Paint a Chicago Cityscape

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Ever wanted to paint a picture of Chicago?

We've all got a million cellphone snapshots of the city, but have ever just sat and looked out the window, then wished there had been some record of the time you spent and the thoughts you had? This is your chance.

We'll work on a Sumi ink painting directly from what we see out of the windows of a West Loop loft. The process of making brush strokes to correspond with what you're looking at with your own eyes can be a reward in itself but at the end of our three hours you'll also have a painting that you can share with others.


Prerequisites

Bring watercolor or other sturdy paper and a couple of watercolor or ink brushes. (These can be provided for an additional $10 fee, just let me know.)

Ink will be provided.

If you have different materials that you'd prefer to use for your picture please bring what you'd like.

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MORE ABOUT YOUR HOST

Dmitry Samarov is a painter and writer living in Chicago. In 2011 his illustrated memoir, "Hack: Portrait of a Chicago Cab" was published by University of Chicago Press. He has had numerous exhibitions in Chicago, New York, and Boston. His next show, "Dmitry Samarov: Bookshelf Paintings" opens at the Harold Washington Library in January, 2013. His writing and visual work has appeared in the Chicago Reader, Chicago magazine, Art:21, Gadling, and many other publications.

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Xiaorong W.
    Reviewed on 12/17/12

    This class was one of the best dabble classes I've taken. Dmitry was great! He gave us guidance but also gave us plenty of space to explore the medium on our own. Even though we were all working on our own piece he was able to create a sense of collegiality. I didn't think I was going to be able to sit still for 3 hours, but suddenly it was time to pack up. Thanks Dmitry!

    This class was one of the best dabble classes I've taken. Dmitry was great! He gave us guidance but also gave us plenty of space to explore the medium on our own. Even though we were all working on our own piece he was able to create a sense of collegiality. I didn't think I was going to be able to sit still for 3 hours, but suddenly it was time to pack up. Thanks Dmitry!

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