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Fashion Illustration (Early College Program)

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 36 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

This course is for students who are passionate about clothing design and are interested in illustrating a fashion collection of their own. Students develop drawing skills and fashion illustration techniques with an emphasis on individual style and expression, inspired by live, clothed models and garments from SAIC's Fashion Resource Center.  ...

Monday Jul 22nd, 9am - 12pm

  (10 sessions)
$465

10 sessions

Screenprinting Explorations

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

Most people are fans of screenprinting whether they know it or not. Screenprinting is an art form known for its bold graphics and versatility. A close cousin of stenciling, screenprinting is relatively easy to learn, yet has many facets to explore and master.  Our eight-week class provides adequate time for new printers to complete a range of...

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

  (8 sessions)
$235

8 sessions

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Essentials of Perspective Drawing

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

New! Successfully illustrating proper positioning of objects in space is an essential component of drawing. Through sketching structural elements in the Garden and in the classroom setting, you will gain an understanding of linear perspective, shadows, and reflections. Explore how you think about the visual representation of a landscape to improve...

Saturday Jul 27th, 9am - 3pm

Letterpress Pressure Prints

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

By combining stencils and low-relief collages with letterpress printing, artists can make textural images reminiscent of rubbings and collagraphs. Variation in the thickness of cut paper, string, plants, netting and other relatively two-dimensional items effect the amount of ink transferred by the cylinder of the press to the paper and leave a rich...

Sunday Oct 13th, 2pm - 6pm

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Botany for Botanical Artists

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

Bring realism to your botanical artwork with a focus on identifying the morphological features of plants. Emphasizing specific plant parts in illustrations is critical to the identification of plant species in both scientific floras and identification manuals. Through a combination of lectures and lab/studio time, you will identify key characteristics...

Thursday Sep 5th, 6pm - 8:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$279

6 sessions

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Polymer & Plate Lithography

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

Plate lithography is a variation of traditional lithography and relies on the hydrophobic (water-fearing) and hydrophilic (water-loving) properties of a sheet of plastic or paper. Plate lithography offers an immediate and non-toxic printing process that can incorporate photography, digital designs and hand drawn illustrations. This process is low-cost,...

Sunday Aug 4th, 1pm - 6pm

Architect of Light: It's All About the Light

at Ingrid's Originals Inc. - Lakeview 3729 N Ravenswood Ave Suite #138, Chicago, Illinois 60613

The focus of this three-day  studio workshop is on finding and expressing our own artistic voice. Fundamentals will be demonstrated and duality….the dialogue between opposing forces that finds resolution or not… on the paper’s surface, will also be explored.  A painting demonstration will be done first thing in the morning to illustrate...

Friday Oct 11th, 9am - 4pm

  (3 sessions)
$490

3 sessions

Color Pencil Workshop

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Chicago 1000 Lake Cook Road Glencoe, 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 4th, 6pm - 9pm

  (3 sessions)
$186

3 sessions

Certified Comprehensive Training in Floral Design

at Mila School of Floral Design - Ukrainian Village 2325 W Huron St, Chicago, Illinois 60612

This course is a part of the complete training in floral design session of courses. Our school is licensed by the city of Chicago and the State of Illinois.                NOTE: Students who signup for this class will get a FREE signed copy of European Floral Design by Tatiana Chelekhova This is a 6-day...

Saturday Sep 14th, 9am - 5pm

  (6 sessions)
$1,410

6 sessions

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Children's Book Illustration

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

No Upcoming Schedules
$585

10 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 in your own picture book story and learn about making sequential scenes and creating a picture book dummy. The class will cover thumbnail layouts, storyboarding and using a scanner/computers to create the book dummies.  Bring to 1st class:  9 x 12 inch or larger sketchbook tracing paper...

No Upcoming Schedules
$410

12 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...

No Upcoming Schedules
$585

10 sessions

Digital Illustration for Fashion

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 112 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Designed for students interested in fashion, this course provides an introduction to using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop for the purposes of creating technical and non-technical illustrations that reflect the designer's unique aesthetic and create a sense of brand identity.  Coursework will result in a portfolio of electronic and print...

No Upcoming Schedules
$585

10 sessions

Watercolor Illustration

at One Strange Bird - Wicker Park 2124 W Division St, Chicago, Illinois 60622

Learn basic watercolor illustration techniques in this painting class. Our teaching artists will show you glazing, washes, blending, shadowing, and more. The illustration skills you develop in this class will enhance your work. Join us for this fun and informative class!

No Upcoming Schedules
$40

Quill Pen Illustration

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

Crow quill pens have charmed artists throughout history. This ancient medium has certain characters that cannot be replaced by convenient mechanical pens. With easy-to-follow instructions, students will learn the basic techniques on how to handle the pen and ink. They will then explore two different styles: simple journal style drawings with vintage-look...

No Upcoming Schedules
$312

6 sessions

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