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BYOB Drop-In Wheel Throwing

at GnarWare Workshop - Lower West Side 1838 West Cermak Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60608

This workshop offers participants an opportunity to dabble in wheel throwing. This class is best for people with little or no throwing experience. There will be a 20 minute demo on basic throwing skills, and students can jump into action. The instructor will guide the group through throwing two pieces. Students will complete 1-2 pieces, and come...

Sunday Jan 26th, 6pm - 8pm

Digital 101 in a Day

at Chicago Photography Academy - South Loop 329 West 18th St Ste 615, Chicago, Illinois 60616

The Fundamentals classes are, by far, the most popular starting point for photography classes in Chicago and are designed to give the complete beginner a solid understanding of their digital camera and the fundamental knowledge needed to embark upon a lifetime's exploration of photography. There are no 'hidden' or extra fees to pay for any classes...

Saturday Feb 1st, 10am - 5pm

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BYOB Painting

at Wet Paint Chicago - Bridgeport 1200 West 35th St 4th Flr, Chicago, Illinois 60609

Relax in a cool atmosphere with music & friends. Bring your own wine or favorite beverage and enjoy painting a piece of art. We supply everything you need – Paint, 16x20 canvas, brushes, and aprons. Never Painted before? No Problem. We have talented Artists ready to take you on your journey. You will leave the session with your own original...

Thursday Jan 23rd, 7pm - 10pm

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Introduction to Digital Photography

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 280 S Columbus Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60603

This course focuses on the foundations of photography and the various ways to use a digital camera. Students examine how to choose and shoot subjects that are both personally meaningful in content and contemporary in context. Instruction includes capturing and printing images in both black and white and color, and investigating digital photo editing. ...

Saturday Feb 1st, 1pm - 4pm

  (10 sessions)

10 sessions

Expressive Watercolor

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

Explore the fluid beauty of the watercolor medium and learn watercolor techniques.  Each session will progress to a more controlled “found” finish. There will be a strong emphasis on values and design.  Prerequisite:  Watercolor 1 or equivalent.  A supply list will be sent with your confirmation.

Saturday Jan 25th, 1pm - 4pm

  (6 sessions)

6 sessions


at VIP Paints - Pilsen 2015 S. Laflin St, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Join us for some creative fun in this BYOB painting class! No experience needed. We teach you step by step! Note: Doors open 30 min prior to class start time  We do not accept late arrivals BYOB FOR 21 AND OVER with ID. Cups and wine openers are available. You can’t leave with open bottle Gratuity Not Included for Instructor All materials...

Friday Jan 24th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm


at Bead In Hand - Oak Park 145 Harrison St, Illinois City, Illinois 60304

Knotting is all about spacing and finishing, making snug knots and choosing the right materials for the design. You'll learn all about it in this class, with written instructions and helpful tips to take home. Students will Learn: How to choose the right size bead cord for their beads How to use an awl and tweezers to make snug knots around the...

Friday Jan 24th, 2pm - 5pm

Stained Glass Workshop

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

Create your own beautiful stained glass art. Learn how to cut & break glass as you create your own project using the copper foil method. The session will deal with type & quality of glass, appropriate tools, cutting techniques and assembling. You will leave the class with a completed project. $60 Materials Fee will be collected at the time...

Sunday Mar 22nd, 10am - 4pm

Perspectives in Photography: Intensive

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

Understand more about your personal perspective as a photographer and how it fits into the greater world of photography. You will read, write, and work collaboratively. This class is for photographers who want to learn more about their personal visions. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545} p.p2...

Sunday Jan 26th, 10am - 4pm

  (2 sessions)

2 sessions

Polygon Stitch

at Bead In Hand - Oak Park 145 Harrison St, Illinois City, Illinois 60304

This is an advanced off-loom weaving pattern that creates a sturdy, multi-sided rope similar to African helix in technique. Students will Learn: How to start the base using a support structure How to make a pattern with four "sides," using a different color for the spine Proper placement for the needle and thread Suggestions for finishing ...

Saturday Jan 25th, 2pm - 5pm

Intro to Painting

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 learn to...

Sunday Feb 9th, 3pm - 5pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

Children's Book Illustration

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 37 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

This course is designed to introduce students to the illustration process, from ideation and freehand sketching to the development of a finished product. Students are encouraged to experiment with a variety of materials and styles, from traditional to digital and including their hybrid. Classes are supplemented with a series of presentations on...

Wednesday Feb 5th, 6pm - 9pm

  (10 sessions)

10 sessions

History of Photography

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

Explore the history of photography beginning in 1827 with the first photograph, through the age of Daguerreotype portraits, the photograph’s early development as an art form, the invention of Kodak’s Box Brownie and through to contemporary photography. Along the way we’ll discover some of the great photographers and examine how this relatively...

Thursday Jan 23rd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (3 sessions)

3 sessions

Novice Knitting

at Sister-Arts Studio Inc. - Lincoln Park 721 W Wrightwood , Chicago, Illinois 60614

Sister-Arts Studio, Inc. invites you to join us for weekly beginning knitting classes! Learn to cast-on, knit & purl, create garter, stockinette, rib, basket weave & seed stitch patterns then bind off and weave in edges. This class includes needles, practice yarn and one skein of worsted weight yarn of your choice. Discounted price is $100,...

Wednesday Feb 5th, 6pm - 8pm

  (3 sessions)

3 sessions

Flowers for Brides: 101

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

 Know someone planning a wedding? Flowers can break a bride's budget, unless you know the tricks of the trade.  Learn how to plan your budget, how to save money by choosing the right flowers, where to learn more about flowers, what to try doing yourself, and what is best left to the pros. Most brides are new at this—let us help you get...

Sunday Jan 26th, 1pm - 3pm

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