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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

Introduction to Woodturning: Bowls

Turn wooden bowls! In this introductory class, you will have the opportunity to explore the very different experiences found in turning the end grain found in making a bowl. The… 

Mar 29, 2024

Jigs and Fixtures – Routers

This three-day class features the Router/shaper Table & hand routers. Classes consist of demonstrations by the instructor and hands-on use of a variety of jigs and fixtures available for use… 

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… 

Mar 29, 2024

Steam Bent Landing Nets

Learn the art and process of steam bending a shape to a form and create a landing net for your fishing adventures. You must be proficient with the use of… 

Mar 29, 2024

C-41 Color Processing

Capture light and color on film with an SLR camera; using your own or with a Crafts Center loaner. This workshop begins with an on-campus photo walk followed by two… 

Mar 29, 2024

Digital Photography: Getting Started

The digital camera… so much capability that so few people fully comprehend! From learning the various camera controls to exercising the options of how and when they are best used,… 

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… 


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

Calligraphic Lettering

Elevate your journal writing, create personalized gifts, or integrate lettering into your artwork!  In this course you will learn three hand lettering styles using traditional calligraphy nibs and dipped ink. … 

Mar 29, 2024

Exploring the World of Alcohol Inks

Welcome to the vibrant world of Alcohol Ink Artistry, a versatile and unpredictable medium that yields stunning and  expressive artworks that reflect your individuality and artistic voice. This class provides… 

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.… 

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


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

Even Count Peyote Stitch

Learn the beading technique of even count Peyote using large cylinder shape beads to practice before selecting and starting your project. You will have the opportunity to design your own… 


Mar 29, 2024

Guided Studio: Torch-Fired Enameling

Want more time to finish or develop that torch-fired idea you started during class? Come spend time in the studio at your own pace and work out your almost-there projects.… 

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 29, 2024

Silver Curb Chain [Workshop]

For all skill levels. Formed from interlocked links the curb chain, with its lovely, twisted style, is designed to sit flat against your neckline or wrist. During class you will… 

Mar 28, 2024

Hand Woven Tapestries: Introduction to Frame Loom Weaving

Artistic expression through tapestry weaving has been a timeless tradition across cultures, serving as both a functional and decorative medium. This class offers a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental techniques… 


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

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… 

Mar 28, 2024

Composing the Surface: An Image Transfer Workshop

Underglaze and slip transfers are a great way to add color, pattern, and variety to the surface of your pieces. This hands-on workshop will introduce students to the process of… 


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… 


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… 


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…