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Ceramic Social via Zoom (4 Sessions)

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Elizabeth Orleans Ceramic Studio - Virtual learning via Zoom

Elizabeth Orleans hosts "Ceramic Social" from her Venice Beach art studio via Zoom. Learn how to hand-build things out of clay. Stay creative and socialize from your own home! When: Every Tuesday Evening 6-9 PM (time is subject to change) We will Zoom for 2 hours (availability/questions for the last hour) What: We will focus...

Tuesday Aug 18th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time

  (4 sessions)
$195

4 sessions

Ceramic Social via Zoom (Single Session + Kiln)

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Elizabeth Orleans Ceramic Studio - Virtual learning via Zoom

Elizabeth Orleans hosts "Ceramic Social" from her Venice Beach art studio via Zoom. Learn how to hand-build things out of clay. Stay creative and socialize from your own home! When: Every Tuesday Evening 6-9 PM (time is subject to change) We will Zoom for 2 hours (availability/questions for the last hour) What: We will focus on a...

Tuesday Aug 18th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time

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Wheel Throwing Basics Workshop

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

This workshop offers participants an opportunity to dabble in wheel throwing. This class is best for people with little or no throwing experience. This class guides students through the basic throwing skills, and students can jump into action. The instructor will guide the group through throwing two pieces.  Students will complete 1-2 pieces,...

Sunday Aug 30th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

Intro to Wheel Throwing

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

This class covers the basics of making cups and bowls on the pottery wheel, pulling handles, trimming, and glazing pieces. Students will finish 3-5 projects. Includes 25 pounds of clay and firing. $2/pound to purchase more clay (price includes glaze and firing). Students must purchase their own tools Students must follow studio safety guidelines...

Monday Sep 7th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

  (4 sessions)
$135

4 sessions

Slip Casting: Two Part Molds

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

This class covers creating a two part plaster mold, and then using clay slip to create multiple casts. THIS CLASS WILL BE HELD IN THE YARD OUTSIDE. Includes a gallon of slip and 15lbs of plaster. Students must purchase their own tools Students must follow studio safety guidelines (listed on the site) Students have an additional 10 hours open access...

Saturday Sep 19th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

  (5 sessions)
$160

5 sessions

Glaze Mixing

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

This class covers the basics of mixing glaze with standardized powder chemicals. In this class students will mix a base glaze and add various colorants, learn how to read a glaze recipe, and test out some variations on recipes. There is some outside of class reading necessary. This class might potentially expand an extra 2 weeks. This class will include...

Saturday Sep 19th, 10am - 12pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$180

6 sessions

Hand Building Expanded

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

This class is a deeper exploration of hand building with LizMcCarthy. The format of this class is pretty open. Students can come with specific projects, or skills they want to develop. Projects could include - large scale coil building, slab building, woven clay, reductive carving. Come with ideas! Includes 25lbs of clay.  No refunds after the...

Wednesday Sep 9th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

  (4 sessions)
$135

4 sessions

Adaptive Ceramics (Ages 16+)

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

Working in clay and using a pottery wheel can be for everyone! In this adaptive class ideal for people with disabilities, the instructor will creatively adapt processes and equipment to be accessible to each individual student. Companions are welcome, but not required.  Please reach out to [email protected]  in advance to discuss...

Sunday Sep 20th, 10am - 11:30am Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$150

6 sessions

Clay 101: Hand Building Basics

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

This class is picking up where the canceled class left off, but all are welcome.  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 3-4 projects.  Includes 25 pounds of clay and firing. $2/pound...

Thursday Sep 10th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

  (4 sessions)
$135

4 sessions

Throw and Alter: Wheel Throwing

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

This class will pick up where the canceled class left off. This class explores wheel throwing vessels, and different strategies for alter the symmetrical forms with methods like cutting, pressing, and mutating. We cover lotus bowls, Face mugs, throwing legs or handles, and slip decoration. Some throwing experience required (throw a centered cylinder)...

Friday Sep 11th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

  (4 sessions)
$135

4 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...

No upcoming schedules
$185

6 sessions

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Textured Bowls

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at GnarWare Workshop - Online Online, Chicago, Illinois 00000

This class Frenchy will show how to make small and larger pinch pot bowls. Using things around the house. Students will create textures on their decorative bowls. Participants receive 5 lbs of clay, which they can pick up from GnarWare by coordinating with Liz McCarthy. You will only need a fork and a bowl of water for tools. Once you sign up, you...

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$35

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...

No upcoming schedules
$150

5 sessions

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Understanding Glazes

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at 92nd Street Y - Online Online Classroom, New York, New York 00000

Understanding Glazes Online consists of 14 on-demand video lectures presented over three months. The on-demand format is designed for the educational needs of the ceramicist. Students are able to watch lectures as often as they like, providing them with the ability to absorb and engage with the information like never before. Students also can engage...

No upcoming schedules
$475

12 sessions

Wheel (Intermediate/Advanced)

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at 92nd Street Y - Online Online Classroom, New York, New York 00000

This program is taking place remotely. If you have signed up, you will receive an email with details of how to access the program. This three week online class for the advanced potter will involve a combination of online lectures, demonstrations, and discussion. Lectures will cover ceramic art history and demonstrations will include wheel throwing...

No upcoming schedules
$130

4 sessions

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