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. Students will only have access to the studio for the duration of the class to practice during the timeframe in which the class is being conducted. Classes listed with this symbol: Z provide participants options to utilize a PunchCard and/or purchase a ClassPass:

OPTION 1: PunchCard can be utilized for three additional studio visits after the class has ended to complete [only] projects started in class. The card will be made available on the last day of class.

OPTION 2: ClassPass is offered for designated classes and extends studio access beyond the actual time frame of the class. Students enrolled in second session continuing classes [meaning halfway or more through the semester] will be able to purchase a ClassPass to utilize prior to the start of class – pending enrollment verification.

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 and Workshops 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 15, at 9:05 a.m.  NC State students – take advantage of your one-week head start and be sure to get into the class you want!

 

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HANDBUILDING 101

Instructor:
Section A – Fahad Al Suwaidi

handbuilding

An introductory level class – no experience necessary. Pinching, coiling, soft and hard slab construction and extruding are the main methods of hand-building this beginner level class introduces. Students will create functional as well as sculptural forms, such as cups, mugs, bowls and lidded boxes. Surface decoration through slips, stains, and wax, as well as glazing, will be a significant aspect of this class. Studio time outside of class is strongly suggested to build skills as well as finish class projects. Class fee includes one 25 lb. bag of clay [which includes firing] and use of specialty tools needed during class.

 

Section A: [for NC State students only] Mondays [6 weeks], August 26 – October 7 [skip Sept. 2]: 6:30 – 9:30pm    

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level – Section A:  I- $90     Register for this class»

Z This class qualifies for the PunchCard & ClassPass options.

 

 

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INTRODUCTION TO BOROSILICATE GLASS ORNAMENTS  [Workshop]

Instructor: Matthew Sturgess [NC State student]

[For NC State students only]. Learn the basics of solid glass shaping and coloring techniques using torches while developing all the skills necessary to make your very own glass ornaments. Make icicles and other simple shapes and learn how to make a loop so they can be hung as decoration. Class fee includes glass and use of torches & tools to create class projects.

Saturday, October 19: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, October 20: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:  I – $65     Register for this class»

 

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Beginner's green asteriskINTRODUCTION TO GLASS FUSING & SLUMPING

Instructor:  Jo Ellen Westmoreland

Intro to Glass Fusing & Slumping

[For NC State students only]. An introductory level class – no experience necessary. Learn the basics of fusing and forming glass in a kiln. Projects include making small plates, bowls, soap dishes, tiles and jewelry. Create designs with both transparent and opaque glass in a range of colors!  Class fee includes glass and use of tools to create class projects.

Fridays [6 weeks], September 6 – October 18 [skip Oct. 11]: 9:45am – 12:15pm                

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:  I – $95     Register for this class»

Z This class qualifies for the PunchCard & ClassPass options.

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INTRODUCTION TO THE POTTER’S WHEEL

Instructor:  Jake Goodnight [NC State Student]

potter's wheel class

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. 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 [which includes firing] and use of studio tools needed during class.

Section A: [for NC State students only] Mondays [6 weeks], August 26 – October 7 [skip Sept. 2]: 6:30 – 9:30pm
Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level – Section A:  I- $90    Register for this class»

Z This class qualifies for the PunchCard & ClassPass options.

 

CRAFTERNOONS

For NC State students only. 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 of the sessions.

Class fee: $10 per session, all supplies included

Register for one or more of these classes»

Session A Handbuilding with Clay: Use your creative mind in the clay studio, get a little dirty, and build your own Belltower! Work with soft slabs, paddles, and a few other handbuilding techniques to get the job done. Students will glaze in class using velvet AMACO underglazes with a very Wolfpack approved color pallet!
Friday afternoon, 4-7 pm, September 6

Session BHot Glass Beads: Learn to use the lampwork torches to make colorful glass beads.
Friday afternoon 4-7 pm, September 6

Session CPhotocubism: Learn to develop black and white pictures of Bell Tower segments in the darkroom, and arrange them to create a larger, unique picture. You will also learn analog techniques for adding color, shapes, and lettering to enhance their frames.
Friday afternoon 4-7 pm, September 13

Session DPinhole Selfies: Build your own pinhole camera to create stunning, one-of-a-kind, long exposure selfie images. Process your images in the darkroom and learn the basics of photographic chemistry.
Friday afternoon 4-7 pm, September 13

Session EPinhole Selfies: Build your own pinhole camera to create stunning, one-of-a-kind, long exposure selfie images. Process your images in the darkroom and learn the basics of photographic chemistry.
Friday afternoon 4-7 pm, September 20

Session F Enameled Copper Pendant & Earrings: Come ‘play’ with fire while learning to apply powdered glass to metal. In this short session, get a quick, hands-on lesson in basic hot enameling.
Friday afternoon, 4-7 pm, October 4

Session G Turned Wood Flowerpot: Use the wood lathe to turn a block of poplar into a perfect little flowerpot.
Friday afternoon 4-7 pm, October 4

Session HRayograms: This is a fun darkroom art that requires no serious expertise or experience! Learn to paint only using light and shadow! This workshop focuses on using a darkroom enlarger to cast shadow with objects onto photographic paper. Students are encouraged to bring in objects of their own to add an extra personal touch to their shadow paintings!  Friday afternoon 4-7 pm, October 18

Session IEmulsion Lift Selfies: Take your instant photography fascination to the next level! Learn how to separate your picture’s emulsion from the frame and transfer it on to a cold press water color paper, becoming a quasi-painting/photo hybrid.
Friday afternoon 4-7 pm, October 25

Session J Watercolor – Fall Leaves: Learn fun watercolor techniques while painting colorful fall leaves.
Friday afternoon, 4-7 pm, November 1

Session KPhotocubism: Learn to develop black and white pictures of Bell Tower segments in the darkroom, and arrange them to create a larger, unique picture. You will also learn analog techniques for adding color, shapes, and lettering to enhance their frames.
Friday afternoon 4-7 pm, November 8

Session L Stained Glass Ornament: Foil and solder stained glass to create a simple holiday ornament.
Friday afternoon, 4-7 pm, November 8

Session MTurned Wood Pen: Come learn how to use a wood lathe and turn your very own custom wooden twist pen! Start with a block of beautiful hardwood and learn how to shape, sand, finish and assemble a one-of-a-kind handmade twist pen!  Friday afternoon 4-7 pm, November 15

Session N Watercolor – Holiday Cards: Learn fun watercolor painting techniques while painting a snowman motif on folding cards.
Friday afternoon, 4-7 pm, November 15

Session OSimple Cutting Board: Use a variety of woodshop machines and handtools to create a unique custom cutting board great for serving or cutting food
Friday afternoon 4-7 pm, November 8

Session PEmulsion Lift Selfies: Take your instant photography fascination to the next level! Learn how to separate your picture’s emulsion from the frame and transfer it on to a cold press water color paper, becoming a quasi-painting/photo hybrid.
Friday afternoon 4-7 pm, December 6

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Register for classes

See Crafts Center registration guidelines and instructions.

Cancellations

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 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.

Absences

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.