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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 [6 weeks], August 28 – October 2: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Section B: Mondays [6 weeks], October 22 – November 26: 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.

Section A: Fridays [3 weeks], August 31 – September 14: 6:30 – 9:30pm 

Section B: Fridays [3 weeks], October 26 – November 9: 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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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, rectangular, circular 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, October 19, 6:30 – 9:30pm

Saturday, October 20, 10:00 am – 4:00pm

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level:  I – $65  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].

Section A: Thursdays [3 weeks], August 30 – September 13: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Section B: Tuesdays [3 weeks], October 9 – 23: 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, August 18, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday, August 19, 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], August 22 – September 26: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Section B: Wednesdays [6 weeks], October 3 – November 7: 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.

 

Open to all_blue circleScroll Saw 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], September 19 – October 10: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: none

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

 

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Spoon Carving [Workshop]

Instructor: Bill Wallace

Carved Spoons_Bill Wallace

Come and enjoy a one-day spoon carving workshop. Using a variety of tools, learn how to design, shape, and carve you very own wooden spoon with both functional and sculptural elements. If you have your own carving gloves feel free to bring them, all other supplies included. Visit Bill’s website: http://newlightwoodworks.com/.

Saturday, September 8: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level:  I – $70   II – $95   III – $105   Register for this class»

 

 

The Shaker Styled Side Table

Instructor: David Trueblood

Shaker Table_story block imageGreat as an accent or beside the bed or sofa, the Shaker styled side table is perfect for expanding your skill set after taking an introductory woodworking class. Starting from rough planks of cherry hardwood, you’ll layout and learn to taper legs and chop mortise and tenon joints by hand. The mix of machines and handtools used offers a great opportunity to experience the joys of handcrafting a fine piece of furniture.

Saturdays [7 weeks], September 8 – November 3 [skip Sept. 22 & Oct. 6]: 9:00am – 12:00pm

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

Class fees by level:  I – $115   II – $170   III – $180    Register for this class»

Includes semester membership for this studio.

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.

Thursdays [6 weeks], September 27 – November 29 [skip Oct. 4, 11 and Nov. 15 & 22]: 6:30 – 9:30pm

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 for this studio

 

Beginner's green asteriskWoodturning

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], August 21 – September 25: 6:30 – 9:30pm
Section B: Tuesdays [6 weeks], October 23 – November 27: 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»

 

 

Register for classes

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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.