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Introduction to Outsider Art Ages 16+

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

Survey the development of Outsider Art or l'art brut (raw art) - its historic antecedents in the 19th century and the parallel paths it has taken in Europe, England, and various regions of the United States in the 20th and 21st centuries. In addition to major artists, you will also study some of the psychiatrists. historians and collectors who have...

Tuesday Oct 22nd, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$215

6 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 Nov 9th, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

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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...

Friday Jan 10th, 6pm - 9pm

  (6 sessions)
$685

6 sessions

History of Photography

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

Explore the history of photography beginning in 1827 with the first photograph, through the age of Daguerreotype portraits, the photograph’s early development as an art form, the invention of Kodak’s Box Brownie and through to contemporary photography. Along the way we’ll discover some of the great photographers and examine how this relatively...

Thursday Jan 23rd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (3 sessions)
$149

3 sessions

Abstract Photography

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

Make your photographs more experimental and abstract through a variety of photographic techniques to move beyond the traditional, representational approach. We’ll cover camera basics, look at a brief history of abstract photography, and involve different projects both inside and outside of class. With digital cameras (either your own or EAC’s)...

Tuesday Oct 29th, 4:30pm - 6:15pm

  (6 sessions)
$160

6 sessions

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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. ...

Friday Jan 10th, 6pm - 9pm

  (6 sessions)
$685

6 sessions

Winter Break Art Camps

at Art Side Out Studio & MASK SHOP - West Ridge 5606 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60659

Fun, Cooperative & Inspiring! Learn Art history and terminology while practicing important skills. Imagine making fun art all day. Never more than 12 students per teacher means individual attention from professional teaching/artists. Note: BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch & Water Bottle)

Monday Dec 23rd, 9am - 2pm

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Contemporary Art in Chicago

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 112 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Contemporary Art in Chicago is a hands-on introduction to Chicago's vibrant visual art scene. Each week, the class will visit museums and galleries throughout the city. Students will also have the unique opportunity to step behind-the-scenes into artists' studios and collectors' homes, where they can view works in progress, ask questions, and get...

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$292.50

10 sessions

Painting, Not Painting

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

In this seminar we'll explore a constellation of modern and contemporary artists who have re-defined the practice of painting by exploring what it is not. From Tibetian sand mandalas to Joan Miro's burnt canvases to Katharina Grosse's painting/sculptures, we'll learn how artists use ideas of absence, silence and erasure to push the boundaries of painting...

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$130

4 sessions

The 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's sketchbooks and visit the Art Institute...

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$585

10 sessions

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...

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$585

10 sessions

Art Survey at the AIC: Modernism and Beyond

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:...

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$585

10 sessions

Thematic: Re-interpreted Histories

at GnarWare Workshop - Lower West Side 1838 West Cermak Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60608

This class is an experiment in research based classes at gnarware, bringing in discussion and research to drive the pieces made in class. Participants will contribute their own research and ideas as they work through their projects.  Class Project Objective: Research a specific ancient culture’s iconology by following the path of a specific...

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$185

6 sessions

East Meets West: Russian Art at the Turn of the Century

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 112 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

The title of this course, East Meets West, signals a thematic tension that continues to prevail across both political and artistic landscapes between Russia and the West. In this course, we will explore art produced by Russian artists at the turn of the 20th century, and discuss how their artistic production was either parallel or perpendicular to...

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$292.50

5 sessions

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...

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