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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.

Creating Digital Images for Multiple Applications

Instructors: Greg Carter & and Aditya Munde (an NC State student)

Today, there are so many ways to create designs that have limitless applications: illustration, branding, lasercutting, engraving, Wazer/waterjet cutting [metal/glass/stone], 3D printing, AI, sand carving, embroidery, and more!

 It all starts with learning to take an idea and translate it into a digital, “vector,” image. You can learn to design, produce, and apply your designs in the Crafts Center’s new C:LAB. Once you create the design and digitize it, you will have it forever. This also applies to templates, jigs, guides, and molds.

Our instructors will guide you through each step and help you create an array of personalized items.

Whether it’s your personal brand or your business, club, or organization – we’ll take you through a series of easy steps to enable you to create limitless works.

Applications for this class include: an engraved travel cup, a luggage or key tag, and a metal or glass application. Additional materials and studio time may be purchased at the front desk. You will also be able to bring in one [approved] item of your own.

Wednesdays [6 weeks] January 18 – February 22; 6:30 – 9:30pm 

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Prerequisites: You must bring your own laptop with a vector drawing capability: Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator.
    [Please note: you can download a trial version of most software programs.]

Class fees by level:  NC State students – $95    Public – $65

Narrative Art

Instructor: Jon Stuart

Ever thought about learning how to narrate a story by illustrating it? Powerful messages begin with images. This class is for all levels so you don’t need to be an illustrator to learn these techniques. If you enjoy comic strips, graphic novels, and illustrated books, you will love this class! By breaking down the process into steps (from concept to execution), you will learn to effectively lead your audience through a well thought out narrative told through a series of pictures

This class is designed to be independent of software and computer systems. However, you are welcome to bring your computer and any software [Adobe, Corel Draw, etc.]. Please bring a sketchbook/notebook and basic drawing tools. Vistit Jon’s website:

Wednesdays [6 weeks] Mar. 1 – April 12 [skip Mar. 15]; 6:30 – 9:30pm

  • Skill Level: All skill levels
  • Prerequisites: None

Class fees:    NC State Students – $70     Public – $140

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 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.