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Drawing Workshop

at Artpie - Waukegan 608 North Ave, Waukegan, Illinois 60085

One-on-one instruction, tips and guidance to improve your drawing ability. Whether you are a novice or trying to get back into drawing, this workshop will give you the studio time to draw and get better at what you love to draw!  You will practice still life, landscape and portraiture. You will get tips on proportion, composition and shading,...

Saturday Feb 2nd, 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Botanical Drawing 3

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

We will explore different approaches to capture beautiful and accurate botanical detail, frequently using the microscope. We will work primarily in pencil and will experiment with different tools to achieve particular textures and effects.  Prerequisite: Botanical Drawing 1 and 2 or equivalent. Please Note: A supply list will be sent with...

Sunday Jan 20th, 1pm - 4pm

  (6 sessions)
$298

6 sessions

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Introduction to Figure Drawing

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

Working from the nude model, students will learn to draw the human figure from direct observation. The essential elements of life drawing, including anatomy, proportion, volume, composition, gesture, and the accurate and expressive use of line and tone will be addressed.  While the primary focus will be on representational drawing skills, students...

Tuesday Feb 5th, 6pm - 9pm

  (10 sessions)
$585

10 sessions

Drawing for Beginners

at Discovery Center - Irving Park 4318 N Elston Ave 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60641

Turn your stick figures & doodles into artwork. It's not hard & in this class you'll get plenty of attention & encouragement. We'll introduce you to basic drawing by studying a variety of objects, styles & techniques. The skill you develop in this class will increase your ability to draw quickly, accurately & to your satisfaction....

Sunday Feb 24th, 12pm - 2pm

  (4 sessions)
$89

4 sessions

Introduction to Illustration

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

This course is designed to introduce students to the illustration process, from ideation and freehand sketching to the final piece. Students are encouraged to experiment with a variety of materials and styles, from traditional to digital and their hybrid. Classes are supplemented with a series of presentations on contemporary illustrators and a discussion...

Tuesday Feb 5th, 6pm - 9pm

  (10 sessions)
$585

10 sessions

Drawing Studio:Multi-level

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

This class is designed for students with prior drawing experience interested in investigating new subjects and themes while developing technical and conceptual skills through experimentation with a variety of methods and materials. Creative exploration will include exercises addressing scale, mixed-media processes, drawing formats, and series. Individual...

Sunday Feb 3rd, 10am - 1pm

  (9 sessions)
$585

9 sessions

Drawing as Meditation

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

Practice drawing and color techniques to slow down the art-making process, creating a peaceful and healing experience. Use your intuition to connect to natural, creative forces. Even if you think you cannot draw, you will be surprised to find out how, through this meditative practice, you will enjoy observational drawing immediately.  Explore...

Saturday Mar 2nd, 9:30am - 12:30pm

From Drawing to Painting (Early College Program)

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

This course is for students that have a background in drawing, but little to no painting experience. Drawings serve as the foundation for acquiring new painting skills, and students are encouraged to develop their own ideas and goals with instructor guidance. Skills such as line, volume, space, materiality, form and function, and palette are explored...

Sunday Feb 3rd, 2pm - 5pm

  (10 sessions)
$465

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)
$585

9 sessions

Mixed Media Art

at Discovery Center - Irving Park 4318 N Elston Ave 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60641

Students will create dynamic, multi-layered compositions with a variety of materials: watercolor/acylic/water soluable oil paint, ink, images, found objects, and pastels. Techniques explored will include photo transferring, collage, monotype printing, drawing, painting, and assemblage. Emphasis is on conceptual practice and personal process.

Wednesday Feb 27th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$89

4 sessions

Botanical Drawing in Colored Pencil

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

Through layering, blending and color mixing, colored pencil allows you to create vibrant works of art featuring flowers and plants.  In this workshop, you will learn the basics of colored pencil techniques with specifically with botanical subjects as your inspiration. Lyndsay is certified in botanical art; she serves as a co-president...

Saturday Feb 16th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (2 sessions)
$135

2 sessions

Figure Drawing (Early College Program)

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

Working from the nude model, students learn how to draw the human form from direct observation. Class exercises include fast movement and long duration poses as well as content from other visual sources including photographs and the imagination. The essential elements of life drawing, including anatomy, proportion, volume, composition, gesture, and...

Sunday Feb 3rd, 10am - 1pm

  (11 sessions)
$465

11 sessions

Drawing Studio (Middle School Program)

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

This course offers an introduction to drawing as an exciting means of expression through writing, discussion, sketchbooks, and individual and group projects. Students explore a variety of drawing techniques and approaches to build their technical, spatial, and creative abilities, including essential elements of 2D design and art.  Working with...

Saturday Feb 2nd, 9am - 12pm

  (10 sessions)
$465

10 sessions

Colored Pencil: Exotic Plants

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

The Chicago Botanic Garden’s Greenhouses contain many exotic plants, displayed in facsimiles of their native habitats, which students will use as subjects. Draw from life in the Greenhouses, making studies of the intricate plant structures and colors, then return to the studio to translate studies into compositions. Work in graphite leading to finished...

Thursday Mar 21st, 9am - 12pm

  (5 sessions)
$298

5 sessions

Colored Pencil on Mylar

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

For those familiar with the use of colored pencil on paper, here is the opportunity to work with the new popular substrate, Mylar film. Colored pencils on film can depict the rich, glowing color of florals, with the potential for adding the illusion of depth and atmospheric fade.  Techniques covered include working on both sides of the film,...

Saturday Feb 9th, 9am - 4pm

  (2 sessions)
$239

2 sessions

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