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Art and Wine Night

at The Paintbrush - Lincoln Park 2446 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60614

Bring your favorite beverage. Cups will be provided. No experience necessary, just bring your desire to try something new! Follow along with the teacher's instructions or do your own thing. Come with a date or a friend or solo! It's a good time!

Thursday Dec 8th, 6pm - 7:30pm Central Time

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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...

Monday Jan 9th, 9:15am - 12:15pm Central Time

  (10 sessions)
$425

10 sessions

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Beginning Painting

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

Come learn the foundations of painting! Learn introductory skills to a painting studio practice. You will create multiple paintings from your own individual interests and subjects. Along with learning painting techniques you will practice different methodologies to creating work, such as collage and writing prompts. No previous painting experience...

Sunday Jan 15th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

  (10 sessions)
$425

10 sessions

Adult WaterColors Class

at The Paintbrush - Lincoln Park 2446 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60614

Learn the basics of watercolor painting or improve your existing skills in this adults-only class.  Materials provided.  Must be at least 15 years old to join class.

Monday Jan 9th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm Central Time

  (7 sessions)
$235

7 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,...

Monday Jan 9th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Central Time

  (10 sessions)
$425

10 sessions

Landscape Painting in the Studio

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

Learn 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 photos and move into new creative avenues. For the first class,...

Tuesday Jan 10th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

  (10 sessions)
$425

10 sessions

Comics & Cartooning (Ages 9-14)

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

Become a visual storyteller! Learn the basics of character design and the rules of storytelling to create your own unique characters, plots, and comic panels. Utilizing pens, watercolors, colored pencils, and drawing tablets, you’ll have the opportunity to explore both traditional and digital drawing techniques. Examples of professional work will...

Wednesday Jan 11th, 4:15pm - 6:15pm Central Time

  (10 sessions)
$375

10 sessions

The Science and Art of Painting Glorious Color

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

With Bauhaus teacher Johannes Itten’s classic, The Art of Color as your guide, you will learn and apply the principals of color theory to oil paintings you will produce from still life material, photographs, and your imagination. Using a limited palette, you will learn how to mix greys without using black, develop a personal palette, and paint colors...

Thursday Jan 12th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Central Time

  (10 sessions)
$425

10 sessions

Painting with Acrylics

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

This course offers a strong introduction to painting in which students learn about color mixing, painting techniques, and composition. Each student receives one-on-one instruction and everyone is encouraged to develop personal themes.  The focus of the class is exclusively Acrylics. Students will learn the specifics of this very rich technique,...

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

  (8 sessions)
$345

8 sessions

Beginning/Intermediate Oil Painting

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

This is a multi-level painting class where you will learn the basic techniques of oils. We explore color theory, mixing, multiple mediums, and various applications in several fun exercises. New students follow the class syllabus and continuing students work on individual projects with class and instructor feedback. Bring 18” x 24”, or larger, piece...

Wednesday Jan 11th, 1pm - 4pm Central Time

  (10 sessions)
$425

10 sessions

Ensemble of the Portrait

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

Individual coaching on the drawing and painting aspects of portrait painting. Focus on developing your drawing skills only or develop your abilities to render the model in color. Bring drawing and or painting materials of your choice to the first class for poses lasting 2 to 3 weeks. Supply List please click here Please review the EAC's model...

Thursday Jan 12th, 1pm - 4pm Central Time

  (10 sessions)
$480

10 sessions

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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 Jan 9th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

  (10 sessions)
$425

10 sessions

Watercolor Animals (Ages 12-14)

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

Learn how to draw and paint your favorite animals in the style of your choice. This camp will explore different watercolor techniques and experiment with various materials that combine with watercolor, like markers and colored pencils. Students can make their creatures cute, creepy, or realistic. It's all up to your own interpretation.

Monday Dec 26th, 9am - 12pm Central Time

  (5 sessions)
$370

5 sessions

Drawing and Painting The Nude: The Long Pose

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

Individual coaching with your particular drawing and or painting practice. Painting students will be encouraged to draw with the brush in full color. Each class begins with a half-hour of short drawing poses followed by one long pose which extends over 2 or 3 weeks.  Supply List Large Newsprint Pad (18x24) Vine Charcoal or 6b pencil Kneaded...

Monday Jan 9th, 1pm - 4pm Central Time

  (10 sessions)
$480

10 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 Painting without a sketch Learn about staining and lightfast colors. The instructor will provide a variety of still-lifes. We will...

Tuesday Jan 10th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

  (5 sessions)
$225

5 sessions

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