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Pen & Ink & Watercolor

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Evanston Art Center - Online Interactive Online Classroom via Zoom, Chicago, Illinois 00000

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. Material list NOTE: You do not need to purchase all here. Select a few penholders; nibs; India ink; regular watercolors: primary colors...

Friday Oct 30th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$230

6 sessions

Adaptive Ceramics (Ages 16+) - Online

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Evanston Art Center - Online Online Class, Online, Illinois 00000

In this inclusive class for adults of all abilities, use different items from your home to add texture to your pottery. Explore basic handbuilding techniques, including slump molds and new projects that interest you! Clay and firing available for additional cost.  Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate Notes: This interactive online class is...

Sunday Sep 20th, 10am - 11:30am Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$150

6 sessions

Continuing Contemplative Calligraphy

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Evanston Art Center - Online Online Class, Online, Illinois 00000

For those already acquainted with basic calligraphic letterforms and materials, don't miss an opportunity to use the tools of your choice (dip pen, cartridge pen, Pilot Parallel Pen, or a quill pen) and continue practicing the contemplative aspects of calligraphy in the process. Gather your favorite materials and meet once a week for calligraphy practice...

Sunday Sep 20th, 10am - 12pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$175

6 sessions

Contemplative Calligraphy with the Parallel Pen

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Evanston Art Center - Online Interactive Online Classroom via Zoom, Chicago, Illinois 00000

Receive thorough instruction on calligraphy letterforms, and learn the contemplative aspects of calligraphy in the process. Moving the pen on the paper becomes a moving meditation, a stress-relieving resource for equanimity and harmony of body and mind. Design elements will be covered, working with various tools, the historical context of hand lettering...

Sunday Sep 20th, 1pm - 3pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$175

6 sessions

Weaving on a Cardboard Loom

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Evanston Art Center - Online Interactive Online Classroom via Zoom, Chicago, Illinois 00000

Explore weaving techniques of plain weave, twill, and rya while using a variety of materials. We will discover weavings from artists like Sheila Hicks, Gunta Stölzl, Lenore Tawney, and Suzanne Tick.  Each day, we will focus on a different technique with cardboard looms and materials of your choice, allowing you to walk away with a weaving of...

Monday Sep 21st, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Central Time

  (3 sessions)
$120

3 sessions

Mending & the Art of Repair

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Evanston Art Center - Online Interactive Online Classroom via Zoom, Chicago, Illinois 00000

Fix and revive worn, torn and old garments with traditional techniques of mending and embellishment. Learn basic forms of mending and elevating to revive and refresh damaged garments. Through the art of repair, express yourself and upcycle to rebel against throw-away-culture and fight fast-fashion, as well as express your own unique style.  ...

Saturday Sep 26th, 1pm - 3pm Central Time

Artist Books

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Evanston Art Center - Online Interactive Online Classroom via Zoom, Chicago, Illinois 00000

Designed to introduce the world of artists' books. Learn the definition of artists' books and explore different ways to deliver your creative ideas through this unique medium. In this multi-level class, basic book making techniques from non-binding (folding) to single section binding will be introduced, and the close observation of different material...

Tuesday Oct 27th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$230

6 sessions

Intro to Colored Pencils

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Evanston Art Center - Online Interactive Online Classroom via Zoom, Chicago, Illinois 00000

Begin exploring the medium of colored pencil. We will begin with the basics techniques of using colored pencil, including how to choose and mix colors. You will choose your own subject matter and we will walk through finishing your work of art with the aim of developing the skills you need to use colored pencils in your own style. Notes: This...

Tuesday Oct 27th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$175

6 sessions

Portrait Drawing

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Evanston Art Center - Online Interactive Online Classroom via Zoom, Chicago, Illinois 00000

Begin to render pencil and charcoal portraits from photos. Start with the basics to become familiar with the main structures of the head, and how to render them with light and shade—building your skills for a future term when you will draw the model from life. Skill Level: Intermediate Important Notes: This interactive online class is presented...

Wednesday Oct 28th, 9:30am - 11:30am Central Time

  (5 sessions)
$150

5 sessions

Paper Remix-Inspired Collage

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Evanston Art Center - Online Interactive Online Classroom via Zoom, Chicago, Illinois 00000

Snip, tear, and assemble your way through the expressive medium of collage. Create compositions using a variety of papers and techniques to gather images, shapes and colors. Recycle your magazines, newspapers, photos you have at home to create silhouettes and stencils. Resources such as best glues to use and how to integrate mediums like paint and...

Wednesday Oct 28th, 1pm - 3pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$175

6 sessions

Introduction to Boro Stitching

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Evanston Art Center - Online Interactive Online Classroom via Zoom, Chicago, Illinois 00000

Learn basic "Boro" stitching with indigo dyed small pieces of cloth. In Japan, Boro (rag or scraps of cloth that are sewn together) was a symbol of an impoverished past. Now the term also encompasses and represents an essential principle of rural ethics and aesthetics. Inspired by this Japanese mending technique, explore your own visual expressions...

Sunday Oct 4th, 1pm - 3pm Central Time

Still Life Painting at Home Ages 16+

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Evanston Art Center - Online Interactive Online Classroom via Zoom, Chicago, Illinois 00000

Create breathtaking still life paintings in oil or acrylic with depth and dimension. Paint from an online still life set-up, and learn to create your own arrangements from household items. Together, we will paint an underpainting using different shades of gray to serve as the foundation for you to add transparent color overlays called glazing. Follow...

Monday Oct 26th, 9:30am - 11:30am Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$175

6 sessions

Figures and Nature Drawing/Painting

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Evanston Art Center - Online Interactive Online Classroom via Zoom, Chicago, Illinois 00000

New students will be introduced and continuing students refreshed while practicing drawing techniques via lectures, warm-up drawings, and longer finished poses. Techniques may include: gesture and organizational line, contour line, shape-plane-volume-modeling, value, and foreshortening. We will work from a clothed model, and have critiques, which will...

Monday Oct 26th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$175

6 sessions

Understanding Portraiture Ages 16+

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Evanston Art Center - Online Interactive Online Classroom via Zoom, Chicago, Illinois 00000

Learn to draw compelling portraits of friends and family. Discover the bone structure of the skull and proportional relationships. Focus on facial features. You will work with dry media such as graphite and charcoal. Skill Level: Intermediate Important Notes: This interactive online class is presented via Zoom. Please download Zoom prior to your...

Monday Oct 26th, 1pm - 3pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$175

6 sessions

Youth Digital Photography 1 (Ages 9-11)

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Evanston Art Center - Online Interactive Online Classroom via Zoom, Chicago, Illinois 00000

Discover how to expand your creative eye! Experiment with different compositions and new perspectives to see how each impacts your final photograph. We will explore different editing apps and how to best utilize them. By the end of this course, you will feel confident in making creative and unique images.  Please be sure to have access to a smartphone...

Monday Oct 26th, 4:15pm - 5:45pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$120

6 sessions

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