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Andrew Cho
Ceramist

I draw on three-dimensional forms. Drawings, rooted as they are in a two-dimensional tradition, are to be viewed head on, from a fixed angle; the totality can be grasped at a glance. Sculptural forms, on the other hand, exist in the solid world and every change in viewing angle present a new face of the piece. There is an inherent (and extremely fruitful) tension in using a sculptural form as a canvas. The implied spaces and volumes of naturalistic illustration are often at odds with the tangible reality of the form. The surfaces are, in turn, distorted by the inevitable parallax as the viewer repositions themselves in relation to the work. It is a static object which "behaves" dynamically only when observed, which requires an unmediated, in-person viewing for a full understanding. In short, it is a complex object which allows me to address a complex phenomenon. Cultures are products of their people and people are influenced by their cultures. Each is as the heart of the other. From this recursive identity emerges an intricate system which gives rise to the near limitless permutations of individual and cultural identities. Like the weather, such an densely layered system can never be satisfactorily comprehended, only appreciated and studied. To study, to tease meaning out of raw data, and to leave a record of your discoveries for others to find furthers humanity. We are in the unique position of guiding the direction of our own development and it is not a course set by a privileged few. It is an epic collaboration between every member of the family of humankind which is enriched by every addition, regardless of size. We are each actively crafting our places in the world, changing who we are as individuals, and building our culture. My work is an attempt to address this phenomenon, and my own humble contribution to our collective enterprise.

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1st Time Potter

1st Time Potter

Adults / 14 and Up

This class teaches throwing on the wheel. Weekly demonstrations focus on understanding the fundamentals of clay and gradually developing skills on the wheel. Students learn to make cylinders, bowls, plates, cups and altered forms. Glazing and surface decoration will also be taught.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-AAC016 06/10 - 08/26 SA 10:30AM - 12:30PM Cho, Andrew $240.00 ($216.00) Enroll Now!
FA-AAC016 09/16 - 12/09 SA 10:30AM - 12:30PM Cho, Andrew $245.00 ($220.50) Enroll Now!
Artspace Gearheads  1st-2nd gr

Artspace Gearheads 1st-2nd gr

1st - 2nd Grades

The love of mechanized awesomeness has lead to both great inventions and terrible flops. In this class, students discover these marvels and invent a few of our own. Cars, robots, bikes, planes, rockets, and tools will be inspiration for paintings, drawings, sculptures, dance, and performance.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-AYX314 09/13 - 10/18 WE 4:00PM - 5:30PM Cho, Andrew $109.00 ($98.10) Enroll Now!
Artspace Gearheads 3rd-5th gr

Artspace Gearheads 3rd-5th gr

3rd - 5th Grades

The love of mechanized awesomeness has lead to both great inventions and terrible flops. In this class, students discover these marvels and invent a few of our own. Cars, robots, bikes, planes, rockets, and tools will be inspiration for paintings, drawings, sculptures, dance, and performance.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-AYX334 09/13 - 10/18 WE 4:00PM - 5:30PM Cho, Andrew $109.00 ($98.10) Enroll Now!
Beginning Drawing

Beginning Drawing

Adults / 14 and Up

This class is for adults new or returning to drawing. This class will focus on skills to train the eye and hand to transfer imagery from the real world to the page. In-class activities offer techniques that pay attention to each student's area of strength and struggle. This class is open to beginners as well as all levels of experience.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-AAD012 09/12 - 12/05 TU 5:30PM - 7:00PM Cho, Andrew $205.00 ($184.50) Enroll Now!
Clay Creations 1st - 2nd Grades

Clay Creations 1st - 2nd Grades

1st - 2nd Grades

Students develop their unique artistic style while gaining an understanding of the fundamentals for working with clay. Handbuilding techniques like pinching, coiling, slabs, and joining are explored and students walk away with many successful pieces.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-AYC114B 09/11 - 10/16 MO 4:00PM - 5:30PM Cho, Andrew $109.00 ($98.10) Enroll Now!
FA-AYC114 10/23 - 12/04 MO 4:00PM - 5:30PM Cho, Andrew $109.00 ($98.10) Enroll Now!
Clay Creations 3rd-5th gr

Clay Creations 3rd-5th gr

3rd - 5th Grades

Students develop their unique artistic style while gaining an understanding of the fundamentals for working with clay. Handbuilding techniques like pinching, coiling, slabs, and joining are explored and students walk away with many successful pieces.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-AYC434 09/14 - 10/19 TH 4:00PM - 5:30PM Cho, Andrew $109.00 ($98.10) Enroll Now!
FA-AYC434B 10/26 - 12/07 TH 4:00PM - 5:30PM Cho, Andrew $109.00 ($98.10) Enroll Now!
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Family Pottery

K - 6th

Parents and children work together to make imaginative clay projects on the wheel and with their hands. Enrollment fee covers one parent and one child.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-AYC6139 09/16 - 10/21 SA 9:00AM - 10:30AM Cho, Andrew $154.00 ($216.00) Enroll Now!
FA-AYC6139B 10/28 - 12/09 SA 9:00AM - 10:30AM Cho, Andrew $154.00 ($216.00) Enroll Now!
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Making History in Clay

Adults / 14 and Up

In the second week of the class, we will take a field trip to the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City. Students will select a piece from the collection for duplication. For the remainder of the session, the instructor will provide the students with one-on-one assistance with the goal of replicating the original work and the processes behind its fabrication. Some handbuilding experience recommended.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-AAC026 09/16 - 12/09 SA 2:30PM - 4:30PM Cho, Andrew $245.00 ($220.50) Enroll Now!
Narrative Surfaces

Narrative Surfaces

Ages 14 - Adult

From cave paintings to webcomics, telling a story with images has always been a part of us. We will study the works of graphic storytellers past as we create our own narrative ceramics.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SU-AAC026 06/10 - 08/26 SA 1:30PM - 3:30PM Cho, Andrew $240.00 ($216.00) Enroll Now!
Throw On The Wheel 6th-9th, 9th-12th

Throw On The Wheel 6th-9th, 9th-12th

6th - 12th Grades

Learn how to make cylinders, cups, and bowls on the potter's wheel. Trim, decorate, and glaze your pieces to walk away with functional pottery. This class is intended for all skill levels, for beginners to students looking to perfect their skills.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-AYC362 09/13 - 12/06 WE 2:30PM - 4:00PM Cho, Andrew $178.00 ($82.80) Enroll Now!