Arts & Crafts Center


At the Reitz Union Arts & Crafts Center, anyone can explore their artistic side in a fun and welcoming environment. Located in the heart of the University of Florida campus, our purpose is to provide you with opportunities for relaxation, creative expression, community building and personal growth.


Hours of Operation*

Monday - Friday
1 - 10 pm

Saturday
12 - 5 pm

Sunday
Closed

The Arts & Crafts Center is is closed during home football games.

*For adjusted hours during break weeks and holidays please refer to the Reitz Union Hours of Operation page.


upcoming events

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Crafty Gators 
October 6 | 6-7 pm
Orange & Brew, Reitz Union Ground Level

Celebrate your school spirit by decorating a wood UF logo magnet. This event is free for current UF students. Participation is limited and advanced registration is required.

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Mending Mondays
Mondays during the Fall Semester
Reitz Union Arts and Crafts Center, Lower Level

The Arts & Crafts Center is hosting a series of free sewing workshops for UF students throughout the Fall semester. All supplies included. No sewing experience required. Participation is limited. Advanced registration required. Email mbaquero@ufl.edu to put your name on a waitlist if sessions are full.

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Wellness Wednesdays
Wednesdays during the Fall semester | 12-2 pm
Reitz Union Outdoor Tabling Area

The Arts and Crafts Center is hosting a free craft activity for UF students every Wednesday from 1pm to 5pm. No advanced registration is required. Walk-ups are welcome. Take some time for self care and do something creative at the Arts & Crafts Center every Wednesday afternoon on the Lower Level of the Reitz Union. All supplies provided. Learn about useful wellness resources and self-care tips courtesy of GatorWell.


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Learn to Sew Fridays
Fridays during the Fall semester
Reitz Union Arts and Crafts Center, Lower Level

The Arts & Crafts Center is hosting a series of free sewing workshops for UF students throughout the Fall semester. All supplies included. No sewing experience required. Participation is limited. Advanced registration required. Email mbaquero@ufl.edu to put your name on a waitlist if sessions are full.

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What We Offer

Paint-a-Pot

The Arts & Crafts Center has a wide variety of unglazed pottery pieces available for painting on your own. You don’t need to be a member or have any previous experience to paint a pot. The price of the pottery piece includes the clear glaze coat and kiln firing. Glazes are sold separately, and we have an exciting assortment of colors to choose from. Our studio assistants and full-time Arts Specialist are available to help you with most anything you would need.

If your group is interested in painting pots, you can reserve the space by scrolling down and click on the Social Request button.



Memberships

Rates: Fall

To purchase a membership, locker, or to pay for a Leisure Course facility fee, please visit the Arts & Crafts Center and speak with one of our staff members.

Individuals with proficiency in ceramics or jewelry making may purchase a membership to the Arts & Crafts Center (ACC) for a week or semester. New Members must complete an orientation upon purchasing a membership. Memberships can be purchased in person at the ACC.

Membership allows a customer to use the facilities (equipment, tools, pottery glazes and patinas) when the ACC is open to the public and includes all kiln firing of Member work. Only Member work created with clay purchased at the ACC will be fired in ACC kilns. Clay and jewelry metals must be purchased separately.

Creative Class students and Members have access to a Brent 16 adaptive pottery wheel which makes throwing on the wheel accessible for persons who might have difficulty using a pottery wheel. The Brent 16 wheel can be used with a chair, a standard stool, or while standing up.

The Arts & Crafts Center is primarily a teaching facility. Our objective is to engage and support both beginning and experienced makers as hobbyists. As such, our facility cannot accommodate production potters or Members making quantities of items to supply a personal business.



Creative Classes

We offer a variety of courses on wheel throwing, hand building and sculpture as well as painting, drawing, and jewelry making.

Sign up today for one of the Fall 2022 classes

Socials & Events

Looking for something fun and creative to do with your group? Schedule a social with us. Perfect for parties, team building, or student organization events. Instruction for the craft activity will be provided by our knowledgeable staff. Social Crafting Kits can be purchased at the Arts & Crafts Center prior to the social. Groups will have access to a variety of creative and artistic activities such as paint-a-pot, origami, and canvas painting while socializing and building community.

Socials can be scheduled Monday - Friday after 1pm.


Grab & Go Items

Pick up your kit, and complete your project at home.


Newsletter

Want to stay up to date on all the fun things happening at the Arts & Crafts Center? Sign up for our newsletter.


Contact

352-392-2378
ReitzUnionACCStudio@ufsa.ufl.edu

686 Museum Rd, Lower Level
Gainesville, Florida 32611