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Stirling Hall Adult Workshops                                                                  register_white

Stirling Hall Art Center is excited to offer a wide range of adult workshops. Workshops are offered during all seasons to provide a variety of options to our students and continuely expand the mediums that are worked with at the art center.

(All Ages)
Come out to scenic Stirling Hall Art Center and discover everything we have to offer! This FREE community event will provide a day full of demonstrations, hands-on "try-it" workshops and meet and greets! This event includes the following:

  • Parent and Child Together: Potter's Wheel Experience
  • Try Spinning the Wheel
  • Hand Building in Clay
  • Youth Arts and Crafts Drop-In: Halloween Fun
  • Watercolor with Beth Shadur
  • Meet and Greet New Instructors
  • Raku Firings

Location: Stirling Hall Art Center
Date: Saturday, October 29th
Time: 10am-3PM
Cost: FREE

Click HERE for more information regarding this great event.

Pit Firing Workshop
Pit firing is a primitive form of low temperature firing that uses various combustibles as fuel. In this two day workshop students will learn the different firing methods and materials, explore surface treatments that enhance marks made during the firing, and construct and fire a bon fire pit kiln using sawdust as our fuel. Pit fired work is not functional. Included in the workshop fee is 25 lbs. of clay.

Location: Stirling Hall, Gallery
Instructor: Patty Kochaver

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Kokeshi Dolls
Kokeshi's are dolls from Northern Japan. They are handmade characterized by a simple trunk and an enlarged head with thin painted lines to define the face. The body is painted in a floral design and characterized by their lack of arms and legs. Emphasis will be given to doll construction, surface treatment and the students own creative touch.

Location: Stirling Hall, Studio 4
Instructor: Robin Power

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Try Spinning the Wheel
Have you been wanting to try throwing on the wheel? Do you enjoy cermics? Come on out and "Try Spinning the Wheel". This FREE one day class will offer any ceramic enthusiasts a chance to try throwing pottery for the first time on the wheel. We know you will love it as soon as you get your hands in the clay.

Location: Stirling Hall. Studio 3
Instructor: Karen Avery

Sculpting Santa Claus
In this one day workshop students may expect to complete a 12" terra cotta Santa Claus that may be under glazed and filled with good feelings and holiday cheer.

Location: Stirling Hall, Studio 4
Instructor: Robin Power


220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2600
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