Wood

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. Students will only have access to the studio for the duration of the class to practice during the timeframe in which the class is being conducted. Classes listed with this symbol: Z provide participants options to utilize a PunchCard and/or purchase a ClassPass:

OPTION 1: PunchCard can be utilized for three additional studio visits after the class has ended to complete [only] projects started in class. The card will be made available on the last day of class.

OPTION 2: ClassPass is offered for designated classes and extends studio access beyond the actual time frame of the class. Students enrolled in second session continuing classes [meaning halfway or more through the semester] will be able to purchase a ClassPass to utilize prior to the start of class – pending enrollment verification.

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 and Workshops 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:   Prereq Icon Key


 

ADVANCED TURNING: BALL IN BOWL [Workshop]

Instructor: Bob Reuss

This one day workshop for advanced turners will include making a shop crafted jig for creating spheres, techniques for creating and finishing a sphere, and creating and finishing a bowl specially designed to both display and spin the sphere in a rotary motion. This is a sophisticated toy that both adults and kids will spend enjoyable time playing with. All necessary wood, abrasives, and finishing materials will be furnished for a fee of $10 payable to the instructor on the day of the workshop.

Saturday, February 22: 9:00am – 5:00pm 

Prerequisite: Completion of an introductory woodturning class

Class fees by level:     I – $40     II – $60     III – $65     Register for this class»  [Link goes live on Nov. 18 at 9:05 am for NC State students only.  Registration for non-students goes live on Nov. 25 at 9:05am]

 

ADVANCED TURNING: NATURAL EDGE BOWL [Workshop]

Instructor: Bob Reuss

In this one day workshop you will learn all about natural edge bowls.This class will cover types of natural edge turning blanks, preparation of the blanks and how to retain the bark.The first part of the day will feature multiple demonstrations on turning techniques as well as turning your very own natural edge bowl. In the second half of the day you will learn to create a shallow form bowl with a foot. All necessary wood, abrasives and finishing materials will be furnished for a fee of $10 payable to the instructor on the day of the workshop.

Saturday, January 25: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Prerequisite: Completion of an introductory woodturning class

Class fees by level:     I – $40     II – $60     III – $65     Register for this class»  [Link goes live on Nov. 18 at 9:05 am for NC State students only.  Registration for non-students goes live on Nov. 25 at 9:05am]

 

BIRD – MOUTH BOWLS [Workshop]

Instructor: Norm Cloutier

Branch wood can be used to create small bowls with this interesting form that incorporates bark in the rim. The shape is reminiscent of a baby bird looking for food. Somewhere between a bowl and hollow form, this simple project will engage all your basic turning skills and your ability to plan, perceive, and achieve a finished form. Whether footed or made round-bottom, these whimsical pieces make excellent gifts as miniature bud vases, homes for air plants, or simply desktop conversation pieces. Wood will be provided but students are welcome to bring their own log sections — no wider than 4-5 inches and shorter than 8 inches long.

Section A: Sunday, March 1: 12:00 – 3:00pm
Section B: Sunday, March 29: 12:00 – 3:00pm

Prerequisite: Completion of an introductory woodturning class

Class fees by level:     I – $25     II – $30     III – $35     Register for this class»  [Link goes live on Nov. 18 at 9:05 am for NC State students only.  Registration for non-students goes live on Nov. 25 at 9:05am]

 

IMAGES AND SCRIPT: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE SHOPBOT CNC ROUTER

Instructor: Stephen Reeves

Images and Script_Intro to ShopbotAn introduction to the Crafts Center’s ShopBot router, students will design imagery, create tool paths and execute basic cuts. CAD [computer-aided design] software will be used to develop imagery before setting up the machine to cut and inlay designs into matching pockets on contrasting hardwood. Engraving of script and other designs will be explored to embellish wooden plaques. Class fee includes practice wood and cutting furnished during the class. You must provide your own bits for use outside of class.

Section A: Fridays [3 weeks] January 17 – 31: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Section B: Fridays [3 weeks] March 6 – March 27 [skip March 13]: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: Must be proficient in CAD software and digital rendering.

Class fees by level:     I – $50     II – $75     III – $80     Register for this class»  [Link goes live on Nov. 18 at 9:05 am for NC State students only.  Registration for non-students goes live on Nov. 25 at 9:05am]

 

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INTRODUCTION TO WOODWORKING

Instructor:Tyler Brezina [NC State student]

How to Use Woodshop Machines and Handtools

Interested in woodworking and have never been exposed to the larger machines, tools, and processes? Students in this introductory hands-on class will learn the skill sets of machine woodworking while constructing a Maple/Cherry cutting board and a desktop book rack perfect for home or dorm use. Class fee includes wood, hardware, and use of tools during class.

Section A: Tuesdays [6weeks] January 7 – February 11: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Section B: Tuesdays [6 weeks] March 17 – April 21: 6:30 – 9:30pm  

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     I – $100     II – $145     III – $155   Register for this class»  [Link goes live on Nov. 18 at 9:05 am for NC State students only.  Registration for non-students goes live on Nov. 25 at 9:05am]

Z [Class includes a PUNCH CARD and eligibility for a CLASS PASS]

 

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INTRODUCTION TO WOODTURNING

Instructors: Bill Wallace and Jim Wallace

Woodturning-Summer 2018Turn wooden bowls and spindles! In this introductory class, students will have the opportunity to explore the very different experiences found in turning the side grain of a spindle and the end grain found in making a bowl. The class fee includes plenty of wood and use of lathe tools during class and studio. Visit Bill’s website: http://newlightwoodworks.com/and Jim Wallace’s website at https://jimwallacewoodturning.com/.

Section A: Tuesdays [6 weeks] January 7 – February 11: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Section B: Tuesdays [6 weeks] March 17 – April 21: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     I – $95     II – $140     III – $150

Register for this class»  [Link goes live on Nov. 18 at 9:05 am for NC State students only.  Registration for non-students goes live on Nov. 25 at 9:05am]

Z [Class includes a PUNCH CARD and eligibility for a CLASS PASS for woodturning only]

 

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INTRODUCTORY MACHINE TOOLS

Instructor: Willie Wolf

If you want to learn safe operating procedures of woodworking machines without working on a project, this class is for you! You will learn the basic functionality and proper use of the major woodworking machines including the jointer, planer, table saw, miter saw, router table, drill press, radial arm saw, and band saw. You will be qualified to purchase a wood shop membership pass upon completion of this class.

Section A: Saturdays [3 weeks] February 1 – 15: 9:00am – 1:00pm

Section B: Saturdays [3 weeks] March 21 – April 4: 9:00am – 1:00pm 

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     I – $55     II – $85     III – $90     Register for this class»  [Link goes live on Nov. 18 at 9:05 am for NC State students only.  Registration for non-students goes live on Nov. 25 at 9:05am]

 

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MARQUETRY [Workshop]

Instructor: Beth Woody

Marquetry_crBethWoody_story block imageHave you ever wanted to make the lovely imagery or floral inserts used in fine furniture and intricately detailed pictures?  You can!  Not only will students in this hands-on workshop learn the history of this ancient art form, they will also cut veneer with hand-operated fret saws and knives while creating their own beautiful marquetry picture. A $25 materials fee payable to the instructor at the end of the workshop covers veneer and use of all tools needed to complete one picture. Additional supplies will be available for purchase.

Saturday, April 18, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, April 19, 9:00am – 5:00pm 

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     I – $70     II – $115     III – $125     Register for this class»  [Link goes live on Nov. 18 at 9:05 am for NC State students only.  Registration for non-students goes live on Nov. 25 at 9:05am]

 

PROJECT CLASS: BUILDING AN ARTIST EASEL

Instructor: Jimmy Lewis [NC State student]

Students will design and build an A-frame style easel out of domestic hardwood. This design uses adjustable rests for easy painting of canvasses large and small. Students will be challenged to cut precise slots for the adjustable rests. Each easel will come out a little different based on what each student wants

Sundays [5 weeks] January 26 – February 23: 12:00 – 3:00pm 

Prerequisite: Completion of an introductory woodworking class with basic woodworking skills.

Class fees by level:    I – $100      II – $140      III – $150     Register for this class»  [Link goes live on Nov. 18 at 9:05 am for NC State students only.  Registration for non-students goes live on Nov. 25 at 9:05am]

Z [Class includes a PUNCH CARD and eligibility for a CLASS PASS]

 

PROJECT CLASS: CONTEMPORARY BENCH

Instructor: Willie Wolf

This project class will instruct participants on how to build a contemporary bench made from domestic hardwood. The construction challenges are precisely cutting and fitting double tenons and mortises. You will learn how to cut precision double tenon and mortise joinery using the table saw and mortising machine. Hand tool skills using chisels and hand planes are essential in fitting and finishing the bench. The bench top is fixed to the legs using threaded steel inserts and ¼” hex bolts. Students should be well versed in milling boards to exact specifications and precisely measuring and marking joinery. Expect to spend $50 – $150 for materials, depending on choice of project and wood used. Glue and fasteners are provided.

Mondays [6 weeks] January 27 – March 2: 6:30pm – 9:30pm 

Prerequisites: Completion of an introductory woodworking class with basic woodworking skills.

Class fees by level:  I – $80   II – $125   III – $135    Register for this class»  [Link goes live on Nov. 18 at 9:05 am for NC State students only.  Registration for non-students goes live on Nov. 25 at 9:05am]

Z [Class includes a PUNCH CARD and eligibility for a CLASS PASS]

 

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PROJECT CLASS: MAKING THE LONGBOARD SKATEBOARD DECK

Instructor: Braden Walker

No experience needed. Intensely hands-on! Make a custom-sized longboard skateboard you can ride and enjoy for years. Students will learn to laminate plys of Baltic birch into the necessary complex curves. The form will then be cut with the band saw, drilled, routed and sanded to final shape. By the end of the three classes you will have a finished longboard deck ready for wheels. The class fee includes Baltic birch plywood, glue, and use of all tools to make one board of your own design [trucks and wheels not included].

Section A: Thursdays [3 weeks] January 16 – 30: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Section B: Thursdays [3 weeks] April 2 – 16: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    I – $55      II – $75      III – $85     Register for this class»  [Link goes live on Nov. 18 at 9:05 am for NC State students only.  Registration for non-students goes live on Nov. 25 at 9:05am]

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PROJECT CLASS: TURNED STOOL

Instructor: Bill Wallace

In this class you will have several design options available. We will be doing a tapered wedged mortise and tenon joint to attach the legs to the seat.  The tapered tenon will be turned on the lathe. The rest of the legs can either be turned or made on a shave horse using tools such as a drawknife, spoke shave, or hand planes. The seat of the stool can either be turned or done free form. Prior turning experience is helpful but not necessary. Open to all skill levels. Visit Bill’s website: http://newlightwoodworks.com/.

Tuesdays [6 weeks] February 18 – March 31 [skip March 10]: *2:00 – 5:00pm  

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     I – $105     II – $150     III – $160      Register for this class»  [Link goes live on Nov. 18 at 9:05 am for NC State students only.  Registration for non-students goes live on Nov. 25 at 9:05am]

*Note: Parking on campus prior to 5:00pm requires a Visitor Parking Permit [$10 daily].

Z [Punch Card and Class Pass eligibility for Woodturning only.]

 

PROJECTS IN WOOD

Instructor: Tim Bevacqua Projects in Wood

After completing the introductory woodworking class, are you eager to get started on your next woodworking project? From a plan and materials of your own choosing, discussion on the first night is aimed at getting you going. From there, this class will be all hands-on, requiring possible time outside of class to complete your project. Expect to spend $50 – $125 for materials, depending on choice of project and wood used. Students furnish own materials based upon project selected.

Section A: Wednesdays [6 weeks] January 8 – February 12: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Section B: Wednesdays [6 weeks] March 18 – April 22: 6:30 – 9:30pm 

Prerequisite: Completion of an introductory woodworking class with basic woodworking skills.

Class fees by level:     I – $75     II – $120     III – $130    Register for this class»  [Link goes live on Nov. 18 at 9:05 am for NC State students only.  Registration for non-students goes live on Nov. 25 at 9:05am]

Z [Class includes a PUNCH CARD and eligibility for a CLASS PASS]

 

Open to all_blue circleSCROLL SAW PROJECTS

Instructor: Maria Lai Scroll Sawing Projects

Puzzles, trivets,portraitures, and layer-built imagery – all of these can be created out of colorful woods with the help of the scroll saw. Gain confidence in scroll sawing as you work to complete a basic project. Once the machine is mastered, you will explore more advanced techniques, work with patterns of your choice, and even create imagery of your own design. Class fee includes wood and use of tools during class. Supplies included.

Wednesdays [4 weeks] February 12 – March 4: 6:30 – 9:30pm 

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     I – $55     II – $85     III – $90     Register for this class»  [Link goes live on Nov. 18 at 9:05 am for NC State students only.  Registration for non-students goes live on Nov. 25 at 9:05am]

 

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SPOON CARVING [Workshop]

Instructor: Bill Wallace

Come and enjoy a one-day spoon carving workshop. Using a variety of tools, learn how to design, shape and carve your very own wooden spoon with both functional and sculptural elements. If you have your own carving gloves feel free to bring them; all other supplies included.

Saturday, March 28: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:  I – $35   II – $55   III – $60     Register for this class»  [Link goes live on Nov. 18 at 9:05 am for NC State students only.  Registration for non-students goes live on Nov. 25 at 9:05am]

 

 

TURNED JEWELRY PENDANTS [Workshop]

Instructor: Norm Cloutier

Using smaller pieces of exotic or interesting woods, we will make pendants that are both centered and carved off-center using professional and shop-made jigs. Turned jewelry pendants are a great outfit accent!

Section A: Sunday, February 16: 12:00 – 5:00pm

Section B: Sunday, April 5: 12:00 – 5:00pm

Prerequisite: Completion of an introductory woodturning class

Class fees by level:     I – $30     II – $45     III – $50     Register for this class»  [Link goes live on Nov. 18 at 9:05 am for NC State students only.  Registration for non-students goes live on Nov. 25 at 9:05am]

 


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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 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.

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 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.