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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...

Monday Oct 1st, 12:30pm

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...

$170

6 sessions

Thursday Oct 25th, 1pm

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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...

Photographing Chicago-Area Cemeteries

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

Architectural masterpieces, local history, and beauty provided by wooded ravines and vantage points that overlook Lake Michigan: these are the magnets that attract people interested in history to visit cemeteries. We will explore both Lake Forest and Graceland cemeteries. Students should be able to walk at least one mile and must provide their own...

$239

4 sessions

Tuesday Oct 30th, 10am

Sumi-e Japanese Ink Painting

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

Sumi-e means black ink painting. The black ink on white paper is simple, elegant, and serene. The goal of the sumi-e painter is to use the brush with both vitality and restraint. Sumi-e is more than technique; it is a spiritual journey. Discover the history of this contemplative art form brought to Japan by Zen monks who practiced sumi-e to develop...

$60

3 sessions

Monday Nov 5th, 12:30pm

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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...

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Saturday Oct 6th, 11am

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...

$325

2 sessions

Saturday Nov 17th, 10am

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.

$185

5 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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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...

$119

3 sessions

Genealogy and Local History Orientation

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

The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce visitors to the Newberry and explain how to use its collections at an informal orientation. Aimed at researchers new to the library and/or new to genealogical research, this session will last approximately an hour, followed by a short tour of the library. Afterwards, you are welcome to begin your...

Free

The American Lyric: Claudia Rankine’s Citizen

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

Full Course Title: The American Lyric: Claudia Rankine’s Citizen and Edgar Lee Masters’s Spoon River “Citizen is Rankine’s Spoon River Anthology,” a critic wrote, “an epic as large and frightening and beautiful as the country.” Who can resist such an unlikely linkage? In this course we’ll tackle these two great American writers from...

$115.50

Color Theory for Designers

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...

$585

10 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...

$585

10 sessions

Art Survey @ AIC: Ancient/Premod

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

This course examines a selection of seminal works in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. Classes meet in the galleries and observe, discuss, and find connections between works in different points of history. Students learn how to analyze a work of art, as well as gain insights into the context of specific periods, the lives of the artists,...

$585

10 sessions