Virtual Clay Play

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Event Category

Arts & DIY

Note: This is a multi-session event series. By purchasing the event package, you acknowledge that you can attend all event dates included below.
Event Overview

Time for some 'hand therapy'! Oh and meanwhile, make something cool. At Home!
Set up a work table and log on to Zoom for this weekly session. Pinch, coil and press the clay using hand-building techniques and useful tricks. Bring your own idea to the table, or try one from the inspiration book. Materials and firing included; we will do our best to smooth and take care of your creations so they look really awesome! 

To participate, you will need to organize pick-up of clay from the studio in Lakeview (831 W. Wolfram). Guidance will be provided, for gathering tools and setting up your home work station.
Tickets are priced individually, so please register extra members of your household separately. Each ticket is good for 4 consecutive Wednesdays; single session tickets are not available, sorry. 
Each class will run one hour; finished projects can be delivered to the studio for drying and firing. We will glaze your work for you; options will be provided. Everything will be ready for pick-up approximately 2-3 weeks after it is dropped off at the studio.

You: adventurous, good with your hands? Took a ceramics class once upon a time? Were you a childhood prodigy in play-dough? Sign up and make way for some fun, this is a great way to start the year!

SPECIAL NOTICE - Winter Scheduling
Virtual Clay Play will run Wednesdays from January through March; each ticket is good for 4 weeks; if you cannot make a session please let us know in advance, and we will do our best to accommodate you on another date. Missed classes without advance notice will not be refunded. Ages 15+
For younger students, Virtual Clay Club will run at an earlier time on Wednesdays; open to ages 8-14.

What to Bring

You will need an area to work, away from food, pets, and small children. At-home tool list and studio setup instructions will be provided. An optional tool kit can be purchased for $3.

Minimum age

15 years or older

What's Provided

Clay is provided; pick up in advance from the studio in Lakeview (831 W. Wolfram). Afterwards, you'll return projects to the studio for firing and glazing.

What You Can Expect From This Experience
  • Be safe, have fun
  • Unplug and relax
  • Get your hands dirty
  • Work with clay
  • Be creative at home
  • Hang out virtually
Cancellation Policy


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Heather McQueen

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Heather McQueen is an accomplished ceramic artist, working primarily in the low-fire range. Her work varies from drums and sculptural vessels to utilitarian, country-style tableware. She enjoys inspiring others through her work, from one-on-one lessons to Visiting Artist Residencies.
Heather's claywork has been published ("From Mud to Music", "500 Raku") and featured in a nationally televised promo (US Cellular). She is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and maintains an independent ceramic studio in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood.

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