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Drawing Workshop

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

One-on-one instruction, tips and guidance to improve your drawing ability. Whether you are a novice or trying to get back into drawing, this workshop will give you the studio time to draw and get better at what you love to draw! You will practice still life, landscape and portraiture. You will get tips on proportion, composition and shading,...

Saturday Aug 3rd, 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Drawing Shells

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

Capture the subtle colors and textures and the graceful lines of shells, pebbles, and other ephemera from the shore. Use graphite or colored pencil and work under the guidance of your instructor to accurately portray a summer beach still life. Notes: This is an intermediate/advanced class

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

  (3 sessions)

3 sessions

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Essentials of Perspective Drawing

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

New! Successfully illustrating proper positioning of objects in space is an essential component of drawing. Through sketching structural elements in the Garden and in the classroom setting, you will gain an understanding of linear perspective, shadows, and reflections. Explore how you think about the visual representation of a landscape to improve...

Saturday Jul 27th, 9am - 3pm

Practicing Mindfulness through Painting & Drawing

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

Develop Seeing as a practice of mindfulness through drawing and painting, based on the work of Ellen J. Langer,  “All it takes to become an artist is to start doing art.” –from On Becoming an Artist

Monday Jul 22nd, 7pm - 9pm

  (8 sessions)

8 sessions

SEEING the Art Institute of Chicago

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

SEEING the Art Institute of Chicago: The Collection as Inspiration This new course is about learning to see using the wonders of the Art Institute of Chicago as subject and the activity of drawing as the tool to learn to see. Each day will explore a new perspective - the figure, composition, perspective, and gesture. Class sessions will begin in...

Monday Jul 29th, 9am - 4pm

  (5 sessions)

5 sessions

Painting and Drawing Intensive

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

During this one-week Painting and Drawing Intensive, students will be fully immersed in their creative work while discovering the joy and excitement of engaging with their materials, ideas, peers, and instructors in new and inspiring ways.  Students will focus on the intimate relationship between drawing and painting and experiment with a wide...

Monday Aug 5th, 9am - 4pm

  (5 sessions)

5 sessions

Drawing I

at Aartwerk Studio - Edgewater 1141 W Granville Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60660

Our introductory course is designed for absolute beginners. In this course students will acquire an understanding of basic concepts and begin to develop their drawing skills. We shall start at the rudimentary level by understanding the potential of the materials we’ll use, namely pencil and charcoal. We shall further study elements and principles...

Sunday Sep 1st, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

  (8 sessions)

8 sessions

Figure Drawing Painting

at Discovery Center - Irving Park 4318 N Elston Ave 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60641

The human figure has inspired artists from ancient times to the present. We will study grace and symmetry of the human form through a variety of media. By observing the figure through various poses, we will cover the basics of anatomy and proportion. Students must at least 18 years old.

Friday Aug 16th, 7pm - 9pm

Art in the Park

at The Paintbrush - Lincoln Park 2646 N Halsted, Chicago, Illinois 60614

Meet in various locations in Lincoln Park to discover, explore, draw and paint the ART that makes up this beautiful park! Notes: Bring lunch. T-shirt included (please reply with size when you receive your email confirmation). List of things to bring and registration forms will be emailed to you. Drop-Off Locations will be emailed to you. Students...

Tuesday Jul 30th, 10am - 1pm

  (3 sessions)

3 sessions

Sketching for Busy People

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

Warning: Homework is involved! In fact it is essential. But the payoff? Sketch with aplomb in only 4 weeks!  Learn basic drawing skills that never fail you. Discover how to look closely to draw quickly and effectively. Bolster your confidence to sketch comfortably in public, within the short time frame of a lunch break or a sightseeing tour....

Sunday Jul 28th, 10am - 12pm

  (6 sessions)

6 sessions

Experimental Drawing and Painting Intensive

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

Designed for students who want to explore and experiment with contemporary and interdisciplinary processes in drawing and painting, while developing a daily artistic practice to sustain creativity. Challenge concepts of traditional drawing and painting and work outside your comfort zone, inspired by contemporary artists who confront and play with conventional...

Monday Aug 5th, 9am - 4pm

  (5 sessions)

5 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

Fashion Illustration (Early College Program)

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 36 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

This course is for students who are passionate about clothing design and are interested in illustrating a fashion collection of their own. Students develop drawing skills and fashion illustration techniques with an emphasis on individual style and expression, inspired by live, clothed models and garments from SAIC's Fashion Resource Center.  ...

Monday Jul 22nd, 9am - 12pm

  (10 sessions)

10 sessions

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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

Figure Drawing (Early College Program)

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

Working from the nude model, students learn how to draw the human form from direct observation. Class exercises include fast movement and long duration poses as well as content from other visual sources including photographs and the imagination. The essential elements of life drawing, including anatomy, proportion, volume, composition, gesture, and...

Monday Aug 5th, 9am - 12pm

  (10 sessions)

10 sessions

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