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BYOB Drop-In Wheel Throwing

at GnarWare Workshop - Lower West Side 1838 West Cermak Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Drop by to dabble in wheel throwing techniques. No experience necessary, all levels welcome. There will be a 20 minute demo on basic throwing skills, and students can jump into action. There may be more impromptu demos based on requests. 3 pounds of clay included. $2/pound for more Come back during open hours to glaze your pieces Liz McCarthy will...

Sunday Mar 24th, 6pm - 8pm

Learn to Throw

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Taught at each student’s individual skill level. Learn and become comfortable with the basic techniques in throwing, such as centering, opening, and pulling cylinders, and glazing. Create mugs, bowls and plates using high-fire reduction.

Wednesday Apr 3rd, 7pm - 10pm

  (9 sessions)
$365

9 sessions

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Beginning Wheel Throwing

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Introduction to the potter’s wheel, giving you a solid base on which to build your throwing skills.

Monday Apr 1st, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (9 sessions)
$365

9 sessions

Paint Your Own Pottery

at Color Cocktail Factory - Pilsen 917 W 18th St, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Choose from our menu of pottery, select your paints and sponges then roll up your sleeves and have a go! Everything is included. One piece of pottery, paint, tools, glazing and firing. We have a wide selection of ready made 'blank' bisque pieces for you to enjoy painting and decorating. You select the item you would like to paint from...

Wednesday Mar 20th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Form and Function

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

For students with some experience in throwing and hand-building, add to your repertoire of form and techniques to explore how function relates to form working with high-fire reduction stoneware.

Monday Apr 1st, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (9 sessions)
$365

9 sessions

Adult Wheel Throwing

at Terra Incognito Studios - Oak Park 246 Chicago Ave, Oak Park, Illinois 60302

Our classes combine students of varying skill levels. We find that this helps both the less skilled students, who learn from the more advanced students (as well as the teacher), and helps the more advanced students to articulate what, how and why they do what they do. Beginners, will receive an introduction to basic throwing techniques: centering...

Tuesday Mar 26th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$350

8 sessions

Intermediate/Advanced Ceramics

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

For students with some experience in throwing and hand-building, add to your repertoire of form and technique. Throw “larger,” adding appendages to pots, and altering thrown forms. Explore form and function, as well as shape and design of ceramic pieces.

Tuesday Apr 2nd, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (9 sessions)
$365

9 sessions

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Adaptive Ceramics

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Working in clay and using a pottery wheel can be for everyone! In this adaptive class ideal for people with disabilities, the instructor will creatively adapt processes and equipment to be accessible to each individual student. Companions are welcome, but not required.  Please reach out to [email protected]  in advance to discuss...

Sunday Apr 7th, 10am - 12:30pm

  (9 sessions)
$250

9 sessions

Bronze Casting & Mold Making

at The Fire Arts Center of Chicago - Hermosa 1830 N Kostner Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60639

This class is designed to familiarize students with the basics of lost wax casting process. Depending on the project students will learn wax casting and working technique, gating and venting, ceramic shell and investment molding techniques. Students will be required to complete at least 3 finished projects. Repetition of this class will provide more...

Wednesday Mar 20th, 7pm - 10pm

  (4 sessions)
$100

4 sessions

Wheel Throwing Date Night BYOB

at GnarWare Workshop - Lower West Side 1838 West Cermak Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Drop in and try your hand at wheel throwing. We can't promise it will be easy, but it wheeeel be fun! Participants will receive three pounds of clay, tools, and access to equipment. Expect to finish 1-2 thrown "cylinders" that resemble cups or bowls. To finish your piece, you must come back a at least a week later to glaze your pieces. Bisque fired...

Friday Mar 29th, 7pm - 9pm

Pipe and Ashtray Making Class

at Color Cocktail Factory - Pilsen 917 W 18th St, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Learn how to make a ceramic pipe and an ashtray Clay, instructor, and tools all included with the class Please note that the pieces made during this workshop are intended for tobacco use only and attendees must be at least 18 years of age Come learn how to make some 420 friendly ceramic pipes and ashtrays in this two-hour long class. Participants...

Friday Mar 29th, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Intermediate/Advanced Wheelthrown Ceramics

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

For those experienced in wheel thrown ceramics, hone your technique. Learn to use clay more efficiently, and make increasingly complex forms. Weekly demonstrations will include throwing, building, and glazing techniques.

Friday Apr 5th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (9 sessions)
$365

9 sessions

Throw, Hand-build and Alter

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Designed for the student with specific goals and for those who want to build on their wheel and hand-building construction skills. Through demonstrations, discussion, and lots of individual guidance students broaden their understanding of technique, materials and ceramic history. Class is enhanced by a wide variety of activities such as glaze testing,...

Wednesday Apr 3rd, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (9 sessions)
$365

9 sessions

Intro to Wheel Throwing

at GnarWare Workshop - Lower West Side 1838 West Cermak Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60608

This class explores methods for throwing your own cups and bowls on the electric wheel. Students will learn how to center, pull, trim and glaze about 4-6 cups and bowls. Includes 25 pounds of clay and firing. $2/pound to purchase more clay (price includes glaze). Students have open access to the studio during open hours for the duration of the...

Thursday Apr 25th, 6pm - 8pm

  (6 sessions)
$195

6 sessions

Teen Wheel Throwing (Ages 12-16)

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

Independently create work on the pottery wheel. All experience levels are welcome, including first-time throwers. Once the students are experienced throwers, the instructor will act as facilitator, assisting in any endeavor the students wish to take on. Instead of specific project assignments, students will be encouraged to present their own, unique...

Wednesday Apr 3rd, 4:15pm - 6:15pm

  (9 sessions)
$275

9 sessions

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