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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

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 Aug 5th, 9am

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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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HYBRID COURSE: Hieroglyphica: The History of Egyptology

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

By the 3rd century BCE, Egypt had already gained an international reputation as the source for wisdom and learning. Pilgrims from across the ancient Mediterranean traveled to Egypt to study ancient texts in its schools and temples. This fascination has continued until the present day and it has been formalized by the academic discipline of Egyptology....

$495

8 sessions

Thursday Oct 5th, 5:30pm

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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,...

$420

14 sessions

Tuesday Sep 5th, 6:30pm

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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

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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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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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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...

Free

Thursday Nov 2nd, 12:15pm

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An Introduction to Ancient Near Eastern Art,Archaeology

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

A vast corpus of works of art was produced by the peoples of the ancient Near East, the ‘cradle of civilization’, including royal residences, monumental temples, rock reliefs, steles, statues, cylinder seals, carved ivories, and cuneiform tablets. An equally wide-ranging assortment of raw materials was used to create these artifacts and monuments—clay,...

$390

6 sessions

Thursday Oct 5th, 5:30pm

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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 is a one time FREE course This month, join in a unique interactive melange of music and story activities, from long ago through today, from the Newberry collection, including selections from Down-adown-Derry: A Book of Fairy Poems; Aliguq/Alega, an Inuit Story; Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; and Greet the Dawn: The Lakota Way. We’ll close...

Free

Saturday Oct 14th, 10am

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Second Saturday in November: Music and Stories for Kids

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

This is a one time FREE course This month, join in a unique interactive melange of music and story activities, from long ago through today, from the Newberry collection, including selections from Debussy’s La Boite au Joujoux/The Toybox; The Children’s Book of 100 Pictures; and Down-adown-Derry: A Book of Ferry Poems. We’ll close...

Free

Saturday Nov 11th, 10am

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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...

Saturday Oct 14th, 11am

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Naked Color Theory

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston
1717 Central St, 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

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