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Have A DIY Day At The Student Center Craft Shop


After a long week of studying and going to class, an arts and crafts workshop may be just the thing to relieve stress. Residents of AXIS Edwardsville can learn how to make sculptures, woodworking projects, holographic images, stained glass and “barefoot” shoes through DIY events. These events all take place in the SIU Student Center Craft Shop and are open to the public.

Create a dog sculpture from cans

  • Tuesday, October 25, 2016
  • 5 to 8PM
  • Student Center Craft Shop, Paint Bar 1
  • Students: $5, General Public: $10
  • Make your own cute little pet from recycled materials in this Sustainable Workshop. Bring your own cans if you like but materials are included.

Woodworking Class

  • Tuesday, October 25, 2016
  • 6:00 to 8:30PM
  • Student Center Craft Shop, Wood Shop
  • Students: $40, Members of the public: $50
  • Materials cost extra
  • Great for beginners, students in this class learn to safely handle the hand and stationary tools in the Wood Shop. Make any project you choose on equipment such as the drill press, band saw, table saw and more. Class tuition includes a pass to use the wood shop all semester long!

Make a Holographic Image Projector

  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016
  • 5 to 6PM
  • Student Center Craft Shop, Paint Bar 1
  • Cost: only $1!
  • Do you prefer digital creations? The only tools required for this workshop is a tablet or smartphone with internet access. The instructors will guide you through this easy project.

Stained Glass Workshop

  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016
  • 5:30 to 8PM
  • Student Center Craft Shop, Paint Bar 2
  • SIU Students: $45, General Public: $55
  • Materials cost extra
  • Impress your friends and family with a stained glass creation.  Learn all of the steps, from the initial design, to the glass cutting, soldering and finishing.

Barefoot Sandal Workshop

  • Friday, October 28, 2016
  • 5 to 7PM
  • Student Center Craft Shop, Paint Bar 1
  • SIU Students: $6, Members of the public: $12
  • Do you love to run? Do you want a pair of fancy “barefoot” shoes, only you can’t afford them on your student budget? Use recycled materials to make and custom fit a pair to your feet in this Sustainable Workshop. Materials will be provided.

Check the Student Craft Center web page on these and other classes. Once you finish your new crafts, use them to decorate your comfortable student apartment. Contact us for more information on luxury student living.