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Handbuilding: Clay (Adult)

at Baked in Brooklyn - Williamsburg
242 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11249

Join our class to learn various handbuilding techniques for making forms out of wet clay. After we teach you the basics, you'll have 3lbs of clay to make any project you like. We fire the pieces in our kiln, and then two weeks later you can return to glaze your work. All firings, glaze, and materials included in price of class.   Purchase includes...

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,...

$620

12 sessions

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Sculpture: Portrait

at New York School of the Arts - Upper East Side
315 E 62nd St 2nd Fl, New York, New York 10065

In this course, you will learn how to do a realistic human head from start to finish, exploring the anatomy of the face in-depth, proportions, features, and expressions. You’ll learn the principles of building armatures and handling clay. All work in clay from the life model.  All levels of experience are welcomed.

$300

8 sessions

Monday Jan 29th, 4pm

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Clay Soiree

at Yonkers Pottery - Yonkers
379 McLean Ave, Yonkers, New York 10705

TGIF! Looking for something truly different and fun to do Fridays? Flex your creative muscles in a relaxed atmosphere where you will meet others while learning the basics of pottery-making. There is little more gratifying than using ones hands and heart to form a tangible object you can use every day.  Great for beginners and experienced, date...

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 and sound. In this class, we take you back to the very beginning. Explore your sense of touch by sculpturing...without sight. You will receive an introduction to basic clay sculpturing. Then you will sculpt...blindfolded! You will be given a subject...

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 Jan 28th, 12:30pm

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Paper Clay

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

In this class, we concentrate on all construction techniques for making vessels and sculptures utilizing paper clay. Personal projects are encouraged and one-on-one help given as well as class demonstrations. All levels welcome.

$360

8 sessions

Texture and Clay

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

In this class, we concentrate on all construction techniques for making vessels, sculptures, wall pieces, and tiles.  Glazing and painterly surface techniques explored to enhance and embellish forms.  Personal projects are encouraged and one-on-one help given as well as class demonstrations.   All levels welcome.

$360

8 sessions

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. Q&A Q: What is the make-up policy for multi-session classes?  A: If you sign up for a class with multiple sections, you can just go to another...

$360

8 sessions

Saturday Mar 3rd, 10:30am

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Vegan Clay Soap Making Workshop

at Chameleon Club Studio - Williamsburg
622 Broadway, Brooklyn, New York 11206

Learn to make your own all-natural, vegan, clay soap using the cold process method! During class, we’ll also discuss different healing properties and natural lore behind certain herbs and oils so you can create soap at home to meet your needs. You’ll come away with your very own soap loaf (approx 5 bars). This is an adults-only class (18+)...

Wednesday Feb 21st, 7pm

Figure Sculpting with Clay

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

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. Disclaimer: 92Y studios come equipped with 25 electric potters' wheels, a gas reduction kiln and three electric...

$285

6 sessions

Tuesday Mar 6th, 7pm

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Terracotta

at New York School of the Arts - Upper East Side
315 E 62nd St 2nd Fl, New York, New York 10065

Learn the basic traditional technique of terracotta sculpture, including clay-work skills, modeling, and handling the process of the clay from wet to dry then baked in a kiln. Through demonstration and individual instruction, you will learn to make a complete sculpture in terracotta. Sculpture in a variety of styles will be encouraged.  Open...

$550

8 sessions

Saturday Feb 3rd, 10am

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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 tableware, mainly tumblers, or cups, perfect for coffee, tea or any other beverage. In the workshop, we will apply colored clay "slips" to the surface of the cups and create decorative patterns in blue, black, gray, pink and red. Workshop participants will make at...

Adult Introductory Handbuilding Workshop

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

In our fully equipped ceramic studio (pottery wheels, kilns, clay extruder, slab roller, all the tools you need and lots of clay), you will be instructed by our professional ceramic artists. You will learn many of the hand-building skills that’s needed to make all kinds of functional and sculptural works of art. If you want to keep your work you...

Private Hand Building or Wheel Throwing

at The Potter's Wheel - Kew Gardens
120-33 83rd Ave, New York, New York 11415

In hand building, potters design and create with pliable clay. It is how people first began making ceramics and it is an easy and satisfying way to make plates, bowls, trays, sculpture and much more.  On the other hand, wheel throwing is more like mild physical exertion similar to learning to swim or ride a bike. Although it appears relaxing...