Winter 2023 registration now OPEN

Connections in this category focus on artistic expression and pop-culture interests. Learn more about each below and follow the instructions under each Connection to register.

 

Aggie Makers: Textile Basics

This Connection is all about exploring creativity through introductory textile design, focusing on material, color, and patterns.

In needlework, a "sampler" is a piece of fabric used to practice various stitches and demonstrate your skills. Each week we'll add something new to our doodle cloth by learning basic techniques for hand sewing, embroidery, patchwork, couching, stamping, printing, and embellishing. By the end of the quarter, your finished sampler will be a truly unique work of art and you'll have a practical and creative skill set.

Participants will get a basic needlework supply kit to keep. We'll also have a treasure trove of salvaged materials and mixed media including scrap fabric, thread, embroidery floss, stamps, leather, buttons, and beads.

This group is completely beginner friendly, no prior artistic or design experience needed (although intermediate and advanced participants are welcome). Come join the fun!

  • Day & Time: Thursdays (4:10-5:00pm), 114 South Hall
  • Format: This Connection will be hosted in-person, on-campus
  • Registration: This Connection is not for credit and open to all new students (first-year freshman, transfer, and international students). Register for "Aggie Makers: Textile Basics" in AggieLife.


Crafting to Calm

This connection is an opportunity to take an hour out of your week to relax and de-stress by doing fun and easy crafts. Throughout the quarter you will explore different craft forms from scrapbooking to painting to creating a mood board. The specific crafts will be determined at the start of the quarter through participant feedback. By joining this connection you will learn how to use crafting as a form of self-care, you will find community, and gain crafting experience. This connection is open to all people of all crafting levels. Beginners, experts, and non-experienced crafters are welcome! 

  • Day & Time: Thursdays (10:00-10:50am), 114 South Hall 
  • Format: This Connection will be hosted in-person, on-campus
  • Registration: This Connection is not for credit and open to all new students (first-year freshman, transfer, and international students). Register for "Crafting to Calm" in AggieLife.


Let’s Get Crafty (Part 2)

This Connection is a continuation from fall quarter and is an opportunity to progress into intermediate crafting. Throughout winter quarter we will spend time on different types of crafts. Based on participant feedback and interest, we have the possibility to cover sewing, and/or crochet. While crafting, we will discuss different topics such as the importance of crafting as a form of self-care and self-expression, how to craft on a budget, and the connection between crafting and identity exploration. Additionally, participants will learn where the Craft Center is and how to access it during their time at UC Davis. This group is open to participants from fall quarter or those who already posses a beginning level crafting foundation.

  • Day & Time: Mondays (4:10-5:00pm); 114 South Hall
  • Format: This Connection will be hosted in-person, on-campus
  • Registration: This Connection is not for credit and open to all new students (first-year freshman, transfer, and international students). Register for "Let's Get Crafty (Part 2)" in AggieLife.