CHICAGO
ART
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Understanding Portraits

Understanding Portraits

Saturday 27 July
N Clark Street - 10am - 2 Hours
Geanina Zaharia
Discover the magic of portraiture in our "Understanding Portraits Art" class! Whether you're a budding artist or an eager enthusiast, this class is your gateway to mastering the art of capturing likeness and expression. Get ready to unleash your creativity as we delve into techniques that bring faces to life. Don't forget to bring your basic art materials – we'll provide the inspiration! Book your spot now and embark on a journey of artistic discovery. Detailed event information awaits upon confirmation.
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$47      
Mastering the Basics: Fundamentals of Composition Art

Mastering the Basics: Fundamentals of Composition Art

Saturday 21 September
N Clark Street - 10am - 2 Hours
Geanina Zaharia
Unlock the secrets to stunning artwork in our "Fundamentals of Composition Art" class! Perfect for beginners and enthusiasts alike, this class will guide you through the essentials of composition, teaching you how to arrange elements in your artwork to create balance, harmony, and visual impact. With hands-on exercises and expert tips, you'll learn to see your art in a whole new light. Don't forget to bring your basic art materials and get ready to transform your creative vision into breathtaking compositions. Book your spot now, and we'll send you all the details upon confirmation!
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$47      
Step-by-Step Portrait Drawing

Step-by-Step Portrait Drawing

Saturday 28 September
N Clark Street - 10am - 2 Hours
Geanina Zaharia
Step into the world of artistry with our "Step-by-Step Portrait Drawing" class! Whether you're a novice or a dedicated enthusiast, this class is designed to unlock your talent for capturing faces with precision and flair. Guided by expert instructors, you'll learn essential techniques and step-by-step methods to create stunning portraits. Grab your basic art materials and join us for an inspiring journey into the art of portraiture. Reserve your spot today and uncover the secrets to bringing faces to life on paper. Detailed event information will be shared upon booking confirmation.
book now
$47      

Step-by-Step Portrait Drawing

Step-by-Step Portrait Drawing

Saturday 12 October
N Clark Street - 10am - 2 Hours
Geanina Zaharia
Step into the world of artistry with our "Step-by-Step Portrait Drawing" class! Whether you're a novice or a dedicated enthusiast, this class is designed to unlock your talent for capturing faces with precision and flair. Guided by expert instructors, you'll learn essential techniques and step-by-step methods to create stunning portraits. Grab your basic art materials and join us for an inspiring journey into the art of portraiture. Reserve your spot today and uncover the secrets to bringing faces to life on paper. Detailed event information will be shared upon booking confirmation.
book now
$47      
Mastering the Basics: Fundamentals of Composition Art

Mastering the Basics: Fundamentals of Composition Art

Saturday 02 November
N Clark Street - 10am - 2 Hours
Geanina Zaharia
Dive into the world of composition with our "Mastering the Basics: Fundamentals of Composition Art" class! Perfect for beginners and art enthusiasts, this class will teach you how to create visually stunning and balanced artworks. With fun, hands-on exercises and expert guidance, you'll learn how to arrange elements to create harmony and impact in your art. Bring your basic art materials and get ready to elevate your creative skills. Reserve your spot now, and we'll send you all the event details upon confirmation!
book now
$47      
Portrait Perfection: Drawing Techniques for Beginners

Portrait Perfection: Drawing Techniques for Beginners

Saturday 23 November
N Clark Street - 10am - 2 Hours
Geanina Zaharia
Join us for "Portrait Perfection: Drawing Techniques for Beginners," where you'll learn to capture the essence of a face with confidence and skill! Perfect for both beginners and enthusiasts, this class will guide you through essential techniques to create lifelike and expressive portraits. With expert tips and step-by-step instructions, you'll be amazed at how quickly your skills improve. Bring your basic art materials and get ready for a fun, creative journey. Reserve your spot today, and we'll send you all the event details upon confirmation!
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$47      

ABOUT CHICAGO
ART
GROUP
Come along to our meetups to improve your art in a relaxed and social atmosphere, and under the guidance of a professional instructor. Complete beginners to experienced artists all welcome.

Our 2 hour meetups are held in a different location each time, usually outdoors.

Bring your own materials which can be anything from pencils or pastels, to watercolour or oils.

If you are a complete beginner all you need to start are a couple of good drawing pencils, a rubber, and a drawing pad.

Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to experienced artists. The instructor is there to help everyone.

The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

Join the Facebook Group here to share your art and enjoy the art of other locals.

You can also subscribe here to receive notifications of upcoming events.

Our meetups and classes are limited to a max of 12 people
REVIEWS
Zaharia Geanina was really good sharing her knowledge, explaining clear and showing a lot of patience while providing instruction. I will definitely recommend her classes.
5/5
Marcela
2024-03-13
Very informative!
5/5
Kathleen
2024-02-18
ARTISTS
Geanina Zaharia
I'm a Romanian artist who loves creation, imagination, colors, peace, and beauty in art. I have studied different techniques of arts throughout years such as illustrations, portraits, art compositions, traditional techniques (pencil, ink, painting), digital techniques (2D illustration, graphic design), and also 3d modeling and animation in Autodesk Maya for my art degree. Now I'm trying to find my own path and create something beautiful using all information I learned these years!
My focus is at the moment to graphite pencil portrait drawings and realism, this is what I did in the last two years and still working in this area.

Geanina Zaharia is available for private bookings

PHOTOS
Chicago Art Group
2023-10-09
Chicago Art Group
2024-06-14
Title or Location: Somewhere in Chicago land
Oil on stretched canvas 24 x 36 inches.
Credit: Edelweiss Cobblestone
Facebook: Edelweiss Cobblestone
Instagram: @edelweiss_cobblestone
Brisbane Art Group
2024-07-22

Chicago Art Group
2024-06-01
Title or Location: Jane Goodall, portrait
Jane Goodall is a 90 years old pioneer in the study of chimpanzees in Tanzania, Africa when she arrived in 1960. To understand and gain trust in understanding of everyday chimpanzee behavior she used different methods including spending time in the trees and eating their foods. Dr, Jane Goodall found that chimpanzees have emotions, use tools and eat meatIn 1977, she founded the Jane Goodall Institute to support the research in Gombe and scale up the protection of chimpanzees in their habita
Credit: Geanina
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zaharia.geanina.5
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zahariageaninamaria/?hl=en
Tampa Art Group
2024-07-22
Chicago Art Group
2024-05-27
Title or Location: Autumn breeze
On a beautiful afternoon my wife and I were walking around the neighborhood when I got distracted photographing some trees, then after looking around I suddenly discovered where she was seating on the grass by the pond and the cold breeze dancing with the leaves around her. It was so simple yet beautiful and elegant image.
Credit: Jose F Bolet
Facebook: Jose Francisco Bomet
Instagram: Boletjose

Tampa Art Group
2024-07-22
Chicago Art Group
2024-05-17
Title or Location: David with the Head of Goliath
Oil on canvas 6.5 ft. X 4.5 ft.
Credit: Edelweiss Cobblestone
Facebook: Edelweiss Cobblestone
Instagram: @edelweiss_cobblestone
Melbourne Art Group
2024-07-08

Chicago Art Group
2024-05-11
Title or Location: Italian Countryside
When I first got my condo I saw this space above my bathtub as the perfect place to create a mural. I wanted the tile in the mural and other elements to blend with the tile above the tub. I am also partial to arches so I wanted to incorporate that along with wisteria as purple is my favorite color. I wanted to create a fantasy country scene that I could enjoy for many years. This mural was painted in 2008. I also painted an arched palladium window above the door and have arched mirrors above the
Credit: Glenn Wheeler
Instagram: glennartinc
Orlando Art Group
2024-07-01
Chicago Art Group
2024-05-05
Title or Location: Yellow flowers
I really like to draw flowers, especially those that grow in my garden. These flowers are painted with yellow paint, color of warmth and kindness.
Credit: Tetiana Vytiaglovska
Facebook: Tetiana Vytiaglovska
Instagram: tetiana.vytiaglovska

Orlando Art Group
2024-07-01
Basingstoke Art Group
2024-07-23
Title or Location: Moroccan rugs and cushions.
This is a gouache painting on watercolour paper and measures 6x4ins. Our theme in art class was Moroccan markets and this particular scene offered colour, architecture and sunshine without the heaving masses. I shall attempt a crowded scene next time.
Credit: Paul Crosby
Fort Myers Art Group
2024-07-22
Title or Location: And so, my love
I have had some luck with abstracts in the past, but got away from them when pet commissions and nature-oriented subjects filled my days. Recently, however, I found myself looking for something different, and I was inspired to get back to this very different way of painting. I'm having fun again! This is one of a series that is coming together, interpreting the emotions of love and longing. I hope you enjoy it, and will check out my web site, and perhaps join my mailing list! LeePerrault.com
Credit: Lee Perrault
Facebook: LeePerraultPaints
Instagram: @perraultlee

Buffalo Art Group
2024-07-22
Title or Location: Heartache
This is the third of my abstracts in what I'm hoping will be a series called "A Woman's Life". I'm trying to express emotions through the composition, colors and the attitude of the subject. This is a very challenging project but I'm seriously enjoying it and I hope that other people will enjoy viewing what I come up with.
Credit: Cynthia Chapman
Facebook: c2 artistry
Instagram: cynthia.chapman.583
Colorado Springs Art Group
2024-07-22
Title or Location: Kingfisher Pastel Drawing
Kingfisher on a Branch. Photo reference from class instructor. Pastel pencil on Pastelmat.
Credit: Jan Jensen
Facebook: Jan Brown Jensen
Memphis Art Group
2024-07-21
Title or Location: Aztec Dragon
I was living in Texas when I created this. Inspired by the feel and colors of the area. It is Prismacolor colored pencils on Strathmore 400 series paper.
Credit: Chrystal Awalt
Instagram: chrystals _art_space

Belfast Art Group
2024-07-21
Title or Location: Party in the park
Mixed media on box canvas 100 x 60 cm?200
Credit: Anne Adams
Facebook: Anne Adams
Instagram: Anne3248
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