Art on Paper

You must be 18 or older or a current NC State student to take classes at the Crafts Center.

Crafts Center classes are extracurricular, non-credit classes.

Acrylic Painting I

Instructor: Kirk Adam

Acrylic Painting I

For beginners only. An excellent class for those who have never painted. Learn about composition, value, materialism, space, volume, techniques and color. Students will work from still life to learn skills and then have the opportunity to paint their desired subjects.

Students are responsible for providing their own supplies and will receive a supply list upon registration. (Expect to pay $40-$100 for supplies, depending on the items and brands purchased.)

Monday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., January 23 – February 27  This class has ended.  

Class fee 

I = $ 50
II = $ 90
III = $ 100

Acrylic Painting II

Instructor: Kirk Adam

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For the painter with experience in acrylics who wants to improve their skills and master more! Each week explore different acrylic painting exercises, learn different techniques, and refine your skills as you bring confidence into your new artwork possibilities. Students will experiment with abstraction, color combinations, composition, and new materials. During class students will work on their own painting projects. Students are responsible for providing their own supplies and will receive a supply list following registration. (Expect to pay $40-$100 for supplies,depending on the items & brands you choose to purchase.)

Monday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., March 13 – April 17  Sorry, this class has been cancelled.

Prerequisites: Completion of Acrylic Painting I class or equivalent experience.

Class fee 

I = $ 50
II = $ 90
III = $ 100

Beginners Chinese Brush Painting

Instructor: Yan Ma (a Confucius Institute visiting professor)

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Chinese brush painting is a magnificent experience that can be learned from this painting class with focus on ink and wash painting that is also a style referred to as “Xieyi” or freehand style. Previous experience is not required. Students will be taught the basics of ink and wash painting, including brush strokes, the mastery of water and ink and the application of Chinese paint. Brief introductions to Chinese painting and calligraphy will be presented. Brushes and supplies are provided for class use. Five sessions will be provided with the following four themes: Orchid (one session), Bamboo (one session), Panda (one session) and Peony (two sessions). For more about Yan Ma and the Confucius Institute at NC State University visit confucius.oia.ncsu.edu.

Tuesday evenings for 5 weeks, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., February 14 – March 21 (skip March 7)  This class has already begun.

Class fee
I = $52
II = $85
III = $93

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 upon registration. (Expect to pay $20 – $35 for supplies at a local art supply store.)

Friday evening, February 3, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, February 4, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
This class has ended. 

Class Fee

I = $ 35
II = $ 55
III = $ 60

Fashion Illustration

Instructor: Jillian Ohl

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Students 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. Class fee includes materials and supplies needed in class. Visit Jillian’s artwork at jillianohl.com.

Thursday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., March 16 – April 20   This class has filled.  Add your name to the waitlist »

Class fee 

I = $ 75
II = $ 115
III = $ 125

Portrait Drawing

Instructor: Jillian Ohl

Portrait DrawingLearn 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. Learn how to 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. Class fee includes materials and supplies needed in class. Visit Jillian’s artwork at jillianohl.com.

Thursday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., January 26 – March 2  This class has ended. 

Class fee 

I = $ 75
II = $ 115
III = $ 125

Screenprinting

Instructor: Kirk Adam

Screenprinting

Have you ever wanted to print your own design on a T-shirt or print cool posters? In this class you’ll learn the basics to do just that. We’ll cover things such as creating designs, making silkscreens, applying emulsions, exposing the screen, and printing techniques. No experience necessary, just an open mind to let creativity flow.

Students are responsible for providing some of their own supplies and will receive a supply list following registration. (Expect to pay $40-$50 for supplies at a local art supply store.)

Wednesday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., March 15 – April 19  This class has filled.  Add your name to the waitlist »

Class fee 

I = $ 65
II = $ 105
III = $ 115

Watercolor Sunflowers (Workshop)

Instructor: Laura Azzi

Watercolor Sunflowers

No 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! Class fee includes all supplies needed for use during class. 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, February 25, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This class has ended.  

Class fee 

I = $ 27
II = $ 40
III = $ 43

For NC State students only

Crafternoons: Session G – Watercolor Daffodils.  View details and see more classes for NC State students only.

Register for classes

See Crafts Center registration guidelines and instructions.

Cancellations

To receive a refund, you must notify the Crafts Center staff of a cancellation at least seven days before the class or workshop begins; $10 is non-refundable. If the class or workshop is cancelled by the Crafts Center, you will receive a full refund.

Absences

To get the most out of your class, we recommend you attend each session. We do not offer make-up sessions for missed classes.

Wait Lists

Names are accepted on waiting lists 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.