Workshop Registration

Each Semester the Studio Arts & Craft Centre offers short-term workshops teaching those who sign up different techniques and skills. Attendees pay a small fee to receive instruction and supplies and end up leaving with a piece or pieces of their own, along with new skills to keep making!
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  • Available Workshops

  • Book Arts Workshop HIDDEN

    Date: Wednesdays, April 17 – May 1 Time: 6 – 8pm

    Explore the pleasures of creating a hand-bound book and join us for an exciting evening of book art making with local professional artist Madison Dawne. Express yourself creatively on paper and learn how to bind it all together. If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book or just want to practice your bookmaking with interesting people, our book arts workshop is the place to be! Artists of all levels are welcome. The workshop takes places in coordination with the Union Art Gallery’s exhibition, Turning Pages: Social Justice in Book Art open to the public from April 12- May 9th. Reception on April 12 from 5-8pm.

    Deadline to sign up: Monday, April 15 by 5pm
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  • Linoleum Cutting Workshop HIDDEN

    Date: Tuesdays, February 26 – March 12 Time: 5pm-6:30pm

    Experience the process of cutting your own linoleum block and printing it yourself to make multiples. Working with linoleum is a great gateway into many different printmaking methods.

    Deadline to sign up: Saturday, February 23 by 5pm
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  • Pronto Plate Lithography Workshop HIDDEN

    Date: Thursdays, February 14 – 21 Time: 5pm-6:30pm

    We will be touching on the surface of the printmaking process called lithography. Pronto Plate lithography is a very simplified version of this extensive process. Great for beginner printmakers.

    Deadline to sign up: Tuesday, February 12 by 5pm
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  • Intaglio Etching

    Date: Tuesdays, October 1- 22 Time: 6pm-8pm

    Learn how to etch a copper plate with acid, then use printmaking ink to print your etched images onto paper. This is a great workshop for those who love to draw. We will be using advanced techniques to create stunning pieces.

    Deadline to sign up: Saturday, September 28 by 5pm
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  • Break the Block – A Collaborative Linocut Printmaking Intensive

    Date: Thursdays, October 17- 31 Time: 5pm-8pm

    Explore the process of linoleum block relief printmaking while collaborating with fellow students and your instructor. Participants will work through the process of planning a collaborative linoleum block, transferring images, carving techniques, and finally how to pull an edition of prints.

    Deadline to sign up: Saturday, October 15 by 5pm
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  • Screen Printing: Poster Edition!

    Date: Tuesdays, November 5 – 26 Time: 6pm-8pm

    Turn your drawings or designs into wall art! You’ll learn how to take put your image onto a screen and use it to screen print multiple pieces. Your workshop fee includes your own screen, paper, and ink to keep.

    Deadline to sign up: Saturday, November 2 by 5pm
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  • Intro to Wheel Throwing Session 1

    Dates: Tuesdays, September 17 – October 15 Time: 5pm-7pm

    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.

    Deadline to sign up: Saturday, September 14 at 5pm
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  • Intro to Wheel Throwing Session 2

    Date: Thursdays, September 19 – October 17

    Time: 6pm-8pm

    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.

    Deadline to sign up: Saturday, September 17 at 5pm
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  • Intro to Wheel Throwing Session 3

    Date: Tuesdays, October 24 – November 21

    Time: 5pm-7pm

    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.

    Deadline to sign up: Monday October 22 by 5pm
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  • Advanced Wheel Throwing HIDDEN

    Date: Wednesdays, April 3– May 1 Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm

    If you’ve taken Intro to Wheel Throwing and you’re looking for more of a challenge, this is it! Learn how to throw larger pieces and more design techniques for your own pieces.

    Deadline to sign up: Monday April 1 by 5pm
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  • Wheel Throwing II

    Date: Tuesdays, October 29 – November 26 Time: 6pm-8pm

    Build off the basic skills you acquired from Intro to Wheel Throwing and take on a new challenge! Learn how to throw larger pieces and advanced design techniques for your own pieces.

    Deadline to sign up: Saturday, October 26 at 5pm
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  • Coil Planters HIDDEN

    Date: Thursdays, February 21 – March 14 Time: 5-7pm

    Learn how to build a full-size ceramic planter with coil construction.

    Deadline to sign up: Tuesday, February 19 by 5pm
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  • Cyanotype HIDDEN

    Date: Thursday, May 2 Time: 5pm-7pm

    Coat paper with a light-sensitive chemical, then use the sun and an object stencil to create stunning blue and white images.

    Deadline to sign up: Tuesday, April 30 by 5pm
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  • Light in Lightroom HIDDEN

    Date: Mondays, April 1 – 8 Time: 6pm-8pm

    Learn the basics of Adobe Lightroom in order to improve the lighting in your photographs and artificially add lighting in post-production.

    Deadline to sign up: Friday, March 29 by 5pm
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  • Traditional Black and White Photography: Developing Film

    Date: Tuesday, September 24 Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm

    Learn how to take an exposed roll of 35mm or 120 film and develop your images! Does not apply to color film or 4×5. (Students are expected to enter this workshop with a black and white roll of 35mm or 120 film already shot, so we can take that roll and see how the negatives turned out!)

    Deadline to sign up: Saturday, September 21 at 5pm
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  • Traditional Black and White Photography: Enlarging and Printing

    Date: Tuesday, October 22 Time: 4:30pm-8:30pm

    Learn how to take a 35mm negative and enlarge it to print-size using enlargers and darkroom techniques. The concepts from this workshop can also be applied to enlarging 120 film or 4×5.

    Deadline to sign up: Saturday, October 19 at 5pm
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  • Drawing on Glass HIDDEN

    Date: Tuesday, April 30 Time: 4pm-8pm

    Learn how to fire drawings into glass enamel, in a permanent, fun and archival method that will last for thousands of years!

    Deadline to sign up: Saturday, April 27 by 5pm
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  • Jewelry in Unexpected Materials HIDDEN

    Date: Tuesday, April 16 Time: 6pm-8pm

    Learn how to get creative with unexpected materials and create fun and exciting jewelry you can keep or gift! We will show you how to work with some unconventional items to create interesting necklaces, earrings and more.

    Deadline to sign up: Saturday, April 13 by 5pm
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  • Indigo Natural Dye (Shibori) HIDDEN

    Date: Mondays, March 4 – 11 Time: 5:30pm-8pm

    Participants will learn the basics of indigo dyeing on fabric using Japanese folding & binding techniques to create a one-of-a-kind piece that participants can take home. Together we’ll discuss the cultural & historical importance of indigo, prepare the vat and materials and dye our pieces. 

    Deadline to sign up: Friday, March 1 by 5pm
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  • Illustration with Markers HIDDEN

    Date: Thursdays, April 4 – 25 Time: 6pm-8pm

    Learn the basics of developing a marker-based illustration. Starting with a still life drawing to build proficiency, we will move toward developing characters, scenes and stylistic representation.

    Deadline to sign up: Tuesday, April 2 by 5pm
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  • The Basics of Papermaking

    Date: Fridays, October 4 – 11 Time: October 4, 12:00pm-3:00pm October 11, 12:00pm-2:00pm

    Learn how to make handmade paper sheets from recycled paper materials to use for drawing, printmaking or writing on.

    Deadline to sign up: Wednesday, October 2 at 5:00pm
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  • Zines and Simple Binding Techniques

    Date: Thursdays, November 7 – 14 Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm

    Learn the basic structure and process of creating single-page fold and accordion style zines and how to bind them with simple bookbinding techniques.

    Deadline to sign up: Tuesday, November 5 at 5:00pm
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  • Hanji Box Making (Korean Paper)

    Date: Thursday, December 5 Time: 5pm-8pm

    Construct your very own personal keepsake box decorated with traditional Korean paper.

    Deadline to sign up: Tuesday, December 3 at 5pm
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  • Experimental Approaches to Water-based Paint Media HIDDEN

    Date: Friday, April 19 Time: 11:00am-4:30pm

    A one-day, experimental process-based workshop focusing on water-based paint media on paper. Throughout this workshop, you will create one–of–a–kind artwork through self-expression and collaboration with your peers.

    Deadline to sign up: Tuesday, April 17 by 5pm
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  • SACC Summer Hours Membership HIDDEN

    Date: Monday, June 3 – Saturday, August 17 Time: Mondays and Wednesdays 4:00pm-9:00pm, Saturdays 12:00pm-5:00pm

    By purchasing this membership, you will be able to work in the Craft Centre during our limited summer hours. With your membership you will also receive a locker to store supplies. Your $150 membership payment gives us the funding to stay open and allow members to continue working.

    Deadline to sign up: Friday, May 31 by 5:00pm
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  • Introduction to Crochet

    Date: Friday, October 25 Time: 1pm-4pm

    Learn basic crocheting techniques while completing a small sample piece. A crochet hook and ball of yarn is included in the price.

    Deadline to sign up: Wednesday, October 23 at 5pm
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  • Machine Sewing for Beginners

    Date: Wednesdays, November 13 – 20 Time: 5pm-8pm

    Learn the basics of machine sewing by constructing your very own reusable grocery bag. You’ll learn how to set up a sewing machine, use and read sewing patterns, and basic sewing assembly.

    Deadline to sign up: Monday, November 11 at 5pm
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  • Beading for Adventurers

    Date: Saturday, November 23 Time: 12pm-5pm

    Learn advanced beadwork techniques including brick stitching, bezeling, peyote stitching and more to make a piece of jewelry while using non-traditional objects such as feathers, old bangles, film slides, pearls, etc.

    Deadline to sign up: Thursday, November 21 by 5pm
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  • Working with Leather and Rawhide

    Date: Saturday, November 16 Time: 12pm-4pm

    Discover the versatility of leather and the ancient traditions of bookbinding, drum making, jewelry and more. Learn how to form, press, dye, punch leather and rawhide in the process of making a book cover, bracelet or pin.

    Deadline to sign up: Thursday, November 14 by 5pm
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  • Basics of Metalworking: Make a Silver Ring

    Date: Saturdays, November 2 – 9 Time: 12pm-4pm

    Learn the basics of metalworking and stone-setting through the processes used in making your own unique silver ring. Little to no metalworking experience is required for this workshop as you will be learning the basics of soldering and bezel setting.

    Deadline to sign up: Thursday, October 31 by 5pm
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  • Workshop Costs

  • Total cost of all selected workshops, excluding taxes. After registration a member of the UWM Union Craft Centre will contact you regarding payment options.
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