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About Faces

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

Interested in learning to sculpt a portrait head from a live model? Improve your observation skills and clay technique while learning anatomical proportions and surface modeling.  Finished sculptures will be hollowed out, dried and fired. Includes presentation of contemporary and old master sculptors, with demonstrations and individualized instruction....

Wednesday Jul 24th, 1pm - 4pm

  (5 sessions)
$210

5 sessions

Photographing Garden Sculpture

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60022

The Chicago Botanic Garden is home to 20 world-class sculptures. Outdoor sculpture is brought to life by changing seasons, light, and weather. Learn how to approach photographing sculpture using perspective, focal length, and aperture settings.  Each week, photograph a few of the Garden’s sculptures, and review and critique previous work. DSLRs...

Sunday Aug 18th, 8:30am - 11:30am

  (4 sessions)
$290

4 sessions

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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

Advanced Projects (Early College Program)

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 280 S Columbus Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60603

This advanced level course focuses on several portfolio-building strategies while students work in the media of their choice (drawing, painting, sculpture, design, video, performance, photography, installation, etc.) with an emphasis on interdisciplinary practice.  The class begins by exploring several theme-based assignments, then each student...

Monday Aug 5th, 1pm - 4pm

  (10 sessions)
$465

10 sessions

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New Explorations

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

Learn to create abstract 3D art forms by exploring non-objective, organic and figurative themes. Stoneware clay, along with metal, glass, and found objects may be used. Instruction in slab and coil building techniques will be investigated.  Some sculpture experience is recommended.

No Upcoming Schedules
$440

12 sessions

Glaze Buffet

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

Manal Kara opens up their glaze treasure trove for participants to go wild. There will be a large collection of forgotten bisque pieces you can combine and give a new look all with the power of glaze. This is a silly exploration of alternative sculptural glaze techniques. Make something incoherent with the best of us.

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$35

The Figure: Real or Imagined

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

Sculpt the figure in clay from live models. Models generally hold the same pose for 3 classes. Students study the model learning to see proportions, gesture, and anatomy as they work realistically or use the model as the inspiration for more imaginative and interpretative work.

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$475

12 sessions

​Plaster Cloth Animal Workshop

at Spring Bird - Dundee Township 18N600 Westhill Rd, Dundee Township, Illinois 60118

Create your own whimsical animal sculpture! Make a stand alone sculpture or animal mask to hang on your wall! Join us for a day of creating a whimsical animal sculpture, while being immersed in the woods of Spring Bird! You Will Learn: to design an animal to build an armature for your animal to sculpt with plaster cloth to build fine details...

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$78

420 Pipe Works

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

Make your own pipe! and other various smoking devices. Rachel Ward will provide a two hours of instruction and the rest of the time you can make a pipe! Clay and underglaze provided. Pieces will be available for pick up two weeks later.

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$35

Erotic Toys

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

Join us for this adults-only event! Artist Manal Kara leads this class through techniques that are bound to create an object worthy of your desire. The personal aspect behind sensuality can be fully realized; take control and create a specific object for YOU or your partner or your partners. All tools and clay included. Paint your piece that evening...

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$35

Figure Sculpting

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

In this multi-level class students will learn to master the classical figure sculpture technique from a live model. We will cover the use of clay tools, clay body chemistry, basic armature construction, anatomy, and clay hollowing and firing technique.  Please note:  Although the building has a Costner ave address, the mail slot, parking...

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$50

Beginning Stone Carving Workshop

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

In beginning stone carving students will learn the basic techniques for composing and carving small sculpture out of alabaster and other soft stones. Students will need to purchase carving tools and materials. Please note:  This class is not for students with back problems or arthritis. Students should complete their classes within a year...

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$285

10 sessions

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Beginning Metal Sculpture

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

This class focuses on how to work sculptural concepts from the drawing board to the scale model stage of construction. Students will be expected to keep a sketchbook of ideas which will be critiqued and refined at each class session. Students will learn basic metal fabrication technique. Please note:  Students should complete their classes...

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$100

4 sessions

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The Lidded Form (On the Wheel)

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

This is a six week exploring different methods of lid making on the wheel. The class will cover at least four different variations including enclosed and cut forms. Students will make 4-8 lidded vessel forms. Students should have experience in wheel throwing, at least one intro to wheel throwing class or equivalent experience. Clay and tools provided....

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$195

6 sessions

Clay Pendant Making

at Bead In Hand - Oak Park 145 Harrison St, Illinois City, Illinois 60304

Learn the basics of working with clay while creating your own one-of-a-kind pendant! Students will learn: Basic information about working with clay The 3 basic hand-building techniques Features and designs specific to pendants How to select glaze By the end of class students will have completed: One clay pendant ready for the kiln! Finished...

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$30
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