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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...

Tuesday Jul 12th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

  (4 sessions)
$99

4 sessions

Paint Your Own Pet

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

Following registration, email us at [email protected] a high resolution image of your pet. We will prepare a stencil 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!

Saturday Jul 9th, 2:30pm - 4:30pm Central Time

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Watercolor 1

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

Watercolor is an ideal medium to achieve a naturalistic style in botanical art. You will learn basic color mixing and paint-handling exercises, progressing to rendering textures and form in color, and using paint-layering techniques. A supply list will be sent. Prerequisites: Botanical Drawing 1 and Color Mixing

Thursday Jul 14th, 6pm - 9pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$374

6 sessions

Bath Bomb Workshop

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

What are bath bombs? Bath bombs are a fusion of organic ingredients and essential oils that when coming into contact with your bath or water create an explosion of creative colours, oils and fragrances to help provide a relaxing and aromatic aura instilling a sense of fun into your bath. Are there different types of Bath Bombs? Here at Color Cocktail,...

Thursday Jul 7th, 7pm - 9pm Central Time

Naughty Night: Nude Male Painting

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!...

Friday Jul 8th, 8:30pm - 10:30pm Central Time

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:  $35

Tuesday Jul 12th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

  (4 sessions)
$99

4 sessions

Japanese Garden Plein Air Painting

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

You will explore and paint the serene haven of the Malott Japanese Garden using the symbolic footbridges, water, stone lanterns, pine trees, and other natural elements. Gain inspiration from the shapes and textures of nature that create the garden’s striking minimalist aesthetic. You will focus on quickly capturing different harmonious views in...

Wednesday Jul 13th, 9am - 12pm Central Time

  (4 sessions)
$312

4 sessions

Beginning Acrylic Painting in American Sign Language

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

Discover the possibilities of acrylic painting! Create vibrant, quick-drying works of art on canvas for yourself or to give as gifts, and learn more about composition, color mixing, and textures. Using American Sign Language (ASL) the instructor will teach you how to create your own paintings, through step-by-step demonstrations. In ASL only....

Saturday Jul 9th, 1pm - 3pm Central Time

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Plein Air in the City

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

Draw and paint inside or outside the Lincoln Park Conservatory and the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Work in watercolors and watercolor pencils, drawing mediums, or acrylics. Focus includes instruction on creating quick thumbnail sketches, composition, and color. Supply List

Saturday Jul 23rd, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

  (3 sessions)
$220

3 sessions

Experimenting with Pastels

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

We explore the nature of pastel and how to create wonderfully luscious, velvety texture. Learn about different types of pastels and techniques, while we briefly review composition, perspective, and color theory.

Monday Jul 25th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$250

6 sessions

Watercolors: Materials, Composition & Technique

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

Create both vibrant and subdued paintings with strong compositions using watercolor tubes and watercolor pencils.  Instruction includes watercolor techniques- applying watercolor washes, painting wet in wet, and painting without a sketch.  Learn about staining and lightfast colors. The instructor will provide a variety of still-lifes. We...

Tuesday Jul 26th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$250

6 sessions

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Van Gogh Starry Night

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

Are you thinking about tapping to your creativity? Sip and Make! We provide all the art materials BYOB In a relaxed, social setting, a professional artist will guide the class step-by-step through replicating the nights featured painting Age: 18+ (No Kids on Fridays And Saturdays(after 4:30 PM!))

Saturday Jul 23rd, 3:30pm - 5:30pm Central Time

Van Gogh Visits Chicago

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

Are you thinking about tapping to your creativity? Sip and Make! We provide all the art materials BYOB In a relaxed, social setting, a professional artist will guide the class step-by-step through replicating the nights featured painting Age: 18+ (No Kids on Fridays And Saturdays(after 4:30 PM!)) Our events are all BYOB. You can bring your beverage...

Thursday Jul 28th, 7:30pm - 9:30pm Central Time

Artistic Landscape Watercolor: Connect with Nature

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

Are you thinking about tapping to your creativity? Sip and Make! We provide all the art materials BYOB In a relaxed, social setting, a professional artist will guide the class step-by-step through replicating the nights featured painting Age: 18+ (No Kids on Fridays And Saturdays(after 4:30 PM!))

Sunday Jul 31st, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

Intro to Oil Painting for teenagers (Ages 14-18)

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

Utilizing still life,  students will learn step-by-step procedure along with the materials and craftsmanship  of oil paint.  Through studies and exercises, the essential skill of drawing accurately will be developed and the fascinating realms of color theory, composition and creating the illusion of dimension will be explored. Students...

Sunday Jul 31st, 1pm - 4pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$320

6 sessions

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