Sketch Class: The Value of Light and Dark

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Six Saturdays
January 20-February 24

Multi-session sketch classes offer the chance to draw in the museum's galleries under the guidance of experienced instructors. All materials will be provided.

Artists use value, or light and dark to create mood, enliven their compositions, or to tell stories. Inspired by the Art Institute’s collection, this class examines different approaches to value scales from Chiaroscuro and "Notan" drawings.

Click here to see all upcoming sketch classes and workshops. For additional information, please call (312) 443-3680 or email Classes are recommended for ages 16 and up.

Although all levels are welcome, participants in this particular course may find it helpful to have some experience with drawing.

To request an accessibility accommodation for an Art Institute program, please call (312) 443-3680 or send an e-mail to as far in advance as possible.

Please see the museum’s Accessibility page for more information.


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