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The History of Photography

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

An overview of the history of photography as both an art and a science. Class will begin with the birth of the photographic process, in the 1830s, (and its inspiration by the camera obscura) and end with our present day digital photography.  Discussions will include the science and technique behind various photographic processes, and will concentrate...

Tuesday Jul 23rd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$150

5 sessions

Islamic Art: The Mastery of Geometry

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

From the 7th century origins of Islam to the present, geometry has played a dominant role in Islamic art and design, unifying a vast and diverse region over many dynamic centuries. Plane geometry—circles, triangles, quadrilaterals and polygons, and their segments—underpin the non-figural decoration of both objects and structures in Islamic art....

Monday Jul 29th, 9am - 4pm

  (5 sessions)
$685

5 sessions

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The Art Institute of Chicago: Badass Bitches Tour

at Museum Hack - The Loop 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Remember when feminism happened, and Georgia O’Keeffe kicked butt, and now museums and the art world totally treat male and female artists with equal value? JK JK IT’S STILL SUPER BAD!  On this two-hour tour of the Art Institute of Chicago, we get three things done: We celebrate the awesome women who ARE represented We fill you in on some...

Saturday Aug 17th, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Beginning Acrylic Painting

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

Learn fundamental acrylic painting skills while practicing the art of expression, line, gesture, rhythm, tone and color. Achieve an understanding of acrylic materials and techniques as you work with both observational and imaginative painting methods, becoming familiar with acrylic painting in stylistic periods in art history and contemporary art. ...

Monday Jul 22nd, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (6 sessions)
$205

6 sessions

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Woodblock Printing

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Create relief prints from carved blocks of wood. In woodblock printing, an image is carved in reverse on a piece of wood (areas that will not be printed are removed) leaving the image's outline on the wood. The block is then inked and printed on paper.  This introductory class will cover the history, tools, inks, paper, plate/blocks, and printing...

Wednesday Sep 11th, 7pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$123

4 sessions

Girl with Balloon

at Color Cocktail Factory - Pilsen 917 W 18th St, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Girl with Balloon (also, Balloon Girl or Girl and Balloon) is a 2002-started London series of stencil murals by the graffiti artist Banksy, depicting a young girl with her hand extended toward a red heart-shaped balloon carried away by the wind. The first work was on Waterloo Bridge, and other murals were around London, though none remain there. Banksy...

Saturday Jul 27th, 4pm - 6pm

Fashion Illustration (Early College Program)

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 36 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

This course is for students who are passionate about clothing design and are interested in illustrating a fashion collection of their own. Students develop drawing skills and fashion illustration techniques with an emphasis on individual style and expression, inspired by live, clothed models and garments from SAIC's Fashion Resource Center.  ...

Monday Jul 22nd, 9am - 12pm

  (10 sessions)
$465

10 sessions

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Digital Photo Live In-the-Field Workshop @ Gold Coast

at Digital Photo Academy - Gold Coast 1365 N Astor St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Digital Photo Live In-the-Field Workshop @ Charnley Perksy House Gold Coast’s character and architecture attract visitors from far and wide to gawk at the magnificent mansions and classic brownstones. After all, Gold Coast is one of the most affluent and beautiful neighborhoods in the country. Yet it has more to its charm than wealth. Since its...

Saturday Oct 5th, 11am - 2pm

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Color Theory

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

In this course, students learn about the variety of ways that color is considered and used as a design element in fashion, graphic, and interior design. Working with current color theory principles and models, students develop color plans and concepts in relationship to individual and group projects. This research is compiled in sketchbook/notebook...

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$585

10 sessions

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Art Survey at the AIC: American Art

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Meeting in the galleries of the Art Institute of Chicago museum, this course investigates American art from the Prairie School, Tiffany, the Aesthetic movement, and American Impressionists, among others. Additionally, students will examine Luminist landscapes and the work of modern and contemporary American artists, including, but not limited to: ...

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$585

11 sessions

Art Survey at the AIC: Ancient to Pre-Modern

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Meeting in the galleries of the Art Institute of Chicago museum, this course investigates American art from the Prairie School, Tiffany, the Aesthetic movement, and American Impressionists, among others. Additionally, students will examine Luminist landscapes and the work of modern and contemporary American artists, including, but not limited to: ...

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$585

10 sessions

Literature & Art in the Midwest Metropolis

at The Newberry - Near North Side 60 W Walton St, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Liesl Olson, Chicago Renaissance: Literature and Art in the Midwest Metropolis This remarkable cultural history celebrates the great Midwestern city of Chicago for its centrality to the modernist movement. Author Liesl Olson traces Chicago’s cultural development from the 1893 World’s Fair through mid century, illuminating how Chicago writers revolutionized...

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Scan Your Family History

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

Digitize old family photographs, slides, recipes, and other ephemera! We will review scanning settings that will best fit each artifact's needs. Then, we will review basic editing and file naming and organization to best preserve your personal archive.  Please bring 5-10 artifacts you would like to digitize, and a flash drive.

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$90

Modernism and Beyond

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Art Survey at the Art Institute of Chicago: Modernism and Beyond Meeting in the galleries of the Art Institute of Chicago museum, this course investigates American art from the Prairie School, Tiffany, the Aesthetic movement, and American Impressionists, among others. Additionally, students will examine Luminist landscapes and the work of modern and...

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$585

10 sessions

Drawing Art History

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

Throughout history, artists have trained by learning from artists that came before them. We will focus on different areas of art history with particular emphasis on technique, including composition, line quality, values, etc. and then practice these techniques firsthand.

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$185

5 sessions

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