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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 Oct 20th, 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...

Saturday Nov 16th, 2pm - 4pm

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$135

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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...

Thursday Oct 17th, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Build Your Own Tableware: A Mug and a Bowl

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

In this two hour workshop, you will be shown how to make a set of mugs and a bowl. This is a great introduction to hand building with clay and is just enough time to gain an understanding of the material and make something you’ll be proud of. After the session, you will leave your pieces with us, and we will process them for you i.e. glaze and...

Saturday Oct 26th, 5pm - 7pm

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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...

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$185

6 sessions

Pinching and Playing Ceramics Workshop

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

Traditional ways of using pinching, coiling, and press molding will be a springboard for you to develop your own unique mark making process. We'll explore a myriad of ways to mark the surface of a pot (or object), create unique forms not constrained by the wheel and to challenge you to look at vessels in a new way.

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$140

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...

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$405

9 sessions

Throw and Alter: Wheel Throwing

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...

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$185

6 sessions

Silk Screening Clay

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

Learn the basics if screenprinting on clay in this 4 week class with Hoofprint’s Liz Born. Each student will create their own silkscreen, with a library of graphics (drawn, digital, or found imagery). These will then be transferred with pigmented slip to slab built plates and/or thrown vessels. Participants will do direct printing onto clay and...

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$135

4 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...

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$185

6 sessions

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...

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$150

4 sessions

Wheel Thrown Tea Pot

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

This class will explore throwing and building the parts of a teapot. We will consider lids, handles, spouts thrown off the hump. We can also explore tea bowls and other accessories participants want to try such as honey jars or butter dishes.  This class comes with 25lbs of clay and open access to the studio. Students should have prior wheel...

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$135

4 sessions

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Kids Pottery Workshop

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

Pottery is something your kids will undoubtedly love. It's messy, it's rewarding and it's fascinating, building something from nothing.  In this class, your child and the teacher will focus on different hand building clay techniques. They'll be guided with help all the way through the class. Each class is carefully designed to allow for...

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$10

History and Clay: Research Driven Ceramics

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

This class is an experiment in research based classes at gnarware, bringing in discussion and research to drive the pieces made in class. Participants will contribute their own research and ideas as they work through their projects. There will also be a museum trip scheduled with this class. Objective: Research a specific ancient culture’s iconology...

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$185

6 sessions

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.

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$170
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