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Adaptive Ceramics

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

Working in clay and using a pottery wheel can be for everyone! In this adaptive class ideal for people with disabilities, the instructor will creatively adapt processes and equipment to be accessible to each individual student. Companions are welcome, but not required.  Please reach out to [email protected]  in advance to discuss...

Sunday Jun 30th, 10am - 12:30pm

  (9 sessions)
$250

9 sessions

Pipe and Ashtray Making Class

at Color Cocktail Factory - Pilsen 917 W 18th St, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Come learn how to make some 420 friendly ceramic pipes and ashtrays in this two-hour long class. Participants are encouraged to create sculptural one of kind pieces. An experienced teacher will take you through the basics of ceramic hand building and pipe building. We provide tools, aprons, cups, and ice. So bring your favorite drinks and your favorite...

Saturday Jun 29th, 7pm - 9pm

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Pinch Pot Teapot

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

Make your own steeping vessel by pinching clay! These are perfect for loose leaf or bag tea. Come back a week later to glaze. All clay and tools included.

Saturday Jul 13th, 5pm - 7:30pm

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 Jun 30th, 6pm - 8pm

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...

Tuesday Aug 13th, 6pm - 8pm

  (6 sessions)
$185

6 sessions

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...

Wednesday Jun 26th, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Desert Bowls

at Color Cocktail Factory - Pilsen 917 W 18th St, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Design your own serving dishes, platters, and bowls using various hand-building techniques. Class is instructed step by step by professional artists. No previous art Experience is needed Note: Our events are all BYOB.  You can bring your beverage of choice.  Ice, cups, corkscrews are provided.  All art materials are provided....

Thursday Jul 18th, 7:45pm - 9:45pm

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 Aug 17th, 10am - 12pm

  (6 sessions)
$180

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. Includes 25 pounds of clay and firing. $2/pound to purchase more clay (price includes...

Sunday Aug 18th, 3pm - 5pm

  (6 sessions)
$185

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...

Thursday Aug 15th, 6pm - 8pm

  (6 sessions)
$185

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...

Sunday Aug 18th, 12pm - 2pm

  (6 sessions)
$185

6 sessions

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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...

Saturday Aug 24th, 12pm - 2pm

  (4 sessions)
$150

4 sessions

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Thrown and Altered

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

Transform the symmetry of wheel-thrown pots by exploring multiple hand altering techniques in this interactive one-day workshop. Explore the gestural possibilities of clay through cause and effect brought on by manipulating pieces from your original wheel thrown format.

No Upcoming Schedules
$170

Learn to Throw

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

Taught at each student’s individual skill level. Learn and become comfortable with the basic techniques in throwing, such as centering, opening, and pulling cylinders, and glazing. Create mugs, bowls and plates using high-fire reduction.

No Upcoming Schedules
$480

12 sessions

Beginning Wheel Throwing

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

Introduction to the potter’s wheel, giving you a solid base on which to build your throwing skills.

No Upcoming Schedules
$480

12 sessions

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