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Handmade Wooden Bowls

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

Wooden bowls are unique, practical, and fun to make. Work on our lathes using woodturning tools to finish a bowl in one day. Instruction and first attempts are in the morning; in the afternoon, there will be time for guided practice and finishing.

Sunday Oct 13th, 10am - 3:30pm

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.

Tuesday Sep 17th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$155

4 sessions

About Faces & Independent Study

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

Learn to sculpt a portrait from a live model. Improve your observation skills and clay techniques while learning strategies for placing proportional features, anatomical differences and surface modeling in this fun and challenging course. Finished sculptures will be hollowed out, dried and fired.  The class will include presentation of contemporary...

Wednesday Sep 18th, 1pm - 4pm

  (6 sessions)
$250

6 sessions

Mixed Media Encaustic Studio

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

Learn a combination of painting materials:  alcohol inks found objects/papers shellac burn wax pour assorted misc. materials and how all of these mediums combine with encaustic painting Each week new materials will be provided, allowing you to explore and tap into your individual preferences and creativity. Please click here for...

Thursday Sep 19th, 1pm - 4pm

  (10 sessions)
$395

10 sessions

Acrylic Pours

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

Who needs brushes when you can pour acrylic paint and create unique and unpredictable works of art? Experiment with acrylic pours learning new techniques and approaches to create either stand-alone abstract paintings or backgrounds for further development. Supply List (Kathy Cunningham): Acrylic paint -- blue, yellow, red, white gallon of Floetrol...

Thursday Sep 19th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$185

5 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

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...

Monday Sep 23rd, 9am - 12pm

  (10 sessions)
$345

10 sessions

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...

Monday Sep 23rd, 1pm - 4pm

  (10 sessions)
$345

10 sessions

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...

Wednesday Sep 25th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (10 sessions)
$345

10 sessions

Sashiko and Non-Traditional Stitching

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

Historically women in Japan collected fabrics and stitched them together using Sashiko, a hand sewing technique meaning “little stabs” to make their families’ clothes and interior decorations. Savor the therapeutic nature of quiet repetition through the Sashiko stitching process as we each create a stitched coaster and a sachet. The kit (Sashiko...

Sunday Oct 13th, 9:30am - 3:30pm

Intermediate Bookbinding

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

Utilizing skills garnered in the beginning bookbinding class, students will explore more complex structures with in-depth techniques, potentially covering Coptic bindings, long-stitch, advanced Japanese side-stitch or others, as well as taking time to develop content for their pieces.  Some experience with bookbinding is helpful, though students...

Tuesday Oct 22nd, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$255

6 sessions

Poetry and Art

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

The link between poetry and art is ripe for exploration! We will write and use ekphrastic poetry-poems written and inspired by works of art, as a departure point for your poems. Some of the poetic forms we'll review may include skinny, haiku, tanka, and cherita. We'll look at contemporary and historical art, images of art you share, we will create...

Saturday Sep 28th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

3D Printing & Modeling Ages 16+

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

Explore the possibilities of 3D printing! Learn the basics of 3D modeling software and 3D printers to create your very own objects. Take home multiple small printed objects of their own design, and the knowledge to use Tinkercad, a free online software.

Saturday Sep 28th, 1pm - 4pm

Intaglio

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

This is a multi-level course that invites beginners to work alongside experienced printmaking students as they explore the tradition of Intaglio printmaking.  The basic processes of intaglio printmaking of etching (line, aquatint and softground) and drypoint will be taught with primarily black and white imagery; color printing will be explored...

Saturday Sep 28th, 1pm - 4pm

  (6 sessions)
$255

6 sessions

Hand Paint Wool Yarn with Acid Dyes

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

Acid dyes are lightfast, washfast, and simple to use. Learn to prepare the yarn, calculate dye amounts, make dye solutions, steam set the dye, and try different techniques on five 20g mini hanks of yarn. Class includes one 100g hank of undyed wool, latex gloves, and all dye materials.  Supply List Pencil Calculator Scissors Plastic teaspoons...

Sunday Sep 29th, 12:30pm - 3:30pm

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