It’s time again to sign up for next session’s classes at Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago, IL. Classes begin the week of Sept. 8, 2008 and run for 10 weeks. If you sign up by August 15th, you’ll get 10% off.
Below I’ve listed the classes that I will be teaching in the fall. If you’re not interested in soda, or aren’t at the advanced level yet, there are tons of other classes to take (clay and non-clay, although you know my preference:) .
Advanced Topics in Soda Firing: Surface Decoration
LAC members $340 / Non-members $350
Soda Lab Fee: $60.00
This class will focus on color, pattern, texture, motif, and the development of a personal style for your soda fired pots and sculpture. You will use glazes, flashing and colored slips, stains and oxides to experiment with a wide variety of techniques which include resists (wax, latex, paper and tape), stencils, spraying and brushwork. In addition to concentrating on surface, hand building and wheel throwing demonstrations will be presented. All students are required to share loading and unloading of kilns on evenings outside of class
Advanced Wheel: Throwing and Altering
LAC Members $ 340/ Non-members $ 350
This class is for the proficient thrower to take their wheel work to the next level. We will push, pull and cut the clay on and off the wheel to create new forms on and off the wheel. We will use the wheel to make the basic forms, and then incorporate hand-building techniques to build forms that are out of round.
Class fee includes:
- 25lbs of stoneware, terra cotta clay, porcelain or soda clay.
- Glaze materials with over 200 glaze combinations
- Gas, soda and electric kiln firings
- Generous open studio time!! Come in 12 hours per day; 7 days per week (10am-10pm).
- Tool kits and additional clay are available for purchase.
- Don’t forget to dress-for-mess and bring an old towel to class.