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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....

Tuesday Jul 12th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

  (4 sessions)
$99

4 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: watercolors, acylics ink, images, found objects, and pastels. Techniques explored will include photo transferring, collage, printing, drawing, painting, and assemblage. Emphasis is on conceptual practice and personal process. Materials fee:  $30   ...

Tuesday Jun 7th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

  (4 sessions)
$99

4 sessions

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Intro to Observational Drawing

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

Get an introduction to the fundamentals of observational drawing. You will begin drawing basic geometric forms and gradually advance to more complex subject matter. Using black & white media such as graphite (pencil), conte crayon and ink, you will apply a variety of drawing techniques to produce light and shadow, contrast, depth, and perspective...

Friday Jun 17th, 1pm - 3pm Central Time

  (12 sessions)
$325

12 sessions

Open Figure Studio

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

Participants must have previously completed one EAC painting or drawing class. Figure Studio offers participants the opportunity to work in their choice of media and study the nude. Poses range from one to thirty minutes. Instruction is not included; a classroom monitor is in charge.  In-person class (with reduced capacity) closely following...

Tuesday Jun 14th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

  (12 sessions)
$520

12 sessions

Beginning Drawing (Ages 16+)

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

This introductory drawing class emphasizes representational drawing of still life arrangements and other subjects. Students will learn about fundamental drawing concepts: line, shape, form, value, proportion, and perspective. Students will also utilize graphite and charcoal. Short presentations and demonstrations will introduce students to concepts,...

Wednesday Jun 15th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$250

6 sessions

Drawing Simplified Ages 16+

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 charcoal and pencil (graphite and colored), with an emphasis on getting accurate shapes and expressive value relationships. Drawing is fundamental and these skills will help students with any and all art they may make in future.  Some time will also...

Tuesday Jun 14th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$250

6 sessions

Anatomy and Drawing the Figure in Three Color Chalk

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

Knowledge of anatomy is essential for artists to depict the human form convincingly in portraiture, figurative, historical, and genre paintings.   Each class will begin with a lecture to explain and clarify the anatomical information.  Students will then draw from the live model incorporating the lessons of the day and learn to interpret...

Thursday Jun 16th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$195

6 sessions

Children's Picture Book Illustration

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

Choose a classic children’s picture book or bring your own picture book story and learn about making sequential scenes and creating a picture book dummy. We’ll cover thumbnail layouts, storyboarding, and using a scanner/computer to create book dummies. Materials for 1st class: 9” x 12” sketchbook tracing paper pad kneaded eraser 3 staedtler...

Wednesday Jun 15th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

  (12 sessions)
$475

12 sessions

Beginning Drawing with Vivian Zapata

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

This introductory drawing class emphasizes representational drawing of still life arrangements and other subjects. Students will learn about fundamental drawing concepts: line, shape, form, value, proportion, and perspective. Students will also utilize graphite and charcoal. Short presentations and demonstrations will introduce students to concepts,...

Saturday Jun 18th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

  (12 sessions)
$475

12 sessions

Drawing and Painting The Nude: The Long Pose

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

Designed for the student who wishes to pursue figure painting or drawing in greater depth with two- and three-week poses allowing for thorough study of the model. Painting students will be encouraged to draw with the brush in full color. Drawing students can work with charcoal, conté crayon, pencil or pastel. Every class will start with 30 minutes...

Monday Jun 20th, 1pm - 4pm Central Time

  (9 sessions)
$410

9 sessions

Outdoor Sketching

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

Composing quick studies in the field is an important skill. You will gain the experience to create these sketches, complete with notes on field conditions, colors, plant measurements, and textures, for a complete work-up in the studio. Folding chairs are provided. In case of inclement weather, the class will draw in the Greenhouses. Please Note: ...

Saturday Jul 9th, 9am - 12pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$374

6 sessions

Ink & Watercolor Painting (Ages 9-11)

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

This camp will experiment with the basic techniques of watercolors and ink painting! Campers will learn the basic flat washes, shading, transparent glazes, wet-on-wet, dry brush, and the development of color studies.  Through these basic skills and exercises campers will jump-start their creativity to create their own paintings. They will explore...

Monday Jun 13th, 9am - 12pm Central Time

  (5 sessions)
$345

5 sessions

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Contemporary Portrait Making and Figure Study

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

Explore figure drawing fundamentals: proportions, gesture, anatomy, line, shape, composition and mass/value, while working in dry media such as graphite, charcoal, and pastel. Study both classical and contemporary examples that range from Durer to Diebenkorn. Work with the live model during half of the sessions, using casts for the other half. For...

Wednesday Jun 15th, 1pm - 4pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$280

6 sessions

Pen & Ink & Watercolor (Ages 16+)

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. Required Materials: Click here for the instructor's recommended supply list. NOTE: You do not need to purchase all here. Select a...

Friday Jun 17th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$250

6 sessions

Botanical Art: Butterflies and Blooms

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

Immerse yourself in the Garden’s Butterflies & Blooms exhibition surrounded by colorful species from around Illinois and the world. Capturing the cycle of life, draw butterflies and the plants that support them by observing them in this specially designed butterfly habitat. You will have drawing time in the exhibition each morning before it...

Thursday Jul 21st, 8am - 11am Central Time

  (4 sessions)
$312

4 sessions

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