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Outdoor Diversity Article 3: Take a Look Within: Recognize & Utilize YOUR Privilege

June 08, 2021
Outdoor Diversity Article 3: Take a Look Within Written by Members of the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Task Force 

In previous articles, the issues of financial barriers and lack of representation were discussed; these issues are tied directly to white privilege. However, white privilege itself is not the sole subject of accountability. Rather, it is the lack of recognition of one’s privilege that contributes to the lack of diversity in the outdoors.

Free Safety Courses

June 03, 2021
Learn to Swim

Free to students beginning July 1
Gain confidence and skill in the water under the guidance of our friendly swim instructors. Class sizes are small and no experience is needed.

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First Aid / CPR

Coming fall 2021
Learn basic first aid and CPR skills and leave the class CPR certified.

How to Make a Reservation at the ARC

April 27, 2021
Online Reservation System

Prior to entry, patrons will need to complete the UC Davis Daily Symptom Survey. The survey asks yes/no questions regarding your possible COVID-19 exposure. You are required to cancel your reservation if you experience any symptoms related to COVID-19 before your reservation.

Picnic Day at the Craft Center

April 11, 2021

Hello everyone! Just a reminder that Picnic Day is this Saturday and that the Craft Center will be holding a live stream here on Facebook from 12-3pm! Our 8 managers will each be teaching another manager how to make something in their studio. What will our ceramics manager do in the wood studio? Can our glass manager learn how to make rings out of coins? Tune in to find out!


The Craft Center will be closed for studio use on this day.

Craft Center Update

April 05, 2021

We are now open to faculty and staff with prior experience and studio orientations! As usual, please complete the Daily Symptom Survey prior to coming in and have the confirmation page ready to show the manager on shift.

Introduction to Knitting Class

March 31, 2021

Want something cozy, relaxing, inexpensive, and fun to do in quarantine? Come and learn how to knit! In this class, you will learn the absolute basics of knitting, including all of the necessary stitches, techniques, and skills you need to make your own projects. Over the course of this eight week class, you will make 2 projects of your own choice, learn about a variety of resources for patterns and inspiration, and connect with other lovely and creative people. No experience necessary. (Eight classes.)

Dates: Wednesdays 5:00 to 6:00pm from April 7th to May 26th

Spring Quarter at the Craft Center

March 24, 2021

All our studios are currently open to students, faculty, and staff with a preexisting orientation. Reservations are $14/day or $70/quarter and can be booked online.

Our hours are: 

                   Monday - Friday: 9:30 a.m.– 5:30 p.m.

                   Saturday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Zentangle Workshop

March 23, 2021

As the Zentangle community says: Anything is possible, one stroke at a time!
Join instructor Lee Miller in this fun class for beginning artists and those new to Zentangle.

Handbuilding Techniques Class

March 23, 2021

This class covers the foundational techniques of handbuilding, including pinch pots, coils, and slabs in addition to the firing process and glazing. It is ideal for beginners or anyone who is missing getting their hands on clay in this unprecedented time. The class will be held synchronously but remolety over Zoom during its scheduled times.

Pots that Pour Class

March 23, 2021

This Intermediate Handbuilding class will cover many methods of making pots that pour. We will start with a pinch pot and work our way through more complicated methods including coiling and building with slabs. There will be a focus on spouts, lids and handles, proportion, and functionality. This could include a coffee pot and pour over, pitcher, teapot, or a lidded mug. We will also cover texture, underglaze, and final glazing. We look forward to seeing you on our screen soon!

Glass Pendants Class

March 23, 2021

In this class students will learn how to use borosilicate or hard glass to make glass pendants. Students will be socially distanced in these in person classes and will follow all UC Davis COVID best practices. 

Dates: Saturdays 10am to 1pm from April 10th to May 1st

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Flameworking 101 Class

March 23, 2021

Learn the basics of working with borosilicate or hard glass in this four-class tutorial. You will practice multiple decorative and coloring techniques as you complete several glass objects. Projects include pendants, marbles, and similar solid glass objects. No prior experience is necessary. Starting supplies are included in the class fee, and additional materials are available for purchase at the Craft Center. (Four classes; includes flameworking class pass.)  Students will be socially distanced in these in person classes and will follow all UC Davis COVID best practices. 

ARC Return to Operations FAQs

March 18, 2021


Why has the ARC been closed?
ARC operations during the pandemic have been determined by State and County guidance and the tiered framework as established in the “Blueprint for a Safer Economy.” The Blueprint has a “Gyms and Fitness Center” category and provides the following guidelines for each tier: