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Acrylic Pours

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

Who needs brushes when you can pour acrylic paint and create unique and unpredictable works of art? Experiment with acrylic pours learning new techniques and approaches to create either stand-alone abstract paintings or backgrounds for further development. Supply List (Kathy Cunningham): Acrylic paint -- blue, yellow, red, white gallon of Floetrol...

Thursday Oct 24th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$185

5 sessions

Moldmaking 101 (Ages 16+)

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

Learn the basics of silicone mold making, creating 1-part molds and 2-part molds from a variety of different silicones and rubbers. Cast plastic or wax into your mold, and manipulate it further through carving, heat, or paint, which can then be hand-painted.  Mold making is a key technique for those interested in production. All molds created...

Thursday Oct 24th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$250

6 sessions

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Kumihimo Japanese Braiding: Full Workshop

at Bead In Hand - Oak Park 145 Harrison St, Illinois City, Illinois 60304

Kumihimo is a great travel project. Everything gets prepared in advance so you have a neat package that doesn't require extra tools and doesn't take a lot of space. Students will Learn: How to place their cords on the kumihimo disk How to add weights for proper tension The basic pattern for moving the cords and adding beads to create a beaded...

Tuesday Oct 15th, 2:30pm - 5pm

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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

Oil Painting Studio: Still Life & Figure

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

Create paintings in oils using non-toxic mediums as the Renaissance painters did. Choose to paint from still life arrangements or material you bring in. We will also paint from a clothed model for two sessions. We will have 1:1 and group critiques. Some prior drawing recommended.  Bring Materials to the first class: Brushes: 2-4 Flats, Brites,...

Tuesday Oct 29th, 1pm - 4pm

  (6 sessions)
$235

6 sessions

Figures and Nature Drawing/Painting

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

Using drawing and painting mediums we’ll begin with the figure and add nature elements to your compositions. Bring in images of nature – drawn or photos. Each class will begin with warm up sketches. Instruction will focus on creating strong compositions, anatomy, materials, use of color, and combining the figure with nature. Please note: This...

Monday Oct 28th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$250

6 sessions

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Holiday Extravaganzas: Snowflake Ornaments

at Bead In Hand - Oak Park 145 Harrison St, Illinois City, Illinois 60304

Make your own unique snowflake pattern placing beads on a wire form. These individually designed snowflakes really are one-of-a-kind!

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$5

Holiday Extravaganzas: Button Snowman Ornament

at Bead In Hand - Oak Park 145 Harrison St, Illinois City, Illinois 60304

Yes, they are cute as a button!  Hang one on your tree, use it as a zipper pull or wear it as a pendant.

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$5

Yarn Painting & Dyeing Intro (Berwyn)

at TLD Design Center & Gallery - Berwyn 2619 Ridgeland Ave, Berwyn, Illinois 60402

Knitting, weaving, crochet, embroidery and quilting all come to life with hand painted threads. Sliver put-up for spinning and fiber fusion also doable during these sessions. Perfect class regardless of your fiber addiction. Recycle yarn and/ or create your own hand painted works . Tammy covers the basics of working with fiber-reactive dyes and provide...

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$34

Flat to Form: From 2D to 3D

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

Learn how to give form and shape to flat materials using digital and analog methods of making. Use jigs and clamps to position work and achieve complex forms from simple stock.  Experiment with materials including fabric, cardboard, paper, wood, and plastic, while referencing the work of artists including Amanda Browder, Taylor Hokanson, Anila...

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$585

10 sessions

​Plaster Cloth Animal Workshop

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

Create your own whimsical animal sculpture! Make a stand alone sculpture or animal mask to hang on your wall! Join us for a day of creating a whimsical animal sculpture, while being immersed in the woods of Spring Bird! You Will Learn: to design an animal to build an armature for your animal to sculpt with plaster cloth to build fine details...

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$78

Beginning Drawing with Jill Sutton

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

Ideal for learning fundamental drawing skills, regardless of previous experience. Using historical and contemporary art references, weekly exercises will range from familiar subjects like still-life and landscape to exploring the realm of abstract and conceptual art working in black and white, and color. Recommended supply list: 18" x 24" newsprint...

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$280

8 sessions

Fosshape & Wonderflex

at Vogue Fabrics - Evanston 718 Main St, Evanston, Illinois 60202

Come see these incredible costuming and millinery products being manipulated.  These are ideal for making body armor, costumes, hats, fascinators, and much more.   Wonderflex:  heat reactive composite, feels like a sheet of plastic that you can shape and paint Fosshape:  heat reactive felt, feels just like regular felt but...

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$15

Mold and Cast

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

Throughout this workshop, students will learn the basics of silicone mold making. We will create a one-part mold and a two-part mold taken from either a found or created object. After the mold-making process, students will then cast plastic into their mold, which can then be hand-painted or manipulated further as the student sees fit. Molds created...

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$115

2 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...

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$410

12 sessions

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