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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)
FA-AAC016 09/16 - 12/09 SA 10:30AM - 12:30PM Cho, Andrew $245.00 ($220.50) Enroll Now!
WI-AAC016 01/20 - 03/10 SA 10:30AM - 12:30PM Cho, Andrew $175.00 ($157.50) Enroll Now!
SP-AAC016 03/31 - 05/19 SA 10:30AM - 12:30PM Cho, Andrew $175.00 ($157.50) Enroll Now!
ARTspace: Gearheads  1st-2nd gr

ARTspace: Gearheads 1st-2nd gr

1st - 2nd Grades

Cars, robots, bikes, planes, rockets, and tools will be inspiration for paintings, drawings, sculptures, dance, and performances.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
WI-AYA143A 01/17 - 03/07 WE 4:30PM - 6:00PM Cho, Andrew $136.50 ($122.85) Enroll Now!
SP-AYA143B 03/28 - 05/16 WE 4:30PM - 6:00PM Cho, Andrew $136.50 ($122.85) 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. Min 5/Max 12

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) Class is Full
WI-AAD012 01/16 - 03/06 TU 5:30PM - 7:00PM Cho, Andrew $150.00 ($135.00) 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.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-AYC114B 10/23 - 12/04 MO 4:00PM - 5:30PM Cho, Andrew $109.00 ($98.10) Enroll Now!
SP-AYC142B 03/26 - 05/14 MO 4:00PM - 5:30PM Cho, Andrew $136.50 ($122.85) 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.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-AYC434B 10/26 - 12/07 TH 4:00PM - 5:30PM Cho, Andrew $109.00 ($98.10) Enroll Now!
WI-AYC341 01/16 - 03/06 TU 4:00PM - 5:30PM Cho, Andrew $136.50 ($122.85) Enroll Now!
SP-AYC341 03/27 - 05/15 TU 4:00PM - 5:30PM Cho, Andrew $136.50 ($122.85) Enroll Now!
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Clay Sculpting

6th - 12th Grades

In this class we will introduce wedging, centering, and throwing on the wheel. Starting with cylinders we will expand into making pots, cups, bowls, and and the skills you will need to take your clay work to the next level. Practice, practice, practice makes many clay pieces.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SP-AYC633B 03/28 - 05/16 WE 2:00PM - 4:00PM Cho, Andrew $179.00 ($161.10) Enroll Now!
Experimental Drawing

Experimental Drawing

Ages 14 - Adult

Its all about line in this one-day drawing workshop. Students experiment with a variety of methods to unlock their creativity and produce several 2D pieces. The methods are unconventional, but will push students to unlock their creativity to create artwork with unlimited potential.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
WI-AYX6995 03/09 - 03/09 FR 9:00AM - 3:00PM Cho, Andrew $78.00 ($70.20) Enroll Now!
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Family Drawing

1st Grade & Up

Parents and children have fun drawing together! Get creative as you explore conte crayon, pencil, ink, marker, charcoal and more. Enrollment covers one adult and one child, 1st-5th grade.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SP-AYF144 03/29 - 05/17 TH 4:30PM - 6:00PM Cho, Andrew $179.00 ($161.10) 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-AYC6139B 10/28 - 12/09 SA 9:00AM - 10:30AM Cho, Andrew $154.00 ($139.60) Enroll Now!
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Family Pottery

1st Grade & Up

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, 1st-5th grade.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
WI-AYC196 01/20 - 03/10 SA 9:00AM - 10:30AM Cho, Andrew $179.00 ($161.10) Enroll Now!
SP-AYC196 03/31 - 05/19 SA 9:00AM - 10:30AM Cho, Andrew $179.00 ($161.10) Enroll Now!
Majolica

Majolica

Ages 14 - Adult

What do you do when you don't know how to make porcelain and all your clay is red? Why, invent a thick white glaze to cover it up! Italy's answer to China's porcelain monopoly, majolica provides a warm white surface which begs for pattern and imagery. Come explore this popular lowfire surface and let the paintings flow!

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
WI-AAC026 01/20 - 03/10 SA 2:30PM - 4:30PM Cho, Andrew $175.00 ($157.50) Enroll Now!
Making History in Clay

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!
Mudpie Madness 1st-5th gr

Mudpie Madness 1st-5th gr

1st - 5th Grades

Students will discover the magical qualities of clay to make handbuilt forms, bowls, creatures and anything else they can imagine while developing technical skills.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
WI-AYC116 01/20 - 03/10 SA 1:00PM - 2:00PM Cho, Andrew $114.00 ($102.60) Enroll Now!
SP-AYC116 03/31 - 05/19 SA 1:00PM - 2:00PM Cho, Andrew $114.00 ($102.60) Enroll Now!
Returning Potter

Returning Potter

Adults / 14+

Refine your technique and achieve new goals. This class will review the basics then incorporate advanced work such as lidded vessels, pulled handles, and assembling separate components.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
SP-AAC026 03/31 - 05/19 SA 2:30PM - 4:30PM Cho, Andrew $175.00 ($157.50) Enroll Now!
Throw On The Wheel 6th-9th, 9th-12th

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

6th - 12th Grades

In this class we will introduce wedging, centering, and throwing on the wheel. Starting with cylinders we will expand into making pots, cups, bowls, and and the skills you will need to take your clay work to the next level. Practice, practice, practice makes many clay pieces.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
WI-AYC633A 01/17 - 03/07 WE 2:00PM - 4:00PM Cho, Andrew $179.00 ($161.10) Enroll Now!
FA-AYC362 09/13 - 12/06 WE 2:30PM - 4:00PM Cho, Andrew $178.00 ($160.20) Enroll Now!
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You Can Draw MS

6th - 9th Grades

Yes, you can draw. All it takes is some creative unlocking. Work to learn the basics of illustration and get control of your line.

Class Code Dates Days Time Instructor Price (Member)
FA-AYD264B 10/24 - 12/05 TU 4:00PM - 5:30PM Cho, Andrew $114.00 ($102.60) Enroll Now!