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Intro to Painting I & II

Unleash your creativity and master the art of painting with this immersive course at Discovery Center. Explore various painting techniques, experiment with water-based paints, and create captivating abstract and representational artworks. Join us to unlock your artistic potential and express yourself through the power of colors.

  • Beginner
  • 16 and older
  • $110
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  • 4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL
  • 8 hours over 4 sessions

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  • $110/person
  • 8 hours over 4 sessions
  • $35 Materials fee will be collected on the day of the first class.
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  • Tue, Jul 09 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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  • Sat, Jul 13 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Class Description

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What you'll learn in this beginner painting class:

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 mix and apply color through various mediums such as watercolors and acrylics. 

Class will include lectures, demonstrations, and individual instruction.

Please note: An additional $35 Materials Fee will be collected at the start of the class.

Refund Policy

Registration Fee:

  • A non-refundable registration fee of $15.00 is charged per person each time a student registers for classes.

Class Credit Vouchers:

  • If you are forced to withdraw before the first class date, you must notify us at least 5 working days prior to the first class meeting, please contact us at [email protected] during regular business hours. Failure to do so will cancel any transaction.
  • Vouchers are issued only for amount of the class fee (less the non-refundable $15 reg. fee). The credit voucher is valid for nine months and must be used before the expiration date. After that it will no longer be valid.
  • The voucher is not redeemable for cash or goods and the original must be presented in person or by mail. (Photo copies are not valid.)
  • Important:
    • There are no class credit vouchers, transfers, refunds issued for one-session classes after the class meeting.
    • No refunds will be issued for classes which are postponed due to inclement weather or other circumstances beyond our control.

Class Transfers:

  • If you wish to transfer to another class or section within a class AFTER you have registered, you must notify us at least 5 working days prior to the first class meeting, please contact us at [email protected] during regular business hours.
  • Additional fees apply. A $15 transfer fee will be charged per person and it must be paid prior to starting the new class.

Schedule Changes:

  • The school reserves the right to change course locations, schedules and instructors when necessary.
  • Rain dates will be scheduled for outdoor classes postponed due to inclement weather conditions.
  • Prices subject to change without notice.

Course Cancellations:

  • Those classes with insufficient enrollment will be canceled prior to their starting date. Whenever possible, students will be notified.

Refund Policy:

  • No refunds will be given unless a class is canceled due to insufficient enrollment. Refunds will not be issued under any other circumstances. Allow 2-3 weeks.

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

Reviews of Classes at Discovery Center (285)

(4.3-star rating across 285 reviews)
  • Intro to Painting I & II

    Anonymous review on 9/14/2022
    The teacher was excellent. She made the class fun. Nobody felt intimidated. She was very knowledgeable and terrific with instruction.
  • Intro to Painting I & II

    Reviewed by Claudia S. on 9/14/2022
    I thought that this class was of great value. I enjoyed the teacher and meditative aspect of painting, however, there was less instruction as I anticipated. I would have gladly paid more to have a dedicated teacher and learn more techniques by watching/doing. The teacher was very talented, though, but juggled 2 classes at once.
  • Intro to Painting I & II

    Reviewed by Karen R. on 3/6/2020
    I enjoyed the class very much and felt the instructor showed an interest in each participant. She also covered a wide range of media in the session. And, she is very entertaining.
  • Intro to Painting I & II

    Reviewed by Caroline H. on 3/21/2024
  • Intro to Painting I & II

    Reviewed by Kathleen C. on 4/1/2022
  • Intro to Painting I & II

    Reviewed by Joan F. on 2/15/2022
  • Intro to Painting I & II

    Anonymous review on 6/13/2019
  • Intro to Painting I & II

    Anonymous review on 5/7/2018
  • Intro to Painting I & II

    Anonymous review on 4/7/2018
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    Anonymous review on 8/16/2017
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Review Summary by CourseHorse

Students found the Intro to Painting I & II classes to be extremely enjoyable, praising the teacher's excellent instruction skills and in-depth knowledge. They appreciated the teacher's ability to make the classes fun and engaging, which fostered a non-intimidating and interactive environment. Most acknowledged the teacher's talent and commended her ability to simultaneously run two classes. They highlighted their enjoyment of the meditative aspect of painting and appreciated the diverse range of media covered in the session. Quotes: 1. "The teacher was excellent. She made the class fun. Nobody felt intimidated." 2. "I thought that this class was of great value...I would have gladly paid more to have a dedicated teacher and learn more techniques by watching/doing." 3. "I enjoyed the class very much and felt the instructor showed an interest in each participant."

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Questions & Answers (3)

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Question from Kelsey S.
Is this just a single class or multiple weeks of classes?
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Kelsey! This is a one-session class only.
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Question from anonymous
Can you please tell me who will be teaching this class (their full name) starting on March 27,
Answer from Darwin V. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there, The teacher's name is Sarah. The school can't provide the full name for security reason. Sarah has been teaching for many years but she's been teaching at Discovery Center for 2 years now. She has an extensive background in art and has excellent reviews. Next Wednesday class will start in 4/10. I hope this helps.
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Question from Tania E.
Hello, I am registered for the intro to painting class but have recently started looking at reviews on yelp and am a little hesitant now. Any feedback?
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Tania! All the reviews for this class are located below this questions and answers and I can see many good feedbacks from the students who took this class. Upon checking, their old Yelp profile is outdated, mostly old or inaccurate information and the student who took this class just don't post there.
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