Ceramics Classes

 

Raku

Peoria Art Guild members $55

Instructor: James Jenkin

Saturday, April 28, 2018
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Saturday, October 13, 2018
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Registration via Illinois Central College campusce.icc.edu/acp


Raku is a spectacular ancient firing technique! If you have ever wanted to try it, now is your chance. Unlike most ceramic firing processes, Raku is a very fast process. Red-hot pieces are removed from the kiln and then smothered with sawdust and newspaper to create flashes of color in the glazes. After pieces begin to cool, they are dunked in water to speed the cooling process and set the colors. The course fee includes two bisque pots and all glazes. Dress for the mess and bring a small bag of sawdust. Bring snacks and refreshments to enjoy during the glazing and firing process.
 

Classes will be held at:

Peoria Art Guild

203 Harrison St

eoria, IL 61602

 


Ceramics: Hand Building & Sculpture

Peoria Art Guild members $195

Instructor: James Jenkins

Tuesdays, May 1 - 29, 2018
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
 

Registration via Illinois Central College campusce.icc.edu/acp

 

Whether your aim is functional or sculptural ceramics, you will learn the basic techniques of hand building as you work with coils and slabs to create anything you can dream of. Use of tools such as molds and slab rollers will be demonstrated. Various glazing techniques and surface treatments will also be discussed. Students of all skill levels are welcome. Class fee includes clay, glazes and firings. Students will need to purchase a basic clay tool kit available at local art stores or online. Check the ACP website for the supply list. 
 

Classes will be held at:

Peoria Art Guild

203 Harrison St

Peoria, IL 61602


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Basic Clay with Wheel Throwing

Peoria Art Guild members $195

Instructor: James Jenkins

Tuesdays, July 10 - August 7, 2018
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Saturdays, September 8 - October 6, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm


  
Registration via Illinois Central College campusce.icc.edu/acp

 

Dress for the mess and spin the wheel to shape clay into basic forms.  You will work with various tools to make and later glaze and fire your works. In addition to basic throwing techniques, students will also learn some hand building techniques such as pinch pots and small trays. Class fee includes clay, glazes, and firings. Students will need to purchase a basic clay tool kit available at local art stores or online. Check the ACP website for the supply list.
 

Classes will be held at:

Peoria Art Guild

203 Harrison St

Peoria, IL 61602