During winter months, it can be difficult to find interesting activities near your luxury apartment. For students and other members of the community looking for a creative outlet, fun classes, workshops and volunteer opportunities, The Craft Shop is perfect.
The Craft Shop is located on the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus at the south end of the Student Center. Volunteer opportunities are available at the Craft Shop. You can volunteer from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and doing so gives you the ability to work on projects such as the birdhouse factory, which makes birdhouses for endangered species. Donate time or materials and enjoy contributing to the beautiful area surrounding the campus.
The Craft Shop offers a wide variety of services, supplies and tools for students or hobbyists alike. The ceramics studio offers open studio time Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 8:45 p.m. It provides all the tools you will need, is a friendly atmosphere and is an ideal learning environment. They also offer workshops and private lessons for those interested. Private lessons are $12 for 30 minutes with group lessons ranging in price from $10 per person to $7.50, depending on group size.
There is also an on-site frame shop with the best prices in town for those looking to display their art. Nearby is the wood shop for any type of woodworking project you could imagine. Sign up for a pass, take the required efficiency test and begin your project with a staff member available to help you.
For students who regularly ride bikes around campus or on nearby trails, Saluki Spokes is located in The Craft Shop and offers tools and materials to fix your own bike. With the right resources at your fingertips, you will be back on the road in no time.
For more information on activities and events on the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus, contact us today.