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Intermediate Bookbinding

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

Utilizing skills garnered in the beginning bookbinding class, students will explore more complex structures with in-depth techniques, potentially covering Coptic bindings, long-stitch, advanced Japanese side-stitch or others, as well as taking time to develop content for their pieces.  Some experience with bookbinding is helpful, though students...

Tuesday Jul 23rd, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (6 sessions)

6 sessions

Paper Flower Creations

at Seeds Center - Edgewater 1212 W Balmoral Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60640

Learn how to make paper flowers that can be used as party decor, wall art or just as a gift! Each attendee will make at least one large flower to take home. Class is perfect for groups. All supplies will be provided as well as snacks and refreshments. BYOB welcome!

Wednesday Jul 24th, 7pm - 9pm

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Any Age Abstract Designs On Paper

at Seeds Center - Edgewater 1212 W Balmoral Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60640

This easy and UNIQUE, any-age-friendly class to make your own abstract designs not only uses easy to find supplies but will teach you various ways to use your instant designs! If you're thinking of signing someone 17 or younger, an adult will need to be present. The youngest recommended age is 5 years old. We'll first get the basics down of how to...

Sunday Jul 21st, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Artist Books (Early College Program)

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

Explore the possibilities of producing high-quality publications using low-cost resources. Working alongside others with various backgrounds and practices (creative writing, drawing, photography, fashion, painting, etc.), students publish limited edition books and zines as a new means of sharing interests, ideas, and artwork. Basic Adobe Photoshop...

Monday Aug 5th, 1pm - 4pm

  (10 sessions)

10 sessions

Nature Notebooks Workshop

at Spring Bird - Dundee Township 18N600 Westhill Rd, Dundee Township, Illinois 60118

Make your own Nature Notebook and spend the day observing, collecting, and writing  in it, while connecting with nature! Join us for a day in the Spring Bird’s woods learning to make your own pamphlet book, sun prints, and leaf rubbings and create a book for your writing, sketching, or creative project. Get inspired by being in the woods! ...

Tuesday Oct 1st, 9am - 4pm

Expressive Drawing for Kids

at Artpie - Waukegan 608 North Ave, Waukegan, Illinois 60085

Children participating in this class learn how to notice objects and people in their environment and translate their impressions expressively to paper. They will experiment with pencil, charcoal, crayon and markers. All materials included in the price. Some snacks available for purchase. parents may bring their own snacks for their children.

Saturday Jul 20th, 1pm - 3pm

Batik Workshop (Ages 14+)

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

Learn the origins and basics of batik and ways to incorporate hot wax batik with a tajanting tool into your art, as well as how to create decorative fabrics and Earth friendly art with wax, cloth, rice paper and dye.

Tuesday Aug 6th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (3 sessions)

3 sessions

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Intermediate Mask Making

at Inside Out Art Studio - West Ridge 5606 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60659

Start with casting your own face for two mask making matrices, then learn sculpting and casting your own creations in paper mache'. Note: You should take beginner mask making before this class. Session price includes materials.

Wednesday Jul 17th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (8 sessions)

8 sessions

Begin to Draw Nature

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Learn the basics of drawing nature in this course designed for true beginners. We will discuss everything from how to hold your pencil to what kind of paper to use. You will have time to work on drawing skills in a no-pressure setting. A great confidence builder. Bring a pencil with an eraser and a folder to hold papers. All other supplies will be...

Saturday Sep 7th, 9am - 12pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

Explorations in Acrylic Paint

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

This course will introduce students to acrylic painting through the exploration of traditional and contemporary approaches to the medium. Through demonstrations, individual dialogue, class discussions, and critiques, students will learn how to work with the acrylic paints.  Artists including Mark Bradford, Helen Frankenthaler, and Mark Rothko...

Monday Jul 29th, 9am - 4pm

  (5 sessions)

5 sessions

Watercolor: Capturing Summer Color

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

Watercolor is a luminous medium perfect for capturing foliage and flowers. Learn how to mix colors such as the bright greens and florescent colors found in the garden. You will work in the traditional English style using dry brush. Watercolors and paper will be provided by the instructor. You will work from live specimens. Prerequisite: Watercolor...

Saturday Aug 3rd, 9:30am - 3:30pm

  (2 sessions)

2 sessions

Watercolor Pencils

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

Watercolor pencils offer an exciting, new dimension to the art of sketching and designing. This vibrant medium allows you to float between a sketch and color washing – adding a new sense of creative freedom. We will explore different techniques including dry and wet pencils, layering, shading, color blending, and more. Please bring the following...

Thursday Jul 25th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

Cyanotypes: The Botany of Blue

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

In 1843, a botanist and photographer named Anna Atkins self-published her first book of cyanotype photograms. Anna Atkins, who is often cited as the first woman photographer, has inspired many with her collection of images that are both scientific and artistic.  Cyanotypes are contact prints on light-sensitive paper, bridging photography and...

Sunday Aug 25th, 12pm - 4pm

Sunday Sewing

at Sew Anastasia - West Town 2041 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60612

Anastasia’s Sewing Classes are taught as open-studio. During your 6 weeks of classes you can come into the sewing studio and make your projects come to life. We have plenty of sewing machines for you to use (or you can bring your own!), along with embroidery machines and sergers and a huge cutting table— in short, everything you could need for...

Sunday Aug 4th, 2:15pm - 4:15pm

  (6 sessions)

6 sessions

Drawing as Meditation (Ages 16+)

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

Practice drawing and color techniques to slow down the art-making process, creating a peaceful and healing experience. Use your intuition to connect to natural, creative forces. Even if you think you cannot draw, you will be surprised to find out how, through this meditative practice, you will enjoy observational drawing immediately. Explore using...

Saturday Aug 3rd, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (2 sessions)

2 sessions

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