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Introduction to Interior Design

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

This class will cover the basics of space planning, materials and sources, and color theory. The goal will be to upgrade a room in your home by adding new, purging old, re-using and re-purposing existing. Learn how to add value and transform your space within your scope, schedule and budget.  Online tools such as Pinterest and room designing...

Tuesday Oct 22nd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$170

6 sessions

Intermediate Bookbinding

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

Utilizing skills garnered in the beginning bookbinding class, students will explore more complex structures with in-depth techniques, potentially covering Coptic bindings, long-stitch, advanced Japanese side-stitch or others, as well as taking time to develop content for their pieces.  Some experience with bookbinding is helpful, though students...

Tuesday Oct 22nd, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$255

6 sessions

Fold Forming Workshop

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

Fold forming is a rapid and direct way of achieving 3D forms from a single piece of metal. Watch amazing shapes emerge as you fold, hammer, roll, and unfold metal! Expect to try several fold forming techniques, with resulting forms that can be easily transformed into beautiful earrings, pins, and pendants. Numerous possibilities will be introduced,...

Saturday Oct 19th, 9:30am - 1:30pm

Family Watercolor Workshop in American Sign Language

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

How many times have you heard it said that watercolor is a tough medium to learn? Watercolor is fun and easier than you would think.  Learn various techniques and color theory while exploring different ways to combine light, composition, color, and textures in watercolor painting.  The instructor, using American Sign Language (ASL), through...

Saturday Oct 19th, 1pm - 4pm

Laser Cutting for Woodworking

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

Explore the basic techniques for creating templates and jigs for their woodworking classes. Raster and Vector engraving will also be explored. A terrific addition for any woodworking student! Required Material: Bring along an external hard driver or zip disk.

Saturday Oct 19th, 1pm - 4pm

All Hallows Eve (Ages 3-10 + Adult Caregiver)

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

YFA Workshop: All Hallows Eve (Ages 3-10 + Adult Caregiver) Let's get spooky AND creative this Halloween season with Samira Taher Kolb of Let's Craft It! Create scary projects to decorate your haunted house with spooky mason jar luminaries and creepy mini pumpkin hanging bats.  Please Note: Price is for 1 child and 1 adult to create together....

Sunday Oct 20th, 10am - 12pm

Knitting Basics

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

Learn the basics to jump start your new knitting hobby: knit stitch, purl stitch, casting on, and binding off - by knitting small swatches with these techniques. Discover how to unknit to fix simple mistakes.  A beginner kit will be included with the class - one ball of yarn, a pair of knitting needles, and a tapestry needle for working in ends....

Sunday Oct 20th, 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Beginning Jewelry (Ages 16+)

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

Perfect for beginning students interested in learning how to make one of a kind jewelry. Learn basic fabrication skills such as using a jeweler's saw, drilling, finishing, soldering, riveting, basic stone setting and color on metal techniques. Expect to complete your own bracelets, rings, necklaces and more!

Monday Oct 21st, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$250

6 sessions

Introduction to Outsider Art Ages 16+

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

Survey the development of Outsider Art or l'art brut (raw art) - its historic antecedents in the 19th century and the parallel paths it has taken in Europe, England, and various regions of the United States in the 20th and 21st centuries. In addition to major artists, you will also study some of the psychiatrists. historians and collectors who have...

Tuesday Oct 22nd, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$215

6 sessions

3D Printing & Modeling Ages 16+

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

Explore the possibilities of 3D printing! Learn the basics of 3D modeling software and 3D printers to create your very own objects. Take home multiple small printed objects of their own design, and the knowledge to use Tinkercad, a free online software.

Tuesday Oct 22nd, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$245

6 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 Oct 22nd, 12:30pm - 2pm

  (6 sessions)
$355

6 sessions

Introduction to Ikebana Flower Arranging

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

Ikebana is the Japanese art of arranging flowers. Ikebana expresses the beauty and elegance of nature through a transformation of fresh or dried plant materials. Each week, students create new and different styles of arrangements. Explore the discipline and values of Ikebana through the knowledge and application of rules and forms, to appreciate...

Tuesday Oct 22nd, 12:30pm - 2pm

  (6 sessions)
$430

6 sessions

Illustration! Ages 9-13

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

Bring your illustrations to life! Create unique original characters, fantasy monsters, and sci-fi landscapes by exploring the world of contemporary illustration as seen in our favorite cartoons, videogames, cereal boxes and manga.

Tuesday Oct 22nd, 4:15pm - 6:15pm

  (6 sessions)
$185

6 sessions

Travel Sketching

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

Learn how to maximize your time as you sketch and draw the landscapes during your travels. Emphasis includes how to extract your vision from the landscape using elements of composition; how to render basic forms of the landscape and incorporate line, gesture, and value; and how to add color. Using water-based pens and colored pencils, you will begin...

Tuesday Oct 22nd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$155

4 sessions

Reuse & Recycle: Repurposing Scrap Metal & Old Jewelry

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

Transform scraps of silver left over to jewelry sitting in your drawers into new and exciting jewelry designs. With one-on-one instructor time, you will learn how to repurpose your old and unused metal and jewelry into new metal and design elements for new jewelry fabrications. Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Wednesday Oct 23rd, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$210

5 sessions

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