Wednesday, December 12, 2012

:: Thanks for a Great Semester! ::

 Hello everyone!

Thanks for the most awesome of Fall semesters!

The semester began with a lot of fun at our tie-dye event where over 100 students and members showed up to tie-dye shirts and other clothing. In fact, some even went to Good Will to pick up some really interesting pieces of clothing. Over all it was a really great kick off to start the year.

Following this was our Henna Tattoo event we held for Pantherfest which, as all of you who attended know, was a bit of a struggle due to the insane weather. We want to thank everyone once more who came over to our tent anyways and braved the cold wind and rain to get tattooed by us.

Another event we participated in was Art-a-thon! Students came in and were taught by one of our instructors, Sam, how to screen print! It was a really fun time for all who came.

We had a really fun candle making event as well where students were able to come on in and make soothing scented candles! 

The last event that we'll mention was our Vintage Jewelry event where members came in and made awesome new pieces of jewelry out of old vintage jewelry that was just lying around. A lot of really awesome things were made. Our staff members Bryana and Nicole were very impressed!

We introduced our new Digital Lab this semester and we are completely thrilled at how many students and members have been making use of it and respecting the area as well. It definitely gives us a personal satisfaction to know that we are able to help out many different areas of the Arts.                             

Which brings us to our next exciting fact that we would like to remind all of you that we just got a new printing press! It will be up and running next spring semester and we could not be any more excited! Make sure you sign up for one of our screen printing classes!

As far as our classes and workshops went we had a lot of really amazing ones! One that we can touch on is our instructor Nicole Zapata's Introduction to Jewelry and Metals class. In this class students learned how to make jewelry mainly by soldering. It was a lot of fun and she even taught our Marketing Lead Bryana a few things! Nicole will be teaching more classes next semester including a Micro-Metals class where students will learn how to make interesting mini pieces! 

We would just like to remind you all that we will be having many awesome classes and workshops again next semester which we will update you on just as soon as we get our schedule out!

Thank you just one more time for anyone who signed up for a membership and had fun times with us this semester. We love and appreciate all of you who come and utilize our space! Have a very fun (and safe!) winter break, and we will see you next semester!

-The Studio Arts and Craft Centre


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

:: Vintage Jewelry! ::

Hey all! 

As you may have known we had a Vintage Jewelry event where members could come in and make vintage jewelry for free! Our members made a lot of really interesting pieces, and our working staff members were very impressed with the jewelry that was made! 

A few of our members modeling their new pieces!
An awesome necklace made by one of our members!

We hope all who attended had a wonderful time, and invite all who could not attend to join us next time!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

:: De-Stress Candle Making Event! ::

:: De-Stress Candle Making Event! ::

Today was a fun day at the Craft Centre! 
We listened to good music while making scented candles and eating delicious pastries! 
If you made candles with us you can pick them up in the next 2-3 days to make sure they are completely molded and ready to be removed from the tins.

Corey melting wax.

Scenting the candle!

A beautiful candle made by one of our members!

More candles!

Getting crafty!

One of our members feasting on the delicious pastries!

The pastries were so good.



We hope all who attended had a great time, and welcome anyone who didn't attend to come next time!

Friday, October 12, 2012

:: Screen Printing for Artathon! ::

Screen Printing for Artathon!

It was an exciting morning at the Craft Centre today! Our very own Randy Kruser taught participants of Artathon how to screen print shirts today. Everything went very well, and we were impressed with the student's work!

If you are interested in learning how to screen print we have classes every semester, and of course students get a discount!

Also! Don't forget the space is free to use so if you already know how to screen print feel free to come on in and get printing!

Friday, October 5, 2012

:: We Sell Your Stuff! ::

We sell your stuff!

Did you know you can sell your art through the Craft Centre? It's a great way to get people noticing your art and to earn some cash for your hard work! 
Here is some of the work we currently have for sale on display at the Centre:







Pack of twelve: $10.00
Single: $1.50
Here is some work for sale made by our 3D Artist of the Month Ian Connors!

More of Ian's work. Stop by the Centre to see more!
Headband $13.80

Headband $13.80
Headband $13.80
Headband $13.80

So stop on by or call to get more information on selling your work through the Centre. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

:: New Digital Lab Update!! ::

:: New Digital Lab Update! ::

Hello all! 

As you may remember at the beginning of this semester we posted about our new digital lab! Well, we have some great news. We got brand new desks for the computers, and our negative scanner is officially up and running! 

We're all very excited about this and we can't wait for you all to come in and use our lab, which as you should remember is FREE for students & members to use!

Now don't forget the other wonderful features of our lab such as the Adobe Suite! 

Just come on down to the Craft Centre, stop by the front desk, get the computer password and scan and edit away!

We hope you enjoy our new and improved digital lab!

:: Milwaukee Empty Bowls! ::

Save the date!

Saturday, October 13, 2012
10:30am-2:00pm | MATC-Oak Creek

Empty Bowls is an event run by an all volunteer, nonprofit organization whose aim is to raise funds and awareness to help food pantries and meal programs in Milwaukee.

Some of the bowls donated in previous years.

At this annual event, guests choose from over 2,000 ceramic bowls handcrafted and donated by local artists. More than 50 local chefs prepare soup to be served with bread and refreshments. Some of Milwaukee’s top musicians come to entertain guests throughout the day!

Since 1999 Milwaukee Empty Bowls has donated over $410,000 to programs which aim to feed those in need.

Potters making bowls for the annual event.

This year's seven recipients are:

Agape Community Center

The Cathedral Center

Fondy Food Center

Friedens Community Ministries


Jewish Community Food Pantry

Milwaukee Christian Center

St. Catherine’s Food Pantry 

To get more information on these recipients click here!

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or donating next year click here!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

:: September 3D Artist of the Month- Ian Connors! ::

Ian Pricing his new pieces.

Ian Connors is a senior in the Ceramics Program at UW-Milwaukee.  All of the work on display has been fired atmospherically to cone ten, including a salt-firing from 2009, a wood/salt-firing from 2011, and a wood-fire from 2012.


Ian is also the Ceramics Lead at our Centre. You can check out more of his work, some of which is for sale, in our display case!

If you're interested in learning how to create beautiful pieces like these, Ian will be teaching a Beginning Pottery Wheel class this fall. The class will begin on Thursday, September 27th, and will continue every Thursday through October 25th from 6-8pm! There is still time to call or stop by the Craft Centre to sign up!