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Ceramic Handbuilding Workshop

at Staten Island MakerSpace - Stapleton 450 Front Street, Staten Island, New York 10304

In this introductory class, students will learn the basic techniques of handbuilding, slab,coil and pinch pots.Participants can create small pieces using any or all of the techniques. In the last class, pieces will be glazed and then fired within the next week. This class is geared towards beginners, but all are welcome. Class fee includes 12 and a...

Wednesday Oct 16th, 6pm - 8:30pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

Introduction to the Potters Wheel

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

Have you always wanted to try out the the pottery wheel but not quite ready to sign up for an entire session? This one time introductory class lets you get your hands dirty on the wheel without the time commitment. You will experience how thrilling it is to get the clay spinning on the wheel while we explain the basics of centering and pulling up...

Saturday Nov 16th, 7pm - 9pm

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Accelerated Introduction to Sculpture

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

Learn the basic fundamentals of beginning a sculpture in clay. Students will learn how to use a variety of sculpture tools, the advantages of sculpting in clay, and how to achieve a likeness.  Required materials for the class are as follows Basic set of sculpture tools if you have them. If you do not have tools we can supply these...

Sunday Oct 27th, 6pm - 8pm

The Two-Part Mold: A Collaboration

at UrbanGlass - Fort Greene 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Explore the ways to use a two-part plaster mold for both ceramics and glass. Starting with mold construction, students will learn how to use the mold for slip-casting at BKLYN CLAY and wax working at UrbanGlass.  Ceramic pieces will be bisque fired and glazed at BKLYN CLAY. Waxes will be used for lost-wax kilncasting, resulting in a cast glass...

Thursday Oct 24th, 6pm - 9pm

  (8 sessions)

8 sessions

Introduction to Ceramics

at Newark Museum - Newark 49 Washington St, Newark, New Jersey 07102

During a six-session weekly course, participants will learn the foundational hand-building and wheel throwing ceramic techniques. Starting with inspiration from the Newark Museum’s ceramic collections, participants will create functional and decorative objects using pinch-pot, slab-building, coil-building, and wheel throwing methods. The course will...

Thursday Oct 17th, 10am - 1pm

  (6 sessions)

6 sessions

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Hand Building

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

Pinch, roll, coil, or flatten to make functional or sculptural pieces. Learn the basic hand building techniques with enough guidance to inspire your unique creativity. Between classes, students are welcome to practice at no additional charge, providing the studio is open and classes are not in session. Due to space limitations, we cannot offer make-up...

Saturday Nov 2nd, 10:30am - 12:30pm

  (8 sessions)

8 sessions

Introduction to Écorché: Portrait Anatomy (Sculpture)

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

Écorché sculpture workshop is strong method to master and to commit the complex forms of the human figure to memory. This course will focus on better understanding the skull and muscles of the face, as well as it's various facial features. Students will use oil-based clay on an armature to build a life size anatomical sculpture of...

Sunday Nov 10th, 5pm - 8pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

Porcelain Jewelry

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

Moving beyond making beads out of clay, students will use porcelain to create sculptural, one-of-a-kind statement jewelry. Students can take inspiration from various art styles and imagery to create collaged and decorative surfaces using image transfer techniques. Students will learn how to use rice paper decals, cut abstract and three-dimensional...

Friday Nov 1st, 1pm - 4pm

  (6 sessions)

6 sessions

Metals 1: Make a Box (Workshop)

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

The Copper box is the first project in our Metalsmithing class curriculum and is being offered as a stand alone workshop.  Learn the basics of metalsmithing by making a cooper box. In this workshop you will be introduced to cutting, soldering, sawing, filing, sanding and polishing. These skills are foundational to working with metal and will be...

Saturday Nov 2nd, 10am - 4pm

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Hand-Building Workshops

at AlterWork Studios - Astoria 30-09 35th Ave, Long Island City, New York 11106

Hand-building is an ancient art of creating objects out of clay with just simply your hands and some basic tools. Unlike wheel- throwing, hand-building allows for numerous variations in form, so come in ready to be creative, experiment and explore. These 2 hour workshops are part of an ongoing series that will cover different hand building methods,...

Monday Oct 21st, 7pm - 9pm

Handbuilding and Wheel (Intermediate/Advanced)

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

Now that you have at least two semesters of Beginner/Intermediate Handbuilding and Wheel classes under your belt, you’re ready to move on to our more advanced classes. Working with world-class teaching artists, you’ll explore your personal voice through clay and learn how to develop personal work as you build on your skillset with more advanced...

Wednesday Nov 13th, 7pm - 10pm

  (5 sessions)

5 sessions

Enamels (8 Week Class)

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

Enameling is the art of applying a durable coating of melted glass fused to the surface of metal. The color and technique mesmerize artists and provide an endless palette from where to draw inspiration. In this 8 week class, participants will learn the fundamental techniques of enameling while making a number of beautiful pieces. Note: The price includes...

Thursday Nov 21st, 9:15am - 12:15pm

  (8 sessions)

8 sessions

Metals (8 Week Class)

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

Our instructors will teach beginners the basics and work closely with more experienced students to develop advanced skills and learn new techniques. Beginner students will work on projects specially designed to teach the basic elements of jewelry fabrication including rivets, annealing, soldering, fusing and piercing. Advanced students can work...

Sunday Nov 17th, 12pm - 3pm

  (8 sessions)

8 sessions

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Explorations with Clay: Wheel (Beginner/Intermediate)

at ArtWorks at West Side YMCA - Upper West Side 5 W 63rd St, New York, New York 10023

Push your work forward by exploring functional forms in series.  We will also work on altering forms and finish up with decorative and glaze techniques.  Beginners are welcome.

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8 sessions

Sculpting the Figure

at New York Academy of Art - TriBeCa 111 Franklin St, New York, New York 10013

Taught by a professor of sculpture and anatomy in the Academy's graduate school, this course offers instruction to students of all levels in modeling the human form. Working from the live model, students will sculpt a standing, seated, or reclining figure or a portrait head. Both water-based and oil-based clay will be provided, as well as armatures,...

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