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Clay 101: Hand Building Basics

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

This class is picking up where the canceled class left off, but all are welcome.  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...

Thursday Aug 6th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

  (4 sessions)
$135

4 sessions

Face Planter Workshop

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

This Workshop covers basic hand building techniques to build and sculpt a planter with as a portrait. Sydnie will show techniques she uses in her own practice, and help participants bring their own features to their piece. This class includes clay and tools. All attendees are required to wear masks covering their mouth and nose.

Tuesday Aug 25th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

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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...

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$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...

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$130

4 sessions

Bird Houses

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at GnarWare Workshop - Online Online, Chicago, Illinois 00000

Spring is here! Invite the birds! This is a two hour workshop exploring building your own bird house or feeder. This class will cover basic hand building techniques with clay to achieve your form. 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...

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$35

Textured Mug

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at GnarWare Workshop - Online Online, Chicago, Illinois 00000

This is a two hour class that explores creating a hand built mug, and using fabric and things at your home to create textures on the surface. Participants receive 5 lbs of clay, which they can pick up from GnarWare by coordinating with Liz McCarthy. Frenchy will send you info on what you should gather at home for tools. Once you sign up, you will receive...

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$35

Intermediate Hand Building - Virtual

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at GnarWare Workshop - Online Online, Chicago, Illinois 00000

This class is for students with some hand building experience. The class will cover hand building techniques. We are leaving this open ended, students can bring ideas for projects and Natalie will demo for everyone participating. This class comes with a total of 8 hours of studio sign up time. This is for working on pieces in house and glazing. This...

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$110

4 sessions

Handbuild at Home

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

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

Learn basic handbuilding techniques including pinch, coil, and slab. Follow weekly demos and guided projects, discussion, and a how-to on setting up a simple home studio. Clay and firing available for additional cost. Clay and firing available for additional cost; read more about EAC's Pottery at Home. Learn More. This interactive online class...

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$175

6 sessions

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...

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$175

6 sessions

Clay Hand Building

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Seventh Green Circle - Virtual Classroom

Intro to Hand Building will be an opportunity for students to work with clay as an art medium. Each student will become familiar with the basic methods of construction, decoration, vocabulary, as well as sculptural techniques. ***Hand building is the method of manipulating clay using one's hands and handheld tools. Children will use slab, coil and...

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$125

4 sessions

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Handbuilding and Wheel (Intermediate/Advanced)

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...

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$130

4 sessions

Hand Building Expanded

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

This class is a deeper exploration of hand building with LizMcCarthy. The format of this class is pretty open. Students can come with specific projects, or skills they want to develop. Projects could include - large scale coil building, slab building, woven clay, reductive carving. Come with ideas! Includes 25lbs of clay.  No refunds after the...

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$185

7 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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$390

8 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
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