needed: Sketchbook for practice...

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$115

5 sessions

Exploring Scratchboard

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

Come explore scratchboard using several different scratching tools and ink formulated for this medium. This drawing medium is great for highly detailed subject matter. Scratchboard and clayboard supplies are included.

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$115

2 sessions

Ex Libris: Relief Print Booklet (Ages 16+)

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

Design, cut, and print your own relief bookplate to personalize your book collection. Join the centuries-old tradition - Ex Libris!

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$90

Color Rendering with Markers

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

Studies have shown that there is a fresh incentive to hone in on manual architectural skills and bring the use of hand rendering and hand drawing back to life.  There are conceptual and aesthetic qualities that software can neither equal nor replace. This course will offer an introduction, guidance, and techniques for hand-rendering on three...

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$139

3 sessions

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