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Painting, Not Painting

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

In this seminar we’ll explore a constellation of modern and contemporary artists who have redefined the practice of painting by exploring what it is not. From Tibetan sand mandalas to Joan Miro’s burnt canvases to Katharina Grosse’s paintings/sculptures, we’ll learn how artists use ideas of absence, silence and erasure to push the boundaries...

Wednesday Apr 29th, 1pm - 3pm

  (5 sessions)
$170

5 sessions

The Art Institute of Chicago: Badass Bitches Tour

at Museum Hack - The Loop 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Remember when feminism happened, and Georgia O’Keeffe kicked butt, and now museums and the art world totally treat male and female artists with equal value? JK JK IT’S STILL SUPER BAD!  On this two-hour tour of the Art Institute of Chicago, we get three things done: We celebrate the awesome women who ARE represented We fill you in on some...

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

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Art Survey at the AIC: American Art

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Meeting in the galleries of the Art Institute of Chicago museum, this course investigates American art from the Prairie School, Tiffany, the Aesthetic movement, and American Impressionists, among others. Additionally, students will examine Luminist landscapes and the work of modern and contemporary American artists, including, but not limited to: ...

Friday May 29th, 12pm - 2pm

  (10 sessions)
$585

10 sessions

Color Theory

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 37 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

In this course, students learn about the variety of ways that color is considered and used as a design element in fashion, graphic, and interior design. Working with current color theory principles and models, students develop color plans and concepts in relationship to individual and group projects. This research is compiled in sketchbook/notebook...

Monday Jul 6th, 6pm - 9pm

  (10 sessions)
$585

10 sessions

Art of Geometry: Craftsmanship & Digital Technology

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 37 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Exploring the Art of Geometry: Craftsmanship & Digital Technology From the seventh century origins of Islam to the present, geometry has played a critical role in Islamic art and design, unifying a vast and diverse region over many centuries. Plane geometry, circles, triangles, quadrilaterals and polygons, and their segments, underpin the non-figural...

Monday May 18th, 9am - 4pm

  (5 sessions)
$685

5 sessions

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Art Survey at the AIC: Ancient to Pre-Modern

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Meeting in the galleries of the Art Institute of Chicago museum, this course investigates American art from the Prairie School, Tiffany, the Aesthetic movement, and American Impressionists, among others. Additionally, students will examine Luminist landscapes and the work of modern and contemporary American artists, including, but not limited to: ...

Saturday May 30th, 2pm - 4pm

  (10 sessions)
$585

10 sessions

An Accelerated History of Murals 1970s to Present Day

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 112 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Weekend Workshop: Public Art in Chicago: An Accelerated History of Murals 1970s to Present Day This course o will focus on a selection of public art projects created in Chicago by the Chicago Mural Group in the 1970s to the most recent murals installed on the BLine in the West Loop neighborhood. The two-day workshop will combine lecture-style presentations...

Saturday May 16th, 10am - 4pm

  (2 sessions)
$193.05

2 sessions

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Intro to Performance Art

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

What happens when art becomes more about actions than a physical result? How does art relate to us and the wider social world? How do we negotiate the gap and blur the boundaries between art and life? Learn the history of performance art and a wide spectrum of performance forms including performance in everyday life, rituals, folk forms, artists'...

Monday Apr 13th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$195

5 sessions

Black & White Darkroom Level 1: Essentials (Ages 16+)

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

In this fast-paced digital age, slow down by working with analog equipment in our darkroom. Learn how to manually shoot with a 35mm film camera, process your own film, and make black and white prints with an enlarger. Each class will have a brief discussion on compositional guidelines, understanding the exposure triangle, and the history of film photography. ...

Monday Apr 13th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$225

4 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 27th, 6pm - 9pm

  (10 sessions)
$585

10 sessions

Beginning Acrylic Painting

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

Learn fundamental acrylic painting skills while practicing the art of expression, line, gesture, rhythm, tone and color. Achieve an understanding of acrylic materials and techniques as you work with both observational and imaginative painting methods, becoming familiar with acrylic painting in stylistic periods in art history and contemporary art. ...

Monday Apr 13th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (7 sessions)
$260

7 sessions

Sony VENICE Bootcamp

at AbelCine Training - Chicago 2602 W 16th St 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Our exclusive Sony VENICE Bootcamp is a practical, hands-on workshop focused on real-world applications of the camera. It is designed for working professionals, as well as those who are looking to enter the field. By the end of the workshop, you will have gained the knowledge, confidence, and experience needed to shoot with the Sony VENICE on a wide...

Monday Jul 27th, 10am - 5pm

  (2 sessions)
$1,000

2 sessions

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Contemporary Lebanese Art

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 112 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Ever wandered through an art museum and been intrigued by the Islamic Art section? Why is there so much blue? Does Islam have a prohibition on representing human figures? What are artists in the Arab world up to today? How does contemporary art in the Arab world engage with themes of war, religion, political freedom and sexuality? Through the lens...

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$585

10 sessions

Islamic Art: The Mastery of Geometry

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 37 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

This hands-on course will teach you how to construct the geometric shapes that have played a dominant role in Islamic art and design over the centuries. With a compass and ruler, you will learn how to create the circles, triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, and their segments that underpin the non-figural decoration of both objects and structures...

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$585

6 sessions

History of Photography

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

Explore the history of photography beginning in 1827 with the first photograph, through the age of Daguerreotype portraits, the photograph’s early development as an art form, the invention of Kodak’s Box Brownie and through to contemporary photography. Along the way we’ll discover some of the great photographers and examine how this relatively...

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$149

3 sessions

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