University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee


Friday, October 11, 2013

Check-In begins at 10am
Workshops: 11am - 1pm
Pizza party and Raffle: 1:00pm-2:00pm

Attention First Year Students (including transfers)!

Have you wanted to learn how to animate a character you invent using Photoshop? Or make monotype screen prints or a pinhole camera? Do you know what a phenakistoscope is and how to make one? Choose from over a dozen workshops in painting, drawing, fibers, printmaking, metals, sculpture and photography from Art + Design faculty. Meet and have fun with your fellow arts-focused classmates. You will have a chance to enter a drawing for great prizes from local art suppliers and learn about student-run organizations in the Art + Design Department. Thousands of $ in prizes!

Register by Wed Oct. 9th at 5pm:

Workshop sign up sheets and descriptions outside MIT 327.

Previous Art-a-Thons


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Workshops will be held in the Art and Mitchell buildings, Kenilworth Studios and the UWM Studio Crafts Center. Workshops begin at 11:00am and go to 1:00pm. A pizza party for all participants and faculty will follow at 1:00-2:00pm. Raffle drawing at 1:30pm (you must be present to win).

  • Animation Station (Phenakistoscopes)
  • Image & Text Workshop
  • Pinhole Photography
  • Copper Dog Tag Charms
  • Ceramic Stenciling
  • Visiting Chicago Artist! Artist and Display and Lynn Tsan
  • The Exquisite Corpse
  • Animation Station (Stop Motion)
  • Collaborative Painting & Collage
  • Screenprint Monotypes
  • Interactive Art: Sound, Motion and Motors
  • Through Casting and Connecting: The Making of a Body
  • Street Legal Stencils: Mud as a Medium in Street Art!
  • Printing with Wood Blocks on Canvas or Fabric
  • Digital Drawing and Painting


This event is free!

Sign up for your workshops in Mitchell Hall, hallway outside of MIT 323. Workshop registration is first come/first serve.

Preview all of the workshop options and descriptions here! (Coming soon...posted by Sept. 20th)

"Artathon is an annual event that gives Art and Design first year and transfer students a very different perspective on what is possible as an art or design major. This event is not only fun, but also a great way for students to meet other future art and design majors, upper level students, art suppliers, and faculty. The prizes and art supply gift certificates given out this past year at our pizza party were incredibly generous too, over $2000 in gift certificates and gifts. In fact, every student came away with bags of free art supplies.

Students were amazed by what they gained and they liked feeling a part of something larger – a community of artists and designers. It is a not-to-be-missed event for all first year students.

Special thanks to Artist and Display and Utrecht Art Supply, as well as our own UWM Union Arts and Craft Center for their generous support of, and participation in, this event."

– Josie Osborne, Director of The First Year Program in Art & Design

Free Drawing for Great Prizes

For More Information

Josie Osborne
Director of The First Year Program in Art & Design