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Virtual Handbuilding & Surface

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Educational Alliance Art School - Zoom Conference

In this five-week virtual pottery course, students will deepen their understanding of handbuilding with clay and decorating the surface of their ceramic forms. Students will explore a variety of techniques, focusing primarily on carving from a solid block of clay to produce functional tableware and decorative art objects. Through demonstrations, students...

Thursday Oct 8th, 6:30pm - 8pm Eastern Time

  (5 sessions)
$150

5 sessions

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

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Virtual Ceramics: Coil Construction

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Educational Alliance Art School - Zoom Conference

In this virtual five-week course, students will deepen their understanding of handbuilding with clay and create robust vessel forms from coiled clay. Students will explore a variety of techniques, focusing primarily on coil construction to produce functional tableware and decorative art objects. Students will learn how to embellish and adorn the surface...

Tuesday Oct 6th, 3:30pm - 5pm Eastern Time

  (5 sessions)
$150

5 sessions

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Handbuilding with Texture

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

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

Missing time in the studio? Using different textures at home can be a great way to explore clay. Start with something as simple as a ceramic spoon or tile and expand to something larger. We’ll review the fundamentals of ceramics including pinch, coil, and slab. If you are a more advanced student and want to continue working from home your participation...

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$150

5 sessions

Bird Houses

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at GnarWare Workshop - Online Online, Chicago, Illinois 00000

Spring is here! Invite the birds! This is a two hour workshop exploring building your own bird house or feeder. This class will cover basic hand building techniques with clay to achieve your form. Participants receive 5 lbs of clay, which they can pick up from GnarWare by coordinating with Liz McCarthy. You will only need a fork and a bowl of water...

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$35

Textured Mug

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at GnarWare Workshop - Online Online, Chicago, Illinois 00000

This is a two hour class that explores creating a hand built mug, and using fabric and things at your home to create textures on the surface. Participants receive 5 lbs of clay, which they can pick up from GnarWare by coordinating with Liz McCarthy. Frenchy will send you info on what you should gather at home for tools. Once you sign up, you will receive...

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$35

Handbuild at Home

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

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

Learn basic handbuilding techniques including pinch, coil, and slab. Follow weekly demos and guided projects, discussion, and a how-to on setting up a simple home studio. Clay and firing available for additional cost. Clay and firing available for additional cost; read more about EAC's Pottery at Home. Learn More. This interactive online class...

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$175

6 sessions

Intermediate Hand Building - Virtual

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at GnarWare Workshop - Online Online, Chicago, Illinois 00000

This is an alternative to studio classes during the covid-19 shut down. This is a four week class that meets with Natalie on ZOOM every Saturday from 10am-12pm. This class is for students with some hand building experience. The class will cover hand building techniques. We are leaving this open ended, students can bring ideas for projects and Natalie...

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$110

4 sessions

Clay Hand Building

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at Seventh Green Circle - Virtual Classroom

Intro to Hand Building will be an opportunity for students to work with clay as an art medium. Each student will become familiar with the basic methods of construction, decoration, vocabulary, as well as sculptural techniques. ***Hand building is the method of manipulating clay using one's hands and handheld tools. Children will use slab, coil and...

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$125

4 sessions

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Ceramic Handbuilding Garden Pottery

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

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

Pinch, slab, and coil your way to create fantastic containers for your favorite flowers and herbs. Folk traditions and techniques from Mexico to Italy will be your inspiration to design vases and vessels. Sgrafitto, stamping, carving animals and figures are just some of the techniques to put the finishing touch on your pieces. Group participation and...

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$175

6 sessions

Hand-Building

at Alexandria Clay Cooperative - Alexandria 2389 S. Dove St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

This 7-week class is open to students of all levels and will teach students how to create hand-built pottery using various techniques such as slab construction, coil pots, extruded clay, pinch pots, and more.  Classes are informal and kept small (8 students max) to allow instructors to provide each student with individual attention as needed....

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$250

8 sessions

Handbuilding Ceramics

at The Art League - Alexandria 105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

The Art League Ceramics Studio is located at our Madison Annex in Old Town, Alexandria. The studios are large, bright, and well equipped, easily stimulating creativity. Open studio time allows students to practice and expand their skills outside of class. Students interested in a complete clay experience may participate in our assistant work-study...

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$270

9 sessions

Mixed Level Handbuilding/Wheels

at VisArts at Rockville - Rockville 155 Gibbs St 3rd Fl, Rockville, Maryland 20850

This class covers instruction in hand-building, wheel and various glazes and surface decorating techniques. This class is held in our Ceramics 2 Studio, which allows access to wheels and handbuilding materials in the same classroom. Each student receives a credit for 2000 cubic inches of glaze firings per 8-week session (pro-rated for shorter sessions)....

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$340

8 sessions

Throwing / Handbuilding Ceramics

at The Art League - Alexandria 105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

The Art League Ceramics Studio at our Madison Annex in Old Town, Alexandria boasts large, bright, and well-equipped studios. Open studio time allows students to practice and expand their skills outside of class. Previously enrolled students interested in a complete clay experience may participate in our assistant work-study program and have the opportunity...

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$270

9 sessions

Handbuilding Plus! Basic Through Advanced

at Glen Echo Pottery - Glen Echo 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, Maryland 20812

Instruction in pinch, coil, and slab construction techniques, plus surface decoration, glazing, and firing at cone 10 reduction. Individual guidance for all levels of experience; special attention to newcomers.  Experienced potters can pursue independent projects with guidance of instructor.   Students may only enroll in one handbuilding...

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$188

12 sessions

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