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Justin Hammond

wood working

Mar 29, 2024

Woodworking 1: Foundations of Woodworking

Welcome to woodworking! This class is an exploration of the techniques and processes that are key to expanding skill in fine woodworking. Over four class periods, you will cover the… 

Mar 29, 2024

Woodworking 2: Joinery and Intermediate Techniques

This class will expand upon the foundational skills of woodworking by focusing on frame and table leg construction using mortise and tenon joinery. You will also learn the various uses… 

Mar 29, 2024

Woodworking 3: Methods of Furniture Construction

Leveraging the skills developed in Woodworking 1 & 2, you will build a small wall mounted cabinet. The cabinet is composed of 2 doors made with bridle joints (a version… 

Mar 29, 2024

Jigs and Fixtures – Table Saw

This three-day class features the Table Saw (SawStop). Classes consist of demonstrations by the instructor and hands-on use of a variety of jigs and fixtures available for use in the… 

WOOD CARVED SPOONS

Mar 29, 2024

Spoon Carving [Workshop]

Come and enjoy a one-day spoon carving workshop. Using a variety of tools, learn how to design, shape and carve your very own wooden spoon with both functional and sculptural… 

NC State

Mar 29, 2024

NC State in Black and White

An introductory darkroom class! Capture light and motion on film using SLR cameras. Bring your own camera or use a Crafts Center loaner. You will process your exposed film and… 

plastic

Mar 29, 2024

Plastic Camera: An Introduction to Medium Format Film Photography

This is a beginning level class – darkroom experience is helpful, but not required! You will shoot 120 film using a modern Holga or retro Kodak Hawkeye Brownie. This course… 

Mar 29, 2024

Basics of Drawing

For beginners. Learn the basics of drawing with graphite, charcoal, and ballpoint pen. Beginning with simple drawing exercises you will learn techniques for shading and value, to create more finished… 

Mar 29, 2024

Introduction to Acrylic Painting

Learn the essentials for beginning to explore acrylic painting. Materials, processes, and color theory are the foundations of acrylic painting. Using these tools you will learn how to color mix,… 

Mar 29, 2024

Introduction to Silkscreen Printing

Learn the basics of silkscreen and produce two to three prints by the end of class. The fundamentals of silkscreen printing include separations, coating, registration, proper printing techniques, and terminology.… 

leather journal

Mar 29, 2024

Leather Journals [Workshop]

Hemingway was never without his. Frida Kahlo’s are widely reproduced. Make your very own leather journal and learn to do leather sewing and dyeing. Using a premium 6” x 8”… 

Mar 29, 2024

Relief Printing

Woodcut, Linoleum and Monoprint. This class is open to all, no prior experience necessary. You will produce two to three prints by the end of the 6-week period. Explore relief… 

Mar 29, 2024

Beginning Metalsmithing

Design and construct a pendant and earrings by learning basic metal working techniques. You will learn to saw, file, texture, rivet, and solder using sheet metal and wire in this basic… 

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Mar 29, 2024

Cabochons

Learn how to cut slabs of stone and polish into dome shaped forms to produce gems worthy of setting into brooches, rings, or necklaces! This cabochon (cab) cut produces an… 

Mar 29, 2024

Introduction to Torch-Fired Enamel

In this introduction to enameling, learn a traditional method of fusing powdered glass on copper using a torch while creating simple charms for earrings, bracelets, or necklaces. Supplies included. Instructor:… 

Mar 28, 2024

Beaded Embroidery [Workshop]

Make a unique beaded pin using a large focal bead surrounded by smaller beads. No pre-planning is necessary. The process is impromptu using the beads and colors you choose. The… 

sewing

Mar 28, 2024

Introduction to Sewing

Start sewing! Learn about selecting fabric, reading the printed pattern, laying out and cutting fabric, and using a sewing machine to make a simple garment. You will be learning to… 

Mar 28, 2024

Needle Felting [Workshop]

Learn the craft of needle felting by making a bold and colorful 2″ wide cuff bracelet or stunning neckpiece. The craft of needle felting is the process of embedding colorful wool… 

weaving

Mar 28, 2024

Weaving on a Floor Loom – Beginning Weaving

Learn to weave on the Crafts Center’s new Schacht Baby Wolf looms! You will first be introduced to reading a simple weaving draft. After discussing the interaction of weaving colors… 

LIDDED POTS

Mar 28, 2024

Focused Forms: Lidded Pots

Lidded pots are rewarding and challenging to make! In this class, students will have the opportunity to dive in and explore the possibilities of lidded forms. Demonstrations and discussion will… 

HANDBUILDING

Mar 28, 2024

Handbuilding 101

Handbuilding 101 is an introductory level class – no experience necessary. The class is designed to introduce students to working in our clay studio. Pinching, coiling, slab construction, and extruding… 

clay

Mar 28, 2024

Intro to Potter’s Wheel

Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel is designed to introduce students to working in our clay studio. You will learn the fundamentals of clay preparation, throwing, trimming, and glazing. This class… 

wind catcher

Jul 19, 2023

Stained Glass Wind-Catcher Rings [Workshop]

Wild flowers with honeybees and seaweed with colorful fish are only two of the possibilities for designing this 10” round, stained glass project using the copper foil method. In the… 

Jul 19, 2023

Introduction to Stained Glass

Add some color to your world! Learn to cut, foil, and solder a 6” x 14” stained glass panel using the copper foil method. Pattern will be provided by the… 

Jul 19, 2023

Hot Glass Beads: An Introduction to Lampworking

Come spend a weekend learning to make glass beads using a torch and rods of glass. Learn to make a variety of beads that can be used to make an… 

Jul 19, 2023

Glass Chains [Workshop]

Learn how to make links out of thin Borosilicate glass rods and then join them into chains. You will form the links freehand in a torch flame. If you are… 

Jul 19, 2023

Beyond Basic Flat Glass

Push yourself to learn more about the art of stained glass! Explore advanced construction and soldering techniques to create a challenging 2-D panel or a 3-D project. The class fee… 

RAKU FIRING

Jul 14, 2023

Raku Firing [Workshop]

Raku pottery is primarily for decorative artwork, resulting in smoky black and/or metallic surfaces that are ready to take home the day of firing! Horsehair and feather firings will occur… 

Jul 14, 2023

Extruded Forms

Interested in learning how to work with a clay extruder? It’s a great tool to get to know and our clay studio has two! Students will explore the possibilities with… 

clay

Jul 14, 2023

Continuing Wheel

So, you have conquered the basics and you are ready for more? Continuing Wheel is the next level of pottery wheel instruction. Projects include refining skills used for pulling handles,…