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Palo Santo Holder: Tack Room Pop Up

at GnarWare Workshop - Pilsen 1227 W 18th St, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Make your own Palo Santo holder with clay! All clay, tools, and paint provided. This is a one time workshop in partnership with Tack Room at Thalia Hall. Workshop will take place in the bar area.  Please where clothes you don't mind getting messy, clay easily washes out.

Sunday Jul 21st, 1pm - 3pm

Mosaic Workshop

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Discover the joy and beauty of mosaic art in the pique assiette tradition. Pique assiette, or “broken plates,” incorporates a wonderful blending of color, form, and texture. This mosaic folk art can be found in many cultures and is popular today as a way to recycle a favorite piece of china or broken heirloom. Work under the guidance of Bonnie...

Thursday Aug 8th, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$239

8 sessions

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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 Jul 19th, 7:45pm - 9:45pm

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...

Friday Jul 19th, 7pm - 9:30pm

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Abstract Alchemy: From and with Nature

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

Full Course Name Abstract Alchemy: From and with Nature - Intensive with Artist Judith Kruger Reinterpret nature’s deep imagery and essence employing matter from nature itself within a limited palette. Paint, ink and homemade gesso will be made from inorganic and organic sources including pine soot, shells and earth minerals. Natural metallics and...

Tuesday Sep 3rd, 9:30am - 5:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$670

4 sessions

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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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$250

9 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.

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$480

12 sessions

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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

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

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

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

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...

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$285

10 sessions

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