For glass classes and studio use, participants must be age 18 or older, or a currently enrolled NC State student, and have health insurance. All classes include a pass for access to the Glass Studio for the current semester. Workshops do not include a studio pass. The studio is available for use without taking a class.
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Crafts Center classes are extracurricular, non-credit classes.
Instructor: Kathy Driggers
An 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 & Sunday, July 8 & 9, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Prerequisites: Students must have completed the Lampworking 101 or Decorative Glass Bead Making class or be proficient in the basics of lampwork.
I = $ 62
II = $ 93
III = $ 101
Introduction to Stained Glass
Instructor: Deborah Rodgers
New section of this class has been added!
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., June 6 – July 18 (skip July 4)
Section B: Wednesday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., June 7 – July 19 (skip July 5)
Section C: Thursday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., June 8 – July 20 (skip July 6)
I = $ 78
II = $ 118
III = $ 128
The Art of Fusing and Slumping
Instructor: Jean Cheely
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.
Monday evenings for 4 weeks, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., June 26 – July 24 (skip July 3)
I = $61
II = $88
Wind Chimes and Mobiles
Instructor: Deborah Rodgers
Take some stained glass, add wire & metal, perhaps some beads or broken china and mix well to create the perfect recipe for a summer wind chime or mobile. Brighten up your home or residence hall room with colorful glass “dancing” in the sunlight.
Friday, July 14, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm; Saturday & Sunday, July 15 & 16, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Prerequisites: Students must have completed the Introduction to Stained Glass class or have equivalent experience.
I = $ 77
II = $ 115
III = $ 124
Register for classes
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To receive a refund, you must notify the Crafts Center staff of a cancellation at least seven days before the class or workshop begins; $10 is non-refundable. If the class or workshop is cancelled by the Crafts Center, you will receive a full refund.
If you find you need to cancel out of a class you have registered for, please use our online Cancellation Form »
To get the most out of your class, we recommend you attend each session. We do not offer make-up sessions for missed classes.
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.