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Night Watch: Oil Painting

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

Discover the basics of oil painting in this studio class, including painting techniques used since the time of Rembrandt. Those with more experience will learn advanced techniques used by the Old Masters. Creativity and experimentation encouraged. Colors Bone black Titanium white Titanium buff Cadmium yellow light (imitation) Cadmium red medium...

Monday Jun 17th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (11 sessions)

11 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 Jul 28th, 9:30am - 3:30pm

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Oil Painting (Early College Program)

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

Designed for students with little or no experience in oil painting, this course introduces the specific materials and processes of the medium. Demonstrations on stretching a canvas, laying out a palette, various paint application techniques, and color mixing provide the fundamentals of oil painting and a strong foundation for creating portfolio-quality...

Monday Jul 22nd, 1pm - 4pm

  (10 sessions)

10 sessions

Drawing & Painting The Portrait

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

See how shadow and light reveal the forms of the head and how these individual forms fit into a coordinated whole. For painting, learn to organize the major color relationships . Composition, light effects, and atmosphere will be studied to produce lively paintings and drawings. There will be one pose lasting three weeks for a thorough model study....

Sunday Jun 23rd, 10am - 1pm

  (10 sessions)

10 sessions

Ensemble of the Portrait

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

Analyze the drawing and color aspects of portrait painting separately, and then combines them into a coordinated whole. Color studies are used to map out the major color relationships and monochrome drawings develop the student’s ability to see the form. Poses will last 3 weeks, with a strong emphasis on seeing the large visual impression. Ideal...

Wednesday Jun 19th, 1pm - 4pm

  (10 sessions)

10 sessions

Drawing and Painting The Nude: The Long Pose

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

Designed for the student who wishes to pursue a figure painting or drawing in greater depth. Two and three-week poses allow more time for a thorough study of the model. Painting students will be encouraged to draw with the brush in full color.  Drawing students can work with charcoal, conté crayon, pencil or pastel. Every class will start with...

Monday Jun 17th, 1pm - 4pm

  (10 sessions)

10 sessions

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Making Paint from Scratch

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

Learn the basic principles of paint fabrication, canvas stretching and priming to deepen your knowledge of the properties of various pigments. Make a painting from the raw materials, the way painters were doing it before readymade paints were available. The session will cover acrylic, oil and other kinds of paints.

Saturday Jul 13th, 10am - 1pm

  (2 sessions)

2 sessions

Painting with Acrylics

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

A strong introduction to painting in which students learn about color mixing, painting techniques and composition. Each student receives 1-on-1 instruction and everyone is encouraged to develop personal themes. The focus is exclusively acrylics. Students will learn the specifics of this rich technique, which can equal the wonders of oil when well-mastered....

Monday Jun 17th, 1pm - 4pm

  (11 sessions)

11 sessions

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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 Jul 17th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (4 sessions)

4 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,...

Saturday Jun 22nd, 4:45pm - 6:45pm

Mixed-Media Drawing and Painting

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

This studio class focuses on creativity, and on being inventive with the use and combination of various mediums and tools, combining traditional painting techniques with unconventional materials. Practice drawing, painting and printing in unusual ways and discover how to create with your own unique voice. Supply List: Colors: Acrylics/oils Bone...

Friday Jun 21st, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (11 sessions)

11 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 Jun 19th, 1pm - 4pm

  (11 sessions)

11 sessions

Candle + Soap Making Workshop

at VIP Paints - Pilsen 1907 S Halsted St, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Because we have been lucky enough to have beautiful souls supporting VIP Paints for 6 years now, we decided to step it up and recreate some of our specialty classes. Everyone will create and leave with one of kind products you will not find anywhere else. This class is taught by the Owner Delilah and is hosted next door in our sister company Vault...

Tuesday Jun 18th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Figures and Nature Drawing/Painting

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

Using drawing and painting mediums we’ll begin with the figure and add nature elements to your compositions. Bring in images of nature – drawn or photos. Each class will begin with warm up sketches. Instruction will focus on creating strong compositions, anatomy, materials, use of color, and combining the figure with nature. Please note: This...

Monday Jul 22nd, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (6 sessions)

6 sessions

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Painting I: Acrylics & Oils

at Aartwerk Studio - Edgewater 1141 W Granville Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60660

Painting I, Acrylic is the introduction to the fundamentals of painting. We warmly recommend taking this course prior to any other painting course, even if your ultimate medium of choice is oil. Acrylics are fast drying, water-based paints, and will allow for quicker exploration of various approaches to painting.  Because of this, technical...

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