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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...

Thursday Apr 25th, 5pm - 7pm

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....

Sunday Apr 28th, 12pm - 2pm

  (6 sessions)
$195

6 sessions

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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.

Sunday Apr 28th, 3pm - 5pm

  (6 sessions)
$195

6 sessions

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...

Saturday Apr 27th, 3pm - 5pm

  (6 sessions)
$195

6 sessions

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 Apr 28th, 6pm - 8pm

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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 Apr 27th, 10am - 12pm

  (6 sessions)
$195

6 sessions

About Faces

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

Have you ever wondered how to sculpt a portrait head from a live model? Now is your chance. In this fun and challenging class, you will improve your observation skills and clay techniques while learning anatomical proportions and surface modeling. Finished sculptures will be hollowed out, dried and fired. The class will include presentation of contemporary...

Wednesday May 8th, 1pm - 4pm

  (4 sessions)
$170

4 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. ...

Tuesday May 21st, 7pm - 9pm

Adult Wheel Throwing

at Terra Incognito Studios - Oak Park 246 Chicago Ave, Chicago, 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...

Saturday May 4th, 1pm - 4pm

  (8 sessions)
$350

8 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...

Friday May 31st, 7pm - 9pm

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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.

No Upcoming Schedules
$35

Press Molds Workshop

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

Make press mold with clay! Frenchy will go over some tips and tricks of press molds, and some projects to work on with the final result. Bring your own objects to make into press molds. Clay provided.

No Upcoming Schedules
$35

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...

No Upcoming Schedules
$195

6 sessions

Woven Clay Workshop

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

Using extruded strips and strings, this workshop will explore how to weave clay into vessels. Students will complete one bowl/tray/vessel form. Students will complete their forms over the course of the class and can come back a week later to glaze.

No Upcoming Schedules
$35
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