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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

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Painting, Color and Design

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

Get introduced to stimulating color and design methods. Learn how to progress from idea to sketch to painting to both enrich creativity and bring a sense of order to your artwork. Personalize your color palette, and work with the principles of pictorial structure to help you develop an exciting and cohesive body of work. Acrylic or oil paint, charcoal,...

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$410

12 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

Ensemble of the Portrait

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

Analyze the drawing and color aspects of portrait painting separately, and then combines them into a coordinated whole. Color studies are used to map out the major color relationships and monochrome drawings develop the student’s ability to see the form. Poses will last 3 weeks, with a strong emphasis on seeing the large visual impression. Ideal...

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$405

10 sessions

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

Painting I, Acrylic

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 rules...

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$260

8 sessions

Painting Studio: Color Exploration

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

Bring richness; color and depth to their paintings. Using a limited palette guided and inspired by color  theory; students will implement techniques such as  layering, optical mixture, broken  brushstroke,  and glazing to create complex, expressive color. Basic ideas about  painting will be reviewed.  Students will learn...

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$315

9 sessions

Color Simplified

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

Overwhelmed by all the colors on your palette? Gain a stronger understanding of color temperature and harmony by painting with a limited palette. When you limit the number of colors you use, you focus more on color temperature and value, which define form and space in your painting.  Limiting your palette helps to better understand individual...

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$155

4 sessions

Plein Air Painting

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 112 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Learn to observe color and capture changing light along the city's lakefront and in its parks. Necessary equipment, paint, and supplies will be addressed, and students will have the option of working in oil or acrylics. Should the weather become inclement, the class will retire to the museum and/or classroom for a lecture and slide presentation. ...

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$585

10 sessions

Color in the Autumn Landscape

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

Capture the fleeting colors of autumn. Learn how painters think about color and light in nature. We will learn to break through the limitations of local color in representing the landscape.  Students will create small paintings in the medium of their choice, including gouache, acrylic, watercolor, and oil. Color drawing materials...

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$349

6 sessions

Color in the Summer Landscape

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

Bring color into your landscape painting this summer. Students will learn how painters think about color in nature. A brief review of color and light will help students represent the landscape, and Nina Weiss will also discuss composition ideas.  Students will create small paintings in the medium of their choice, including gouache, acrylic, watercolor,...

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$159

2 sessions

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Café Terrace at Night

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

Café Terrace at Night, also known as The Cafe Terrace on the Place du Forum, is an oil painting executed by the Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh while at Arles, France, in mid-September 1888. The painting is not signed, but described and mentioned by the artist in three letters. Visitors to the site can still stand at the northeastern corner of the...

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$25

From Still Life to Real Life

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

Manet proclaimed still life to be the "touchstone" of painting. Like Manet, we will study still life set-ups to learn how to see the world in terms of color relationships, shadow, light, and quality of edges. Composition, creating light effects, volume, and atmosphere will be discussed in group critiques. The course culminates in a 6-week portrait...

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$345

9 sessions

Interpreting Masterworks

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

Every painter learns his or her craft from the art of previous ages. In this course, students will interpret the concepts and techniques of artists and artwork on exhibition in the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC). Visits to the museum, demonstrations, individual guidance, and group critics will help guide personal directions and interpretations in each...

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$585

10 sessions

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