Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Studio Opens for Spring on January 25!

Welcome back for the spring semester! The UWM Studio Arts and Craft Centre (SACC) is squeaky clean and ready for another round. Stop by and grab a schedule full of classes, workshops, free events, and more. If you’re not familiar with the SACC, it’s located on the UWM Union ground floor in room EG30 and open 7 days a week.

The SACC opens on January 25th and the staff would be happy to give you a tour around the space and sign you up for your membership! If you had a membership last semester, drop by to renew it for the spring. Registration for classes and workshops also begins January 25th, so reserve a spot early.

Just to give you a taste of what we’re all about, the SACC is an open studio space with specialized areas in jewelry and metalsmithing, fibers, photography, and ceramics, but there is plenty of space for drawing, painting, printmaking, and whatever else your heart desires. We have plenty of tools for check out and many supplies for sale. Stop in to work on a project, mount your work, buy supplies for classes, or just be crafty for awhile. If you’re looking to build skills in any of our areas, our classes and workshops are a great place to start.

Our new website will be up and running soon, so check back Monday for an update.

See you soon!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Gallery Night & Day!

This weekend is Gallery Night & Day in Milwaukee, so make sure you check it out! There is plenty of wonderful art to be seen.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Meet Benito Tyjeski!!

21 years old
Ceramics and Art Education major
Operations Manager @ the SACC for 1½ years

Band: anything with a latin beat and African drums
Hang-out spot: Brewed on Brady (the black bean wrap!)
Artist/work: Luis Jimenez “Man on Fire” – what a way to communicate to many cultures!
Class/teacher: Mrs. Kulich – my elementary school art teacher!

What do you do in your spare time? Road races, read & write at the coffee shop, go dancing, paint, projects
Why are you a ceramics & art ed. major? I have a certain love and respect for all mediums, however, I go crazy in ceramics! And I want to be an art teacher to not only work with students, but to bring together communities through art.
Useful tips: Always remember why you are doing what are and have fun!
The plan once you graduate? Get lost in India and Africa, grad school/teaching
What do you like about the SACC? It’s a resource center for artists! Where else can you meet other artists/crafts people, find out about galleries, promote your artwork, and attend or teach a workshop? Wow!

Check out Benito’s artwork at!

Other resources:
National Geographic (the best resource to discover the world)