Mixed Media

You must be 18 or older, or a currently enrolled NC State student, and have health insurance to take classes at the Crafts Center.

Classes are available in varying session lengths as an ongoing study in a specific studio. For classes that are 15 hours and over, students will have access to the studio in which they are enrolled for the duration of the semester. For classes less than 15 hours, students have the option to sign up for other classes and/or purchase a membership.

Workshops are focused sessions that are held for several consecutive days. Workshops do not include additional studio access; however, students will have access to the studio during the time in which the workshop is being conducted.

Crafts Center classes are extracurricular, non-credit classes.


Class Prerequisites:

Each class is designed specifically for a designated level of experience. PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR AN INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED COURSE IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE REQUIRED EXPERIENCE.Please refer to this key, which designates each class level:

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Advanced Silkscreen

Instructor: Dominick Rapone
screenprinting_story block imageThis class is open to students who have prior experience in silkscreen or screen printing and wish to further their knowledge. You will produce two to three prints by the end of the class. Reinforce your skills by setting up individual projects and working through complicated color registration and layers. Learn about the process and history of silkscreen printing both as an expressive and as a graphic art form. Hand-drawn, photographic, photocopied and digital color separation techniques will be explored. The class will focus on individual projects that students are interested in. Use water based inks to print on various materials such as paper, fabric, glass, metal and wood and explore making individual prints as well as editions. You will be encouraged to explore other materials to print on and with such as chocolate, mustard, graphite powder, etc. Supplies included. To see Dominick’s work, visit: www.beastlyprints.com.

Tuesdays [6 weeks], March 19 – April 23: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: Students must have completed the Introduction to Screen Printing, Introduction to Silkscreen class or similar experience.

Class fees by level:  I – $95   II – $140   III – $150  Register for this class»

 

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Beginner’s Watercolor

Instructor: Laura AzziWatercolor I

For beginners only. Students will be taught the basics, from brush strokes to color mixing to applying water media paint. Color theory and composition will be covered. Come and express your creative self through watercolor for relaxation and enjoyment. Students are responsible for providing some of their own supplies and will receive a supply list upon registration. [Expect to pay $20 – $35 for supplies at a local art supply store.] See Laura’s work at: www.facebook.com/Laura-Azzi-Fine-Arts.

Section A:

Saturday, January 26: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, January 27: 1:00 – 4:00pm

Section B:

Saturday, February 16: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, February 17: 1:00 – 4:00pm

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level: I – $45   II – $ 70   III – $75    Register for this class»

 

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Calligraphy Camp [Workshop]

Instructors: Kerr Pelto, Carol Nix, Jessica Yee

An immersive overview of calligraphy ranging from formal to abstract lettering. This 3-day workshop will begin teaching students to “see” with the fundamental Italic forms and will cover various tools and techniques ranging from brush lettering, oblique pen and ruling pen – an overview of formal to “abstract” lettering and mark making. This is a perfect class for students who want to be exposed to a broad spectrum of calligraphy. The class will cover tools and materials, paper, inks, and various techniques. Students will come away with a general knowledge and awareness of calligraphic possibilities that they can build upon with future instruction.

Friday, March 22: 6:00 – 8:30 pm – Intro class with Kerr Pelto
Saturday, March 23: 10:00am – 4:00pm – Italics/Brush Lettering with Jessica Yee
Sunday, March 24: 10:00am – 4:00pm – Oblique Pen [Modern Calligraphy] and Ruling Pen with Carol Nix

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level: I – $90   II – $125   III – $130     Register for this class»

 

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Driven to Abstraction: learning the process of abstract painting [Workshop]

Instructor: Ellen Hathaway

Driven to Abstraction_Ellen HathawayWorking on fine paper with acrylic gesso, paints, and an assortment of dry media such as graphite, charcoal, and oil pastel, this workshop will focus on process rather than technique. Rather than learning how to observe and render, you will learn how to observe and respond, making decisions along the way and experimenting with trusting your intuition. We’ll talk about the balance of intuition and skill because each must play a part. We’ll also talk history, formal elements and principles, and structure or composition but there will still be plenty of time for independent work. Most supplies included but students are responsible for providing some of their own supplies and will receive a supply list upon registration. [Expect to pay $25 – $45 for supplies at a local art supply store.] Ellen Hathaway’s work is widely exhibited in the southeast region. To learn more about Ellen’s work, please visit ellenhathaway.com.

Friday, February 22: 6:30 – 8:30pm

Saturday, February 23: 9:30am – 4:30pm

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level:I – $ 125   II – $ 150   III – $ 155    Register for this class»

 

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EBRU – Water Marbling on Paper

Instructors: Zeynep Guvenc and Ilknur Celik

Water Marbling - EbruWater marbling, known as “Ebru” in Turkish, is an art for creating colorful patterns by sprinkling and brushing colorful pigments onto the surface of water. After you paint your artwork on the on the water you can transfer it onto paper, or other surfaces or objects such as wood, glass, fabrics, ornaments, or sea shells.

Saturday, March 23: 12:00 – 2:00pm

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level: I – $30   II – $35   III – $40   Register for this class»

 

 

 

 

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Fashion Illustration

Instructor: Jillian Ohl

fashion-illustrationLearn how to express your fashion designs through vibrant illustrations. This class will cover everything from drawing the figure to learning how to create the look of different materials and fabric through mixed media. Some drawing and painting experience is preferred but not required. Methods will range from technical illustrations to complete abstraction. Students are responsible for providing some of their own supplies and will receive a supply list upon registration. [Expect to pay $15 – $25 for supplies at a local art supply store.]  Visit Jillian’s artwork at jillianohl.com.

Thursdays [6 weeks], January 17 – February 21: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level: I – $85   II – $ 130   III – $140    Register for this class»

 

 

 

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Handmade Journals [Workshop]

Instructor: Anne McLean

Handmade Journals_Anne McLeanMake your own hand bound books perfect for journaling and sketching!  Students will learn the basic skills used in decorating book covers, tearing and folding signatures, and a Coptic binding stitch technique using one needle. Students will also explore various methods of enhancing the book with longstitch and pockets. Decorative paper will be provided for the covers, but feel free to bring your own papers, fabric, or wallpaper if you wish. This two-day workshop will include materials for making two medium size books approximately 17 cm x 13 cm [~5” x7”] each.

Saturday, April 13: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Sunday, April 14: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level: I – $85   II – $115   III – $125  Register for this class»

 

 

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Introduction to Calligraphy

Instructor: Kerr Pelto

Intro to Calligraphy_Kerr PeltoDelve into Formal Italic calligraphy, the basis for all calligraphic lettering styles. It’s perfect for students who want to begin their journey into this creative artform. If you have already dabbled with calligraphy and lettering and want to explore further with more formal, classical training, this course is designed for you also. We will begin by using some fundamental techniques that will help you understand the basics of the letterforms, then progress by adding pen and ink as well as covering spacing, layout, and design. This is an easy and fun class for anyone who loves lettering and wants to learn, improve, or sharpen their skills. Supplies included.

Thursdays [6 weeks], March 7 – April 18 [skip Mar. 14]: 6:00 – 8:00pm

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level:  I – $80   II – $110   III – $115    Register for this class»

 

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Introduction to Papermaking

Instructor: Smote

Intro to PapermakingLearn about the basics of making your own custom handmade paper using recycled paper, cotton, and more! Course includes instructions on how to build your own mold and deckle to pull paper as well as advice and help with inclusions [such as tea, flowers, other paper, leaves, and others]. This class will teach basic papermaking techniques as well as how to set up your own system at home. Creativity with paper creation is highly encouraged! To see Smote’s work, visit: www.teabooksart.com. Supplies included.

Section A: Wednesdays [4 weeks], January 23 – February 13: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Section B: Wednesdays [4 weeks], March – 6 April 3 [skip Mar. 13]: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level: I – $70   II – $100   III – $110     Register for this class»

 

Beginner's green asteriskIntroduction to Silkscreen Printing

Instructor:  Dominick Rapone

Intro to ScreenprintingNo prior experience needed. Learn the basics of silkscreen and produce two to three prints by the end of class. The fundamentals of silkscreen printing including separations, coating, registration, proper printing techniques and terminology. Learn about the process and history of silkscreen printing both as an expressive and as a graphic art form. Explore hand-drawn, photographic, photocopied and digital color separation techniques. The class will focus on individual projects that students are interested in. Use water based inks to print on various materials such as paper, fabric, glass, metal and wood. Students will learn how to print with their screens using a squeegee, apply emulsion to the screen with a scoop coater, shoot and wash out their images, mix color, and make editions of prints. Students will supply some of their own paper for printing. All other supplies included. Please bring dirty clothes to work in. To see Dominick’s work, visit: www.beastlyprints.com.

Tuesdays [6 weeks], January 15 – February 19: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level: I – $95   II – $140   III – $150   Register for this class»

 

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Lighthouses of NC [Workshop]

Instructor: Laura Azzi

Watercolor Lighthouse_Laura AzziNo experience necessary. Use the creative process of the watercolor medium to paint a picturesque North Carolina lighthouse. Students are responsible for providing some of their own supplies and will receive a supply list upon registration. [Expect to pay $20 – $35 for supplies at a local art supply store.] See Laura’s work at: www.facebook.com/Laura-Azzi-Fine-Arts. 

Saturday, February 9: 10:00 – 4:00pm

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level: I – $35   II – $50   III – $55   Register for this class»

 

 

 

 

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Linocut stamping [Workshop]

Instructor: Jillian Ohl

Linocut - flamingoCreate your own stamp! Linoleum blocks are an easy way to carve your own block print. Learn the process of carving and printing. An alternate to the linoleum block is making a print with a Styrofoam plate – yes, a Styrofoam plate!  Supplies included.  Visit Jillian’s artwork at  jillianohl.com.

Saturday, March 30: 12:00 – 4:00pm

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level: I – $35   II – $45   III – $50   Register for this class»

 

 

 

 

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Paper Casting [Workshop]

Instructor: Virginia Tyler

Paper Casting_Tentacle Vines_Virginia TylerHandmade paper does not have to be flat! This workshop focuses on casting three-dimensional forms using freshly made wet sheets of handmade paper. In the session, we will run through the basics of papermaking and then drape wet sheets of handmade paper over sandbag molds. Later classes may use sandbags that participants make themselves as well as forms they make of beeswax. Previous experience not required, but beginners must be brave and interested in sculptural form. Introductory supplies included. Participants will receive a supply list of additional items and may bring in their own supplies and tools as they like. To see instructor’s work, visit www.virginiatylersculpture.com.

Friday, March 1: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Saturday, March 2: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday, March 3: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level:  I – $115   II – $ 160   III – $170    Register for this class»

 

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Watercolor Sunflowers [Workshop]

Instructor: Laura Azzi

Watercolor SunflowersNo experience necessary. With their imposing height and large, bold leaves and flower heads, sunflowers are wonderful painting subjects. Come join this workshop and learn to paint the dramatic, Great Plains native: the sunflower! Students are responsible for providing some of their own supplies and will receive a supply list upon registration.  [If you have no supplies on hand, expect to pay $20 – $35 for supplies at a local art supply store.] See Laura’s work at: www.facebook.com/Laura-Azzi-Fine-Arts.

Saturday, April 6: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level: I – $35   II – $50   III – $55   Register for this class»

 

Register for classes

See Crafts Center registration guidelines and instructions.

Cancellations

Most of our classes fill quickly so there is often a wait list. Late notice cancellations require considerable processing and labor to try and fill the reserved seat. Therefore, cancellations under 10 days are not able to be refunded unless we can fill the space.
• If cancellation occurs 10 or more days prior to the start of a class, a 75% refund of payment will be issued; 25% of payment is assessed for processing charge.
• If cancellation occurs less than 10 days prior to the start of a class, a refund cannot be issued unless the space can be filled. If the space is able to be filled, a 50% refund of payment will be issued.
If you find you need to cancel out of a class you have registered for, you must drop the class via Reporter», our new online registration system

Cancellation requests will not be accepted at the main desk or via phone or email.

Absences

To receive an optimal experience and get the most out of the class, attendance is important as there are no provisions for make-up sessions for missed classes.

Wait Lists

Names are accepted on waiting lists via Reporter» after a class is full until the day the class begins.  Wait lists are only valid for the current semester’s class – wait lists are not carried over to the next semester.