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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 Jun 3rd, 9am

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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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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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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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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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Naked Color Theory

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

Strip away the mysteries of color theory! Through visuals, discussion, experimentation, and the application f theory, students gain an understanding of color relationships and mixtures. Students create compositions using colored paper, collage materials, and water-based paints. Supply List PALETTE: you can either use a flat palette, or a mixing palette...

$200

2 sessions

Saturday Jul 22nd, 10am

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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

Tuesday Jun 27th, 1pm

Protest Art in the Digital Age

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

Protest art takes many forms. Through art, writing, and design, people promote social change by giving voice to their needs and beliefs. This course will give students an introduction to the history of activist art and provide them with the basic tools required to create printed posters and zines that focus on a social issue important to them. Looking...

$685

5 sessions

Monday Jul 31st, 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 Aug 5th, 10am

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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

Thursday Oct 26th, 6pm

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Garden Design Studio

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

In this advanced study of garden design theory and methods, students will utilize their skills in design process, design language, graphics, research and analysis as well as legal and regulatory responsibilities for estimating cost for site design. The coursework develops critical and analytical skills through the interaction between students and instructor-mentors....

$349

10 sessions

Wednesday Sep 27th, 6:30pm

(10)

Second Saturday in September: Music & Stories for Kids

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

This is a one time FREE course This fall’s new series for children, on the second Saturday morning of each month, features the Lucky Trikes storytelling chamber band. Drawing on children’s books from the Newberry collection, the Trike’s Deirdre Harrison and Kyle Price, joined by musicians from Chicago’s thriving new music scene, will create...

Free

Saturday Sep 9th, 10am

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An Eternal Story of Love and Loss: Orpheus and Opera

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

This is a one time FREE course This fall the Lyric Opera of Chicago, in collaboration with the Joffrey Ballet, is mounting an exciting new production of the 1774 Paris version of Christoph Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice. But the myth of Orpheus journeying to the Underworld to find his deceased wife Eurydice has inspired composers from the first surviving...

Free

Tuesday Sep 19th, 6pm

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Second Saturday in October: Music and Stories for Kids

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

This fall’s new series for children, on the second Saturday morning of each month, features the Lucky Trikes storytelling chamber band. Drawing on children’s books from the Newberry collection, the Trike’s Deirdre Harrison and Kyle Price, joined by musicians from Chicago’s thriving new music scene, will create a unique music and story experience...

Free

Saturday Oct 14th, 10am

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Chinese Paper-Cutting - Jian Zhi

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

This course is designed for the beginning level learner who has no formal background in using scissors to cut a formal artwork. The course introduces students to Chinese paper-cutting art history and fundamental scissor-cutting methods to make art patterns.  Students will acquire useful skills and leave with great patterns and new creative artworks...

$210

6 sessions

Wednesday Jun 14th, 1pm

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