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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 - West Town 2247 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622

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 session of 2-day courses, total 48 hours. Courses can be taken all together...

Saturday Nov 16th, 9am - 5pm

  (6 sessions)
$1,410

6 sessions

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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...

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$312

6 sessions

Drawing and Visualization Skills for Designers

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

In this hands-on workshop, you will receive instruction and coaching as you work with an architectural illustrator with more than 20 years of experience. Topics include perspective, entourage, landscape illustration, master copies, analytical drawing, light and shadow, quick sketch techniques, and rendering skills.  This class is ideal for certificate...

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$179

2 sessions

Simplified Drawing: The Art of the 3x5 Sketch

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

The “back-of-a-napkin” size drawing is meant to capture a moment’s impression rather than detail and precision. This class features an introduction to sketching landscape elements and entourage (buildings, plants, people, cars, sky, planters, paving) in a manner that’s meant to be completely carefree in freedom and spirit. While offering...

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$87

2 sessions

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...

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$279

6 sessions

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...

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$124

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

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$169

3 sessions

Coloring Monarchs and Milkweeds

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

Come with a box of colored pencils, and make beautiful butterflies come to life on a coloring page. No previous art experiences are required. The instructor will show simple techniques step by step. Illustrated line drawing will be provided.

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$59

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Coloring Birds and Blooms in Mixed Media

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

Fulfill your need for coloring with beautifully illustrated line drawings of birds and blooms by botanical artist, Heeyoung Kim. Students may use colored pencils or choose a few of their favorite media from the list below.  The instructor will show simple ways to use the materials, or mix various materials to create unique artworks. This class...

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$169

3 sessions

Digital Perspectives on Fall Color

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

Digital imaging has revolutionized photography and liberated photographers. Join master garden and flower photographer Allen Rokach in this intensive two-day workshop as he guides you through the fascinating world of digital photography.Through a combination of illustrated lectures, field photography, review sessions, and demonstrations of after-capture...

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$399

2 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...

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$585

10 sessions

Zine Workshop: Tiny Stories

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

During this workshop student will use personal narratives and memory to create illustrative stories. Students will create content to excavate personal stories to put into their zine. After various group and individual exercises students will use pencils, ink, brushes, and collage to create an original zine. Location Instructions: We are located in...

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$25

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...

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$585

10 sessions

Digital Illustration

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

Intermediate and advanced artists, designers, and illustrators: Develop ideas using traditional media, then translate them digitally in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Emphasis will be placed on concept development as students create original characters and environments. Students will work in analog and digital formats, referencing the work of contemporary...

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$585

10 sessions

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