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Intro to Painting I & II

at Discovery Center - Irving Park 4318 N Elston Ave 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60641

Explore your own expressive style through the practice and discipline of painting, and learn the fundamentals of color blending & balance. Create your own abstract, surreal, and representational paintings, as you learn the basics of painting with water based paints.  Whether you prefer to paint still life or abstract expression, you will...

Sunday Jan 23rd, 3pm - 5pm Central Time

  (4 sessions)
$99

4 sessions

Mixed Media Art

at Discovery Center - Irving Park 4318 N Elston Ave 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60641

Students will create dynamic, multi-layered compositions with a variety of materials: watercolors, acylics ink, images, found objects, and pastels. Techniques explored will include photo transferring, collage, printing, drawing, painting, and assemblage. Emphasis is on conceptual practice and personal process. Materials fee:  $30   ...

Sunday Jan 23rd, 3pm - 5pm Central Time

  (4 sessions)
$99

4 sessions

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Mixed Media Encaustic Painting

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

This one-day workshop will cover a wide range of encaustic painting techniques from mark making, mixed media collage with wax, shellac burn, to textural impressionistic painting. All supplies are included and each student will leave with a minimum of one completed painting. The translucent, seductive qualities of layering wax will engage you to...

Saturday Jan 29th, 11am - 3pm Central Time

Introduction to Watercolor (Ages 16+)

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

This is an introduction covering supplies and techniques of washes, glazing (layering), wet on wet, texturing, and color theory.

Friday Mar 4th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

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Pen & Ink & Watercolor (Ages 16+)

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

Using still life and reference material, students will create drawings and paintings using a variety of pens–dip pens, micron pens, brush pens, watercolors, Dr. Martin Watercolors, and brushes on various papers. Required Materials: Click here for the instructor's recommended supply list. NOTE: You do not need to purchase all here. Select a...

Friday Feb 11th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

  (5 sessions)
$225

5 sessions

Hand Paint Wool Yarn with Acid Dyes

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

Acid dyes are lightfast, washfast, and simple to use – unlike Kool-Aid and food coloring. Learn to prepare the yarn, calculate dye amounts, make dye solutions, steam set the dye, and try different techniques on small hanks of yarn. Class includes undyed wool and all dye materials – you will bring additional materials. In-person class (with...

Sunday Jan 23rd, 1pm - 4pm Central Time

Acrylic Pour Cabachons for Jewelry (Ages 16+)

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

Use liquid acrylics and glass to create one-of-a-kind cabochons to incorporate in your jewelry designs. Pours will be made the first day and the second day, the paintings will be added to the glass. Bring disposable gloves. All other supplies will be provided.

Friday Feb 11th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

  (2 sessions)
$190

2 sessions

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Pen & Ink & Watercolor

at Evanston Art Center - Online Interactive Online Classroom via Zoom, Chicago, Illinois 00000

Using still life and reference material, students will create drawings and paintings using a variety of pens–dip pens, micron pens, brush pens, watercolors, Dr. Martin Watercolors, and brushes on various papers. Material list NOTE: You do not need to purchase all here. Select a few penholders; nibs; India ink; regular watercolors: primary colors...

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$245

6 sessions

Painting For All

at Aartwerk Studio - Edgewater 1141 W Granville Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60660

All levels are welcome to join this session! We found that mixture of begginers and more experienced students resulted in a very relaxed enviorment; we loved it! This is why we  decided to make PAINTING FOR ALL an ongoing Monday session! Dear begginers, instructor will work with you following, however- the session will most likely be...

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$280

8 sessions

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Painting II & Drawing II

at Aartwerk Studio - Edgewater 1141 W Granville Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60660

PAINTING II The Painting II course is open to all returning students who took at least one of the introductory painting courses, as well as for those who have previous experience outside the studio. This course focuses on developing your skill, personal language and body of work. DRAWING II This intermediate level drawing course will...

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$260

8 sessions

Painting I: Acrylics & Oils

at Aartwerk Studio - Edgewater 1141 W Granville Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60660

Painting I, Acrylic is the introduction to the fundamentals of painting. We warmly recommend taking this course prior to any other painting course, even if your ultimate medium of choice is oil. Acrylics are fast drying, water-based paints, and will allow for quicker exploration of various approaches to painting.  Because of this, technical...

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$280

8 sessions

Painting Studio

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

Participate in a lively, interactive working environment. Choose to develop paintings to a more finished, resolved statement, or to address those challenges that have impeded forward movement. Skill development, use of materials, stylistic choices, personal imagery, and aesthetic content will be addressed. Be prepared to work the first class in the...

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$425

10 sessions

Landscape Painting in the Studio

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

Learn the principles of creating landscape paintings in the studio. Using photo references and knowledge gleaned from other paintings and imagination, discover how to create engaging paintings. By studying historical examples of great work, we'll learn how to move beyond simply copying from photo reference and move into new creative avenues. For...

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$425

10 sessions

Ensemble of the Portrait

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

In this studio class the instructor coaches you individually with the drawing and painting aspects of portrait painting. You can focus just on developing your drawing skills only or develop your abilities to render the model in color. Bring your drawing and or painting materials of your choice to the first class for poses lasting 2 to 3 weeks. Supply...

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$465

10 sessions

Color Exploration: Painting Studio

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

Bring richness, color and depth to your paintings. Using a limited palette inspired by color theory, implement techniques such as layering, optical mixture, broken brushstroke and glazing to create complex, expressive color. Learn about materials and techniques in the medium of your choice including: gouache,...

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$425

10 sessions

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