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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Open to all_blue circleBike Repair and Maintenance

Instructor: Alexis Mitchell  (an NC State Student)

Bike Repair and Maintenance

Say goodbye to expensive bike repairs and learn to properly maintain your own bike. Whether a competitive racer or a casual rider, this class will provide you with the necessary skills to replace/repair flats, lubricate drive-trains, tune brakes and derailleurs, true wheels, and much more. Please bring your bike.  (Participating NC State students will receive access to the repair facility for their entire college career!)

Section A: Thursdays [2 weeks], March 15 – 29 (skip March 22) , 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Section B: Thursdays [2 weeks], April 19 – 26, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Class fees by level:  I – $30     II – $45     III – $49

Open to all_blue circleCoffee Bag Tote (Workshop)

Instructor: Gina Fry 

Make a special, one-of-a-kind tote bag from imported coffee bean bags! This workshop will cover sewing, pattern-making and constructing a 17″ lined, burlap bag and adding lush leather handles with tooled hardware. Students can bring their own lining (1 yard fabric of choice) and we will have some on hand. Bags [random designs], leather and hardware will be included in class fee.

Saturday, February 3, 10 am – 5 pm & Sunday, February 4, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Prerequisite: Basic experience sewing machine is required.

Class fees by level:  I – $71     II – $106     III – $115

Open to all_blue circleHandmade Natural Body Care (Workshop)

Instructor: Angel Cruz 

Handmade Natural Body CareMake 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, February 17, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. & Sunday, February 18, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Class fees by level:  I – $61     II – $84     III – $90

Open to all_blue circleLeather Journals

Instructor: Gina Fry

Hemingway was never seen without his. Frida Kaho’s are widely reproduced. Make yours and create a legacy. Make your very own leather journal and lear to do leather sewing, dyeing and stamping to personalize to your taste. Using a premium 6″ x 8″ x .5″ journal with acid-free, achival paper, you will create a leather cover that is reusable for many jounrals in the future! Your legacy…secured! Supplies included.

Tuesday, April 24, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Class fees by level:  I – $35     II – $43     III – $45

Open to all_blue circleMAKE IT a Date!

Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Grab someone special and register for a night of crafting meant for two! Could be family, a friend, or the one who has your heart — put your hands together and make some art! Supplies included.

Section AHuggable Handmade Cards.
Instructor: Carol Fountain Nix  Friday, February 9, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.*

MAKE IT a Date! Pinch Pots of Love

Section B: Pinch Pots of Love.
Instructor: Jennifer Siegel   Friday, February 9, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.*



Section C: Woodturned Love Note Pens.
Instructor: Zach Gregory   Friday, February 9, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.*

Class fees by level:  I – $25 / couple     II – $30 / couple     III – $30 / couple

*Note: Parking on campus prior to 5 pm requires a Visitor Parking Permit ($5 daily). Visit this web page for more info.

Open to all_blue circlePremium Leather Tote (Workshop)

Instructor: Gina Fry  

Enroll for this special opportunity to make a premium leather tote that will last a lifetime. This workshop will cover sewing, pattern making, dyeing and constructing a large leather bag with tooled hardware. Each person will be able to choose and make the bag in the size and proportion they desire. Leather, dye, thread and hardware are included in the class fee. The final custom-made product will be worth much more than the cost of the class! Supplies included.

Saturday, April 14, 10:00 a.m. – 5 pm & Sunday, April 15, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Class fees by level:  I – $101     II – $136     III – $145

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 our online Cancellation Form »

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 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.