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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: watercolor/acylic/water soluable oil paint, ink, images, found objects, and pastels. Techniques explored will include photo transferring, collage, monotype printing, drawing, painting, and assemblage. Emphasis is on conceptual practice and personal process.

Wednesday Sep 29th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

  (4 sessions)
$89

4 sessions

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Paint Your Own Pottery

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

Choose from our menu of pottery, select your paints and sponges then roll up your sleeves and have a go!  Everything is included. One piece of pottery, paint, tools, glazing and firing. We have a wide selection of ready made 'blank' bisque pieces for you to enjoy painting and decorating. You select the item you would like to paint...

Sunday Sep 26th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

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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...

Wednesday Sep 29th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

  (4 sessions)
$89

4 sessions

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 Oct 2nd, 11am - 3pm Central Time

Night Photography: Painting with Light

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

When the sun drops below the horizon, bring the Garden to life by photographing your selected subject with a beam of light. Moving a light source during a long exposure creates a look that can only be obtained by using light as a brush. Students must have a DSLR camera (no phones or tablets, please) and a sturdy tripod. A cable or remote shutter release...

Tuesday Oct 12th, 6pm - 9pm Central Time

  (4 sessions)
$374

4 sessions

Frankenthaler Did It: Pouring with Oil Paint

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

This one-day workshop will introduce everyone to the soak/stain techniques of Helen Frankenthaler. Over the course of one day we will make our paints and pour our first steps onto the canvas. By the end of the session, learners will have the confidence to complete their paintings on their own. Skill Level: All Levels Click here for the instructor's...

Sunday Oct 17th, 11am - 4pm Central Time

Bloom into Watercolor

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

Pick a new flower each week and dive into the world it contains. Watercolor is the perfect medium for the subtleties and soft gradients in blooms. Zoom in to the point of abstraction like Georgia O'Keefe, create patterns like Klimt, get into linework like Hiroshige, or lovely bouquets like Manet. In-person class (with reduced capacity) closely...

Friday Oct 29th, 1pm - 4pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$255

6 sessions

Japanese Ink Painting

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

Explore sumi-e, the ancient art of Asian ink painting. Learn the history of this art form and how to use the special painting tools. Paint subjects from nature using simple brush strokes. The goal of the sumi-e painter is to use the brush with vitality and restraint.  Individual instruction for students at all levels. No previous painting experience...

Monday Oct 18th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Central Time

  (4 sessions)
$199

4 sessions

Create Exciting Faces from Photographers

at Ingrid's Originals Inc. - Lakeview 3729 N Ravenswood Ave Suite #138, Chicago, Illinois 60613

Sometimes painting a person in watercolor can seem daunting, but it is every bit as approachable as creating a landscape or still-life.  In this watercolor workshop, Ted  instills the confidence to enjoy painting people.  Ted will discuss the benefits of photographic references as well as how to interpret photos in order to give life...

Friday Oct 15th, 9am - 4pm Central Time

  (3 sessions)
$500

3 sessions

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Express Yourself with Mood and Atmosphere

at Ingrid's Originals Inc. - Lakeview 3729 N Ravenswood Ave Suite #138, Chicago, Illinois 60613

Take advantage of this great opportunity to study with Keiko right here in Chicago! This workshop is designed for those who want to create a painting strong in composition filled with light and atmosphere.  During the three days, simplification, mood, atmosphere and composition will be shown in step-by-step demonstrations each day.  Landscapes,...

Friday Nov 5th, 9am - 4pm Central Time

  (3 sessions)
$500

3 sessions

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 Oct 29th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$260

6 sessions

Quilt Week

at Linda Z's Sewing Center - Arlington Heights 1216 E Central Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60005

We’ll be adding a bunch more classes, so keep your eyes peeled to our website as each are added. Classes for Stitch and Flip Table Runners, Windowpane Quilting and MORE! Culminating in Thread Painting Techniques by renowned thread artist & author, Joyce Hughes. QUILT WEEK 2020! Get it ALL! Monday, November 1 thru Saturday, November 6 All Quilt...

Monday Nov 1st, 10am - 5pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$399

6 sessions

Pen and Ink Illustration

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

Learn how to draw and paint with ink, from line-drawing and shading with pens to creating rich ink washes. We’ll cover different value-building techniques, such as cross-hatching and stippling, practice rendering complex textures and patterns, and work to develop your own individual illustration style. Supply List please click here

Tuesday Sep 28th, 1pm - 4pm Central Time

  (10 sessions)
$410

10 sessions

3-Dimentional Collage & Mixed Media (Ages 16+)

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

Develop an idea by gluing together everyday objects, assembling found objects, and adding acrylic paint to create 3D works of art. Experience broader concepts around collage. Focus on skill enhancement to develop your abilities and nurture your creativity. In-person class (with reduced capacity) closely following Restore Illinois guidelines. Face...

Sunday Sep 26th, 1pm - 4pm Central Time

BYOB Make a Ceramic Mug and a Bowl

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

In this two hour workshop, you will be shown how to make a set of mugs and a bowl What You Get 1 Plate and 1 bowl to fire 2hr session with our tutor all materials/firings In this two hour workshop, you will be guided step by step to make a set of mugs. This is a great introduction to hand-building with clay and is just enough time to gain an...

Wednesday Sep 29th, 7:30pm - 9:30pm Central Time

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