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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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.

Section A: Tuesdays [6 weeks] March 17 – April 21: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Section B: Wednesdays [6 weeks] March 18 – April 22: 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

Watercolor 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 two weeks prior to class. [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, February 8: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, February 9: 12:00 – 4:00pm

Section B:

Saturday, March 21: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, March 22: 12:00 – 4:00pm

 Prerequisites: None

 Class fees by level: I – $55   II – $ 80   III – $85    Register for this class»

 

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COPPERPLATE CALLIGRAPHY

Instructor: Jesica Yee

Learn the origins of copperplate calligraphy to create classic and modern script lettering. You will be provided with all the tools, guidelines for practice, and supplies needed to learn how to create basic letterforms and flourishing. Copperplate is elegant and can be modernized for a wide variety of scripts  All supplies included.

Mondays [6 weeks] January 27 – March 2: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     I – $120    II – $165    III – $175   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, February 21: 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, January 31, 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 PHOTO TRANSFER [Workshop]

Instructor: Marcia Streithorst

Want to take you photography to the next level? Want to learn how to incorporate photographs into your work? Then join encaustic artist Marcia Streithorst as she teaches you all about encaustic painting while walking you though a photo transfer into your encaustic 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 incorporate photography and other mixed media materials in your work. Students will walk away with their completed 5×7 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, March 27: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: None

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

 

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DOGWOODS IN WATERCOLOR [Workshop]

Instructor: Laura Azzi

No experience necessary. Learn how to paint graceful dogwoods in watercolor. Students are responsible for providing some of their own supplies and will receive a supply two weeks prior to class. [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, March 29: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     I – $40    II – $55     III – $60    Register for this class»

 

 

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FUN WITH ACRYLIC PAINT: NO BRUSH REQUIRED! [Workshop]

Instructor: Robin Haden

Acrylic 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 material supplies fee of $25 is payable to the instructor on the first night of class. Students will receive a list of additional supplies to bring two weeks prior to class [expect to pay $50 – $75 depending on paints and canvases selected].

Mondays [6 weeks] January 27 – March 2: 6:30 – 9:00pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     I – $55     II – $90     III – $100    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 life and explore the different ways in which color interacts. You are responsible for providing your own supplies and will receive a supply list two weeks prior to class. [Expect to pay $50-$125 for supplies, depending on the items and brands purchased.]

Thursdays [6 weeks] February 13 – March 26 [skip March 12] 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] January 7 – February 11: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Section B: Wednesdays [6 weeks] January 8 – February 12: 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] March 19 – April 23: 6:30 – 9:30pm 

Prerequisites: None

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

 

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MONO – PRINTING 101 [Workshop]

Instructor: Maureen Seltzer

In this wildly creative and playful class, participants will learn to make prints using found objects for texture and image, layered paints for varied colors, and a mask [an image cutout] to create multiple exciting prints! Each student will use an 8” x 10” gel printing press and a variety of tools and materials, including upcycling papers from books, maps, and music sheets to print onto. Instructor demos and a variety of techniques make this class rewarding and fun. This class is open to all skill levels. This class is open to all skill levels. To learn more about Maureen’s work, visit  https://seltzersart.com/

Saturday, March 21: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Prerequisites: None

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

 

 

 

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MOTHER’S DAY CARDS [Workshop]

Instructor: Jillian Ohl

For an afternoon we will make greeting cards to celebrate the amazing women in our lives using watercolor and collage. Students are responsible for providing some of their own supplies and will receive a supply list two weeks prior to class. [Expect to pay $15 – $25 for supplies at a local art supply store.]  Visit Jillian’s artwork at  jillianohl.com.

Saturday, April 18: 1:00 – 4:00pm

Prerequisites: None

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

 

 

 

 

 

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MOUNTING YOUR 2D ARTWORK [Workshop]

Instructor: Katy Walls
Now that you’ve completed your masterpiece it’s time to show it off! This workshop teaches you the ins and outs of proper archival mounting to preserve and display your work long term. See Katy’s work at instagram.com/katyswalls

Wednesdays [2 weeks] April 8 – 15: 7:00 – 9:00pm

Prerequisites: None

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

 

 

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STORYTELLING WITH MIXED MEDIA

Instructor: Jillian Ohl

In this class we will experiment with various materials to express narratives. Methods include collage, painting, and drawing. Learning to think about narrative and storytelling will strengthen your entire artistic practice. Other fun things we will be doing are learning transfer methods, print making, and playing with different textures. Students are responsible for providing some of their own supplies and will receive a supply list two weeks prior to class. [Expect to pay $15 – $25 for supplies at a local art supply store.] Visit Jillian’s artwork at  jillianohl.com.

Thursdays [5 weeks] January 9 – February 6: 6:30 – 8:30pm     

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     I – $60     II – $85     III – $90      Register for this class»

 

 

 

 

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INTRODUCTION TO BLACK LETTER [Workshop]

Instructor: Kerr Pelto

Black Letter/Gothic has made a tremendous come-back. It is used for everything from tatoos to T-shirts and is a lot of fun to do! Come try your “hand” and learn how to create lovely, rythmic Gothic letters. All supplies included.

Thursdays [4 weeks] February 6 – 27: 6:00 – 8:00pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     I – $80     II – $100     III – $105      Register for this class»

 

 

 

 

 

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UNCIAL CALLIGRAPHY

Instructor: Jessica Yee

Uncial was used from the 4th to 8th centuries AD by Latin and Greek scribes. It is a fun, round hand with may basic forms that can be applied to other lettering styles. All supplies included.

Mondays [6 weeks] March 16 – April 20: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     I – $105     II – $150     III – $160      Register for this class»

 

 

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URBAN SKETCHING [Workshop]

Instructor: Jillian Ohl

Urban sketching is a great way to get out and experience our 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 two weeks prior to class. [Expect to pay $15 – $25 for supplies at a local art supply store.]  Visit Jillian’s artwork at  jillianohl.com.

Saturday, April 4: 1:00 – 4:00pm

Prerequisites: None

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

 

 

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WATERCOLOR CLEMATIS [Workshop]

Instructor: Laura Azzi

No experience necessary. Learn how to paint wonderful clematis flowers and foliage in watercolor. Students are responsible for providing some of their own supplies and will receive a supply list two weeks prior to class. [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 25: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:   I – $40   II – $55   III – $60      Register for this class»

 

 

 

 

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WINTER LANDSCAPE [Workshop]

Instructor: Laura Azzi

No experience necessary. Enjoy painting a simple winter landscape in watercolor. Use the creative process of the watercolor medium to create a chilly landscape through textures and techniques. Students are responsible for providing some of their own supplies and will receive a supply list two weeks prior to class. [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, January 25: 10:00am – 4:00pm                                                     

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:   I – $40   II – $55   III – $60      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.