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For Faculty and Staff Only

Take a BREAK from workday stress to MAKE something creative and fun at The Crafts Center this semester! Register for one or more sessions!

  • For NC State University Faculty & Staff only.

Class fee: $25 per session, all supplies included 

Registration for these classes begins on November 28 at 9:00am   

Session A – Intuitive Fabric Compositions: Looking for a way to recharge, destress, and why not? Discover a new approach? This class is for you! Learn techniques for free styling with stitches on fabric. I will share with you an intuitive way to start a textile art piece from scratch. How I combine fabrics, colors, textures, and specific stitches. How I go about developing a composition and letting serendipity lead the way.
Thursday, 11:30am – 1:30pm, January 19

Session B – Enameled Copper Pendant: 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.
Thursday, 11:30am – 1:30pm,  January 19

Intro to Lampworking

Session C – Hot Glass Beads: Play with fire! Learn to use the lampwork torches to make colorful glass beads.
Friday, 11:30am – 1:30pm, January 20

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Session DTurned 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 12:00 – 3:00pm, February 3

Session E – Turned Bottle Stopper: Come learn how to use a wood lathe and turn your very own custom wooden bottle stopper.
Friday afternoon 12:00 – 3:00pm, February 17

Session F – Watercolor Tulips: Learn fun watercolor techniques while painting colorful spring tulips.
Thursday, 11:30am – 1:30pm, March 2

Session G – Turned Ice Cream Scoop: Come learn how to use a wood lathe and turn your very own custom wooden ice cream scoop for all the Howling Cow you’ll be enjoying!!
Friday afternoon 12:00 – 3:00pm, March 3

Session I – Turned Bottle Opener: Come learn how to use a wood lathe and turn your very own custom wooden bottle opener. It’s good for gifts and a great addition to your kitchen ware.
Friday afternoon 12:00 – 3:00pm, March 24

Session J – Pottery Wheel: Try your hands at the potter’s wheel while making a clay bowl or cup during this fun crafternoon activity! Pick you favorite piece to be glazed and finished in the Crafts Center’s gas kiln!
Friday afternoon, 10:00am – 1:00pm,  March 31

Session K – Beaded Earrings: Learn the basics of beaded earrings and make at least one pair of simple bead earrings.  Thursday, 11:30am – 1:30pm,  April 6

Session L – Cell Phone Stand: Make a wooden cell phone stand for your desk or nightstand
Friday afternoon 12:00 – 3:00pm, April 7

Session M – Turned Acorn: An Oak City Special! Come learn to turn a wood acorn for decorating your office or home
Friday afternoon 12:00 – 3:00pm, April 21

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.