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Watercolors: Materials, Composition and Technique

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

Class focuses on creating vibrant paintings with strong compositions using watercolor tubes, and watercolor pencils. Instruction includes demos on watercolor techniques- applying transparent verses opaque watercolor, washes, and painting wet in wet. For supply list please click here

Tuesday Sep 10th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$215

6 sessions

Watercolor: Painting the Natural World

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

The medium of watercolor delightfully expresses the beauty of nature. Each week, you will focus on a specific technique, such as ways to mix greens or show natural textures, with a goal of a more satisfying painting experience.  Learn how to use composition, color, and focus to create the impression of a beautiful natural place. Additional supplies...

Thursday Sep 19th, 1pm - 3:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$399

8 sessions

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Mixed-Media: Landscape in Watercolor & Soft Pastel

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

Mixed media using watercolors and soft (dry) pastels offers wonderful ways to construct textural, 3D looking artworks, while enjoying the relaxing, meditative, therapeutic aspects of art-making. Explore fun, traditional and experimental ways to apply these materials to achieve interesting effects. We start with a paint-along demonstration, then branch...

Sunday Aug 18th, 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

Watercolor: Fun and Easy

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

Think watercolor is too difficult? This class takes the mystery out of the medium and shows you a variety of techniques and styles, step-by-step. Each class begins and ends with demonstrations by the instructor. Learn to paint your favorite landscapes, a still-life or flowers from your garden. Let loose with a “no holds barred” session dedicated...

Wednesday Sep 18th, 1pm - 4pm

  (6 sessions)
$215

6 sessions

John Pastoriza-Pinol Watercolor Workshop

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

John Pastoriza-Pinol, an award-winning botanical artist with a doctorate in botany from the University of Vigo, Spain, is coming from Australia to teach a three-day workshop. Learn a technique for achieving the intricacies of fine detail in your paintings. Properly protecting those critical edges in your drawing before laying down your watercolor...

Friday Oct 11th, 9:30am - 4:30pm

  (3 sessions)
$449

3 sessions

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Pen & Ink & Dr. Martin Watercolor

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

Create studies and one finished piece using dip pens, micron pens, brush pens, and Dr. Martin watercolors. The instructor will provide a still life, or you can bring in still life material. Please click here for the Material List. Material List for December 7, 2019, please click here

Saturday Dec 7th, 9:30am - 4pm

Pen and Ink with Watercolor Washes

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

After drawing the subject in pen and ink to capture the essence of the motif, a loose, liquid application of watercolor paint will be used to bring the piece to life. Various sketching techniques will be taught as well as loose applications of washes of color. Artist inspiration will be derived from the Greenhouses, gardens, or floral plant specimens...

Tuesday Sep 10th, 1pm - 4pm

  (5 sessions)
$298

5 sessions

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Color Interaction: Beyond Color Mixing

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

Learn the ways colors interact with each other to increase the impact of your work. Explore simultaneous and sequential contrast and uses of warm and cool color. Our primary media will be watercolor or colored pencil. A supply list will be sent with your confirmation. Prerequisite: ART elective

Saturday Sep 14th, 1pm - 4pm

  (2 sessions)
$197

2 sessions

Pen & Ink & Watercolor (Ages 16+)

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

Using still life and reference material, students will create drawings and paintings using a variety of pens–dip pens, micron pens, brush pens, watercolors, Dr. Martin Watercolors, and brushes on various papers. For supply list click here

Friday Sep 13th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$215

6 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

Architect of Light: It's All About the Light

at Ingrid's Originals Inc. - Lakeview 3729 N Ravenswood Ave Suite #138, Chicago, Illinois 60613

The focus of this three-day  studio workshop is on finding and expressing our own artistic voice. Fundamentals will be demonstrated and duality….the dialogue between opposing forces that finds resolution or not… on the paper’s surface, will also be explored.  A painting demonstration will be done first thing in the morning to illustrate...

Friday Oct 11th, 9am - 4pm

  (3 sessions)
$490

3 sessions

Family Watercolor Workshop in American Sign Language

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

How many times have you heard it said that watercolor is a tough medium to learn? Watercolor is fun and easier than you would think.  Learn various techniques and color theory while exploring different ways to combine light, composition, color, and textures in watercolor painting.  The instructor, using American Sign Language (ASL), through...

Saturday Oct 19th, 1pm - 4pm

Mixed-Media: Flora in Watercolor & Soft Pastel

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

Mixed media using watercolors and soft (dry) pastels offers wonderful ways to construct textural, 3D looking artworks, while enjoying the relaxing, meditative, therapeutic aspects of art-making. Explore fun, traditional and experimental ways to apply these materials to achieve interesting effects. We start with a paint-along demonstration, then branch...

Tuesday Oct 29th, 1pm - 4pm

  (5 sessions)
$185

5 sessions

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

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