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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AVANCED 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], May 14 – June 18: 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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ARTIST TRADING CARDS  [Workshop]

Instructor: Roberta Morgan

Small pieces of art that are traded with others or to use as business cards. You do not have to be an artist to make them! They are easy and fun to do. Usually 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches in size and made on a sturdy, cardboard foundation. We’ll use magazine pictures, words cut from books, old greeting cards, fabric, paint and glue to create our small works of art. All supplies provided by instructor.

Saturday, June 15: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level:  I – $15   II – $25   III – $30  Register for this class»

 

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ART JOURNALING AND COLLAGE [Workshop]

Instructor: Jillian Ohl

Zebra CollageSometimes you just need an afternoon to relax and be creative. This one day workshop will be a de-stresser and an exercise in visual journaling. It is not about the end product, but rather about the process! Students will use collage and other mixed media materials to express themselves. Students are encouraged to bring their own paper, sketchbooks, and preferred art materials. Craft Center will have additional drawing and paint materials for student use. 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.

Saturday, June 22, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level:  I – $20   II – $30   III – $35  Register for this class»

 

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BEGINNER’S WATERCOLOR

Instructor: Laura Azzi

Watercolor IFor 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 18: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, May 19: 1:00 – 4:00pm

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level: I – $45   II – $ 70   III – $75    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 $40 is payable to the instructor at the first class. Ink, pigments, paper, and other supplies are included in the materials fee.

Mondays [4 weeks], May 13 – June 10 [skip May 27]: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level: I – $50   II – $80   III – $90   Register for this class»

 

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FUN WITH ACRYLIC PAINT: NO BRUSH REQUIRED

Instructor: Robin Haden

Robin Haden Acrylic Dirty Pour No SiliconeAcrylic pour painting is a fun and rewarding way to create beautiful paintings, and you do NOT have to know how to draw! We will cover the basics of “brush-free” acrylic painting including paints, pouring media, and canvases. Learn about clean and dirty pours, string/chain/thread pulling, swiping and creating skins. As a group, we will practice pouring on canvas as well as over and through common household items to create keepsake works of art. Students will also have the opportunity to create multi-media pieces using their paintings or skins. A materials fee of $45 payable to instructor at first class. Students will provide additional acrylic paint for their projects on the 2nd & 3rd evenings. [expect to spend about $4 to $12 depending on the paints you select. Information about type and amount of paint to purchase will be provided on the first night of class.]

Thursdays [4 weeks], June 13 – July 11 [skip July 4]: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level:  I – $50   II – $80   III – $90    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.)

Wednesdays [6 weeks], June 26 – July 31: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: none

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

 

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INTRODUCTION TO CALLIGRAPHY

Instructor: Jessica Yee

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.

Wednesdays [6 weeks], May 15 – June 26 [skip June 12]: 6:30 – 8:30pm

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.

Thursdays [4 weeks], May 16 – June 6: 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.

Section A: Wednesdays [5 weeks], May 15 – June 12: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Section B: Wednesdays [5 weeks], June 19 – July 17: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level: I – $85   II – $125   III – $135   Register for this class»

 

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INTRODUCTION TO ZENTANGLE

Instructor: Cathy D. Boytos

zen gemsThe 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, 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 includes. 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], May 16 – June 20: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: none

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

 

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MAKE YOUR OWN GREETING CARDS [Workshop]

Instructor: Jillian Ohl

Why buy a greeting card when you can make your own? Spend an afternoon learning techniques to design and create card to give to your friends and family. We will use watercolor, stamps, and collage – students are encouraged to bring whatever they would like to use. 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 www.jillianohl.com.

Saturday, July 20: 1:00 – 4:00pm

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level: I – $20   II – $30   III – $30  Register for this class»

 

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PEN & INK WITH WATERCOLOR [Workshop]

Instructor: Laura Azzi

Pen & Ink with WatercolorThis “skill class” is for learning about pens, their uses, the seven basic stroke techniques as well as the contrasting of texture and line direction. In addition, you will apply basic watercolor washes to enhance the composition with color. 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.]

Saturday, June 8: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Prerequisites: Students must have basic drawing skills as this is not a drawing class.

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

 

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RELIEF PRINTING

Instructor: Dominick Rapone

Woodcut, Linoleum and Monoprint. This class is open to all; no prior experience required. You will produce two to three prints by the end of the 6-week period. Explore relief printing using techniques in Linoleum, scroll saw woodcut, color reduction woodcut and monoprint and learn about the process and history of relief printing both as an expressive and as a graphic art form. The class will focus on individual projects that the students are interested in. Learn how to print with a press and by hand. Use oil based inks to print on various papers and fabric and make individual prints as well as editions. To see Dominick’s work, visit: www.beastlyprints.com.

Tuesdays [5 weeks], June 25 – July 23: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level: I – $100   II – $140   III – $150    Register for this class»

 

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URBAN SKETCHING [Workshop]

Instructor: Jillian Ohl

West Street sketchUrban sketching is a great way to get out and experience your campus through drawing it. During this one day workshop, students will be lead to a few stops around campus to do some in plein air drawing and sketching .  We will discuss how to quickly capture your environment with simple drawing materials.  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.)  Visit Jillian’s artwork at jillianohl.com.

Saturday, June 1: 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level:  I – $20   II – $30   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.