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Introduction to Hand Building and Ceramic Sculpture - Section A

Norris Mini Courses
Monday, Oct 14, 2019 at 4:30 PM (CT) to Monday, Nov 18, 2019 at 6:30 PM (CT)

Introduction to Hand Building and Ceramic Sculpture - Section A

Instructor: Ian Wallach

Mondays, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Dates: October 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18

This course will take students through the basics of various hand-building methods and glazing. The course will primarily focus on teaching a range of hand building methods like pinch pots, slab building techniques, coil work, and sculpting life-like animals and objects. 


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Current Northwestern students may apply for a subsidy online at Please submit applications by Sunday October 6th. Grant Assistance range from $35-25 off a 4-8 week course.

Information is subject to change. Look for more complete descriptions at No one 15 years of age or under may participate. All enrollment adjustments are handled by the Mini Course Program.

All Mini Courses are 4 to 8 weeks long, unless otherwise listed. You must attend the first class, or you may be dropped from the course without refund. You will receive an email with the location information before the first class. Due to unforeseen circumstances, classes may be cancelled, but may be rescheduled to an additional week. Refunds are not given for any missed or rescheduled classes and classes canceled due to low enrollment. Students may not switch between A and B sections. You must attend the section you are enrolled in.


Refunds for most Mini Courses may be given, minus a $20.00 withdrawal fee, if requested prior to the first class session. The withdrawal fee for the Watercolor Course is $42.00. No refunds will be provided if a withdrawal is requested after the first class session. The withdrawal fee may be purchased on this website by selecting Mini Course Cancellation Fee. No other cancellation fee purchased on this website will be accepted to withdraw from a Mini Course. The Mini Courses Program does not issue full or partial refunds for lack of attendance or indifference to the course curriculum. You may contact the Mini Course office at

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