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About Faces & Independent Study

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

Learn to sculpt a portrait from a live model. Improve your observation skills and clay techniques while learning strategies for placing proportional features, anatomical differences and surface modeling in this fun and challenging course. Finished sculptures will be hollowed out, dried and fired.  The class will include presentation of contemporary...

Wednesday Nov 6th, 1pm - 4pm

  (6 sessions)
$250

6 sessions

Sewing Techniques: Fundamentals

at School of the Art Institute of Chicago - The Loop 36 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Joining fabrics to cover the body and create shelter has been a prized skill in the progress of civilization. Students will build on that tradition by learning fundamental seams and finishes used in modern day garment construction. Industry standards of sewing are emphasized and all techniques are taught and practiced on professional, industrial sewing...

Friday Jan 10th, 6pm - 9pm

  (6 sessions)
$685

6 sessions

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Fedz Sculpt Workshop Part 2

at VIP Paints - Pilsen 2015 S. Laflin St, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Back by popular demand!! We are excited to host another specialty workshop by Fedz Art @fedzart a popular painter and muralist. He will be teaching how to create and sculpt on a spray can. Byob and bring snacks – All materials included

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$45

Thematic: Re-interpreted Histories

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.  Class Project Objective: Research a specific ancient culture’s iconology by following the path of a specific...

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$185

6 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

Pit Fire / Clay Dig / Pachamanka in the Driftless

at GnarWare Workshop - Freeport 126 E Douglas St, Freeport, Illinois 61032

Join Nance Klehm and Liz McCarthy (of GnarWare) for a weekend of pit firing, Pachamanka, and workshops. This weekend of camping and programming will culminate in a pit firing of participants’ wares Saturday evening.  Participants will have open access to GnarWare Workshops at the start of September and 25lbs of clay to make objects for the...

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$235

3 sessions

420 Pipe Works

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

Make your own pipe! and other various smoking devices. Rachel Ward will provide a two hours of instruction and the rest of the time you can make a pipe! Clay and underglaze provided. Pieces will be available for pick up two weeks later.

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$35

Photographing Garden Sculpture

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60022

The Chicago Botanic Garden is home to 20 world-class sculptures. Outdoor sculpture is brought to life by changing seasons, light, and weather. Learn how to approach photographing sculpture using perspective, focal length, and aperture settings.  Each week, photograph a few of the Garden’s sculptures, and review and critique previous work. DSLRs...

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$290

4 sessions

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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

New Explorations

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

Learn to create abstract 3D art forms by exploring non-objective, organic and figurative themes. Stoneware clay, along with metal, glass, and found objects may be used. Instruction in slab and coil building techniques will be investigated.  Some sculpture experience is recommended.

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$440

12 sessions

Figure Sculpting

at The Fire Arts Center of Chicago - Hermosa 1830 N Kostner Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60639

In this multi-level class students will learn to master the classical figure sculpture technique from a live model. We will cover the use of clay tools, clay body chemistry, basic armature construction, anatomy, and clay hollowing and firing technique.  Please note:  Although the building has a Costner ave address, the mail slot, parking...

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$50

The Figure: Real or Imagined

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

Sculpt the figure in clay from live models. Models generally hold the same pose for 3 classes. Students study the model learning to see proportions, gesture, and anatomy as they work realistically or use the model as the inspiration for more imaginative and interpretative work.

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$475

12 sessions

Glaze Buffet

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

Manal Kara opens up their glaze treasure trove for participants to go wild. There will be a large collection of forgotten bisque pieces you can combine and give a new look all with the power of glaze. This is a silly exploration of alternative sculptural glaze techniques. Make something incoherent with the best of us.

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$35

Beginning Stone Carving Workshop

at The Fire Arts Center of Chicago - Hermosa 1830 N Kostner Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60639

In beginning stone carving students will learn the basic techniques for composing and carving small sculpture out of alabaster and other soft stones. Students will need to purchase carving tools and materials. Please note:  This class is not for students with back problems or arthritis. Students should complete their classes within a year...

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$285

10 sessions

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