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The World Traveler

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

Guided by a master landscape painter, create landscape paintings of any place around the country and world using your trips, magazines or memory as inspiration. Demos and group critiques will help you to gain confidence in this studio class. Supply List: Oil Painting Tubes of Oil Paint Titanium white (a large tube) Ivory or mars black Cadmium...

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$345

10 sessions

Pastel Drawing

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

Soft pastel is a unique medium that combines the qualities of drawing and painting, such that dry pigments look like velvet catching the light. Create pastels from nature, photographs or memories as you explore composition, color, light, shadow and perspective. A studio class with significant independent work. Supply List a box of soft pastel sticks...

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$345

10 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...

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$215

6 sessions

The Art of Perception

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

Learn how to more effectively use your mind and eyes to see. You will be guided through various exercises designed to simplify and clarify the act of perception; and to use your heightened skills to better observe and draw the world around you. Specific tools will be taught to aid in unlocking your drawing potential.

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$155

4 sessions

Youth Introduction to Ceramics (Ages 13-17)

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

Learn the basics of ceramics using both the wheel and hand building techniques. These techniques will begin with simpler forms including a cylinder, bowl and plate leading into more in-depth processes including coffee mugs, casserole dishes and teapots. Start with the basics, and you will receive direction and encouragement to expand on areas of your...

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$405

12 sessions

Printmaking Explorations

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

Designed for experienced printmakers who want to deepen their printmaking practice. The instructor will work 1-on-1 with students on individual projects and demonstrate new techniques to enhance the student's skill.   Students and instructor will engage in supportive discussions and critiques to create an environment of aesthetic growth...

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$490

12 sessions

YFA Workshop: Fall into Macrame (Ages 6 - 10 + Adult)

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

Calling all crafty kids and parents! Join us to learn the basics of macrame, a 600-year old form of textile making using knots from Samira Taher Kolb of Let's Craft It! You'll get your knot on by crafting fun, modern, and functional pieces like a bead/macrame keychain, and a fall inspired macrame wall hanging.  Price is for 1 child and 1 adult...

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$35

Art Explorers (Ages 7-11)

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

Explore color, working with a variety of different media including drawing, painting, sculpture and assemblage. Gain confidence while creating beautiful works of art.

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$345

12 sessions

Adaptive Ceramics

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

Working in clay and using a pottery wheel can be for everyone! In this adaptive class ideal for people with disabilities, the instructor will creatively adapt processes and equipment to be accessible to each individual student. Companions are welcome, but not required.  Please reach out to [email protected]  in advance to discuss...

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$405

9 sessions

Beginning Metalsmithing

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

Shape and form metal to achieve various textures. Learn soldering and cold connections, and finishing techniques. You can expect to learn proper uses of hand tools and studio equipment by creating a ring, pendant, pin, and project of your choice to incorporate the various methods explored.  Please note: There will be a small kit for purchase...

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$475

12 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.

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$215

6 sessions

Mosaic Crochet Ages 16+

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

We'll begin with rows of simple single crochet stitches, working with one color on a row at a time. The interlocking color patterns come from "dropping" long double crochet stitches from the working row to another row below. Understanding of basic single and double crochet stitches would be required. Emphasis will be on how to understand pattern designs...

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$215

6 sessions

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. ...

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$345

12 sessions

Book Repair Studio (Ages 16+)

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

Learn how to repair books, using archival materials to extend the lifetime of the book. Each book may require different repair methods, thus long stitch, coptic binding and casebound demos will be presented to best facilitate the needs of each individual book. All material will be included except for books, no previous experience required. Required...

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$180

4 sessions

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

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