Photography

  • 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. Students will only have access to the studio for the duration of the class to practice during the timeframe in which the class is being conducted. Classes listed with this symbol: Z provide participants options to utilize a PunchCard and/or purchase a ClassPass:

OPTION 1: PunchCard can be utilized for three additional studio visits after the class has ended to complete [only] projects started in class. The card will be made available on the last day of class.

OPTION 2: ClassPass is offered for designated classes and extends studio access beyond the actual time frame of the class. Students enrolled in second session continuing classes [meaning halfway or more through the semester] will be able to purchase a ClassPass to utilize prior to the start of class – pending enrollment verification.

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 and Workshops 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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ABSTRACT PRINTING

Instructor: Katy Walls
An intermediate level class – prior darkroom knowledge required. Learn to think outside of traditional darkroom methods to create unique and one of a kind prints. In this class we will explore liquid emulsion, air brush applications, and photogram elements. Students are required to bring their own developed negatives to class. See Katy’s work at instagram.com/katyswalls.

Mondays [3 weeks], November 11 – 25: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: Intermediate level class – prior darkroom knowledge required.

Class fees by level:  I – $50   II – $75   III – $80     Register for this class»

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CONTINUING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY: IMPROVING YOUR SKILLS

Instructor: Gary Knight
Have you completed Gary Knight’s introductory level Digital Photography – Getting Started class and want to expand your photographic knowledge? Charge up your camera batteries and take your photography skills up a level. This class will consist of four sessions comprised of a classroom lecture on the topic for the week. The following week you will return with your best work from the past week’s assignment. There will be a critique of everyones work followed by a lecture for the next week’s assignment. Learning to see light, textures, proper composition, photographing people and building a picture story are the topics that will be covered. Use your own DSLR camera or use one of our Nikon D3000 loaners but bring your own SD card. For more about Gary’s work, visit garydknightphotography.com.

Thursdays [4 weeks], October 24 – November 14: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: Completion of Gary Knight’s introductory Digital Photography: Getting Started class at the Crafts Center.

Class fees by level:  I – $50   II – $80   III – $90     Register for this class»

 

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CONTINUING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY: SPECIAL TOPICS

Instructor: Gary Knight
Have you completed Gary Knight’s introductory level Digital Photography – Getting Started class but want to gain more knowledge on special photographic topics? Each week an in-depth lecture about techniques and equipment will be given on the topics of Landscape Photography, Close-up and Macro Photography, Photographing People and flash photography, and Low-Light Photography (after the sun goes down to star photography). For more about Gary’s work, visit garydknightphotography.com.

Tuesdays [4 weeks], October 8 – 29: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: Completion of Gary Knight’s introductory Digital Photography: Getting Started class at the Crafts Center.

Class fees by level:  I – $50   II – $80   III – $90     Register for this class»

 

 

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Instructor: Gary Knight

Digital PhotographyThe 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], September 10 – October 1: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Section B: Wednesdays [4 weeks], October 16 – November 6: 6:30 – 9:30pm 

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:  I – $50   II – $80   III – $90     Register for this class»

 

 

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DEVELOPING NEGATIVES WITH CAFFENOL

Instructor: Fahad Al Suwaidi
Swap out your typical developer for homemade Caffenol and learn to create your own sustainable developer using old coffee grounds! This class will experiment with development times and chemical substitutions in order to process and print film. See Fahad’s work at instagram.com/alsuwaidi.fahad/.

Thursdays [4 weeks], September 5 – 26: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: Darkroom experience preferred but not required.

Class fees by level:  I – $60   II – $90   III – $100     Register for this class»

 

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INTRODUCTION TO LARGE FORMAT PHOTOGRAPHY

Instructor: Kevin Keiser
Pop behind the curtain, grab the shutter release cable, and create stunningly detailed portraits and still lifes using the Crafts Centers 4×5 cameras. 

Wednesdays [5 weeks], October 16 – November 13: 7:00 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: Darkroom experience preferred but not required.

Class fees by level:  I – $75   II – $110   III – $120     Register for this class»

Z This class qualifies for the PunchCard & ClassPass options.

 

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INTRODUCTION TO MEDIUM FORMAT PHOTOGRAPHY

Instructor: Katy Walls
A beginning level class – darkroom experience helpful, but not required. In this introduction to medium format photography, students will shoot 120mm film with a modern Holga and retro Kodak Hawkeye Brownie. The course also covers basic darkroom functions, procedures, and chemistry. All supplies included. See Katy’s work at instagram.com/katyswalls.

Mondays [4 weeks], September 9 – 30: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:  I – $75   II – $105   III – $115     Register for this class»

 

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MOUNTING YOUR 2D ARTWORK [Workshop]

Instructor: Katy Walls
Now that you’ve completed your masterpiece it’s time to show it off! This workshop teaches you the ins and outs of proper archival mounting to preserve and display your work long term. See Katy’s work at instagram.com/katyswalls.

Wednesdays [2 weeks], October 2 – 9: 7:00 – 9:00pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:  I – $30   II – $40   III – $45     Register for this class»

 

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PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR ARTWORK: CERAMICS & GLASS [Workshop]

Instructor: Jeannene Matthews
Now that you’ve completed your masterpiece it’s time to show it off! This workshop teaches you the ins and outs of proper product photography so that you can share your work online and build your artist portfolio. Please bring two of your own pieces to class to photograph [maximum dimension 30 inches].

Saturday, October 19: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:  I – $15   II – $25   III – $30     Register for this class»

 

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PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR ARTWORK: WOODWORKING [Workshop]

Instructor: Jeannene Matthews
Now that you’ve completed your masterpiece it’s time to show it off! This workshop teaches you the ins and outs of proper product photography so that you can share your work online and build your artist portfolio. Please bring two of your own pieces to class to photograph [maximum dimension 30 inches].

Saturday, September 21: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:  I – $15   II – $25   III – $30     Register for this class»

 

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NC STATE IN BLACK & WHITE

Instructor: Thomas Way
Black and White PhotographyAn 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 chemistry used during class.

Wednesdays [5 weeks], September 11 – October 9: 7:00 – 9:30pm  

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:  I – $70   II – $105   III – $110     Register for this class»

Z This class qualifies for the PunchCard & ClassPass options.

 

 


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Cancellations

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.

Absences

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.