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For Faculty and Staff Only

This summer, take a BREAK and learn to MAKE something wonderful! We are launching a new series of classes for NC State faculty and staff called, BREAK to MAKE. These are shorter classes specifically designed for our fellow Pack colleagues. Treat yourself and your team!

Class fee: $25 per session, all supplies included 

Registration for these classes begins on April 25 at 9:00am   

Register for one or more Break to Make classes»

Session A – Clay:Craft your very own pair of ceramic bowls or mugs or one of each! Take a break from your norm and get those hands a little dirty while you follow simple steps, play with texture, and make clay magic! Work with a variety of clay and tools, provided by the clay studio. Finished products will be available for pick-up after glazing and firing.
Thursday, May 19, 3-5 pm

Intro to Lampworking

Session B –Hot Glass Beads: Learn to use the lampwork torches to make colorful glass beads.
Thursday, May 26, 11:30am – 1:30pm

Leather Lanyard and ID Badge image

Session C – Leather ID Badge Holder & Lanyard: Come take a break and make a timeless holder for your NC State ID card and credit cards. You will make your very own badge holder and learn some basic leather sewing, tooling and dyeing. And YES, the holder works with campus door card readers – without you having to remove your ID!
Thursday, June 2, 11:30am – 1:30pm

Session D – Poppies in Watercolor: Learn fun watercolor techniques while painting vibrant red poppies.
Thursday, June 9, 11:30am – 1:30pm

Session E – Silk Scarf Dyeing: Create stunning silk scarfs dyed using men’s neckties!
Wednesday, June 15, 11:30am – 1:30pm

Session F – Simple Charcuterie Board: Use a variety of woodshop machines and hand tools to create a unique custom cutting board great for serving or cutting food.
Thursday, June 30, 3-5 pm

Session G – Fused 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.
Thursday, July 14, 3-5 pm

Session H – Bead and Wire Wrap Jewelry: Have you ever wanted to make your own rings out of beads, buttons, or “found objects” that were sentimental to you? Do you want to learn basic jewelry tool and wire-wrapping techniques? If so, this ring class is just for you!
Thursday, July 21, 3-5 pm

Register for one or more Break to Make classes»

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 processing charge of 25% of the registration payment or $25 (whichever is less) will be assessed and the remainder refunded.
• 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.