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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 Aug 25th, 12pm - 2pm

  (4 sessions)
$89

4 sessions

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...

Sunday Sep 1st, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$280

8 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 Sep 7th, 9am - 12pm

  (4 sessions)
$162

4 sessions

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Creative Uses for Inks

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

Inks have the ability to create fluid and impressionistic effects on both porous and non-porous surfaces. Using ceramic tile, clayboard, canvas, wood, glass, metal, fabric, and rice paper, learn how to utilize and control ink to create one-of-a-kind works of art that allow you to flex your creativity. Skill Level: Beginner

Friday Sep 20th, 7pm - 10pm

  (5 sessions)
$185

5 sessions

T-Shirts & Totebags Screenprinting Workshop

at Spudnik Press Cooperative - West Town 1821 W Hubbard St Ste 302, Chicago, Illinois 60622

Convert your own drawing or design to a collection of hand-printed wearable items in this energetic and informative one-day workshop. Printing an assortment of t-shirts or totebags is practical, fun and incredibly gratifying! Students will bring to the workshops with a bold black and white drawing, a high-contrast photo, or a digital design. While...

Sunday Sep 15th, 2pm - 6pm

Watercolor Pencils

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

Watercolor pencils offer an exciting, new dimension to the art of sketching and designing. This vibrant medium allows you to float between a sketch and color washing – adding a new sense of creative freedom. We will explore different techniques including dry and wet pencils, layering, shading, color blending, and more. Please bring the following...

Thursday Sep 12th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$160

5 sessions

Etching & Intaglio Printmaking

at Spudnik Press Cooperative - West Town 1821 W Hubbard St Ste 302, Chicago, Illinois 60622

Intaglio Printmaking is a family of printing techniques in which marks are incised into a metal plate. Using a fine point needle and various other tools, drawings and images are transferred through a thin protective ground to expose copper. With the help of a chemical bath, marks and images are etched into the metal with a remarkable amount of detail....

Tuesday Sep 10th, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (8 sessions)
$250

8 sessions

Printmaking Foundations

at Spudnik Press Cooperative - West Town 1821 W Hubbard St Ste 302, Chicago, Illinois 60622

For anyone who wants to be creative through printmaking, our foundations class introduces first time printers to the wide variety of printmaking processes, equipment, and resources at Spudnik Press Cooperative.  Students will experiment with three unique types of printmaking throughout the six weeks. With each printing process inducing its own...

Tuesday Nov 5th, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (7 sessions)
$215

7 sessions

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Introduction to Drawing

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

This course emphasizes the development of observational drawing skills and hand-eye coordination. The learning sequence progresses from simple forms and skill levels toward more complex constructions and compositions. Basic drawing elements such as line, proportion, perspective, composition, texture and the study of light and shade are investigated...

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$585

10 sessions

Beginning Drawing with Vivian Zapata

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

Learn about fundamental drawing concepts: line, shape, form, value, proportion, and perspective. Emphasis is on representational drawing of still life arrangements and other subjects. Use graphite and charcoal with confidence. With short presentations and demonstrations, explore concepts, application techniques, and drawing examples. Supply List

No Upcoming Schedules
$410

12 sessions

Beginning Drawing with Duffy O'Connor (Ages 16+)

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

Get grounded in the basics of drawing and artistic expression. Explore basic techniques and subject matter to experimentation in media and imagery. Beginning with pencil, charcoal, pastel and moving to ink and collage, you will explore self-expression through the subject matter of still-life, interior space, the figure and abstraction. Jumpstart your...

No Upcoming Schedules
$410

12 sessions

Figure Drawing for Beginners

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

An introduction to drawing from life. We will spend an hour and a half drawing a variety of different positions provided by our model, and talking about the human form, anatomy, and how to teach yourself techniques to draw what you see instead of what you think you're looking at. This is something anyone can learn!  All experience levels wel...

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$20

Beginning Drawing with Duffy O'Connor

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

Get grounded in the basics of drawing and artistic expression. Explore basic techniques and subject matter to experimentation in media and imagery. Beginning with pencil, charcoal, pastel and moving to ink and collage, you will explore self-expression through the subject matter of still-life, interior space, the figure and abstraction. Jumpstart your...

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$315

9 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...

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$46

Intro to Drawing (age 16+)

at Magical Minds Studio - Oak Park 110 Madison St, Chicago, Illinois 60302

Dust off your drawing skills or find the ones you didn't know you had!

No Upcoming Schedules
$130

5 sessions

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