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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 Dec 8th, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

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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.

Saturday Mar 2nd, 1pm - 4pm

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Fundamentals of Finishing

at Chicago Creative Commons - Bridgeport 1200 W 35th St, Chicago, Illinois 60609

This class will cover the basics of finishing wood and furniture. The finish on most projects should take more time than you realize, not just slapping on a coat of Minwax and calling it done. In this class we will discuss the history and use examples of Hard and Soft finishes, lacquer, shellac, varnishes, polyurethanes, wax and more. We’ll talk...

Saturday Nov 17th, 10am - 5pm

  (2 sessions)

2 sessions

Modeling With Clay

at Vaudezilla Studios - Irving Park 3330 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60618

Since the beginning of human existence, we've had this desire to create art to express ourselves, our ancestors grabbed simple mud and shaped it into figures of man, animals, and cultural lore. To this day, we still use sculpture to tell stories, commemorate our idols, and to represent our most important ideals and concepts. From The Statue of Liberty...

Sunday Nov 25th, 2:15pm - 3:30pm

Winter Break Art Camps

at Inside Out Art Studio - West Ridge 5606 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60659

Imagine making fun art all day. Never more than 12 students per teacher means individual attention from professional teaching/artists. Fun, Cooperative & Inspiring! Learn Art history and terminology while practicing important skills.

Wednesday Dec 26th, 9am - 2pm

Advanced Abstracts in Winter

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

Designed for the advanced photographer desiring to create a winter portfolio, this class will walk students through the evolution of abstract photography. Trace and study the art of abstract nature photography by completing projects based on art movements such as impressionism, expressionism, cubism, surrealism, dadaism, and minimalism. Study the works...

Monday Feb 11th, 9:30am - 1pm

  (5 sessions)

5 sessions

Traditional Stone Lithography

at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative - Lincoln Square 4912 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625

This course will give students an overview of techniques used in contemporary lithographic printing on paper. The CPC has a nice variety of lithographic limestones that students can draw on and print from, exploring positive and reductive black and white processes throughout the 8 weeks. Other topics covered will include a brief history of lithography,...

Tuesday Jan 22nd, 6pm - 9pm

  (8 sessions)

8 sessions

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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...

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6 sessions

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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10 sessions

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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10 sessions

Suminagashi: Japanese Marbling

at Infinity Foundation - Highland Park 1280 Old Skokie Rd, Illinois City, Illinois 60035

Suminagashi means floating ink. This traditional art form originated in eighteenth century Japan. Marble-like patterns are created by floating ink on water. Dip one brush in ink and one in colorless ink—a mixture of water and wetting agent. Using a brush, you touch the tip of the ink brush to the surface of the water. A puddle of ink will form. Touch...

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Artist and the Sketchbook

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

This course explores how the personal nature of an artist's sketchbook can assist in the development of new directions and reveal meaningful ideas to pursue. Students develop sketches, collages, paintings, and notes to be used to create works on larger sheets of paper. Students review the history of artist sketchbooks and visit the Art Institute of...

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10 sessions

Mini Course: Art in Chicago 1960s to Today

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

Join educator Annie Morse for this gallery-based seminar to explore the people and places that have made Chicago a thriving and dynamic creative center from the 'Hairy Who' to today. This program is offered as a noncredit course within the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Adult Continuing Education program.

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6 sessions

Art Survey @ The AIC: Impressionism/Post Impressionism

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 takes advantage of one of the largest and most significant collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, including works by Gauguin, Manet, Monet, Renoir, Seurat, Toulouse-Lautrec, and van Gogh, among others. Through lectures and discussions, students will develop...

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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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