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at CourseHorse Art Experiences

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.

Digital 101 in a Day

at Chicago Photography Academy - South Loop 329 West 18th St Ste 615, Chicago, Illinois 60616

The Fundamentals classes are, by far, the most popular starting point for photography classes in Chicago and are designed to give the complete beginner a solid understanding of their digital camera and the fundamental knowledge needed to embark upon a lifetime's exploration of photography. There are no 'hidden' or extra fees to pay for any classes...

Saturday Mar 7th, 10am - 5pm

Macro 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.  Bring up to ten nature photographs in JPEG format on a flash drive for review and discussion....

Saturday Feb 22nd, 1pm - 4pm

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Intermediate Photography

at Discovery Center - Irving Park 4318 N Elston Ave 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60641

Learn more photography skills in this intermediate class that covers studio photography and offers portrait photography tips. Learn professional techniques. This class covers the golden rules of composition plus high key and low key photography. You'll learn how to use flash photography well and how to shoot using natural light; You'll have opportunity...

Monday Feb 24th, 8pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

Beginners Photography

at Discovery Center - Irving Park 4318 N Elston Ave 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60641

Nothing compares to the thrill of taking professional looking photographs. Learn photography in this comprehensive course specifically designed to have you taking incredible shots in almost no time at all. Step-by-step, you'll learn how to operate a camera to achieve maximum creativity. Topics will include in-depth knowledge of shutter speeds, metering,...

Monday Feb 24th, 6:30pm - 8pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

Basic Nature Photography

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

Become a nature photographer. Move beyond shooting in automatic; learn how to adjust your camera’s manual settings to get the shot you want. Learn basic composition and editing techniques. Apply your new skills on the grounds of The Arboretum, where there’s no shortage of natural beauty to capture. The course includes classroom instruction, in-field...

Saturday Feb 22nd, 9am - 12pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

Mindful Photography

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

Many of the great masters talk about photography as awareness of the present moment in which we forget ourselves.  We let go of goals, desires, expectations, techniques, and anxieties to more fully immerse ourselves into the experience of seeing. You will gain a new perspective through meditative photo exercises, discussions, and weekly reviews. ...

Friday Mar 6th, 10am - 3pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

Photographing Orchids

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

In conjunction with the Orchid Show, photographer Jack Carlson offers a close-up flower photography class. Learn techniques for macro photography, including tips on focus, lighting, background, and composition. Class includes hands-on shooting sessions at the show before hours, after which we will critique each other’s images. A...

Sunday Feb 23rd, 8am - 11am

  (3 sessions)

3 sessions

Abstracts in Nature: Intensive

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

This intermediate class will be spent applying photographic techniques to create a digital portfolio of abstract fine art photographs. Using design concepts and technical SLR tools, students will craft abstract images with a mood and message.  The class will include lecture, critique, and practice time in the Garden and at the Orchid Show. ...

Monday Feb 24th, 9am - 12pm

  (5 sessions)

5 sessions

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Personal Storytelling

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

Define your style and clarify your artistic vision by taking a journey of self-discovery in photography leading to an exhibition-worthy portfolio. Through writing, creativity exercises, and feedback sessions, you will produce a body of work reflecting your inner emotions and thoughts using symbols and metaphors. You will be encouraged to follow your...

Tuesday Mar 10th, 1pm - 4pm

  (7 sessions)

7 sessions

Composition in Landscape Photography

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

Composition is the photographer’s arrangement of pattern, symmetry, texture, depth of field, and lines. Each week, we will learn ways to include each of these elements. Each class is devoted to one of the elements in depth.

Monday Mar 9th, 9am - 12pm

  (5 sessions)

5 sessions

Half Day Private Digital Photography (Chicago)

Half Day Private Digital Photography (Chicago)

at Digital Photo Academy

Digital Photo Academy instructors are available to accommodate personal schedules and provide a half day, 3 hours of instruction to suit the needs of individual parties. Typically the session will last approximately, beginning with a discussion about the student’s specific camera equipment and photographic needs, then leading into an in-the-field...

Tuesday Feb 25th, 10am - 1pm


Learn Photography (Intensive 1 Day Workshop)

at Discovery Center - Irving Park 4318 N Elston Ave 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60641

This one-day intensive workshop will show you how your camera works and what you need to consider in order to take amazing photos. This class is for those who have a great desire to learn but little time. Topics include: composition, lighting, black and white photography, digital color photography, base aperture and shutter speed settings for a variety...

Saturday Feb 22nd, 11am - 5pm

Intermediate Digital Photography

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

Thoughtful processes are key steps in learning to identify, then capture, an impressive and artistic image as an intermediate photographer. Use lead lines, selective manual focus, and appropriate aperture settings to enhance your photos. Prerequisite: Beginning Digital Photography or the consent of the instructor. 

Friday Mar 6th, 9am - 12pm

  (6 sessions)

6 sessions

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Master Your Digital Camera Controls (Chicago)

Master Your Digital Camera Controls (Chicago)

at Digital Photo Academy - Near North Side 65 E Huron St, Chicago, Illinois 60611

This workshop will offer instruction for people who want to learn the ins and outs of their cameras. Improve your skills no matter which camera model you own! Take this Course if you: Just purchased a Digital SLR Camera/Point and shoot camera Want to learn to make simple and creative changes to your pictures using the functions of your camera...

Saturday Mar 7th, 9:30am - 11am


Garden and Travel Photography

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

The best souvenirs of your trip are photographs of the buildings and gardens you visit no matter where your travels take you. Combining buildings and gardens often presents a challenge. Learn how to create lead-lines in addition to using light, angle, and time of day to optimize your pictures. Classes will be held at the Garden and other locations....

Wednesday May 20th, 9am - 12pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

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