Special Classes

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:

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Section A: Jackson Hughes [NC State Student]
Section B: Rahul Bhat [NC State Student]

Would you like to learn to play the guitar? For both electric and acoustic guitar, build the basic foundation of chords and rhythm needed to play you favorite songs. No prior knowledge of music is required! Bring your own guitar if you have one. (The Crafts Center has three electric guitars and one acoustic guitar for use during class by the first four students registered who do not have their own instrument.)

Section A: Thursdays [6 weeks], September 5 – October 17 [skip Oct 10]: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Section B: Tuesdays [6 weeks], September 10 – October 15: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: None

 Class fees by level:  I – $45   II – $85   III – $95     Register for this class»




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Instructor: Rahul Bhat [NC State Student]

Rahul BhatA continuation of our Beginner Guitar class, this class is for those that would like to continue to learn and improve their abilities on the instrument. You will take the foundation of guitar playing you built during the Beginning Guitar classand move beyond the surface level, learning more advanced musical concepts and playing techniques. Owning and bringing an electric or acoustic guitar to class is required. Completion of beginner guitar is highly encouraged before enrolling in this course. Those who have not completed Beginning Guitar will need to be screened by the instructor on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Tuesdays [6 weeks], October 22 – November 26: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: Completion of either Rahul Bhat’s or Jackson Hughes’ Beginning Guitar class at the Crafts Center or permission from the instructor.

Class fees by level:  I – $45   II – $85   III – $95     Register for this class»



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Instructor: Angel Cruz

Make your own body care products in a casual and fun setting, including organic lip balm, body butter, Castile soap and goat’s milk soap! You will be able to take home plenty of products to try, as well as enough for gifts for family and friends. Most supplies included. Students need to bring their own 4- to 6-quart stainless steel pot to melt ingredients in and a few additional items; a supply list will be furnished following registration

Saturday, November 9: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, November 10: 1:00 – 4:00pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:  I – $65   II – $85   III – $95     Register for this class»




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Instructor: Gina Fry
Leather Journals

Hemingway was never without his. Frida Kahlo’s are widely reproduced. Make your very own leather journal and learn to do leather sewing, dyeing and stamping to personalize to your taste. Using a premium 6” x 8” x 0.5” journal with acid-free, archival paper you will create a leather cover that is reusable for many journals in the future! Your legacy…secured!  Supplies included.

Friday, October 18: 6:00 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:  I – $40   II – $50   III – $50     Register for this class»





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Instructor: Gina Fry
Monogramed Pillow

Make your own personalized 20” decorative pillows! Learn pillow cover construction including measuring and cutting fabric, inserting a zipper, adding piping and personalizing with the Crafts Center’s NEW embroidery machine. Bring your own sewing machine or use one of the Crafts Center’s sewing machines for use during class. All supplies, 20” pillow form, and fabric provided by Sunbrella® included. Sunbrella® produces premium, performance-grade fabrics that withstand the elements and are durable yet tactile and sustainable. Better yet, Sunbrella® fabrics are manufactured in South Carolina, right here in the USA.

Saturday, October 26: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:  I – $35   II – $55   III – $60     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.