Free Events

We offer so many free options at the Craft Centre from demonstrations to crochet nights! We also offer two different crafting projects each week: one as a take-home kit and one to work on in the Craft Centre. Some of the projects offered will include embroidery, you-paint-it pottery, crochet, origami, DIY slime, and more.  

Craft Centre Make N’ Take

Monday – Friday, February 7 – 11  /  2:00 – 5:00pm 

Our popular introduction to the Craft Centre areas switches things up this semester by moving into the SACC studio for a different area focus each day. Come by each day from 2-5pm to see what’s happening in new areas: ceramics, metals and jewelry, fibers, photography, and printmaking.

Tours of the Craft Centre will also be offered.

Fibers Art Social Night (February)

Monday, February 7  /  6:00 – 7:00pm 

Are you a knitter? Is sewing your thing? Do you dye your own fabric? Fiber Arts Social Night is a chance to meet like-minded fiber artists. This monthly meeting will give participants a chance to work in the space on your fiber projects, see what others are working on, and chat. The fiber area lead will be there to guide you on use of our facilities and help in any way they can.

Valentine’s Artist Fair

Tuesday, February 8  /  10:00am – 4:00pm 

Please join us in the Student Union concourse for our Artist Fair. Individual students, Student Orgs, and local artists will be showing their wares like pottery, jewelry, prints, greeting cards, and so much more. Please contact us at the Craft Centre if you’re interested in vending (craftctr@uwm.edu or 414-229-5535).

Geek Week Perler Beads

Monday, February 28  /  11:00am – 1:00pm 

Your inner geek loves perler beads, admit it! Join Craft Centre staff in the Union Concourse to make something super fun for Geek Week with perler beads – all supplies provided!

Fibers Art Social Night (March)

Monday, March 14  /  6:00 – 7:00pm 

Are you a knitter? Is sewing your thing? Do you dye your own fabric? Fiber Arts Social Night is a chance to meet like-minded fiber artists. This monthly meeting will give participants a chance to work in the space on your fiber projects, see what others are working on, and chat. The fiber area lead will be there to guide you on use of our facilities and help in any way they can.

Fibers Art Social Night (April)

Monday, April 11  /  6:00 – 7:00pm 

*Location: Room 346, Union 3rd floor*

Are you a knitter? Is sewing your thing? Do you dye your own fabric? Fiber Arts Social Night is a chance to meet like-minded fiber artists. This monthly meeting will give participants a chance to work in the space on your fiber projects, see what others are working on, and chat. The fiber area lead will be there to guide you on use of our facilities and help in any way they can.

Earth Week Terrariums with Campus Activities Board

Tuesday, April 19  /  1:00 – 3:00pm 

*Location: Union Concourse*

Join the Campus Activities Board and
Craft Centre on the Concourse to make a terrarium for Earth Week! Using recycled jars and containers and filling them with succulents and cute decorations, you will take an item out of landfill and add a sweet potted plant to your home!

Mother’s Day Artist Sale

May 4 /  9:00am – 5:00pm 

Join us on the Student Union Concourse
for our annual Mother’s Day artist sale. A variety of handmade items will be available from outside vendors with the Craft Centre present with student work on Wednesday, May 4 from 10am-4pm. The perfect place to find unique gifts. Please contact us at the Craft Centre if you’re interested in vending (craftctr@ uwm.edu or 414.229.5535).

Projects of the Week Below

While our studio is closed in April and May, come find us on the Concourse once a week for our Projects of the Week. As always, we’ll provide all the supplies and instructions, and you can just hang out and make something cool with other students. Make sure to follow us on social media so you can find what day and time we’ll be there each week with something new to create!

Earth Seed Bomb

April 4 /  11:00am – 2:00pm 

*Location: Library*

Light Bulb Vase

April 6 /  12:00am – 3:00pm 

*Location: Union Concourse*

Terra Cotta Carrot Pot

April 11 /  11:00am – 2:00pm 

*Location: Library*

Pressed Flower Art

April 13 /  12:00am – 3:00pm 

*Location: Union Concourse*

Mending/Upcycling Clothing Tutorial

April 18 & 20

April 18, 11:00am – 2:00pm  *Location: Library*

April 20, 12:00am – 3:00pm  *Location: Union Concourse*

Paper Hyacinth Flowers & Felt Rose Stems

April 25 /  11:00am – 2:00pm 

*Location: Library*

Mini Butterfly Canvas

April 27 /  12:00am – 3:00pm 

*Location: Union Concourse*

DIY Crystal Ball

May 2 /  11:00am – 2:00pm 

*Location: Library*

DIY Galaxy Mason Jar

May 4 /  12:00am – 3:00pm 

*Location: Union Concourse*

DIY Sress Ball

May 9 /  11:00am – 2:00pm 

*Location: Library*

DIY Confetti Popper

May 11 /  12:00am – 3:00pm 

*Location: Union Concourse*