Flower art class a chance to have fun

Jared Tuilagi

The University Programming Board will host a flower art craft class on March 10, from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. in the Caddo room of the Clark Student Center, giving students an opportunity to learn something new while having fun.

“It’s just a way to relax and have fun. We’ll have a good group of people in the there and we’ll be laughing and doing creative activities,” Cynthia Cummings, special events coordinator, said.

For the past six months, the UPB has been trying to offer at least one craft class or fun event every month to help relieve the stress of students and give them something to do. The significance of the flower event is simply the fact that spring is coming up.

“I was kind of at a loss for a theme because my ideas were between St. Patrick’s Day and Easter but I couldn’t decide. Then I figured spring is around the corner so we’ll just go with flowers,” Cummings said.

The event will include instruction on how to create different flower crafts with all supplies included and free to use. There is no mandatory time to show up as the doors to the Caddo room will be open the entire time.

“We usually make a good mess in there so that is why we try and use a room that has doesn’t have a lot of technology in it,” Cummings said. The Clark Student Center has all sorts of flower crafts on display throughout some of the halls.

Cassie Edmondson, junior in athletic training, said, “I went to the Halloween wreath event last year and had crazy fun. I’m definitely looking forward to making some flower designs.”

Other arts and crafts events that were previously held include the Halloween wreaths, Christmas wreaths, and most recently the Valentine’s Day crafts. Student development of UPB also started the Humans vs. Zombies game of tag which isn’t over until March 11.

Even students who have never been to an event hosted by UPB are intrigued by what they see in the student center.

“I’ve seen these craft fliers around before and have contemplated showing up but for some reason it never happened,” Josh Kalawaia, senior in exercise physiology, said. “This time I’ll go and hopefully I’m not terrible because I want to make my mother a flower for her birthday which is coming up this spring break,” he adds.