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Drawing Studio (Early College Program)

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

This course focuses on drawing as an exciting tool for organizing thoughts, feelings, and images. Students develop and strengthen fundamental skills, as well as investigate a range of traditional and contemporary drawing materials and concepts, exploring essential elements of 2D design and contemporary art.  Through the study of line, perspective,...

Saturday Sep 28th, 1pm - 4pm

  (10 sessions)
$465

10 sessions

Close Focus Pastel

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

Whether painting a single botanical subject or a complex still life, pastel is a perfect medium for expressing the beauty of the subject. Your style can be either loose or detailed. You will explore color, composition, and intention in this class.  Prerequisite: Botanical Drawing 1. A supply list will be sent with your confirmation. ART elective...

Sunday Sep 29th, 12:30pm - 3:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$298

5 sessions

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John Pastoriza-Pinol Watercolor Workshop

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

John Pastoriza-Pinol, an award-winning botanical artist with a doctorate in botany from the University of Vigo, Spain, is coming from Australia to teach a three-day workshop. Learn a technique for achieving the intricacies of fine detail in your paintings. Properly protecting those critical edges in your drawing before laying down your watercolor...

Friday Oct 11th, 9:30am - 4:30pm

  (3 sessions)
$449

3 sessions

Silk Resist Painting

at Sister-Arts Studio Inc. - Lincoln Park 721 W Wrightwood , Chicago, Illinois 60614

Resist" is a traditional method of silk painting which involves drawing or tracing an image on silk fabric with a wax based solution. When the resist is dry we use special silk paint to fill in the shapes created by the resist, then wash off the resist to reveal the entire image. Select your own image. You will be impressed your beautiful translucent...

Friday Oct 4th, 6pm - 8pm

Mosaic Creations

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

Come and learn the direct method of making a mosaic suitable for indoors or outdoors by laying tiles directly onto a durable surface. This can be a mixed media mosaic if you wish- and you can bring your own material to include in your work. Our studio has a good range of unglazed ceramic and glass tesserae. You will learn: How to transform a design...

Wednesday Sep 25th, 6pm - 8:30pm

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Exploring Narrative in Acrylic

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

This course will provoke students to convey a compelling narrative through painting. We will experiment with various acrylic paints, mediums, surfaces, and techniques to develop a personal approach to image making.  Through individual dialogue, class discussions, and critiques, students will receive feedback and direction on how to challenge...

Saturday Oct 5th, 9am - 12pm

  (10 sessions)
$585

10 sessions

Contemporary Watercolor

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

Students explore traditional and contemporary approaches to the watercolor medium, including gouache. A variety of techniques, papers and alternative painting surfaces, and mixed media processes are introduced. Intended for students with basic drawing skills as well as those with previous painting experience, the course is structured to encourage...

Saturday Oct 5th, 1pm - 4pm

  (10 sessions)
$585

10 sessions

Water-Based Painting (Early College Program)

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

In this course students are introduced to traditional and non-traditional materials and methods used in water-based painting. Projects include painting from observation and the imagination, using current artist practices and historical examples.  Working from a variety of subjects, students may use ink, acrylic, watercolor, and mixed media within...

Sunday Sep 29th, 10am - 1pm

  (10 sessions)
$465

10 sessions

Studio: Surface, Space, Time

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

This course will introduce students to a variety of SAIC resources (e.g., the Advanced Output Center, John M. Flaxman Library, and Service Bureau) as they explore two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and four-dimensional media. Students will produce work that explores personal research and interests as they investigate new modes of creative production,...

Thursday Oct 3rd, 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

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

DIY Greeting Cards: Screenprinting

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

A handmade greeting card is always a wonderful gesture and a great gift to receive. Through this class you can impress loved ones with a hand-printed card featuring your own design. Students will learn the entire screenprinting process, starting with burning images into screens using photographic emulsion in the darkroom. All participants will learn...

Tuesday Nov 12th, 6pm - 9pm

Naughty Night

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

Brushes, bottles and BOYS! Good luck holding back the blushing when you see all the buzz our SEXY male models have in store! Give yourself and your friends the ULTIMATE night of naughty fun! Pick your angle, draw the dangle, and get entangled in what’s sure to be one of your most memorable nights to come!  No art experience required!...

Saturday Sep 28th, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Mixed-Media: Landscape 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

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 Dec 15th, 2pm - 6pm

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