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Bloom into Watercolor

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

Pick a new flower each week and dive into the world it contains. Watercolor is the perfect medium for the subtleties and soft gradients in blooms. Zoom in to the point of abstraction like Georgia O'Keefe, create patterns like Klimt, get into linework like Hiroshige, or lovely bouquets like Manet. In-person class (with reduced capacity) closely...

Friday Oct 29th, 1pm - 4pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$255

6 sessions

Japanese Ink Painting

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

Explore sumi-e, the ancient art of Asian ink painting. Learn the history of this art form and how to use the special painting tools. Paint subjects from nature using simple brush strokes. The goal of the sumi-e painter is to use the brush with vitality and restraint.  Individual instruction for students at all levels. No previous painting experience...

Friday Oct 29th, 10am - 12pm Central Time

  (4 sessions)
$199

4 sessions

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Painting For All

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Aartwerk Studio - Edgewater 1141 W Granville Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60660

All levels are welcome to join this session! We found that mixture of begginers and more experienced students resulted in a very relaxed enviorment; we loved it! This is why we  decided to make PAINTING FOR ALL an ongoing Monday session! Dear begginers, instructor will work with you following, however- the session will most likely be...

Monday Nov 8th, 7pm - 9pm Central Time

  (7 sessions)
$280

7 sessions

Painting I: Acrylics & Oils

at Aartwerk Studio - Edgewater 1141 W Granville Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60660

Painting I, Acrylic is the introduction to the fundamentals of painting. We warmly recommend taking this course prior to any other painting course, even if your ultimate medium of choice is oil. Acrylics are fast drying, water-based paints, and will allow for quicker exploration of various approaches to painting.  Because of this, technical...

Sunday Nov 7th, 11am - 1pm Central Time

  (7 sessions)
$280

7 sessions

Intro to Painting I & II

at Discovery Center - Irving Park 4318 N Elston Ave 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60641

Explore your own expressive style through the practice and discipline of painting, and learn the fundamentals of color blending & balance. Create your own abstract, surreal, and representational paintings, as you learn the basics of painting with water based paints.  Whether you prefer to paint still life or abstract expression, you will...

Wednesday Dec 1st, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

  (4 sessions)
$89

4 sessions

Express Yourself with Mood and Atmosphere

at Ingrid's Originals Inc. - Lakeview 3729 N Ravenswood Ave Suite #138, Chicago, Illinois 60613

Take advantage of this great opportunity to study with Keiko right here in Chicago! This workshop is designed for those who want to create a painting strong in composition filled with light and atmosphere.  During the three days, simplification, mood, atmosphere and composition will be shown in step-by-step demonstrations each day.  Landscapes,...

Friday Nov 5th, 9am - 4pm Central Time

  (3 sessions)
$500

3 sessions

Frankenthaler Did It: Pouring with Oil Paint

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

This one-day workshop will introduce everyone to the soak/stain techniques of Helen Frankenthaler. Over the course of one day we will make our paints and pour our first steps onto the canvas. By the end of the session, learners will have the confidence to complete their paintings on their own. Skill Level: All Levels Click here for the instructor's...

Sunday Nov 14th, 11am - 4pm Central Time

Pen & Ink & Watercolor (Ages 16+)

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

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. Required Materials: Click here for the instructor's recommended supply list. NOTE: You do not need to purchase all here. Select a...

Friday Oct 29th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$260

6 sessions

Mixed Media Art

at Discovery Center - Irving Park 4318 N Elston Ave 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60641

Students will create dynamic, multi-layered compositions with a variety of materials: watercolor/acylic/water soluable oil paint, ink, images, found objects, and pastels. Techniques explored will include photo transferring, collage, monotype printing, drawing, painting, and assemblage. Emphasis is on conceptual practice and personal process.

Wednesday Dec 1st, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

  (4 sessions)
$89

4 sessions

Quilt Week

at Linda Z's Sewing Center - Arlington Heights 1216 E Central Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60005

We’ll be adding a bunch more classes, so keep your eyes peeled to our website as each are added. Classes for Stitch and Flip Table Runners, Windowpane Quilting and MORE! Culminating in Thread Painting Techniques by renowned thread artist & author, Joyce Hughes. QUILT WEEK 2020! Get it ALL! Monday, November 1 thru Saturday, November 6 All Quilt...

Monday Nov 1st, 10am - 5pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$399

6 sessions

Acrylic Pour Cabachons for Jewelry (Ages 16+)

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

Use liquid acrylics and glass to create one-of-a-kind cabochons to incorporate in your jewelry designs. Pours will be made the first day and the second day, the paintings will be added to the glass. Bring disposable gloves. All other supplies will be provided.

Saturday Nov 13th, 1pm - 3pm Central Time

  (2 sessions)
$95

2 sessions

Shibori Dyed Scarf

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

Make a tranquil river scene come to life with creative dyeing techniques. Wrap simple objects like sticks and stones into silk, paint with vivid colors, and watch your scarf come to life.  You will leave with an exquisite 14 x 72-inch habotai silk scarf to wear or give as a gift.

Tuesday Dec 7th, 9am - 12pm Central Time

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Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ Lincoln Park

at Digital Photo Academy - Lincoln Park 2391 North Stockton Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60614

Composition in the Field: Lincoln Park and Conservatory Each Composition in the Field class begins with a talk with one of our experienced instructors, and then you and your fellow students take a stroll through one of a variety of photogenic locales (in any of the 20+ cities the DPA encapsulates).  There is street photography, magnificent...

Saturday Jan 8th, 11:30am - 2:30pm Central Time

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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...

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$245

6 sessions

Creating on Water Workshop

at Ingrid's Originals Inc. - Lakeview 3729 N Ravenswood Ave Suite #138, Chicago, Illinois 60613

Creating ON Water is a unique process that combines science with art. The process involves floating an acrylic mixture on a 'specially' prepared bath and allows the artist to manipulate the paint into delightful shapes and compositions to be eventually printed.   The images created are very unique to this process and can't...

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$400

2 sessions

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