You must be 18 or older, or a current NC State Student, and have health insurance to take photography classes and use the studio/darkroom.  All darkroom classes include a pass for access to the darkroom for the current semester. Workshops do not include a studio pass. The photography studio and darkroom are available for use without taking a class.

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Crafts Center classes are extracurricular, non-credit classes.

Black and White Photography

Instructor: Katy Walls
Black and White Photography

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 dark room exploring the traditional B & W printing process. Class fee includes film, photographic paper and other supplies used during class. Visit Katy’s website at

Monday evenings for 5 weeks, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., January 23 – February 20   This class has ended.

Class fee

I = $ 63
II = $ 96
III = $ 104

Digital Macro Photography

Instructor: Gary Knight


Get close to your subject! This class begins with a Thursday evening session aimed at equipment and technique used in capturing stunning close-up photographs. Then, early Saturday morning, while light is good and the dew is on the vine, students will gather at the JC Raulston Arboretum where they’ll capture the best of NC flora. After breaking for lunch, the class will reconvene at the Crafts Center to share successes and discuss how their shots could be made better.  For more about Gary’s work, visit

Thursday evening, April 6, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. & Saturday, April 8, 8:30 am – 4:00 p.m.
This class has filled.  
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Class fee

I = $30
II = $53
III = $59

Digital Photography

Instructors: Sections A & B – Gary Knight; Section C (for NC State students only) – Katy Walls

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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 SLR camera or use one of our 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 the instructors’ work, visit and

Section A: Thursday evenings for 4 weeks, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., January 26 – February 16 Section A has ended.

Section B: Tuesday evenings for 4 weeks, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., March 14 – April 4    Section B has filled.  Add your name to the waitlist »

Section C: (for NC State Students only) Monday evenings for 4 weeks, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., March 20 – April 10  Section C has filled.  Add your name to the waitlist »

Class fee

(Sections A-B)

I = $33
II = $60
III = $67

(Section C)
I = $33

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To receive a refund, you must notify the Crafts Center staff of a cancellation at least seven days before the class or workshop begins; $10 is non-refundable. If the class or workshop is cancelled by the Crafts Center, you will receive a full refund.


To get the most out of your class, we recommend you attend each session. We do not offer 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.