In-person Glass Classes


Instructor: Deborah Rodgers

An intermediate level class. Push yourself to learn more about the art of stained glass! Explore advanced construction and soldering techniques to create a challenging 2D panel or a 3D project. The class fee covers use of studio tools and supplies such as flux, patina, and polishing compound. Students must purchase their own glass, solder, and foil.

Thursdays [6 weeks] October 1 – November 12 [skip October 29]: 6:30 – 9:30pm  

Skill Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: Students must have completed the Crafts Center’s Introduction to Stained Glass class.

Class fee:   NC State Students – $100   Public – $170      Register for this class»

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



Instructor: Deborah Rodgers

Glass Garden StakeAn intermediate to advanced level class. Add some sparkle to your garden or landscape this fall with a striking 16” x 5” garden stake made from scrap pieces of stained glass, glass nuggets, zinc came and brass rod. Learn construction techniques to create a sturdy, long lasting piece of indoor/outdoor art that will provide year round color and interest in your home or garden.

Friday, December 4: 6:30 – 9:30pm
Saturday, December 5: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, December 6: 10:00am – 4:00pm 

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Prerequisites: Students must have completed the Introduction to Stained Glass class.

Class fee:    NC State Students – $105     Public – $165      Register for this class»


Instructor: Kathy Driggers
Intermediate LampworkingAn intermediate level class. Want to take your bead making to the next level? Want to increase your encasing skills and have some fun with reactive glass? Then this is the class for you. This two day workshop will introduce dot stacking and their use in making interesting encased beads and pendant flowers. The second day will be spent making organic beads using silver glass and silver ivory stringers. The class fee includes glass rods and fuel for use during class.

Saturday, November 7: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, November 8: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Skill Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: Students must have completed the Beginner Bead Making class or the Decorative Glass Bead Making class or be proficient in the basics of lampworking.

Class fee:    NC State Students – $100     Public – $150      Register for this class»



Instructor: Danene Groenke

Reactions in Fused GlassAn intermediate to advanced level class. With the right glass chemistry, a thin colored line or “reaction” can occur when the glass is fused in a kiln. In this class, learn which COE96 colors react together, what reactions are possible with special glasses designed for reactions, and how to create reactions with metal inclusions. An additional supply fee of $20 payable to instructor will cover specialty glasses and metal inclusions.

Mondays [4 weeks], October 12 – November 2: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: Prior glass fusing experience required.

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $80     Public- $125      Register for this class»


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 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.


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.