Arts/Crafts

Ceramics Club (ceramics.vsa@vassar.edu)

Ceramics club offers weekly workshops and daily office hours to learn pottery skills such as hand-building, wheel throwing, and glazing. Our events, workshops, and office hours are taught by skilled members of our student-led executive board. We welcome any experience levels!

Crafts Not Bombs (craftsnotbombs.vsa@vassar.edu)

Crafts Not Bombs is a coalition of students committed to bringing people together to craft and build community while exploring the role that art and creative expression can play in movements against racism, colonialism, sexism and all forms of state and fascist violence. We host regular craft nights as well as film screenings, lectures, discussions, workshops and performances. The org is non-hierarchical and open to all levels of involvement

Unframed (unframed.vsa@vassar.edu)

Unframed explores the intersection between art and activism.

Vassar Knitwits (vcknitwits@gmail.com )

The Vassar Knitwits plan to expand our love of fiber crafts to any and all who would like to learn. As a community-based organization, we hope to build a diverse group of crafters who want to give back to their community through fun group activities. Our goal is to create an inclusive space where students, faculty, staff, and other community members can be inspired to learn and develop their new crafts. General Body meetings are open to all experience levels, and we are often teaching students how to knit, crochet, embroider, etc. Join us on Saturday afternoons in Josselyn House Parlor!

PHOCUS (phocus.vsa@vassar.edu, phocus.vassar@gmail.com)

Phocus, Vassar College’s photography club, functions not only as a space for photographers on campus to collaborate, but also as a resource for students to discover and learn about the art of photography. As a club, we teach workshops, hold critiques, sponsor shows, host guest lectures, publish a yearly magazine, FIX, and host many other activities to spread awareness of photography within the Vassar community. With many thanks to Andrea Baldeck, the club runs a student darkroom, which is accessible to all members of the Vassar community.

Vassar Cosmetics 

The purpose of Vassar Cosmetics is to create a collaborative space where students with an interest in makeup can share tips and tricks while also educating members of our general body. More importantly, this is an inclusive space for anyone who wants to learn about makeup, even if they have no experience, in a judgement free zone. We have had both educational meetings (learning about products and techniques) and applicative meetings (performing those techniques on yourself and others), in order to showcase the importance of not only learning certain skills but to also know the reasoning behind those skills.