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Wheel (Intermediate/Advanced)

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

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

This program is taking place remotely. If you have signed up, you will receive an email with details of how to access the program. This three week online class for the advanced potter will involve a combination of online lectures, demonstrations, and discussion. Lectures will cover ceramic art history and demonstrations will include wheel throwing...

Tuesday Jun 2nd, 10am - 11:30am Eastern Time

  (3 sessions)
$99

3 sessions

Templates and Ceramic Forms

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

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

In this class students will about the use paper templates to plan out future vessels. Form and function will be discussed. Through the use of non-traditional materials, we will experiment with texture and explore pattern. Ideas generated in this class will be able to be transferred and used once back in the studio. Click below for the supply list:...

Wednesday Jun 3rd, 9am - 10:30am Eastern Time

  (3 sessions)
$99

3 sessions

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Handbuilding and Wheel (Beginner/Intermediate)

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

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

Students will explore the techniques of coiling, exploring box construction and how to use household items as molds for making functional and sculptural forms. Information will be useful and helpful once back in the studio. In addition to clay, students will need basic materials found at home. Prerequisite: two semesters of Handbuilding and Wheel...

Wednesday Jun 3rd, 9am - 10:30am Eastern Time

  (3 sessions)
$99

3 sessions

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Claymation.

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

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

In this online class, we will utilize, a frame by frame approach to working with ceramics and a digital camera/phone. We will learn how to manipulate this magical material into a moving image. Squeeze, cut, push, pull—each movement of the clay will be recorded to give action to our intended content Supplies needed:  clay, plasticine air dried...

Tuesday Jun 2nd, 11am - 1pm Eastern Time

  (3 sessions)
$135

3 sessions

Handbuilding and Wheel (Intermediate/Advanced)

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

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

Students will explore the techniques of coiling, exploring box construction and how to use household items as molds for making functional and sculptural forms. Information will be useful and helpful once back in the studio. In addition to clay, students will need basic materials found at home. Prerequisite: two semesters of Handbuilding and...

Wednesday Jun 3rd, 12:30pm - 2pm Eastern Time

  (3 sessions)
$99

3 sessions

Figure Sculpting with Clay

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

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

This course will take you through the whole process of sculpting a portrait bust, hand studies and full figure. Strengthen your observational skills, hallowing techniques and explore detail development, including a list of optional supplementary resources will be provided. There will be demonstrations in clay and alternative materials. Supply List: ...

Tuesday Jun 2nd, 7pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

  (3 sessions)
$99

3 sessions

Contemplating and Designing Ceramics

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

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

In this class, the students will be asked to take advantage of the many museums around the world that have opened their collections to online visitors. Projects will be based on the research gathered including drawings, found materials, paper, cardboard scissors and glue. Students will develop a sketchbook practice to enhance their clay work. This...

Tuesday Jun 2nd, 10am - 11:30am Eastern Time

  (3 sessions)
$99

3 sessions

Ceramics Design Prep

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

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

This online research-based course will focus on developing new and highly refined forms paired with carefully selected surfaces. Research will be done by delving into online collections and selecting forms, then, refining them by altering scale and adding attachments. This will be done using basic sketching techniques or, if the student has access,...

Thursday Jun 4th, 4pm - 6pm Eastern Time

  (3 sessions)
$229

3 sessions

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 Jun 2nd, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time

  (4 sessions)
$230

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 Jun 2nd, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time

BYOB Drop-In Wheel Throwing

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. There will be a 20 minute demo on 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, and come...

Sunday Jun 7th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

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...

No upcoming schedules
$185

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 the students are experienced throwers, the instructor will act as facilitator, assisting in any endeavor the students wish to take on.  Instead of specific project assignments, students will be encouraged to present their own,...

Wednesday Jun 10th, 4:15pm - 6:15pm Central Time

  (4 sessions)
$135

4 sessions

Glaze Mixing

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

This class covers the basics of mixing glaze with standardized powder chemicals. In this class students will mix a base glaze and add various colorants, learn how to read a glaze recipe, and test out some variations on recipes. There is some outside of class reading necessary. This class might potentially expand an extra 2 weeks. This class will include...

No upcoming schedules
$185

5 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...

No upcoming schedules
$185

6 sessions

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