Online C:LAB Classes

Introducing our new CRAFT:LAB Professional Development Series!

We are proud to introduce the first series of classes in our new and evolving C:LAB. The new lab is a digital maker space for making, prototyping, and extending traditional media practices into commercial production. This fall marks the start of a dynamic Professional Development series with a focus on personal and professional marketing, entrepreneurship, and digital skills-building. Stay tuned as we continue to build the C:LAB by adding new equipment, services, and classes.


Instructor: Jessica Yee

This course teaches students basic techniques for creating amazing laser-cut pieces such as engraved glassware, mugs, signs and much more. Students will learn how to set up image files and load them into the system software as well as operate the Trotec laser engraver. Students will walk away with a variety of products, prototypes and artworks that could provide them with a basis for creating lines of marketable products. Students will need to bring their own thumb drive for access to files and materials for cutting/engraving.

This class is a hybrid online/studio format:

Part 1: Fridays online, March 12 and 19: 3:00 – 5:00 pm

This portion is taught online and covers safety, setup, and learning to prepare your files.

Part 2: Fridays in the C:LAB, by appointment on the one of the dates and times listed below [only a maximum of 2-3 people, safely protected and distanced will be in the C:LAB when students are working on their projects]

  • Friday, March 26: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, March27: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 28: 2:00 – 4:00 pm

This portion is taught in the C:LAB working with the laser engraver. Each student will get up to 2 hours of production time. Students should bring their own materials [based on what they learn in Section 1]. Students can cut different projects or do a mass run of one design as time allows.

  • Setting up the Trotec
  • Transferring and loading image files
  • Laser cutting / engraving the projects of your choice!
  • Demo’s and FAQ’s provided

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: Students will need their own laptops/computers and to download a trial version or subscribe to Adobe InDesign

Class fees:    NC State Students – $40     Public – $80      Register for this class»


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.