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Twirling with a Twist

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

Use the magic of multi-axis turning to create seemingly impossible to turn shapes. This is lathe work on a whole new level. We’ll make boxes and goblets, napkin rings, tea-light and more! All materials and supplies are included.

Saturday Jul 27th, 9:30am - 3:30pm

Macro Nature Photography

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

The natural world offers an infinite number of opportunities for close-up photography, though capturing these images can be challenging.  Learn how to take beautiful close-up images of plants and other life forms with more confidence and consistency.  Required Materials: Bring up to ten nature photographs in JPEG format on a jump drive...

Saturday Jun 29th, 1pm - 4pm

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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 Jun 17th, 1pm - 4pm

  (10 sessions)

10 sessions

Flat Spiral Bracelet

at Bead In Hand - Oak Park 145 Harrison St, Illinois City, Illinois 60304

Students will Learn: The basic pattern for the flat spiral stitch How to follow a bead weaving pattern How to identify which bead(s) their needle passes through for each step How to hold the work as they stitch How to add thread How to finish and attach (or make) a clasp By the end of class students will have completed: Students new to seed...

Saturday Jul 6th, 3pm - 5pm

Sunday Sewing

at Sew Anastasia - West Town 2041 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60612

Anastasia’s Sewing Classes are taught as open-studio. During your 6 weeks of classes you can come into the sewing studio and make your projects come to life. We have plenty of sewing machines for you to use (or you can bring your own!), along with embroidery machines and sergers and a huge cutting table— in short, everything you could need for...

Sunday Jun 30th, 6pm - 8pm

  (6 sessions)

6 sessions

Watercolor for Beginners

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

The first step to becoming comfortable with painting in watercolor is to get familiar with watercolor techniques and color theory. In watercolor, one must read "through" the colors due to the transparent nature of the medium.  Create color studies, practice creating a "flat wash," learn the five components of building a solid composition in watercolor,...

Sunday Jul 7th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (8 sessions)

8 sessions

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Basic Sewing: Learn Your Stitches

at Sew Anastasia - West Town 2041 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60612

In this class you will learn all of the basic stitches and techniques including how to thread sewing machine and wind a bobbin. In this class series you will have a sample binder of personal seam and technique samples, to take with you that will have everything you have learned in it! You can reference this when you are working on a project and forget...

Sunday Jun 9th, 11am - 2pm

  (6 sessions)

6 sessions

Candle Making

at Color Cocktail Factory - Pilsen 917 W 18th St, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Forget the same old experience days and come and learn a new skill on our 2 hour workshop for some unique candle making ideas! We teach you how to make your own candles for pleasure or to sell, in a fun non-formal environment. Using a wide array of fragrances, colours and containers you can match it to your mood, décor or to give away as gifts....

Saturday May 25th, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Artistic Tapestry Weaving

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

Come learn how to felt while hearing stories of a knitter, shepherd, and small business owner.   Choose from our 5x7-inch fun, funky frame looms (which we’ll show you how to make yourself) and gather from our eclectic mixture of yarns, rovings, fibers, twigs, silk flowers, and more to make a truly unique piece. This weaving technique is really...

Tuesday Jun 25th, 1pm - 3pm

Indigo and Arashi Shibori Ages 16+

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

Create patterns on fabric with various shades of indigo blues using the Arashi Shibori technique. Arashi Shibori is a resist dye technique that yields diagonal patterns. We'll begin with basic Arashi wrapping on small PVC poles, then creating more complex variations of pattern including zig-zag and bo-maki shibori. Review the supply list online.

Sunday Jul 14th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

Watercolor Pencils

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

Watercolor pencils offer an exciting, new dimension to the art of sketching and designing. This vibrant medium allows you to float between a sketch and color washing – adding a new sense of creative freedom. We will explore different techniques including dry and wet pencils, layering, shading, color blending, and more. Please bring the following...

Thursday Jun 13th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

Relief Printmaking

at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative - Lincoln Square 4912 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60625

Using hand tools, students will learn to produce linoleum and woodcut prints, printing by hand and with a press. Clear instruction and introductory exercises will guide beginners in learning this medium; students with previous experience will be challenged to develop ideas and engage in more advanced techniques such as multiple-block color and reduction...

Monday Jul 15th, 6pm - 9pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

Painting I: Acrylics & Oils

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

Painting I, Acrylic is the introduction to the fundamentals of painting. We warmly recommend taking this course prior to any other painting course, even if your ultimate medium of choice is oil. Acrylics are fast drying, water-based paints, and will allow for quicker exploration of various approaches to painting.  Because of this, technical...

Thursday May 30th, 7pm - 9pm

  (8 sessions)

8 sessions

Woodcraft Workshop: DIY Reclaimed Birdhouse

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

Make an attractive, one-of-a-kind bird house using mid-century lumber reclaimed from Chicago buildings. In this hands-on workshop, you will: Learn how materials are reclaimed from demolition sites and the positive impact that sustainable demolition has on our resources and environment. Understand which species of woods are best for woodworking,...

Saturday Jun 15th, 10am - 1pm

Night Watch: Oil Painting

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

Discover the basics of oil painting in this studio class, including painting techniques used since the time of Rembrandt. Those with more experience will learn advanced techniques used by the Old Masters. Creativity and experimentation encouraged. Colors Bone black Titanium white Titanium buff Cadmium yellow light (imitation) Cadmium red medium...

Monday Jun 17th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (11 sessions)

11 sessions

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