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Art & Design Summer Open Studios

June 3 August 13

Art and Design Summer Open Studios
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June 3–August 13, 2024 (7 a.m.–11 p.m.)UWM Students + AlumniArts Center Building and Kenilworth Square EastMeierEA@uwm.edu 

Summer open studios are available to current intermediate/advanced Jewelry & Metalsmithing and Digital Fabrication & Design students and alumni who have had previous studio training and are seeking access to help make their own self-guided projects.

Studio Information

Participants will receive access codes to the Jewelry & Metalsmithing, Blacksmithing, and Digital Fabrication & Design studios across campuses (ART 363, ART 391, KSE 368, KSE 375). Access is granted between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. Open Studio participants need to be aware of the ongoing Summer Workshops (please refer to the online workshop schedule in your enrollment confirmation email and check with workshop instructors regarding access).

Participants MUST work in pairs for all studio activities, no one is allowed to work alone.  There will be a student tech crew member on duty several hours a week and will be using the online studio schedule. No formal instruction is provided.

Participants will have access to all community tools (saws, files, pliers, hammers, etc.) and full use of the soldering, annealing, enameling, etching, and casting stations. You may utilize all power tools including band saw, drill presses, belt sanders, sandblaster, and Kessler’s donated Foredom rotary tools. The studio will provide torch fuel, pickle, etching solution, ventilation, wet work consumables and more. Participants will need to provide their own project materials such as metal, enamel, soldering supplies, or casting investment powder.

All participants will be required to sign a waiver before working in the studio. If you are not sure if you qualify for this program please contact us. If you are not an alumni or experienced in our studios, contact the Summer Workshops Coordinator for consideration – participation in Summer Workshops is recommended if you do not have experience in our studios.

Cost & Registration

Registration is ongoing and filled on a first come, first served basis.

General Registration: $213
Members of the UWM Student Organization, Object: $153

2155 N. Prospect Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202