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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 Jul 21st, 6pm - 8pm

Desert Bowls

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

Design your own serving dishes, platters, and bowls using various hand-building techniques. Class is instructed step by step by professional artists. No previous art Experience is needed Note: Our events are all BYOB.  You can bring your beverage of choice.  Ice, cups, corkscrews are provided.  All art materials are provided....

Thursday Jul 18th, 7:45pm - 9:45pm

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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 18th, 7pm - 10pm

  (8 sessions)
$350

8 sessions

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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...

Tuesday Aug 13th, 6pm - 8pm

  (6 sessions)
$185

6 sessions

Kids Pottery Workshop

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

Pottery is something your kids will undoubtedly love. It's messy, it's rewarding and it's fascinating, building something from nothing.  In this class, your child and the teacher will focus on different hand building clay techniques. They'll be guided with help all the way through the class. Each class is carefully designed to allow for...

Wednesday Jul 17th, 1pm - 2:30pm

Paint Your Own Pottery

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

Choose from our menu of pottery, select your paints and sponges then roll up your sleeves and have a go! Everything is included. One piece of pottery, paint, tools, glazing and firing. We have a wide selection of ready made 'blank' bisque pieces for you to enjoy painting and decorating. You select the item you would like to paint from...

Wednesday Jul 17th, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

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...

Saturday Aug 17th, 10am - 12pm

  (6 sessions)
$180

6 sessions

Plaster Slip Casting (Two Part Molds)

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

This class explores techniques for slip casting one and two part molds. Students will go through the process of mold making with plaster, and use slip to make up to 5 casted forms.  Supplies provided:  25lbs of slip cast plaster,  one box of standard white slip,  and tools (boards, buckets, and clamps).  Please email...

Saturday Aug 24th, 12pm - 2pm

  (4 sessions)
$150

4 sessions

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

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. Includes 25 pounds of clay and firing. $2/pound to purchase more clay (price includes...

Sunday Aug 18th, 3pm - 5pm

  (6 sessions)
$185

6 sessions

Build Your Own Tableware: A Mug and a Bowl

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

In this two hour workshop, you will be shown how to make a set of mugs and a bowl. This is a great introduction to hand building with clay and is just enough time to gain an understanding of the material and make something you’ll be proud of. After the session, you will leave your pieces with us, and we will process them for you i.e. glaze and...

Saturday Aug 3rd, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

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...

Thursday Aug 15th, 6pm - 8pm

  (6 sessions)
$185

6 sessions

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...

Sunday Aug 18th, 12pm - 2pm

  (6 sessions)
$185

6 sessions

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Pinch Pot Teapot

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

Make your own steeping vessel by pinching clay! These are perfect for loose leaf or bag tea. Come back a week later to glaze. All clay and tools included.

No Upcoming Schedules
$35

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

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