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Intro to Painting

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 learn to...

Sunday Oct 6th, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$89

4 sessions

Fun Faces: Face Painting for Beginners

at Seeds Center - Edgewater 1212 W Balmoral Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60640

Ever wanted to paint faces like a professional? Now you can learn how! This course taught by Colorbuzz owner and founder Kat Archer, will give you the introductory skills you need to make a wonderful impression at your next birthday party or event. Fun Faces is the class that will make you a hit among the tiny faces in your life one colorful line...

Saturday Sep 21st, 10am - 11:30am

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Creative Uses for Inks

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

Inks have the ability to create fluid and impressionistic effects on both porous and non-porous surfaces. Using ceramic tile, clayboard, canvas, wood, glass, metal, fabric, and rice paper, learn how to utilize and control ink to create one-of-a-kind works of art that allow you to flex your creativity. Skill Level: Beginner

Friday Sep 20th, 7pm - 10pm

  (5 sessions)
$185

5 sessions

Delacroix à Balthus en Français Ages 16+

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

Do you want to practice your French while sharpening your drawing and painting skills? Join a native French speaker and artist for a French immersion class that will transition from drawing into painting using art historical references. Basic to advanced French language proficiency is recommended. Supply List: Drawing pad: bristol smooth Vine charcoal:...

Thursday Oct 3rd, 6pm - 9pm

  (10 sessions)
$345

10 sessions

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Silk Resist Painting

at Sister-Arts Studio Inc. - Lincoln Park 721 W Wrightwood , Chicago, Illinois 60614

Resist" is a traditional method of silk painting which involves drawing or tracing an image on silk fabric with a wax based solution. When the resist is dry we use special silk paint to fill in the shapes created by the resist, then wash off the resist to reveal the entire image. Select your own image. You will be impressed your beautiful translucent...

Friday Oct 4th, 6pm - 8pm

Painting Studio: Landscapes from Photographs

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

Turn photographs into thoughtful compositions with contrast, gesture, and color harmony as you learn to create landscapes in the studio. For the beginning landscape painter with little or no plein air (outdoor) experience, this workshop will introduce participants to grid and projection methods to translate photographic images onto painting surfaces. They...

Saturday Sep 21st, 10am - 4pm

  (2 sessions)
$193.05

2 sessions

Introduction to Oil Painting

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

This course introduces the materials, methods, and tools of oil painting while students develop observational painting skills. Demonstrations on stretching a canvas, laying out a palette, working with various paint application techniques, and color mixing provide students with the fundamentals of the medium and a strong foundation for future coursework. ...

Sunday Oct 6th, 2pm - 5pm

  (10 sessions)
$585

10 sessions

Painting Vibrant Flora in Oils

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

Render flowers richly and beautifully in oil paints! Discover how to achieve vibrant, confident-looking artworks that convey a sense of light, shadow, and sculptural form. Color mixing and brush stroke application will also be a major focus, to avoid muddiness and over-blending. You will start with a paint-along demonstration and receive individual...

Sunday Dec 1st, 9:30am - 3:30pm

Water-Based Painting (Early College Program)

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

In this course students are introduced to traditional and non-traditional materials and methods used in water-based painting. Projects include painting from observation and the imagination, using current artist practices and historical examples.  Working from a variety of subjects, students may use ink, acrylic, watercolor, and mixed media within...

Sunday Sep 29th, 10am - 1pm

  (10 sessions)
$465

10 sessions

Drawing Studio (Early College Program)

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

This course focuses on drawing as an exciting tool for organizing thoughts, feelings, and images. Students develop and strengthen fundamental skills, as well as investigate a range of traditional and contemporary drawing materials and concepts, exploring essential elements of 2D design and contemporary art.  Through the study of line, perspective,...

Saturday Sep 28th, 1pm - 4pm

  (10 sessions)
$465

10 sessions

Studio: Surface, Space, Time

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 37 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

This course will introduce students to a variety of SAIC resources (e.g., the Advanced Output Center, John M. Flaxman Library, and Service Bureau) as they explore two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and four-dimensional media. Students will produce work that explores personal research and interests as they investigate new modes of creative production,...

Thursday Oct 3rd, 6pm - 9pm

  (10 sessions)
$585

10 sessions

Watercolor Pencils

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

Watercolor pencils offer an exciting, new dimension to the art of sketching and designing. This vibrant medium allows you to float between a sketch and color washing – adding a new sense of creative freedom. We will explore different techniques including dry and wet pencils, layering, shading, color blending, and more. Please bring the following...

Thursday Oct 24th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$185

6 sessions

Going Abstract

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

Learn everything you have wanted to know about going abstract. Discover and practice process, techniques and concepts behind making abstract art. This studio class will help you understand what abstraction is, and how to achieve it in your own work. Supply list: either acrylic or oil paints (acrylics recommended for beginners)  colors recommended:...

Wednesday Oct 2nd, 1pm - 4pm

  (10 sessions)
$345

10 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

Build Your Own Tableware: A 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. This is a great introduction to hand building with clay and is just enough time to gain an understanding of the material and make something you’ll be proud of. After the session, you will leave your pieces with us, and we will process them for you i.e. glaze and...

Saturday Sep 28th, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

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