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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...

Tuesday Feb 5th, 6pm - 9pm

  (10 sessions)

10 sessions

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...

Saturday Feb 2nd, 9am - 12pm

  (9 sessions)

9 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 Feb 2nd, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Graphic Novel Retrospective (Ages 15+)

at Northeastern Illinois University CAPE - North Park 5500 N St Louis Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625

You know the movies, you collect the toys, the wear the clothes but how well do you truly know your comic book history? Beyond the pop culture appeal, the deeper historical roots and traditions of the comic book industry reflected the times in which they were conceived. From the wartime heroes of the 1940s, the golden age ideals of the 1960, the boom...

Wednesday Jan 30th, 7pm - 8:30pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

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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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

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

Introduction to Digital Photo

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 37 S Wabash Ave, 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 2nd, 1pm - 4pm

  (9 sessions)

9 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...

Sunday Jan 20th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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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

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

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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Suminagashi: Japanese Marbling

at Infinity Foundation - Highland Park 1280 Old Skokie Valley Rd, Highland Park, 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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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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5 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

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