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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...

Friday Jan 10th, 6pm - 9pm

  (6 sessions)
$685

6 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)
$149

3 sessions

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Contemporary Lebanese Art

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 112 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Ever wandered through an art museum and been intrigued by the Islamic Art section? Why is there so much blue? Does Islam have a prohibition on representing human figures? What are artists in the Arab world up to today? How does contemporary art in the Arab world engage with themes of war, religion, political freedom and sexuality? Through the lens...

Thursday Feb 6th, 6pm - 9pm

  (10 sessions)
$585

10 sessions

Painting, Not Painting

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

In this seminar we'll explore a constellation of modern and contemporary artists who have re-defined the practice of painting by exploring what it is not. From Tibetian sand mandalas to Joan Miro's burnt canvases to Katharina Grosse's painting/sculptures, we'll learn how artists use ideas of absence, silence and erasure to push the boundaries of painting...

Wednesday Feb 19th, 1pm - 3pm

  (4 sessions)
$140

4 sessions

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 21st, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Islamic Art: The Mastery of Geometry

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

This hands-on course will teach you how to construct the geometric shapes that have played a dominant role in Islamic art and design over the centuries. With a compass and ruler, you will learn how to create the circles, triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, and their segments that underpin the non-figural decoration of both objects and structures...

Saturday Feb 1st, 10am - 4pm

  (6 sessions)
$585

6 sessions

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: ...

Saturday Feb 1st, 2pm - 4pm

  (10 sessions)
$585

10 sessions

The 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's sketchbooks and visit the Art Institute...

Saturday Feb 1st, 9am - 12pm

  (10 sessions)
$585

10 sessions

Art Survey at the AIC: Modernism and Beyond

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:...

Friday Feb 7th, 12pm - 2pm

  (10 sessions)
$585

10 sessions

Winter Break Art Camps

at Art Side Out Studio & MASK SHOP - West Ridge 5606 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60659

Fun, Cooperative & Inspiring! Learn Art history and terminology while practicing important skills. Imagine making fun art all day. Never more than 12 students per teacher means individual attention from professional teaching/artists. Note: BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch & Water Bottle)

Monday Dec 23rd, 9am - 2pm

Winter Landscape Painting

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

Move beyond basic white to create rich, glowing paintings as we explore techniques that reveal color in the winter landscape. Under-painting, glazing, broken-brushstroke, and a review of color theory will guide you to rich and vibrant winter scenes. Review composition, gesture, and examples from art history.  A supply list will be sent.

Thursday Jan 16th, 1pm - 4pm

  (5 sessions)
$199

5 sessions

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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. ...

Friday Jan 10th, 6pm - 9pm

  (6 sessions)
$685

6 sessions

Pysanky: The Art of Egg Decorating

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

The art of pysanky has been practiced for more than 2,000 years. Learn about the history of this fascinating art form and make your own Ukrainian-inspired egg suitable for display. No experience necessary in order to unlock the mysteries of these beautiful and ornate eggs.

Saturday Mar 14th, 9am - 12pm

Advanced Abstract Photography

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

Designed for the advanced photographer who wants to create a fine art portfolio, this class will walk you through the evolution of abstract photography.  Trace and study the art of abstract nature photography with projects based on art movements such as impressionism, expressionism, cubism, surrealism, dadaism, and minimalism.  Study the...

Thursday Mar 12th, 1pm - 4pm

  (7 sessions)
$499

7 sessions

Broadsides! Broadsides!

at Spudnik Press Cooperative - West Town 1821 W Hubbard St Ste 302, Chicago, Illinois 60622

Historically broadsides were used as proclamations, posters, commentaries, and advertisements. Today, artists and writers use them to explore the intersection between the written word and visual art. Learn the exciting history of letterpress printing through the process of printing your own broadside. Using Spudnik’s amazing collection of wood...

Thursday Mar 19th, 1pm - 5pm

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