New session of free Pop-Up Studios at MakerSpace announced at UAB

Join the Department of Art and Art History in UAB’s new MakerSpace for free interactive art studios, ranging from bookbinding and watercolor to Epilog Laser printing, puppetry and sketchbook processes.

makerspace pop up 4A new series of Pop-Up Studios, designed for small groups and including bookbinding, watercolor, puppetry and more, is set for this spring at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

The UAB MakerSpace, in collaboration with the College of Arts and SciencesDepartment of Art And Art History, presents the Pop-Up Studios. The Pop-Up Studios are temporary, interactive art studios with a mission to broaden community awareness and access to the arts. Past pop-ups hosted by the department include silk-screen printing with visiting artist Mike Tabie. The Department of Art and Art History hosts studios throughout the year to provide the community an opportunity to engage with visiting artists, faculty and students from the department who will conduct demonstrations allowing participants to explore their own creativity. The studios are free and open to the public, and no experience is necessary.

Molly Wasko, chair and professor of the UAB Department of Management, Information Systems & Quantitative Methods, is a faculty adviser for the UAB MakerSpace.

“I believe that our primary responsibility is to help a generation of students explore their creative potential through new and innovative learning experiences,” Wasko said. “Pop-ups enable discovery and hands-on learning with students from across all disciplines.”

Bookbinding: Thursday, March 17

Learn bookbinding techniques including kangxi bind (stab binding) and how to make a nag hammadi by using the pamphlet stitch. Up to 10 participants may join senior Melody Hollenbeck, Bachelor of Fine Arts candidate, and Assistant Professor of Art Doug Baulos as they teach the art of bookbinding from 3-5 p.m., in the Sterne Library MakerSpace, 917 13th St. South. Free. Register online. Contact the UAB Department of Art and Art History at 205-975-6267 or online at www.uab.edu/cas/art.

Watercolor: Tuesday, March 29

The watercolor workshop will investigate a contemporary revolution that is challenging mainstream notions and traditional roles of drawing/painting/wet media and watercolor application. Up to 12 participants will have the chance to experiment widely with a selection of wet media and other historical and innovative approaches to developing works on paper and other surfaces. The workshop, led by Assistant Professor of Art Doug Baulos, is from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Sterne Library MakerSpace, 917 13th St. South. Free. Register online. Contact the UAB Department of Art and Art History at 205-975-6267 or online at www.uab.edu/cas/art.

Marker Techniques: Friday, April 1

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. Materials will be supplied. Senior Annabelle Decamillis, Bachelor of Fine Arts candidate, will lead the workshop from 2-4 p.m. in the Sterne Library MakerSpace, 917 13th St. South. Up to 14 people may participate. Free. Register online. Contact the UAB Department of Art and Art History at 205-975-6267 or online at www.uab.edu/cas/art.

lauren lake pop upDAAH Chair Lauren Lake working with students on sketchbooks at the Ada Long Creative Writing Workshop last summer. Photo by Jared RaglandEpilog Laser Printing: Friday, April 8

Learn to use the laser cutter to create a unique design during this workshop, from software production and creation to finished product. Assistant Professor of New Media Elisabeth Pellathy will lead up to 10 participants in this 6 p.m. workshop in the Department of Art and Art History New Media Studio (HC 316). Free. Register online. Contact the UAB Department of Art and Art History at 205-975-6267 or online at www.uab.edu/cas/art.

Light and Narrative: Shadow Puppetry: Monday, April 18

Light can change understanding of a form by affecting emotions, enticing or creating mystery. Not only can it alter a three-dimensional form, but it can also become a sculptural medium itself. Puppetry can take many forms, but all share the process of animating objects. In this workshop, each participant will experiment with creating a narrative through the use of light and shadow. Each will create his or her own individual shadow puppet characters and then the group will create a larger narrative using the different characters produced. This 3 p.m. workshop is open to 16 participants, and will be led by Assistant Professor of Sculpture Stacey Holloway; Heather Holmes, studio technician; and Sarah Heath, instructor of sculpture, in the Sterne Library MakerSpace, 917 13th St. South. Free. Register online. Contact the UAB Department of Art and Art History at 205-975-6267 or online at www.uab.edu/cas/art.

Sketchbook Prompts: Wednesday, April 20

Up to 16 participants will learn techniques for sparking innovation and creativity through sketchbook prompts and processes. Chair of the Department of Art and Art History Lauren Lake and senior Rachel Ejem, Bachelor of Fine Arts candidate, will lead this workshop, set from 4-7 p.m. in the Sterne Library MakerSpace, 917 13th St. South. Free. Register online. Contact the UAB Department of Art and Art History at 205-975-6267 or online at www.uab.edu/cas/art.

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