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Teapots

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Richmond Art Center - Virtual Classroom

In this three-part class we will dive deep into one of the most quintessential and complex ceramic forms -- the teapot. We will go through the construction process from start to finish, sharing images and discussing ideas about how to successfully connect form and function. Demonstrations will focus mainly on thrown components for teapots, but options...

Monday Nov 23rd, 10am - 12pm Pacific Time

  (3 sessions)
$105

3 sessions

Using Underglazes 101

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Richmond Art Center - Virtual Classroom

Learn the basics of using underglaze to add color, pattern and detail to your ceramic pieces! Underglaze is an accessible and easy to use material that is safe for home-use and applicable to various firing temperatures. Learn about the many possibilities of underglaze in this info session/demo. Feel free to come with questions. Some ceramic experience...

Sunday Nov 1st, 10am - 12pm Pacific Time

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Ghada Amer: Ceramics

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

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

Ghada Amer was born in Cairo in 1963 and raised in France where she studied at Villa Arson, Nice.   She currently lives and works in New York. Her wide-ranging practice spans painting, sculpture, works on paper, and garden and mixed-media installations. Over the course of her multi-decade career, Amer has created an aesthetic and conceptual...

Wednesday Feb 24th, 7pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

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 Nov 3rd, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time

  (4 sessions)
$195

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 Nov 3rd, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time

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Wheel Throwing Basics Workshop

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. This class guides students through the 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,...

Sunday Nov 1st, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

In-Progress Portfolio Critique - Online

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Online Classroom

As a developing artist, you need personalized, supportive evaluation to improve your techniques. This is your chance to bring your finished art and work-in-progress for respectful, careful feedback via group discussion and teacher-led demos. We'll pay special attention to your ability to convey the intricacy of your subject. Are your details complete?...

Wednesday Feb 17th, 10am - 3:30pm Eastern Time

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Intermediate/Advanced Wheel Thrown 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. Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced In-person class (with reduced capacity) closely following Restore Illinois guidelines. Face...

Friday Oct 30th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$220

6 sessions

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.  Skill Level: Intermediate  In-person class (with reduced capacity) closely following Restore Illinois guidelines. ...

Friday Oct 30th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$220

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...

Friday Oct 30th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Central Time

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...

Thursday Oct 29th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$220

6 sessions

BYOB Pipe and Ashtray Making Class

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

Learn how to make a ceramic pipe and an ashtray Clay, instructor, and tools all included with the class 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...

Saturday Oct 31st, 7pm - 9pm Central Time

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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$180

6 sessions

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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

Understanding Glazes

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

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

Understanding Glazes Online consists of 14 on-demand video lectures presented over three months. The on-demand format is designed for the educational needs of the ceramicist. Students are able to watch lectures as often as they like, providing them with the ability to absorb and engage with the information like never before. Students also can engage...

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$475

12 sessions

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