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 4 weeks, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., May 22 – June 19 (skip May 29)

Class fee

I = $ 54
II = $ 81
III = $ 88

Digital Photography

Instructor: Gary Knight

New section of this class has been added!

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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 Gary’s work, visit

Section A: Tuesday evenings for 4 weeks, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., June 6 – 27

Section B: Thursday evenings for 4 weeks, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., June 8 – 29

Section C: Monday evenings for 4 weeks, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., June 26 – July 17

Class fee

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

Downtown Photography Photowalk

Instructor: Gary Knight

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Rich in visual texture, the urban landscape is perfectly suited for exploring new techniques in digital photography. This workshop will begin with a Thursday evening in-class session aimed at the equipment and technique used in making quality B & W conversions, how to use HDR for getting more out of your images, and when to use infrared for creating dramatic special effects. Then, early on Saturday morning, while light and shadow are at their best, the class will meet downtown to put their newfound skills to work. We will gather for lunch at a local diner and talk shop before heading back out to shoot some more. A display of your best images will be shared on the Crafts Center’s Flickr site! This workshop does not include a studio pass. For more about Gary’s work, visit

Thursday evening, June 1, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., and Saturday, June 3, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Class fee

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

Register for classes

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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.

If you find you need to cancel out of a class you have registered for, please use our online Cancellation Form »


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.