10 years x 10 classes - Chicago Schedule

10 years 10 classes

** Registration will open on March 15, 2017 **

Link to Registration site (bookwhen.com).

A. Little stories: Up Close and Personal

Date Class Title Instructor Cost
1 12:00 pm
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Putting an Idea or Feeling into a Sketch
Focusing on what has drawn us to the scene, we can try to express these ideas or feelings in sketch form, creating a little story.
Fred Polito $10
2 12:00 pm
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Capturing a Little Story: Animals
We'll learn strategies to sketch animals in the relatively controlled environment of zoo enclosures. Participants will gain appreciation for capturing the likeness, character and personality of animals. Participants will also learn to work with powdered graphite.
Deidre Fox $30
3 12:00 pm
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Details, Ornaments and Objects, Oh My!
The class will visit one iconic building or space in Chicago and focus on the smaller elements of that building. Learn how the use of color pencils, blending, in combination with graphite or pen can enrich your sketches.
Mark Jones $30
4 12:00 pm
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Personalities of Urban Vehicles
How to look for hidden clues that may reveal the personality of the car (and maybe the driver,) creating the building blocks for a little story by constructing vehicle sketches.
Wes Douglas $30

 B. Medium stories: Expanding the View

Date Class Title Instructor Cost
5 10:00 am
Saturday, May 13, 2017
How to Sketch like an Architect
(6 hour class) The sketching will focus on interesting buildings and urban vistas on the Chicago River Walk.
Joel Berman $90
6 12:00 pm
Saturday, May 20, 2017
The Fear is Real: Sketching Humans
The human figure is complex and can be downright frustrating, especially when they're in motion or they leave their spots. We will try to overcome that fear by discussing and learning practical ways of sketching people in an urban setting.
Jingo de la Rosa $40
7 12:00 pm
Saturday, May 27, 2017
ArchiSketch: Lincoln Park Zoo & Garden
This workshop will focus on the late 19th and early 20th century architecture and social aspects of visiting Lincoln Park Zoo and Garden and its ongoing preservation for future generations.
Joann Sandy $35

C. Great stories: The Big Picture

Date Class Title Instructor Cost
8 12:00 pm
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Sketching the World, from Your Perspective
We each have a unique story to tell because we each see the world around us from our own unique point of view (and perspective). This workshop simplifies linear perspective techniques into easy to master, practical methods for building a sketch from the ground up.
Andrew Banks $45
9 12:00 pm
Saturday, June 10, 2017
City in Motion
This class will focus on creating energetic sketches of lively urban spaces without and eraser.
Lisa Flahive $30
10 12:00 pm
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Team Sketching in the City
Team Sketching will be an exploration of scale using little stories to create a great story.
Peggy Condon $25

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  1. What time will registration open on the 15th? Can't wait!

    1. 10 A.M. Chicago time! We're excited. too!