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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.

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

Sign up now!

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:

ARC Returns to Operation April 19

March 11, 2021
ARC Return to Operation Announcement

Please see below for an update on our plan to return to in-person operations at the ARC as Yolo County transitions into red tier status.

We hope to safely open and provide priority access to undergraduate and graduate students starting on April 19 with the following reduced hours: 

Monday–Friday: 5:00 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday: 1:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

We plan on expanding ARC access to UC Davis faculty and staff beginning May 1 with the following expanded hours:  

Craft Center Indoor Studio Space

March 10, 2021

The Craft Center will be offering open studio space for students, faculty, and staff with a preexisting orientation during spring quarter. All studios will be open from 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Reservations are $14/day or $70/quarter and can be booked online starting March 29th.

Follow the Craft Center on Facebook for updates and online classes!

Crafternoons with Olivia

March 10, 2021

Watch the UC Davis Craft Center Textiles manager sew live in real time! Olivia will be streaming the process of her latest project on Facebook Live, Friday afternoons at 4 from the Craft Center Sewing studio.

If you’ve ever been curious about the sewing process, need something to craft along to, or need some inspiration, be sure to tune in! Olivia will show you how she uses a pattern, share sewing tips and tricks, and give you a peek into the world of sewing.

Intuitive Eating

March 08, 2021

By Living Well Nutrition Peer Counselor Meigan Freeman

Fantasy Felting class

February 05, 2021

Ever been curious about the wild and wooly world of needle felting? Needle felting is the process of working wool with a special needle that catches the fibers and tangles them, allowing us to mold a shape from wool. Class Dates are February 24th, March 10th, and March 17th, all at 6 p.m. on Zoom. Tools and materials will be provided!

Sign up now!

Wire Wrapping

February 03, 2021

Hey crafters! We're excited to announce an online format our our wire wrapping class. Available to both UCD students and community members, you can expect to learn the fundamentals of wire wrapping in a fully remote setting.

Dates: February 7th - March 7th, Sundays 11am - 1pm

Register Now!

Aggie Wellness Breaks

January 29, 2021

Are you noticing that you feel drained after virtual meetings and classes?  While Zoom helps us stay connected, virtual meetings and classes require more attention and effort to engage with others. Campus Recreation and Health Education and Promotion are launching a new project to help combat Zoom fatigue, Aggie Movement Breaks