Concrete Planters

with Morgan Martinson

Pottery Classes in Chicago

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Class Info

Learn how to make beautiful concrete planters by re-using plastic containers.

We'll go over the basics of casting concrete. You'll choose your mix and which containers you'd like to use. You can bring your own containers or use some that I'll have on hand. You'll leave with two of your own planters and the confidence to make more!

You'll enjoy this class if you like re-using waste material, you like to garden, you like to work with your hands, or if you like handmade things in your home.

BYO event.
Warning to those with allergies-- cats present.

What to bring

Your own containers, if you wish. For mold-making, we use two containers per planter-- one for the outside of the pot and one for the inside.

What will be provided

Aprons, concrete, aggregate, and plastic containers.



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    Kc B.

    Left 3 months ago
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    This class was very fun! I enjoyed the laid back atmosphere. Morgan was a fantastic teacher - she explains technique in understandable terms and gives you time to practice. She was attentive during the whole class to each person and gave tips/feedback actively. I would definitely recommend this class :-)

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    Aaron W.

    Left 4 months ago
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    I searched all over the internet to find a knife throwing class without success, until a friend recommended dabble.co. It was fantastic! I haven't had so much fun learning a new skill in ages! The instructors were friendly, relaxed and patient. The class size was perfect and I trult enjoyed meeting my fellow participants. I highly recommend this class to anyone interested in learning more about this skill!

    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Elaine O.","created_at":"4 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/knife-throwing-101-with-morgan-martinson'> Knife Throwing 101 </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"THIS CLASS WAS AWESOME! I bought this as a gift for my boyfriend, and we had SO. MUCH. FUN! Morgan and Jon were such great teachers and really helped you learn how to throw. They were patient and so sweet- couldn't have asked for better teachers! It was a cooler night, and there was a fire going which added to the atmosphere. Although it feels a little sketchy walking up, the people in the class were great and we ended up laughing and having fun the whole time! You learn different techniques, and threw with different knives. I'm telling all my friends to sign up! Totally worth the money! ","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Nia E.","created_at":"4 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/knife-throwing-101-with-morgan-martinson'> Knife Throwing 101 </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"I can't say enough good things about these two. First - byob knife throwing in an alley on the west side sounds a little wild - BUT it is so much fun. Everyone in our group had at least one great throw before the end of the session. John and Morgan are super patient. Two thumbs up.","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Arvin D.","created_at":"4 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/knife-throwing-101-with-morgan-martinson'> Knife Throwing 101 </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Jon and Megan are really great. It was an awesome class, lots of fun. Who knew throwing knives was such a skill? We definitely want to continue doing it, and would love to continue with their instruction. Really chill atmosphere, and felt like we could really take the time to just practice and get feedback.","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Ryan J.","created_at":"4 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/knife-throwing-101-with-morgan-martinson'> Knife Throwing 101 </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Loved this class and plan on attending again. Great class. Very relaxed and no pressure from the teachers. They gave a quick and informative introduction, then lots of practice time. Individualized attention on form and technique was given in a comfortable and supportive manner. ","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Lauren W.","created_at":"4 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/knife-throwing-101-with-morgan-martinson'> Knife Throwing 101 </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Amazing time! John and Morgan are great teachers and give every person individual attention and pointers. Exactly as fun as the title suggests.","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Ariel T.","created_at":"4 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/knife-throwing-101-with-morgan-martinson'> Knife Throwing 101 </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"It was really fun! A great group of teachers who were patient and really thoughtful about instruction. Definitely would go again & recommend to friends! ","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Nix F.","created_at":"4 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/knife-throwing-101-with-morgan-martinson'> Knife Throwing 101 </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Awesome, awesome time! Really chill experience, very comfortable, and you just take the class at your own pace. Not highly structured, just what you make of it. Some people chose to just have fun, others (like myself) were more serious about it and were able to move at a faster learning pace. Definitely would like to do this again!","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Steve G.","created_at":"4 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/knife-throwing-101-with-morgan-martinson'> Knife Throwing 101 </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"A fun evening learning a new skill. It really felt like being a kid again with the set-up in the alley, and the open bonfire running, and the makeshift targets. Instruction was first class, and the class really delivered on my expectations of something fun and different for a night out.","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Linda S.","created_at":"5 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/knife-throwing-101-with-morgan-martinson'> Knife Throwing 101 </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Great fun, I went with my adult son; doesn't every mom take her son to a knife throwing class? If not they should! Teachers both get an A plus, they made sure everyone had one on one attention, gave great feedback and were very charming. Maybe they need to teach a class on teaching! I want to go again.","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Erin K.","created_at":"5 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/knife-throwing-101-with-morgan-martinson'> Knife Throwing 101 </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Absolutely worth it! I had so much fun and I want to go back! This was something I've wanted to do for a while and it was worth the wait! ","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Aaron B.","created_at":"5 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/knife-throwing-101-with-morgan-martinson'> Knife Throwing 101 </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Had a blast and the instructors were fun and accommodating. Walked out feeling like a pro.","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Allison K.","created_at":"5 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/knife-throwing-101-with-morgan-martinson'> Knife Throwing 101 </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"This class was a ton of fun! Both the instructors were very helpful while making the whole process entertaining. We were able to learn a couple different throwing techniques in smaller groups and had plenty of time to practice. Nothing beats a BYOB knife throwing class and a bonfire in a Chicago alley. I would definitely recommend this class to anyone wanting to try something different. ","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Tiernan E.","created_at":"5 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/knife-throwing-101-with-morgan-martinson'> Knife Throwing 101 </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"The class was great! The instructors started with a demo of a basic throw, then we split up into groups to practice. The groups were small enough (3-4 people) that you got a lot of time throwing. The instructors then came around and offered critiques and then demonstrated different types of throws. Overall a really awesome experience - I'd highly recommend this class!!","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Christy P.","created_at":"6 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/knife-throwing-101-with-morgan-martinson'> Knife Throwing 101 </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"This was a fantastic class! I had a great time and would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to try something different! Morgan was great and very approachable for feedback and ideas on improving!","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Ann G.","created_at":"7 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/knife-throwing-101-with-morgan-martinson'> Knife Throwing 101 </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"This class was a riot. I had so much fun.","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Kari S.","created_at":"7 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/knife-throwing-101-with-morgan-martinson'> Knife Throwing 101 </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Super fun; very laid back intro to knife throwing. Instructors were great! ","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Kelly F.","created_at":"8 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/knife-throwing-101-with-morgan-martinson'> Knife Throwing 101 </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Very fun class in a fun environment. Knife throwing was a cool skill to learn, and because we happened to have a smaller class size than usual that day, we got to learn and try several different throws (which was nice if we weren't as successful at one). I would definitely recommend this class to my friends.","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Cody G.","created_at":"8 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/knife-throwing-101-with-morgan-martinson'> Knife Throwing 101 </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Awesome experience! The course introduced multiple knife throwing techniques and the teachers are awesome people","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Jill P.","created_at":"8 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/knife-throwing-101-with-morgan-martinson'> Knife Throwing 101 </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"What a unique class! Plus I got to have a lot of chances to throw! ","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Mona P.","created_at":"8 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/knife-throwing-101-with-morgan-martinson'> Knife Throwing 101 </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Great teachers and great time! ","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Kristin M.","created_at":"8 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/knife-throwing-101-with-morgan-martinson'> Knife Throwing 101 </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Was such a fun experience, I immediately want to sign up for it again! Highly recommend taking this class.","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Ryan G.","created_at":"9 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/knife-throwing-101-with-morgan-martinson'> Knife Throwing 101 </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Fun and interactive. Close to green line. Good times.","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Aadam K.","created_at":"9 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/knife-throwing-101-with-morgan-martinson'> Knife Throwing 101 </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Had a great time. Plenty of drinks, good people and instruction.","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Leslie B.","created_at":"10 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/knife-throwing-101-with-morgan-martinson'> Knife Throwing 101 </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"I had a good time. Very laid back environment.","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/299331/thumb_DSC_0078.JPG","reviewer_name":"Emily G.","created_at":"10 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/knife-throwing-101-with-morgan-martinson'> Knife Throwing 101 </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Such a fun evening! The instructors were incredibly welcoming and patient, and there was plenty of time to try out the different techniques. I'd love to do it again!","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Chelsea C.","created_at":"11 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/knife-throwing-101-with-morgan-martinson'> Knife Throwing 101 </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"This was a really relaxed and fun experience! Recommended. I was able to stick a knife for all three throws we learned. Felt like hanging out with buds, drinking some beers and having fun. Thanks!","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Dhaea K.","created_at":"11 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/knife-throwing-101-with-morgan-martinson'> Knife Throwing 101 </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Had a blast during this class! Good instruction and lots of time to practice. I think I found a new hobby!","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"https://dabbledoneright-production.s3.amazonaws.com/production/uploads/user/photo/254321/thumb_IMG_9700.PNG","reviewer_name":"Steph L.","created_at":"11 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/knife-throwing-101-with-morgan-martinson'> Knife Throwing 101 </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Once I got the rhythm of it, I was throwing knives like I was Black Mamba. Yup, feeling pretty awesome right now","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Louis S.","created_at":"11 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/knife-throwing-101-with-morgan-martinson'> Knife Throwing 101 </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Class was awesome! I learned 3 throws. The instructors were great. The solid, beautiful sound of a knife plunking into a wood target still resonates in my mind. I'm off hunting wild boar and grisly bear with the swiss army knife I got for Christmas. Wish me luck!","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Kelly M.","created_at":"12 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/knife-throwing-101-with-morgan-martinson'> Knife Throwing 101 </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"The class was great! Morgan was awesome instructor, learned 3 different throwing techniques, and just had a lot of fun. I'd definitely take it again.","teacher_response":null}
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    Morgan is a DIYer, artist, and shop owner with over ten years experience in architecture. In 2009, she started "Night on the Make," a friend craft group that has over 24 nights of successful making-- including screenprinting, tie-dye tights, terrariums, and more. She's part of the SMALL Manufacturing Alliance, community organizations, and she likes to design and collaborate as much as possible.


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