In-person Photography Classes


Instructor: Katy Walls

A crash course in digitizing negatives! Students will learn the proper way to handle, clean, and store their negatives, and briefly explore the different settings that influence a scan’s resolution and aesthetic. Katy will demo both color and black and white films, as well as 35mm, 120, and 4×5 film formats. This is a HYBRID learning opportunity offering simultaneous in person and online instruction (via Zoom). All students are encouraged to ask questions and discuss the needs of their archiving projects! See Katy’s work at

Section A [In-person]: Wednesday, October 20: 7:00 – 8:30pm

Section B [online]: Wednesday, October 20: 7:00 – 8:30pm EST

Skill Level: Beginner, Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $20    Public – $30     Register for this class»


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 Crafts 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

Section A: Thursdays [4 weeks] September 9 – 30: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Section B: Thursdays [4 weeks] October 7 – 28: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $60      Public – $110     Register for this class»



Instructor: Thomas Way

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 chemistry used during class.

Saturday, September 18 1:00 – 3:30pm
Wednesdays [4 weeks] September 22 – October 13: 7:00 – 9:30pm  

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $90      Public – $120     Register for this class»

[Class includes a PUNCH CARD only]



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

Saturday, October 9: 1:00 – 4:00pm
Mondays [2weeks] October 11 and 18: 7:00 – 9:00pm

[Includes an open studio work period on Monday, October 25: 5:00 – 9:00pm]

Skill Level: beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $70      Public – $135    Register for this class»

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.

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.