The Reitz Union Arts & Crafts Center (ACC) is committed to finding new ways to help you connect with us and your creativity during this time. Our purpose is to provide you with opportunities for relaxation, creative expression, community building, and personal growth.

The health of our staff and customers is of paramount importance. As you look to interact with the ACC, you will notice a number of changes to our facility hours, available services, product offerings as well as cleaning and safety measures. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we work tirelessly to continue to serve the our community through art.

Hours of Operation

Drop-In Hours
Monday – Friday: 1 – 6 pm

Studio Usage
By Appointment Only
Contact ReitzUnionACCStudio@ufsa.ufl.edu for more information.

PLEASE NOTE
Face coverings are mandatory in all UF Facilities, which includes the Reitz Union and Arts & Crafts Center.

What you need to know

At this time, the front retail area is the only area open to the public. Limited use of the ceramic glaze room is available by appointment. Customers will be able to pick up completed work and purchase Take-Home Kits for clay, paint-a-pot, and craft projects that can be completed outside the studio.

Safety Measures

Your health and safety are important to us. Click here to view the Reitz Union’s Safety Measures before your visit.

Please note:

  • At this time only credit or debit cards will be accepted as a form of payment at the Arts & Crafts Center, no cash or checks. We appreciate your understanding.
  • Face coverings are mandatory in all UF facilities, which includes the Reitz Union and Arts & Crafts Center.
  • Please practice physical distancing (6 feet apart).

In-Progress Projects

We are committed to helping customers finish their projects that were in progress when we closed in the spring. Paint-a-pot customers with unfinished pieces from the spring will be provided with glaze and paint brushes are available for purchase. Ceramic studio members from the spring can have work they finish at home bisque fired and will have access to the ceramic glaze room by appointment. Please note that only clay purchased at the Arts & Crafts Center can be fired in our kilns.

Memberships

At this time memberships and lockers are unavailable for purchase. Check back soon for updated information.

Member Workshops

Member Workshops are led by our Arts Specialist and are being offered for free during the Summer B term. To register for a workshop email ReitzUnionACCStudio@ufsa.ufl.edu with your selected workshop.

Origami Boxes
Friday, July 31
3pm-4pm EST
Learn the ancient art of paper folding to create a box and lid.
Supplies needed: decorative paper (scrapbook paper works well), ruler, bone folder (optional).

Origami Flowers
Friday, August 7
3pm-4pm EST
Learn simple techniques to make pretty paper flowers that will never wilt.
Supplies needed: paper (any kind, scrap paper is good for practicing), scissors, markers, crayons, colored pencils for decorating the flowers.

Leisure Courses

Check back soon for updated information.

Socials & Events

Looking for something fun and creative to do with your group while physically distancing? We will be offering Virtual Socials with arts and crafts activities for groups in the fall. Perfect for parties, team building, or student organization events. Socials will be conducted on Zoom and instruction for the craft activity will be provided by our knowledgeable staff. Virtual 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.



New Offerings

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.

Would you like to get your hands dirty? Pick up one of our Clay Take-Home kits and try out one of our pottery projects. No experience is necessary! The price of the kit includes bisque and glaze firing as well as complete step-by-step instructions.

Kit Types (subject to availability):

  • Mini folded nesting bowls
  • Ceramic Flowers—Poppy, Cala Lily and Rose
  • Pinched salt cellar and spoon
  • Marbled pinched bowls

Kit includes:

  • Clay (choose from our 3 options: buff, speckled brown or earthen red)
  • All necessary tools and templates
  • Wareboard and plastic
  • Complete step-by-step instructions
  • Bisque and glaze firing (choose glaze color from a selection of our studio glazes, your piece will be expertly glazed and fired by our Arts Specialist).

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

Ready to order?
Pre-order your kits by emailing ReitzUnionACCStudio@ufsa.ufl.edu. Your kit will be available for pick up on the next business day.

Experience a blast from the past and make your own colorful plastic keychain! Everything you need to make a super cool keychain is included.

Keychain Types (subject to availability):

  • 2 Flipflops
  • 2 Teacups
  • 2 Flowers
  • 2 Gators
  • Footballs
  • Helmets

Kit includes:

  • 1 sheet of shrink plastic with a design ready to be colored
  • Set of colored pencils
  • Key chain
  • Complete step-by-step instructions, baking your shrink plastic designs

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.

Create a sophisticated piece of abstract wall art using masking tape and acrylic paint. Everything you need to make your masterpiece is included.

Kit includes:

  • Canvas
  • Brush
  • Masking tape
  • Complete step-by-step instructions for 2 types of geometric designs

Please note: Acrylic paint is sold separately.

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.

Make a bouquet of colorful paper flower that will never wilt.

Kit includes:

  • 6 pre-cut paper forms of assorted colors
  • Dowels
  • Floral tape
  • Glue
  • Complete step-by-step instructions

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 Us

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