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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. For classes that are 15 hours and over, students will have access to the studio in which they are enrolled for the duration of the semester. For classes less than 15 hours, students have the option to sign up for other classes and/or purchase a membership.

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 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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 Beginner's green asteriskHow to Use Woodshop Machines and Handtools

Instructors: Section A – Zach Gregory; Section B – Tal Bevacqua

How to Use Woodshop Machines and HandtoolsInterested in woodworking and have never been exposed to the larger machines, tools and processes?  Students in this introductory hands-on class will learn the skill sets of machine woodworking while constructing a floating top table suitable for use at home or in any residence hall room. Class fee includes wood, hardware and use of tools during class. Visit Zach’s website: stedfastdesign.co.

Section A: Tuesdays [5 weeks], May 15 – June 12: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Section B: Tuesdays [5weeks], June 19 – July 17: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.  

Prerequisite: None

Class fees by level:  I – $85   II – $125   III – $135    Register for this Class»

Includes semester membership for this studio.

 

Images and Script: An Introduction to the Shopbot CNC Router

Instructor: Stephen Reeves

Images and Script_Intro to ShopbotAn introduction to the Crafts Center’s ShopBot router, students will design imagery, create tool paths and execute basic cuts. CAD [computer-aided design] software will be used to develop imagery before setting up the machine to cut and inlay designs into matching pockets on contrasting hardwood. Engraving of script and other designs will be explored to embellish wooden plaques. Class fee includes practice wood and cutting furnished during the class. You must provide your own bits for use outside of class.

Section A: Thursdays [3 weeks], May 17 – 31: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.  

Section B: Thursdays [3 weeks], July 5 – 19: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.  

Prerequisites: Must be proficient in the arts of digital rendering and related digital creativity required.

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

 

Intermediate goldstarJoints in Wood

Instructor: David Trueblood

Joints in WoodFor every connection in wood, a joint is carefully chosen and executed in order to maximize function and visual beauty. In this class, students will learn to lay out, cut, and fit a variety of joints used in furniture making. Hand-cut joinery rooted in both Asian and European cultures will be explored. Emphasis will be on process rather than the completion of a project. You will also learn to sharpen your own chisels, planes, and irons. Supplies included.

Saturdays [4 weeks], June 9 – 30: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Prerequisites: Completion of an introductory woodworking class with basic woodworking skills.

Class fees by level:  I – $55   II – $85   III – $90    Register for this Class»

 

 

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Making the Longboard Skateboard Deck

Instructor: Braden Walker

Making the Longboard Skateboard DeckNo experience needed. Intensely hands-on! Make a custom-sized longboard skateboard you can ride and enjoy for years. Students will learn to laminate plys of Baltic birch into the necessary complex curves. The form will then be cut with the band saw, drilled, routed and sanded to final shape.  By the end of the three classes, you will have a finished longboard deck ready for wheels. The class fee includes Baltic birch plywood, glue and use of all tools to make one board of your own design [trucks and wheels not included].

Thursdays [3 weeks], June 7 – 21: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level:  I – $55   II – $75   III – $85    Register for this Class»

 

Projects in Wood

Instructor: Tim Bevacqua

Projects in WoodAfter completing the introductory woodworking class, are you eager to get started on your next woodworking project? From a plan and materials of your own choosing, discussion on the first night is aimed at getting you going. From there, this class will be all hands-on, requiring possible time outside of class to complete your project. Expect to spend $50 – $125 for materials, depending on choice of project and wood used. Students furnish own materials based upon project selected.

Wednesdays [6 weeks], May 16 – June 20: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Prerequisite: Completion of an introductory woodworking class with basic woodworking skills.

Class fees by level:  I – $70   II – $115   III – $125    Register for this Class»

Includes semester membership for this studio.

 

 

Open to all_blue circleScroll Sawing Projects

Instructor: Maria Lai

Scroll Sawing ProjectsPuzzles, portraiture, and layer-built imagery – all of these can be created out of colorful woods with the help of the scroll saw. Gain confidence in scroll sawing as you work to complete a basic project. Once the machine is mastered, you will explore more advanced techniques, work with more advanced patterns, and even create imagery of your own design. Class fee includes wood and use of tools during class. Supplies included.

Wednesdays [4 weeks], June 20 – July 18 [skip July 4]: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Prerequisites: none

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

Open to all_blue circleScroll Saw Shoji Lantern

Instructor: Maria Lai

Make a Shoji lantern that houses a standard led bulb. The four walls of the lantern will showcase scroll saw images – images you get to pick or design and personalize. Supplies and light socket kit included.

Friday, July 20: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 21: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level:  I – $60   II – $85   III – $90    Register for this Class»

What Defines a Chair?

Instructor: Zach Gregory

What Defines a Chair

This class is centered around pushing the boundaries of what furniture and woodworking can look like and function as. Breaking away from traditional plans, we will dive into sculptural forms and contemporary ideas of making furniture based on personal plans and ideation. Please bring a rough set of plans to first class along with an open mind and willingness to experiment and have fun. Plan to spend around $75 – $200 depending on choice of project and wood used. View Zach’s work at stedfastdesign.co.

Mondays [6 weeks], June 25 – July 30: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Prerequisites: Completion of an introductory woodworking class with intermediate woodworking skills.

Class fees by level:  I – $70   II – $115   III – $125    Register for this Class»

Includes semester membership to this studio.

 

 

Beginner's green asteriskWoodturning

Instructor: Norm Cloutier

Woodturning-Summer 2018Turn wooden bowls and spindles! In this introductory class, students will have the opportunity to explore the very different experiences found in turning the side grain of a spindle and the end grain found in making a bowl. The class fee includes plenty of wood and use of lathe tools during class and studio. Includes a woodturning pass for further lathe use in the shop. Visit Norm’s website: https://www.facebook.com//WeekendTurner/.

Tuesdays [6 weeks], May 15 – June 19: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Prerequisites: Completion of an introductory woodworking class with basic woodworking skills.

Class fees by level:  I – $95  II – $140   III – $150    Register for this Class»

Includes semester membership for this studio.

 

 

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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.