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Variety of Classes and Workshops

The Center for Arts & Crafts offers a variety of non-credit adult art classes throughout the year and children's art camps during the summer.

For Spring 2021, the Center for Arts & Crafts will be offering a variety of in-person art classes and workshops, Take & Make projects, Art Activity Boxes, as well as Create at Home ideas!

Spring schedule will be available online mid-January, with classes/workshops/Take & Make pick ups beginning February 1.

Consider taking a class at the Center for Arts & Crafts (located in 3 Ritenour Building). A wide variety of art classes are offered, everything from wheel thrown pottery, painting, drawing, stained glass, and dance to a mix of fun workshops such as crocheted scarves, jewelry making, ceramic plate glazing, wood burning,  and more! Classes are offered during spring, summer, and fall semesters.

Participants are required to be a Penn State affiliate to register for adult art classes and workshops. This includes students, staff and faculty with a valid PSU ID.

Create at Home

During summer 2020, we released a few Create at Home art project catalogs! Check out some of those catalogs below: Learn about a few famous artists, styles and various techniques for inspiration to create art at home! Because we cannot all get together to share in art and creativity in person, here are activities we designed keeping in mind those art materials you may already have on hand or items you may be recycling. Go ahead and substitute any supplies based on what you have.

We would love to see what you create so please share your artwork with us! If you create any of the projects found in the Create at Home catalogs (or your own art) you can share images with us via craftcenter@psu.edu or on our Facebook page.

 

Affordable Facility Memberships

Our Ceramics Studio offers classes in wheel-thrown pottery and hand-building techniques, as well as memberships (fall and spring semesters) for those with previous pottery experience.

Qualified Instructors

All of our classes are taught by Penn State art majors, art education majors, graduate students, and professional artists.

If interested in an instructor position, please email craftcenter@psu.edu to learn more about the application process.

Location

The Center for Arts & Crafts headquarters is located in 003 Ritenour Building (Basement Level). Entrance to Ritenour faces Pollock Road. The Ceramics Studio is located in LL 008 HUB-Robeson Center, lower level.

Parking

On Campus: HUB Parking Deck located next to Grange Building. $1.00/hr.

Downtown State College: College Avenue metered street parking and Pugh Street Parking Garage (5-10 minute walk to HUB-Robeson Center).

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