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    Intro to Drawing

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    Start turning your stick figures and doodles into masterpieces. In this class you'll get plenty of attention and encouragement as you develop your skills. You will be introduced to basic drawing by studying a variety of objects, styles, and techniques. You will increase your ability to draw quickly, accurately, to your satisfaction. Learn tips and tricks for creating the texture and effect you are looking for in your drawings from your friendly instructor. You too can develop realistic, imaginative, and expressive drawing skills.
    Intro to Drawing

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the fundamentals of drawing under the guidance of a friendly instructor
    • Gain skills in rendering subjects with proper proportions, perspective, and texture
    • Develop realistic, imaginative, and expressive drawing skills
    • Walk away with a few beautiful creations you can share with family and friends
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    Couples Art Class

    Because the most important thing to have in a relationship is great communication, you and your loved one talk, express your feelings, and share your thoughts on a daily basis. What if you could do all that through a different and intriguing way? Like, through art? Well, you can. Come together with your loved one to this edgy class, a modern painting lesson that will connect you two in unimaginable ways through art and music, and teach you a basic understanding of painting techniques. Together, you two will create a painting on a canvas and listen to incredible music that will inspire you. By the end, a new kind of communication will be experienced and superbly enjoyed.
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    Couples Art Class

    2141 W North Ave, Chicago

    • Learn a basic understanding of standard painting materials and techniques
    • Create a painting together on a canvas in a modern and friendly atmosphere
    • Listen to amazing music while creating modern art in a sensual and adventurous environment
    • Have fun with a friend or loved one
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    Wine and Painting Class

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    Remember art class in elementary school? Where you painted beautiful pictures to take home for mom to hang up on the fridge. What would you say to an adult version of this class? The only difference is that instead of taking a drink at the water fountain, you'll down a glass of Merlot. Embark on an art adventure with Discovery Center's wine and painting evening. You don't need drawing or painting experience for this, but an adventurous spirit will do... and a refrigerator to hang up your masterpiece!
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    Wine and Painting Class

    4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago

    • Enjoy a themed evening of painting an image of your own
    • Sip a glass, or three, of wine as you paint
    • Explore your creative spirit
    • No experience necessary
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    4 positive reviews
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    Oil painting

    Curious about the same painting medium that gave us the Mona Lisa? Come explore the processes of oil painting! This class, perfect for those new to oils, provides a detailed introduction to this classical painting style. Explore your own desire for artistic expression by mixing colors and seeing your visions become reality. On the endless depths and possibilities of a canvas, let the fundamentals of oil painting be everything you need to feel like the artist you truly want to be! Note: All supplies are included.
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    Oil painting

    1821 W Hubbard St, Chicago

    • Learn the fundamentals and techniques of oil painting
    • Grow as an artist by exploring the possibilities of this unique painting medium
    • Finish paintings you could never have imagined yourself creating
    • No experience necessary
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    Abstract Art Creation

    Abstract is a form of art that truly requires you to trust your instincts. With inspiring music towering the soundwaves, you will paint what you feel, and feel what you paint. This is a type of class that will provide you with a large and bright studio and place your mind in the stress-free environment it's been waiting for all week. Using a range of colors, and a departure from standard visuals, you will paint, create, and engulf yourself in the creative process; and enjoy learning and developing the invaluable skills of painting in a modern and friendly atmosphere.
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    Abstract Art Creation

    2141 W North Ave, Chicago

    • Learn fundamentals about painting techniques, such as abstract visual representation, and composition
    • Listen to experimental sounds in a stress-free environment
    • Be inspired by the human form and elements from your surrounding world to complete a modern art painting
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    BYOB Wine and Painting

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    Not all minds are the same so neither should all creations be! During this 3 hour abstract painting class, you'll have the chance to develop your own crazy and creative (re: slightly drunken) ideas while creating a masterpiece to take home as a souvenir! This class will begin with a few simple demonstrations of painting techniques. Then, as you work, receive necessary guidance and advice from an expert painter. Whatever the range of your ability may be, you'll have a blast in this class whether you're a beginner or a pro. Don't forget to bring the two most important things: your creativity and a bottle of wine!
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    BYOB Wine and Painting

    3920 N Ashland Ave, Chicago

    • Sip a glass of wine while creating a masterpiece to take home
    • Learn painting basics, including color mixing, brushwork, composition, and texture
    • Receive personal attention from an artist to develop your painting skills in a fun environment
    • Enjoy a relaxed night out testing your creativity and having a great time
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    Ceramics: Pick & Paint

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    Between being formed into a shape and fired in a kiln, a piece of pottery has to be glazed and painted. In this class, you'll get the opportunity to do just that. Don't worry about making the pottery - you'll get one pre-made. Don't worry about firing the pottery in the kiln - VIP Paints will take care of that. What you'll have to do is use your creativity to paint the pottery with whatever colors you want.You can choose between pottery like bowls, coffee mugs and plates, and, after you make your own decoration, you'll get it back after 4-5 days.
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    Ceramics: Pick & Paint

    2015 s. Laflin, Chicago

    • Learn the fundamentals of glazing ceramics
    • Pick a piece of pre-made pottery and decorate it with your own color set
    • Paint a mug, bowl, or plate with whatever colors you choose
    • Express your creativity on something you use
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    23 positive reviews
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    BYOB Mixed Media Art (Libertyville)

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    Looking to express yourself, but having a hard time doing it? Two things about this arts class will fix that problem fast. First, it's mixed media, meaning access to multiple artistic implements with which to create your vision. And second, it's BYOB, meaning...well, there's nothing like popping the cork on a bottle of wine to get the creative juices flowing. You'll be free to explore your artistic side in a bright, social studio environment, supported by a professional artist who can show you the ropes if you're a novice artist. In addition to being a great creative outlet, this class is a great place to meet new friends who share your flare for mixed media art!
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    BYOB Mixed Media Art (Libertyville)

    253 Peterson Rd, Libertyville

    • Partake in a BYOB arts party, using mixed media tools and components to create original works
    • Work with a professional artist to expand your knowledge of the arts and learn new techniques
    • Create an original art piece to take home after you're done
    • Enjoy a creative outlet while meeting fellow artists in a social, inspiring environment
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    1 positive reviews
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    Figurative Illustration Workshop

    Are you ready to bring your figure drawing skills to new heights? This modified figure drawing session will have the added layer of costumes, props, and many other situations and scenarios. Prepare yourself with these new challenges, ones an illustrator may find useful on any given commission. A renowned professional will guide you through these new undertakings. This instructor will also help you begin to see yourself as a skilled illustrator. Become the artist that stands out from the rest. Note: All supplies are included.
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    Figurative Illustration Workshop

    1821 W Hubbard St, Chicago

    • Build your illustration skills with a modified figure drawing session
    • Show your readiness to succeed at any unique artistic challenge you may face
    • Experience drawing with themes, props, and other scenarios
    • No experience necessary
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    BYOB International Art Workshop

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    It's time for you to show everyone just how sophisticated you are. Step into the minds of acclaimed artists from around the world. Each internationally-themed workshop takes on a different famous work of art under the guidance of a knowledgeable instructor. From the Tuscan landscapes of Bruno Chirici, to the impressionistic stylings of Claude Monet, you can explore a variety of styles, artists, and traditions of painting. To give the evening a true international flair, you are encouraged to bring food themed to the evening. Bring along your own beverages too, such as wine or beer, for a truly relaxing artiste experience. This is a BYOB class. Art supplies are provided. Registrants under 21 will not be allowed to consume adult beverages.
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    BYOB International Art Workshop

    216 Robert Parker Coffin Rd, Long Grove

    • Master the brush strokes and painting techniques of some of the world's greatest artists
    • Gain insights into some of history's most profound works of art
    • Bring your own adult beverages or themed food dishes to enjoy and share as you paint
    • Discover an exciting new way of expressing your creativity through paint on canvas
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    3 positive reviews

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