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Oil Painting en Plein Air

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

Let the summer scenes of the Garden inspire you in this three-day workshop. Explore design, composition, use of color, value, and drawing. Stress will be placed on designing the painting, as well as a practical approach of emphasizing the elements of solid painting. We will spend a portion of the class painting in the Garden as weather allows. ...

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$169

3 sessions

Self-Portraiture

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

Self-portraiture has a rich tradition in the history of art making. From the ancient Greeks, Rembrandt, and van Gogh to today, artists have always used their own faces as subjects for their work.  Coursework will include the study of art historical references and exploration of self-portraiture working from photos, mirrors, and memory in a variety...

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$292.50

5 sessions

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Color As an Object: Painting with Color

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

Want to grow your practice with color in either oil or acrylic? We'll begin with the basics of color theory, and the progress through creating color swatches and learning about our materials, ultimately creating two paintings that demonstrate the main principles of color theory. Paintings will either be abstract or from references you bring. To expand...

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$345

10 sessions

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Drawing and Painting: Surface and Structure

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

Awaken your creative instincts and collaborate with a group of kindred spirits. Elevate drawing and painting skills by practicing gesture, contour drawing, color theory, and paint application on a variety of surfaces. The instructor compassionately guides you, unblocking self-imposed barriers to creativity and provides the tools to discover a renewed...

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$345

12 sessions

Painting: Color and Light

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

Learn to paint form, space and atmospheric effects by focusing on depicting light with color. This course provides instruction in color theory as it pertains to painting practices with an emphasis on using color expressively.  Paint application techniques are demonstrated and considerations for color effects, schemes, and properties are investigated...

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$585

10 sessions

Copying at the Art Institute

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

This course is conducted in the galleries of the Art Institute of Chicago, where students have the opportunity to study and paint directly from a painting in the museum's collection. Through intensive perceptual study, students strengthen their understanding of painting and its art historical context, while building technical skills.  Materials...

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$585

10 sessions

Drawing and Painting The Nude: The Long Pose

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

Designed for the student who wishes to pursue a figure painting or drawing in greater depth. Two and three-week poses allow more time for a thorough study of the model. Painting students will be encouraged to draw with the brush in full color.  Drawing students can work with charcoal, conté crayon, pencil or pastel. Every class will start with...

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$480

12 sessions

Painting with Acrylics

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

A strong introduction to painting in which students learn about color mixing, painting techniques and composition. Each student receives 1-on-1 instruction and everyone is encouraged to develop personal themes. The focus is exclusively acrylics. Students will learn the specifics of this rich technique, which can equal the wonders of oil when well-mastered....

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$345

10 sessions

Making Paint from Scratch

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

Learn the basic principles of paint fabrication, canvas stretching and priming to deepen your knowledge of the properties of various pigments. Make a painting from the raw materials, the way painters were doing it before readymade paints were available. The session will cover acrylic, oil and other kinds of paints.

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$130

2 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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$345

10 sessions

The Art of Music

at Vaudezilla Studios - Irving Park 3330 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60618

Get your artistic juices flowing! In this hour-long workshop, you'll learn how to mindfully interpret music and sound into visual art. Using oil and chalk pastels and tempera paint, we will create 3 works of art inspired by different musical pieces. We will also have a discussion and feedback session following the creation of your art - this allows...

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$20

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

Landscape Painting in the Studio

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

Learn the principles of creating landscape paintings in the studio. Using photo references and knowledge gleaned from other paintings and imagination, discover how to create engaging paintings. By studying historical examples of great work, we'll learn how to move beyond simply copying from photo reference and move into new creative avenues. For...

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$280

8 sessions

Capturing the Colors of Summer

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

Bring color into your landscape painting this summer. Discover how painters think about composition and color in nature.  A brief review of color and light will help you represent the landscape. You will create small paintings in the medium of your choice, such as gouache, acrylic, watercolor, and oil. Color drawing materials such as pastel and...

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$159

4 sessions

Painting Class

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

Abstract painting in Acrylic/oil.

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$75
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