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BYOB Pipe and Ashtray Making

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 Come learn how to make some 420 friendly ceramic pipes and ashtrays in this two-hour long class.  Participants are encouraged to create sculptural one of kind pieces.  An experienced teacher will take you through the basics of...

Thursday Aug 12th, 7:30pm - 9:30pm Central Time

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...

Friday Aug 6th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Central Time

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BYOB Make a Ceramic Vagina Cup

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

In this fun pottery session, participants build vagina cups using clay. No previous experience is needed. You will be guided step by step to build a memorable naughty cup that will be microwave and dishwasher safe. The event takes about 100 minutes. All our workshops are BYOB Note: Our events are all BYOB. You can bring your beverage of choice....

Thursday Aug 5th, 6:30pm - 8:10pm Central Time

BYOB Make a Ceramic Mug and a Bowl

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

In this two hour workshop, you will be shown how to make a set of mugs and a bowl What You Get 1 Plate and 1 bowl to fire 2hr session with our tutor all materials/firings In this two hour workshop, you will be guided step by step to make a set of mugs. This is a great introduction to hand-building with clay and is just enough time to gain an...

Wednesday Aug 11th, 7:30pm - 9:30pm Central Time

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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.  Skill Level: Beginner  In-person class (with reduced capacity) closely following Restore Illinois guidelines.  Face coverings required throughout the duration of class.   Includes COVID-19 cleaning fee.   Includes...

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$235

6 sessions

Intermediate/Advanced Ceramics

at Evanston Art Center - Online Interactive Online Classroom via Zoom, Chicago, Illinois 00000

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.  Skill: Intermediate/Advanced  In-person class (with reduced capacity) closely...

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$235

6 sessions

Intermediate/Advanced Wheel Thrown 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. Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced In-person class (with reduced capacity) closely following Restore Illinois guidelines. Face...

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$235

6 sessions

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Throw, Hand-build and Alter

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

For students with specific goals who want to build on their wheel or hand-building construction skills. Join us!  In-person class (with reduced capacity) closely following Restore Illinois guidelines.  Face coverings required throughout the duration of class.  Includes COVID-19 cleaning fee. Includes 1 free bag of clay. ...

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$235

6 sessions

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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 experienced, the instructor will act as facilitator, helping you create own, unique ideas. Examples of items are mugs, cups, bowls and lamp bases.  Purchasing a beginner’s pottery set from a local art store is suggested. In-person...

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$220

6 sessions

Adaptive Ceramics (Ages 13+)

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Evanston Art Center - Online Interactive Online Classroom via Zoom, Chicago, Illinois 00000

In this inclusive class for adults of all abilities, use different items from your home to add texture to your pottery. Explore basic handbuilding techniques, including slump molds and new projects that interest you! Clay and firing available for additional cost. Note: This interactive online class is presented via Zoom. Please download Zoom...

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$150

6 sessions

Learn to Throw

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

Taught at your 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.

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$310

8 sessions

Adaptive Ceramics (Ages 16+) - Online

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Evanston Art Center - Online Interactive Online Classroom via Zoom, Chicago, Illinois 00000

In this inclusive class for adults of all abilities, use different items from your home to add texture to your pottery. Explore basic handbuilding techniques, including slump molds and new projects that interest you! Clay and firing available for additional cost.  Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate Recommended supplies: Muslin or canvas,...

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$130

6 sessions

Handbuilding with Texture

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Evanston Art Center - Online Interactive Online Classroom via Zoom, Chicago, Illinois 00000

Missing time in the studio? Using different textures at home can be a great way to explore clay. Start with something as simple as a ceramic spoon or tile and expand to something larger. We’ll review the fundamentals of ceramics including pinch, coil, and slab. If you are a more advanced student and want to continue working from home your participation...

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$150

5 sessions

Thrown and Altered

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

Transform the symmetry of wheel-thrown pots by exploring multiple hand altering techniques in this interactive one-day workshop. Explore the gestural possibilities of clay through cause and effect brought on by manipulating pieces from your original wheel thrown format.

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$170

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.

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$185

5 sessions

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