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Frankenthaler Did It: Pouring with Oil Paint

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

No brushes needed! Learn the soak/stain techniques of artist Helen Frankenthaler. Ideal for anyone looking to have fun and experiment with materials and process. We will make our paints and pour our first steps onto the canvas. By the end of the session, you will have the confidence to complete their paintings on their own.

Saturday Feb 8th, 10:30am - 3:30pm

What is Laser Cutting and Engraving?

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

Bring your inventive ideas to life using our laser cutting and engraving machine. Learn how to design graphics on Adobe Illustrator, engrave on wood with your custom designed patterns, pictures taken from your phone or letters. Make a bookmark, keychain, or coaster. Students will leave with a functional, as well as decorative, addition to your home...

Saturday Feb 8th, 1pm - 4pm

Clay and Mosaics

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

On day one, explore basic clay hand-building techniques, such as pinch, slab and coil, to create colorful simple clay shapes and tiles. Decorate your shapes with textures and underglazes/ glazes.  On day two, incorporate your shapes with commercial ceramic tiles and glass to create a 8" x 8" design on a wooden substrate. The finished step of...

Sunday Feb 9th, 12:30pm - 3:30pm

  (2 sessions)
$160

2 sessions

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

Intermediate Ikebana Flower Arranging

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

Returning students who have completed the Introduction Ikebana course are eligible to register for this class. Students will review basic Hana-Isho form, then will be introduced to the Moribana style which involves more principle stems. After taking this course, students should be eligible to apply for their first certificate from the Ohara School...

Tuesday Jan 7th, 12:30pm - 2pm

  (5 sessions)
$355

5 sessions

Digital Photography Level 2 (Ages 16+)

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

Take the next steps in developing your photographic practice! Experiment with tools like Adobe Bridge and Photoshop and begin to understand photography on a conceptual level. Create a more developed portfolio of images and prints and form a better understanding of your own style. Bring a DSLR camera, a hard-drive or large thumb drive for transporting...

Wednesday Jan 8th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$180

5 sessions

Exploring Acrylics: From Basics to Pushing the Limits

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

Acrylics are versatile paints, and this class explores a range of techniques from traditional to contemporary. From experimenting with the lines of paints to using different mediums, we will work on projects such as layering, making gel skins for abstract landscapes, subtractive painting pouring, mono printing, and more!  First day of class,...

Wednesday Jan 8th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$195

5 sessions

Special Topic: Scene Study Intensive

at Piven Theatre Workshop - Evanston 927 Noyes St, Illinois City, Illinois 60201

Building on the skills developed in our other adult programs, in this advanced class students use Piven improvisation and games to unlock spontaneity and take scene work to the next level. This class is taught by senior teacher Joanne Underwood and intended for students with acting experience. Each session has a different focus, be it a particular...

Wednesday Feb 12th, 7pm - 10pm

  (6 sessions)
$225

6 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

Painted Floorcloths (Ages 16+)

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

Design your own floorcloth, an Early American art form of floor coverings. Learn various techniques: staining, stenciling, geometric design or free hand images. Display on the floor or use as a wall-hanging.

Thursday Feb 13th, 1pm - 4pm

  (5 sessions)
$195

5 sessions

Mixed Media Mold Making

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

Learn the basics of silicone mold making. Create one- and two-part molds from a variety silicones and rubbers, either taken from a created or found object. A variety of materials can be used alongside our molds, including wax, plastic, clay, plaster, and concrete. Designed to help you with production and will allow you to make multiples quicker, whether...

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

  (5 sessions)
$220

5 sessions

Acrylic Pours

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

Who needs brushes when you can pour acrylic paint and create unique and unpredictable works of art? Experiment with acrylic pours learning new techniques and approaches to create either stand-alone abstract paintings or backgrounds for further development. Supply List (Kathy Cunningham): Acrylic paint -- blue, yellow, red, white gallon of Floetrol...

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

  (5 sessions)
$195

5 sessions

Games, Story & Scene

at Piven Theatre Workshop - Evanston 927 Noyes St, Illinois City, Illinois 60201

Learn Piven’s core improvisational technique and apply it to scripted stories & scenes. Each session of the class is centered on a different theme. Past themes have included stories of the sea, family relationships, and magical realism.  Under the expert instruction of a senior teacher, students will create and perform stories...

Thursday Feb 13th, 7pm - 10pm

  (6 sessions)
$225

6 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

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

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