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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 Jun 24th, 6pm

Throwing Basics

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

This is an intimate class with Bryan Dunbar. Only six to the class due to limited equipment. This class covers: Centering clay on the wheel Basic cylinders Trimming Other throwing skills 25 lbs of clay included. $2/pound to purchase more clay (glaze included in the price).

$195

6 sessions

Saturday Jun 23rd, 4pm

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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 Jun 20th, 6:30pm

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Pinch, Slab, Coil

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

This beginning/intermediate class explores the process of building using slabs, coils and pinching. Learn to create a variety of forms ranging from soft and organic to robust and architectural. Students will be introduced to the fundamentals while being introduced to historical and contemporary ceramicists. Painting and carving with slips and glazes...

$235

6 sessions

Thursday Jun 21st, 6:30pm

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, and coil pots. 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).

$195

6 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).

$60

2 sessions

Friday Jun 22nd, 6pm

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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...

$100

4 sessions

Wednesday Jun 20th, 7pm

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Creative Ceramics

at Brickton Art Center - Park Ridge
306 Busse Hwy, Chicago, Illinois 60068

Whether you are an old pro, or have never touched clay, there is a place for you in this wonderful class! Learn and refine clay hand building skills using coil and slab, pinch and drape construction techniques to create relief and three-dimensional ceramic forms. Learn the basics of forming pottery on the wheel. Color glazes will be used for embellishment....

$95

4 sessions

Tuesday Jul 17th, 7pm

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. Some clay experience is required. Includes 25 pounds of clay and firing. $2/pound for more (includes glaze) Students have open access to the studio during open hours for...

$135

4 sessions

Saturday Jun 30th, 1pm

Pinch Pot Tea Set

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

This is a two week workshop. Participants will refine their pinch pots techniques to create a teapot, tea bowls, and tray.  Notes: 10lbs of clay included. $2/pound to purchase more.  Participants will return during open hours to glaze their pieces.  Classes non-refundable after the first class commences.

$60

2 sessions

Wednesday Jul 11th, 6pm

Slump Mold Dish Set

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

This class will use slump mold techniques with plaster and bisque molds to produce a set of dishes. The first class students will create their molds based on plater and clay slab techniques.  Class will complete a "set" of 3-8 bowls and plates First come first serve access to the studio during open hours for the duration of the class Classes...

$135

4 sessions

Friday Jul 13th, 6pm

Pottery & Society in the Ancient Eastern Mediterranean

at The Oriental Institute - Hyde Park
1155 E 58th St, Chicago, Illinois 60637

Explore how archaeologists use pottery, the most abundant artifact class, to answer questions about the ancient societies who made and used these vessels. This five-week course will focus on Egypt, the Levant, Greece, and Anatolia and include a selection of case studies from shipwrecks, burials, and towns from the early Bronze Age through the Iron...

$245

5 sessions

Tuesday Jul 10th, 5:30pm

Advanced Techniques: Surface Treatments

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

Different surface design techniques covered will include sgraffito (carving through layers), mishima (in-lay), slip trailing, stencil and stamp design and application (store and handmade), resist techniques (wax and underglaze), image transfer, and silk screen application.

$235

6 sessions

Wednesday Jul 25th, 1pm

Summer Camp: Whistle and Drums

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

This class dives into the art of ceramic music making. Using basic hand building techniques students will create forms that make sound! Students will complete between 3-5 whistles of many different shapes and sizes, and one drum by the end of the course. In order to develop basic clay skills, the course will cover using pinch pots, additive decoration,...

$150

10 sessions

Monday Jul 9th, 10am

Summer Camp: Anti-Skillz

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

This class covers basic ceramic hand building techniques, and then asks students to forget the rules and experiment with clay. Students will work together and alone on projects that explore clay as a material, making traditional ceramic vessels, and then scrambling traditional forms to make wild material abstract objects. Students will make between...

$150

10 sessions

Monday Jul 9th, 2pm

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