Student Engagement

Drop In Crafts

Be a maker when it works best for you! Drop in for our rotating selection of crafts or create in our studios or take a kit to-go. All ages are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Prices range from $8-$20.
Hours are Monday-Friday from 2-9pm and Saturday from 10am-4pm.

Plant Propagation Walk in Craft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plant Propagation Station

A little horticulture therapy is good for the soul and mother earth. Paint a wood block that will hold glass vials for starter plants. Choose a cutting from our community stash to start your journey with flora. If you have plants you’d like to share with others, please drop by with the plant or cuttings. Open to all ages if accompanied by an adult.

Drop in August 22-September 14 

$12-$16 in studio/ $15-$19 to go

 

Paint Pours at The Workspace

Paint Pours with Rhonda Scott

The Workspace is the perfect place to try your hand at acrylic pours and create an abstract painting full of marbled swirls and cells of color. For best results, leave your painting to dry to pick up later in the week, but making and taking is OK, too. Open to all ages if accompanied by an adult.
A limited number of spots are available to give you the space and flexibility to go at your own pace. We will try to accommodate walk-ins, but registration is recommended in The Workspace or at Midwestix.com

Wednesday, August 31, every half-hour from 4-8pm

$16 per canvas

 

Sugar Skulls Drop in Craft at The Workspace

Sugar Skulls (Calavera Alfeñique)

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday that celebrates and honors those who have passed. One tradition includes building ofrendas (altars) honoring the deceased using brightly colored skulls, marigolds, and possessions of the departed. Instead of sugar, our skulls are paper mache, but we invite you to decorate them in the spirit of Dia de los Muertos using paint, glitter, gems, flowers, and other adornments. More information about the history and significance of this event is available at The Workspace, and we encourage you to look for celebrations around the world on November 1 & 2.
a calavera es un símbolo de la muerte, lo único seguro en la vida. 
Open to all ages if accompanied by an adult. 

Drop in September 15-30 (First half of Hispanic/Latino/a/e Heritage Month) Monday through Friday 2-9pm and Saturday 10am-4pm

$10 in studio/$12 to go
 

 

Origami Cranes at The Workspace

Origami Crane Mobiles

September 21, 2022, is the 21st anniversary of the International Day of Peace started by the UN General Assembly. This year’s theme is “End Racism – Build Peace” so we will be creating strands of 3-5 origami cranes symbolizing hope and healing during challenging times. We ask that each participant leave one crane that will be added to a larger mobile and given to the Multicultural Student Affairs office. For more information about the history of this annual event visit internationaldayofpeace.org. Open to all ages if accompanied by an adult.

Drop in Monday-Wednesday, September 19-21 from 2-9pm

$5 in studio or to-go

 

Alebrije Drop in Craft at The Workspace

Hispanic/Latino/a/e Heritage Month Craft: Alebrije 

Alebrije are sculptures that take elements from animals such as cats, fish, bird’s feet and bat’s wings and combine them into fantastical beings. They were first created by Pedro Linares Lopez, a Mexican artist who dreamed of these creatures in the 1930’s while falling in and out of consciousness during a serious illness. After recovery, Lopez brought his visions to life through brightly painted paper mache sculptures. Now, many alebrijes are carved from copal wood by indigenous families in the villages of Oaxaca, Mexico, and we were able to source an assortment of small sculptures for our painting craft. 
More information about the history and of this and other folk art crafts is available at The Workspace.
Open to all ages if accompanied by an adult.

Drop in October 1-15 (Second half of Hispanic/Latino/a/e Heritage Month) Monday-Friday 2-9pm and Saturday 10am-4pm

$6 in studio/$8 to go
 

Moon Phase Wall Hanging at The Workspace

Moon Phase Wall Hanging

Paint a set of 5 die-cut wood shapes representing moon phases: waxing crescent to set intentions, waxing gibbous to refine and nurture, a full moon for joy and gratitude, waning gibbous for introspection, and waning crescent for rest and reflection. String them together vertically to create an enchanting wall hanging. 
Open to all ages if accompanied by an adult. 

Drop in October 5 - November 5, Monday-Friday 2-9pm and Saturday 10am-4pm

$12 in studio/$15 to go

 

Rainbow Confetti Tray at The Workspace

Rainbow Confetti Tray

National Coming Out Day is an annual LGBTQIA+ awareness day observed on October 11, and we want to celebrate all week! Drop in to make a colorful, sparkly tray with confetti, glitter, and tiny baubles covered with a dimensional gloss medium. Make one to celebrate you, to honor a friend, or to give to someone who could use a pick-me-up.
Open to all ages if accompanied by an adult. Everyone is welcome at The Workspace

Drop in October 10-15, Monday-Friday 2-9pm and Saturday 10am-4pm

$10 in studio/$12 to go

 

Inked & Marbled Hexagon Coasters Drop-In Craft

Inked and Marbled Hexagon Coasters

Start with hexagon-shaped marble tiles and use the brilliant colors of alcohol ink to transform them into one-of-a-kind coasters. 
Open to all ages if accompanied by an adult. 

Drop in October 19 - November 10, Monday-Friday 2-9pm and Saturday 10am-4pm

$7 for two or $12 for four (per person) -  in studio only (not available to go)

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