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Sculpture Without Sight

at Unarthodox - Chelsea 547 W 27th St Ste 300, New York, New York 10001

Touch is the first sense to develop when we are born. Yet most of our life is experienced through sight. During this unique experience, we will take you back to the very beginning. Explore your sense of touch by sculpturing...without sight. Using only your sense of touch and memory, you will guide yourself through an amazing immersive, sculpting...

Wednesday Sep 18th, 8pm - 9:30pm

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Silver Clay Workshop

at La Mano Pottery - Chelsea 110 W 26th St, New York, New York 10001

Precious metal clay, or silver clay, is made of pure silver mixed with water and an organic binding agent. You can mold it into an endless number of shapes and designs. When fired, the binding agent burns off, resulting in original fine silver jewelry—99.9% pure. Learn the basics of how to work with silver clay in our introductory workshop. This...

Sunday Oct 13th, 12:30pm - 3:30pm

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Polymer Clay

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Not your grandma’s polymer clay! Reinvented and rediscovered by today’s makers, this versatile material comes in many colors, can be blended to make any color, and can be used to make a multitude of patterns that imitate millefiori, mosaic tiles, wood, stone, or even ceramics. You can fire it in a toaster oven! Bring your creativity and your...

Thursday Sep 19th, 10am - 12:30pm

  (7 sessions)
$345

7 sessions

Precious Metal Clay (1 day workshop)

at Annealed Studio - Cranford 107 Union Ave N, Cranford, New Jersey 07016

If you can use a roller, a texturizing stamp, and cookie cutter - you can discover the wonderful world of Precious Metal Clay (PMC). In this 1-day workshop, you will learn from our lead PMC instructor, Kelly Grady, how to work with the clay. She will walk students through each step of the creative process including rolling, hydrating, firing,...

Sunday Sep 22nd, 10am - 4pm

Metal Clay (Workshop)

at Annealed Studio - Cranford 107 Union Ave N, Cranford, New Jersey 07016

If you can use a roller, a texturizing stamp, and cookie cutter - you can discover the wonderful world of Precious Metal Clay (PMC). In this 1-day workshop, you will learn from our lead PMC instructor, Kelly Grady, how to work with the clay. She will walk students through each step of the creative process including rolling, hydrating, firing,...

Sunday Sep 22nd, 10am - 4pm

Intro to Polymer Clay

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Learn the basics of this incredibly versatile material; how to condition, blend and create techniques to make beautiful designs for earrings or a pendant. Supply List: Ceramic tile (12 x 12) Blades for cutting polymer clay Several packs of PRIMO polymer clay in choice colors (including white and black) - these come in 2 oz. packs *Available on...

Saturday Nov 9th, 10am - 4pm

The Art of Portrait Sculpture (from live model)

at The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art - Sunset Park 117 57th St 2nd Fl, Brooklyn, New York 11220

The Art of Portrait Sculpture “In the footsteps of the Masters” This intimate workshop will introduce you to the art of portrait sculpture. During the four sessions we will complete a portrait bust in  (oil based) plasteline clay while learning how to work from a live model as well as with picture references of the same model. The students...

Sunday Oct 13th, 5pm - 8pm

  (4 sessions)
$400

4 sessions

Figure Sculpting with Clay

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Learn figure sculpting techniques in one of the best equipped ceramics studios in NYC! Working with a live model for portraiture and full-figure pieces, gain skills in depicting the human form in clay.  Both long and short poses will be offered, with some pieces created as exercises and some taken to completion and fired. Important Notes: ...

Tuesday Nov 12th, 7pm - 10pm

  (6 sessions)
$333

6 sessions

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Portrait Sculpting in Clay: The Male Head

at The Compleat Sculptor - Chelsea 110 West 19th Street Lower Level, New York, New York 10011

Working directly from the life model and using a step by step classical approach students will learn how to sculpt a realistic portrait in water-based clay. Starting from using a suitable armature structure, then blocking in the basic form, to finally modeling more detailed features. This course is suitable for all levels and will accommodate beginners...

Thursday Nov 14th, 10am - 5pm

  (5 sessions)
$895

5 sessions

Colored Porcelain Coffee & Espresso Mug Workshop

at Wilcoxson Brooklyn Ceramics - Greenpoint 67 West St Ground Fl #1, Brooklyn, New York 11222

This workshop is a hand building course using slabs of porcelain to build functional tablewares. In the workshop, we will apply colored clay "slips" to the surface of the mugs and create decorative patterns in blue, black, gray, and pink. Workshop participants will make at least 2 mugs that will be finished with glaze. The mugs can be picked up 2-3...

Saturday Sep 28th, 10am - 1pm

Porcelain Planter Workshop

at Wilcoxson Brooklyn Ceramics - Greenpoint 67 West St Ground Fl #1, Brooklyn, New York 11222

The workshop is a hand building course using slabs of porcelain to build functional objects. In the workshop, we will apply colored clay "slips" to the surface of the clay and create decorative patterns in blue, black, gray and pink. Workshop participants will make at least 1 planter that will be finished with glaze. The planter can be picked up...

Saturday Sep 28th, 3pm - 6pm

Ceramics: Beginner

at Art Studios @ JCC Manhattan - Upper West Side 334 Amsterdam Ave, New York, New York 10023

If you've always wanted to work with clay, this introductory class will have you making beautiful pieces right away. Roll up your sleeves and plunge into basic ceramic techniques for both handbuilding and wheel. Simple projects like vases, bowls, and platters, as well as pottery-wheel demos and practice, will be covered.

Sunday Nov 3rd, 1pm - 4pm

  (6 sessions)
$288

6 sessions

Porcelain Jewelry + Accessory Dish /Mug Workshop

at Wilcoxson Brooklyn Ceramics - Greenpoint 67 West St Ground Fl #1, Brooklyn, New York 11222

This is a hand building course using slabs of porcelain to build jewelry. Workshop participants will make at 5 pairs of earrings and 5 brooch, lapel pins, backpack pins or hat pins (5 pieces total) and 1 accessory dish / Mug that will be finished with glaze. The items can be picked up 2-3 weeks after the workshop. The workshop is 3 hours and is a...

Saturday Oct 5th, 3pm - 6pm

Adult Introductory Handbuilding Workshop

at Tribeca Clayworks - TriBeCa 120 Warren St, New York, New York 10007

Tribeca Clayworks, at the Downtown Community Center. has 2 ceramic studios. One which is fully equipped with pottery wheels, kilns, clay extruder, and the other adjacent studio for handbuilding where the class is held. This class focuses strictly on handbuilding which is the basic and essential method to understand clay. You will be instructed by...

Tuesday Sep 24th, 6:30pm - 9pm

Couples Night - Handbuilding Pottery

at Mugi Studio - Upper West Side 993 Amsterdam Ave, New York, New York 10025

In this class you will learn how to make cups, vases, trays, containers and other functional objects by using various handbuilding techniques of pinching, coiling and slabs. This is a terrific introductory class to working with clay, no prior experience is required. Important Thing to Note: The pottery wheel is not used in this class as it requires...

Saturday Oct 12th, 7pm - 9pm

$125
for 2 students
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