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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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INTRODUCTION TO ZENTANGLE – this class will now be taught online

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 26 – April 30: 6:30 – 9:30pm 

Prerequisites: None

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


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URBAN SKETCHING [Workshop] – this class will now be taught online

Instructor: Jillian Ohl

Urban SketchingUrban 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 – 3:00pm

Prerequisites: None

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




During this coronavirus pandemic The Crafts Center cannot conduct classes in our studios.  Instead, we have put together a dynamic series of  “Craft Relief” classes and resources that we hope will inspire and connect you during this time…and beyond. These will include videos and live demos via social media. We will continue to develop ways in which we can all stay connected. Please see our current listings on our Craft Relief page and check back often as we’ll be adding new resources frequently.




Register for classes

See Crafts Center registration guidelines and instructions.


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.


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.