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Handbuilding with Texture

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Evanston Art Center - Online Interactive Online Classroom via Zoom, Chicago, Illinois 00000

Missing time in the studio? Using different textures at home can be a great way to explore clay. Start with something as simple as a ceramic spoon or tile and expand to something larger. We’ll review the fundamentals of ceramics including pinch, coil, and slab. If you are a more advanced student and want to continue working from home your participation...

Thursday Jun 18th, 10am - 12pm Central Time

  (5 sessions)
$150

5 sessions

Handbuilding and Wheel (Beginner/Intermediate)

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at 92nd Street Y - Online Online Classroom, New York, New York 00000

Students will explore the techniques of coiling, exploring box construction and how to use household items as molds for making functional and sculptural forms. Information will be useful and helpful once back in the studio. In addition to clay, students will need basic materials found at home. Prerequisite: two semesters of Handbuilding and Wheel...

Monday Jun 8th, 7pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

  (3 sessions)
$99

3 sessions

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Ceramic Handbuilding Garden Pottery

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Evanston Art Center - Online Interactive Online Classroom via Zoom, Chicago, Illinois 00000

Pinch, slab, and coil your way to create fantastic containers for your favorite flowers and herbs. Folk traditions and techniques from Mexico to Italy will be your inspiration to design vases and vessels. Sgrafitto, stamping, carving animals and figures are just some of the techniques to put the finishing touch on your pieces. Group participation and...

Thursday Jun 18th, 1pm - 3pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$175

6 sessions

Ceramics Design Prep

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at 92nd Street Y - Online Online Classroom, New York, New York 00000

This online research-based course will focus on developing new and highly refined forms paired with carefully selected surfaces. Research will be done by delving into online collections and selecting forms, then, refining them by altering scale and adding attachments. This will be done using basic sketching techniques or, if the student has access,...

Thursday Jun 4th, 4pm - 6pm Eastern Time

  (3 sessions)
$229

3 sessions

Contemplating and Designing Ceramics

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at 92nd Street Y - Online Online Classroom, New York, New York 00000

In this class, the students will be asked to take advantage of the many museums around the world that have opened their collections to online visitors. Projects will be based on the research gathered including drawings, found materials, paper, cardboard scissors and glue. Students will develop a sketchbook practice to enhance their clay work. This...

Tuesday Jun 23rd, 10am - 11:30am Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$130

4 sessions

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Ceramic Social via Zoom (4 Sessions)

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Elizabeth Orleans Ceramic Studio - Virtual learning via Zoom

Elizabeth Orleans hosts "Ceramic Social" from her Venice Beach art studio via Zoom. Learn how to hand-build things out of clay. Stay creative and socialize from your own home! When: Every Tuesday Evening 6-9 PM (time is subject to change) We will Zoom for 2 hours (availability/questions for the last hour) What: We will focus...

Tuesday Jun 9th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time

  (4 sessions)
$230

4 sessions

Ceramic Social via Zoom (Single Session + Kiln)

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Elizabeth Orleans Ceramic Studio - Virtual learning via Zoom

Elizabeth Orleans hosts "Ceramic Social" from her Venice Beach art studio via Zoom. Learn how to hand-build things out of clay. Stay creative and socialize from your own home! When: Every Tuesday Evening 6-9 PM (time is subject to change) We will Zoom for 2 hours (availability/questions for the last hour) What: We will focus on a...

Tuesday Jun 9th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time

BYOB Drop-In Wheel Throwing

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

This workshop offers participants an opportunity to dabble in wheel throwing. This class is best for people with little or no throwing experience. There will be a 20 minute demo on basic throwing skills, and students can jump into action. The instructor will guide the group through throwing two pieces. Students will complete 1-2 pieces, and come...

Sunday Jun 7th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

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...

No upcoming schedules
$185

6 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,...

Wednesday Jun 10th, 4:15pm - 6:15pm Central Time

  (4 sessions)
$135

4 sessions

Glaze Mixing

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

This class covers the basics of mixing glaze with standardized powder chemicals. In this class students will mix a base glaze and add various colorants, learn how to read a glaze recipe, and test out some variations on recipes. There is some outside of class reading necessary. This class might potentially expand an extra 2 weeks. This class will include...

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$185

5 sessions

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...

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$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 3-4 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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$185

6 sessions

Spring Ikebana: Japanese Floral Arranging

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Capture the graceful curve of an unfolding bud, the surprise of new leaves, or the lightness of a cloud through Ikebana -- the art of Japanese flower arranging. The instructors will demonstrate several techniques and then help you create your favorite version. All plant materials will be collected fresh from the Arboretum grounds. Each student will...

Saturday Jun 20th, 1pm - 3:30pm Central Time

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Textured Bowls

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at GnarWare Workshop - Online Online, Chicago, Illinois 00000

This class Frenchy will show how to make small and larger pinch pot bowls. Using things around the house. Students will create textures on their decorative bowls. Participants receive 5 lbs of clay, which they can pick up from GnarWare by coordinating with Liz McCarthy. You will only need a fork and a bowl of water for tools. Once you sign up, you...

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$35
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