Registrations Open for my Spring Art Classes


Registrations open for my
SPRING Art Classes:
at the Evanston Art Center
Classes Start March 22, 2016

Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central Street, Evanston, Il
For Registration visit: or call 847-475-5300

Watercolors: Materials, Composition, and Technique
2 – Five week sessions
Tuesday March 22 – April 19, 2016 #E0160A
Tuesday April 26 – May 24, 2016 #E0160B
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
EAC Member: $150/Regular Rate: $170
Create vibrant paintings focusing on composition and technique. Covering the use of transparent verses opaque watercolor, washes, and painting wet in wet. Class will include instruction on different watercolor mediums including tubes, pencils, and cakes.
All Levels, Ages 16 + 

Children’s Picture Book Illustration ID:0153
Starts Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Ten-week class 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
EAC Member: $295/Regular Rate: $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. In class we’ll cover creating 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 +

Figure Painting with Wet Media:  #0158
Starts Thursday March 24, 2016
10-Week class, 9:30 am- 12:30 pm
EAC Member $335/Regular Rate: $355
Paint in oil, acrylic, watercolor or inks. Each class will begin with warm up sketches using drawing or painting mediums. Instruction will focus on creating strong compositions, anatomy, materials and use of color. This class will have a model each session.
All Levels, Ages 18+ 

Pens, Watercolor Pencils, & Dr. Martin Concentrated Watercolor Workshop #9026
May 21, 2016, Saturday, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
EAC Member: $135/Non-member: $155
Create a series of small pen and watercolor pencil sketches, and one large art piece. Complete the art with Dr. Martin concentrated watercolors, regular watercolors and pens. Bring in still life material and references to make your own unique composition. The instructor will also set up a still life that can be used. A material list will be posted.
All Levels,  Ages 18+ 

Above: Eucalyptus, Friend or Foe, © 2016 Michelle Kogan, brush pen, watercolors, Dr. Martin watercolors, and watercolor pencils.

About Michelle Kogan Art, Illustration, & Writing

Michelle Kogan is an artist, illustrator, instructor, and writer, creating colorful allegorical figure, flora and fauna paintings and children's illustrations, which have a sensitivity to endangered species, and the environment. She is an art instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Evanston Art Center and offers Plein Air Painting Workshops at nature venues in the Chicago area including the Lincoln Park Conservatory, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and Lurie Gardens at Millennium Park. Visit her online Etsy Shop at: and her website:
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