Free Events

Free Events

Project of the Week

Every week the SACC has two new projects. Stop in anytime during our open hours to make them! All supplies and instructions will be provided.

Spring 2019 Projects of the Week:

Jan 22- 26
Planners & Panther Cup Sleeves

Jan 28– Feb 2
Tape Resist Watercolor & Stencil Coaster

Feb 4– Feb 9
Paper Lantern & Roll Up Pencil Sleeve

Feb 11-16
Easy Fabric Marbling & Glass Bead Magnets

Feb 18– 23
Decorated Paper Weights & Pinhole Camera

Feb 25– March 2
Rock Photo Holders & Sailor Knot Keychain

Mar – 9
Lego Keychain & Comic Washer Necklace

Mar 11– 16
Fabric Bookmark & Magazine Bead Bracelet

Mar 18-24
Dip Dyed Tumbler & DIY Picture Rack

Mar 25-30
Macramé Keychain & Fairy Light Jar

April 1– 6
Stained Glass Flower Jewelry & Raindrop Suncatcher

April 8– 13
Nebula Vial & Chevron Bracelet

April 15-20
Sharpie Coaster & Tassel Keychain

April 22– 27
Build-a-Tree & Hummingbird Feeder

April 29– May 4
Friendship Bracelet & Pinecone Gnome Friend

May 69
Stress Ball & Magic Zen Jar


SACC Tours

Stop by anytime during our open hours to tour the SACC and see all of the supplies and equipment we offer!

Knitting & Crocheting Circle

Date: Every other Tuesday beginning January 29 
Time: 4 – 5:30pm
Join a community of knitters and crocheters to learn something new! All levels are welcomed, just bring some yarnneedles and a desire to learn. Knitting needles and yarn are also available for purchase at the SACC.

Zine Circle

Date: Every other Tuesday beginning February 5
Time: 4-5:30pm
Come learn the basics of zine-making at the SACC! Free materials are available with student membership & copies can be made at a discounted price.

SACC Take and Make

Date: Wednesday, January 23
Time: 11a-2p 
Make and take a small project from each of our five areas (photography, metals, print, fibers, and ceramics) in the Union Concourse  including a pinch pot from our semesterly Make a Pot, Take a Pot event.

Artist Fair & Bake Sale

Date: Tuesday, February 12
Time: 10am – 4pm
Swing by the Union Concourse to browse through handmade art including prints, jewelry, mugs, embroideries and more — just in time for Valentine’s Day! Grab a treat from the student org bake sale while you browse.

Geek Week: Perler Bead Design Making

Date: Monday, March 4 
Time: 12pm – 2pm
Join the SACC in the Union Concourse to make your very own perler bead design! You can also stop by all week long for our Geek Week-themed Projects of the Week in the Studio Arts & Craft Centre: Lego Keychains and Comic Washer Necklaces.

Mardi Gras Celebration

Date: Tuesday, March 5
Time: 11:30am – 2:30pm
Make your very own colorful, personalized Mardi Gras mask at our table at the Mardi Gras Celebration located in the UWM Union Ballroom. Enjoy free food, entertainment, and other festivities.

Build Your Own Terrarium

Date: Tuesday, April 23
Time: 11am – 2pm
Join us in the Union Concourse to learn and make your own terrarium. Supplies are limited and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so arrive early.

Turning Pages: Social Justice in Book Art 

Date: April 12 – May 9
Opening Reception: April 12, 5-8pm, Talk at 7pm 

Turning Pages: Social Justice in Book Art encompasses a wide range of artist books and broadsides that aim to raise awareness and motivate individuals to promote social change in our world. Featuring art from the Special Collections at the UWM Libraries, national book artist, John Risseeuw, and projects from Peck School of the Arts Intermediate Print and Narrative Forms class, this show presents a wide array of book art focusing on social justice.   

We aim to inform people about important social justice topics and allow visitors to express their beliefs on topics they feel strongly about in our temporary maker’s space. Visitors are welcome to create and design a page on societal topics that we will then bind together collectively at the end of the exhibition! Join us in celebrating book art that advocates on crucial issues and express your own stance on issues important to you!


Thanks for the Memories 

Date: Monday, May 6 
Time: 11a-3p
Celebrate the end of a great year with us! Graduates: bring your grad cap and decorate it with our array of free supplies. Those not yet graduating can decorate a fun photo frame to display a memory in too! This event will take place in the Panther Connections Lounge. Brought to you by the Studio Arts & Craft Center and CAB. 

Free DropIn’s 

This semester we are offering several ‘drop-ins’. Come with a friend or make one here and enjoy exploring new art experiences and snacks. No need to sign up; drop by anytime during an open drop-in for a new fun experience!
*** Free DropIn’s do not require sign-up.

Drop-In Wheel Throwing

Dates & Times: Wednesday, February 6, 3:30-5p | Wednesday, March 27, 3:30-5p
Try your hand at throwing pottery on the wheel and watch demonstrations of advanced wheel throwing techniques that can be learned in our Wheel Throwing workshop.

Drop-In Enameling

Date: Monday, April 22
Learn how to fuse glass to metal at 1500 degrees. Explore the sifting and application process involved in fine art enameling.

Drop-In Drawing

Date: TuesdayFebruary 14

Explore the tools used for drawing comics before the rise of digital art. This hands-on workshop will be focused on dip pens, brushes, and India ink.