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Smart Phone Photography

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

Make the most of the camera you always have in your pocket! Spend the afternoon learning basic compositional guidelines, mastering lighting tricks, understanding aspect ratios, and experimenting with several photography apps.  Bring your own smart phone and leave with skills you can use daily to capture photogenic moments when they reveal themselves....

$85

Bezeling Nature

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

Nature provides some of the best possibilities for jewelry.  Learn to create lacy bezels that will accommodate natural objects of any size or shape using only wire and three basic hand tools. No heat required! Materials for Bezeling Nature: Dead soft wire: 18 gauge, approx. 1 foot 28 gauge, approx. 30 yards One natural object (shell, ammonite,...

$35

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Pen and Ink 1

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

This studio class will examine pen-and-ink drawing with the study of natural botanical forms, shapes, and dissections. We will study the use of a variety of pen-and-ink techniques (stipple, cross-hatching,contour-line, and combinations); the execution of black-and-white elements to create value, tone, and texture (such as leaf venation, stem texture,...

$298

6 sessions

Digital Photo Live In-the-Field Workshop @ Lincoln Park

at Digital Photo Academy - Lincoln Park
2391 North Stockton Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60614

Composition in the Field: Lincoln Park and Conservatory Each Composition in the Field class begins with a talk with one of our experienced instructors, and then you and your fellow students take a stroll through one of a variety of photogenic locales (in any of the 20+ cities the DPA encapsulates).  There is street photography, magnificent...

$99

Tapestry / Flat Scarf Wet Felting (Westmont)

at TLD Design Center & Gallery - Westmont
26 E Quincy St, Westmont, Illinois 60559

This class introduces students to the fun, unusual process of wet felting by making a thin, soft, flat felt fabric. The project may be used as a neck scarf, table runner or wall piece. Wet felting by-passes spinning and knitting (it's true! there's no knitting involved) and capitalizes on the natural attributes of animal hair fibers to bond together...

$55

Colored Pencil Drawing Course

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

Start with the fundamentals, then delve into working with dry and wet media of colored pencil. Develop your drawing skills through extensive color exploration of value, intensity, and temperature. Learn dry applications, layering, washes, and color-mixing techniques. Work from real life and nature, not from photographs.  Demonstration and...

$298

6 sessions

Nuno Felting (Beg)

at Sister-Arts Studio Inc. - Lincoln Park
721 W Wrightwood , Chicago, Illinois 60614

Tonya will introduce the art of Nuno felting using silk chiffon fabric and Malabrigo "Nube" wool roving. You choose the roving and chiffon colors to create your unique fashion statement. After the wool roving design is complete you will partially felt your scarf using bubble wrap, water, soap and "elbow grease".  Finishing touches will be made...

$130

Intro to Composition

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

In art, composition is the placement of visual elements in a work of art. What makes a composition successful and strengthens a narrative? What is the relationship of parts to the whole in a 2-dimensional piece? Using collage and drawing, together we will explore strategies to improve your composition and inspire your creative exploration. Skill Level:...

$115

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Felt Boa Scarf or Collar (Beginner) - Berwyn

at TLD Design Center & Gallery - Berwyn
2619 Ridgeland Ave, Berwyn, Illinois 60402

Beginners and seasoned felters are invited to come and play with this fun, unusual, magical process that by-passes knitting and sewing capitalizing on the natural attributes of animal hair to turn yarn and roving into this sculptural neck "ruff".  This is a wet felting technique that delivers a stabilized fabric which won't pill or become hairy...

$60

Capturing Color with Your Camera

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

Vibrant and muted colors, along with large variations of green, combine to allow photography students to capture the colors of nature. Contrast and texture enhance the drama of color intensity. Students learn camera settings and adjustments for each color as the class visits different parts of the Garden. Prerequisite: Beginning Digital Photography...

$239

4 sessions

Photographing the Rose Garden

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

ight levels, roses of various shapes and colors, and horizontal and vertical patterns of garden design combine to create a photographic palette of variegated reds, whites, and yellows.  Learn techniques in the classroom, then head to the Krasberg Rose Garden to practice camera skills and make the most of this lush carpet of color. Class is limited...

$59

Macro Photography in the Garden

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

This class will introduce you to a world of detail often not noticed. The Garden’s diverse areas will serve as our natural laboratory.  Each class will consist of learning new macro techniques followed by walks into the Garden to practice new skills and artistic elements. Designed for intermediate photographers comfortable with basic photography...

$299

5 sessions

Wire By the Row Hoop Earrings

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

Learn the basics of Mel's new "Wire-by-the-Row technique, building row upon row of wire, as you create a distinctive pair of earrings. Materials for Wire By the Row Hoop Earrings Dead soft wire in color of choice: 18 gauge, approx. 1 foot 24 gauge, approx. 2 feet 28 gauge, approx. 3 feet Size 15/0 seed beads in two colors ​Note: ...

$30

High Tech T-Shirts

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

Make custom T-shirts using a high-tech method: combining a vector-based software called Illustrator with a vinyl cutting machine. The process starts with a digital file that we'll generate and then cut into heat sensitive vinyl that sticks to fabrics. Bring your own shirt.

$90

Easy Beaded Hoops & Bangles

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

Learn to make beaded hoop earrings and fashionable beaded bangles that you can sear singly or stack in multiples. Materials for Easy Beaded Hoops & Bangles 20 gauge and 24 gauge dead soft wire 2 to 3 mm faceted rondelles, rounds or oval beads Approx. 50 Krobo round translucent beads with large holes (available from Melody's trunk show) Note: ...

$25