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Greater Chicago Artisan Center
Art Clay World USA
Greater Chicago Artisan Center
The Greater Chicago Artisan Center is the educational arm of Art Clay World USA, Inc. Located in Oak Lawn, IL, the Greater Chicago Artisan Center welcomes Artisans from the area and elsewhere to teach their craft, and residents from the area and beyond to receive that knowledge. The mission of the Center is to provide educational opportunities in fine crafts that will assist people in achieving their goals, enhance their self-worth, their self-esteem, and their self-sufficiency.
Focusing on fine craft, the Center offers classes in a wide variety of media, including Art Clay silver and copper clays, polymer clay, resin, chain maille, glass fusing, wire work, ArtGlass Clay and Crystal Clay epoxy. Classes may be pre-scheduled, or scheduled by request. The Greater Chicago Artisan Center occupies a spacious, well-lit area within Art Clay World USA, Inc's 9500 square foot headquarters.
Paint Your Own Pottery
It's fun! It's easy! Create your own one-of-a-kind piece. We offer a selection of unglazed ceramics available to paint at your leisure. Have your next party with us. Pieces are available for pick-up 1 week after painting. No studio fee!! Painting Times: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm & Thursdays until 8pm; last painter accepted at 3pm.
Party With Us!
Host your next party or corporate event with us. Whether you're celebrating a birthday or a bridal shower, we have the space for you. Let us handle the set-up and the clean-up. We offer a selection of parties for ages 6 and up. A $50.00 non-refundable Party Room Fee is required at the time of booking, party cost is per guest based on the project selected. Subject to an additional charge of $25.00 for each hour beyond scheduled end time. The full balance is due at the end of the party.
Kids Pottery Painting Party
Ages: 6-18 Cost: Party Room Fee + $15.00/Party Guest Approximate Project Time: 30-60 minutes Project includes: 1 Bisque Pottery Piece to paint, glaze and firing for each guest and celebrant. Guests will be able to let their creativity shine while designing and painting their own pottery with glaze paints. Guests pick their own piece to paint from a selection provided. Due to the the firing times required of this project, projects will not be able to be taken home at the end of party and must be picked up at a later date (Typically within 1 week). Party Facilitators will schedule pick-up date before end of party.
Adult Pottery Painting Party
Ages: 18+ Cost: Party Room Fee + Pottery Price (minimum $15.00) Approximate Project Time: 30-90 minutes Project includes: 1 Bisque Pottery to paint, glaze and firing for each guest and celebrant. Guests will be able to let their creativity shine while designing and painting their own pottery with glaze paints. Guests pick their own piece to paint.
Art Clay Silver Charm Party
Ages: 8 and up Cost: Party Room Fee + $300.00 for up to 10 guests ($25.00 for each additional guest) Approximate Project Time: 40 minutes to 1 hour Project includes: Art Clay Silver, sterling silver jump ring, and cord for guest. Art Clay Silver, sterling silver jump rings and charm bracelet for celebrant girls. Art Clay Silver, sterling silver jump rings, and a ball chain for celebrant boys. Party Facilitators will teach how to roll out, shape, and stamp our non-toxic pure silver clay. Girls will make two charms, one for herself and the other for the celebrant girl's bracelet. Boys will make a dog tag with their initials or a stamped design. After creating their own unique pieces, partygoers will watch the transformation of clay as it turns into pure silver! (Party Facilitators handle all firings). Party guests get to finish their pieces, making them nice and shiny, before we attach them to the charm bracelet for celebrant girls, a ball chain for celebrant boys, and a silk cord for guests. Project is ready to take home at end of party!
Swarovski Ceralun Clay Pendant Party
Ages: 13 and up Cost: Party Room Fee + $16.00/Guest Approximate Project Time: 30-40 minutes Project includes: 1 bezel, Swarovski Ceralun Clay, Swarovski crystals, and cord (or key ring) for each guest and celebrant. Instructors will teach how to mix this 2-part epoxy clay, shape it into a metal bezel then decorate piece with fun embellishments. Girls and Boys will have a choice of making a pendant or a keychain. Project is ready to take home at end of party, though needs 14 hours to fully cure.
Art Clay Silver & Copper
99.9% Fine Silver and Copper metal clays.
Goldie BronzeTM is bronze of a beautiful goldencolor, which is very hard after firing. It contains approximately 90% copper and 10% tin. The binders are organic and non toxic. Goldie BronzeTM shrinks by about 8%-11% on firing, depending on the shape and the size of the piece. Also available in snow Bronze, De La rosa bronze, Roman Bronze, and copper
Metal Adventures Clays
Everything you need to create with metal clay, polymer clay, ceramic clay. Come see our selection of tools and embellishments.
Clay Textures and Templates
Enjoy textures and templates of all kinds! flexiStamps, Lisa Pavelka, Christi Friesen, Helen Breil, Judikins Clay Squishers and more!
Swarovski Elements and Ceralun
Enjoy brilliant, fully cut SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS with timeless elegance with Swarovski's signature epoxy clay especially developed for the application of Swarovski crystals.
Polymer Clay, Tools and Textures
Premo, Premo Accents and Sculpey III: discover the fantastic possibilities with these oven-bake clays.
disclaimer:pricing and availability subject to change.