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BYOB Drop-In Wheel Throwing

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. There will be a 20 minute demo on 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, and come...

Sunday Oct 20th, 6pm - 8pm

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...

Wednesday Nov 13th, 12pm - 2pm

  (4 sessions)
$135

4 sessions

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Wheel Thrown Tea Pot

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

This class will explore throwing and building the parts of a teapot. We will consider lids, handles, spouts thrown off the hump. We can also explore tea bowls and other accessories participants want to try such as honey jars or butter dishes.  This class comes with 25lbs of clay and open access to the studio. Students should have prior wheel...

Sunday Nov 17th, 1pm - 3pm

  (4 sessions)
$135

4 sessions

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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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$185

6 sessions

Throw and Alter: Wheel Throwing

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.  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 the studio during open hours for the...

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$185

6 sessions

Beginning Wheel Throwing

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

Introduction to the potter’s wheel, giving you a solid base on which to build your throwing skills.

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$480

12 sessions

Wheel Throwing Date Night BYOB

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

Drop in and try your hand at wheel throwing. We can't promise it will be easy, but it wheeeel be fun! Participants will receive three pounds of clay, tools, and access to equipment. Expect to finish 1-2 thrown "cylinders" that resemble cups or bowls. To finish your piece, you must come back a at least a week later to glaze your pieces. Bisque fired...

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$35

Throw, Hand-build and Alter

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

Designed for the student with specific goals and for those who want to build on their wheel and hand-building construction skills. Through demonstrations, discussion, and lots of individual guidance students broaden their understanding of technique, materials and ceramic history. Class is enhanced by a wide variety of activities such as glaze testing,...

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$365

10 sessions

Teen Wheel Throwing (Ages 12-16)

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

Learn fundamental throwing skills of centering, throwing a cylinder and then more complicated forms. Make thrown pieces of various uses, such as cups, mugs, bowls, lamps, etc. Experience level can range from beginner to advanced. Finished pieces will be dishwasher and microwave safe.  Please purchase a beginner’s pottery set from a local art...

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$360

12 sessions

Wheel Throwing - All Levels

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

This course will explore different forms and styles of wheel throwing. This class is a good fit for those that have some wheel experience. The class will be taught by Natalie Steinmetz and Liz McCarthy to maximize variety and one on one instruction. 25 lbs of clay included. $2/pound to purchase more clay (glaze included in the price) First come...

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$195

6 sessions

Lidded Vessel

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

This class covers various methods wheel throwing to vessels with lids. 25 lbs of clay included. $2/pound to purchase more clay (glaze included in the price) First come first serve access to the studio during open hours for the duration of the class Classes non-refundable after the first class commences. Make-up classes negotiable, but not guaranteed....

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$135

4 sessions

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Summer Camp: Teens' Wheel Throwing Boot Camp

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

Throwing Boot Camp submerges teens into an intensive two weeks of skill development on the pottery wheel. Students will work on functional forms such as mugs and bowls, and also learn how to make handles and trim their finished work. Students will complete 5-10 finished glazed pieces by then end of the class. clay, tools, and glazes included

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$150

10 sessions

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

Thrown and Altered

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

Transform the symmetry of wheel-thrown pots by exploring multiple hand altering techniques in this interactive one-day workshop. Explore the gestural possibilities of clay through cause and effect brought on by manipulating pieces from your original wheel thrown format.

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$170
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