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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....


4 sessions

Learn to Draw Workshop

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

Kids ages 5 to 12 can learn the basics of drawing or painting in this workshop that focuses on the skills of creating that which we see. 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. ...


10 sessions

Monday Feb 26th, 6pm

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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.

Sunday Feb 25th, 1:30pm

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Drawing Fragments

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

This is a workshop focused in drawing as a by-product of creative production rather than a precursor. We will build images based in a free association of fragments (discarded materials) from each student’s creative process, working with a combination of techniques such as ebony rubbing, thread tracing, hand and machine stitching, found object collage,...

Saturday Mar 3rd, 10am

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. 

Wednesday Mar 7th, 7pm

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 Mar 7th, 1:30pm

After School Art Club

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

Artists 5 to 7 years old will practice skills and learn art history and vocabulary while creating fun projects.  Projects will include: Painting, drawing, sculpture, masks and puppets!


5 sessions

Tuesday Mar 6th, 4:30pm

Painting & Drawing Studio (Ages 15+)

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...


4 sessions

Colored Pencil on Film

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

​Required Materials: Basic set of colored pencils—bring what you have, wax or oil based (no water soluble pencilsplease). Be sure it includes a full range of values from very dark to very light in the primaryand secondary colors. Sketchbook Tracing paper pad Pencil sharpener Pencils 3⁄4 inch or 1 inch drafting tape Light drawing board...


2 sessions

Saturday Mar 10th, 9am

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  Required Materials: Spiral bound sketchbook approx 8 ½ x 11" Paper: 14 x 19" (or larger) newsprint pad, or other inexpensive pad paper Canson Classic Cream Drawing pad at...


7 sessions

Sunday Mar 18th, 1pm

Modern Masters of Art (8 - 12 yrs)

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

We will look at works by a famous artist each week, create a project inspired by their work and learn why they were important to culture and history. With the help of Warhol, O'Keefe, Mondrian, Johns and others who inspired the world, young artists will experience many mediums, from drawing, painting to watercolor and sculpture! Creative and educational...


3 sessions

Thursday Mar 8th, 5pm

Landscape Section and Elevation Drawing Studio

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

Plan view drawings can be beautiful and informative – but not everyone can read plans! This class prepares students to illustrate landscape design concepts in section and elevation view. Students will learn layered drawing techniques including measured line drawings and illustrative overlays.  The School’s CEUs=7.5 hours


3 sessions

Monday Mar 12th, 6:30pm

Color Rendering with Markers

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

Studies have shown that there is a fresh incentive to hone in on manual architectural skills and bring the use of hand rendering and hand drawing back to life.  There are conceptual and aesthetic qualities that software can neither equal nor replace. This course will offer an introduction, guidance, and techniques for hand-rendering on three...


3 sessions

Monday Apr 9th, 6pm

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Introduction to the Open Studio Process

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

Take part of a day to open the window to your creative side. In this 2.5 hour workshop, explore our OSP Process to learn to combine uninhibited art-making with thoughtful writing and reflection. Our studio is a safe space, free of any comment or criticism, providing you with a healthy environment to access your inner wisdom and explore and expand your...

Saturday Mar 17th, 10am

Embodied Seeing: Drawing from the Oriental Institute

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

Embodied Seeing: Drawing from the Oriental Institute Museum Collection This class will highlight the aesthetic aspects of the objects in The Oriental Institute’s collection. Students will have the opportunity to connect with a selection of artifacts through engaged looking, interpretive drawing and inspired creation guided by contemporary artistic...


4 sessions

Sunday Apr 8th, 2pm