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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Beyond Basic Flat Glass

Instructor: Deborah Rodgers

Beyond Basic Flat Glass

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

Mondays [6 weeks], June 25 – July 30: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.  

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

Class fees by level:  I – $90   II – $135  III – $150    Register for this class»

Includes semester membership for this studio.

Intermediate goldstarBeyond the Basic Bead

Instructor: Kathy Driggers

Intermediate LampworkingWant to take your basic knowledge of glass bead making to the next level? Then this is the class for you. Each week you will learn a new technique you can use to make beads with more intricate designs. You will learn to make complex murrini, flower cain, work in the middle of the mandrel, and encase beads without distorting the designs on the bead. Learn to use bead shapers and presses. If you have a bead press or mold that you have not mastered bring it to class and learn to use it. Supplies included.

Thursdays [4 weeks], June 14 – July 5: 6:30 – 9:30 pm.

Prerequisites: Students must have completed the Introduction to Lampworking or Decorative Glass Bead Making class or be proficient in the basics of lampwork.

Class fees by level:  I – $70   II – $100   III – $110    Register for this class»


Intermediate goldstarGlass in the Garden [Workshop]

Instructor: Deborah Rodgers

Glass Garden StakeAdd some sparkle to your garden or landscape this summer 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 outdoor art that will provide year round color and interest in your landscape.

Friday, June 22: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 23: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 24: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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

Class fees by level:  I – $90  II – $130   III – $140    Register for this class»




Beginner's green asteriskIntroduction to Stained Glass

Instructor: Deborah Rodgers

Intro to Stained GlassAdd 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. The class fee includes glass and materials used to make the sun catcher and panel.

Section A: Tuesdays [6 weeks], May 15 – June 19: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Section B: Wednesdays [6 weeks], May 16 – June 20: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:  I – $100   II – $145   III – $160    Register for this class»

Includes semester membership for this studio.


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.