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Press Molds Workshop

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

Make press mold with clay! Frenchy will go over some tips and tricks of press molds, and some projects to work on with the final result. Bring your own objects to make into press molds. Clay provided.

Friday Apr 12th, 6pm - 8pm

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420 Pipe Works

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

Make your own pipe! and other various smoking devices. Rachel Ward will provide a two hours of instruction and the rest of the time you can make a pipe! Clay and underglaze provided. Pieces will be available for pick up two weeks later.

Saturday Apr 20th, 6pm - 8pm

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Clay Pendant Making

at Bead In Hand - Oak Park 145 Harrison St, Illinois City, Illinois 60304

Learn the basics of working with clay while creating your own one-of-a-kind pendant! Students will learn: Basic information about working with clay The 3 basic hand-building techniques Features and designs specific to pendants How to select glaze By the end of class students will have completed: One clay pendant ready for the kiln! Finished...

Thursday Apr 25th, 5pm - 7pm

The Lidded Form (On the Wheel)

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

This is a six week exploring different methods of lid making on the wheel. The class will cover at least four different variations including enclosed and cut forms. Students will make 4-8 lidded vessel forms. Students should have experience in wheel throwing, at least one intro to wheel throwing class or equivalent experience. Clay and tools provided....

Sunday Apr 28th, 12pm - 2pm

  (6 sessions)
$195

6 sessions

The Figure: Real or Imagined

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

Sculpt the figure in clay from live models. Models generally hold the same pose for 3 classes. Students study the model learning to see proportions, gesture, and anatomy as they work realistically or use the model as the inspiration for more imaginative and interpretative work.

Monday Apr 1st, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (9 sessions)
$360

9 sessions

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 Mar 31st, 6pm - 8pm

New Explorations

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

Learn to create abstract 3D art forms by exploring non-objective, organic and figurative themes. Stoneware clay, along with metal, glass, and found objects may be used. Instruction in slab and coil building techniques will be investigated.  Some sculpture experience is recommended.

Thursday Apr 4th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (9 sessions)
$335

9 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.

Friday Apr 5th, 9:30am - 12:30pm

  (9 sessions)
$365

9 sessions

Figure Sculpting

at The Fire Arts Center of Chicago - Hermosa 1830 N Kostner Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60639

In this multi-level class students will learn to master the classical figure sculpture technique from a live model. We will cover the use of clay tools, clay body chemistry, basic armature construction, anatomy, and clay hollowing and firing technique.  Please note:  Although the building has a Costner ave address, the mail slot, parking...

Sunday Apr 7th, 11am - 2pm

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...

Friday Mar 29th, 7pm - 9pm

Pipe and Ashtray Making Class

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

Learn how to make a ceramic pipe and an ashtray Clay, instructor, and tools all included with the class Please note that the pieces made during this workshop are intended for tobacco use only and attendees must be at least 18 years of age Come learn how to make some 420 friendly ceramic pipes and ashtrays in this two-hour long class. Participants...

Friday Mar 29th, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

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...

Sunday Apr 7th, 10am - 12:30pm

  (9 sessions)
$250

9 sessions

Hand Building Expanded

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

This class expands upon the foundation of Clay 101 - Starting to explore more difficult techniques such as building larger more complicated forms, Weaving clay, press molds and more. Students are also welcome to come in with specific project ideas to expand upon.

Sunday Apr 28th, 3pm - 5pm

  (6 sessions)
$195

6 sessions

About Faces

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

Have you ever wondered how to sculpt a portrait head from a live model? Now is your chance. In this fun and challenging class, you will improve your observation skills and clay techniques while learning anatomical proportions and surface modeling. Finished sculptures will be hollowed out, dried and fired. The class will include presentation of contemporary...

Wednesday Apr 10th, 1pm - 4pm

  (4 sessions)
$170

4 sessions

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 Apr 2nd, 7pm - 10pm

  (8 sessions)
$350

8 sessions

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