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Intermediate/Advanced Ceramics

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

For students with some experience in throwing and hand-building, add to your repertoire of form and technique. Throw “larger,” adding appendages to pots, and altering thrown forms. Explore form and function, as well as shape and design of ceramic pieces.

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$365

9 sessions

Form and Function

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

For students with some experience in throwing and hand-building, add to your repertoire of form and techniques to explore how function relates to form working with high-fire reduction stoneware.

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$365

9 sessions

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Intermediate/Advanced Wheelthrown Ceramics

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

For those experienced in wheel thrown ceramics, hone your technique. Learn to use clay more efficiently, and make increasingly complex forms. Weekly demonstrations will include throwing, building, and glazing techniques.

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$365

9 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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$195

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...

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$195

6 sessions

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

9 sessions

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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

Pinch, Slab, Coil: Ceramic Handbuilding

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

Pinching, coil and slab techniques demonstrated to create a variety of projects ranging from functional vessels to sculptural forms, figures and tiles. You will paint and carve while exploring slips and glazes. Historical and contemporary artists will be introduced for inspiration.  More advanced students will be encouraged to hone your skills...

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$365

9 sessions

Teen Wheel Throwing (Ages 12-16)

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

Independently create work on the pottery wheel. All experience levels are welcome, including first-time throwers. Once the students are experienced throwers, the instructor will act as facilitator, assisting in any endeavor the students wish to take on. Instead of specific project assignments, students will be encouraged to present their own, unique...

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$275

9 sessions

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

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

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

Build Out: Extended 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.  Prerequisite: 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...

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$195

6 sessions

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!

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$35

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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