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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 Apr 6th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm

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 Apr 7th, 12pm - 2pm

  (4 sessions)
$89

4 sessions

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Drawing from Life for Teens

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

In this beginning figure drawing class, work with a live (clothed) model, developing foundational drawing skills with long figure poses as well as quick dynamic ones. Develop foundational skills in techniques such as line quality, texture, composition, and foreshortening, with a focus on really understanding tonal shading. Experimenting with various...

Monday Apr 1st, 4:15pm - 6:15pm

  (4 sessions)
$155

4 sessions

Drawing Simplified

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

Strengthen your ability to render realistically on paper! We will work on drawing skills with pencil (graphite and colored), charcoal, and ink, with an emphasis on expressive value relationships.  Some time will also be spent drawing on toned (non-white) paper, as it has a beautiful unifying effect and speeds up the depiction of form as the middle...

Thursday Apr 4th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$155

4 sessions

Pastel Drawing

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

Soft pastel is a unique medium that combines the qualities of drawing and painting, such that dry pigments look like velvet catching the light. Create pastels from nature, photographs or memories as you explore composition, color, light, shadow and perspective. A studio class with significant independent work. Supply List a box of soft pastel sticks...

Monday Apr 1st, 9am - 12pm

  (9 sessions)
$315

9 sessions

Drawing and Painting: Surface and Structure

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

Awaken your creative instincts and collaborate with a group of kindred spirits. Elevate drawing and painting skills by practicing gesture, contour drawing, color theory, and paint application on a variety of surfaces. The instructor compassionately guides you, unblocking self-imposed barriers to creativity and provides the tools to discover a renewed...

Monday Apr 1st, 1pm - 3pm

  (9 sessions)
$220

9 sessions

Intermediate Drawing

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

Work with graphite and charcoal to build and hone your drawing comfort and ability. The graphite drawings will include a still life and a surrealist-inspired artwork. Later, focus on portraiture and create drawings from a photographic reference, as well as a live model. Required Materials: *All materials should be brought to class unless noted ...

Saturday Apr 6th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (9 sessions)
$340

9 sessions

From Paper to Canvas

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

Have you always loved to draw and paint, but need the time, space and guidance in order to motivate yourself? Begin by drawing on paper and gradually move into paint on canvas. Drawing mediums will include charcoal and pencil, paints including acrylics and oils. Beginners work from still-life set ups and in-class exercises.  Basic drawing and...

Tuesday Apr 2nd, 7pm - 9pm

  (9 sessions)
$220

9 sessions

Drawing & Painting The Portrait

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

See how shadow and light reveal the forms of the head and how these individual forms fit into a coordinated whole. For painting, learn to organize the major color relationships . Composition, light effects, and atmosphere will be studied to produce lively paintings and drawings. There will be one pose lasting three weeks for a thorough model study....

Sunday Apr 7th, 10am - 1pm

  (9 sessions)
$365

9 sessions

Beginning Drawing with Jill Sutton

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

Ideal for learning fundamental drawing skills, regardless of previous experience. Using historical and contemporary art references, weekly exercises will range from familiar subjects like still-life and landscape to exploring the realm of abstract and conceptual art working in black and white, and color. Recommended supply list: 18" x 24" newsprint...

Thursday Apr 4th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (9 sessions)
$315

9 sessions

Travel Sketching

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

Learn how to maximize your time as you sketch and draw the landscapes during your travels. Emphasis includes how to extract your vision from the landscape using elements of composition; how to render basic forms of the landscape and incorporate line, gesture, and value; and how to add color. Using water-based pens and colored pencils, you will begin...

Tuesday Apr 2nd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$155

4 sessions

Expressive Drawing for Kids

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

Children participating in this class learn how to notice objects and people in their environment and translate their impressions expressively to paper. They will experiment with pencil, charcoal, crayon and markers. All materials included in the price. Some snacks available for purchase. parents may bring their own snacks for their children.

Saturday Apr 20th, 1pm - 3pm

Drawing and Painting The Nude: The Long Pose

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

Designed for the student who wishes to pursue a figure painting or drawing in greater depth. Two and three-week poses allow more time for a thorough study of the model. Painting students will be encouraged to draw with the brush in full color.  Drawing students can work with charcoal, conté crayon, pencil or pastel. Every class will start with...

Monday Apr 1st, 1pm - 4pm

  (9 sessions)
$365

9 sessions

Children's Picture Book Illustration

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

Choose a classic children’s picture book or bring in your own picture book story and learn about making sequential scenes and creating a picture book dummy. The class will cover thumbnail layouts, storyboarding and using a scanner/computers to create the book dummies.  Bring to 1st class:  9 x 12 inch or larger sketchbook tracing paper...

Wednesday Apr 3rd, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (9 sessions)
$315

9 sessions

About Faces

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

Have you ever wondered how to sculpt a portrait head from a live model? Now is your chance. In this fun and challenging class, you will improve your observation skills and clay techniques while learning anatomical proportions and surface modeling. Finished sculptures will be hollowed out, dried and fired. The class will include presentation of contemporary...

Wednesday Apr 10th, 1pm - 4pm

  (4 sessions)
$170

4 sessions

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