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C:LAB Professional Development Series!

Our new C:LAB is a digital maker space for making, prototyping, and extending traditional media practices into commercial production. This dynamic Professional Development series will focus on personal and professional marketing, entrepreneurship, and digital skills-building. Stay tuned as we continue to build the C:LAB by adding new equipment, services, and classes.

Drawing in Adobe Illustrator

Instructor: Greg Carter

Learn how to master the power of drawing vector objects in Adobe Illustrator. Many CAD programs require vector artwork – we’ll teach you how to produce your own! The course will include basic to advanced form making, editing, and transforming. This is a skill for all artists. It will enable you to make templates, jigs, laser files, logos, graphic design, and much more. Students will need to have their own laptop computers.

  • Fridays [3 weeks] August 26 – September 9: 3:00 – 5:00pm
  • Skill Level: Open to all
  • Prerequisites: Students must have a laptop with access to Adobe Illustrator and have access to a printer
  • Class fees:    NC State Students – $25     Public – $50

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

Instructor: Greg Carter

Learn to use Photoshop for photo/imagery retouching and manipulation. This class will offer a focused, hands-on approach that will take students from “creation to completion.” Students will come away with a working knowledge of Photoshop that can be applied to class work, professional development, marketing, design projects, websites, and more. 

  • Fridays [3 weeks] September 16 – 30: 3:00 – 5:00pm
  • Skill Level: Open to all
  • Prerequisites: Students must have a laptop with access to Adobe Illustrator and have access to a printer
  • Class fees:    NC State Students – $25     Public – $50

Personal Branding and Professional Promotion

Instructor: Greg Carter

This class takes students through the entire process of creating a personal, professional brand. Students will learn the creative process for brand development; how to produce brand materials such as a business card and resume; website creation, and the basics of self-promotion. Students will have the opportunity to focus on personal projects. Taught by a digital media professor from NC State’s College of Design, Greg Carter, this class is aimed at supporting students, professionals, and artists in the dynamics of marketing themselves for employment and personal growth. Students will need to have their own laptops or computers.

  • Fridays [6 weeks] October 7 – November 11: 3:00 – 5:00pm
  • Skill Level: Open to all
  • Prerequisites: Students must have a laptop with access to software such as Adobe Indesign, Microsoft Word, or other similar program that can generate type. Must have access to a printer.
  • Class fees:    NC State Students – $50     Public – $95

The Creative Way

Instructor: Louise Radochonski

The cutting edge of our creativity lies in the capacity to take in more than we have already figured out.

Creativity can be elusive, yet it can also empower, amaze, and create true wellbeing. In this workshop, wewill explore tools that can help us build the bridge between the “pragmatic” aspects of our lives and our “less tangible,” creative parts. 

The workbook and exercises presented in The Artist’s Way (Julia Cameron), will serve as a point of departure. Through guided exercises, we will explore our authenticity, identity, and connection. We will also use a variety of techniques to cultivate our creative process. We will practice short mindfulness exercises, draw, write, and have group discussions. Our goal is to explore creativity, what creativity means to us personally, and how to engage it regularly. This is an excellent opportunity to take the time to explore creativity and mindfulness in all aspects of our lives. No drawing or writing experience required. Newsprint paper and drawing materials (India ink, charcoal, graphite sticks, paint brushes) for in-class use are provided. Suggested optional materials you may wish to purchase:

  • Tuesdays [6 weeks] September 6 – October 18 [skip Oct. 11]; 6:30 – 9:30pm
  • Skill Level: Open to all 
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $95     Public – $165     

Register for classes

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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 processing charge of 25% of the registration payment or $25 (whichever is less) will be assessed and the remainder refunded.
• 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.