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. For classes that are 15 hours and over, students will have access to the studio in which they are enrolled for the duration of the semester. For classes less than 15 hours, students have the option to sign up for other classes and/or purchase a membership.

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 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]

Rahul BhatWould 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.) Repeat students welcome.

Section A: Mondays [6 weeks], May 20 – July 1 [skip May 27]: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Section B: Tuesdays [6 weeks], May 21 – June 25: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level: I – $75   II – $120   III – $130   Register for this class»


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Instructor: Kathy Driggers

concrete plantersCome spend the weekend creating with concrete!  Use sand casting and molds to create garden art and pots from concrete.  Make a garden container and other smaller concrete works in this two-day work shop while learning the basics of working with concrete.  You will need to bring your own plastic dishpan for mixing concrete.  A $30 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class workshop.  A suggested list of molds and other things you will need to bring will be sent to you before the workshop.

Saturday, July 27: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, July 28: 1:00 – 4:00pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:  I – $40   II – $100   III – $110   Register for this class»


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Instructor: Gina Fry
Leather JournalsHemingway was never without his. Frida Kaho’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.

Thursday, July 18: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:  I – $40   II – $50   III – $55   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.