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Wheel Throwing Basics Workshop

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. This class guides students through the 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,...

Sunday Sep 27th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

Intro to Wheel Throwing

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

This class covers the basics of making cups and bowls on the pottery wheel, pulling handles, trimming, and glazing pieces. Students will finish 3-5 projects. Includes 25 pounds of clay and firing. $2/pound to purchase more clay (price includes glaze and firing). Students must purchase their own tools Students must follow studio safety guidelines...

Monday Oct 19th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

  (4 sessions)
$135

4 sessions

Intermediate Wheel Throwing

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

Dylan Palmer is joining GnarWare for a session in October! This class will explore some more advance throwing techniques such as throwing Larger form, Enclosed form, and thin neck pieces.  Dylan teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and also works in glass.

Wednesday Oct 21st, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

  (4 sessions)
$135

4 sessions

Clay 101: Hand Building Basics

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

This class is picking up where the canceled class left off, but all are welcome.  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 3-4 projects.  Includes 25 pounds of clay and firing. $2/pound...

Thursday Oct 22nd, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

  (4 sessions)
$135

4 sessions

Throw and Alter: Wheel Throwing

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

This class will pick up where the canceled class left off. This class explores wheel throwing vessels, and different strategies for alter the symmetrical forms with methods like cutting, pressing, and mutating. We cover lotus bowls, Face mugs, throwing legs or handles, and slip decoration. Some throwing experience required (throw a centered cylinder)...

Friday Oct 23rd, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

  (4 sessions)
$135

4 sessions

Beginner Intermediate Wheel Throwing

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

This class is an extension of Intro to Wheel Throwing. Students will work on perfecting their cylinder, but also do more shaping, and throw with more weight (3-5lbs). This is for students that have already taken an intro to wheel throwing class, or have some experience on the wheel. Includes 25 pounds of clay and firing. $2/pound to purchase more...

Sunday Oct 25th, 12pm - 2pm Central Time

  (4 sessions)
$135

4 sessions

Glaze Mixing

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

This class covers the basics of mixing glaze with standardized powder chemicals. In this class students will mix a base glaze and add various colorants, learn how to read a glaze recipe, and test out some variations on recipes. There is some outside of class reading necessary. This class might potentially expand an extra 2 weeks. This class will include...

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$180

6 sessions

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Cold Season Growing

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Lower West Side 2800 S Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Get growing all year round! This is a technical training course intended for aspiring growers interested in learning best-practice season-extension techniques to grow year around.

Saturday Sep 12th, 9am - 1:30pm Central Time

Textured Mug

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

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

This is a two hour class that explores creating a hand built mug, and using fabric and things at your home to create textures on the surface. Participants receive 5 lbs of clay, which they can pick up from GnarWare by coordinating with Liz McCarthy. Frenchy will send you info on what you should gather at home for tools. Once you sign up, you will receive...

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$35

Smoking Pipe

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

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

This is a one time workshop two hour workshop that will be hosted on application ZOOM. Rachel Ward will lead the group in making hand built pipes for smoking whatever you like. These will be in fun and surprising form. Participants receive 5 lbs of clay, which they can pick up from GnarWare by coordinating with Liz McCarthy. You will only need a fork...

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$35

Slip Casting: Two Part Molds

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

This class covers creating a two part plaster mold, and then using clay slip to create multiple casts. THIS CLASS WILL BE HELD IN THE YARD OUTSIDE. Includes a gallon of slip and 15lbs of plaster. Students must purchase their own tools Students must follow studio safety guidelines (listed on the site) Students have an additional 10 hours open access...

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$160

5 sessions

Hand Building Expanded

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

This class is a deeper exploration of hand building with LizMcCarthy. The format of this class is pretty open. Students can come with specific projects, or skills they want to develop. Projects could include - large scale coil building, slab building, woven clay, reductive carving. Come with ideas! Includes 25lbs of clay.  No refunds after the...

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$135

4 sessions

Wild Clay Workshop

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

In this workshop participants will learn how to process wild clay. A range of foraged clays will be provided at GnarWare for hands-on exploration. Participants will make a small hand-built piece using wild clay which they can take home at the end of the session. In this workshop Saffronia will describe how she uses wild clay in her own practice, and...

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$35

Face Planter Workshop

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

This Workshop covers basic hand building techniques to build and sculpt a planter with as a portrait. Sydnie will show techniques she uses in her own practice, and help participants bring their own features to their piece. This class includes clay and tools. All attendees are required to wear masks covering their mouth and nose.

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$35

Throwing Lidded Forms

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

This is a four week class that explore different types of lids, and throwing the responding pot. This is great to throw jars, crocks, honey containers, or salt cellars.  You need some basic wheel throwing knowledge to take this class. 25 lbs of clay included. 20 hours of additional studio time included (via sign up sheet).

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$135

4 sessions

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