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Figure Drawing Painting

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

The human figure has inspired artists from ancient times to the present. We will study grace and symmetry of the human form through a variety of media. By observing the figure through various poses, we will cover the basics of anatomy and proportion. Students must at least 18 years old.

Friday Dec 13th, 7pm - 9pm

Drawing I

at Aartwerk Studio - Edgewater 1141 W Granville Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60660

Our introductory course is designed for absolute beginners. In this course students will acquire an understanding of basic concepts and begin to develop their drawing skills. We shall start at the rudimentary level by understanding the potential of the materials we’ll use, namely pencil and charcoal. We shall further study elements and principles...

Sunday Jan 19th, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$280

8 sessions

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Children's Book 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 development of a finished product. Students are encouraged to experiment with a variety of materials and styles, from traditional to digital and including their hybrid. Classes are supplemented with a series of presentations on...

Wednesday Feb 5th, 6pm - 9pm

  (10 sessions)
$585

10 sessions

Introduction to Drawing

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

This course emphasizes the development of observational drawing skills and hand-eye coordination. The learning sequence progresses from simple forms and skill levels toward more complex constructions and compositions. Basic drawing elements such as line, proportion, perspective, composition, texture and the study of light and shade are investigated...

Friday Jan 10th, 6pm - 9pm

  (6 sessions)
$685

6 sessions

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Practicing Mindfulness through Painting & Drawing

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

Develop Seeing as a practice of mindfulness through drawing and painting, based on the work of Ellen J. Langer,  “All it takes to become an artist is to start doing art.” –from On Becoming an Artist

Monday Dec 16th, 7pm - 9pm

  (8 sessions)
$200

8 sessions

Botanical Drawing 1

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

Strong drawing is the cornerstone of botanical art. In this class, we will work in pencil, covering the fundamentals of proportions, line, tone, dimensionality, and expression. We will work from live specimens, flowers, seeds, and fruit.

Saturday Jan 11th, 9am - 12pm

  (8 sessions)
$374

8 sessions

Portrait Drawing

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

Students will focus on the proportional relationships of the human head and face to achieve naturalistic resemblance in their drawings. Instruction in the use of line, shape, light, and shadow will be explored to achieve believable volumetric form. Black and white as well as color materials will be investigated. A model will be present during each...

Wednesday Feb 5th, 6pm - 9pm

  (10 sessions)
$585

10 sessions

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 19th, 1pm - 4pm

  (6 sessions)
$298

6 sessions

Creative Uses for Inks

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

Inks have the ability to create fluid and impressionistic effects on both porous and non-porous surfaces. Using ceramic tile, clayboard, canvas, wood, glass, metal, fabric, and rice paper, learn how to utilize and control ink to create one-of-a-kind works of art that allow you to flex your creativity. Skill Level: Beginner

Friday Jan 10th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$195

5 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 4th, 6pm - 9pm

  (10 sessions)
$585

10 sessions

Drawing Roots

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Capture the hidden side of trees in this special intermediate/advanced art workshop. Roots allow trees to take in water and nutrients and even communicate with nearby trees. Observe the intricate structures that support life above ground, and work with an experienced art instructor to create a still life in colored pencil, graphite, or another medium...

Friday Feb 14th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (3 sessions)
$112

3 sessions

Begin to Draw Nature

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Learn the basics of drawing nature in this course designed for true beginners. We will discuss everything from how to hold your pencil to what kind of paper to use. You will have time to work on drawing skills in a no-pressure setting. A great confidence builder. Bring a pencil with an eraser and a folder to hold papers. All other supplies will be...

Saturday Feb 29th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$162

4 sessions

Drawing in Carbon Dust

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

Carbon dust is a beautiful, versatile, and little-known medium that lends itself to both broad, painterly expression and to extremely fine detail. It is appropriate to all botanical subjects as well as to landscapes and still lifes. Working on various paper with a variety of black pigments (applied with both brushes and pencils, we will focus on botanicals...

Sunday Feb 9th, 9am - 12pm

  (3 sessions)
$224

3 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...

Monday Feb 3rd, 6pm - 9pm

  (10 sessions)
$585

10 sessions

Color and Ink

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

Expand your enjoyment of pen and ink by incorporating colored ink, applied as a wash or using the stippling technique. You will build on your own light graphite drawing with crow quill or brush work. Explore different effects with emphasis on control and richness.  A supply list will be sent. Prerequisite: Pen and Ink 1. 

Wednesday Feb 5th, 9am - 12pm

  (6 sessions)
$449

6 sessions

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