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Adult Toy Making

at Color Cocktail Factory - Pilsen 917 W 18th St, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Use clay to build your own customized ceramic adult toy art!  A professional instructor will guide you step by step in a fun social setting while you giggle and sip on your favorite drink.  Cups, ice and bottle opener are provided  All art supplies, including aprons, are provided  Please bring a printed or digital receipt to...

Friday Oct 25th, 7:45pm - 9:45pm

Creative Uses for Inks

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

Inks have the ability to create fluid and impressionistic effects on both porous and non-porous surfaces. Using ceramic tile, clayboard, canvas, wood, glass, metal, fabric, and rice paper, learn how to utilize and control ink to create one-of-a-kind works of art that allow you to flex your creativity. Skill Level: Beginner

Friday Nov 1st, 9:30am - 12:30pm

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$185

5 sessions

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Mosaic Creations

at Color Cocktail Factory - Pilsen 917 W 18th St, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Come and learn the direct method of making a mosaic suitable for indoors or outdoors by laying tiles directly onto a durable surface. This can be a mixed media mosaic if you wish- and you can bring your own material to include in your work. Our studio has a good range of unglazed ceramic and glass tesserae. You will learn: How to transform a design...

Wednesday Oct 23rd, 6pm - 8:30pm

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Pinching and Playing Ceramics Workshop

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

Traditional ways of using pinching, coiling, and press molding will be a springboard for you to develop your own unique mark making process. We'll explore a myriad of ways to mark the surface of a pot (or object), create unique forms not constrained by the wheel and to challenge you to look at vessels in a new way.

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$140

Adaptive Ceramics

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...

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$405

9 sessions

History and Clay: Research Driven Ceramics

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

This class is an experiment in research based classes at gnarware, bringing in discussion and research to drive the pieces made in class. Participants will contribute their own research and ideas as they work through their projects. There will also be a museum trip scheduled with this class. Objective: Research a specific ancient culture’s iconology...

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$185

6 sessions

Learn to Throw

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

Taught at each student’s individual skill level. Learn and become comfortable with the basic techniques in throwing, such as centering, opening, and pulling cylinders, and glazing. Create mugs, bowls and plates using high-fire reduction.

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$480

12 sessions

Pinch, Slab, Coil: Ceramic Handbuilding

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

Pinching, coil and slab techniques demonstrated to create a variety of projects ranging from functional vessels to sculptural forms, figures and tiles. You will paint and carve while exploring slips and glazes. Historical and contemporary artists will be introduced for inspiration.  More advanced students will be encouraged to hone your skills...

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$205

5 sessions

Intermediate/Advanced Ceramics

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

For students with some experience in throwing and hand-building, add to your repertoire of form and technique. Throw “larger,” adding appendages to pots, and altering thrown forms. Explore form and function, as well as shape and design of ceramic pieces.

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$480

12 sessions

Form and Function

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

For students with some experience in throwing and hand-building, add to your repertoire of form and techniques to explore how function relates to form working with high-fire reduction stoneware.

No Upcoming Schedules
$480

12 sessions

Intermediate/Advanced Wheelthrown Ceramics

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

For those experienced in wheel thrown ceramics, hone your technique. Learn to use clay more efficiently, and make increasingly complex forms. Weekly demonstrations will include throwing, building, and glazing techniques.

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$480

12 sessions

Pipe and Ashtray Making Class

at Color Cocktail Factory - Pilsen 917 W 18th St, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Come learn how to make some 420 friendly ceramic pipes and ashtrays in this two-hour long class. Participants are encouraged to create sculptural one of kind pieces. An experienced teacher will take you through the basics of ceramic hand building and pipe building. We provide tools, aprons, cups, and ice. So bring your favorite drinks and your favorite...

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$25

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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...

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$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.

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$95

Ceramics (Middle School)

at Magical Minds Studio - Oak Park 110 Madison St, Chicago, Illinois 60302

In our ceramics studio we teach students how to handle clay in order to make functional and artistic ceramic pieces. We'll start with hand-building and then we'll introduce them to the potter's wheel where they'll make bowls, cups and more.   All materials will be supplied.

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$180

6 sessions

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