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Sketching the Model: Gestures and Short Poses

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

Henry Matisse said 'Drawing is putting a line around an idea.' This beginner-level life drawing workshop explores methods of capturing the essentials of rhythms and proportions of the human form in line and tone. The ability to convey a sense of motion, weight-bearing, balance and rest are explored through techniques and concepts designed to emphasize...

Saturday Sep 21st, 10am - 4pm

  (2 sessions)
$193.05

2 sessions

Travel Sketching

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

Learn how to maximize your time as you sketch and draw the landscapes during your travels. Emphasis includes how to extract your vision from the landscape using elements of composition; how to render basic forms of the landscape and incorporate line, gesture, and value; and how to add color. Using water-based pens and colored pencils, you will begin...

Tuesday Oct 22nd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$155

4 sessions

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Sketching for Busy People

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

Warning: Homework is involved! In fact it is essential. But the payoff? Sketch with aplomb in only 4 weeks!  Learn basic drawing skills that never fail you. Discover how to look closely to draw quickly and effectively. Bolster your confidence to sketch comfortably in public, within the short time frame of a lunch break or a sightseeing tour....

Sunday Oct 27th, 10am - 12pm

  (6 sessions)
$215

6 sessions

Hand Drafting

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 116 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Students are introduced to the materials and methods used by architects and interior designers to create working sketches and detailed architectural drawings by hand. Looking at 3D objects and locations, students will focus on developing representational drawing skills that reflect measurement, proportion, perspective, elevation, and surface. Prerequisite(s):...

Wednesday Oct 2nd, 6pm - 9pm

  (10 sessions)
$585

10 sessions

Paint Your Own Pet

at Color Cocktail Factory - Pilsen 917 W 18th St, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Following registration, email us a high resolution image of your pet. We will custom prepare a canvas for you, with a sketch of your pet. When you come to class, you'll receive your individually prepared canvas and everything else you need and have our instructor there to guide you! Our events are all BYOB. You can bring your beverage of choice. Ice,...

Sunday Sep 29th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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 Oct 5th, 9am - 12pm

  (10 sessions)
$585

10 sessions

Nuno Felting 102: Project

at Ausrine's Arts Room - Evanston 1205 Crain Street, Chicago, Illinois 60202

Wet felting Project class. Nuno felting scarf. Students will be learning by making individual scarfs using Nuno (laminating wool on silk) technique.  During 5 hours workshop (30 min break for lunch) visitors will complete unique wearable art piece. We start from sketching and designing scarf after that students will learn different felting methods...

Sunday Sep 22nd, 12pm - 5pm

$370
for 2 students

Wet Felting 102: Project

at Ausrine's Arts Room - Evanston 1205 Crain Street, Chicago, Illinois 60202

Wet felting Project class. "Easy Breezy" textural scarf. Students will be learning by making individual scarf/table runner using wet felting technique.  During 5 hours workshop (30 min brake for lunch) visitors will complete multicolor decorative or wearable art piece. We start from sketching and designing, after that students will be applying...

Sunday Sep 29th, 10am - 3pm

$370
for 2 students

The Chicago Mosaic School at EAC: Glass-on-Glass Mosaic

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

Learn about the unique effects that transparency, light, and color create with mosaic on glass. Complete a beautiful transparent artwork that will convey the same beauty and qualities of stained glass, but with mosaic techniques. Bring in rough sketches and ideas to the first class. Smaller substrates, approximately 10” x 14” are included. Please...

Tuesday Oct 15th, 1pm - 3:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$295

6 sessions

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 Oct 24th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$185

6 sessions

Wet Felting 103: Resist (2 people)

at Ausrine's Arts Room - Evanston 1205 Crain Street, Chicago, Illinois 60202

3D Wet felting Project class. Resist felting / Purse or Hat. Learn to manipulate wool fibers to add visual interest to your felt pieces. Students will be learning by making one individual 3D project (hat or purse) using resist felting technique.  During 5 hours workshop (30 min break for lunch) visitors will complete unique art piece. We...

Saturday Sep 28th, 12pm - 5pm

$500
for 2 students

Wet Felting 103: Resist (1 person)

at Ausrine's Arts Room - Evanston 1205 Crain Street, Chicago, Illinois 60202

3D Wet felting Project class. Resist felting / Purse or Hat. Learn to manipulate wool fibers to add visual interest to your felt pieces. Students will be learning by making one individual 3D project (hat or purse) using resist felting technique. During 5 hours workshop (30 min break for lunch) visitors will complete unique art piece. We...

Saturday Sep 28th, 12pm - 5pm

Nature Notebooks Workshop

at Spring Bird - Dundee Township 18N600 Westhill Rd, Dundee Township, Illinois 60118

Make your own Nature Notebook and spend the day observing, collecting, and writing  in it, while connecting with nature! Join us for a day in the Spring Bird’s woods learning to make your own pamphlet book, sun prints, and leaf rubbings and create a book for your writing, sketching, or creative project. Get inspired by being in the woods! ...

Thursday Oct 3rd, 9am - 4pm

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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 Oct 8th, 6pm - 9pm

  (10 sessions)
$585

10 sessions

Mixed-Media: Flora in Watercolor & Soft Pastel

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

Mixed media using watercolors and soft (dry) pastels offers wonderful ways to construct textural, 3D looking artworks, while enjoying the relaxing, meditative, therapeutic aspects of art-making. Explore fun, traditional and experimental ways to apply these materials to achieve interesting effects. We start with a paint-along demonstration, then branch...

Tuesday Oct 29th, 1pm - 4pm

  (5 sessions)
$185

5 sessions

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