TBA (to be announced). Please check back for upates.

Weekday Classes

Dates: No sessions for Fall 2021; TBA Jan./Feb. 2022.
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 noon                                                                                  Tuition: TBA

Saturday Classes

Dates: Sept. 11 – Oct. 30, 2021 (8 classes)                                                                  Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.                                                                                       Tuition: $290                                

Please note: no class on Holiday weekends.

Combined Saturday and Wednesday Classes: For enrollment in both Saturday and (when offered) weekday classes, combined tuition is discounted.

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

Studio Location
1316 Sherman Avenue, Suite 216, Evanston, IL 60201 – just north of Dempster on the west side of the el tracks. The Dempster el/CTA station is right around the corner.

Deadline & Cancellation Policy
Registration deadline is Aug. 1 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 the deadline. Cancellations for a full refund are available until Aug. 30. Please Note: No refunds will be given after that date. If the minimum enrollment is not reached by registration deadline, the class may be cancelled. 

An eagerness to learn and your own art supplies. People of all ability levels are welcome. Due to the small space, all students must confirm their status as fully vaccinated against COVID. Currently masks will be worn in class.

Course Description
Mr. Halstead explains basic methods of drawing and painting in a “nuts and bolts” manner and with the goal of helping 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 richard@halsteadportraits.com or by phone (847) 869-6560. (You can fill out form below online, but must print out to submit by mail with your check.)

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    **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: 6 students/class.