Top Courses at Evanston Art Center

Find the perfect course for you at Evanston Art Center. We’ve selected 84 of Evanston Art Center’s most popular courses. View the course catalog at coursehorse.com

  • Oil Painting Discussion and Critique

    This online Oil Painting Discussion and Critique course is a great opportunity to learn from a professional artist and receive qualified feedback on your work. Participants will discuss their painting projects, receive feedback, and work together to explore and understand various body-of-work development and practice techniques. This is a great way to get suggestions and advice to improve your oil painting skills.

    Locations:
    • Live Online
    • $205
    • 12 Hours
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    • All Levels
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  • Highschool: Darkroom Photography

    In this class, high schoolers will learn how to use the darkroom to process traditional black-and-white film and develop silver gelatin prints. They will be further taught how to make contact and enlargements, and how to critically assess a photograph's composition. From exposure to print mounting, every aspect of the process will be covered.

    Locations:
    • Chicago
    • $370
    • 15 Hours
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    • Beginner
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  • Intro to Digital Photography

    This introductory digital photography course will help participants develop fundamental skills in understanding lighting, composition, and image exposure. Through interactive lessons and practical exercises, they will learn how to take beautiful photos with a digital camera. Participants will also explore helpful editing techniques and explore the basics of digital image processing.

    Locations:
    • Chicago
    • $370
    • 15 Hours
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    • Beginner
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  • Enameling: Glass on Metal

    This introductory enameling class will provide participants with all the essential tools and techniques to create beautiful jewelry pieces. Students will learn how to fuse and set the glass on copper, as well as how to use patinas and texture tools, allowing for maximum creative expression. Guidance and individual help from the professional instructor will be provided throughout the course.

    Locations:
    • Chicago
    • $360
    • 36 Hours
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    • All Levels
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  • Forming and Construction for Jewelry and Objects

    Learn the basics of jewelry and object-making in this hands-on course. Students will have the opportunity to work with tools and techniques for constructing original earrings, necklaces, and other forms from design concept to completion. Participants will learn metal forming, cold connections, casting, and finishing techniques.

    Locations:
    • Chicago
    • $275
    • 36 Hours
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    • Intermediate
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  • Intermediate/Advanced Jewelry

    This intermediate/advanced jewelry course offered in Chicago is perfect for those who already have experience in jewelry crafting and want to take their skills to the next level. Participants will learn how to design and create more intricate and detailed pieces of jewelry, with advanced soldering, saw piercing, and various metalsmithing techniques being taught. This in-depth course will provide the knowledge and expertise to create truly beautiful jewelry.

    Locations:
    • Chicago
    • $360
    • 36 Hours
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    • Intermediate
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  • Metalsmithing Techniques for Jewelry

    In this metalsmithing course, participants will explore the basics of soldering, etching, patina, fabrication, and texturing. Learn the history and techniques of metalsmithing while acquiring hands-on experience in the workshop. Enjoy mastering form and design to create engaging and one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces.

    Locations:
    • Chicago
    • $405
    • 30 Hours
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    • All Levels
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  • Adaptive Ceramics

    This pottery and ceramics class provides hands-on instruction for beginners and experienced skilled potters alike with the opportunity to work with clay and learn techniques such as pinch, coil building, and sculpting. Participants will gain insight into glazing techniques and explore surface decoration. Through the guidance of experienced instructors, the class is designed to develop skills at any level.

    Locations:
    • Chicago
    • $520
    • 25 Hours
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    • All Levels
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  • Advanced/Intermediate Wheel Throwing

    This advanced-intermediate wheel throwing class teaches participants intermediate and advanced techniques for making ceramic pieces on a pottery wheel. Students will learn principles such as centering clay, making basic shapes, trimming, and glazing. With personalized instruction, they will gain a fundamental understanding of the wheel throwing process.

    Locations:
    • Chicago
    • $570
    • 36 Hours
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    • Intermediate
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  • Beginning Wheel Throwing

    This pottery class is an introduction to beginning wheel throwing and is suitable for all levels. It is a hands-on program where participants learn the basics of how the wheel operates, as well as pottery techniques such as centering, trimming, and glazing. With practice, participants can create their own unique and beautiful pieces of pottery.

    Locations:
    • Chicago
    • $570
    • 36 Hours
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    • Beginner
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  • Beginning/Intermediate Wheel Throwing

    Participants in this pottery wheel throwing course can expect to learn fundamental techniques such as centering clay on the wheel and mastering basic forms, as well as how to trim and finish their work. With instruction from an experienced professional and the opportunity to practice wheel throwing, participants will hone their pottery skills.

    Locations:
    • Chicago
    • $570
    • 36 Hours
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    • Beginner
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  • Pinch, Slab, Coil: Ceramic Handbuilding

    Gain the skills you need to form unique and creative ceramic pieces. In this course, participants will learn the fundamentals of hand building with basic techniques such as pinch, coil, and slab construction. With guidance from a knowledgeable instructor, explore clay and practice surface decorations to achieve beautiful results with pottery projects.

    Locations:
    • Chicago
    • $295
    • 36 Hours
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    • All Levels
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  • Basic Woodworking for Adults

    This introductory woodworking class offers participants an overview of the basics of woodworking. They'll learn about tools and different woodworking techniques, and practice by making their basic woodworking projects. Experienced instructors will guide participants through the entire process, from design to final assembly.

    Locations:
    • Chicago
    • $570
    • 36 Hours
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    • Beginner
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  • Intermediate Woodturning for Adults

    In this intermediate woodturning class, participants will have the opportunity to expand their woodturning skills and increase their knowledge of the tools and processes. Participants will learn new techniques such as spindle and faceplate turning, wood selection, and proper sharpening of tools. Participants will also learn about the versatility of finishes and ways to embellish their projects.

    Locations:
    • Chicago
    • $295
    • 18 Hours
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    • Intermediate
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  • Intermediate Woodworking for Adults

    This Intermediate Woodworking course is suitable for adults who already have basic knowledge of woodworking. It will focus on developing and enhancing skills, as well as learning new techniques in the workshop, with projects including furniture making, chair caning, and more. Participants will develop proficiency in using woodworking tools, applying wood finishes, and enhancing their working accuracy with materials.

    Locations:
    • Chicago
    • $570
    • 36 Hours
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    • Intermediate
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  • Intro to Woodturning for Adults

    This woodworking course offers a comprehensive introduction to woodturning, helping participants build fundamental skills such as safely using equipment and tools, preparing wood material, and using various finishes. It also covers techniques such as faceplate turning, hollow forms, spindle turning, thread cutting, and split turning.

    Locations:
    • Chicago
    • $295
    • 18 Hours
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    • Beginner
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  • Contemporary Embroidery (Ages 16+)

    In this specialized program, students aged 16 and above gain the opportunity to learn the intricacies of contemporary embroidery. The subject matter moves beyond traditional boundaries, introducing learners to a range of techniques such as French knots, cross-stitch, and blanket stitch. Students will be facilitated to apply these techniques to create their own unique embroidery art design, perfecting their skills.

    Locations:
    • Chicago
    • $495
    • 36 Hours
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    • Beginner
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  • Painting Studio

    This painting studio course, offered in Chicago, guides participants through the creative process of painting, allowing them to improve and experiment with their artistic abilities. The course covers different techniques, helping individuals refine their style. It is suitable for all levels, ensuring that each participant can grow and learn at their own pace.

    Locations:
    • Chicago
    • $505
    • 12 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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    • Intermediate
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  • Intaglio Printmaking

    In this specialized course, students will delve into the art of Intaglio printmaking, a technique where the image is incised into a surface. Various methods such as etching, drypoint, engraving, and aquatint will be explored, allowing participants to create their own unique prints. The hands-on instruction ensures learners gain essential skills to further their understanding and artistic abilities.

    Locations:
    • Chicago
    • $505
    • 12 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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    • Intermediate
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  • The Figure: Real or Imagined (Ages 16+)

    This course offers an encompassing study of form and structure in the practice of figurative sculpture. Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of methods to capture figures realistically or abstractly using clay, enhancing their ability to extract and create from perceptions and vision. Instruction will cover the use of proper tools and methods, anatomical proportions, and observational techniques drawn from live models, emphasizing both technique and individual creative expression.

    Locations:
    • Chicago
    • $560
    • 12 Weeks, 3 hr/wk
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    • All Levels
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