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. Students will only have access to the studio for the duration of the class to practice during the timeframe in which the class is being conducted. Classes listed with this symbol: Z provide participants options to utilize a PunchCard and/or purchase a ClassPass:

OPTION 1: PunchCard can be utilized for three additional studio visits after the class has ended to complete [only] projects started in class. The card will be made available on the last day of class.

OPTION 2: ClassPass is offered for designated classes and extends studio access beyond the actual time frame of the class. Students enrolled in second session continuing classes [meaning halfway or more through the semester] will be able to purchase a ClassPass to utilize prior to the start of class – pending enrollment verification.

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 and Workshops 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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ACRYLIC POUR [Workshop]

Instructor: Robin Haden

Canvas? Who needs canvas? Acrylic pour painting is not just for canvas! You will have the opportunity to practice several acrylic pour techniques over a variety of different surfaces/objects. Make your own ornaments from a choice of colors, so you can go seasonal … or not! There will be a variety of other interesting objects available for you to pour paint on as well. Art doesn’t have to be flat!! A $45 materials fee, payable to the instructor at the workshop, includes paint, pouring medium, and mixing supplies sufficient to paint included items. Also included are: a minimum of 6 ornaments and 1 glass object (jar/glass/vase) to paint. Instructor will have additional objects available during class for a fee ranging from $5-10 each for the item and $5 for paint/pouring medium for each additional item.

Saturday, October 19: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level: I – $25   II – $40   III – $45     Register for this class»

 

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ADVANCED SILKSCREEN

Instructor: Dominick Rapone
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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], October 22 – November 26: 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 Azzi

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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, September 7: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, September 8: 1:00 – 4:00pm

Section B:

Saturday, September 28: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, September 29: 1:00 – 4:00pm

 Prerequisites: None

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

 

 

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BOARDS AND BRUSH

Instructor: Maria Frati

Using a variety of relief (surface) carving and painting techniques, lean to make artwork from rustic wood pieces. We’ll address tool use and maintenance, carving styles, different wood and grain, acrylic paint technique including color mixing and composition. For an extra challenge create a work of art from a repurposed piece of wood. A $28 materials fee is payable to the instructor on first day of the class. To see Maria’s work, visit: https://www.instagram.com/fratiart/?hl=en.

Thursdays [6 weeks], September 19 – October 31 [skip Oct.10]: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level: I – $65   II – $115   III – $125     Register for this class»

 

 

 

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CALLIGRAPHY – BRUSH LETTERING [Workshop]

Instructor: Kerr Pelto

Use a brush marker to learn calligraphic letterforms based on the Italic Hand. This type of calligraphy is easy to learn and has fun ways to use it. Great for journaling, fun cards, posters, and all kinds of colorful lettering. No previous experience necessary. Supplies included.

Saturday, September 28: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level: I – $45   II – $65   III – $70     Register for this class»

 

 

 

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CHINESE WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Instructor: Gengyi Li [NC State Student]

Chinese Brush Painting by Yi LiChinese Brush Painting is an ancient painting style, similar to western watercolor but unique in its own ways. Students will learn the basic core skills of Chinese Brush painting, such as posture, water control, calligraphy, and the various brushstrokes needed to complete paintings in this expressive style. We will explore the various areas and subject matters such as still life, animals, and landscapes, while learning about the culture and history behind them. A materials fee of $50 is payable to the instructor at the first class. Ink, pigments, paper, and other supplies are included in the materials fee.

Mondays [6 weeks], September 9 – October 14: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: None 

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

 

 

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COPPERPLATE CALLIGRAPHY

Instructor: Jesica Yee

This six-hour beginner’s calligraphy class will cover copperplate calligraphy. The class will give you a history of letter styles, how to care for and adjust the penholder, as well as exercises, instructions, and practice sheets. Cover each letter group and discuss letter formations and variations. Practice pen and nib control. Discuss paper, ink, and overall construction of words. This class will give you an engaging introduction to the beautiful vintage art of calligraphy. All supplies included.

Mondays [2 weeks], October 21 – 28: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level: I – $80   II – $95   III – $100     Register for this class»

 

 

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ENCAUSTIC MEMORY BOXES [Workshop]

Instructor: Marcia Streihorst

Do you love art but are completely out of wall space? Is your home small but your love of art is big? Then join encaustic artist Marcia Streithorst as she walks you through the steps to craft your very own mixed media project on an upcycled cigar box. You will paint the top of the cigar box using encaustic medium (e.g. wax with resin) and a heat gun. In this workshop you will learn how to safely use encaustic supplies. If you have any paper or found objects you would like to incorporate into your project feel free to bring them. Students will walk away with their completed cigar box. A materials fee of $20 is payable to the instructor on the day of the workshop. This workshop is suited for all skill levels. To learn more about encaustic and Marcia’s work, please visit https://mjsworks.com/.

Friday, October 25: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:  I – $10   II – $20   III – $25     Register for this class»

 

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ENCAUSTIC MERMAID PAINTING [Workshop]

Instructor: Marcia Streihorst

Join encaustic artist Marcia Streithorst as she teaches you all about encaustic painting while walking you though the steps to craft your very own mermaid painting. You will paint on a wood birch panel using encaustic medium (e.g. wax with resin) and a heat gun. In this workshop you will learn how to safely use encaustic supplies. You will also learn how to get a smooth or textured surface and how to embed other mixed media materials in your work. Students will walk away with their completed 5”x7” painting. A materials fee of $20 is payable to the instructor on the day of the workshop. This workshop is suited for all skill levels. To learn more about encaustic and Marcia’s work, please visit https://mjsworks.com/.

Friday, October 4: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:  I – $10   II – $20   III – $25     Register for this class»

 

 

 

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FALL LEAVES IN WATERCOLOR [Workshop]

Instructor: Laura Azzi

 

No experience necessary. Learn how to paint colorful fall leaves in watercolor. 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, October 6: 12:00 – 4:00pm

Prerequisites: None

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

 

 

 

 

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CALLIGRAPHIC PAINTING WITH GIANT HANDMADE BRUSHES [Workshop]

Instructor: Virginia Tyler

Make paint brushes as long as you are tall and use them to make bold paintings! In this course, we will spend the first half of Saturday making long quirky brushes using branches or bamboo and sisal twine. We will practice with them and then paint 6 foot drawings on a roll of plain paper. The next day, once we get the hang of things, we will paint on long rolls of calligraphy paper – or whatever else you want to try. Previous experience is not required, but beginners must be brave and interested in experimentation. Introductory supplies included. Participants will receive a supply list of additional items and may bring in their own supplies and tools as they like.  

Saturday, November 2: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, November 3: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Prerequisites: None

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

 

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INTRODUCTION TO ACRYLIC PAINTING

Instructor: Jonah Bresley

Learn to create with acrylic paint. Drawing and color-mixing aspects of acrylic paint will be emphasized. Paint from still lives and explore the different ways in which color interacts. You are responsible for providing your own supplies and will receive a supply list following registration. (Expect to pay $50-$125 for supplies, depending on the items & brands purchased.)

Mondays [6 weeks], October 28 – December 2: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: None

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

 

 

 

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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 include 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.

Section A: Tuesdays [6 weeks], September 10 – October 15: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Section B: Wednesdays [6 weeks], September 11 – October 16: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: None

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

 

 

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INTRODUCTION TO ZENTANGLE

Instructor: Cathy D. Boytos

The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, and provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being. The Zentangle Method is enjoyed all over this world across a wide range of skills, interests and ages. Zentangle classes are taught by CZT’s (certified Zentangle teacher). Creating Zentangle. Art provides a fun and lighthearted way to relax and intentionally facilitate a shift in focus and perspective. It is an empowering and uplifting experience to learn that you can deliberately relax and intentionally direct your attention while creating beautiful works of art. In this six-week Zentangle course, you’ll learn the history and philosophy of Zentangle and what the art method entails. You will learn a large variety of tangles (patterns) along with basic shading techniques. Each class will offer a different style of Zentangle art such as: Renaissance (tan) tiles, Zendalas (round tiles) and unique methods of adding color to Zentangle art. A $35 materials fee is payable to the instructor on first day of the workshop, for a kit that contains everything needed for use during this class. To see Cathy’s work, visit: http://www.thetriangletangle.com/.

Thursdays [6 weeks], August 29 – October 3: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level: I – $65   II – $125   III – $135     Register for this class»

 

 

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LINOCUT STAMPING [Workshop]

Instructor: Jillian Ohl

 

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!  Supplies included.  Visit Jillian’s artwork at jillianohl.com.

Saturday, September 14: 12:00 – 4:00pm      

Prerequisites: None

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

 

 

 

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MONO – PRINTING 101 [Workshop]

Instructor: Maureen Seltzer

Join collage artist, Maureen Seltzer, in this wildly creative and playful class. Learn about Mono-printing on a Gel Plate, as you make beautiful papers and beyond. Start out with basic printing on an 8″ x 10″ Gel Press. Maureen will share different papers from old book pages and/or maps, to print making papers, to use on this versatile tool. You will surely get addicted to this fun and easy printing method. You will also learn to cut your own mask out of easy to find supplies and then print back into your papers to make a finished work of art suitable for a mat and framing. Not sure what a “mask” is? Come join this class and find out! Maureen will be sharing all of the secrets that she has learned over the years working with printmaking. You will leave this class with a stack of papers that you can use in creative ways/art-making. You will undoubtedly find one of these handcrafted printed papers suitable to mat and frame. No drawing experience needed. All supplies included. This class is open to all skill levels. To learn more about Maureen’s work, visit  https://seltzersart.com/

Saturday, October 5: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:  I – $65   II – $85   III – $90     Register for this class»

 

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PORTRAIT DRAWING

Instructor: Jillian Ohl

Learn how to draw expressive portraits! In this course we will examine the basics of portrait drawing using materials such as graphite, charcoal, and chalk pastel. Create portraits of yourself, family, and friends from photos and from life. We will begin learning the fundamental skills which will be applied to creating expressive and fun portrait drawings. This is a beginning level class but some basic drawing skills are helpful. 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], August 29 – October 3: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: None

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

 

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SIMPLE FALL LANDSCAPE [Workshop]

Instructor: Laura Azzi

Simple Landscapes in WatercolorNo experience necessary. Enjoy painting a simple fall 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.

Saturday, October 5: 12:00 – 4:00pm

Prerequisites: None

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

 

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WATERCOLOR PUMPKIN PATCH [Workshop]

Instructor: Laura Azzi

No experience necessary. Learn how to paint charming fall pumpkins in watercolor. 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, October 20: 12:00 – 4:00pm

 Prerequisites: None

 Class fees by level: I – $30   II – $40   III – $45     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.