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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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A Keepsake Drawer Box

Instructor: David Trueblood

Keepsake Drawer Box_David TruebloodThis project involves through and half-blind dovetails with a special dovetail to hide a groove. Make a one-drawer keepsake box while learning the same techniques used in fitting drawers to desks and other fine furniture. The box will be made from cherry and the drawer from poplar. All supplies included.

Saturdays [5 weeks], February 2 – March 2: 9:00am – 12:00pm

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

Class fees by level:  I – $80   II – $118   III – $128    Register for this class»

Includes semester membership for this studio.

 

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How to Use Woodshop Machines and Handtools

Instructors:
Section A – Tal Bevacqua
Section B – Staff

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.

Section A: Tuesdays [6 weeks], January 15 – February 19: 6:30 – 9:30pm
Section B: Tuesdays [6 weeks], March 19 – April 23: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisite: None

Class fees by level:  I – $95   II – $140   III – $150    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.

Fridays [3 weeks], March 22 – April 5: 6:30 – 9:30pm 

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»

 

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Introductory Machine Tools

Instructor: Willie Wolf

If you want to learn safe operating procedures of woodworking machines, without working on a project, this class is for you! You will learn the basic functionality and proper use of the major woodworking machines, including the jointer, planer, table saw, miter saw, router table, drill press, radial arm saw, and band saw. You will be qualified to purchase a wood shop membership pass upon completion of this class.

Section A: Saturdays [3 weeks], January 12 – 26: 9:00am – 12:00pm 

Section B: Saturdays [3 weeks], March 23 – April 6: 9:00am – 12:00pm 

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level:  I – $35   II – $60   III – $65   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].

Section A: Thursdays [3 weeks], March 21 – April 4: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Section B: Thursdays [3 weeks], April 11 – April 25: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: none

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

 

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Marquetry [Workshop]

Instructor: Beth Woody

Marquetry_crBethWoody_story block imageHave you ever wanted to make the lovely imagery or floral inserts used in fine furniture and intricately detailed pictures?  You can!  Not only will students in this hands-on workshop learn the history of this ancient art form, they will also cut veneer with hand-operated fret saws and knives while creating their own beautiful marquetry picture. A $25 materials fee payable to the instructor at the end of the workshop covers veneer and use of all tools needed to complete one picture. Additional supplies will be available for purchase.

Saturday, March 30, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday, March 31, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level: I – $70   II – $115   III – $125    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.

Section A: Wednesdays [6 weeks], January 16 – February 20: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Section B: Wednesdays [6 weeks], March 20 – April 24: 6:30 – 9:30pm

 

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.

 

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Scroll Saw Little Boxes [Workshop]

Instructor: Maria Lai

Little Scroll Saw Box_Maria LaiLearn to make cute little boxes using the scroll saw in this weekend workshop. Square, oval, heart, or any shape you like! Come up with your own design for each box. Experience with the scroll saw will be helpful. Fee includes wood and use of tools to make several boxes.

Friday, February 15, 6:30 – 9:30pm

Saturday, February 16, 10:00 am – 5:00pm

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level:   – $65   II – $90   III – $100    Register for this class»

 

 

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Instructor: Maria Lai

Scroll Sawing ProjectsPuzzles, portraitures, 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 patterns of your choice, and even create imagery of your own design. Class fee includes wood and use of tools during class. Supplies included.

Wednesdays [4 weeks], March 27 – April 17: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level:  I – $50  II – $80   III – $85   Register for this class»

 

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Turned Lidded Box [Workshop]

Instructor: Bob Reuss

Bob Reuss -- Walnut and Cherry

Bob Reuss — Walnut and Cherry

Bring home a finished turned lidded box with this one-day workshop! Students will learn the techniques for designing and making turned wooden boxes on the lathe. The workshop will cover selection and preparation of the turning blank, mounting, fitting the lid, use of finials, burned line embellishment, and final finish alternatives. A materials fee of $10 per plank is payable to the instructor during the class.

Saturday, April 6: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Prerequisites: Completion of a beginner’s woodturning class and with basic woodturning and tool handling skills required

Class fees by level:  I – $30   II – $50   III – $55   Register for this class»

 

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Instructors: Bill and Jim Wallace

Woodturning-Summer 2018

Turn 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 Bill’s website: http://newlightwoodworks.com/ and Jim’s website: https://jimwallacewoodturning.com/

Section A: Tuesdays [6 weeks], January 15 – February 19: 6:30 – 9:30pm
Section B: Tuesdays [6 weeks], March 19 – April 23: 6:30 – 9:30pm 

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

Class fees by level:  I – $95  II – $140   III – $150

Includes semester membership for woodturning only.    Register for this class»

 

 

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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.