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Online Intermediate Wheel Throwing

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Richmond Art Center - Virtual Classroom

This virtual wheel throwing class is ideal for students who have access to a wheel but still want to watch live demos and get feedback on their throwing. This is an opportunity to troubleshoot any difficulties you're facing on the wheel, and to ask for specific demos.  If students want to, they can throw with the teacher watching and get help...

Tuesday Feb 9th, 6pm - 7:30pm Pacific Time

  (6 sessions)
$210

6 sessions

Resistance is Beautiful

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Richmond Art Center - Virtual Classroom

In this workshop, we will discuss in-depth ways to use resist methods in ceramics to create decorative surfaces. By using resist, you can “resist” glaze or underglaze being in particular areas of your piece and add interest and design perspectives to your ceramic creations. We will focus in particular on repeating designs such as those found...

Saturday Feb 20th, 10am - 12pm Pacific Time

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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

Adaptive Ceramics (Ages 16+) - Online

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

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

In this inclusive class for adults of all abilities, use different items from your home to add texture to your pottery. Explore basic handbuilding techniques, including slump molds and new projects that interest you! Clay and firing available for additional cost.  Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate Recommended supplies: Muslin or canvas,...

Sunday Feb 21st, 10am - 11:30am Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$130

6 sessions

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Ceramic Social via Zoom (4 Sessions)

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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 Jan 19th, 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 Jan 19th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time

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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

Intro to Wheel Throwing

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

This class covers the basics of making cups and bowls on the pottery wheel, pulling handles, trimming, and glazing pieces. Students will finish 3-5 projects. Includes 25 pounds of clay and firing. $2/pound to purchase more clay (price includes glaze and firing). Students must purchase their own tools Students must follow studio safety guidelines...

Monday Jan 18th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

  (4 sessions)
$135

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...

Thursday Jan 21st, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

  (4 sessions)
$135

4 sessions

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 Feb 15th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$235

6 sessions

Throw and Alter: Wheel Throwing

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

This class will pick up where the canceled class left off. This class explores wheel throwing vessels, and different strategies for alter the symmetrical forms with methods like cutting, pressing, and mutating. We cover lotus bowls, Face mugs, throwing legs or handles, and slip decoration. Some throwing experience required (throw a centered cylinder)...

Friday Jan 22nd, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

  (4 sessions)
$135

4 sessions

Intermediate/Advanced Ceramics

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

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 Feb 17th, 1pm - 4pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$220

6 sessions

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...

Sunday Jan 24th, 1pm - 3pm Central Time

  (4 sessions)
$135

4 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 Feb 17th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$220

6 sessions

Intermediate/Advanced Wheel Thrown Ceramics

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

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...

Thursday Feb 18th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$220

6 sessions

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