Art on Paper

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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Open to all_blue circleArt Journaling

Instructor: Hayley NordstromArt Journaling

Open to all skill levels. Art journaling is a great way to unlock and exercise your creativity without the pressure of a solitary canvas. The focus is on the process, not the product! Learn basic techniques for mixed media journaling, including painted backgrounds, collage, lettering, and more. You will be guided through various creative exercises and prompts to get you started in your own art journal and you will leave the course with an extended list of prompts to keep you creating on your own! Students are responsible for providing some supplies and will receive a supply list upon registration.  (Expect to pay $15 – $35 for supplies at a local art supply store.) You might want to also take the Handmade Journals workshop in March and make your own journal to use in this class!

Wednesdays [4 weeks], April 4 – 25, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Class fee 

I = $ 39
II = $ 59
III = $ 65

Open to all_blue circleArt on Paper Afternoon (Workshop)

Instructor: Jillian Ohl

Art on Paper AfternnoonOpen to all skill levels. 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 responsible for providing some 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, February 10, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Class fee 

I = $ 23
II = $ 33
III = $ 36

Beginner's green asteriskBeginner’s Watercolor

Instructor: Laura AzziWatercolor I

Students will be taught the basics, from brush strokes to color mixing to applying water media paint. Color theory and composition will be covered. Express your creative self through watercolor for relaxation and enjoyment. Students are responsible for providing some 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, January 20, 10:00 am – 4:00 p.m. & Sunday, January 21, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Class Fee:  

I = $ 42
II = $ 65
III = $ 71

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Handmade Journals (Workshop)

Instructor: Anne McLeanHandmade Journals

Open to all skill levels. Make your own handbound books perfect for journaling and sketching! Students will learn the basic skills used in decorating book covers, tearing and folding signatures, and a Coptic binding stitch technique using one needle. Explore various methods of enhancing the book with longstitch and pockets. Decorative paper will be provided for the covers, but feel free to bring your own papers, fabric, or wallpaper if you wish. This two-day workshop will include materials for making two medium size books approx. 5” x 7” each.

Saturday, March 17, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. & Sunday, March 18, 9:00 am – 3:00 p.m.

Class Fee:  

I = $ 84
II = $ 114
II = $ 122

Beginner's green asteriskIntroduction to Acrylic Painting

Instructor: Austin Caskie

Acrylic Painting I

A six-week course focused on learning to create with acrylic paint. Emphasis will be placed on drawing and color-mixing aspects of painting. Students primarily will paint from still life and explore different ways in which color interacts. Students are responsible for providing their own supplies and will receive a supply list following registration. (Expect to pay $50–$125 for supplies.) Visit Austin’s website: www.austincaskie.com/art.

Tuesdays [6 weeks], January 9 – February 13, 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Class fee: Includes semester membership for this studio

I = $ 68
II = $ 114
III = $ 126

Beginner's green asteriskIntroduction to Calligraphy (Workshop)

Instructor: Carol Fountain Nix

This course provides a fundamental overview of calligraphy with an emphasis on historical context and modern stylistic applications. Students will use a broad-edge pen to learn to create italic letterforms, which is the basis for all forms of lettering. The focus will be on structure of each letterform to build fundamental skills. Students will also come away with a general understanding of the principles of best practices for lettering and typography, which will prepare them to progress forward with a wide range of lettering styles and tools. Instruction will include a preview of various tools and techniques for modern calligraphy. Supplies included. View Carol’s work at carolfountainnix.com/calligraphy.

Saturday, March 24, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. & Sunday, March 25, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Class fee 

I = $ 64
II = $ 94
III = $ 102

Beginner's green asteriskIntroduction to Drawing

Instructor: Austin CaskieIntro to Drawing

An introductory drawing course where the emphasis will be placed on the fundamentals of design such as composition and mark making. Students will make drawings from still life, collages, and each other while learning how to draw what they see. Students are responsible for providing some of their own supplies and will receive a supply list upon registration.(Expect to pay $25 – $35 for supplies.) Visit Austin’s website: www.austincaskie.com/art.

Mondays [6 weeks], March 12 – April 16, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Class fee: Includes semester membership for this studio

I = $ 68
II = $ 114
III = $ 126

Open to all_blue circleIntroduction to Papermaking

Instructor: Stephanie Smote

Learn 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! Supplies included. To see Smote’s work, visit: teabooksart.com.

Wednesdays [4 weeks], March 14 – April 4, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Class fee 

I = $ 69
II = $ 99
III = $ 107

Open to all_blue circleIntroduction to Screen Printing

Intro to ScreenprintingInstructor:  Dominick Rapone

Students will learn the fundamentals of silkscreen printing including separations, coating, registration, proper printing techniques and terminology. This innovative new class will also cover the process and history of silkscreen printing as an expressive and graphic art form. Hand-drawn, photographic, photocopied and digital color separation techniques will be explored. The class will focus on individual projects of interest to  students and students will produce 2-3 prints. Students will use water-based inks to print on various materials such as paper, fabric, glass, metal and wood. Supplies included. To see Dominick’s work, visit: www.beastlyprints.com.

Thursdays [6 weeks], February 22 – March 29, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

I = $ 93
II = $ 139
III = $ 151

 

Open to all_blue circlePortrait Drawing

Instructor: Jillian Ohl

Portrait DrawingOpen to all skill levels. Learn how to draw expressive portraits! This course 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. Begin by 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.tudents are responsible for providing some of their own supplies from a supply list provided 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], January 11 – February 15, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

I = $ 82
II = $ 128
III = $ 140

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Spring Daffodils in Watercolor (Workshop)

Instructor: Laura AzziSpring Daffodils in Watercolor

Open to all skill levels, no experience necessary. Enjoy painting cheerful spring daffodils using the creative watercolor process and various painting 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.

Saturday, February 17, 10:00 am – 4:00 p.m.

Class fee 

I = $ 35
II = $ 50
III = $ 54

Open to all_blue circleTextile Screen Printing

Instructor:  Dominick Rapone

Students will learn the fundamentals of silkscreen printing including separations, coating, registration, proper printing techniques and terminology. Use water based inks to print on textiles such as T-Shirts, tote bags, leather and other types of fabrics. Produce 2-3 prints on fabric by as well as editions of prints. Supplies included. To see Dominick’s work, visit: www.beastlyprints.com.

Tuesdays [6 weeks], March 6 – April 10, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

I = $ 93
II = $ 139
III = $ 151

Open to all_blue circleUrban Sketching

Instructor: Jillian Ohl

Urban SketchingOpen to all skill levels. Urban sketching is a great way to get out and experience campus through drawing. During this one-day workshop, students will be led to a few stops around campus for plein air drawing and sketching.  Discuss how to quickly capture your environment with simple drawing materials.  Students are encouraged to bring their sketchbook and drawing materials and are responsible for providing some of their own supplies. A supply list will be sent following registration.  (Expect to pay $15 – $25 for supplies at a local art supply store.) Visit Jillian’s artwork at jillianohl.com.

Saturday, April 7, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Class fee 

I = $ 30
II = $ 45
III = $ 49

Open to all_blue circleWatercolor Sunflowers (Workshop)

Instructor: Laura AzziWatercolor Sunflowers

Open to all skill levels, 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!  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, April 15.  12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Class fee 

I = $ 28
II = $ 38
III = $ 41

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 our online Cancellation Form »

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 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.