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Intro to Painting

at Discovery Center - Irving Park 4318 N Elston Ave 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60641

Explore your own expressive style through the practice and discipline of painting, and learn the fundamentals of color blending & balance. Create your own abstract, surreal, and representational paintings, as you learn the basics of painting with water based paints. Whether you prefer to paint still life or abstract expression, you will learn to...

Sunday Aug 25th, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$89

4 sessions

Intro to Acrylic Painting Through Landscapes

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

Learn the basics of acrylic painting to create beautiful landscapes while exploring a variety of color schemes and painting techniques.

Thursday Sep 12th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$215

6 sessions

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Beginning Acrylic Painting

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

Learn fundamental acrylic painting skills while practicing the art of expression, line, gesture, rhythm, tone and color. Achieve an understanding of acrylic materials and techniques as you work with both observational and imaginative painting methods, becoming familiar with acrylic painting in stylistic periods in art history and contemporary art. ...

Monday Sep 9th, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (12 sessions)
$345

12 sessions

Painting I: Acrylics & Oils

at Aartwerk Studio - Edgewater 1141 W Granville Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60660

Painting I, Acrylic is the introduction to the fundamentals of painting. We warmly recommend taking this course prior to any other painting course, even if your ultimate medium of choice is oil. Acrylics are fast drying, water-based paints, and will allow for quicker exploration of various approaches to painting.  Because of this, technical...

Sunday Sep 1st, 11am - 1pm

  (8 sessions)
$280

8 sessions

Creative Uses for Inks

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

Inks have the ability to create fluid and impressionistic effects on both porous and non-porous surfaces. Using ceramic tile, clayboard, canvas, wood, glass, metal, fabric, and rice paper, learn how to utilize and control ink to create one-of-a-kind works of art that allow you to flex your creativity. Skill Level: Beginner

Friday Sep 20th, 7pm - 10pm

  (5 sessions)
$185

5 sessions

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Painting Vibrant Flora in Oils

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

Render flowers richly and beautifully in oil paints! Discover how to achieve vibrant, confident-looking artworks that convey a sense of light, shadow, and sculptural form. Color mixing and brush stroke application will also be a major focus, to avoid muddiness and over-blending. You will start with a paint-along demonstration and receive individual...

Sunday Dec 1st, 9:30am - 3:30pm

Watercolor Pencils

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

Watercolor pencils offer an exciting, new dimension to the art of sketching and designing. This vibrant medium allows you to float between a sketch and color washing – adding a new sense of creative freedom. We will explore different techniques including dry and wet pencils, layering, shading, color blending, and more. Please bring the following...

Thursday Sep 12th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$160

5 sessions

Moldmaking 101 (Ages 16+)

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

Learn the basics of silicone mold making, creating 1-part molds and 2-part molds from a variety of different silicones and rubbers. Cast plastic or wax into your mold, and manipulate it further through carving, heat, or paint, which can then be hand-painted.  Mold making is a key technique for those interested in production. All molds created...

Thursday Sep 12th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$250

6 sessions

Etching & Intaglio Printmaking

at Spudnik Press Cooperative - West Town 1821 W Hubbard St Ste 302, Chicago, Illinois 60622

Intaglio Printmaking is a family of printing techniques in which marks are incised into a metal plate. Using a fine point needle and various other tools, drawings and images are transferred through a thin protective ground to expose copper. With the help of a chemical bath, marks and images are etched into the metal with a remarkable amount of detail....

Tuesday Sep 10th, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (8 sessions)
$250

8 sessions

Build Your Own Tableware: A Mug and a Bowl

at Color Cocktail Factory - Pilsen 917 W 18th St, Chicago, Illinois 60608

In this two hour workshop, you will be shown how to make a set of mugs and a bowl. This is a great introduction to hand building with clay and is just enough time to gain an understanding of the material and make something you’ll be proud of. After the session, you will leave your pieces with us, and we will process them for you i.e. glaze and...

Saturday Sep 28th, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Hand Paint Wool Yarn with Acid Dyes

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

Acid dyes are lightfast, washfast, and simple to use. Learn to prepare the yarn, calculate dye amounts, make dye solutions, steam set the dye, and try different techniques on five 20g mini hanks of yarn. Class includes one 100g hank of undyed wool, latex gloves, and all dye materials.  Supply List Pencil Calculator Scissors Plastic teaspoons...

Sunday Sep 29th, 12:30pm - 3:30pm

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Wine & Warhol Painting Party

at Artpie - Waukegan 608 North Ave, Waukegan, Illinois 60085

Enjoy complimentary wine while we guide you through your Warhol inspired painting! No experience required, when you are finished you will be amazed at what you’ve created!  Proceeds from Wine & Warhol Parties goes to fund free art workshops for area students!

No Upcoming Schedules
$40

Watercolor for Beginners

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

The first step to becoming comfortable with painting in watercolor is to get familiar with watercolor techniques and color theory. In watercolor, one must read "through" the colors due to the transparent nature of the medium.  Create color studies, practice creating a "flat wash," learn the five components of building a solid composition in watercolor,...

No Upcoming Schedules
$280

8 sessions

Oil Painting for Beginners

at Ausrine's Arts Room - Evanston 1123 Florence Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60202

Oil Painting basics for everyone who would like to try new medium.

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$75

Oil Painting Class IV - Beginners

at Ausrine's Arts Room - Evanston 1123 Florence Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60202

This is forth class of five for students who would like to gain basic knowledge in oil painting, methods and materials.

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$75
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