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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...

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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

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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....

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$25

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...

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$185

6 sessions

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...

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$205

5 sessions

Extended Hand-Building

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

BUILD OUT is an extension of Clay 101 or Hand Building Basics. It is for those that want to extend their skills, problem shoot projects, and develop more hand-building techniques.  Includes 25 pounds of clay and firing. $2/pound for more (includes glaze) Students have open access to the studio during open hours for the duration of the class....

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$135

3 sessions

Mug Making: Hand Built

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

Enjoy a hot cup o' joe in your hand-built mug!

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$35

Build Out: Extended Hand Building

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

BUILD OUT is an extension of Clay 101 or Hand Building Basics. It is for those that want to extend their skills, problem shoot projects, and develop more hand-building techniques.  Prerequisite: Some clay experience is required. Note: Includes 25 pounds of clay and firing. $2/pound for more (includes glaze) Students have open access to the...

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$195

6 sessions

Folded Mug

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

This two part class covers making mugs with slab building. The first week participants will make 2-4 mugs by folding slabs with extruded handles. The second week participants will learn glazing techniques and finish their mugs.  This class comes with 5 lbs of clay. $2/pound to purchase more (includes glaze).

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$35

Hand Building Basics

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

This class introduces clay as a material, and covers basic hand building skills such as pinch pots, slab building, coil pots, and carving techniques. 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).

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$135

6 sessions

Intro to Hand Building Ceramics (age 16+)

at Magical Minds Studio - Oak Park 110 Madison St, Chicago, Illinois 60302

Learn to create ceramic art, slipping and scoring your work!

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$190

5 sessions

Throwing, Handbuilding and Altered Forms

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

In this one-week intensive class students get to make their own work along with tips and critiue from the instructor. This is a great opportunity for current, new, or returning students to become fully engaged with ceramics for a solid week.

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$360

5 sessions

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Intermediate/Advanced Ceramics

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

For students with some experience in throwing and hand-building, add to your repertoire of form and technique. Throw “larger,” adding appendages to pots, and altering thrown forms. Explore form and function, as well as shape and design of ceramic pieces.

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$480

12 sessions

Form and Function

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

For students with some experience in throwing and hand-building, add to your repertoire of form and techniques to explore how function relates to form working with high-fire reduction stoneware.

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$480

12 sessions

Throw, Hand-build and Alter

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

Designed for the student with specific goals and for those who want to build on their wheel and hand-building construction skills. Through demonstrations, discussion, and lots of individual guidance students broaden their understanding of technique, materials and ceramic history. Class is enhanced by a wide variety of activities such as glaze testing,...

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$365

10 sessions

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