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Paper Remix - Inspired Collage

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

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. To inspire your work, themes such as quotes, poems, landscape and personal imagery will be shared.

Wednesday Jan 11th, 9:30am - 12pm Central Time

  (10 sessions)
$355

10 sessions

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Book Club for Artists (Ages 16+)

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

This course will explore the relationship between reading literature and creating art. One classic work of literature will be chosen to study for the duration of the course. Within each class, students will engage in a literary discussion, brainstorm ideas through collaging and sketching, and ultimately paint pieces that represent their literary analysis....

Wednesday Jan 11th, 7pm - 10pm Central Time

  (10 sessions)
$425

10 sessions

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Cut Constructions: Techniques for Collaging with Print

at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative - Lincoln Square 4912 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625

Do you have old or unused misprints laying around? If so, this one day collage workshop is perfect for you! “Cut Constructions: Techniques for Collaging with Print” imagines new possibilities for making collage works out of prints.  Supplies and techniques for cutting, assembling, and combining imagery will be discussed. Students should...

Wednesday Dec 7th, 6pm - 9pm Central Time

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Stone Carving Workshop

at Jyl Bonaguro - Hermosa 4200 W Diversey Ave 17A, Chicago, Illinois 60639

Let’s Carve Stone – Design, carve, and polish your own sculpture in alabaster during this 1-day workshop class under the tutelage of professional stone sculptor, Jyl Bonaguro.  Using traditional manual tools like a hammer, point, flat and tooth chisels along with rasps you will learn: Techniques for Blocking  Techniques for Detailing...

Saturday Dec 17th, 10am - 4:30pm Central Time

Paper Making Workshop (Ages 16+)

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

From start to finish, workshop participants will learn how to make paper by hand. In addition to recycling fibers to create beautiful handmade papers, we will experiment with creating shaped papers, play with pulp additives such as dried flowers, and discuss how to set up a home papermaking studio. No experience necessary.

Saturday Jan 14th, 10am - 3pm Central Time

  (2 sessions)
$260

2 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 books. You will complete eight or more books over the course of the session, books that can be used as journals or given as gifts!  Repeaters...

Tuesday Jan 10th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm Central Time

  (10 sessions)
$425

10 sessions

Printmaking Basics: Screenprinting, Relief, Monotype

at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative - Lincoln Square 4912 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625

At the end of this class, the students will learn the basics of hand printing. Get creative while learning the basics of three unique printmaking processes: screenprinting, relief, and monoprinting. Fundamental techniques will be covered, including carving and printing linoleum blocks, exposing images to screens, printing with oil and water-based...

Sunday Jan 15th, 4pm - 7pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$270

6 sessions

Creating Digital Collages With Photos and Other Media

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

You will use photos stored on your iPad or iPhone and images we will create in class to make amazing computer-generated collages. You will also learn how to use images of your art to create new ideas and how to make unique abstracted designs for wearables like t-shirts. This is a great chance to use photos on your Apple devices to create art. ...

Sunday Mar 5th, 12pm - 4pm Central Time

Evidence Books (Ages 16+)

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

Using personal papers, maps, brochures, photo and other personal items. You will create your own Evidence book. This book is a cross between an artist book, photo album, journal, and scrapbook. The materials used inspire the way the book takes form. A variety of techniques will be demonstrated and experimentation will be encouraged. Bring your own...

Saturday Mar 11th, 10am - 2pm Central Time

  (2 sessions)
$230

2 sessions

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DIY Cocktail Candles + Wine Bottle Cutting

at Chicago Candle Co - Pilsen 1100 W Cermak Rd 4th Fl, Ste D419, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Classes are back! 10 students or less, hand washing station and sanitizer available. We ask all students to keep in compliance with face coverings, let's stay safe and have some fun together! A class that offers not only candle making but also the art of cutting a glass wine bottle for your vessel! Join Chicago Candle Company and choose from one...

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$50

Tin Angel Ornament Workshop

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Create a fanciful angel in collage art made with decorative tin, jewelry parts and pieces, rhinestones, and charms. You’ll make a one-of-a-kind masterpiece for yourself or to give as a gift. All materials included.  All skill levels welcome.

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$87

Rejuvenated Jewelry

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Inspired by the little treasures you save and love, we will cleverly combine old and new elements to create spectacular jewelry. Bring your special and sentimental keepsakes, single earrings, buttons, charms, chains, family photos, and found objects and let Bonnie Arkin inspire your creativity.  You will learn to solder, wire wrap, and string....

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$312

8 sessions

Paper Making 101

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

Learn the basic techniques to make papers and expand your creative expressions using adaptations of the paper-making process. This 12-week course covers everything from setting up the paper-making station to experimenting with different types of ready-made pulp and fiber. In this hands-on, introductory course, you will become acquainted with materials,...

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$490

12 sessions

Holiday Hedgehog

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Create an adorable hedgehog, made out of wool. Learn needle felting techniques in this easy, fun class. The hedgehog's shy smile and flower bouquet make him hard to resist.

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$74

Living Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Dazzle your guests with a fall centerpiece featuring a pumpkin topped with succulents. Learn how to plant and care for a succulent pumpkin for your own take-home display.  Please bring an apron, gloves, and hand pruners.

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$89
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