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From Still Life to Real Life

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

Manet proclaimed still life to be the "touchstone" of painting. Like Manet, we will study still life set-ups to learn how to see the world in terms of color relationships, shadow, light, and quality of edges. Composition, creating light effects, volume, and atmosphere will be discussed in group critiques. The course culminates in a 6-week portrait...

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9 sessions

Café Terrace at Night

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

Café Terrace at Night, also known as The Cafe Terrace on the Place du Forum, is an oil painting executed by the Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh while at Arles, France, in mid-September 1888. The painting is not signed, but described and mentioned by the artist in three letters. Visitors to the site can still stand at the northeastern corner of the...

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Landscape Painting with a Twist

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

This workshop is for all levels and will focus on designing studio paintings from plein air studies and photos, This workshop is designed for students wishing to develop their fundamentals in landscape painting in oil or acrylic.  Color mixing, values, composition and design will be the focus. With a twist on the basics, students will apply loose...

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3 sessions

Inside The Artist’s Studio

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 2603 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, Illinois 60201

The artist’s studio has been a source of inspiration for painters throughout history. From Gustave Courbet to Lucian Freud, the creative energy of an artist’s work space has long held the fascination of artists and viewers alike. We will use alla prima oil painting techniques to explore interior spaces and their psychological content. We will paint...

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Encaustic Painting

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

Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax with colored pigments. Learn about safety, materials, its origins, and explore mixed media wax painting combining with wax: image transfers, collages, pastels, pouring and embedding objects in wax, to impressionistic painting techniques. Instructor's Recommended...

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9 sessions

Process of Intuitive Expression

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

This is a class for everyone, and we will explore creating Process art on paper using various media, including watercolor, oil pastels, pen and ink, and collage.  Self-expression and freewheeling experimentation are encouraged There is no "wrong" way to put your thoughts on paper!  Absolute beginners and seasoned artists alike...

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6 sessions

Landscape on The Lake

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

Let's visit the lake!  Learn to extract your vision from the landscape. In this two-day workshop; take your landscape painting outside and three-dimensional as we explore the beautiful Evanston Lakefront.  Fundamentals of landscape painting will be reviewed including composition; gesture; and form. A review of color in nature will also be...

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2 sessions

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Lighting Effects Workshop

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

Bring a painting you are struggling with and Didier will help you think about light? Working in your choice of medium (oil, acrylic, charcoal, graphite, or pastel) Didier will show you how to create correct light. Bring a piece that you had started or start a new piece from scratch using a photo reference. Light gives a sense of dimension, mood, and...

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2 sessions

Painting Studio: Multi-level

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

How do you focus your interests and refine your skills in order to create a body of work? How do the materials and methods you use relate to the ideas in your work? How do you make your work more personally meaningful? This multi-level course is intended for students with previous painting experience who are ready to address these questions through...

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10 sessions

Partners Paint for Free

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

Two tipsy artists for the price of one. Lover, best friend, or alternatively your grand-mother, introduce your partner to the wonderful world of boozy art. A well-oiled creative endeavor is a great thing to share with a kindred spirit. Groups: If you are coming as a group but registering separately, shoot us an email and we will do whatever...

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Soft Chalk Pastel Painting

at Oak Lawn Park District - Oak Lawn 9400 South Kenton Ave, Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453

Learn how this deceptively simple medium can create paintings that can rival oil painting. Begin with basic usage and techniques and apply this to simple projects. Previous drawing experience is not necessary- this class is designed for beginners. All drawing and medium usage will be taught. We supply all materials. 

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5 sessions

Painting Studio/Class

at Wilbur Wright City Colleges of Chicago - Portage Park 4300 N Narragansett Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60634

Experience the joy of watching a painting come to life. Beginning and more advanced students will work side by side in this open studio. Bring water, mixable oil or acrylic paints, brushes, canvas board or stretched canvas, and a desire to learn. Easels provided. Instructor will only be available during the first two hours of class.

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6 sessions

R&F Paints Comprehensive Encaustic Workshop

at La Grange Art League | Gallery & Studio - La Grange 122 Calendar Court, Chicago, Illinois 60525

Our 4 Day Comprehensive workshop provides students an immersive experience with a solid base in techniques and best practices for using wax. Throughout the 4 days, Sarah encourages your creative development in painting, layering, mark making and mixed media work. Following a historic overview of encaustic, students are introduced to current approaches...

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4 sessions

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