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Genealogy and Local History Orientation

at The Newberry - Near North Side
60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce visitors to the Newberry and explain how to use its collections at an informal orientation. Aimed at researchers new to the library and/or new to genealogical research, this session will last approximately an hour, followed by a short tour of the library. Afterwards, you are welcome to begin your...

Free

Saturday Dec 2nd, 9am

Introduction to the Open Studio Process

at Open Studio Project - Evanston
903 Sherman Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60202

Take part of a day to open the window to your creative side. In this 2.5 hour workshop, explore our OSP Process to learn to combine uninhibited art-making with thoughtful writing and reflection. Our studio is a safe space, free of any comment or criticism, providing you with a healthy environment to access your inner wisdom and explore and expand your...

Saturday Dec 16th, 10am

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Shakespeare Project of Chicago: Coriolanus

at The Newberry - Near North Side
60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

This is a one time FREE course “Let me have war, say I: it exceeds peace as far as day does night: it’s sprightly waking, audible, and full of vent. Peace is a very apoplexy, lethargy; mulled, deaf, sleepy, insensible: a getter of more bastard children than war’s a destroyer of men.” An informative talk by a dramaturg begins fifteen minutes...

Free

Saturday Jan 13th, 10am

HYBRID COURSE: Intensive Sahidic Coptic Grammar

at The Oriental Institute - Hyde Park
1155 E 58th St, Chicago, Illinois 60637

This course will provide a complete introduction to the fundamentals of the Sahidic dialect of Coptic, the phase of the ancient Egyptian language written with the Greek alphabet and in use from ca. AD 200-1100, equivalent to one full semester in a university program. During each three-hour on-site session, we will cover two short lessons from the grammar...

$495

16 sessions

Thursday Jan 11th, 6pm

Connecting with the Creative Process

at Open Studio Project - Evanston
903 Sherman Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60202

Treat yourself to an exploration of your creative side. In this 6-week class cycle, explore our OSP Process to learn to combine intuitive art-making with thoughtful writing and reflection. Our studio is a safe space, free of any comment or critique, letting you access our inner wisdom and expand your intuition. In this class we use drawing, painting,...

$300

10 sessions

Tuesday Jan 9th, 6:30pm

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Shakespeare Project of Chicago: Women Beware Women

at The Newberry - Near North Side
60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

This is a one time FREE course. “Never were finer snares for womens’ honesties Than are devis’d in these days; no spider’s web’s Made of a daintier thread, than are now practis’d To catch love’s flesh-fly by the silver wing” An informative talk by a dramaturg begins fifteen minutes before the performance, which is followed by a question-and-answer...

Free

Saturday Feb 24th, 10am

Sandal Making 101 - Ancient Style Workshop

at The Oriental Institute - Hyde Park
1155 E 58th St, Chicago, Illinois 60637

This three-session class will introduce you to ancient Egyptian sandals including the opportunity to make your own pair! In the first session, Egyptologist Emily Teeter will discuss styles of sandals and their etiquette, followed by a gallery tour of real examples.  The next two sessions are “hands-on” with Sara McIntosh of the Chicago School...

$383

3 sessions

Saturday Mar 10th, 10:30am

DIY Greeting Cards: Letterpress Printing

at Spudnik Press Cooperative - West Town
1821 W Hubbard St Ste 302, Chicago, Illinois 60622

Print your own greeting cards using our traditional printing presses. The tactile quality of ink pressed into paper will surely leave an impression on the lucky recipients of your handmade cards! Students will be able to set their own short saying or phrase and (if desired) combine it with vintage relief blocks featuring festive illustrations. This...

Sunday Dec 3rd, 1pm

Quill Pen Illustration

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

New! Crow quill pens have charmed artists throughout history. This ancient medium has certain characters that cannot be replaced by convenient mechanical pens. With easy-to-follow instructions, students will learn the basic techniques on how to handle the pen and ink. They will then explore two different styles: simple journal style drawings with vintage-look...

$312

6 sessions

Friday Jan 19th, 1pm

Natural Indigo Dyeing with Shibori

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

Explore images on fabric with various shades of indigo blues applying Shibori resist and Natural Indigo dyeing. Indigo dye has been applied to clothes and interiors for over 700 years in Japan, though the harmonious beautiful colors appear contemporary in modern textile designs. Students will experience Itajime Shibori technique (folding & clamping),...

Sunday Jan 28th, 9:30am

Sumi-e Japanese Ink Painting

at Infinity Foundation - Highland Park
1280 Old Skokie Rd, Illinois City, Illinois 60035

Sumi-e means black ink painting. The black ink on white paper is simple, elegant, and serene. The goal of the sumi-e painter is to use the brush with both vitality and restraint. Sumi-e is more than technique; it is a spiritual journey. Discover the history of this contemplative art form brought to Japan by Zen monks who practiced sumi-e to develop...

$60

3 sessions

Monday Jan 22nd, 12:30pm

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Composition in the Field: Gold Coast

at Digital Photo Academy - Gold Coast
1365 N Astor St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Each Composition in the Field class begins with a talk with one of our experienced instructors, and then you and your fellow students take a stroll through one of a variety of photogenic locales (in any of the 20+ cities the DPA encapsulates).  There is street photography, magnificent interiors, farmers markets, zoos, landscapes, and more, photos...

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Saturday Apr 14th, 11am

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Literature & Art in the Midwest Metropolis

at The Newberry - Near North Side
60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Liesl Olson, Chicago Renaissance: Literature and Art in the Midwest Metropolis This remarkable cultural history celebrates the great Midwestern city of Chicago for its centrality to the modernist movement. Author Liesl Olson traces Chicago’s cultural development from the 1893 World’s Fair through mid century, illuminating how Chicago writers revolutionized...

Free

History of Photography

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

Explore the history of photography beginning in 1827 with the first photograph, through the age of Daguerreotype portraits, the photograph’s early development as an art form, the invention of Kodak’s Box Brownie and through to contemporary photography. Along the way we’ll discover some of the great photographers and examine how this relatively...

$119

3 sessions

A Thousand Gods, a Thousand festivals

at The Oriental Institute - Hyde Park
1155 E 58th St, Chicago, Illinois 60637

The great majority of Hittite texts are scenarios for cultic celebrations for the gods, usually called festival descriptions. These were lively affairs with song, music, dance and offerings much of it in the presence of the king and queen. What was the purpose of these festivals, how many were there, and what did a typical festival look like? Join...

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