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 – 5pm

Sunday
Closed

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



Upcoming Events


CRAFT & PLAY
July 13, 6-7pm

Join us in the Orange & Brew on the Ground Level of the Reitz Union to paint a ceramic teapot planter. Also pick up a free Game Room voucher to enjoy the space that day. Advanced registration is required.

Exclusively for UF Students.


CRAFT & PLAY
July 27, 6-7pm

Join us in the Orange & Brew on the Ground Level of the Reitz Union to decorate DIY-licious popsicle magnets. Also pick up a free Game Room voucher to enjoy the space that day. Advanced registration is required.

Exclusively for UF Students.

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

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 or by calling (352) 392-2378.

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.

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.

Rates: Summer

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.

Allows UF students and their spouses/domestic partners to join the ACC for the current academic semester. At the midpoint of the semester (usually after mid-terms); the rate charged is one-half the semester rate.

$40 Summer A or B
$80 Summer C

Allows the general public to join the ACC for the current academic semester. At the midpoint of the semester (usually after mid-terms); the rate charged is one-half the semester rate.

$50 Summer A or B
$100 Summer C

Allows customers to join the ACC for one consecutive week. The weekly membership is a fixed rate for all customers, regardless of university affiliation.

$15 per week

Lockers are available inside the ceramics studio. Customers must sign a Locker Rental Agreement and are required to clean out their lockers at the end of the semester. After a specified, publicly posted period of time, ACC employees will appropriately discard items left in abandoned lockers.

$15 per academic semester



Leisure Courses

We offer a variety of courses on wheel throwing, hand building and sculpture as well as painting, drawing, and jewelry making. You can register for Leisure Courses in person at the Arts & Crafts Center or by phone (352) 392-2378.

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.


Choose from our wide selection of preformed pottery.

Please note: Glaze and brushes are sold separately. Choose your own colors to create a piece that is uniquely yours. Once you have finished painting your pot with the glazes, simply bring it back to the studio to be fired in our kilns. Purchase price includes a final clear glaze and the glaze firing.

Kiln firing times generally require 7-10 days per piece.

How to Purchase
Kits are available in person at the Arts & Crafts Center front desk. If you would like to check availability please contact us at ReitzUnionACCStudio@ufsa.ufl.edu.

Choose one of our adorable party animals to paint at home.

Please note: Acrylic paint and brushes are sold separately. Choose your own colors to create a piece that is uniquely yours.

How to Purchase
Kits are available in person at the Arts & Crafts Center front desk. If you would like to check availability please contact us at ReitzUnionACCStudio@ufsa.ufl.edu.

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Contact

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

686 Museum Rd, Lower Level
Gainesville, Florida 32611