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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 Jun 1st, 12:30pm - 2:30pm

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 Jun 2nd, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$280

8 sessions

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Introduction to Drawing

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

This course emphasizes the development of observational drawing skills and hand-eye coordination. The learning sequence progresses from simple forms and skill levels toward more complex constructions and compositions. Basic drawing elements such as line, proportion, perspective, composition, texture and the study of light and shade are investigated...

Wednesday May 29th, 6pm - 9pm

  (10 sessions)
$585

10 sessions

Painting II & Drawing II

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

PAINTING II The Painting II course is open to all returning students who took at least one of the introductory painting courses, as well as for those who have previous experience outside the studio. This course focuses on developing your skill, personal language and body of work. The course is ever changing throughout a year: we shall introduce...

Sunday Jun 2nd, 1:15pm - 3:15pm

  (8 sessions)
$260

8 sessions

From Drawing to Painting

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

This course is for students that have a background in drawing, but little to no painting experience. Drawings serve as the foundation for acquiring new painting skills, and students are encouraged to develop their own ideas and goals with instructor guidance. Skills such as line, volume, space, materiality, form and function, and palette are explored...

Monday Jun 3rd, 6pm - 9pm

  (10 sessions)
$585

10 sessions

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Children's Book Illustration

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

This course is designed to introduce students to the illustration process, from ideation and freehand sketching to the development of a finished product. Students are encouraged to experiment with a variety of materials and styles, from traditional to digital and including their hybrid. Classes are supplemented with a series of presentations on...

Tuesday May 28th, 6pm - 9pm

  (10 sessions)
$585

10 sessions

Intro to Figure

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

Expand your skill and learn to draw the figure! This supportive, multi-level class welcomes students who are new to drawing the human figure as well as those with experience. Introductory exercises will prepare students to create increasingly complex drawings as the session progresses using a range of black and white media with the optional introduction...

Tuesday Jun 11th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (12 sessions)
$480

12 sessions

Drawing Into Painting

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

Learn the fundamentals of drawing before picking up a paintbrush. For the first half of the course, we will use dry media and focus on measuring, value, and perspective. During the second half, you will transition into painting with a water-based media such as acrylic or watercolor. We will cover color theory, and focus on still life and landscape.

Tuesday Jun 11th, 1pm - 4pm

  (12 sessions)
$410

12 sessions

Colored Pencil Drawing Course

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

Start with the fundamentals, then delve into working with dry and wet media of colored pencil. Develop your drawing skills through extensive color exploration of value, intensity, and temperature. Learn dry applications, layering, washes, and color-mixing techniques. Work from real life and nature, not from photographs.  Demonstration and...

Monday Jun 3rd, 6pm - 9pm

  (6 sessions)
$298

6 sessions

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Drawing Simplified

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

Strengthen your ability to render realistically on paper! We will work on drawing skills with pencil (graphite and colored), charcoal, and ink, with an emphasis on expressive value relationships.  Some time will also be spent drawing on toned (non-white) paper, as it has a beautiful unifying effect and speeds up the depiction of form as the middle...

Thursday Jun 13th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$280

8 sessions

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 Jun 15th, 1pm - 3pm

Outdoor Sketching and Perspective

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

Get outside and draw! Take advantage of the summer with this outdoor observational drawing class. Students will be led on drawing excursions in and around Evanston to learn to draw the urban landscape. Elements of linear perspective, observational drawing, and color will be brought together in this unique class.  Alternate indoor locations will...

Tuesday Jun 11th, 1pm - 4pm

  (12 sessions)
$410

12 sessions

Pastel Drawing

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

Soft pastel is a unique medium that combines the qualities of drawing and painting, such that dry pigments look like velvet catching the light. Create pastels from nature, photographs or memories as you explore composition, color, light, shadow and perspective. A studio class with significant independent work. Supply List a box of soft pastel sticks...

Monday Jun 10th, 9am - 12pm

  (12 sessions)
$410

12 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 Jun 21st, 7pm - 9pm

Drawing and Painting: Surface and Structure

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

Awaken your creative instincts and collaborate with a group of kindred spirits. Elevate drawing and painting skills by practicing gesture, contour drawing, color theory, and paint application on a variety of surfaces. The instructor compassionately guides you, unblocking self-imposed barriers to creativity and provides the tools to discover a renewed...

Monday Jun 10th, 1pm - 3:30pm

  (12 sessions)
$345

12 sessions

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