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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 Jan 20th, 6pm - 8pm

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 Jan 16th, 6pm - 8pm

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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 Jan 29th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$325

8 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 Jan 16th, 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

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...

Sunday Mar 3rd, 12pm - 2pm

  (6 sessions)
$195

6 sessions

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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
$195

6 sessions

Intermediate Wheel Throwing

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

This class is a continuation from Intro wheel throwing. The class will be tuned to students interests and skill level. Possible techniques: shaping, throwing more weight, staking vessels, etc. Students will complete 4-8 vessels Includes 25 pounds of clay and firing. $2/pound to purchase more clay (price includes glaze) Students have open access...

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$195

6 sessions

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...

No Upcoming Schedules
$50

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 tea bowls or mugs. Participants may choose some additional projects like, closed form sugars or trays Students must have prior wheel throwing experience (center and successfully throw a 6" cylinder). Note: Includes 25 pounds of clay and firing. $2/pound...

No Upcoming Schedules
$195

6 sessions

Clay 101: Hand Building Basics

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

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) Students have open access to the studio during...

No Upcoming Schedules
$195

6 sessions

Build Out: 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.  Prerequisite: Some clay experience is required. Note: Includes 25 pounds of clay and firing. $2/pound for more (includes glaze) Students have open access to the...

No Upcoming Schedules
$195

6 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....

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$135

3 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).

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$35
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