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Learn to Draw Workshop

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

Kids who want to learn to express themselves through art will love this workshop featuring lessons in standard drawing techniques. No previous experience necessary but experienced doodlers are encouraged to join. You will be amazed what your kids will learn to do. A great workshop for kids who struggle to complete the drawing portion of homework assignments,...

Monday Sep 25th, 6pm

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Drawing for Beginners

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

Turn your stick figures & doodles into artwork. It's not hard & in this class you'll get plenty of attention & encouragement. We'll introduce you to basic drawing by studying a variety of objects, styles & techniques. The skill you develop in this class will increase your ability to draw quickly, accurately & to your satisfaction....

$79

4 sessions

Sunday Oct 1st, 12:30pm

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Learn How to Draw: Seeds and Fruits

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

Splendid color in autumn makes everyone an artist. Join Heeyoung Kim to see that you can draw. You can turn a little seedpod or a pretty fruit into a piece of art with some basic drawing skills. The instructor will make your learning process easy and simple through demonstrations and visual presentation. Any level is welcome.

$312

6 sessions

Friday Oct 6th, 9am

Art & Adventure/ BYOB

at Open Studio Project - Evanston
903 Sherman Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60202

This is an ongoing series of classes that encourage creative exploration in a colorful and social atmosphere. And it's BYOB! Enjoy some wine/beer while nurturing your creative self. 

Thursday Oct 5th, 7pm

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Tropical Plein Air

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

We’ll draw and paint in either the Lincoln Park Conservatory or the Chicago Botanic Gardens. Work in watercolors and watercolor pencils, drawing mediums, or acrylics. Focus includes instruction on creating quick thumbnail sketches, composition, and color. Materials: small sketchbook Staedtler #3b pencils kneaded eraser.

$110

3 sessions

Thursday Sep 28th, 9:30am

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Art & Adventure (All Ages)

at Open Studio Project - Evanston
903 Sherman Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60202

Classes coincide with District 65 Early Release Days! Support your child's creativity in an open, playful atmosphere where adventurous use of materials is encouraged. They will explore a variety of 2-D and 3-D materials. Follow your child on his/her artistic path.  Note: Children under 6 must attend with a parent. All materials and snacks are...

Wednesday Oct 4th, 1:30pm

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The Art of the 5 x 7 Sketch

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

The back-of-a-napkin-sized drawing is a capture of a moment’s impression rather than detail and precision. This garden design class is an introduction to sketching landscape elements freehand in a spirit of casual, carefree freedom. This course is an abbreviated shorthand course in landscape drawing. Also featured is a new class session on adding...

$169

3 sessions

Thursday Sep 28th, 6pm

Drawing and Painting Intensive for Adults

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

During this 3-session intensive, students will have the opportunity to visit a variety of art and cultural institutions where they will spend the day making art. Students will visit the Fiend Museum and work with scratchboard animals as the subject matter; the Art Institute of Chicago's Print and Drawing room, where they'll use graphite for figurative...

$200

3 sessions

Sunday Oct 8th, 10am

Drawing & Painting Studio

at Brickton Art Center - Park Ridge
306 Busse Hwy, Chicago, Illinois 60068

For all levels of experience and run as a studio session, students will explore their own ideas for painting and drawing, using a variety of drawing and paint techniques and medium. Instructor will work briefly with students as a group, and then work with students individually while they develop their ideas. Materials provided first class, with a supply...

$70

4 sessions

Thursday Nov 16th, 7pm

Exploring Scratchboard

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

Come explore scratchboard using several different scratching tools and ink formulated for this medium. This drawing medium is great for highly detailed subject matter. Scratchboard and clayboard supplies are included.

$115

2 sessions

Saturday Nov 4th, 1pm

Figures and Nature Drawing

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

Using drawing and painting mediums we’ll begin with the figure and add nature elements to your compositions. Each class will begin with warm up sketches. Instruction will focus on creating strong compositions, anatomy, materials, use of color, and combining the figure with nature. This class will have a model each session.

$230

6 sessions

Monday Oct 23rd, 9:30am

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Birds and Botanicals

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

Learn to capture the essence of birds and plants in your drawings and paintings. In this class, we will study the anatomy of birds and draw from live plant specimens. We will take field trips to local gardens and parks to sketch en plein aire. Eventually, students’ drawings will evolve into paintings. We will also visit the Magic Hedge and the Field...

$205

6 sessions

Wednesday Oct 25th, 1pm

Drawing on Toned Paper

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

Explore the benefits and possibilities of drawing on toned (non-white) paper. Working from a middle value can be much easier than starting from an extreme value (white), as you build the piece outward toward darker and lighter values, creating the illusion of form. We’ll experiment with a variety of media on papers both store-bought, as well as try...

$140

3 sessions

Sunday Nov 5th, 9:30am

Family Program: Drawing Hour | Ages 5-Adult

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

Exercise your creativity in a morning of drawing in the Edgar and Deborah Jannotta Mesopotamian Gallery of the Oriental Institute Museum. Practice looking closely and develop drawing skills. Choose ancient sculptures and pottery to sketch, or grab a drawing worksheet to loosen up and get inspired. A student artist will be on hand to guide you through...

Free

Saturday Oct 7th, 1pm

Botanical Drawing 2

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

Continue to build your drawing skills with advanced graphite techniques, light and dark media on toned paper, and carbon dust.  Prerequisite: Botanical Drawing 1 

$298

5 sessions

Tuesday Nov 7th, 6pm

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