Glass

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. For classes that are 15 hours and over, students will have access to the studio in which they are enrolled for the duration of the semester. For classes less than 15 hours, students have the option to sign up for other classes and/or purchase a membership.

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 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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3-D Stained Glass Ornaments (Workshop)

Instructor: Deborah Rodgers

3-D Stained Glass OrnamentsCelebrate your holiday season by making 3D ornaments in stained glass. Create one significant piece such as an open- center star, and/or make a series of simpler ornaments to give away as gifts! Various patterns will be available to choose from. Glass and solder is included in the class fee.

Friday, October 20, 6:30 – 9:30 pm, and Saturday & Sunday, October 21 & 22, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

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

Class fee

I = $ 104
II = $ 148
III = $ 159

Beyond Basic Flat Glass

Instructor: Deborah Rodgers

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Beyond Basic Flat Glass

Push yourself to learn more about the art of stained glass! Explore advanced construction and soldering technique as you create a box, lantern, or a more challenging two-dimensional panel. The class fee covers two 12”x12” pieces of stained glass, and studio supplies such as flux, patina, and polishing compound. Students must purchase own solder, foil, and additional glass.

Section A: Tuesday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., October 10 – November 14

Section B: Wednesday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., October 11 – November 15

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

Class fee: Includes semester membership for this studio

I = $ 89
II = $ 136
III = $ 148

Fused Glass Painting

Instructor: Danene Groenke

Fused Glass Painting

An intermediate level class – prior glass fusing experience required. Add color, design, and texture to your fused glass projects in this quick introduction to fusible glass painting. Various techniques including stamping, abstract and picture painting, and the use of thin–fire paper to transfer painted imagery will be explored. A materials fee of $5 payable to the instructor will cover use of paints and specialty supplies. Visit Danene’s website: http://danenkejewelry.blogspot.com/

Monday evenings for 3 weeks, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., October 16 – 30

Prerequisites: Prior glass fusing experience required.

Class fee

I = $ 57
II = $ 80
III = $ 86

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Introduction to Borosilicate Flame Working (Workshop)

Instructor: Jonathan Davis

Intro to Borosilicate Flameworking

Learn to sculpt glass using torches and small rods and tubes of borosilicate glass. You’ll create small figures, vessels, and other glass sculpture. A materials fee of $15 payable to the instructor covers all glass used during the workshop. For more about Jonathan, visit: locallygrownart.com.

Saturday & Sunday, October 28 & 29, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

Class fee

I = $ 65
II = $ 105
III = $ 116

Beginner's green asteriskIntroduction to Lampworking

Instructor: Kathy Driggers

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Make really cool beads from molten glass. Use glass rods and flame to form decorative beads around a metal mandrel. Class fee includes glass rods and fuel for use during class.

Thursday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., August 24 – September 28

Class fee: Includes semester membership for this studio

I = $ 96
II = $ 142
III = $ 154

Beginner's green asteriskIntroduction to Stained Glass

Instructor: Deborah Rodgers

Intro to Stained Glass
Add some color to your world! Learn to cut, foil and solder flat glass using the Tiffany copper foil method while making a simple sun catcher. Students in this beginning level class will also create an 8” x 11” panel using a pattern of their choice. Class fee includes all glass and materials used to make the sun catcher and panel.

Section A: Tuesday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., August 22 – October 3 (skip Sept. 12) 

Section B: Wednesday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., August 23 – October 4 (skip Sept. 13)

Section C: (for NC State Students only) Friday mornings* for 7 weeks, 9:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., August 25 – October 20 (skip Sept. 15)

*Note: Parking on campus during the day prior to 5:00 pm requires a Visitor Parking Permit. Please refer to parking rules and information.  

Class fee: Includes semester membership for this studio

I = $ 99
II = $ 146
III = $ 158

Section C: I = $ 97

Beginner's green asteriskThe Art of Fusing and Slumping

Instructor: Jean Cheely

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An introductory class. Create mosaic patterns of stained glass to be fused or slumped into jewelry components, small plates and bowls. This class combines the excitement of kiln fusing and forming with cutting techniques used in flat glass.  Class fee includes glass and use of tools for projects made during class. Visit Jean’s website: jeancheely.com.

Section A: Monday evenings for 4 weeks, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., August 21 – September 18 (skip Sept. 4)

Section B: Monday mornings* for 4 weeks, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., October 9 – 30

*Note: Parking on campus during the day prior to 5:00 pm requires a Visitor Parking Permit. Please refer to parking rules and information.  

Class fee

I = $81
II = $111
III= $119

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 our online Cancellation Form »

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 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.