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Ceramics Masterclass: Making copies or Underglaze

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

Full Course Name: Ceramics Masterclass: Making Copies or Underglaze Transfers EAC is fortunate to have Tim Kowalczyk demonstrate and teach his slab building techniques using paper clay, creating ceramic objects that mimic the appearance of cardboard and tin cans. After sharing his work, he will discuss the process of creating images using computer...

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$180

Slump Mold Dish Set

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

This class will use slump mold techniques with plaster and bisque molds to produce a set of dishes. The first class students will create their molds based on plater and clay slab techniques.  Class will complete a "set" of 3-8 bowls and plates First come first serve access to the studio during open hours for the duration of the class Classes...

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$135

4 sessions

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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

Lidded Vessel

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

This class covers various methods wheel throwing to vessels with lids. 25 lbs of clay included. $2/pound to purchase more clay (glaze included in the price) First come first serve access to the studio during open hours for the duration of the class Classes non-refundable after the first class commences. Make-up classes negotiable, but not guaranteed....

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$135

4 sessions

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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

Summer Camp: Teens' Wheel Throwing Boot Camp

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

Throwing Boot Camp submerges teens into an intensive two weeks of skill development on the pottery wheel. Students will work on functional forms such as mugs and bowls, and also learn how to make handles and trim their finished work. Students will complete 5-10 finished glazed pieces by then end of the class. clay, tools, and glazes included

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$150

10 sessions

Summer Camp: Anti-Skillz

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

This class covers basic ceramic hand building techniques, and then asks students to forget the rules and experiment with clay. Students will work together and alone on projects that explore clay as a material, making traditional ceramic vessels, and then scrambling traditional forms to make wild material abstract objects. Students will make between...

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$150

10 sessions

Summer Camp: Whistle and Drums

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

This class dives into the art of ceramic music making. Using basic hand building techniques students will create forms that make sound! Students will complete between 3-5 whistles of many different shapes and sizes, and one drum by the end of the course. In order to develop basic clay skills, the course will cover using pinch pots, additive decoration,...

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$150

10 sessions

Tack Room Pop Up: Folded Mugs and Planters

at GnarWare Workshop - Pilsen 1227 W 18th St, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Join GnarWare for “Folded Mugs and Planters” pop up workshop at the Tack Room. ack Room is located at Thalia Hall across the hall from Dusek’s. Bar will be open during the workshop. Workshop provides clay slabs, tools, and underglaze. Instruction covers building a mug or planter with clay slabs. Participants may paint their piece with underglaze...

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$20

Mold Making For Ceramicists

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

Using design software, ceramicists learn how to design their own bowl and plate molds to use for the production of their work. Once designed, watch as your mold is beautifully cut out on the EAC’s laser engraver. Students of this workshop will be able to take the molds home the day-of the workshop and be able to use them in all of their classes. ...

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$110

Encaustic Painting

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

Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax with colored pigments. Learn about safety, materials, its origins, and explore mixed media wax painting combining with wax: image transfers, collages, pastels, pouring and embedding objects in wax, to impressionistic painting techniques. Instructor's Recommended...

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$325

9 sessions

Learning to Photograph Your Artwork

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 2603 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, Illinois 60201

This two-day workshop will demonstrate how to photograph both your 2D + 3D artwork. Lighting styles as well as compositional techniques will be explored. This workshop will cover lighting 2D artwork such as: paintings and drawings, and all 3D artwork including;  jewelry, sculpture, ceramics & pottery, metalwork & furniture. Knowledge of...

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$140

2 sessions

Wheel Throwing

at Penguin Foot Pottery - Logan Square 2514 W. Armitage, Chicago, Illinois 60647

Want to give yourself a taste of pottery without the class commitment? Come by during any of our drop-in times and pay by the project! Both wheel throwing and hand building projects are available. We also offer a list of ideas if you're feeling stumped. There will be an instructor on hand to show you how it all works and help you along. There are no...

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$25

Wheel Throwing

at Terra Incognito - Oak Park 246 Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60302

Our classes combine students of varying skill levels. We find that this helps both the less skilled students, who learn from the more advanced students (as well as the teacher), and helps the more advanced students to articulate what, how and why they do what they do. Beginners, will receive an introduction to basic throwing techniques: centering...

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$325

8 sessions

Hand Building

at Penguin Foot Pottery - Logan Square 2514 W. Armitage, Chicago, Illinois 60647

Want to give yourself a taste of pottery without the class commitment? Come by during any of our drop-in times and pay by the project! Both wheel throwing and hand building projects are available. We also offer a list of ideas if you're feeling stumped. There will be an instructor on hand to show you how it all works and help you along. There are no...

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$22
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