Classes for NC State Students

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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The following classes are offered exclusively for NC State students. Fall registration for NC State students begins Monday, July 17, at 9:05 a.m.  NC State students – take advantage of your three-week head start and be sure to get into the class you want!

Beginner's green asteriskIntroduction 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 is a perfect introduction to working in our Clay Studio and covers the fundamentals of throwing basic forms: wedging, centering, pulling and shaping walls to make cylinder forms, mugs and bowls. Then 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 lb. bag of clay, firing, and use of studio tools needed during class.

Section E: Friday mornings for 6 weeks, 9:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., August 25 – September 29 

Class fee: Includes semester membership for this studio

I = $81

Beginner's green asteriskIntroduction to Stained Glass

Instructor: Deborah Rodgers

For NC State students only. 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 from a selection of patterns provide by the instructor. The class fee includes all glass and materials used to make the sun catcher and panel.

Section C: Friday mornings for 7 weeks, 9:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., August 25 – October 20 (skip Sept. 15) 

Class fee: Includes semester membership for this studio

I = $97

Open to all_blue circleWoodturning Rodeo

Instructor: Zach Gregory

For NC State students only. Learn to spin wood in this rapid- fire, intensively hands-on introduction to the lathe and all of the many shapes that it can make. Emphasis will be on experiencing making concepts rather than in making the perfect form. On Friday, we’ll turn a small bowl and matching chopsticks. On Saturday, expect a fast-paced day of making a goblet, lidded box and maybe even a spinning top or two! Class fee includes all wood and tools for use in this class.

Date Changed!

Friday, October 27, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 28, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Class fee

I = $57


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 : $10 per session, all supplies included (studio membership not included)

Session A
Clay Bowl: Try your hands at the potter’s wheel, making a clay bowl during this fun crafternoon activity! Students will pick their favorite piece to be glazed and finished in the Crafts Center’s gas kiln!
Friday afternoon, 4-7 pm, September 1

Session BSquish Dishes: Roll slabs and play with texture to create two pieces – each to be glazed and finished in the Crafts Center’s gas and raku kilns!
Friday afternoon, 4-7 pm, September 1

Session CDNA Pendant and Earrings: Learn basic wire wrapping techniques to craft a scientifically accurate DNA pendant and earrings from craft wire and beads.
Friday afternoon, 4-7 pm, September 8

Session D Hanging Wood Planter: Make a small hanging planter for your room to house a small, self–sufficient air plant.
Friday afternoon 4-7 pm, September 15 

Session EWood-Turned Bowl: Use the wood lathe to turn and block of poplar into the perfect little bowl.
Friday afternoon, 4-7 pm, October 13

Session FGlass Holiday Ornament: Cut and solder stained glass to create a simple holiday ornament.
Friday afternoon, 4-7 pm, October 27

Session G – Watercolor Pears: Learn fun watercolor painting techniques while painting a beautiful still life of pears.
Friday afternoon, 4-7 pm, November 3

Session H – Hot Glass Beads: Learn to use the lampwork torches to make colorful glass beads.
Friday afternoon, 4-7 pm, December 1


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 our online Cancellation Form »

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 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.