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Meditations in Ink: Bamboo and Dragonfly

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

Asian Brush Painting Workshop New! Join a relaxing, meditative exploration into the nature and techniques of painting bamboo in the hsieh-i style of brush painting, called sumi-e in Japan. Through demonstrations and hands-on painting, learn to paint traditional bamboo with a high-flying guest dragonfly in ink and color. You...

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$189

Meditations in Ink: Iris and Swallow

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

Asian Brush Painting Workshop New! Join a relaxing, meditative exploration into the nature and techniques of painting an iris in the hsieh-i style of brush painting, called sumi-e in Japan. Through demonstrations and hands-on painting, learn to paint this elegant flower and guest bird using hand-ground ink and color. You...

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$189

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Go Figure: Incorporating Life into Art

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

Learn to animate and enliven your watercolor painting by incorporating human or animal figures into the landscape. The figures will provide a focal point that adds interest, storytelling, scale, and perspective to your paintings.  Learn techniques to simplify the figure and gesture in your artwork.  Prerequisite: Previous watercolor coursework...

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$349

5 sessions

Expressive Watercolor: Open Studio

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

The freedom and fluidity of watercolor allow a bolder, larger, looser approach to your work. We will explore wet into wet and wet into dry techniques. This course is designed to build on foundational watercolor techniques with individualized personal instruction.  Prerequisite: Previous watercolor coursework or experience.

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$349

6 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

Meditations in Ink: Zen Bamboo

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

Bamboo is the symbol for flexibility, longevity, and strength—a true dance of energy and ink! This workshop will be a relaxing, meditative exploration into learning the nature and techniques of Asian brush painting and calligraphy. Through step-by-step demonstrations and hands-on brush painting projects using the "four treasures" (bamboo brushes,...

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$187

Learn How to Paint in Watercolor 2

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

Have you ever wondered if you could paint watercolor botanicals? In this class, students will learn the basic watercolor skills: how to handle brushes, set up palette, how to understand some basic colors, how to mix paint, and how to apply paint on paper. Students will progress to working with botanical specimens as they develop some confidence with...

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$312

6 sessions

The Landscape in Pastel

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

In this workshop, we will use the versatile and workable medium of pastel to paint powerful, evocative landscapes. We will learn to combine and edit photographs to create original compositions emphasizing lighting, strong shapes and values.  All levels are welcome. The School’s CEUs=15 hours ART elective or ART requirement, expressive tr...

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$298

5 sessions

Enhanced Watercolor

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

Learn techniques for achieving luminous, sparkling watercolors, and take it a step further. We will use colored pencils, pastels, and watercolor pencils to make our paintings "pop" with deeper colors and rich textures. Beginners to advanced students are welcome.

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$399

8 sessions

Learn How to Paint in Watercolor 3

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

This class is designed as an introduction to the botanical art of painting in watercolor. If you are intimidated by the sight of a sheet of white paper, this class is for you! Develop an understanding of a basic color palette, mixing color, and sound color selection through a basic step-by-step approach. Students will progress to working with botanical...

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$319

6 sessions

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The Sky in Watercolor

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

Skies create mood, drama, light, and emotion in your paintings. They are among the most important elements of landscape painting. Learn to express a vast variety of dynamic clouds, sunsets, and foggy days using techniques like wet-in-wet, and dry-brush. We'll study how each type of sky, its mood and its light, has an effect on simple elements of landscape,...

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$399

8 sessions

Gouache: Capturing Autumn Brillance

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

Learn to capture the brilliant colors of autumn with gouache. Gouache is an opaque water media perfect for the bright colors of fall leaves and foliage. Some supplies provided. The School’s CEUs=11 hours ART elective

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$229

2 sessions

Watercolor 2

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

For students who have completed Beginning Watercolor, we will continue to learn various techniques and color theory while exploring different ways to combine light, composition, color, and textures in watercolor painting.  Required Materials: Please bring to the first class A masking fluid pen - either fine tip or medium tip (found at Michael's,...

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$329

8 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

Botanical Watercolor: Shines and Shadows

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

New! Lively looking botanical paintings need shiny highlights with dark contrasting shadows. Delicate and brightly colored flowers and fruits can easily get muddy and dull.  Inspired by the Garden's abundance of summer flowers and fruits, the instructor will guide students to get control over water and paint while building up layers and adding...

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$298

6 sessions

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