ARTica Studios

student working on a project in ARTica

student creating pottery at the wheel in ARTica

ARTica Studios is here to serve you.

(ARTica will be closed from December 12th to January 19th)

  • Monday-Friday: 12:30pm-6:00pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed
  • Plan your visit – use this link to sign up for a day and time you plan to visit ARTica

Only members of the NU community can use ARTica this fall.


Purchase Online Ahead of Your Visit!

ARTica now has an online menu available where you can order and pay ahead of a contactless pick-up. Orders can be picked up any time during ARTica's operating hours. To order any of the following items for pickup, click here.

You can order the following:

  • Selected Bisque Pottery Projects to go!
  • Fall Pottery Sale
  • Mini Course Supply Packs
  • Paint by Norris Acrylic Canvas Painting Kits

Note- Online ordering is available Monday-Friday. If an order is completed before 5:00pm it will be ready for pick-up within an hour, otherwise the order will be ready at 12:30pm the next day we are open.

NO DELIVERIES OR SHIPPING ON ONLINE PURCHASING.  Just come by ARTica for a safe and easy contactless pick up.


ARTica's goal is to provide great service while keeping you safe.

  • All State and University Health and Safety guidelines are followed.
  • Mask is required, Wash/sanitize hands prior to receiving supplies for activities.
  • Social distancing is mandatory.
  • Capacity for in area activity is 9. 
  • We encourage you to use the Plan to Visit Sign up Form.

Ceramic Memberships

Email articastudios@u.northwestern.edu if you are interested in a Fall Membership. Memberships require special approval. Quarter Memberships sign up - September 21- 25. 

Ceramic Quarter Memberships purchased this Fall will extend into all of Winter Quarter. Ceramic quarterly membership is good September 28 - November 24, then are reactivated for January 4 - March 7, 2021

So if you qualify -it’s the best time to purchase a membership!

  • Ceramic Fall Quarter Membership: $105.00 (one rate for all users, good through March 7th)           
  • Non-NU Memberships are not accepted this Fall. 
  • Email articastudios@u.northwestern.edu with any special questions and concerns.
  • Ceramic Memberships include
    • 25 lbs of white or brown clay
    • Glazes and Firing
    • Locker and shelf space
    • Due to COVID 19 restrictions - You will store specific tools in your locker for your use to minimize sharing.
  • No more than 2 can be in the Ceramic’s Studio – It is important to use the Plan to Visit Sign up Form.

Darkroom Membership- Daily Use Purchase only!

Darkroom users must email articastudios@u.northwestern.edu requesting the use of the space.  You will receive an approval email to use the darkroom.

Note:

  1. You must be a member of the NU community
  2. You must know the basics of black and white film and print processing
  3. You will be contacted for a brief exam

ARTica provides:

  • Chemicals for film and paper processing
  • Equipment for film development
  • Equipment for paper development

Darkroom per visit (2-4 hours) cost: $20

Once approved, use the Plan to Visit Sign up Form.

Only 1 user allowed at a time in the Darkroom.    


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Location

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Reserve activities and group events at ARTica!

GROUP RESERVATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME.

Please email articastudios@u.northwestern.edu with any questions about events.

Prices

Banner Making

Reserve a time for banner painting here

Projects Price
Banner and Paints $22.00
Banner $15.00
Paints $10.00
String & Grommets $2.00

Paint

Reserve a time for rock and window painting here

Paint Projects Price
Rock Painting Supplies $85.00
Window Paints $15.00
Paint by Norris (canvas, brushes, paint) $15.00
Canvas Paint Project: 8x10 $7.00
Canvas Paint Project: 11x14 $12.00
Canvas Paint Project: 16x20 $20.00
Paddle Painting $20.00
Small Projects Paint $3.00
Washable Tempura $3.00

Paper Crafts

Paper Material Price
Craft Paper $0.50 per foot
Construction Paper $0.25 per sheet
Posterboard $1.25 per sheet
Cardstock $0.10 per sheet

Glaze

Reserve a time for a group event here

Bisque Cost
Bisque Projects (includes bisque, glazes, and firing) $5.00-20.00
Bisque Group Projects (7+ people) $25.00 set-up fee + cost of each bisque item

DIY Services

Project Cost
Custom Button Making (for 1 button) $1.00
Custom Button Making (for 3 buttons)  $2.00
Hot Laminator $2.00 / foot
Cold Laminator $1.00 / foot
Binding (any size) $1.00
Tape, Glue, and Scissors (in-studio) FREE

Studio Usage

Membership Cost Details
Ceramics Membership

$105.00 /NU

$155.00 /Non-NU (unavailable)

Includes FREE locker space and 25lbs clay. Must attend membership certification meeting. Good through March 7th. 

Ceramics 3-Day Membership (unavailable)

$45.00 /NU

$55.00 /Non-NU

Includes FREE locker space and 5lbs clay. (Additional clay is $2.50 /1 pound or $45.00 for 25 pounds).
Darkroom Photography Quarterly Membership (unavailable)

$85.00 /NU

$155.00 /Non-NU

Must pass membership quiz.
Darkroom Photography 1-Day Membership

$20.00 /NU

$25.00 /Non-NU (unavailable)

Must pass membership quiz.
Sewing Machine

In-studio: $5.00 /day

Outside studio rental: $15 /day

Sewing skills required.

Reserve the sewing machine here.

Studio Group Usage Fee (unavailable) $25.00 per day Usage fee includes free use of markers, crayons, tape, glue, pencils, ruler, tarp and clean up supplies. Reserve the space here.

 


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