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. Spring registration for NC State students begins Monday, November 13, 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

Instructors:  Section D – Jo Ellen Westmoreland; Section G – Jake Goodnight (an NC State student)

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 the Clay Studio and covers the fundamentals of throwing basic forms: wedging, centering, pulling and shaping walls to make cylinder forms, mugs and bowls. Learn to trim and glaze to create finished pots. Practice time outside of class is strongly suggested to develop throwing skills. Class fee includes a 25 lb. bag of clay, kiln firings, and use of studio tools needed during class.

Section DFridays [6 weeks], January 12 – February 16, 9:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Section G: Fridays [6 weeks], March 16 – April 27 (skip March 30), 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Class fees by level:  I – $81 (Section D); I – $90 (Section G)
Includes semester membership for this studio.


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
 Handbuilt Mug

Instructor: Fahad AlSuwaidi (NC State student)

Learn to use our vertical slab roller and customize the surface with a variety of stamps and patterns in the studio. Students will make a mug and  pick their favorite glaze for firing in the Crafts Center’s gas kiln!
Friday, February 2, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.


Session BPottery Wheel

Instructor: Jake Goodnight (NC State student)

Try your hands at the potter’s wheel while making a clay bowl or cup during this fun crafternoon activity! Students will pick their favorite piece to be glazed and finished in the Crafts Center’s gas kiln!
Friday, February 2, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.


Crafternoons - Hot Glass Beads

Session CHot Glass Beads!

Instructor: Kathy Driggers

Learn to use the lampwork torches to make colorful glass beads.
Friday, February 16, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.


Session DWatercolor Tulips

Instructor: Laura Azzi

Enjoy learning basic watercolor techniques while painting colorful spring tulips.
Friday, March 16, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.


Session EBookbinding

Instructor: Dominick Rapone

Create a book from one piece of paper; books can be based on text, images or a combination of both.  We will discuss different types of bindings and also content for the books.
Friday, March 23, 4:00 – 7:00 pm


Crafternoons - Stained Glass SuncatcherSession FStained Glass Suncatcher

Instructor: Deborah Rodgers

Cut, foil, and solder stained glass to create a colorful suncatcher.
Friday, April 6, 4:00 – 7:00 pm   


Session G – Leather Key Fob

Instructor: Gina Fry

Learn to do some leather sewing, dieing and tooling to make your own key fob. A great stress-buster session!
Friday, April 20, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.


Session H – Making Handmade Seed Paper

Instructor: Smote

Do you have a ton of old paper or shredded documents lying around?  Want to do something good for the earth? Come learn how to make handmade paper embedded with real seeds in celebration of Earth Month at NC State. We’ll show you how to fold your beautiful new handmade paper into seed packets as well.
Friday, April 6, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.


Session I: Wood Pen Turning

Instructor: Zach Gregory

Come learn how to use a lathe and turn your very own custom wooden twist pen! In this activity you will start with a block of wood and learn how to shape, sand, finish and assemble a one-of-a-kind pen!
Friday, February 23, 4:00 – 6:00 pm


Session J: Wood Bowl Turning

Instructor: Zach Gregory

Learn to use the wood lathe to turn a block of wood into the perfect little bowl.
Friday, March 16, 4:00 – 7:00 pm


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.