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Teapots

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Richmond Art Center - Virtual Classroom

In this three-part class we will dive deep into one of the most quintessential and complex ceramic forms -- the teapot. We will go through the construction process from start to finish, sharing images and discussing ideas about how to successfully connect form and function. Demonstrations will focus mainly on thrown components for teapots, but options...

Monday Nov 23rd, 10am - 12pm Pacific Time

  (3 sessions)
$105

3 sessions

Using Underglazes 101

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Richmond Art Center - Virtual Classroom

Learn the basics of using underglaze to add color, pattern and detail to your ceramic pieces! Underglaze is an accessible and easy to use material that is safe for home-use and applicable to various firing temperatures. Learn about the many possibilities of underglaze in this info session/demo. Feel free to come with questions. Some ceramic experience...

Sunday Nov 1st, 10am - 12pm Pacific Time

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Enameling In Your Home Kiln

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

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

Learn new techniques to use in your home kiln! Start with the basics of sifting enamels and utilizing your own enamels fire new pieces learning sgraffito, Limoges, graphite pencil techniques and more. Demonstrations and individualized attention will be given. Some previous kiln experience required. Important notes: This interactive online class...

Tuesday Oct 27th, 1pm - 4pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$230

6 sessions

Ghada Amer: Ceramics

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at 92nd Street Y - Online Online Classroom, New York, New York 00000

Ghada Amer was born in Cairo in 1963 and raised in France where she studied at Villa Arson, Nice.   She currently lives and works in New York. Her wide-ranging practice spans painting, sculpture, works on paper, and garden and mixed-media installations. Over the course of her multi-decade career, Amer has created an aesthetic and conceptual...

Wednesday Feb 24th, 7pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

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Ceramic Social via Zoom (4 Sessions)

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Elizabeth Orleans Ceramic Studio - Virtual learning via Zoom

Elizabeth Orleans hosts "Ceramic Social" from her Venice Beach art studio via Zoom. Learn how to hand-build things out of clay. Stay creative and socialize from your own home! When: Every Tuesday Evening 6-9 PM (time is subject to change) We will Zoom for 2 hours (availability/questions for the last hour) What: We will focus...

Tuesday Oct 27th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time

  (4 sessions)
$195

4 sessions

Ceramic Social via Zoom (Single Session + Kiln)

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Elizabeth Orleans Ceramic Studio - Virtual learning via Zoom

Elizabeth Orleans hosts "Ceramic Social" from her Venice Beach art studio via Zoom. Learn how to hand-build things out of clay. Stay creative and socialize from your own home! When: Every Tuesday Evening 6-9 PM (time is subject to change) We will Zoom for 2 hours (availability/questions for the last hour) What: We will focus on a...

Tuesday Oct 27th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time

Wheel Throwing Basics Workshop

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

This workshop offers participants an opportunity to dabble in wheel throwing. This class is best for people with little or no throwing experience. This class guides students through the basic throwing skills, and students can jump into action. The instructor will guide the group through throwing two pieces.  Students will complete 1-2 pieces,...

Sunday Nov 1st, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

In-Progress Portfolio Critique - Online

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Online Classroom

As a developing artist, you need personalized, supportive evaluation to improve your techniques. This is your chance to bring your finished art and work-in-progress for respectful, careful feedback via group discussion and teacher-led demos. We'll pay special attention to your ability to convey the intricacy of your subject. Are your details complete?...

Wednesday Feb 17th, 10am - 3:30pm Eastern Time

Beginning Wheel Throwing

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

Introduction to the potter’s wheel, giving you a solid base on which to build your throwing skills.  Skill Level: Beginner  In-person class (with reduced capacity) closely following Restore Illinois guidelines.  Face coverings required throughout the duration of class.   Includes COVID-19 cleaning fee.   Includes...

Monday Oct 26th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$220

6 sessions

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.  Skill: Intermediate/Advanced  In-person class (with reduced capacity) closely...

Wednesday Oct 28th, 1pm - 4pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$220

6 sessions

Throw, Hand-build and Alter

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

For students with specific goals who want to build on their wheel or hand-building construction skills. Join us!  In-person class (with reduced capacity) closely following Restore Illinois guidelines.  Face coverings required throughout the duration of class.  Includes COVID-19 cleaning fee. Includes 1 free bag of clay. ...

Wednesday Oct 28th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$220

6 sessions

Paint Your Own Pottery

at Color Cocktail Factory - Pilsen 917 W 18th St, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Choose from our menu of pottery, select your paints and sponges then roll up your sleeves and have a go!  Everything is included. One piece of pottery, paint, tools, glazing and firing. We have a wide selection of ready made 'blank' bisque pieces for you to enjoy painting and decorating. You select the item you would like to paint...

Wednesday Oct 28th, 7pm - 9pm Central Time

Intermediate/Advanced Wheel Thrown Ceramics

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

For those experienced in wheel thrown ceramics, hone your technique. Learn to use clay more efficiently, and make increasingly complex forms. Weekly demonstrations will include throwing, building, and glazing techniques. Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced In-person class (with reduced capacity) closely following Restore Illinois guidelines. Face...

Friday Oct 30th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$220

6 sessions

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Intermediate/Advanced Wheelthrown Ceramics

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

For those experienced in wheel thrown ceramics, hone your technique. Learn to use clay more efficiently, and make increasingly complex forms. Weekly demonstrations will include throwing, building, and glazing techniques.  Skill Level: Intermediate  In-person class (with reduced capacity) closely following Restore Illinois guidelines. ...

Friday Oct 30th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$220

6 sessions

Teen Wheel Throwing (Ages 12-16)

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

Independently create work on the pottery wheel. All experience levels are welcome, including first-time throwers. Once experienced, the instructor will act as facilitator, helping you create own, unique ideas. Examples of items are mugs, cups, bowls and lamp bases.  Purchasing a beginner’s pottery set from a local art store is suggested. In-person...

Wednesday Oct 28th, 4:15pm - 6:15pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$190

6 sessions

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