Family Fun!

Looking for something different to do with your family?

Our new Family Fun! series is ideal for groups or families with children ages 8+ that are looking for engaging activities that promote crafting together! A parent or guardian must be present with children for the duration of the class and a supply list will be provided prior to the start date. #WECANMAKEIT

These classes will be offered completely on-line via Zoom*. The class Zoom link will be emailed to registrants prior to the star of class. Instructions regarding class supplies are provided in the class description.Crafts Center classes and Workshops are extracurricular, non-credit classes.

* If you are not familiar with ZOOM, check out this Zoom Tutorial ahead of time so you’ll be familiar with how to participate in a Zoom session


New! WOOD PROJECTS SERIES

 

Wood projects that can be easily assembled at home! See details»

 

 

 

FAMILY FUN: ORIGAMI

Instructor: Yi Li  [NC State student]

Ever wanted to make your own paper crane? Now you can! In this introductory class, we will learn the basics of paper folding and origami. Not only will you learn how to make fun folds like a crane, flower, and a fish, you will also learn how to read origami manuals so no matter the language of the book, you can fold anything! We will also learn how to make squares ready from origami paper and from just printer paper, so no matter what paper you have, you will have origami ready paper in no time!

**Families are responsible for acquiring supplies for this activity:
– origami paper (single-sided with color on only one side,100 sheet pack)
– printer paper or notebook paper

Saturday, October 24, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Skill Level: Open to all

 Prerequisites: None

Class fees:    NC State Students – $15     Public – $15       Register for this class»

 

FAMILY FUN: SHRINKY DINK TANGLED JACK – O – LANTERNS

Instructor: Cathy Boytos

Our Certified Zentangle Instructor, Cathy Boytos, has developed a custom design just in time for some Halloween Family Fun! Providing LIVE, step-by-step instructions via ZOOM demonstrations, the whole family can learn how to draw their very own tangled Jack-O-Lanterns! This activity should be just as fun and creative with simple paper and markers** but Shrinky Dink sheets will definitely add some extra magic to the family event! Crafting on Shrinky Dinks can turn any design into a sun catcher, charm, game piece, and more!

**Families are responsible for acquiring supplies for this activity; Shrinky Dink supply sheets may be purchased at most local craft supply stores.

Saturday, October 31: 2:00 – 3:00pm

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees:    NC State Students – $15     Public – $15      Register for this class»

 

FAMILY FUN: TIE – DYE

Instructor: Katy Walls

Spend a colorful hour with your home team learning how to create spiral-swirl, ring, and brick tie-dye patterns, along with tips to prevent muddy designs, via LIVE demonstrations on ZOOM with tie-dye-for instructor Katy Walls! While any tie dye kit** will suffice, the fabric that you intend to tie-dye MUST consist of natural materials (i.e. cotton, linen, silk). Please note that synthetic or blended materials will not absorb the dye. Plan to practice manipulating your fabric in real time with Katy, and focus on applying the dye at your leisure once the demonstrations have completed. Go ahead and check your closets – see if you’ve got any stained clothing, sheets, or towels because this is the perfect opportunity to give them a vibrant second chance to be enjoyed by the whole family!!

** Families are responsible for providing their own supplies for this activity, available at most local craft supply stores.

Saturday, October 24: 2:00 – 3:00pm

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees:    NC State Students – $15     Public – $15      Register for this class»

 

FAMILY FUN: QUILLING CARDS

Instructor: Marcia Streithorst

Learn the basics of quilling in this fun family class. We will cover tools, tricks and different papers to use. Supplies for the class: magazine/ book pages or any other paper you have on hand, knitting needles or skewer, glue and tape, paper cutter or scissors.

Saturday, November 14, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees:    NC State Students – $15     Public – $15      Register for this class»

 

FAMILY FUN: UPCYCLED JOURNAL MAKING

Instructor: Marcia Streithorst

Learn how to make an art journal using book pages and other found papers you already have at home. In this class we will cover construction of the book and mixed media techniques to use in your journal. Materials you will need for this class are: book pages/ found papers you already have, empty cake mix or cereal box, scrapbook paper if you have it. duck tape, washi tape, yarn or string for binding, awl or hole punch or scissors, gesso, matte medium or glue, and any paints or other art supplies you have that you might want to use in your journal.

Saturday, November 7, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees:    NC State Students – $15    Public – $15      Register for this class»