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Looking for a team-building event or a fun way to entertain clients? Looking for a fun birthday activity or an evening with your friends? Check out our huge selection of art classes which span the full range of group creative options, whether you're looking for a no-pressure paint and sip or want to get competitive and see who can build the best porcelain mug (Recommended if you are booking for a group of 6 or more people). From $25 and up per person.

Doodle Workshop

at VIP Paints - Pilsen 2015 S. Laflin St, Chicago, Illinois 60608

This workshop is designed to help artists begin creating work that is not only fun but encourages mistakes, freedom, and personal charm. To break out of the boundaries of traditional thinking and simply create. There is no need to worry about being a professional or expert artist- so long as you have hands, claws, talons, feet, or a mouth this workshop...

Saturday Feb 22nd, 5pm - 7pm

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Begin to Draw Nature

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

Learn the basics of drawing nature in this course designed for true beginners. We will discuss everything from how to hold your pencil to what kind of paper to use. You will have time to work on drawing skills in a no-pressure setting. A great confidence builder. Bring a pencil with an eraser and a folder to hold papers. All other supplies will be...

Saturday Feb 29th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$162

4 sessions

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Drawing I

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

Our introductory course is designed for absolute beginners. In this course students will acquire an understanding of basic concepts and begin to develop their drawing skills. We shall start at the rudimentary level by understanding the potential of the materials we’ll use, namely pencil and charcoal. We shall further study elements and principles...

Sunday Mar 22nd, 11am - 1pm

  (8 sessions)
$280

8 sessions

Drawing as Meditation

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

Practice drawing and color techniques as a form of meditation. Slow down the art-making process, creating a peaceful and healing experience. Use intuition to connect to natural, creative forces. Through this meditative practice, enjoy calming, observational drawing of plants. Explore using tone and color to create a serene mood with colored pencils...

Saturday Mar 7th, 9:30am - 12pm

  (2 sessions)
$99

2 sessions

Practicing Mindfulness through Painting & Drawing

at Art Side Out Studio & MASK SHOP - West Ridge 5606 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60659

Develop Seeing as a practice of mindfulness through drawing and painting, based on the work of Ellen J. Langer,  “All it takes to become an artist is to start doing art.” –from On Becoming an Artist

Monday Feb 24th, 7pm - 9pm

  (8 sessions)
$200

8 sessions

Drawing Nature Seedpods

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

Capture nature’s pods using graphite and colored pencil. These media can be used alone or together to explore the subtle colors found in a variety of pods. Color theory and composition will be considered to create striking finished drawings.  Some experience in colored pencil preferred.  A supply list will be sent. 

Sunday Mar 1st, 9am - 12pm

  (4 sessions)
$312

4 sessions

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner

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

Drawing will help you learn to see more clearly and deeply—a wonderful way to enrich your life. Using pencil and paper and working with beautiful botanical subjects, you will learn to draw with gentle, fear-free, proven methods. A supply list will be sent.

Tuesday Mar 24th, 6pm - 9pm

  (5 sessions)
$299

5 sessions

Pastel Drawing Studio

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. Dry pigments look like velvet catching the light. Create pastels from nature, photographs or memories as you explore composition, color, light, shadow and perspective. An advanced studio class with significant independent work.

Monday Mar 23rd, 9am - 12pm

  (9 sessions)
$335

9 sessions

Drawing from Instinct

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

Draw from your imagination and create images that develop from your mind’s eye. Invent images from memories, dreams, and percolating ideas using a variety of materials and surfaces that fit your concepts such as: charcoal, pen and ink, oil crayons, tar paper/experimental papers.  Reference materials are encouraged as you build your images....

Tuesday Mar 24th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (9 sessions)
$225

9 sessions

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Botanical Drawing 2

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

Continue to build your drawing skills with advanced graphite techniques, light and dark media on toned paper, and carbon dust.  Prerequisite: Botanical Drawing 1  ART requirement

Sunday Mar 15th, 1pm - 4pm

  (6 sessions)
$298

6 sessions

Drawing Into Painting

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

Learn the fundamentals of drawing before picking up a paintbrush. For the first half of the course, we will use dry media and focus on measuring, value, and perspective. During the second half, you will transition into painting with a water-based media such as acrylic or watercolor. We will cover color theory, and focus on still life and landscape....

Tuesday Mar 24th, 1pm - 4pm

  (9 sessions)
$330

9 sessions

Intro to Figure

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

Expand your skill and learn to draw the figure! This supportive, multi-level class welcomes students who are new to drawing the human figure as well as those with experience. Introductory exercises will prepare students to create increasingly complex drawings as the session progresses using a range of black and white media with the optional introduction...

Tuesday Mar 24th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (9 sessions)
$385

9 sessions

Drawing Simplified

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

Take your drawing skills further by exploring the possibilities beyond charcoal and graphite. We will spend time working with portable and expressive tools, ideal for urban sketching: pen and ink, markers, pastels and colored pencils. Discover which ones work best for you and your creative goals. Explore the creative options of different types and...

Thursday Mar 26th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (9 sessions)
$330

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 Mar 29th, 10am - 1pm

  (9 sessions)
$385

9 sessions

The Artist's Studio

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

This studio class offers time to work on projects of your personal preference with the availability of individualized instruction and technique. Students are encouraged to explore line, composition, color, and scale. Group critiques and references to classic and contemporary art are included.  Bring your choice of medium (acrylic, pastel, charcoal...

Friday Mar 27th, 1pm - 4pm

  (9 sessions)
$335

9 sessions

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