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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...

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...

$195

6 sessions

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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...

Hand Building Basics

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

This class introduces clay as a material, and covers basic hand building skills such as pinch pots, slab building, coil pots, and carving techniques. 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).

$195

6 sessions

Wednesday Sep 26th, 10am

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Pinch Pot Tea Set

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

This is a two week workshop. Participants will refine their pinch pots techniques to create a teapot, tea bowls, and tray.  Notes: 10lbs of clay included. $2/pound to purchase more.  Participants will return during open hours to glaze their pieces.  Classes non-refundable after the first class commences.

$60

2 sessions

Wednesday Sep 26th, 6pm

Ceramics Masterclass: Making copies or Underglaze

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

Full Course Name: Ceramics Masterclass: Making Copies or Underglaze Transfers EAC is fortunate to have Tim Kowalczyk demonstrate and teach his slab building techniques using paper clay, creating ceramic objects that mimic the appearance of cardboard and tin cans. After sharing his work, he will discuss the process of creating images using computer...

Sunday Sep 30th, 9:30am

Bronze Casting & Mold Making

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

This class is designed to familiarize students with the basics of lost wax casting process. Depending on the project students will learn wax casting and working technique, gating and venting, ceramic shell and investment molding techniques.  Students will be required to complete at least 3 finished projects. Repetition of this class will provide...

$100

4 sessions

Wheel Thrown Tea Set

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

This Class explores assembling wheel thrown parts to create a teapot. Students will also make 2-4 matching tea cups.  Students must have prior wheel throwing experience. Note: Includes 25 pounds of clay and firing. $2/pound for more (includes glaze) Students have open access to the studio during open hours for the duration of the class. ...

$135

4 sessions

Sunday Oct 14th, 10am

Build Out: Advanced Hand Building

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

BUILD OUT is an extension of Clay 101 or Hand Building Basics. It is for those that want to extend their skills, problem shoot projects, and develop more hand-building techniques. Some clay experience is required. Note: Includes 25 pounds of clay and firing. $2/pound for more (includes glaze) Students have open access to the studio during open...

$135

4 sessions

Saturday Oct 13th, 3pm

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....

$135

4 sessions

Saturday Oct 20th, 4pm

Pinch, Slab, Coil: Ceramic Handbuilding

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

PINCH, SLAB, COIL: CERAMIC HANDBUILDING Pinching, coil and slab techniques will be demonstrated to create a variety of projects ranging from functional vessels to sculptural forms, figures and tiles. Students will paint and carve while exploring slips and glazes. Historical and contemporary artists will be introduced for inspiration. More advanced...

$245

6 sessions

Thursday Oct 25th, 6:30pm

Mug Making: Hand Built

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

Enjoy a hot cup o' joe in your hand-built mug!

$35

Intro to Hand Building Ceramics (age 16+)

at Magical Minds Studio - Oak Park
110 Madison St, Chicago, Illinois 60302

Learn to create ceramic art, slipping and scoring your work!

$190

5 sessions

Ceramics (Middle School)

at Magical Minds Studio - Oak Park
110 Madison St, Chicago, Illinois 60302

In our ceramics studio we teach students how to handle clay in order to make functional and artistic ceramic pieces. We'll start with hand-building and then we'll introduce them to the potter's wheel where they'll make bowls, cups and more.   All materials will be supplied.

$180

6 sessions

Glaze 101

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

The mysteries of glaze chemistry revealed! with Noah Singer at the helm. This class covers the basics of glaze mixing and the last class offers some tips on experimenting. Students will get one week after the last class to glaze bisqueware.  Dry materials and test tiles included.  This class certifies students to mix glazes in-house at...

$195

6 sessions