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Screen Printing

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

Do you want to make Screen Prints? This multi-level class is a great way to explore your ideas and get them printed. Learn both handmade and photographic processes and create images on a screen and print editions in black and white and color. Learn the medium of Warhol and the Chicago gig poster scene!

Saturday Oct 15th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

  (8 sessions)
$325

8 sessions

Hand Dyed Yarn: Low Immersion Dyeing with Resist

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

Hand Dyed Yarn: Low Immersion Dyeing with Resist Techniques (Ages 16+) You will learn how to use acid dyes in their powdered form to create complex layers of colors and speckling on protein fiber in shallow amounts of water. We will also experiment with wrapping portions of the yarn with string as a resist to create undyed sections, which can be...

Sunday Oct 9th, 1pm - 4pm Central Time

Vamos Pintar (Ages 16+)

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

¡Ven a aprender los fundamentos de la pintura! Aprende las habilidades básicas para una práctica de estudio de pintura. Creará múltiples pinturas a partir de sus propios intereses y temas individuales. Junto con el aprendizaje de técnicas de pintura, practicará diferentes metodologías para crear obras, como collage, temas de escritura, movimientos...

Saturday Oct 15th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

  (8 sessions)
$325

8 sessions

Intaglio Printmaking

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

This is a multi-level course for beginning printmakers and experienced students to explore the tradition of Intaglio printmaking. Beginning students will receive a shop orientation and will be guided through plate and image preparation the first week. They will be taught the fundamentals of line etching, aquatint, and soft-ground techniques and will...

Saturday Oct 15th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

  (8 sessions)
$325

8 sessions

Introduction to Darkroom Photography (Ages 16+)

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

Students will learn the elements of exposure and a basic history of photography. They will learn how to process their own black and white film, as well as make gelatin silver prints with an enlarger. Students should expect to create a few photograms, a contact sheet, and at least 5 finished prints.

Saturday Oct 15th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

  (8 sessions)
$340

8 sessions

Introduction to Architecture (Ages 9-11)

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

Chicago is home to some of the most influential architecture in the world. In this course you will learn about skyscrapers, urban planning, geometric shapes, space, proportion, and history of architecture.  We'll look for architectural inspiration from architects in Chicago and around the world. You’ll draw and build your ideas!

Saturday Oct 15th, 10am - 12pm Central Time

  (8 sessions)
$285

8 sessions

Intro to Procreate (Ages 9-13)

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

This introductory course of Procreate students learn all the tools and features the app has to offer, along with how to use them to unlock many design possibilities. Students will learn to maximize their creativity and flexibility with layers, experiment with transparency and blend modes, and work with shapes and guides.  The Instructor will show...

Saturday Oct 15th, 1pm - 3pm Central Time

  (8 sessions)
$285

8 sessions

Painting Furniture

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

This 6-hour class is designed to be both fun and informative. Bring in your own small piece of furniture i.e., nightstand, end table, chair, coffee table and leave knowing how to repair, prepare, paint, distress, and final finish stained or painted wood. You must be able to lift and carry your furniture in and out of the classroom.  The class...

Sunday Oct 16th, 9:30am - 3:30pm Central Time

Introduction to Product Design

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

This class will introduce you to the practice of product design, guiding you through an accelerated experience of conceptualizing, designing and developing your own simple household product from start to finish. You will learn how to identify user needs, how to frame your design problem in a creatively fruitful way, how to generate a range of new ideas...

Tuesday Oct 25th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$260

6 sessions

Watercolors: Materials, Composition & Technique

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

Create both vibrant and subdued paintings with strong compositions using watercolor tubes and watercolor pencils.  Instruction includes watercolor techniques- applying watercolor washes, painting wet in wet, and painting without a sketch.  Learn about staining and lightfast colors. The instructor will provide a variety of still-lifes. We...

Tuesday Oct 25th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$250

6 sessions

Portrait Study

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

Have you ever wanted to sculpt a portrait from a live model? In this fun and challenging class, using water-based clay, you will learn classical sculpting skills including building a basic armature, recognizing the planes of the head, plus placing and modeling facial features. Lessons will include presentations of old master and contemporary portrait...

Tuesday Oct 25th, 1pm - 4pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$275

6 sessions

Bookbinding: Basics & Beyond (Ages 16+)

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

Learn the materials and methods of bookbinding, and make a variety of handmade books. Starting with folded books and pamphlet stitch, students will gradually hone their skill and continue on to more complex, Coptic stitch and long stitch books. You will complete eight or more books over the course of the session, books that can be used as journals...

Tuesday Oct 25th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$250

6 sessions

Intro to Photoshop

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

In this class, students will gain an understanding for photo editing tools in Adobe Photoshop. These skills will enable students to create or enhance their artist portfolios.  Class will consist of live instructor demo workshops with examples, individual and/or group assignment feedback, and building a body of work with a focus on professional...

Tuesday Oct 25th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$260

6 sessions

Beginning Mosaics (Ages 16+)

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

Join me to learn how to make mosaics with stained glass. You will have a learning assignment. After that you can make your own design with my guidance. We will explore glass cutting, color theory and design clarity in a supportive and friendly group.

Tuesday Oct 25th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$250

6 sessions

Monotype Printmaking (Ages 16+)

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

In this course, you will explore the numerous possibilities of monotype printing. With this very tactile and expressive medium, you will learn about stencils, offset transfers, color mixing, painterly techniques, and more! This course touches on the basics and encourages experimentation and mixed media. Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Wednesday Oct 26th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$250

6 sessions

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