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Mandalas on Vinyl Records

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

Learn easy, peasy techniques to mandala drawing or do your own style of art making as you design your own vintage vinyl record with colored pencils. No need to have any drawing experience. All supplies included. ALERT: This year, 2018, will be the last year to register for small group pre-scheduled Mandalas on Vinyl Records classes like how we have...

Friday Nov 23rd, 7:15pm - 9:15pm

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

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Color Pencil Workshop

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

Students with different levels of experience will learn colored pencil application techniques, with emphasis on transitioning from graphite to color. Various finishing techniques unique to colored pencils will be introduced. Emphasizing form, drawing skills will be strengthened, facilitating your personal expression through botanical art. You will...

Monday Nov 26th, 6pm - 9pm

  (3 sessions)
$186

3 sessions

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Drawing On Inspiration

at Vaudezilla Studios - Irving Park 3330 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60618

Learn the methods of interpreting your inner vision onto paper using pens, colored pencils, pencils, markers. All skill levels welcome. Students will do a variety of projects that teach useful drawing techniques.

Friday Dec 21st, 6pm - 7:30pm

Botanical Drawing 1

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

Strong drawing is the cornerstone of botanical art. In this class, we will work in pencil, covering the fundamentals of proportions, line, tone, dimensionality, and expression. We will work from live specimens, flowers, seeds, and fruit.

Saturday Jan 12th, 9am - 12pm

  (8 sessions)
$374

8 sessions

Mixed Media Art

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

Students will create dynamic, multi-layered compositions with a variety of materials: watercolor/acylic/water soluable oil paint, ink, images, found objects, and pastels. Techniques explored will include photo transferring, collage, monotype printing, drawing, painting, and assemblage. Emphasis is on conceptual practice and personal process.

Wednesday Jan 16th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$89

4 sessions

Botanical Drawing 3

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

We will explore different approaches to capture beautiful and accurate botanical detail, frequently using the microscope. We will work primarily in pencil and will experiment with different tools to achieve particular textures and effects.  Prerequisite: Botanical Drawing 1 and 2 or equivalent. Please Note: A supply list will be sent with...

Sunday Jan 20th, 1pm - 4pm

  (6 sessions)
$298

6 sessions

Figures and Nature Drawing

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

Using drawing and painting mediums we’ll begin with the figure and add nature elements to your compositions. Bring in images of nature – drawn or photos. 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. Please note: This...

Monday Jan 7th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$250

6 sessions

Drawing as Meditation

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...

Saturday Mar 2nd, 9:30am - 12:30pm

Colored Pencil: Exotic Plants

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

The Chicago Botanic Garden’s Greenhouses contain many exotic plants, displayed in facsimiles of their native habitats, which students will use as subjects. Draw from life in the Greenhouses, making studies of the intricate plant structures and colors, then return to the studio to translate studies into compositions. Work in graphite leading to finished...

Thursday Mar 21st, 9am - 12pm

  (5 sessions)
$298

5 sessions

Watercolor Painting Introduction

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

Have fun learning a variety of watercolor techniques including wet in wet, textures, washes, color theory and composition. Students of all abilities are encouraged to join, with or without a care partner.

Saturday Mar 2nd, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (2 sessions)
$195

2 sessions

Pen & Ink & Watercolor

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

Using still life and reference material, students will create drawings and paintings using a variety of pens–dip pens, micron pens, brush pens, watercolors, Dr. Martin Watercolors, and brushes on various papers. Material list NOTE: You do not need to purchase all here. Select a few penholders; nibs; India ink; regular watercolors: primary colors...

Friday Jan 11th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$215

6 sessions

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  ART requirement

Sunday Mar 17th, 1pm - 4pm

  (6 sessions)
$298

6 sessions

Colored Pencil: Enchanting Orchids

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

The luscious colors of orchids, combined with the fine detail required to accurately depict their elaborate structures, make them ideal subjects for the medium of colored pencils on paper or Mylar drafting film. With a visit to the Orchid Show for inspiration, the class will draw from live specimens with the goal of producing high quality finished...

Friday Mar 8th, 9am - 4pm

  (3 sessions)
$349

3 sessions

Colored Pencil on Mylar

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

For those familiar with the use of colored pencil on paper, here is the opportunity to work with the new popular substrate, Mylar film. Colored pencils on film can depict the rich, glowing color of florals, with the potential for adding the illusion of depth and atmospheric fade.  Techniques covered include working on both sides of the film,...

Saturday Feb 9th, 9am - 4pm

  (2 sessions)
$239

2 sessions

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