Free Events

The Craft Centre offers so many free options from demonstrations to crochet nights! We will offer different crafting projects frequently on the Union Concourse. Some of the projects offered will include you-paint-it pottery, macramé, string art, garland making, ornaments and much more!

**All events take place in the Union Studio Arts and Craft Centre, Union EG30, unless otherwise noted.**

SPRING 2023

Reopening Party 

Wednesday, January 25, 4:00 – 8:00PM

Location: Craft Centre, Street Level

Stop in for music, food, and crafts! There will be a sale of art supplies, both used and new, at reduced prices as well as free t-shirt printing.  

Valentine’s Artist Fair 

Monday, February 13, 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Location: Union Concourse

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 

Monday – Wednesday, March 6 – 8

Find us in the Craft Centre for DIY resin dice! Appointments will be on a first come, first served basis and Craft Centre staff will walk you through the steps of creating a unique, personal set of dice for you to take home. Keep an eye on our social media and website for sign ups! (You will be notified when your set of dice has cured and is ready for pickup) 

Earth Week Terrariums

with the CAMPUS ACTIVITIES BOARD

Thursday, April 20, 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 Fair

Tuesday – Thursday, May 2 – 4, 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Location: Union Concourse

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 3. 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

Jan 25-28: Chinese New Year Lanterns 

Jan 30-Feb 4: Paint & Scrape Postcards 

Feb 6-11: Paper Flowers 

Feb 13-18: Clay Wisconsin Magnets 

Feb 20-25: Mosaic CD Picture Frames 

Feb 27-Mar 4: Perler Beads 

Mar 6-11: Potion Bottles  

Mar 13-18: Felt Drink Holders 

Mar 27-April 1: Paper Roll Animals 

April 3-8: Macrame Keychains 

April 10-15: Yarn Butterflies 

April 17-22: Seed Bombs 

April 24-29: Animal Magnets 

May 1-6: Pounce the Panther Patches 

May 8-11: Pom Pom Cactus