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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 Feb 26th, 11am - 1pm Central Time

 (7 sessions)

$280

7 sessions

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Pen and Ink Exploration: Color and Texture (Ages 16+)

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

Learn how to combine the contrast and detail of pen and ink and the vibrancy of watercolor to create bold, exciting illustrations full of color and texture! We'll start off playing around with basic texturing techniques in both watercolor and ink, and then experiment with how we can combine those techniques to create realistic textures such as skies,...

Thursday Feb 2nd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Central Time

 (4 sessions)

$190

4 sessions

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Painting For All

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 Feb 27th, 7pm - 9pm Central Time

 (7 sessions)

$280

7 sessions

Painting the Portrait in Oils (Ages 16+)

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

Culminating in a six hour pose, this five week course is designed to train artists in concepts and exercises essential to building powerful portraits in oil. Artists will learn the fine points of portraiture from anatomy and structure to paint handling and more. Guided with demonstrations and instruction at the easel students will become well versed...

Monday Feb 13th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Central Time

 (5 sessions)

$230

5 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 Painting without a sketch Learn about staining and lightfast colors. The instructor will provide a variety of still-lifes. We will...

Tuesday Feb 14th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

 (5 sessions)

$225

5 sessions

Adult WaterColors Class

at The Paintbrush - Lincoln Park 2446 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60614

Learn the basics of watercolor painting or improve your existing skills in this adults-only class.  Materials provided.  Must be at least 15 years old to join class.

Monday Feb 27th, 7:15pm - 8:45pm Central Time

 (8 sessions)

$355

8 sessions

Plein Air in the City

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

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

 (2 sessions)

$195

2 sessions

This Bud's For You: Orchids Magnified

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

You will create a 22- x 30-inch painting of one large orchid or a grouping of different colored orchids. With this high impact painting, you will learn how to compose, how to scale up from studies and how to use large brushes for maximum effect. You will work from both live orchids and photos.  All media welcome.  A supply list will be...

Saturday Mar 4th, 1pm - 4pm Central Time

 (4 sessions)

$312

4 sessions

Pen & Ink & Watercolor (Ages 16+)

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

Using still life and reference materials, create drawings and paintings using a variety of pens–dip pens, micron pens, brush pens; watercolors, Dr. Martin Watercolors, inks, and brushes, on various papers. Click here for the instructor's recommended supply list.

Friday Feb 17th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

 (5 sessions)

$225

5 sessions

Digital Comic Art (Ages 13-16)

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

Students will learn the process composing comic art pages digitally, including both scanning in traditionally inked art and drawing digitally with a tablet. You will learn to work with multi-layered digital art files to create colored pages with detailed backgrounds, narration, dialogue and sound effects, working towards the goal of creating a finished,...

Thursday Feb 16th, 4:15pm - 6:15pm Central Time

 (5 sessions)

$200

5 sessions

Finding Your Light in Watercolor

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

Don't miss out on this fabulous opportunity to study with award winning artist, Sarah Yeoman. Right here in Chicago, exploring the magic of the watercolor medium in a relaxed and entertaining atmosphere! This workshop is for those who would like to learn how to loosen up their paint application and work in a more impressionistic style. The wet into...

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

 (3 sessions)

$575

3 sessions

Seductive Surfaces

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

Create texture and add depth to your paintings in this experimental workshop with Jean Pederson! By using a variety of acrylic mediums, you will learn to build up interesting surfaces and intriguing grounds that can be used within your paintings or as a base for finished work. This workshop is suitable for both abstract and representational...

Friday Jun 30th, 9am - 4pm Central Time

 (3 sessions)

$550

3 sessions

Anatomy and Drawing the Figure in Three Color Chalk

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

Knowledge of anatomy is essential for artists to depict the human form convincingly in portraiture, figurative, historical, and genre paintings.   Each class will begin with a lecture to explain and clarify the anatomical information.  Students will then draw from the live model incorporating the lessons of the day and learn to interpret...

Thursday Feb 16th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Central Time

 (5 sessions)

$180

5 sessions

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Felted Silk Satin (Nuno) @Berwyn

at TLD Design Center & Gallery - Berwyn 2619 Ridgeland Ave, Berwyn, Illinois 60402

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

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Pen & Ink & Watercolor

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

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