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Houseplants 101

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

Learn to select the right plant for a particular indoor space and how to determine ideal lighting levels. Explore correct watering principles and know when to repot and prune your houseplants. Featured plants include Phalaenopsis orchids, bonsai, terrariums, and air plants.

Saturday Feb 15th, 9am - 11am

Impressionism to 1920:4 Painters & Their Influence(16+)

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

Connect or rediscover with the influences of contemporary art, focusing on four major painters: Monet, van Gogh, Picasso and Matisse, and their influences. View their work, and we’ll discuss ideas related to how their focus on light, color and space transformed art from realism to abstraction.

Wednesday Jan 29th, 1pm - 3pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

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Color and Ink

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

Expand your enjoyment of pen and ink by incorporating colored ink, applied as a wash or using the stippling technique. You will build on your own light graphite drawing with crow quill or brush work. Explore different effects with emphasis on control and richness.  A supply list will be sent. Prerequisite: Pen and Ink 1. 

Wednesday Feb 5th, 9am - 12pm

  (6 sessions)

6 sessions

Portrait Drawing

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

Students will focus on the proportional relationships of the human head and face to achieve naturalistic resemblance in their drawings. Instruction in the use of line, shape, light, and shadow will be explored to achieve believable volumetric form. Black and white as well as color materials will be investigated. A model will be present during each...

Wednesday Feb 5th, 6pm - 9pm

  (10 sessions)

10 sessions

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Glass-on-Glass Mosaic

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

Learn about the unique effects that transparency, light, and color create with mosaic on glass. Complete a beautiful transparent artwork that will convey the same beauty and qualities of stained glass, but with mosaic techniques. Bring in rough sketches and ideas to the first class. Smaller substrates, approximately 10” x 14” are included. Please...

Tuesday Feb 11th, 1pm - 3:30pm

  (5 sessions)

5 sessions

Beginner’s Nature Art Workshops

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

Tap into your creative side with an introductory workshop on nature art. No experience necessary! Enjoy light refreshments as you learn the basics under the encouraging guidance of your instructor. A fun and popular program with something new each season. Spring Flowers in Colored Pencil (April 6 or 7) Capture the curves and color of a cheerful spring...

Saturday Jan 25th, 10am - 1pm

Valentines Day Couples Painting

at VIP Paints - Pilsen 1907 S Halsted St, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Valentine’s Day is a special day to celebrate your partner and we want to celebrate you both. Come sip, paint and create. No experience needed, we will teach you step by step. Your partner and you will work together on creating one masterpiece. Please Note:  Includes All Materials (Painting on 12×16 canvas) Light Snacks and Beverages....

Friday Feb 14th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

for 2 students

Watercolor in American Sign Language Ages 16+

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

Watercolor is fun and easier than you would think! Learn various techniques and color theory while exploring different ways to combine light, composition, color, and textures in watercolor painting.  The instructor, using American Sign Language (ASL), through step-by-step demonstrations, will show you how to create your own watercolor landscape. ...

Sunday Feb 16th, 1pm - 3pm

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

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)

6 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 Jan 28th, 10am - 1pm

Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ Garfield Park

Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ Garfield Park

at Digital Photo Academy - East Garfield Park 300 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60624

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 interiors, farmers markets, zoos, landscapes, and more, photos...

Saturday Feb 1st, 11:30am - 2:30pm


Kumihimo Japanese Braiding: Full Workshop

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

Kumihimo is a great travel project. Everything gets prepared in advance so you have a neat package that doesn't require extra tools and doesn't take a lot of space. Students will Learn: How to place their cords on the kumihimo disk How to add weights for proper tension The basic pattern for moving the cords and adding beads to create a beaded...

Sunday Jan 26th, 2pm - 4:30pm

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

Orchids for Beginners

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

In this beginner’s course, you will learn how to select easy-to-grow orchids suitable for your home. Basic orchid physiology and general cultural information such as light, temperature, humidity, repotting, and media requirements will be discussed. Popular orchid species and cultivars will be reviewed, and local sources for orchids and supplies will...

Saturday Mar 7th, 10am - 12pm

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