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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 Nov 25th, 6pm - 8pm

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 Nov 27th, 7pm - 10pm

  (8 sessions)
$325

8 sessions

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90-Minute Intro to Wheel

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

Not sure if you want to commit to a full term of classes? Try our 90 minute intro to wheel throwing class. You'll get instruction on the basics of wheel throwing. You'll make and decorate a pot. See if you like it.  Join us for a family activity where you work side by side with your child and learn basic wheel techniques. A great way to...

Saturday Nov 24th, 5pm - 6:30pm

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...

Wednesday Nov 21st, 7pm - 10pm

  (4 sessions)
$100

4 sessions

Image Transfer on Ceramics

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

Explore how to create and transfer images onto ceramics. Prepare and work with underglaze and slip to create images and patterns ready to transfer to your ceramic vessels. Techniques covered will include silk screening, photocopy/laser printed transfers, and slip transfers. Discussion will include how to create pottery, vessels, and surfaces that are...

Sunday Feb 10th, 1pm - 4pm

  (3 sessions)
$195

3 sessions

Ceramics in the Maker Lab

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

Create a unique stencil using the laser cutter in EAC’s Maker Lab! We will introduce the variety of technology EAC’s Maker Lab has to offer, and how it can be catered to meet your ceramics practice! Come with a basic image from which you would like to create a stencil.

Saturday Mar 16th, 1pm - 4pm

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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...

No Upcoming Schedules
$135

5 sessions

Extended Hand-Building

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

BUILD OUT is an extension of Clay 101 or Hand Building Basics. It is for those that want to extend their skills, problem shoot projects, and develop more hand-building techniques.  Includes 25 pounds of clay and firing. $2/pound for more (includes glaze) Students have open access to the studio during open hours for the duration of the class....

No Upcoming Schedules
$135

3 sessions

Throw and Alter

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

This class explores wheel throwing vessels, and different strategies for alter the symmetrical forms with methods like cutting, pressing, and stacking.  Some throwing experience required students will finish 4-8 pieces Includes 25 pounds of clay and firing. $2/pound to purchase more clay (price includes glaze) Students have open access to...

No Upcoming Schedules
$135

5 sessions

Folded Mug

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

This two part class covers making mugs with slab building. The first week participants will make 2-4 mugs by folding slabs with extruded handles. The second week participants will learn glazing techniques and finish their mugs.  This class comes with 5 lbs of clay. $2/pound to purchase more (includes glaze).

No Upcoming Schedules
$35

Hand Building Basics

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

This class introduces clay as a material, and covers basic hand building skills such as pinch pots, slab building, coil pots, and carving techniques. This class will also cover under-glazing and glaze. Students will complete 4-6 projects. Includes 25 pounds of clay and firing. $2/pound to purchase more clay (price includes glaze).

No Upcoming Schedules
$135

6 sessions

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Wheel Thrown Tea Set

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

This Class explores assembling wheel thrown parts to create a teapot. Students will also make 2-4 matching tea cups.  Students must have prior wheel throwing experience. Note: Includes 25 pounds of clay and firing. $2/pound for more (includes glaze) Students have open access to the studio during open hours for the duration of the class. ...

No Upcoming Schedules
$135

4 sessions

Pinch, Slab, Coil: Ceramic Handbuilding

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

PINCH, SLAB, COIL: CERAMIC HANDBUILDING Pinching, coil and slab techniques will be demonstrated to create a variety of projects ranging from functional vessels to sculptural forms, figures and tiles. Students will paint and carve while exploring slips and glazes. Historical and contemporary artists will be introduced for inspiration. More advanced...

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$245

6 sessions

Mug Making: Hand Built

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

Enjoy a hot cup o' joe in your hand-built mug!

No Upcoming Schedules
$35

Glaze 101

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

The mysteries of glaze chemistry revealed! with Noah Singer at the helm. This class covers the basics of glaze mixing and the last class offers some tips on experimenting. Students will get one week after the last class to glaze bisqueware.  Dry materials and test tiles included.  This class certifies students to mix glazes in-house at...

No Upcoming Schedules
$195

6 sessions

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