Classes

Student from Figures & Nature: Drawing & Painting Class.

Student from Figures & Nature: Drawing & Painting Class.

Student from Figures & Nature: Drawing & Painting Class.

Student from Figures & Nature: Drawing & Painting Class.

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Students from my Picture Book Illustration Class

Students from my Picture Book Illustration Class

Student thumbnail storyboard from Picture Book Illustration Class

Student thumbnail storyboard from 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.

 

 

 

Spring 2019 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
5 week Starts Monday April 1st, 2019
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
4 week Starts Monday May 6th, 2019
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

5 week EAC Member $195/Non-member: $210
4 week EAC Member $155/Non-member: $175

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 #E0160A, #E0160B
5 week Starts Tuesday April 2nd, 2019
9:30 am - 12:30

4 week Starts Tuesday May 7th, 2019
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

5 week EAC Member $165/Non-member: $185
4 week EAC Member $135/Non-member: $165

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 ;and critiques .
All Levels, Ages 16 +

 

Children’s Picture Book Illustration – 9 Week Class #0153
Starts Wednesday April 3rd, 2019
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

EAC Member$295/Non-member $315
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+

Poetry and Art # 0321 & 0322
Starts Thursday, April 4th, 2019, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Starts Thursday, May 9th, 2019, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
5 week EAC Member $165/Non-member $185
4 week
EAC Member $135/Non-member $165
The link between poetry and art is ripe for exploration in this class we will write ekphrastic poetry–poems written and inspired by works of art, which may include skinny, haiku, tanka, cherita, limerick, list, golden shovel, and concrete. Looking at current EAC exhibitions and images of works of art you share, we will create both poems inspired by art and sketches inspired by poetry. Bring to class: writing journal/sketchbook, pencils, and erasers, Japanese bamboo watercolor brushes, permanent India ink.
All Levels Ages 16+

Pen & Ink & Watercolor #0163 & 0187
5 week Starts Friday, April 5th, 2019
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

4 week Starts Friday, May 10th, 2019
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

5 week EAC Member $165/Non-member $185
4 week EAC
Member $135/Non-member $165
Using still life and reference material students will create drawings and paintings using a variety of pens–dip pens, micron pens, brush pens; watercolors, Dr. Martin Watercolors, and brushes, on various papers. See posted list for materials. All Levels, Ages 16+,

 

Pen & Ink & Dr. Martin Watercolor Workshop #9026
1 All Day Workshop, Saturday, May 25th, 2019 
9:30 am – 4:00 pm

EAC Member $120/Non-memger $140
Using still life and reference material students will create drawings and paintings using a variety of pens–dip pens, micron pens, brush pens; watercolors, Dr. Martin Watercolors, and brushes, on various papers. See posted list for materials. All Levels, Ages 18+

Poetry and Art Workshop #9011
Saturday, May 25th, 2019, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

EAC Member $70/Non-member $90
The link between poetry and art is ripe for exploration–In this workshop we will write and use ekphrastic poetry–poems written and inspired by works of art, as a departure point for your poems. Some of the poetic forms we'll review may include skinny, haiku, tanka, and cherita. We’ll look at contemporary and  historical art, and images of art you share, we will create both poems inspired by art and sketches inspired by poetry. Bring to class: writing journal/sketchbook, pencils, and erasers, watercolors, watercolor or regular inks, watercolor ink, brushes, pen holders & nibs. All Levels, Ages 16+

Amber's Pond, watercolor and watercolor pencil, © Michelle Kogan 2018.

Amber's Pond, watercolor and watercolor pencil, © Michelle Kogan 2018.

Western Pond Turtle, endangered species, pen and ink, and watercolor, © 2018.

Western Pond Turtle, endangered species, pen and ink, and watercolor, © 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 15th, 2018
9:30-12:30 pm

Member Rate: $165 /Regular Rate: $185
Using still life and reference material students will create drawings and paintings using a variety of pens–dip pens, micron pens, brush pens; watercolors, Dr. Martin Watercolors, and brushes, on a various different papers. See posted list for materials.
Ages 16+ 

Pen & Ink & Dr. Martin Watercolor #9026
1 Day Workshop, Saturday April 7th, 2018
9:30 am – 4:00pm

Member Rate $100/Regular Rate $120
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+

Plein Air in the City #9005
2 Day Workshop, Saturday May 10th and May 17th, 2018
9:30 am – 12:30pm

Member Rate $95/Regular Rate $115
Draw and paint inside or outside the Lincoln Park Conservatory and the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Work in watercolors and watercolor pencils, drawing mediums, or acrylics. Focus includes instruction on creating quick thumbnail sketches, composition, and color.
Skill Level: All Levels 18+