Student Center Craft Shop coordinator Ron Dunkel poses for a portrait in the Big Muddy Room at the Student Center on Monday. Dunkel plans to retire in his position, which he has held since 1994. —Peter Rogalla | Daily Egyptian

The art of inspiration

Jonathan Swartz | Daily Egyptian Finding Ron Dunkel is easy. In the basement of the Student Center is a Craft Shop that has been around for 40 years. Ask the person at the main desk if Ron is in. The answer will likely be, “Yes, check in the wood shop.” Since ... Continue Reading →

Vets get warm greeting

Craft Shop volunteer Jeni Fields, of Carterville, stamps greeting cards Tuesday during the World Card Making Day at the Student Center. Fields said this is the Craft Shop’s first year participating in the event and that they were making greeting cards ... Continue Reading →

Craft Shop provides creative outlet for kids

Milton Hughes, right, of Guatemala, squeezes out excess dye from his tie-dyed t-shirt Monday while Dawson Shremp, of Carbondale, watches at the Student Center Craft Shop. The tie-dye class is part of the first session of Kid’s Art Summer School, which ... Continue Reading →

Students use broken glass to create art

As Jennifer Henry reached down to cut and break off a piece of stained glass, she cut her finger instead, causing drops of blood to fall to the tabletop. She grabbed a paper towel to wipe some blood off the side of her finger and said it was nothing serious, ... Continue Reading →

Résumé experience, thereapeutic activities offered at Craft Shop

Splattering soft clay onto a spinning wheel, smelling the thick scent of sawdust floating in the air while hammering nails into wood or soldering hot metals together to frame cut glass can all be experienced at one of the Student Center Craft Shop’s ... Continue Reading →
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