Summer 2020 Online Classes

Welcome to our new online class page!

The Crafts Center has put together a dynamic series of online classes that we hope will inspire and connect you during this time when we cannot gather in a studio/classroom setting. Please see our current schedule below and continue to check back often as as we are continuing to work to bring more classes to the summer line up.

These classes will be offered completely on-line via Zoom*. The class Zoom link will be emailed to registrants prior to the star of class. Instructions regarding class supplies are provided in the class description.

Crafts Center classes and Workshops are extracurricular, non-credit classes.

* If you are not familiar with ZOOM, check out this Zoom Tutorial ahead of time so you’ll be familiar with how to participate in a Zoom session


Fee levels for online classes

Student Level: For fee-paying NC State students only; this price is not available to tuition waiver recipients, non-fee paying students or spouses of students.

Public Level: For the general public: everyone who does not qualify as a student as described above.


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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FABRIC

 

Open to all_blue circleINDIGO AND SHIBORI EXPLORATIONS [Workshop]

Instructor: Bailey Knight

In this three session class, you will learn the basics of Shibori, a traditional dyeing method, and how to use and start your own natural indigo vat within the comfort of your own home! No previous experience needed. You will be provided with the ingredients needed to start your own natural indigo vat*, and will follow along in putting it together and using it to dye any type of natural fiber fabric. We will twist, clamp, and stitch in order to create patterns and textures, and will experiment with any found objects at home. Dye a basic tote or drawstring bag, a bandana, and any natural-fiber cloth that you may already have!

*The Crafts Center will send instructions on when and where to pick up the indigo supplies included in the class (local pickup only) fee but students will need to provide some of their own supplies as well and will receive a supply list after registration.

Thursday, June 11: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday, June 13: 11:00am – 3:00 pm
Sunday, June 14: 11:00am – 3:00 pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     Students – $60     Public – $75      Register for this class»

 

JEWELRY

 

Open to all_blue circleHOW TO SET UP A TEMPORARY HOME METALSMITHING STUDIO [Workshop]

Instructor: Leigh Griffin

Stay-at-Home orders have shown us that the arts are essential, especially to our mental health!  But shutting down access to community studios and workshops has another distinct disadvantage – you may not be able to solder!  If you want to solder at home, here’s how you can set up your first simple studio in a spare room or even on your kitchen table.  Join me to discuss using a Butane torch, supply lists, and other essentials such as mixing pickle, so you can solder bezels and ring bands at home!

Wednesday, June 10: 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     Students – $15     Public – $20      Register for this class»

 

 

MIXED MEDIA

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INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL PAINTING [Workshop]

Instructor: Noah Weaver [NC State student]

In this class you will learn a basic framework for approaching the world of digital art! Students will learn basic design and art principles, and then see how they can be used in a digital setting. Digital painting and ‘brush stroke’ techniques will be demonstrated. We will focus on how to use the digital software to its highest creative capacity. You will need to have a computer with Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Paint, or comparable software.

Section A: Wednesday, May 20: 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Section B: Wednesday, June 17: 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    Students – $20     Public – $25    Register for this class»

 

Beginner's green asteriskINTRODUCTION TO ZENTANGLE

Instructor: Cathy D. Boytos

In this five week Introduction to Zentangle session, you’ll learn the history and philosophy of the Zentangle art method. In each session you’ll learn a new way of creating Zentangle art. The session will include working on white paper tiles, renaissance (tan) paper tiles, black paper tiles, round paper tiles (zendalas) and the chance to learn some advanced tangles (patterns). Basic shading techniques are also taught. You will need to purchase a supply kit assembled by instructor ($35 per kit made payable to the instructor). Kit includes everything needed for the entire 5 week session. The Crafts Center will send instructions on when and where to pick up your kit (local pickup only)  and how to handle the payment to the instructor.  To see Cathy’s work, visit: www.thetriangletangle.com/.

Mondays [5 weeks] June 1 – 29: 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    Students – $45     Public – $60      Register for this class»

 

Open to all_blue circleMODERN CALLIGRAPHY FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS

Instructor: Carol Fountain Nix

Have you ever wished you could do some simple hand lettering for a special occasion – name cards, gift tags, labels, or greeting cards? In this class, you will learn to do just that, AND make your own customized items! Students will come away with new calligraphy skills and a wide assortment of product ideas they can use for holidays and special occasions. This is a fun class and a great introduction to the world of calligraphy.  For beginners and beyond. Students will need to provide their own supplies and will receive a supply list after registration [expect to pay from $10 – $50 depending on what you already have on hand]. Registered students will receive exemplars, templates and additional hand-outs and guides as PDF’s related to each class session.

Thursdays [5 weeks] June 4 – July 2: 6:00 – 8:00pm

Prerequisites: None

Class Fee:    Students – $35     Public – $55       Register for this class»

 

Open to all_blue circleMOUNTING YOUR ARTWORK [Workshop]

Instructor: Katy Walls
In this workshop Katy discusses and demonstrates different techniques for mounting two  artwork, the differences between archival and acidic materials, as well as some museum standard preservation methods. Students are encouraged to ask questions and discuss the needs of their personal projects.

Wednesday, June 3: 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    Students – $15     Public – $20      Register for this class»

 

Open to all_blue circlePORTRAIT AND FIGURE DRAWING [Workshop]

Instructor: Jillian Ohl

Learn how to draw expressive portraits! In this workshop we will examine the principles of portrait drawing and techniques This is an introductory course open to all skill levels, but basic drawing experience can be helpful. You will need to have the following supplies: pencil, pen, sketchbook/paper, and any other desired drawing materials.

Saturday, May 16: 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    Students – $15     Public – $20     Register for this class»

 

Open to all_blue circleSIMPLE BOOKMAKING WITH ONE SHEET OF PAPER [Workshop]

Instructor: Dominic Rapone
This class is open to all levels and will show how to make a book using one piece of paper and also simple relief techniques and or text. One sheet of paper is all you will need.

Tuesday, May 19: 7:00 – 8:00pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    Students – $15     Public – $20      Register for this class»

 

Beginner's green asteriskWATERCOLOR BASICS [Workshop]

Instructor: Jillian Ohl

Splash into watercolor with this introductory course! In this course students will learn the basics techniques of watercolor painting like mixing and building up color to create vibrant  scenes. Watercolor palette paints are preferable, but tube sets will also work. You will need to have the following supplies: watercolor set, set of watercolor brushes, watercolor paper, pencil, pen, paper towel, water cup. [Watercolor palette paints are preferable, but tube sets will also work.

Saturday, May 30: 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    Students – $15     Public – $20      Register for this class»

 

Open to all_blue circleZEN GEMS [Workshop]

Instructor: Cathy D. Boytos
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Zen Gems are the latest fun technique in the Zentangle world. Imagine your Zentangle inspired art sprinkled with lovely gems and stones. This class is for those wanting to learn how to create those dazzling “Zen-Gems.” Using colored pencils and markers, we will create glowing gems that can be incorporated in your Zentangle patterns and/or other artwork. Students need to provide their own supplies and will receive a supply list after registration.  To see Cathy’s work, visit: www.thetriangletangle.com/.

Wednesday, June 10: 1:00 – 3:30 pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    Students – $15     Public – $20      Register for this class»

 

Open to all_blue circleZENTANGLE AND THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF COLOR [Workshop]

Instructor: Cathy D. Boytos

Zentangle Art meets Color! Take your Zentangle art to a new level by adding color! In this class, you’ll learn how to use color to enhance and shade your artwork. Students need to provide their own supplies and will receive a supply list after registration. To see Cathy’s work, visit: www.thetriangletangle.com/.

Thursday, May 21: 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     Students – $20     Public – $25      Register for this class»

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

 

Open to all_blue circleBASICS OF NEGATIVE SCANNING [Workshop]

Instructor: Katy Walls

A crash course in digitizing negatives! Students will learn the proper way to handle, clean, and store their negatives, and overview the different settings that influence a scan’s resolution and quality. Katy will demo both color and black and white films, as well as 35mm, 120, and 4×5 film formats. Students are encouraged to ask questions and discuss the needs of their archiving projects.

Sunday, May 17: 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    Students – $15     Public – $20      Register for this class»

 

Beginner's green asteriskDIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CRASH COURSE [Workshop]

Instructor: Jeannene Matthews
Do you own a digital camera but don’t quite know how to use it? Then this workshop is for you! This workshop will teach basic concepts and discuss how ISO, aperture, and shutter speed collectively create a photograph and how to change each setting based on your desired outcome. Students are encouraged to ask questions throughout the session. You will need to have your own digital camera at hand.

Wednesday, May 27: 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    Students – $15     Public – $20      Register for this class»

 

Open to all_blue circlePHOTOGRAPHING INDOOR SPORTS: ROLLER DERBY AS A CASE STUDY [Workshop]

Instructor: Robert Davezac

Indoor sports present a lot of photography challenges, from low light to fast, chaotic motion. Learn about gear, positioning, lighting, and what to look for in this class that uses the fast-paced sport of roller derby to examine the universal challenges and solutions to this difficult genre.

Sunday, May 31: 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    Students – $5     Public – $10      Register for this class»

 

Open to all_blue circlePHOTO RETOUCHING [Workshop]

Instructor: Jeannene Matthews
Whether you’re taking pictures with a phone or a DSLR, this retouching class will improve your knowledge of basic and natural-looking improvements you can make to your photos. No experience required! This four-week class will cover the basics of correcting light and color.  We will cover the majority of tools available in the popular image retouching software, Adobe Lightroom. You will need Adobe Lightroom (computer or mobile) and six photos to edit.

Tuesdays [4 weeks] June 2 – 23: 4:30 – 6:30 pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    Students – $35     Public – $45      Register for this class»

 

SPECIAL CLASSES

 

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DIY BODY CARE PRODUCTS [Workshop]

Treat yourself to a little self-care! This workshop will teach you how to make lotion, skin scrub, and lip balm to enjoy or give away as gifts! Most supplies included, students are responsible for providing their own essential oils. Class fee include a supply kit. The Crafts Center will send instructions on when and where to pick up your kit (local pickup only) .

Sunday, June 28: 3:00 – 6:00 pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    Students – $35     Public – $45     Register for this class»     

 

Open to all_blue circleINTRODUCTION TO MUSIC THEORY [Workshop]

Instructor: Rahul Bhat [NC State student]

Have you ever wanted to learn a little bit about music theory but didn’t know where to start? This workshop is for you! Music theory may seem like a very complicated and daunting subject to learn, but in reality it can be a lot of fun and eye-opening! In this session we’ll look at the basics of music theory and discuss the functionality behind musical concepts (with examples). This includes both a perspective on rhythm and melody. No prior music experience needed. No instruments needed.

Section A: Thursday, May 28: 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Section B: Wednesday, June 24: 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    Students – $15     IPublic – $20      Register for this class»

 


Register for classes

See Crafts Center registration guidelines and instructions »

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.