Workshops

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!

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. 

Register for Summer Hours!

This summer, we are offering limited summer studio hours! We will be open 3 days a week for 5 hours at a time. Every space will be available for use during these hours. The membership fee will be $150 for the entire summer.

Deadline to register: Thursday, May 28

Email craftctr@uwm.edu to register 

 

Printmaking Workshops

Intaglio Etching

Date: Thursdays, February 20 – March 12
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00 pm

A walk through on using acid to etch plates of copper, then use printmaking ink to print your copper plate image onto paper. This is a great workshop for those who love to draw. We will be using advanced techniques that will create stunning pieces.
Cost: Students – $60         Faculty/Alumni – $70        Community Members – $80
Deadline to sign up: Tuesday, February 18 by 5:00 pm

 

Bleach T-Shirts

Date: Fridays, February 21- 28
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn how to print using bleach to make one-of-a-kind lo-fi t-shirts. Students will learn and explore the process of bleach dye reversal and create single and multi-layer bleach t-shirts from their graphic designs.
Cost: Students – $30         Faculty/Alumni – $40       Community Members – $45
Deadline to sign up: Wednesday, February 19 by 5:00 pm

Linoleum Cutting 

Date: Tuesdays, March 24 – April 7
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A walk through on the art of making prints from a linoleum block. Beginning with cutting the linoleum and ending with printing the inked block, this is a great process for those wanting to be introduced to printmaking. This method is for those who enjoy the look of handmade items. It is used very often in both the fine art and craft worlds.

Cost: Students – $45         Faculty/Alumni – $55        Community Members – $65
Deadline to sign up: Thursday, March 12 by 5:00 pm

 

Screen Printing on T-Shirts

Date: Thursdays, March 26 – April 16
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Students will learn and explore the process of screen printing on fabric to create single and multi-layer t-shirts from their original designs.

Cost: Students – $70         Faculty/Alumni – $105        Community Members – $135
Deadline to sign up: Tuesday, March 24 by 5:00 pm

 

Ceramics

Intro to Wheel Throwing Session 1

Date: Tuesdays, February 4 – March 3
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Learn the basics of wheel throwing and how to create cylinders, bowls, and mugs in addition to glazing techniques. Leave with your own unique, usable pieces.  
Cost: Students – $70        Faculty/Alumni – $85        Community Member – $100
Deadline to sign up: Thursday, January 30 at 5:00 pm

Intro to Wheel Throwing Session 2

Date: Thursdays, February 6 – March 5
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Learn the basics of wheel throwing and how to create cylinders, bowls, and mugs in addition to glazing techniques. Leave with your own unique, usable pieces.  
Cost: Students – $70        Faculty/Alumni – $85        Community Member – $100
Deadline to sign up: Tuesday, February 4 at 5:00 pm

 

Intro to Wheel Throwing Session 3 

Date: Tuesdays, March 24 – April 21
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Learn the basics of wheel throwing and how to create cylinders, bowls, and mugs in addition to glazing techniques. Leave with your own unique, usable pieces.  
Cost: Students – $70        Faculty/Alumni – $85        Community Member – $100
Deadline to sign up: Thursday, March 12 by 5:00 pm 

 

Wheel Throwing II: Gestural Throwing, Precise yet Relaxed

Date: Saturdays, April 4 – May 2
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Learn different advanced throwing techniques as well as surface alteration and texturing techniques. Participants will be exploring multiple ways to throw larger forms on the wheel and expanding their skillsets and confidence.
Cost: Students – $100        Faculty/Alumni – $115        Community Members – $130
Deadline to sign up: Thursday, April 2 at 5:00 pm 

 

Hand Building with Clay: A Little More than the Basics

Date: Saturdays, February 15, 22 and 29, March 14 and 28
Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
An introduction to hand building pottery using pinch, coil, and slab methods. Students will be taught a variety of techniques in order to reach their desired results, finishing with glaze applications and decoration methods.
Cost: Students – $125        Faculty/Alumni – $135        Community Members – $140
Deadline to sign up: Thursday, February 13 at 5pm 

 

Photography

Building Your Own Pinhole Camera

Date: Thursdays, February 13 – February 20
Time: February 13 – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm          February 20 – 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
In this workshop, participants will learn how to create their own pinhole camera, shoot with it, and develop their photos. Participants will also get a quick overview on the science and history behind cameras and pinhole cameras.
Cost: Students – $35          Faculty/ Alumni – $45         Community Members – $55
Deadline to sign up: Tuesday, February 11 at 5:00 pm 

 

Intro to 35mm Photography

Date: Thursdays, April 2 – 16
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of shooting, developing, and printing photos using 35mm film.

Cost: Students – $45          Faculty/ Alumni – $61         Community Members – $77
Deadline to sign up: Tuesday, March 31 at 5:00 pm 

 

Out of the Blue: Intro to Cyanotypes

Date: Thursdays, April 30
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
In this workshop, participants will learn how to create cyanotypes and experiment with the medium through the power of UV light and iron solutions.
Cost: Students – $20          Faculty/ Alumni – $25         Community Members – $30
Deadline to sign up: Tuesday, April 28 at 5:00 pm 

 

Fibers

Shibori Tapestry

Date: Saturdays, February 29 – March 14
Time: February 29 – 1:00pm – 3:00pm          March 7 – 1:00pm – 3:00pm          March 14 – 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Learn how to create patterns in fabric using the Japanese technique of shibori to create your own tapestry!
Cost: Students – $40        Faculty/ Alumni- $45          Community Members – $50 
Deadline to sign up: Thursday, February 27 at 5:00 pm 

 

Beginner Lap Loom Weaving

Date: Fridays, April 10 – 17
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Learn the basics of tapestry weaving in this fun and relaxing class. Bringing home your own wall weaving, loom, and the skills to continue weaving!
Cost: Students – $35         Faculty/ Alumni- $55          Community Members – $75 
Deadline to sign up: Wednesday, April 8 at 5:00 pm 

 

Felting Animals with Dyed Wool Roving

Date: Saturday, April 4 – 11
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Learn how to make a needle felted animal of your choice while using wool roving that you chemically dyed yourself!       

Cost: Students – $30        Faculty/ Alumni- $45          Community Members – $60 
Deadline to sign up: Thursday, April 2 at 5pm 

 

Not Your Granny’s Cross-Stitch

Date: Saturdays, April 18 – 25
Time: 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
A workshop in learning how to cross stitch with snarky sayings and cute imagery. Using embroidery thread, aida, embroidery hoops, and needles to create imagery you will be able to take home your work and continue growing as a fiber artist. Just like grandma used to, but with NSFW sayings.
Cost: Students – $35        Faculty/Alumni – $45        Community Members – $55
Deadline to sign up: Thursday, April 16 by 5:00 pm

 

Metals

Silver Stud Earrings

Date: Thursdays, March 5 – 12
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Learn how to saw and cut your own silver stud earrings. Students will also learn how to solder and methods of cleaning and texturing their earrings.

**Times are not accurate in printed calendar. These are the correct times.**
Cost: Students – $40       Faculty/Alumni – $50        Community Members – $55
Deadline to sign up: Tuesday, March 3 by 5:00 pm

 

2D & Other:

Let’s Paint a Portrait!

Date: Wednesdays, April 8 – 22
Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
If you are a beginner or novice with acrylic paints this workshop will help you build upon your skills by painting a portrait of yourself! Learn the process of building up a painting through layering and color choice while painting from observation.
Cost: Students – $60       Faculty/Alumni – $75         Community Members – $85
Deadline to sign up: Monday, April 6 at 5:00 pm