UAB Department of Art and Art History: Pop-up Studios

Pop-Up Studios

Pop-Up Studios are temporary, interactive art studios with a mission to broaden community awareness and access to the arts. The studios provide visitors an opportunity to work with visiting artists, faculty and student who will conduct demonstrations allowing participants to explore their own creativity through make-and-take art activities, artworks for purchase and more formal classes.

Studios are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.


UPCOMING POP-UPS

THE UAB MAKERSPACE IN COLLABORATION WITH THE UAB DEPARTMENT OF ART AND ART HISTORY PRESENTS:

Rubber Molds
When: June 8, 10:00am-1:00pm
Location: Hulsey Center Room 120
Instructor: Heather Holmes, DAAH Technician
Seats: 5
Description: Rubber molds are a great way to replicate objects in a variety if different materials, such as wax, plaster and resin. Students will gain knowledge of various products and applications during the hands on experience of creating their own rubber mold. Participants should bring several small objects to choose from, as some items may be more complex than others. We will also be exploring options on how to utilize your rubber mold. Hey! These are the urls to the event pages under each description.
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rubber-molds-tickets-25740960907 

Collage + Embroidery
When: June 11, 11:00am-1:00pm
Location: Sterne Maker Space
Instructor: Rachel Ejem, BFA
Seats: 10
Description: Participants will explore a painterly approach to embroidery. They will learn basic embroidery stitches along with collage techniques to create mixed media embroidery artwork. No experience required. All materials provided.
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/collage-embroidery-tickets-25741087285 

Suminagashi paper marbling
When: June 17, 11:00am-2:00pm
Location: Sterne Maker Space
Instructor: Jacob Phillips, BFA candidate
Seats: 10
Description: The Suminagashi technique originated in Japan more than 800 years ago; it is the process of marbling plain paper to transform it into something vibrant and colorful. No experience required. All materials provided.
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/suminagashi-paper-marbling-tickets-25741147465  

Drawing in a Container/Through Limitations
When: June 21, 1:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Sterne Maker Space
Instructor: Doug Baulos, Assistant Professor
Seats: 15
Description: Lines and marks on surfaces are ways of confronting and constructing ideas as equally as they constitute ways of expressing them. Participants will be encouraged to view drawing as a practice that crosses disciplines, as a dynamic and embodied meditation. This pop up will explore a variety of drawing, cognitive psychology and book arts tools and methods that can be incorporated into a vital component of participant’s own creative practice. Come have fun as we explore independent and collaborative drawing experiments and exercises, and the potential and flexibility of drawing as a tool for learning and content in book arts. No experience required. All materials provided.
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drawing-in-a-containerthrough-limitations-tickets-25741184576

Silver Cuttlebone Casting
When: Sept. 1, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Hulsey Center Room 120
Instructor: Heather Holmes, DAAH Studio Technician
Seats: 7
Description: Learn the basics of silver casting through a primitive method using the bone of a cuttlefish. Students will gain knowledge about creating a two-part mold and simple casting techniques. Class will begin with an overview of the process, then time to create and carve designs (think roughly the size of your thumb for scale). Upon completion, the cuttlebones will be assembled and ready for casting. Participants will leave with their own small silver pendant or sculpture. A great introductory to working with precious metals.
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/silver-cuttlebone-casting-tickets-25741226702

Wood & Acrylic Pen Turning
When: Sept. 23 – 10:00am-1:00pm; Oct. 21 – 10:00am-1:00pm; Nov. 11 – 10:00am-1:00pm
Location: Hulsey Center Room 120
Instructor:Stacey Holloway, Assistant Professor
Seats: 8
Description: Participants will learn traditional processes and techniques of creating your own acrylic or wooden fountain pen from pouring your own blanks to turning, sanding and finishing. *
**Participants are encouraged to register for 2 of the 3 workshops***
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wood-acrylic-pen-turning-i-tickets-25741289891  
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wood-acrylic-pen-turning-ii-tickets-25741323993
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wood-acrylic-pen-turning-iii-tickets-25741356089

CHARCOAL: Aggressive and Expressive Mark Making
When: Sept. 16, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Hill Center Public Performance Area (immediate left from front door on Univ. Blvd.)
Instructor: Gary Chapman, Professor
Seats: 14
Description: Students will quickly develop and explore a vocabulary of mark making using additive and subtractive techniques. Students will then be encouraged to create a drawing using those marks they find visually dynamic and beautiful as the spring-board to a finished drawing. No experience required. All materials provided.
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/charcoal-agressive-expressive-mark-making-tickets-25741376149

Sketchbook Prompts
When: Sept. 22, 2:30pm-4:40pm
Location: Sterne Maker Space
Instructor: Lauren Lake, Associate Professor
Seats: 12
Description: Participants will learn techniques for sparking innovation and creativity through sketchbooks prompts and processes. No experience required. All materials provided.
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sketchbook-prompts-tickets-25741417272

What A Relief
When: Oct. 8, 10:00am-1:00pm
Location: Humanities Building Room 111
Instructor: Derek Cracco, Associate Professor
Seats: 12
Description: Participants will be introduced to basic relief printing techniques including linoleum and woodblock as well as hand-printed techniques without the printing press. No experience required. All materials provided.
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-a-relief-tickets-25741450371

Marker Workshop
When: Nov. 4, 12:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Sterne Maker Space
Instructor: Annabelle Decamillis, BFA candidate
Seats: 14
Description: This hands-on workshop reviews marker blending and layering techniques for use in both graphic illustration and realistic rendering. Information about the different types of markers and grounds will also be given. All materials provided.
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/marker-workshop-tickets-25741485476