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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 more...

$285

10 sessions

Saturday Dec 16th, 3pm

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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....

$170

8 sessions

Tuesday Jan 9th, 7pm

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Ceramics (Middle School)

at Magical Minds Studio - Oak Park
343 Harrison St, Chicago, Illinois 60304

Clay is a wonderful way to introduce art to your budding potter. In our ceramic studio we teach students how to handle clay in order to make functional and artistic ceramic pieces.  We start with wet clay using the handbuilding method.  Once students master the way of clay, we'll introduce them to the potters wheel where we'll make bowls,...

$150

5 sessions

Monday Jan 8th, 4pm

Advanced Techniques: Surface Treatments

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

Advanced surface design techniques are lively and colorful ways to enhance pottery and sculpture. 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...

$215

5 sessions

Sunday Feb 18th, 1pm

Ceramics (Ages 5+)

at Magical Minds Studio - Oak Park
343 Harrison St, Chicago, Illinois 60304

Clay is a wonderful way to introduce art to your curious child, or help your budding artist expand their creativity. In our Ceramics Studio we teach kids how to make ceramic pieces from wet clay using their best tools - their hands! Hand-builders use multiple tools like molds, stamps, cookie cutters and underglazes to transform clay into fun and unique...

$115

5 sessions

Ceramics

at Gallery's Choice Art - Downers Grove
926 Warren Ave, Downers Grove, Illinois 60515

$95

4 sessions

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Pinch, Slab, Coil

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

The process of building with slabs, coils and pinching can be used to create a variety of forms ranging from soft and organic to robust and architectural. This class will explore the fundamentals while being introduced to historical ceramics by Picasso, Ruth Duckworth and other contemporary artists. Painting and carving with slips and glazes will be...

$245

6 sessions

Hand-Built Planters

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

Students will learn basic hand building techniques while creating a planter for succulents. Students will experiment with textures and slips learning about how each process impacts the clay surface. Students will create their own planters and review different ways they can glaze them. Students will need to return in two weeks for their finished ...

$60

Ceramics Sampler

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

This is a unique opportunity to sign up for a single day art class. This is designed for potential students who want to gain basic-level exposure to the visual arts at the Evanston Art Center. We want this to be a low stress, low commitment way to experience EAC offerings. One-day workshops in other disciplines are also available.

$85

Beginning Wheel

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston
2603 Sheridan Rd, Illinois City, Illinois 60201

This class will introduce the beginning student to the potter’s wheel, giving them a solid base on which to build their throwing skills. Students will first master the cylinder allowing them to move on to more complex forms, and will explore glazing techniques and fi ring basics. This is also a chance for continuing students to improve their throwing...

$370

2 sessions

Throwing, Handbuilding and Altered Forms

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

In this one-week intensive class students get to make their own work along with tips and critiue from the instructor. This is a great opportunity for current, new, or returning students to become fully engaged with ceramics for a solid week.

$360

5 sessions

Teen Pottery and Ceramics Studio

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

Here’s the opportunity for all emerging teen artists to exercise their creative ideas while learning from professional artist the interesting possibilities of pottery and art.  Our teen students will hand-build traditional as well very unusual ceramic pieces, and also learn how to "throw" pottery pieces on an electric wheel .  Students...

$150

8 sessions

Mold Making For Ceramicists

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

Using design software, ceramicists learn how to design their own bowl and plate molds to use for the production of their work. Once designed, watch as your mold is beautifully cut out on the EAC’s laser engraver. Students of this workshop will be able to take the molds home the day-of the workshop and be able to use them in all of their classes. ...

$110

Family Program: Drawing Hour | Ages 5-Adult

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

Exercise your creativity in a morning of drawing in the Edgar and Deborah Jannotta Mesopotamian Gallery of the Oriental Institute Museum. Practice looking closely and develop drawing skills. Choose ancient sculptures and pottery to sketch, or grab a drawing worksheet to loosen up and get inspired. A student artist will be on hand to guide you through...

Free

Archaeological Reconstruction Drawing Workshop

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

Spend a Saturday afternoon creating a unique technical drawing of an ancient Egyptian pottery sherd from the Old Kingdom under the guidance of Natasha Ayers, PhD candidate in Egyptian archaeology.  Students will also learn how archaeologists use pottery and pottery drawings in their research. No previous experience is necessary. Supplies can...

$25
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