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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Intermediate goldstarAdvanced Silkscreen

Instructor: Dominick Rapone
This 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], June 26 – July 31: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

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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Artists’ Books & Printed Matter [Workshop]

Instructor: Dominick Rapone

This class will explore the creation of original books in various methods and techniques, with the focus on traditional and non-traditional. We will also focus on how the book format has been used in history to convey information to the masses. Bookbinding techniques that will be covered include: Accordion, Stab Bound, single-page book, Zines, and perfect bound. Students will learn the importance of creating a “Dummy” book, and proper gluing techniques using archival glues and boards. No prior experience is needed. Students will use their own concepts to create their book formats. Supplies included. To see Dominick’s work, visit: www.beastlyprints.com.

Saturday, June 2: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 3: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level:  I – $55   II – $85   III – $90    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.

Saturday, May 19: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 20: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Prerequisites: none

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

 

Intermediate goldstarBotanical Papermaking [Workshop]

Instructor: Smote

Botanical PapermakingLove summer botanicals and want to experience the magic of flowers in a new way? Try out the Botanical Papermaking course where you can learn how to press flowers, leaves, and other botanical inclusions for a beautiful paper you can use for display, writing, greeting cards, and more! Your imagination is your only limitation! To see Smote’s work, visit: www.teabooksart.com. Most supplies included – students will receive a supply list of additional items to bring.

Saturday, June 9: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 10: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Prerequisites: Previous papermaking experience required.

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

 

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Fashion Illustration

Instructor: Jillian Ohl

Fashion Illustration - summer 2018Students will learn how to express their 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], May 17 – June 21: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Prerequisites: none

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

 

Intermediate goldstarMaster Class in Calligraphy / Lettering

Master Class in Calligraphy

 

 

Find out more about this new program under Special Classes»

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Introduction to Acrylic Painting

Instructor: Austin Caskie

Acrylic Painting I

A six-week course focused on learning to create with acrylic paint. Emphasis will be placed on the drawing and color-mixing aspects of painting. Students will primarily be painting from still lives and exploring the different ways in which color interacts. Students are responsible for providing their own supplies and will receive a supply list following registration. [Expect to pay $50-$125 for supplies, depending on the items & brands purchased.] Visit Austin’s website: www.austincaskie.com/art-1/.

Mondays [6 weeks], May 14 – June 25 [skip May 28]: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level:  I – $70   II – $ 115   III – $125    Register for this class»

 

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Introduction to Drawing

Instructor: Austin CaskieIntro to Drawing

An introductory drawing course where the emphasis will be placed on the fundamentals of design such as composition and mark making. Students will make drawings from still lives, collages, and each other while learning how to draw what they see. Students are responsible for providing some of their own supplies and will receive a supply list upon registration. [Expect to pay $25 – $35 for supplies at a local art supply store.] Visit Austin’s website: www.austincaskie.com/art-1/.

Tuesdays [6 weeks], May 15 – June 19: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level: I – $70   II – $115   III – $125    Register for this class»

 

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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.

Thursdays [4 weeks], May 17 – July 7: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Prerequisites: none

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

 

Beginner's green asteriskIntroduction to Silkscreen Printing

Intro to ScreenprintingInstructor:  Dominick Rapone

No 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.

Wednesdays [6 weeks], May 16 – June 20: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Prerequisites: none

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

 

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Linocut Stamping [Workshop]

Instructor: Jillian Ohl

Linocut - flamingoOpen to all skill levels. Create 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!  S

 

upplies included.  Visit Jillian’s artwork at jillianohl.com.

Saturday, July 14: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Prerequisites: none

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

 

 

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Quick Landscape in Watercolor [Workshop]

Instructor: Laura Azzi

Simple Landscapes in WatercolorNo experience necessary. Enjoy painting a simple landscape in watercolor. Use the creative process of the watercolor medium to make a vibrant, moving landscape through textures and techniques. 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.

Sunday, June 10: 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level: I – $30   II – $40   III – $45    Register for this class»

 

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Painting Roses in Watercolor [Workshop]

Instructor: Laura Azzi

Painting Roses in WatercolorNo experience necessary. There is something mystical about a rose unfolding its graceful petals among the contrast of thorns and spiked leaves. I love sitting in a garden or at a nursery, the air thick with distinctive scent, painting with all my senses. Come learn to paint these wonderful flowers with a simple palette of color and creative textures that will define the structure of the rose. 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, July 7: 10:00 am – 4:00 p.m.

Prerequisites: none

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

 

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Sketching at the Gregg [Workshop]

Instructor: Jillian Ohl

Sketching at the MuseumOpen to all skill levels. Spend an afternoon sketching the artwork and grounds of the Gregg Museum of Art and Design on the campus of NC State University. Students will bring their own preferred portable drawing supplies. At the Gregg there is endless inspiration to choose from ranging from outsider art, gardens, Native American masks, architecture, and contemporary painting. This is for all experience levels and students are encouraged to bring their own sketchbooks and drawing materials. 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.] A supply list will be sent following registration.  (Expect to pay $15 – $25 for supplies at a local art supply store.) Visit Jillian’s artwork at jillianohl.com.

Saturday, June 9: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level: I – $15   II – $25   III – $30    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.