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Glaze Buffet

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

Manal Kara opens up their glaze treasure trove for participants to go wild. There will be a large collection of forgotten bisque pieces you can combine and give a new look all with the power of glaze. This is a silly exploration of alternative sculptural glaze techniques. Make something incoherent with the best of us.

Friday Jun 21st, 6pm - 8pm

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.

Saturday Jun 22nd, 9:30am - 12:30pm

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Bead Making Workshop

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

Make a pile of beads! Join use for two hours of bead making that might extend into a day of bead making.  This workshop includes about 20-30 minutes of demo, and then participants can work independently for the rest of the time (or day) making beads. Includes 3 pounds of clay, tools, underglaze, and glaze.

Sunday Jun 23rd, 12pm - 2pm

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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 Jun 23rd, 6pm - 8pm

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 Jun 30th, 10am - 12:30pm

  (9 sessions)
$250

9 sessions

About Faces

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

Interested in learning to sculpt a portrait head from a live model? Improve your observation skills and clay technique while learning anatomical proportions and surface modeling.  Finished sculptures will be hollowed out, dried and fired. Includes presentation of contemporary and old master sculptors, with demonstrations and individualized instruction....

Wednesday Jul 24th, 1pm - 4pm

  (5 sessions)
$210

5 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...

Thursday Jul 11th, 7pm - 10pm

  (8 sessions)
$350

8 sessions

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Erotic Toys

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

Join us for this adults-only event! Artist Manal Kara leads this class through techniques that are bound to create an object worthy of your desire. The personal aspect behind sensuality can be fully realized; take control and create a specific object for YOU or your partner or your partners. All tools and clay included. Paint your piece that evening...

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$35

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Throw and Alter

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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$180

6 sessions

Clay 101: Hand Building Basics

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

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 4-6 projects. Includes 25 pounds of clay and firing. $2/pound to purchase more clay (price includes glaze) Students have open access to the studio during...

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$180

6 sessions

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.

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$35

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....

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$195

6 sessions

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...

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$30

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.

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$35

Woven Clay Workshop

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

Using extruded strips and strings, this workshop will explore how to weave clay into vessels. Students will complete one bowl/tray/vessel form. Students will complete their forms over the course of the class and can come back a week later to glaze.

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$35
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