Ceramic Holiday Ornament Making for Kids

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Event Overview

Make holiday ornaments from a drawing template and paint it! Items will be available for pick up one week later. 

5 lbs of clay included, $1/lb for more clay (glaze included)

Brief instruction and the rest is create and work time. 

Minimum age

All ages welcome


Best for kids ages 7-12 and adult chaperone is required to attend.

What's Provided

5 lbs of Clay included, to purchase more clay material is $1/pound. Tools and a large variety of underglaze colors included.

What You Can Expect From This Experience
  • Holiday present making
  • Collaboration for adults and children
  • Play with clay
  • Paint with underglaze
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GnarWare Workshop is a Chicago based ceramics studio. This space is dedicated to providing studios, workshops, and drop-in tutorials to help artists and hobbyists work through ideas. GnarWare is committed to material and conceptual experimentation as a workshop and community gathering place. GnarWare encourages conversations around developing skills and de-skilling developments.

Liz McCarthy founded GnarWare Workshop after finishing her MFA at UIC. Her practice combines non-traditional ceramic methods with performance and photography. She received a BFA from University of North Carolina at Asheville, where she first began dabbling in clay. She regularly exhibits her installations and performances throughout the city and beyond, in the fall of 2017 she is shared her “Whistle Hangout” performance at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and created an interactive clay installation entitled “The Pen” at the Riverside Arts Center. She also teaches classes for children with Marwen, SkyArt, and C.A.P.E.

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