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Book a Private Group Art Class

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at CourseHorse Art Experiences

Looking for a team-building event or a fun way to entertain clients? Looking for a fun birthday activity or an evening with your friends? Check out our huge selection of art classes which span the full range of group creative options, whether you're looking for a no-pressure paint and sip or want to get competitive and see who can build the best porcelain mug (Recommended if you are booking for a group of 6 or more people). From $25 and up per person.

Digital 101 in a Day

at Chicago Photography Academy - South Loop 329 West 18th St Ste 615, Chicago, Illinois 60616

The Fundamentals classes are, by far, the most popular starting point for photography classes in Chicago and are designed to give the complete beginner a solid understanding of their digital camera and the fundamental knowledge needed to embark upon a lifetime's exploration of photography. There are no 'hidden' or extra fees to pay for any classes...

Saturday Mar 7th, 10am - 5pm

Mindful Photography

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

Many of the great masters talk about photography as awareness of the present moment in which we forget ourselves.  We let go of goals, desires, expectations, techniques, and anxieties to more fully immerse ourselves into the experience of seeing. You will gain a new perspective through meditative photo exercises, discussions, and weekly reviews. ...

Friday Mar 6th, 10am - 3pm

  (4 sessions)
$479

4 sessions

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Personal Storytelling

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

Define your style and clarify your artistic vision by taking a journey of self-discovery in photography leading to an exhibition-worthy portfolio. Through writing, creativity exercises, and feedback sessions, you will produce a body of work reflecting your inner emotions and thoughts using symbols and metaphors. You will be encouraged to follow your...

Tuesday Mar 10th, 1pm - 4pm

  (7 sessions)
$499

7 sessions

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Composition in Landscape Photography

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

Composition is the photographer’s arrangement of pattern, symmetry, texture, depth of field, and lines. Each week, we will learn ways to include each of these elements. Each class is devoted to one of the elements in depth.

Monday Mar 9th, 9am - 12pm

  (5 sessions)
$374

5 sessions

Intermediate Digital Photography

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

Thoughtful processes are key steps in learning to identify, then capture, an impressive and artistic image as an intermediate photographer. Use lead lines, selective manual focus, and appropriate aperture settings to enhance your photos. Prerequisite: Beginning Digital Photography or the consent of the instructor. 

Friday Mar 6th, 9am - 12pm

  (6 sessions)
$437

6 sessions

Photographing Orchids

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

In conjunction with the Orchid Show, photographer Jack Carlson offers a close-up flower photography class. Learn techniques for macro photography, including tips on focus, lighting, background, and composition. Class includes hands-on shooting sessions at the show before hours, after which we will critique each other’s images. A...

Wednesday Mar 4th, 8am - 11am

  (3 sessions)
$224

3 sessions

Master Your Digital Camera Controls (Chicago)
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Master Your Digital Camera Controls (Chicago)

at Digital Photo Academy - Near North Side 65 E Huron St, Chicago, Illinois 60611

This workshop will offer instruction for people who want to learn the ins and outs of their cameras. Improve your skills no matter which camera model you own! Take this Course if you: Just purchased a Digital SLR Camera/Point and shoot camera Want to learn to make simple and creative changes to your pictures using the functions of your camera...

Saturday Mar 7th, 9:30am - 11am

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$63
Was:
$70
Half Day Private Digital Photography (Chicago)
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Half Day Private Digital Photography (Chicago)

at Digital Photo Academy

Digital Photo Academy instructors are available to accommodate personal schedules and provide a half day, 3 hours of instruction to suit the needs of individual parties. Typically the session will last approximately, beginning with a discussion about the student’s specific camera equipment and photographic needs, then leading into an in-the-field...

Friday Feb 28th, 10am - 1pm

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$270
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$300

Exploring Exposure

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

Learn how to manually control your own DSLR camera’s exposure when making digital photos, learning how to control the 3 main components of exposure: ISO, shutter speed, and aperture.  The first half of the workshop will focus on the technical components of exposure, while the second half will consist of an in-class shooting assignment. Leave...

Saturday Mar 14th, 1:15pm - 4pm

New Camera Workshop

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

Did you receive a camera as a gift recently? Is your camera still sitting in the box? This workshop will help you set up your camera and cover its basic operations. With hands-on instruction, you’ll learn the basics of camera operation. To get the most out of the class, you should own a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera, mirrorless camera,...

Saturday Mar 14th, 9am - 12pm

  (2 sessions)
$124

2 sessions

All Day Private Digital Photography (Chicago)
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All Day Private Digital Photography (Chicago)

at Digital Photo Academy

Digital Photo Academy instructors are available to accommodate personal schedules and provide a full day, 7 hours of instruction to suit the needs of individual parties. Typically the session will last approximately, beginning with a discussion about the student’s specific camera equipment and photographic needs, then leading into an in-the-field...

Saturday Feb 29th, 10am - 4pm

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$436.50
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$485

Garden and Travel Photography

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

The best souvenirs of your trip are photographs of the buildings and gardens you visit no matter where your travels take you. Combining buildings and gardens often presents a challenge. Learn how to create lead-lines in addition to using light, angle, and time of day to optimize your pictures. Classes will be held at the Garden and other locations....

Wednesday May 20th, 9am - 12pm

  (4 sessions)
$299

4 sessions

Nature Landscape Photography Portfolio B

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

Examine the compositional techniques of today’s contemporary nature and landscape photographers to help you find your photographic voice. Apply these ideas to your work through weekly class projects. Display your photographic vision through a portfolio created during the workshop.  This course is designed for intermediate photographers....

Sunday Mar 8th, 12pm - 3pm

  (6 sessions)
$436

6 sessions

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Travel Photography

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

Whether you are traveling to an exotic destination or somewhere closer to home, you’ll want to return with the best quality images. Professional photographer Paul Berg will cover key topics including: capturing the essence of a place, optimal equipment to pack, taking photos that reflect your unique vision.  Required Materials: Bring up to...

Saturday Mar 28th, 1pm - 4pm

Advanced Abstract Photography

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

Designed for the advanced photographer who wants to create a fine art portfolio, this class will walk you through the evolution of abstract photography.  Trace and study the art of abstract nature photography with projects based on art movements such as impressionism, expressionism, cubism, surrealism, dadaism, and minimalism.  Study the...

Thursday Mar 12th, 1pm - 4pm

  (7 sessions)
$499

7 sessions

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