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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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, November 3: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday, November 4: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level:  I – $55   II – $85   III – $90    Register for this class»

 

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Mixed Media Afternoon [Workshop]

Instructor: Jillian Ohl

Sometimes you just need an afternoon to relax and be creative. This one day workshop will be a destresser 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, October 20: 12:00 – 4:00pm

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level: II – $20   II – $30   III – $35    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.

Section A:

Saturday, September 15: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday, September 16: 1:00 – 4:00pm

 Section B:

Saturday, October 27: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday, October 28: 1:00 – 4:00pm

Prerequisites: none

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

 

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Chrysanthemums in Watercolor [Workshop]

Instructor: Laura Azzi

Yellow Mums_Lara AzziNo experience necessary. Learn to paint the distinctive leaves and mop-like flower heads of the chrysanthemum. With a set pallet of only a few paints, become inspired to gain the skills of watercolor. Though there are many varieties of chrysanthemum, we will create a simplified composition of this fall flower exploring color and texture. 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, October 13: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Prerequisites: none

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

 

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Driven to Abstraction: learning the process of abstract painting [Workshop]

Instructor: Ellen Hathaway

Driven to Abstraction_Ellen HathawayWorking on fine paper with acrylic gesso, paints, and an assortment of dry media such as graphite, charcoal, and oil pastel, this workshop will focus on process rather than technique. Rather than learning how to observe and render, you will learn how to observe and respond, making decisions along the way and experimenting with trusting your intuition. We’ll talk about the balance of intuition and skill because each must play a part. We’ll also talk history, formal elements and principles, and structure or composition but there will still be plenty of time for independent work. Most supplies included but students are responsible for providing some of their own supplies and will receive a supply list upon registration. Ellen Hathaway’s work is widely exhibited in the southeast region. To learn more about Ellen’s work, please visit ellenhathaway.com.

Friday, September 21: 6:30 – 8:30pm

Saturday, September 22: 9:30am – 4:30pm

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level:I – $ 125   II – $ 150   III – $ 155    Register for this class»

 

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Introduction to Calligraphy

Instructor: Kerr Pelto

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.

Thursdays [6 weeks], October 18 – December 6 [skip Nov. 15 & 22]: 6:00 – 8:30pm

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level:I – $90   II – $130   III – $135    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.

Tuesdays [6 weeks], October 9 – November 13: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: none

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

 

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Paper Casting [Workshop]

Instructor: Virginia Tyler

Paper Casting_Tentacle Vines_Virginia TylerHandmade paper does not have to be flat! This workshop focuses on casting three-dimensional forms using freshly made wet sheets of handmade paper. In the session, we will run through the basics of papermaking and then drape wet sheets of handmade paper over sandbag molds. Later classes may use sandbags that participants make themselves as well as forms they make of beeswax. Previous experience not required, but beginners must be brave and interested in sculptural form. Introductory supplies included. Participants will receive a supply list of additional items and may bring in their own supplies and tools as they like. To see instructor’s work, visit www.virginiatylersculpture.com.

Friday, September 7: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Saturday, September 8: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday, September 9: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level:  I – $115   II – $ 160   III – $170    Register for this class»

 

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Master Class in Calligraphy

 

 

Find out more about this new program under Special Classes»

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 30 – October 11 [skip Oct. 4]: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level: I – $85   II – $ 130   III – $140    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.

Mondays [6 weeks], September 10 – October 15: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level:  I – $110   II – $ 155   III – $165   Register for this class»

 

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Simple Fall Landscape [Workshop]

Instructor: Laura Azzi

Simple Fall Landscape_Laura AzziNo 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.

Sunday, October 14: 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 Poinsettias [Workshop]

Instructor: Laura Azzi

Watercolor Poinsettias_Laura AzziNo experience necessary. The poinsettia is a unique plant of which the leaves themselves become the flower. The unassumingflowering bracts of this ornamental holiday plant carries symbolism in its color and star-shaped leaves. Using a limited palette of only six paints and simple techniques, enjoy creating the brilliance in the flaming leaf-flower and the petal-like leaves. 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, December 1: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level: I – $35   II – $50   III – $55   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.