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Drawing & Painting

Lillstreet offers courses in a broad spectrum of 2 dimensional media, from watercolor to printmaking. Beginning classes introduce students to the study of visual arts, and encourage the development of technical skill and personal creativity. Advanced students will refine their skill, enabling their own artistic vision while encouraging their dedication to studio practice.

Drop-in model sessions are offered every Wednesday and Sunday through out the year. Please see below for a full description. Drop-in sessions for July 6 & 9 are canceled. Regular sessions resume July 13.
 

Check out the Painting department Blog for up to date information!

 

Summer classes begin the weeks of June 16 and July 21


See a drawing class in action by watching the video below.

Painting Department from Lillstreet Art Center on Vimeo.



Creative Retreats - July 01, 2014 - November 16, 2014

RETREATS

Asian Ink Painting (1 Day)

LAC Members $95.00 / Non-Members $100.00

Intuitive Collage (1 Day)

LAC Members $95.00 / Non-Members $100.00

Summer 2014 - June 16, 2014 - August 24, 2014

BEGINNER/ADVANCED BEGINNER

First Time Drawing into Painting (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $170.00 / Non-Members $175.00

Beginning Painting (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $170.00 / Non-Members $175.00

Beginning Painting (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $320.00 / Non-Members $330.00

Beginning to Intermediate Watercolor (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $320.00 / Non-Members $330.00

Figure and Portrait Drawing & Painting Foundation (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $320.00 / Non-Members $330.00

Introduction to Watercolor (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $170.00 / Non-Members $175.00

Beginning Drawing (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $170.00 / Non-Members $175.00

Introduction to Painting Techniques (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $170.00 / Non-Members $175.00

Introduction to Portrait Drawing (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $170.00 / Non-Members $175.00

Introduction To The Portrait And Figure (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $170.00 / Non-Members $175.00

MULTILEVEL (ADVANCED BEGINNER TO ADVANCED)

Introduction to Pastels (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $170.00 / Non-Members $175.00

Collage (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $320.00 / Non-Members $330.00

Create Your Own Comic (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $170.00 / Non-Members $175.00

Color Theory and Practice for Painters (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $170.00 / Non-Members $175.00

Oil Painting (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $170.00 / Non-Members $175.00

Landscape Painting (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $320.00 / Non-Members $330.00

Encaustic Painting (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $170.00 / Non-Members $175.00

Drawing as Meditation and Improvisation (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $170.00 / Non-Members $175.00

Drop-In Figure Drawing (3 Hours)

LAC Members $20.00 / Non-Members $20.00

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

Exploring Chicago En Plein Air (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $320.00 / Non-Members $330.00

Problem Solving For Oil Painters (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $320.00 / Non-Members $330.00

The Portrait and Costumed Figure (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $320.00 / Non-Members $330.00

Drawing And Painting The Nude Figure (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $320.00 / Non-Members $330.00

Alla Prima Painting (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $320.00 / Non-Members $330.00

Solvent Free Oil Painting (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $320.00 / Non-Members $330.00

Intermediate Portraiture (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $320.00 / Non-Members $330.00

The Figure in Context (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $170.00 / Non-Members $175.00

Abstract Painting Studio (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $170.00 / Non-Members $175.00

Painting the Figure Alla Prima (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $170.00 / Non-Members $175.00

FOR EVERYONE

How to Photograph Artwork (4 Weeks)

LAC Members $160.00 / Non-Members $165.00

Fall 2014 - September 08, 2014 - November 16, 2014

BEGINNER/ADVANCED BEGINNER

First Time Drawing into Painting (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $170.00 / Non-Members $175.00

Introduction to Painting Techniques (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $170.00 / Non-Members $175.00

Beginning Drawing (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $170.00 / Non-Members $175.00

Introduction to Watercolor (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $170.00 / Non-Members $175.00

Beginning to Intermediate Watercolor (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $320.00 / Non-Members $330.00

Beginning Painting (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $320.00 / Non-Members $330.00

Beginning Painting (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $170.00 / Non-Members $175.00

Introduction To The Portrait And Figure (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $170.00 / Non-Members $175.00

Fundamentals of the Figure & Portrait (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $320.00 / Non-Members $330.00

MULTILEVEL (ADVANCED BEGINNER TO ADVANCED)

Drop-In Figure Drawing (3 Hours)

LAC Members $20.00 / Non-Members $20.00

The Spirit of Brush and Pen (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $320.00 / Non-Members $330.00

Landscape Painting (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $320.00 / Non-Members $330.00

Collage (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $320.00 / Non-Members $330.00

Practicial Anatomy (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $170.00 / Non-Members $175.00

Encaustic Painting (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $170.00 / Non-Members $175.00

Oil Painting (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $170.00 / Non-Members $175.00

Color Theory and Practice for Painters (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $170.00 / Non-Members $175.00

Create Your Own Comic (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $170.00 / Non-Members $175.00

Introduction to Pastels (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $170.00 / Non-Members $175.00

Botanical Illustration (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $320.00 / Non-Members $330.00

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

Abstract Painting Studio (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $170.00 / Non-Members $175.00

Painting the Figure Alla Prima (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $320.00 / Non-Members $330.00

The Figure in Context (5 Weeks)

LAC Members $170.00 / Non-Members $175.00

Advanced Drawing: Drawing to Interpret the Form (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $320.00 / Non-Members $330.00

Intermediate Portraiture (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $320.00 / Non-Members $330.00

Alla Prima Painting (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $320.00 / Non-Members $330.00

Drawing And Painting The Nude Figure (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $320.00 / Non-Members $330.00

The Portrait and Costumed Figure (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $320.00 / Non-Members $330.00

Problem Solving For Oil Painters (10 Weeks)

LAC Members $320.00 / Non-Members $330.00

FOR EVERYONE

Successfully Sell on Etsy (1 Day)

LAC Members $70.00 / Non-Members $75.00