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.
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:
Instructor: Gary Knight
The digital camera…so much capability that so few people fully comprehend! From learning the various camera controls to exercising the options of how and when they are best used, students in this nuts and bolts class will gain the confidence needed to capture that perfect instant. Learn to use your own digital camera or use one of the Center’s Nikon D3000 loaners in order to get the most out of this series of hands-on discussions and photo shoots. Bring your own SD card. For more about Gary’s work, visit garydknightphotography.com.
Section A: Tuesdays [4 weeks], June 11 – July 2: 6:30 – 9:30pm
Section B: Thursdays [4 weeks], June 13 – July 11 [skip July 4]: 6:30 – 9:30pm
Class fees by level: I – $50 II – $80 III – $90 Register for this class»
COLOR CROSS PROCESS [Workshop]
Instructor: Katy Walls
Learn techniques to process color film with black and white chemistry, and use enlarger filters to adjust the contrast and depth of these prints. One roll of color film is provided with the workshop, but students are encouraged to bring an additional roll if they want to expand their experimentation. See Katy’s work at instagram.com/katyswalls.
Thursdays [3 weeks], June 13: 6:30 – 7:30pm and June 20 & 27: 6:30 – 9:30pm
Class fees by level: I – $35 II – $50 III – $55 Register for this class»
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR NEGATIVE SCANS [Workshop]
Instructor: Logan Kirkland
Learn to render beautiful high resolution scans of your 35mm, 120mm, 4×5, and slide film! This workshop covers basic and intermediate settings of the Epson Perfection V850 Pro, troubleshooting tips, as well as proper negative cleaning and handling. Students are encouraged to bring their negatives to class for demonstrations.
Outside of class the negative scanner is available by appointment only and you must have an active studio membership to reserve the scanner. Please email Katy at firstname.lastname@example.org to make your reservation.
Section A: Tuesday, June 4: 7:00 – 9:00pm
Section B: Saturday, July 13: 1:00 – 3:00pm
Class fees by level: I – $20 II – $30 III – $30
INTRODUCTION TO PINHOLE PHOTOGRAPHY
Instructor: Fahad AlSuwaidi
Have you taken a photo without using a lens? With a pinhole, you can create an image that has infinite depth of field with outlandish setups! Pinhole photography uses a tiny pinhole to focus enough light to create a photograph. In this class, we will go through making a pinhole camera, learn about using the darkroom, and understand what focal length, aperture size, shutter speed and f-stop all have in common. See Fahad’s work at instagram.com/alsuwaidi.fahad/.
Fridays [4 weeks] June 7 – 28: 6:00 – 9:00pm
Class fees by level: I – $55 II – $85 III – $95 Register for this class»
LIQUID LIGHT EMULSION [Workshop]
Instructor: Katy Walls
Students will create and develop on their own photo paper and photo fabric using Rockland Liquid LIght Photo Emulsion. Film is not provided with this workshop so please bring developed negatives to the first session. See Katy’s work at instagram.com/katyswalls.
Wednesdays [3 weeks], May 22 – June 5: 6:30 – 9:30pm
Class fees by level: I – $55 II – $80 III – $85 Register for this class»
Instructor: Fahad AlSuwaidi (an NC State student)
Pinhole photography is the act of capturing scenery and imagery through a pinhole. Pinhole camera, or camera obscura, is a challenge to master, so venture into the basics of photography from a completely different perspective! Students will build basic cameras and then experiment with more unorthodox shapes and containers. More complicated techniques will be integrated into the pinhole cameras to reach the pinhole’s full potential. See Fahad’s work at instagram.com/alsuwaidi.fahad/.
Saturday, July 13: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Sunday, July 14: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Class fees by level: I – $50 II – $75 III – $80 Register for this class»
PHOTOGRAM AND RAYOGRAPHY [Workshop]
Instructor: Fahad AlSuwaidi
Learn to paint only using light and shadow! This workshop focuses on using an enlarger to cast shadow with objects onto photographic paper. This is a fun darkroom art that requires no serious expertise! Students are encouraged to bring in objects of their own to add an extra personal touch to their shadow paintings! See Fahad’s work at www.instagram.com/alsuwaidi.fahad/.
Mondays [3 weeks] July 8 – 23: 6:30 – 9:30pm
Class fees by level: I – $45 II – $70 III – $75 Register for this class»
NC STATE IN BLACK & WHITE
Instructor: Katy Walls
An introductory darkroom class. Capture light and motion on film using SLR cameras. Bring your own camera or use a Crafts Center loaner. Students will process their exposed film and spend the remainder of this class camped out in the darkroom exploring the traditional B & W printing process. Class fee includes film, photographic paper and other supplies used during class. See Katy’s work at instagram.com/katyswalls.
Mondays [5 weeks], May 20 – June 24 [skip May 27]: 6:30 – 9:30pm
Class fees by level: I – $75 II – $115 III – $120 Register for this class»
Includes semester membership for this studio.
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.
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.