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.  Spring registration for NC State students begins Monday, November 18, 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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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.

Thursdays [5 weeks] February 13 – March 26 [skip February 27 and March 12]: 6:30 – 9:30pm               

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:  I – $95     Register for this class»  [Link goes live on Nov. 18 at 9:05 am for NC State students only]

[Class includes a PUNCH CARD and eligibility for a CLASS PASS]

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INTRODUCTION TO THE POTTER’S WHEEL

Instructor:  Jake Goodnight [NC State Student]

potter's wheel classThis 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 C: [for NC State students only] Tuesdays [6 weeks] March 17 – April 21: 6:30 – 9:30pM

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     I – $90     Register for this class»  [Link goes live on Nov. 18 at 9:05 am for NC State students only]

 [Class includes a PUNCH CARD and eligibility for a CLASS PASS]

 

 

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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»   [Link goes live on Nov. 18 at 9:05 am for NC State students only]

Session A Enameled Copper Pendant and 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, January 10

Session B 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, January 17

Session CHot Glass Beads: Learn to use the lampwork torches to make colorful glass beads.
Friday afternoon 4-7 pm, January 24

Session D Turned 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, January 24

 Session ECyanotype: Create photos using the sun and the power of iron salts! Cyanotype printing is a process that involves using up from the sun to activate the chemistry and create a blue tinted photographic print! Cyanotype is a quick and fun process – bring items from home to personalize your prints!
Friday afternoon 4-7 pm, February 7

Session F Pottery Wheel: 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 afternoon, 4-7 pm, February 7

Session G Relief Carving and Painting on Wood: Using a variety of relief (surface) carving and painting techniques, lean to make artwork from rustic wood pieces. Friday afternoon, 4-7 pm, February 7

Session H Stained Glass Suncatchers: Foil and solder stained glass to create a colorful cactus motif suncatcher for a sunny window.
Friday afternoon, 4-7 pm, February 28

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 4-6 pm, March 20

Session JFused Glass: Create unique designs by cutting and layering fusible glass into various patterns and shapes. Fire in a kiln to fuse [melt] the glass into one piece to create an ornament or suncatcher or slump-fuse into a mold to make a small plate or trinket dish.
Friday afternoon 4-7 pm, March 20

Session K Watercolor – Easy Landscape: Learn fun watercolor painting techniques while painting an easy landscape.
Friday afternoon, 4-7 pm, April 3

Session L Simple Cutting Board: Use a variety of woodshop machines and hand tools to create a unique custom cutting board great for serving or cutting food.
Friday afternoon 4-7 pm, April 17

Session MTee-shirts Tie-Dye For: Bring your own white or light colored T-shirts and learn to use colorful dyes and tying techniques to create your own fun, colorful shirt.
Friday afternoon 4-5 pm, April 17

Session NTee-shirts Tie-Dye For: Bring your own white or light colored T-shirts and learn to use colorful dyes and tying techniques to create your own fun, colorful shirt.
Friday afternoon 5-6 pm, April 17

Register for one or more of these classes»    [Link goes live on Nov. 18 at 9:05 am for NC State students only]

 


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.