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90-Minute Intro to Wheel

at Terra Incognito Studios - Oak Park 246 Chicago Ave, Oak Park, Illinois 60302

Not sure if you want to commit to a full term of classes? Try our 90 minute intro to wheel throwing class. You'll get instruction on the basics of wheel throwing. You'll make and decorate a pot. See if you like it.  Join us for a family activity where you work side by side with your child and learn basic wheel techniques. A great way to...

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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...

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$180

6 sessions

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Throw, Hand-build and Alter

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

Designed for the student with specific goals and for those who want to build on their wheel and hand-building construction skills. Through demonstrations, discussion, and lots of individual guidance students broaden their understanding of technique, materials and ceramic history. Class is enhanced by a wide variety of activities such as glaze testing,...

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$365

10 sessions

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...

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$35

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...

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$135

4 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...

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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

Teen Wheel Throwing (Ages 12-16)

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

Learn fundamental throwing skills of centering, throwing a cylinder and then more complicated forms. Make thrown pieces of various uses, such as cups, mugs, bowls, lamps, etc. Experience level can range from beginner to advanced. Finished pieces will be dishwasher and microwave safe.  Please purchase a beginner’s pottery set from a local art...

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$360

12 sessions

Palo Santo Incense Holder

at GnarWare Workshop - Near North Side 19 E Ohio St, Chicago, Illinois 60611

Participants get to mold their own Palo Sant or stick incense holder using clay slabs. There will be underglaze also available to add color to your creation. All pieces will be clear glazed and ready for pick up two weeks later at the hotel front desk. Complimentary punch provided by Freehand! Please Note: All tools and materials are included. ...

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$35

Ceramics in the Maker Lab

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

Create a unique stencil using the laser cutter in EAC’s Maker Lab! We will introduce the variety of technology EAC’s Maker Lab has to offer, and how it can be catered to meet your ceramics practice! Come with a basic image from which you would like to create a stencil.

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$95

Image Transfer on Ceramics

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

Explore how to create and transfer images onto ceramics. Prepare and work with underglaze and slip to create images and patterns ready to transfer to your ceramic vessels. Techniques covered will include silk screening, photocopy/laser printed transfers, and slip transfers. Discussion will include how to create pottery, vessels, and surfaces that are...

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$195

3 sessions

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 more...

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$285

10 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...

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$195

6 sessions

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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 tea bowls or mugs. Participants may choose some additional projects like, closed form sugars or trays Students must have prior wheel throwing experience (center and successfully throw a 6" cylinder). Note: Includes 25 pounds of clay and firing. $2/pound...

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$195

6 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.

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$180

6 sessions

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