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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...

Thursday Jan 23rd, 7pm - 9pm

  (8 sessions)
$280

8 sessions

Children's Book Illustration

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 37 S Wabash Ave, 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...

Wednesday Feb 5th, 6pm - 9pm

  (10 sessions)
$585

10 sessions

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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....

Sunday Feb 9th, 1pm - 3pm

  (4 sessions)
$89

4 sessions

Portrait Drawing

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

Students will focus on the proportional relationships of the human head and face to achieve naturalistic resemblance in their drawings. Instruction in the use of line, shape, light, and shadow will be explored to achieve believable volumetric form. Black and white as well as color materials will be investigated. A model will be present during each...

Wednesday Feb 5th, 6pm - 9pm

  (10 sessions)
$585

10 sessions

Introduction to Illustration

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 37 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

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

Tuesday Feb 4th, 6pm - 9pm

  (10 sessions)
$585

10 sessions

Drawing Studio:Multi-level

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

This class is designed for students with prior drawing experience interested in investigating new subjects and themes while developing technical and conceptual skills through experimentation with a variety of methods and materials. Creative exploration will include exercises addressing scale, mixed-media processes, drawing formats, and series. Individual...

Monday Feb 3rd, 6pm - 9pm

  (10 sessions)
$585

10 sessions

Color and Ink

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

Expand your enjoyment of pen and ink by incorporating colored ink, applied as a wash or using the stippling technique. You will build on your own light graphite drawing with crow quill or brush work. Explore different effects with emphasis on control and richness.  A supply list will be sent. Prerequisite: Pen and Ink 1. 

Wednesday Feb 5th, 9am - 12pm

  (6 sessions)
$449

6 sessions

Drawing in Carbon Dust

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

Carbon dust is a beautiful, versatile, and little-known medium that lends itself to both broad, painterly expression and to extremely fine detail. It is appropriate to all botanical subjects as well as to landscapes and still lifes. Working on various paper with a variety of black pigments (applied with both brushes and pencils, we will focus on botanicals...

Sunday Feb 9th, 9am - 12pm

  (3 sessions)
$224

3 sessions

Drawing Roots

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Capture the hidden side of trees in this special intermediate/advanced art workshop. Roots allow trees to take in water and nutrients and even communicate with nearby trees. Observe the intricate structures that support life above ground, and work with an experienced art instructor to create a still life in colored pencil, graphite, or another medium...

Friday Feb 14th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (3 sessions)
$112

3 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 Feb 12th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$89

4 sessions

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Begin to Draw Nature

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Learn the basics of drawing nature in this course designed for true beginners. We will discuss everything from how to hold your pencil to what kind of paper to use. You will have time to work on drawing skills in a no-pressure setting. A great confidence builder. Bring a pencil with an eraser and a folder to hold papers. All other supplies will be...

Saturday Feb 29th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$162

4 sessions

The Artist and the Sketchbook

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

This course explores how the personal nature of an artist's sketchbook can assist in the development of new directions and reveal meaningful ideas to pursue. Students develop sketches, collages, paintings, and notes to be used to create works on larger sheets of paper. Students review the history of artist's sketchbooks and visit the Art Institute...

Saturday Feb 1st, 9am - 12pm

  (10 sessions)
$585

10 sessions

Beginner’s Nature Art Workshops

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Tap into your creative side with an introductory workshop on nature art. No experience necessary! Enjoy light refreshments as you learn the basics under the encouraging guidance of your instructor. A fun and popular program with something new each season. Spring Flowers in Colored Pencil (April 6 or 7) Capture the curves and color of a cheerful spring...

Saturday Jan 25th, 10am - 1pm

Practicing Mindfulness through Painting & Drawing

at Art Side Out Studio & MASK SHOP - West Ridge 5606 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60659

Develop Seeing as a practice of mindfulness through drawing and painting, based on the work of Ellen J. Langer,  “All it takes to become an artist is to start doing art.” –from On Becoming an Artist

Monday Jan 27th, 7pm - 9pm

  (8 sessions)
$200

8 sessions

Drawing as Meditation

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

Practice drawing and color techniques as a form of meditation. Slow down the art-making process, creating a peaceful and healing experience. Use intuition to connect to natural, creative forces. Through this meditative practice, enjoy calming, observational drawing of plants. Explore using tone and color to create a serene mood with colored pencils...

Saturday Mar 7th, 9:30am - 12pm

  (2 sessions)
$99

2 sessions

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