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Art Survey @ AIC: Ancient/Premod

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

This course examines a selection of seminal works in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. Classes meet in the galleries and observe, discuss, and find connections between works in different points of history. Students learn how to analyze a work of art, as well as gain insights into the context of specific periods, the lives of the artists,...


10 sessions

Friday Jun 1st, 12pm

Art Survey @ The AIC: Impressionism/Post Impressionism

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 takes advantage of one of the largest and most significant collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, including works by Gauguin, Manet, Monet, Renoir, Seurat, Toulouse-Lautrec, and van Gogh, among others. Through lectures and discussions, students will develop...


10 sessions

Saturday Jun 2nd, 2pm

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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: 1. We celebrate the awesome women who ARE represented 2. We fill you in...

Saturday May 26th, 2:30pm

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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,...


9 sessions

Tuesday Jun 12th, 6:30pm

Turn A Coin Into A Ring

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

Coin rings have a rich history, with variations on their method of creation. Students will learn to transform a silver quarter or half dollar into beautiful ring. No experience necessary. Skill Level: All Levels

Saturday Jun 2nd, 1pm

Traditional Stone Lithography

at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative - Lincoln Square
4912 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625

This course will give students an overview of techniques used in contemporary lithographic printing on paper. The CPC has a nice variety of lithographic limestones that students can draw on and print from, exploring positive and reductive black and white processes throughout the 10 weeks. Other topics covered will include a brief history of lithography,...


10 sessions

Tuesday Jun 5th, 6pm

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Digital Photography 1

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop
112 S Michigan Ave, 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....


10 sessions

Signs, Posters, and Banners

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Graphic signage take on many forms. Through art, writing, and design, people communicate, promote and disseminate information in eye-catching ways.  This course will give students an introduction to the history of activist art, sign painting, and poster design—and provide them with the basic tools required to create printed posters and zines...


5 sessions

Monday Aug 6th, 9am

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...


Color Theory for Designers

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...


10 sessions

Readings in Sahidic Coptic Texts

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

This course offers an introduction to Coptic literature through direct readings of original material written in the Sahidic dialect of Coptic (and some closely related dialects). Each class session will focus on a particular Coptic text representative of its genre. Students will be expected to translate the text prior to class and be prepared to parse...


9 sessions

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...


Embodied Seeing: Drawing from the Oriental Institute

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

Embodied Seeing: Drawing from the Oriental Institute Museum Collection This class will highlight the aesthetic aspects of the objects in The Oriental Institute’s collection. Students will have the opportunity to connect with a selection of artifacts through engaged looking, interpretive drawing and inspired creation guided by contemporary artistic...


4 sessions

In Their Own Form: Opening Reception

at Museum of Contemporary Photography Colum - South Loop
600 S Michigan Ave, Illinois City, Illinois 60605

In Their Own Form seeks to illuminate the myriad ways blackness might hope to exist without the imposition of oppression, racism and stereotypes ever-present in Western cultures, mediated through Afrofuturist themes including time-travel and escapism. Afrofuturism refers to a cross-disciplinary genre that combines science fiction, Afrocentrism,...


March Masters of Art (5-8 yrs)

at Brickton Art Center - Park Ridge
306 Busse Hwy, Chicago, Illinois 60068

We will look at works by a famous artist each week, create a project inspired by these March Birthday artists and learn why they were important to culture and history.  With the help of Michangelo, Mondrain and VanGogh.  Young artists will experience many mediums, from drawing, painting to watercolor and sculpture! Creative and educational...


3 sessions