Frequently Asked Questions

Craft Center Users

The Craft Center is open to all current UO fee-paying students. Community members without a UO affiliation can register for Craft Center workshops each term after the student priority registration period, and can sign up for Open Studio Passes when studios are available. UO faculty and staff are also able to register for workshops, and can purchase Open Studio Passes at a discounted rate.

The Craft Center will make reasonable accommodations for workshop and studio accessibility whenever possible. Most studios have some accessibility considerations in place, but please feel free to contact us with questions or concerns.

The Craft Center is not able to accommodate anyone under the age of 18 unless they are a registered and current UO student.

Community ID Cards

Community ID Cards will provide you an ID number necessary to create a Craft Center account on our website. You will need to have an account to register for and attend workshops or orientations, or get an Open Studio Pass.

Community ID cards are issued through the Card Services office located on the ground floor of the Erb Memorial Union. Community Cards cost $10.

To get a Community ID Card email the following information to

  • Your legal name.
  • Selfie photo for the ID card.
  • Photo of government ID (e.g. passport, driver's license).
  • A note saying you are interested in a Community ID Card.
  • If you are a student/staff partner, please include your partner's name and UO ID number in your email.

Open Studio Access

Open Studio occurs when the Craft Center is open and a workshop is not being taught. Open Studios allow for participants to work independently on their crafting skills.

Community members not affiliated with the UO must have a Community Card and have a Craft Center account. Any required studio orientations must be completed prior to attending Open Studio.

Term passes are no longer available. Community members and UO alumni must purchase a $20 Open Studio Pass at the front desk. This pass is good for 4 continuous studio hours to be used on the day of purchase. One pass per day is permitted. Prorated hourly rates are not available. UO staff and faculty are eligible for a 25% discount on the Open Studio Pass.

Open Studio users are required to limit their time in studio spaces to 4 hours, to allow for other participants to use the facilities. The 4 hour time limit is continuous and self-managed. Instructors are not available to teach processes during Open Studio. Setup and cleanup is included in the 4 hours.

Passes are available for all studios, excluding flameworking and glassblowing.


Closed-toe shoes are required in the Craft Center. No access will be allowed while wearing sandals or other open-toe shoes.

Each studio may have additional safety requirements regarding eye and ear protection, loose clothing or hair, etc.


Refunds for workshop registration fees are available up to 3 business days prior to the first workshop meeting. No refund option is available after that point. Withdrawal from a workshop is subject to a $10 withdrawal fee per workshop. Full registration fees will be refunded if the Craft Center cancels a workshop.

Refunds will not be given for Open Studio Passes after studio use has started. No prorated passes are available.

Wait Lists

Craft Center workshops can fill up quickly. After a workshop is full, you have the option of adding your name to a wait list. In the event that a seat becomes available in a workshop, we will contact the first person on the wait list by email to offer registration. If the seat is not filled within the time frame given, we will offer the seat to the next person on the wait list.