Classes

 

Student from Figures and Nature: Drawing and Painting 

Student from Figures and Nature: Drawing and Painting 

Students in my Picture Book Illustration Class

Students in my Picture Book Illustration Class

Student's art from Children's Picture Book Illustration Class.

Student's art from Children's Picture Book Illustration Class.

Student's art from Children's Picture Book Illustration Class.

Student's art from Children's Picture Book Illustration Class.

Voices, words & art– Zine © 2017 Michelle Kogan

Voices, words & art– Zine © 2017 Michelle Kogan

 

 

 

Fall 2017 Art Classes

Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central Street, Evanston, Il
For Registration visit: http://www.evanstonartcenter.org or call 847-475-5300

 

Figures and Nature Drawing/Painting #0158, 0159
Two – 6 Week Sessions
Starts Monday Sept 11th, 2017, 9:30 - 12:30 pm
Starts Monday Oct 23rd, 2017, 9:30 - 12:30 pm
EAC Member $210/Regular Rate: $230

Using drawing and painting mediums we’ll begin with the figure and add nature elements to your compositions. Bring in images of nature– drawn or photos. Each class will begin with warm up sketches. Instruction will focus on creating strong compositions, anatomy, materials, color, and combining figures in nature. This class will have a life model. 
All Levels, Ages 18+

Watercolors: Materials, Composition, and Technique
Two – 6 week sessions
Starts Tuesday Sept 12th, 2017 9:30-12:30 pm·#E0160A
Starts Tuesday Oct 24th, 2017 9:30-12:30 pm·#E0160B
EAC Member: $185/
Regular Rate: $205
Class focuses on creating vibrant paintings with strong compositions using watercolor tubes, and watercolor pencils. Instruction includes demos on watercolor techniques- applying transparent verses opaque watercolor, washes, and painting wet in wet.
All Levels, Ages 16 +

Children’s Picture Book Illustration ID:0153
12 – Week Class, Starts Wednesday Sept 13th, 2017
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
EAC Member: $370/Regular Rate: $390

Choose a classic children’s picture book or bring in your own picture book story and learn about making sequential scenes and creating a picture book dummy. The class will cover thumbnail layouts, storyboarding, and using a scanner and computers to create the book dummies. Bring to 1st class:
9 x 12 inch or larger sketchbook and tracing paper pad, kneaded eraser, 3 staedtler mars #3b drawing pencils, pencil sharpener, and reference materials for your picture book drawings.
All Levels, Ages 18 +

Plein Air in the City
2 – 3 Day Sessions Thursday 9:30-12:30 pm
A: Sept 28th, Oct 5th, & 12th, 2017 #9005A; B: Oct 19th, 26th, &
Nov 2nd, 2017 #9005B
EAC Member $90 /Non-member $110

We’ll Draw/paint inside/outside garden venues, in and outside the city including the Lincoln Park Conservatory, Lurie Garden, and others.  Work in watercolors and watercolor pencils, drawing mediums, or acrylics. Focus includes instruction on creating quick thumbnail sketches, composition, and color. Materials: small sketchbook, Staedtler #3b pencils, kneaded eraser, also see posted list for all materials.
All Levels, Ages 18+ 

Create A Zine #0211
4 – Week Class Meets: Friday Oct 6th, 13th, 20th, & 27th.

9:30 am – 12:30 pm
EAC Member: $125/Non-member: $145

Zines are mini magazines that are self-published–using copy machines, having a specific focus. Many zine’s contain art, writing-poetry, short stories, and book/movie reviews. When you’ve discovered your topic gather material for your zine: poetry, writing, and art. When researching make sure you look for images/writing in the “Public Domain.”
Format: 8.5 x 11 inch paper-folded in half to make 5.5 x 8.5 inch pages, stapled on side. 
All Levels, Ages 11– Adult 

Pen & Ink & Dr. Martin Watercolor #9026
SaturdayOct 14th, 2017 9:30 am – 4:00pm
Create studies and one finished piece using dip pens, micron pens, brush pens, and Dr. Martin watercolors. The instructor will provide a still life, or you can bring in still life material. A material list will be posted.

Skill Level: All Levels Ages 18+, EAC Member $135/Non-member $155