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    DIY Screen Printing Workshop

    A good aesthetic can be what makes your work stand out from the crowd. Learn how to make dazzling posters, t-shirts, flyers, and other projects using materials most people have lying around their garages and apartment. These quality printing skills will be the edge you have on all of your upcoming creative endeavors. Your style will transform to one that feels professional, eclectic, dynamic, and one-of-a-kind. Don't settle for mundane visuals when you can transform everything you produce into a captivating piece of artwork. Note: All supplies are included.
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    DIY Screen Printing Workshop

    1821 W Hubbard St, Chicago

    • Learn do it yourself printing skills that make your personal projects look like professional productions
    • Be instructed on how to make your own posters, t-shirts, flyers, and more
    • Transform everyday objects you have lying around into the beginnings of artwork
    • Possess the skills to make extraordinary works from modest budgets
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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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    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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    Intro Aikido

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    Eliminate panic from your life. Feel comfortable in any surrounding. Absorbing physical and mental aspects of training, you'll relax the mind and body under dangerous situations through this combative martial art. In this introduction to Aikido, learn the fundamentals of awareness, movement and throws.
    Intro Aikido

    1444 W Chicago Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the fundamentals of Aikido, including throws, strikes and pins
    • Relax the mind and body under dangerous situations
    • Blend martial arts and peace together in a tranquil environment
    • No experience necessary
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    Lakefront/Museum Campus Segway Tour (2hr)

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    There's no better way to tour the world-class city of Chicago than on a Chicago Segway Tour! The lakefront and Museum Campus are the front yard of this magnificent city. The eight-mile lakefront Segway tour begins in Millennium Park. From there, you'll glide along floral paths and rose gardens of Grant Park, past the famous Buckingham Fountain. Venture along the Lakefront, peeking into Chicago's renowned architecture and rich culture. You'll learn the history and stories behind this city and engage in a fun, interactive tour. See Chicago in a way you never could have imagined.
    Lakefront/Museum Campus Segway Tour (2hr)

    300 E Monroe St, Chicago

    • Tour through the city of Chicago on a Segway
    • Glide past floral paths, Buckingham Fountain, and along the beautiful lakefront
    • Learn the history and stories behind the city
    • Experience Chicago in a fun and new way on this two hour tour
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    Modern Architecture Walking Tour

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    Explore Chicago's international, modern and postmodern movements, from the powerful, minimalist work of Mies van der Rohe's to contemporary styles that incorporate new, environmentally-sustainable technology. A great two hour tour for architecture buffs, as well as anyone with a simple interest in the buildings of Chicago. Learn about post-WWII developments and the impact of technological and zoning changes. Admire the stainless steel cladding on the Inland Steel Building, the whimsical post-modern designs of the Harold Washington Library and 190 S. LaSalle, and contemporary buildings like One South Dearborn, Blue Cross-Blue Shield and the Art Institute's Modern Wing. Isn't about time you learned a little more about the city you live in?
    Modern Architecture Walking Tour

    111 E Wacker Dr, Chicago

    • Explore the international, modern, and postmodern architectural movements that hit Chicago
    • Learn about post-WWII developments and the impact of technological and zoning changes
    • Admire the whimsical designs of famous Chicago structures
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    12 positive reviews
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    Tiffany Art Glass Landmarks Walking Tour

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    Ever hear of Tiffany Glass? Hope so. You've probably heard about their bracelets. This tour explores the art glass designed, crafted or installed by the Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company, Louis Comfort Tiffany and his contemporaries, in four late 19th Century Chicago landmarks: The Art Institute, The Marquette Building, The Chicago Cultural Center, and Macy's on State Street. Discover mosaics, lighting fixtures, vaults and domes, as well as the buildings in which they are housed, recent restoration efforts, and the history behind this dramatic art form. Become familiar with an even more luxurious side of Tiffany's.
    Tiffany Art Glass Landmarks Walking Tour

    111 E Wacker Dr, Chicago

    • Enjoy the art glass designed, crafted, or installed by the Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company
    • Explore The Art Institute, The Marquette Building, The Chicago Cultural Center, and Macy's on State Street
    • Discover mosaics, lighting fixtures, and the history behind this dramatic art form
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    Art Deco Architecture Walking Tour

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    Chicago was the place during the roaring '20s with speakeasies galore. On this walking tour, you'll discover the opulent exteriors and interiors of the Roaring '20s Jazz Deco, and the classic finishes of Art Moderne buildings. This two-hour adventure covers the period between the two World Wars, an eclectic design style composed of geometry and simplicity with vibrant colors and simple shapes that celebrate the rise of commerce and technology. This is elegant style and cool sophistication. Trace Chicago's history through Jazz Age architecture, and maybe celebrate with an Old Fashioned!
    Art Deco Architecture Walking Tour

    111 E Wacker Dr, Chicago

    • Discover the opulent exteriors and interiors of the Roaring '20s
    • Learn about the history behind the Jazz Deco movement and the classic finishes of Art Moderne buildings
    • Trace Chicago's history through this architecture
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    12 positive reviews
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    Lincoln Park and Gangster Tour

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    Before the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, Lincoln Park was home to German and Polish immigrants, but since the fire only reached the edge, it grew with the "worthy families" who had been forced out of downtown. On this guided walking tour, learn about the fascinating history of Lincoln Park, and how it has become a cultural center and youthful area with nearby DuPaul University and Notebaert Nature Center! Explore the dark side of this neighborhood beyond its beautiful scenery and collegiate history, including the bloody gang killings on Valentines Day and the capture and eventual death of the infamous Depression-era outlaw John Dillinger. Stop by at the Wise Fool's pub before ending your night with passes to the Kingston BLUES club for a fully encompassing Chi-town experience!
    Lincoln Park and Gangster Tour

    2391 N Stockton Dr, Chicago

    • Learn about the fascinating history of Lincoln Park on this informative guided walking tour
    • Explore a cultural center and youthful area of Chicago with nearby DuPaul University
    • Follow your expert guide to hear about the Valentines Day massacre and the death of the infamous John Dillinger
    • Stop by at the Wise Fool's pub, and end your night with passes to the Kingston BLUES club
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