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Writing and Talking About Your Art

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

Crafting an artist statement, applying for exhibitions, and giving an “elevator pitch” for your artistic vision can all feel daunting. Through simple drawing and mindfulness exercises, along with the practice of verbal description, we’ll stretch our ability to look, talk and listen to works of art. We’ll use these tools to talk about our own...

Tuesday May 7th, 1pm - 3pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

Screenprinting - Posters & Tees

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

In this quick and fun 2 week workshop, students get to frolic with the silkscreen process in an opportunity to make a mini 1-2 color poster print or walk away with their own design printed on t-shirts. Screens, squeegees and other basic supplies will be provided, students just need to bring their own t-shirts or paper they want to print on. Details...

Sunday May 5th, 4pm - 7pm

  (2 sessions)

2 sessions

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​Painted Serving Tray

at Shiny Squirrel Art Studio, Inc - Irving Park 4419 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60641

Paint and stencil a gorgeous and custom serving tray! No experience needed! We will teach you how to sand, paint, stencil, (and/or decoupage) and seal a 12" x 16" wood tray.  You will learn: How to sand your tray Painting techniques to avoid drips and uneven coverage Stenciling techniques for nice, crisp designs Decoupage instructions How...

Tuesday May 7th, 7pm - 9pm

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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 May 19th, 12pm - 2pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

Painting Studio: Landscapes from Photographs

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Turn photographs into thoughtful compositions with contrast, gesture, and color harmony as you learn to create landscapes in the studio. For the beginning landscape painter with little or no plein air (outdoor) experience, this workshop will introduce participants to grid and projection methods to translate photographic images onto painting surfaces. They...

Saturday May 18th, 10am - 4pm

  (2 sessions)

2 sessions

Wet Felting (Beg)

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

Tonya Utkina will introduce you to the exciting technique of wet felting using Noro's new fiber "Rainbow Roll". Rainbow Roll is 100% wool pencil roving available in 12 vibrant color combinations. Tonya will guide you in designing your own scarf with the color combination of your choice and small amounts of merino wool & silk. You will design...

Friday May 24th, 6pm - 8pm

European Bouquet Class

at Mila School of Floral Design - Ukrainian Village 2325 W Huron St, Chicago, Illinois 60612

Easy class for all flower lovers Our school is licensed by the city of Chicago and State of Illinois. If you would like to try yourself in floral design, take our 4-hour European Bouquet class which is a part of the complete training in floral design session of courses. You will get familiar with commercial kinds of flowers and greens...

Saturday Jun 22nd, 9am - 1pm

Wood Inlay with Laser Cutter

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

Learn how to create custom wood inlay with a laser cutter. Each week we will create something different and then cut it out. Make a custom drink coaster, cuting board, and wall art out of hardwood.

Sunday May 12th, 1pm - 4pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

Polygon Stitch

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

This is an advanced off-loom weaving pattern that creates a sturdy, multi-sided rope similar to African helix in technique. Previous seed beading experience is required.  This class is for you if:  You're an experienced seed beader looking for a new challenge  You like beaded ropes  You like experimenting with color changes...

Saturday May 25th, 2pm - 5pm

Dynamic Travel Photography: Convey the Story of Place

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

Whether you’re visiting a national park or your local nature preserve this summer, return home with rewarding photographs that tell the story of your experience. Do your friends and family nod politely as you flip through the photos of your recent trip? Are you getting too few “likes” on Instagram or Facebook? Have you ever said, “The photos...

Thursday May 2nd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (3 sessions)

3 sessions

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Paint Nite: Zinnia Pop

at Yaymaker - Lincoln Park 2158 N Halsted St #1, Chicago, Illinois 60614

The Original Paint Nite: Unleash your inner artist Grab your friends and unleash your inner artist at the Original Paint Nite. You’ll go from a blank canvas to a masterpiece of your own, with plenty of laughs along the way. Show up early to find your seat, grab a bite, and get a cocktail in hand. Yaymaker events give you everything you need to...

Monday May 6th, 7pm - 9pm

Sparkle Band Albion Bracelet

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

Learn the basics for this new bead weaving stitch by Heather Kingsley-Heath.  Once you understand the fundamentals for albion stitch you'll realize there are countless ways to vary the simplest pattern and create stunning results. This class is for you if: You're new to seed beading and ready to get started (could be a little challenging...

Friday Apr 26th, 3pm - 5pm

Papillion / Butterfly Shawl (Interm)

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

Papillion, designed by Marin Melchior is our hottest new shop sample! We used Urth Yarn's Uneek Fingering and Harvest Fingering fibers. The Pattern is extensively written and diagrammed. Jami will teach you to master lace knitting, german short rows, color changing and carrying your colorwork. We have ten colors of Uneek to choose from. Please join...

Monday May 6th, 6pm - 8pm

  (3 sessions)

3 sessions

Introduction to Digital Photography

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

This course focuses on the foundations of photography and the various ways to use a digital camera. Students examine how to choose and shoot subjects that are both personally meaningful in content and contemporary in context. Instruction includes capturing and printing images in both black and white and color, and investigating digital photo editing....

Wednesday May 29th, 6pm - 9pm

  (10 sessions)

10 sessions

Handcrafted Jewelry Making w/ Gemology and Color Theory

at Seeds Center - Edgewater 1212 W Balmoral Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60640

Full Course Name: "Handcrafted Beginners Jewelry Making w/ Gemology and Color Theory" In this class, you will learn the basics in jewelry making. The lessons include learning how to use jewelry tools, some gemology facts, the meaning of color, and tips on color combination. Tools and materials will be provided. Nickel and Copper sensitivity welcome....

Saturday May 11th, 12pm - 2pm

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