90-Minute Intro to Wheel-Throwing Pottery Class for One, Two, or Four at Terra Incognito (Up to 56% Off)

Oak Park

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Archaeologists examine ancient pottery to identify a culture's preferred cooking methods and to determine which of its members was the World's Greatest Dad. Make timeless memories with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $25 for a 90-minute Introduction to the Wheel class for one (a $50 value)
  • $49 for a 90-minute Introduction to the Wheel class for two (a $100 value)
  • $89 for a 90-minute Introduction to the Wheel class for four (a $200 value)

This one-off class gives aspiring potters a chance to play with clay without committing to a full slate of courses. During 90 minutes of guided instruction, students learn how to "throw" the clay, center it on the spinning wheel and mold it into cylinders—the first steps to fashioning more complex creations such as bowls, plates, and top hats. By the end of the class, each person produces and decorates a pot, which will then be glazed by staff, fired in a kiln, and ready for pickup in two weeks. Groupon customers can also register for the full series of classes at a 10% discount, and receive a 10% discount on any gallery purchases they make when attending the class.

Terra Incognito

The staff of artists working at Terra Incognito's 6,000-square-foot arts space pass on their knowledge to students, teaching them to throw clay on the wheel, build shapes by hand, or sculpt perfect teacups with their hands tied behind their backs. Groups work in classrooms furnished with different types of kilns—gas, electric, wood, or sodium-carbonate powered—each designed to handle different projects. Classes on metalworking and basket making expand the school’s scope beyond pottery. The space also functions as a gallery filled with the finished ceramic work of well-known and emerging artists.

Reviews

The studio is light and airy and the teachers are excellent.

Melissa K., Yelp, 3/22/11

Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “AWESOME!!”

  • “Experience was fun and instructors were wonderful! I would recommend to others! I may even take more classes :)”

  • “Great time great staff”


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    Oak Park

    246 Chicago Avenue,(between Harvey Ave & Lombard Ave)

    Oak Park, Illinois 60302

    708-383-6228

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In a Nutshell

Beginners learn to center clay on wheels and mold it into various shapes, producing a finished pot to be fired and picked up later

The Fine Print

Expires Aug 7th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Advance registration required. Spaces limited, subject to availability. 24hr cancellation notice required or fee up to the Groupon price may apply. Must be 16 or older. Pieces are ready to be picked up 2 weeks after the class date. View class schedule. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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