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    Check out the Craft Center

    Are you one of those people who wanted to take art classes but were intimidated by an artistic prerequisite?  Did you ever want to learn the techniques of art but didn’t know where to find them? Well you’re in luck because at the Stony Brook Craft Center, you don’t have to be an art major to take an art class! Most importantly, it’s all just for fun; no credits, no stress.

    The Stony Brook Craft Center has been a part of the campus for nearly 30 years promoting student, faculty and community appreciation for the fine arts and crafts.  Coordinator Janice Costanzo and graduate student employee Christina Petitti hope to have more students register for classes and open their eyes to see more than the academics and sports that sometimes overshadow the arts.  As I spoke to her, it was clear that she was worried about the center’s future. Being a non-profit organization, it is a struggle to keep the programs running. The major concern they face is awareness; few students know about the center making it extremely difficult to increase student turnout.

    So, how can you help? Just head down to room 049 on the lower level of the Stony Brook Union where they have a variety of classes you can choose from from ceramics to bartending! It seems that there is a class everyone. Once you find a class, hand in your completed registration form and pay the required fee (students and faculty receive a discount) and you are ready to learn new ways to express yourself! You can even acquire a ceramic membership, where you get complete access to the well-equipped ceramic studio for an entire semester. That means you can come in and work for as long as the Union is open from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekends.

    So where does you’re money go?  Well, being a non-profit organization, there is a limited amount of funding for the center. Your money will help keep Stony Brook culture alive and well for years to come. However, if you are still concerned about the money or the time you have, don’t worry; there are many free events to join such as Do-It-Yourself projects every Tuesday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in room 081 of the Union.  During this time you can create whatever you wish with the advantage of being provided with the supplies. Not the artsy type? Browse the pottery sale, where you can purchase the perfect gift for your loved ones!

    So what are you waiting for? Bring your friends and family, broaden your horizons and become a part of this incredible expression of campus culture! Join the email list or “Like” the Craft Center on Facebook and receive updates on all the center has to offer!

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