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Explorations in Collage

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

Examine different types of collage, altered art, and other forms of mixed-media utilized by Dada, Surrealist, and contemporary artists. The first few classes will focus on different types and approaches to collage, with the final weeks focusing on combining collage and other media.  Techniques and practices covered include Photomontage, Text...

Saturday Jan 11th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$195

5 sessions

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 who has traveled extensively will cover key topics including: capturing the essence of a place, the best equipment to pack and capturing images that reflect your unique vision. ...

Saturday Jan 11th, 1pm - 4pm

Explorations in Mixed Media

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

This course will explore the various practices of mixed media in two-dimensional art. Students will learn multiple mixed-media techniques in relation to various historical and contemporary artists, and experiment with the possibilities of various media combinations in application to drawing and found imagery. Some projects will include forms of collage,...

Saturday Jan 11th, 1pm - 4pm

  (5 sessions)
$195

5 sessions

Beginning Bookbinding

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

This hands-on course introduces the basic skills and tools to create hand-crafted books. You will learn about folding, sewing and gluing to explore different types of stitches and structures to create several of their own sample books

Sunday Jan 12th, 9:30am - 11:30am

  (5 sessions)
$170

5 sessions

Winter Botanicals in Colored Pencil (Ages 16+)

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

Some of the most interesting subjects for botanical art are found in the depths of winter. You will learn how to use colored pencil to render the form and texture of seed pods, acorns and pinecones, as well as how to layer color to bring new life and vibrancy to these normally overlooked objects.

Sunday Jan 12th, 10am - 12pm

  (5 sessions)
$195

5 sessions

Sketching for Busy People

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

Warning: Homework is involved! In fact it is essential. But the payoff? Sketch with aplomb in only 4 weeks!  Learn basic drawing skills that never fail you. Discover how to look closely to draw quickly and effectively. Bolster your confidence to sketch comfortably in public, within the short time frame of a lunch break or a sightseeing tour....

Sunday Jan 12th, 10am - 12pm

  (5 sessions)
$195

5 sessions

Joy Of Calligraphy (Ages 16+)

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

Explore the tools of calligraphy with emphasis on the broad-nib dip pen in this interactive class. Learn how to render beautiful letterforms in the Foundational, Italic, and Uncial hands, for starters, and follow your curiosity and pleasure in experimenting with new materials and ideas. Instruction on slant, spacing, and the importance of negative...

Sunday Jan 12th, 1pm - 4pm

  (5 sessions)
$190

5 sessions

Art with Laser Cutting & Engraving(Ages 9-15)

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

Art & Technology: Interactive Art with Laser Cutting & Engraving(Ages 9-15) Learn about  the advanced ability of our laser cutter and engraver to bring your intricate ideas to life. Explore layering and interlocking techniques to create kinetic, mechanical and interactive art. Combine electronics like LED lights, motors, sensors, and...

Thursday Jan 16th, 4:15pm - 6:15pm

  (4 sessions)
$150

4 sessions

Construction & Design w/ Laser Engraver (Ages 16+)

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

Art & Technology: Construction & Design W/ Laser Engraver (Ages 16+) Design and make your own customized lamp, home decors, furniture or other aesthetic objects. Explore the potential of the laser cutter through a series of hands-on technical practices and investigations on materials. This course covers the basic principles and practices...

Thursday Jan 16th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$210

4 sessions

Create A Ring Dish (Ages 16+)

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

Are you constantly trying to find a safe place to put your rings when doing household chores? Learning the basic of sawing, forming, sanding, filing, and texturing, we’ll create a unique dish for your rings or a great gift. Brass and copper with be available for purchase from the instructor; all other materials will be provided.

Friday Jan 24th, 1pm - 4pm

Sketchbook Journal Your New Year's Resolution(Ages 16+)

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

Not only can sketchbook journaling be a relaxing, fun and creative outlet, but also a powerful tool for self-care. Start the new year off right by exploring how you can nurture your mind, body and spirit, from gratitude and intention setting to monitoring mood, meds, diet, exercise, and starting new healthy habits like meditation.  Learn to...

Saturday Jan 25th, 1pm - 4pm

Impressionism to 1920:4 Painters & Their Influence(16+)

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

Connect or rediscover with the influences of contemporary art, focusing on four major painters: Monet, van Gogh, Picasso and Matisse, and their influences. View their work, and we’ll discuss ideas related to how their focus on light, color and space transformed art from realism to abstraction.

Wednesday Jan 29th, 1pm - 3pm

  (4 sessions)
$140

4 sessions

Speaking with Confidence & Clarity

at Turpin Communication - Evanston 1999 Campus Drive, Evanston, Illinois 60208

Do you struggle with nervousness or are new to giving presentations? During this one-day baseline workshop for the novice and nervous presenter, you’ll work on your own real-life content and apply the fundamental principles of how to turn a presentation into an "Orderly Conversation. " This workshop uses video-recorded exercises and private video...

Monday Jun 8th, 9am - 4pm

Laser Cutting for Woodworking

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

Explore basic techniques in Adobe Illustrator to create templates and jigs and it’s benefits for woodworking and furniture making. Learning how to engrave patterns, logos, or names directly onto the material will also be discussed. A terrific addition for any woodworking student! Required Material: Bring along an external hard driver or zip disk....

Saturday Feb 1st, 1pm - 4pm

Mixed Media Encaustic Studio

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

Brings focus on the importance of exploring materials that fuse and combine with the encaustic medium. Discover and develop the creative process using a variety of materials; the encaustic medium will be the “glue” that brings a multitude of materials together during this transformative workshop.

Sunday Feb 2nd, 12:30pm - 3:30pm

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