Classes for NC State Students

The following classes are offered exclusively for NC State students. Registration for NC State students begins Monday, April 11.  NC State students – take advantage of the three-week head start and be sure to get into the class you want!

Crafts Center classes are extracurricular, non-credit classes.

Bike Repair and Maintenance

Instructor: Dylan Lawson (an NC State Student)

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Bike Repair and Maintenance

For NC State students, employees & Centennial Partners only – a Bike Repair Facility in support of the WolfWheels Program! Say goodbye to expensive bike repairs and learn to properly maintain your own bike. (Participating NC State students will receive access to our repair facility for their entire college career and participating employees and Centennial Partners receive access for their entire term of employment at the University!) Whether you are a competitive racer or just a casual rider, this class will provide you with the necessary skills to replace/repair flats, lubricate drive-trains, tune brakes and derailleurs, true wheels, and much more. Students are encouraged to bring their own bikes to learn on. For more about WolfWheels, visit ncsu.edu/wolfwheels.

Section A: Wednesday evenings for 2 weeks, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., February 15 & 22  This class has ended. 

Section B: Thursday evenings for 2 weeks, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., March 16 & 23

Class fee

I = $17
II = $30

2 X Furniture Made Simple

Instructor: George Thomas

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For NC State students only.  No experience needed. Intensely hands-on! From provided 2 x 4’s, build shop savvy while handcrafting a piece of crib chic furniture suitable for your residence hall habitat. Choose from coffee table, end table, or even straight back chair. Following a basic plan, there’s plenty of room to add personal flare as you use planers, saws, drills, sanders and other tools to complete your project. All skill levels welcome.

Friday evenings for 4 weeks, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., January 27 – February 17  This class has ended. 

Class fee (includes a studio pass for the semester)

I = $54

Digital Photography

Instructor: Katy Walls

Digital Photography

For NC State students only.  The digital camera…so much capability that so few people fully comprehend! From learning the various camera controls to exercising the options of how and when they are best used, students in this nuts and bolts class will gain the confidence needed to capture that perfect instant. Learn to use your own SLR camera or use one of our Nikon D3000 loaners in order to get the most out of this series of hands-on discussions and photo shoots. Bring your own SD card. For more about Katy’s work, visit katyswalls.tumblr.com.

Section C: Monday evenings for 4 weeks, 5:30 – 8:30 pm, March 20 – April 10

This class has filled.  Add your name to the waitlist »

Class fee (includes a studio pass for the semester)

I = $33

Introduction to Stained Glass

Instructor: Deborah Rodgers

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For NC State students only. Learn to cut, foil and solder flat glass using the Tiffany
copper foil method while making a simple sun catcher. Students in this beginning level class will also create an 8” x 11” panel using a pattern of their choice. Class fee includes glass and materials used to make the suncatcher and the panel.

Friday mornings for 6 weeks, 9:45 am – 12:15 pm, January 20 – February 24   This class has ended. 

Class fee (includes a studio pass for the semester)

I = $70

Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel

Instructor: Jo Ellen Westmoreland

Intro to Potter's Wheel

For NC State students only.  Would you like to learn how to work on the pottery wheel? This class covers the fundamentals of throwing basic forms: wedging, centering, pulling & shaping walls to make cylinder forms, mugs, and bowls. You then will learn to trim and glaze to create finished pots. Practice time outside of class is strongly suggested to develop throwing skills. Class fee includes one 25# bag of clay and use of studio tools needed during class.

Section D: (for NC State Students only) Friday mornings for 6 weeks, 9:45 am – 12:15 p.m., January 20 – February 24  

This class has ended. 

Class fee (includes a studio pass for the semester)

I = $64

Making the Longboard Skateboard Deck

Instructor: Caleb Gallentine (an NC State student)

Making the Longboard Skateboard Deck

For NC State students only.  No experience needed. Intensely hands-on! Make a custom-sized longboard skateboard you can ride and enjoy for years. Students will learn to laminate plys of Baltic birch into the necessary complex curves. The form will then be cut with the band saw, drilled, routed and sanded to final shape. By the end of the three classes, you will have a finished longboard deck ready for wheels. The class fee includes Baltic birch plywood, glue and use of all tools to make one board of your own design.

Section A: Monday evenings for 3 weeks, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.,  January 30 – February 13  Section A has ended.

Section B: Monday evenings for 3 weeks, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., March 13 – 27  Section B has filled.  Add your name to the waitlist »

Class fee (includes a studio pass for the semester)

I = $43

NC State Block “S” Knitted Scarf

Instructor: Azlyn Arnett (an NC State student)

nc-state-block-s-knitted-scarfFor NC State students only. No experience necessary. Learn the basics of knitting,
changing colors, and pattern reading while making a neck scarf with the block ‘S’ motif in Wolfpack red, white and black. Go State! Students are responsible for providing their own supplies and will receive a supply list upon registration.

Tuesday evenings for 4 weeks, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m., January 17 – February 7   Sorry, this class has been cancelled.

Class fee (does NOT include a studio pass for the semester)

I = $28

Woodturning Boot Camp

Instructor: Alex Barnes (an NC State student)

Woodturning RodeoFor NC State students only. Learn to spin wood into any shape you wish!  The Friday evening session will provide an intensely hands-on introduction to the wood lathe, spindle turning, and all of the many shapes that can be made. On Saturday, students can expect a fast-paced day of making tea bowls with the final challenge being a goblet. Class fee includes all wood and tools for use in this class. This class also includes a studio pass for the remainder of the semester so that you can continue practicing your newfound skill.

Friday evening, March 24, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 25, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

This class has filled.  Add your name to the waitlist »

Class fee (includes a studio pass for the semester)

I = $43

Crafternoons  

For NC State students only; no experience necessary. Don’t have time to commit to a full-length crafts class? Come join us for an afternoon of fun and learning! Register for one or more sessions.

Class fee : $5 per session, all supplies included (does not include studio access for the semester)

  • Session G – Watercolor Daffodils: Learn fun watercolor painting techniques while painting cheerful spring daffodils.
    Friday afternoon, 4-7 pm, March 17  
  • Session A Woodturned Goblet: Turn a goblet from wood suitable for toasting the new year.
    Friday afternoon 4-7 pm, January 20  Session A has ended.
  • Session BHot Glass Beads: Learn to use the lampwork torches to melt glass rod to form colorful glass beads.  Friday afternoon, 4-7 pm, February 3   Session B has ended.  
  • Session CGlass Memory Pendant: Capture your college memories between two pieces of glass soldered and adorned to make a personalized pendant (use our images or bring your own 2D artwork around 1.5” x 1.5” in size).
    Friday afternoon, 4-7 pm, February 17   Session C has ended.  
  • Session D Clay Trinket Boxes: Make a small handbuilt clay box to hold special little items.
    Friday afternoon 4-7 pm, February 10  Session D has ended.  
  • Session EClay Bowl: Use the potter’s wheel to create a simple bowl or cup made from clay! Friday afternoon, 4-7 pm, February 10  Session E has ended.  
  • Session FWire Wrap Ring & Earrings: Learn basic wire wrapping techniques to craft a ring & earrings from craft wire and beads.
    Friday afternoon, 4-7 pm, February 17  Session F has ended.  

Register for classes

See Crafts Center registration guidelines and instructions.

Cancellations

To receive a refund, you must notify the Crafts Center staff of a cancellation at least seven days before the class or workshop begins; $10 is non-refundable. If the class or workshop is cancelled by the Crafts Center, you will receive a full refund.

Absences

To get the most out of your class, we recommend you attend each session. We do not offer 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.