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Pen & Ink & Dr. Martin Watercolor

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

Create studies and one finished piece using dip pens, micron pens, brush pens, and Dr. Martin watercolors. The instructor will provide a still life, or you can bring in still life material. Material List please click here

Saturday Dec 7th, 9:30am - 4pm

Beginning Watercolor

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Watercolor is a delightfully fun medium. In this class, you’ll learn a variety of watercolor techniques, including washes and how to make a range of textures on paper, plus some color theory to get you started.  No prior experience is necessary.

Wednesday Jan 15th, 9:30am - 12pm

  (6 sessions)
$299

6 sessions

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Chicago Open Studio

at Ingrid's Originals Inc. - Lakeview 3729 N Ravenswood Ave Suite #138, Chicago, Illinois 60613

Open Studio Wednesday are available at Ingrid's Studio for artists to come and work for three hours of uninterrupted creative time with Ingrid's help in a spacious well lit professional studio. Those wishing to paint in watercolor, acrylic, or work on individual projects and would like Ingrid's advice and guidance are welcome. There is bottled drinking...

Wednesday Nov 20th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Watercolors:Materials,Composition & Technique Ages 16+

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

Create vibrant paintings with strong compositions using watercolor tubes and  pencils. Instruction includes demos on watercolor techniques - applying transparent versus opaque watercolor, washes, and painting wet on wet. For supply list please click here

Tuesday Jan 7th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$195

5 sessions

Color Mixing

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Learn to mix accurate, exciting color including the vivid, specific hues of flowers, the bright and subdued greens of leaves, and the deep, subtle colors in shadows. You will make charts for permanent reference and then apply this knowledge as you paint flowers and leaves from live specimens.  You will work in watercolor, but exercises apply...

Saturday Mar 14th, 9am - 12pm

  (6 sessions)
$298

6 sessions

Intermediate Watercolor

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Continue to learn various watercolor techniques and color theory while exploring different ways to combine light, color, and textures in watercolor painting.  Prerequisite: Beginning Watercolor or similar experience.  A supply list will be sent.

Wednesday Jan 15th, 1pm - 3:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$399

8 sessions

Mixed-Media: Landscape in Watercolor & Soft Pastel

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

Mixed media using watercolors and soft (dry) pastels offers wonderful ways to construct textural, 3D looking artworks, while enjoying the relaxing, meditative, therapeutic aspects of art-making. Explore fun, traditional and experimental ways to apply these materials to achieve interesting effects. We start with a paint-along demonstration, then branch...

Sunday Dec 8th, 9:30am - 3:30pm

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 Jan 9th, 9:30am - 12pm

  (5 sessions)
$195

5 sessions

Expressive Watercolor

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Explore the fluid beauty of the watercolor medium and learn watercolor techniques.  Each session will progress to a more controlled “found” finish. There will be a strong emphasis on values and design.  Prerequisite:  Watercolor 1 or equivalent.  A supply list will be sent with your confirmation.

Saturday Jan 25th, 1pm - 4pm

  (6 sessions)
$298

6 sessions

Chicago Winter Watercolor

at Ingrid's Originals Inc. - Lakeview 3729 N Ravenswood Ave Suite #138, Chicago, Illinois 60613

This course is designed for ALL levels of watercolor painters. Those who are new to watercolor painting will find Ingrid's patience and understanding of the learning process, from her previous teaching career, extremely valuable. Through her lectures, painting demonstrations, and personal attention to each student, the students will be exposed to...

Wednesday Jan 8th, 12:30pm - 4pm

  (6 sessions)
$320

6 sessions

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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 Jan 10th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$195

5 sessions

Watercolor In The Abstract Ages 16+

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

Take a stab at this fluid and spontaneous medium. If acrylics are your first love, learn how to merge the two. If watercolor is your thing, learn how to produce more expressive work. Experiment and learn to be fearless in your painting.  Create exciting shapes and textures not achievable with oils or acrylics. If you are new to watercolor, fear...

Friday Jan 10th, 1pm - 4pm

  (5 sessions)
$195

5 sessions

Create Painterly Watercolors

at Ingrid's Originals Inc. - Lakeview 3729 N Ravenswood Ave Suite #138, Chicago, Illinois 60613

This three-day studio workshop is for those who wish to loosen up their watercolor paintings! Painting techniques and philosophy of design will encourage bold, loose paintings. Eric believes that most painting problems are the violation of an elementary painting principle. Eric's lectures will be easily understood and helpful, and his daily painting...

Thursday Apr 2nd, 9am - 4pm

  (3 sessions)
$500

3 sessions

Pen & Ink & Watercolor (Ages 16+)

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

Using still life and reference material, students will create drawings and paintings using a variety of pens–dip pens, micron pens, brush pens, watercolors, Dr. Martin Watercolors, and brushes on various papers. For supply list click here

Friday Jan 10th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$195

5 sessions

Watercolor Floral Still Life

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Paint in the studio from life to capture the freshness, colors, and beauty of selected flowers. Explore a looser, painterly fashion with emphasis on composition, color, and values. Still life allows you to achieve your desired outcome by controlling many of the external factors.  A supply list will be sent.

Saturday Mar 14th, 1pm - 4:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$449

5 sessions

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