Saturday Classes
Dates: April 7 – June 30
Please note: class does not meet on Saturday May 26 due to Memorial Day Weekend.
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Tuition: $420 (12 classes)

Thursday Classes
Dates: April 5 – June 28
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Tuition: $455 (13 classes)

Combined Saturday and Thursday Classes
For enrollment in both Saturday and Thursday classes, combined tuition is discounted to $825.

Please print and complete the form below. Write a check for the full tuition payable to Richard Halstead. Mail both to Richard Halstead 3320 Culver St., Evanston, IL 60201.

Studio Location
1563 Sherman Avenue, Second Floor, Evanston, IL 60201

Deadline & Cancellation Policy
Registration deadline is March 28 but capacity may be reached prior to that date. To guarantee your space please enroll as soon as possible. (Additional students may be enrolled on a space-available basis after March 28.)  Cancellations for a full refund are available until the day before your first class is due to begin (April 6 cancellation deadline for Saturday classes and April 4 cancellation deadline for Thursday classes). No refunds will be given after that date.

Make-Up Classes
Make-up classes are available, if space permits, during the same term in which the classes were missed. Students who observe religious holidays requiring an absence from a scheduled class may deduct the cost of that class ($35/class for spring 2018 classes) from their tuition. Please note on your check if you take a holiday deduction. Deductions are not offered for any other reason.

An eagerness to learn and your own art supplies. People of all ability levels are welcome.

Course Description
Mr. Halstead explains basic methods of drawing and painting in a “nuts and bolts” manner with the understanding that he can help each student tailor-make a hybrid method that suits the student’s natural way of working. In one-on-one conversations and occasional, brief class lectures, Mr. Halstead guides students in the use of tonal values (the gray scale) to create the illusion of form and space as well as balanced, effective compositions. He also teaches color in a practical rather than theoretical manner, providing basic color combinations for flesh, instruction in the manipulation of warm and cool colors in relation to each other, and information about how colors interact when they are mixed. Students work from models.

For More Information
Contact Richard Halstead at or by phone 847-869-6560. (You can fill out form below online, but must print out to submit by mail.)

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 Morning Class


 Morning Class

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 Oils** Pastels Drawing Media


**Due to the prevalence of chemical sensitivities and the enclosed nature of the classroom, Damar varnish, cobalt driers, turpentine, and all other thinners except Turpenoid are prohibited.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Enrollment closes when classes are full. Capacity: 12 students/class.