Thu, Mar 23
1:30pm - 3:30pm Central Time
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37 classes have spots left
Pique assiette, or “broken plates,” incorporates a blending of color, form, and texture. This folk art can be found in many cultures and is popular today as a way to recycle a favorite piece of china or broken heirloom. Complete a unique mosaic from shards of china, ceramic, or glass. A supply list is given at the first class, but...
Thursday Mar 23rd, 1:30pm - 3:30pm Central Time
Draw and paint inside the Lincoln Park Conservatory or Garfield Park Conservatory. Work in drawing mediums and or watercolors and watercolor pencils. Focus includes instruction on creating quick thumbnail sketches, composition, and color. Supply list.
Saturday Feb 25th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time
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Escape from the rigors of winter by exploring the world of tropical plants. Expand your mastery of colored pencil while working from unique tropical plant specimens. You will experience the joy of vibrant color offered by orchids, proteas, ginger, birds of paradise, or anthuriums. Composition and colored pencil technique will be evaluated each week...
Friday Feb 24th, 9am - 4pm Central Time
Using the natural properties of wool and the laminating (Nuno) technique, students will create a light, summery scarf. Wool felt is generally thick, stiff and sculptural, but by using smaller quantities of wool and the luxurious drape of silk satin, a unique light and airy felt can be created. During this 4 hour class students will explore color...
Sunday Feb 12th, 10am - 2pm Central Time
Sashiko is the traditional Japanese art of decorative textile mending using intricate and beautiful stitchwork. In this workshop, you will learn beginner Sashiko stitching techniques with hands-on guidance from Justin LeBlanc, a fashion designer with an appreciation for everything worn and mendable. All materials are included.
Saturday Mar 4th, 9am - 12pm Central Time
In conjunction with the Orchid Show, photographer Jack Carlson offers a close-up flower photography class. Learn techniques for macro photography, including tips on focus, lighting, background, and composition. Class includes hands-on shooting sessions at the show before hours, after which we will critique each other’s images. A...
Wednesday Mar 8th, 8am - 11am Central Time
For toddlers/preschoolers ages 2-5 and their caregivers. In this Signature class kids learn about ART though hands-on ARTist-inspired lessons using a variety of hands-on approaches including drawing, painting, collaging,etc. Plus playtime in our ART-themed playroom. Notes Parent is required to accompany and assist child. No eating/drinking in...
Wednesday Mar 1st, 9:30am - 10:20am Central Time
Create a cheerful chick, made out of wool, a perfect companion to your spring decorations. You will use locally produced wool and needle-felting techniques to create this project, while hearing stories of a knitter, shepherd, and small business owner. All materials are included.
Wednesday Mar 15th, 10am - 12pm Central Time
Pursue your passion for macro photography in this class that goes beyond the basics of close-up photography. Topics will include aspect ratios, subject placement, macro focusing, and lighting techniques for maximum image sharpness. Then we will use this knowledge to photograph a different area of the Orchid Show. For this class, these items...
Sunday Mar 5th, 8am - 11am Central Time
In this advanced creative design class, we further develop your pattern drafting skills to think outside of the box. In this class we will push your creative skills mixed with your pattern drafting skills to create unique pieces. We will use the basis of things we have already covered in past classes but we will be taking them to the next level. Each...
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In this class we further develop your pattern drafting skills to start adding details and finishing touches to your designs. We will cover: advanced dart manipulation & elimination of darts princess line variations & styles facings collars pockets linings fullness gathers pleats circle skirts flounces pants/shorts jackets and...
In this class you will learn the basics of pattern drafting . We will go over technique along with different styles that can be created with pattern drafting. We will start with creating the basic sloper which is the basic blocks of the body. The bodice, skirt and sleeve. From there we will address fit issues and create a perfect sloper fit for you....
Discover photographic composition, storytelling, and methods to document the seasonal changes in nature. You will learn depth of field, offset imaging, cropping, and the use of triptychs. We will also take a comprehensive look at understanding what the camera sees compared with our own natural visual biases. Digital SLR cameras are mandatory. ...
Saturday Apr 15th, 9am - 12pm Central Time
Join Justin LeBlanc and create a statement bib necklace and earrings, using fabric manipulation techniques that will be applied to your one-of-a-kind textile jewelry design. Tools and materials are provided.
Saturday Mar 25th, 9am - 12pm Central Time
Composition in the Field: Bridges of the City of the Big Shoulders Your workshop falls on the iconic 4th of July holiday, so your lesson will include tips and techniques accordingly. Since tonight you might be attending a July 4th fireworks display shortly after your workshop, your instructor will be giving tips on capturing fireworks displays...
Saturday Apr 8th, 11am - 2pm Central Time
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