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Blood Too Bright

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

This is a one time FREE course Blood Too Bright: Floyd Dell Remembers Edna St. Vincent Millay One hundred years ago, Bohemian author and editor of the radical Masses magazine, Floyd Dell, began a passionate affair with a newcomer to Greenwich Village—the yet to be discovered “girl poet,” Edna St. Vincent Millay. In the years that followed,...

Free

Wednesday Apr 26th, 6pm

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Sites and Soundscapes in the Italian Renaissance

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

How do sounds shape communities? How does noise—manmade and natural, organized and chaotic—intersect with architecture and urban space? What role do hearing and listening play in the understanding of self and one’s place in the world? “Sites and Soundscapes in the Italian Renaissance” is a day-long symposium exploring aural experience and...

Free

Saturday Apr 29th, 9am

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Italian Song and Dance 1500-1556

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

This is a one time FREE course. Join us for a performance with commentary of late fifteenth- and early sixteenth-century Italian popular secular music. Ellen Hargis, soprano Ashley Mulcahy, mezzo-soprano Matthew Dean, tenor Eric Miranda, bass David Douglass, soprano violin Tim Macdonald, alto violin Brandi Berry, tenor...

Free

Saturday Apr 29th, 2pm

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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,...

$180

6 sessions

Sunday May 14th, 1pm

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Explore Historical Palettes to Discover Your Own

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

Explore Historical Palettes to Discover Your Own Personal Palette Create work using the historical palettes of the Old Masters, Impressionists, and modern pigments to find your own palette with colors that resonate on a personal level. Watercolor will be demonstrated but other media can be used.

$199

2 sessions

Sunday Jun 4th, 9:30am

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Lunchtime Talk: Egypt under the Ptolemies and Romans

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

Explore the ancient world with a 45-minute gallery talk in the Oriental Institute Museum. Travel to a time and place beyond the University to learn about archaeological discoveries, unlock the secrets of civilization, and gain a greater appreciation of our ancestors.  The class will provide visitors an overview of how ancient Egyptian culture...

Free

Thursday Jun 1st, 12:15pm

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Frank Lloyd Wright: Looking Forward and Thinking Back

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

This is a one time FREE course. To mark the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth on June 8, 1867, John Waters will focus his talk on two important written works by Frank Lloyd Wright, and their connections with his built work. The works are “The Art and Craft of the Machine,” presented to the Chicago Arts and Crafts Society in 1901,...

Free

Thursday Jun 8th, 6pm

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Big Bosses: A Working Girl’s Memoir of Jazz Age America

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

This is a one time FREE course Sharp, resourceful, and with a style all her own, Althea McDowell Altemus embodied the spirit of the independent working woman of the Jazz Age. In her memoir, Big Bosses, she vividly recounts her life as a secretary for prominent (but thinly disguised) employers in Chicago, Miami, and New York during the late teens...

Free

Thursday May 25th, 6pm

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Make Music Chicago 2017 in Washington Square Park

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

This is a one time FREE course The Newberry Library and the Washington Square Park Advisory Council invite you to come out to the park for a celebration of music on the first day of summer! Our lineup, which will be posted as soon as it’s available, will feature spirited performances around a piano in the park. Limited seating is available in the...

Free

Wednesday Jun 21st, 12pm

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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 Aug 5th, 10am

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Working with Woodtype

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

This intermediate letterpress class investigates woodtype and the aesthetic and creative possibilities that it offers printers. Students will look at the history of woodtype design as well as contemporary production and use. Bolstered with a rich understanding of woodtype, students will learn woodtype design shortcuts and experimental printing techniques...

$150

4 sessions

Saturday May 13th, 10am

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Letterpress I: Wood & Metal Type

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

This class uses multiple projects to familiarize students with basic letterpress and typography history, terminology, and practices.  Letterpress printing uses moveable type, cast from metal or carved from wood, and a mechanical press to crisply transfer ink to paper.  The class will begin with hand setting linear type to make business...

$295

10 sessions

Tuesday Jun 6th, 6pm

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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 Jul 9th, 1pm

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A Street in Bronzeville

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

This is a one time FREE course. "America needs a voice like hers": Gwendolyn Brooks and A Street in Bronzeville (1945) As part of a citywide celebration of Gwendolyn Brooks marking the one-hundredth anniversary of her birth, the Newberry will gather poets, scholars, historians, and archivists to discuss the historical context of Brooks’ groundbreaking...

Free
No Upcoming Schedules
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Homer to Vonnegut: A Print Odyssey

at National Veterans Art Museum - Hyde Park
5550 S Greenwood Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60637

This two-part program explores the space between literature and art, war and peace, and land and sea. Delving into representations of Homer’s Odyssey in the Smart Museum's special exhibition Classicisms (on April 20) and in the National Veterans Art Museum’s Vonnegut's Odyssey (on April 25), we will discuss how a person’s...

Free
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