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The History of Photography

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

An overview of the history of photography as both an art and a science. Class will begin with the birth of the photographic process, in the 1830s, (and its inspiration by the camera obscura) and end with our present day digital photography.  Discussions will include the science and technique behind various photographic processes, and will concentrate...

Tuesday May 7th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$130

4 sessions

The Art Institute of Chicago: Badass Bitches Tour

at Museum Hack - The Loop 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Remember when feminism happened, and Georgia O’Keeffe kicked butt, and now museums and the art world totally treat male and female artists with equal value? JK JK IT’S STILL SUPER BAD!  On this two-hour tour of the Art Institute of Chicago, we get three things done: We celebrate the awesome women who ARE represented We fill you in on some...

Saturday Apr 27th, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

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Art Survey at the AIC: American Art

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Meeting in the galleries of the Art Institute of Chicago museum, this course investigates American art from the Prairie School, Tiffany, the Aesthetic movement, and American Impressionists, among others. Additionally, students will examine Luminist landscapes and the work of modern and contemporary American artists, including, but not limited to: ...

Friday May 31st, 12pm - 2pm

  (11 sessions)
$585

11 sessions

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Art Survey at the AIC: Ancient to Pre-Modern

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Meeting in the galleries of the Art Institute of Chicago museum, this course investigates American art from the Prairie School, Tiffany, the Aesthetic movement, and American Impressionists, among others. Additionally, students will examine Luminist landscapes and the work of modern and contemporary American artists, including, but not limited to: ...

Saturday Jun 1st, 2pm - 4pm

  (10 sessions)
$585

10 sessions

Islamic Art: The Mastery of Geometry

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 37 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

From the 7th century origins of Islam to the present, geometry has played a dominant role in Islamic art and design, unifying a vast and diverse region over many dynamic centuries. Plane geometry—circles, triangles, quadrilaterals and polygons, and their segments—underpin the non-figural decoration of both objects and structures in Islamic art....

Monday Jul 29th, 9am - 4pm

  (5 sessions)
$685

5 sessions

Introduction to Digital Photography

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 280 S Columbus Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60603

This course focuses on the foundations of photography and the various ways to use a digital camera. Students examine how to choose and shoot subjects that are both personally meaningful in content and contemporary in context. Instruction includes capturing and printing images in both black and white and color, and investigating digital photo editing....

Wednesday May 29th, 6pm - 9pm

  (10 sessions)
$585

10 sessions

Bookbinding Workshop: Simple Self-Publishing

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

This workshop focuses on styles of bookbinding that are low-cost yet dynamic, and well suited for poetry chapbooks and portfolio books. Students will learn how to choose materials and create simple book structures that best highlight the content within their book. The workshop will address the logistics of organizing poetry or artwork into a...

Thursday Jun 20th, 2pm - 5pm

Fashion Illustration (Early College Program)

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 36 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

This course is for students who are passionate about clothing design and are interested in illustrating a fashion collection of their own. Students develop drawing skills and fashion illustration techniques with an emphasis on individual style and expression, inspired by live, clothed models and garments from SAIC's Fashion Resource Center.  ...

Monday Jun 24th, 9am - 4pm

  (5 sessions)
$465

5 sessions

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Color Theory

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 37 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

In this course, students learn about the variety of ways that color is considered and used as a design element in fashion, graphic, and interior design. Working with current color theory principles and models, students develop color plans and concepts in relationship to individual and group projects. This research is compiled in sketchbook/notebook...

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$585

10 sessions

Scan Your Family History

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

Digitize old family photographs, slides, recipes, and other ephemera! We will review scanning settings that will best fit each artifact's needs. Then, we will review basic editing and file naming and organization to best preserve your personal archive.  Please bring 5-10 artifacts you would like to digitize, and a flash drive.

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$90

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...

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Artist and the Sketchbook

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 280 S Columbus Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60603

This course explores how the personal nature of an artist's sketchbook can assist in the development of new directions and reveal meaningful ideas to pursue. Students develop sketches, collages, paintings, and notes to be used to create works on larger sheets of paper. Students review the history of artist sketchbooks and visit the Art Institute of...

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$585

9 sessions

Modernism and Beyond

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Art Survey at the Art Institute of Chicago: Modernism and Beyond Meeting in the galleries of the Art Institute of Chicago museum, this course investigates American art from the Prairie School, Tiffany, the Aesthetic movement, and American Impressionists, among others. Additionally, students will examine Luminist landscapes and the work of modern and...

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$585

10 sessions

Drawing Art History

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

Throughout history, artists have trained by learning from artists that came before them. We will focus on different areas of art history with particular emphasis on technique, including composition, line quality, values, etc. and then practice these techniques firsthand.

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$185

5 sessions

Graphic Novel Retrospective (Ages 15+)

at Northeastern Illinois University CAPE - North Park 5500 N St Louis Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625

You know the movies, you collect the toys, the wear the clothes but how well do you truly know your comic book history? Beyond the pop culture appeal, the deeper historical roots and traditions of the comic book industry reflected the times in which they were conceived. From the wartime heroes of the 1940s, the golden age ideals of the 1960, the boom...

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$75

4 sessions

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