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BYOB Drop-In Wheel Throwing

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

Drop by to dabble in wheel throwing techniques. No experience necessary, all levels welcome. There will be a 20 minute demo on basic throwing skills, and students can jump into action. There may be more impromptu demos based on requests. 3 pounds of clay included. $2/pound for more Come back during open hours to glaze your pieces Liz McCarthy will...

Sunday Jul 21st, 6pm - 8pm

Kids Night Out

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

This is a workshop series for ages 7-12 years old. Drop your little human by GnarWare for 2.5 hours of guided fun. This specific workshop: "Make Your Favorite Animal". Participants will make a pinch pot and transform it into an Alien of their own design. All tools, paint, and materials are provided. Pieces will be available for pick two weeks after...

Friday Jul 19th, 5:30pm - 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...

Tuesday Aug 13th, 6pm - 8pm

  (6 sessions)
$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...

Saturday Aug 24th, 12pm - 2pm

  (4 sessions)
$150

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...

Thursday Aug 15th, 6pm - 8pm

  (6 sessions)
$185

6 sessions

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...

Saturday Aug 17th, 10am - 12pm

  (6 sessions)
$180

6 sessions

Throw and Alter

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...

Sunday Aug 18th, 12pm - 2pm

  (6 sessions)
$185

6 sessions

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...

Sunday Aug 18th, 3pm - 5pm

  (6 sessions)
$185

6 sessions

Cold Season Growing: September, October and November

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Lower West Side 2800 S Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60608

This is a technical training course for aspiring growers who are interested in learning best-practice season-extension techniques. It will combine classroom and hands-on work to prepare students to get a jump on the spring growing season. It will involve farm work activities in all weather conditions. Students are expected to work indoors and outd...

Saturday Sep 21st, 9am - 3pm

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Pinch Pot Teapot

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

Make your own steeping vessel by pinching clay! These are perfect for loose leaf or bag tea. Come back a week later to glaze. All clay and tools included.

No Upcoming Schedules
$35

Bead Making Workshop

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

Make a pile of beads! Join use for two hours of bead making that might extend into a day of bead making.  This workshop includes about 20-30 minutes of demo, and then participants can work independently for the rest of the time (or day) making beads. Includes 3 pounds of clay, tools, underglaze, and glaze.

No Upcoming Schedules
$35

Couples, Singles or Bffs

at VIP Paints - Lower West Side 2059 W 18th St, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Come paint, sip and catch good vibes at VIP Paints. You can paint on your own or as couple/partnered. No experience needed. We teach you step by step! Doors open 30 minutes prior to class start time. Free street parking available. BYOB for 21 and over, with ID. No open alcohol is allowed to leave VIP Paints. Gratuity not included for Instructor....

Friday Jun 28th, 6pm - 8pm

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.

No Upcoming Schedules
$35

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.

No Upcoming Schedules
$35

Erotic Toys

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

Join us for this adults-only event! Artist Manal Kara leads this class through techniques that are bound to create an object worthy of your desire. The personal aspect behind sensuality can be fully realized; take control and create a specific object for YOU or your partner or your partners. All tools and clay included. Paint your piece that evening...

No Upcoming Schedules
$35
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