Workshops

This semester the Craft Centre will be implementing workshops through kit-based virtual instructions. Using Google Meet, we plan to bring our community quality opportunities and instruction to be creative from home. Be on the lookout for more information about our virtual workshops this semester!

Workshops

Each semester the Studio Arts & Craft Centre offers short-term workshops in each of our five areas to teach different skills and techniques. Attendees pay a fee to receive instruction and supplies and end up leaving with a piece(s) of their own, along with new skills to keep making on their own!

 

Not Your Granny’s Cross-Stitch

Thursday’s, February 18 & 25, 6pm-8pm

This workshop will walk you through the process of how to plan and execute a cross-stitch project using snarky sayings and cut imagery. Participants will receive their own embroidery kit with everything needed to make their project. Using embroidery thread, aida, embroidery hoops, and needles to create imagery, you will learn all the skills necessary to continue growing as a fibers artist. Just like grandma used to, but with NSFW sayings! 

**This is a kit-based virtual workshop. Participants will pay for the workshop, pick-up their embroidery kit, and receive virtual instruction using Zoom. Kits will include everything needed to successfully complete the workshop! For community members, we will work out a time that works for curbside pickup. ** 

Sign-Up Deadline: Tuesday, February 16 at 5pm 

Cost: Students-$30          Faculty/Alumni-$35           Community- $45 

 

Ceramics Surface Design

Thursday’s, March 11, 18 & April 1, 6pm-7:30pm

In this workshop learn new decorative skills to apply to previously made hand built or wheel thrown ceramics pieces. This workshop will show a variety of techniques to make your pieces sparkle and elevate the way that you think about your ceramic’s aesthetics. Participants will learn skills such as stenciling, slip trailing, color layering, and more. Using pre-fired tiles and student rolled slabs, students will see demos and practice these skills, which can then be applied to a broader variety of ceramics projects. 

**This is a kit-based virtual workshop. Participants will pay for the workshop, pick-up their surface design kit, and receive virtual instruction using Zoom. Kits will include everything needed to successfully complete the workshop! For community members, we will work out a time that works for curbside pickup. ** 

Sign-Up Deadline: Tuesday, March 9 at 5pm 

Cost: Students-$35          Faculty/Alumni-$45           Community- $50 

 

Make Your Own Earrings

Tuesday’s, April 6 & 13, 6pm-7:30pm 

In this workshop, learn the basics of metal working at home using easily accessible materials. Make your very own pair of dangly earrings using tools available for use in the Craft Centre. Learn how to use the punch tool, drills, and techniques for basic chain creation as you develop skills that will carry over to future metalworking projects. 

**This is a kit-based virtual workshop. Participants will pay for the workshop, pick-up their metalworking kit, and receive virtual instruction using Zoom. Kits will include everything needed to successfully complete the workshop! For community members, we will work out a time that works for curbside pickup. This kit includes tools from the SACC’s collection that will need to be returned after the workshop.** 

Sign-Up Deadline: Thursday, April 1 at 5pm 

Cost: Students-$25         Faculty/Alumni-$35           Community- $45 

 

Monoprinting & Linocut: An Introduction to Printmaking 

Thursdays, April 8 6-8:30pm, April 15 and April 22 6-7pm 

In this workshop, explore two distinct methods of printmaking: mono-printing and linoleum block carving and printing. Through the course of the workshop, participants will be lead through carving and preparation demos, as well as the process of printing from home. Discover the dynamic range of printmaking, from painterly to graphic linework, in the buildup of a uniquely dynamic composition.  

**This is a kit-based virtual workshop. Participants will pay for the workshop, pick-up their printmaking kit, and receive virtual instruction using Zoom. Kits will include everything needed to successfully complete the workshop! For community members, we will work out a time that works for curbside pickup. ** 

To participate in this workshop, participants should also have: 

-dish soap 

-wooden spoon 

-rags  

-a paintbrush 

-ruler 

-pencil and pen 

-sharpie 

Sign-Up Deadline: Tuesday, April 6 at 5pm 

Cost: Students-$40         Faculty/Alumni-$80           Community- $130 

 

 

Register for Workshops: 

There are three (3) ways to register for workshops: (1) Register online at www.uwm.edu/studentinvolvement/workshop-registration, (2) Call 414-229-5535 or (3) Stop by the Craft Centre to register in person. 

Online registration is a two-step process. Your spot is reserved online, but payment is done over the phone or in person. 

**The Studio Arts & Craft Centre reserves the right to cancel workshops due to low enrollment. In that case, attendees will be notified one day prior to the start date by 10am and will receive a full refund.**