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The Crafts Center is cancelling all in-person classes through September 30. Leading up to this time, we will continue to review and evaluate best practices for the remainder of the semester. The Center will be moving as many classes online as possible and will be offering an entirely new array of online instruction. Please check our website often for frequent updates.
If you have work or materials that you’d like to pick up, please contact your studio manager to schedule a time. If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the director, Carol Fountain Nix, at clnix@ncsu.edu. We are figuring out details as quickly as we can, and will get back with you ASAP with more information.
We will get through this! We will get through this! #WECANMAKEIT

 

ADVANCED TURNING: TURNED WOODEN BOX [Workshop]

Instructor: Bob Reuss

Bring home a finished turned lidded box with this two-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 finial finish alternatives. A $10 materials fee per blank is payable to the instructor during the workshop. A $10 materials fee per blank is payable to the instructor during the workshop.

Saturday, October 24: 12:00 – 4:00pm
Sunday, October 25: 12:00 – 4:00pm

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Prerequisite: Completion of an introductory woodturning class

Class fee:     NC State Students – $60     Public – $95      Register for this class»

 

ADVANCED WOODTURNING

Instructor: Bill Wallace

Woodturning-Summer 2018In this advanced woodturning class you will learn to expand your skills in bowl turning. You will have an opportunity to turn a bowl with a square outside, a natural edge piece, or a bowl that you could do some carving on.
Visit Bill’s website: http://newlightwoodworks.com/.

Tuesdays [4 weeks] November 3 – 24: 6:30 – 9:30pm  

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Prerequisites: Completion of an introductory woodturning class.

Class fee:     NC State Students – $85     Public – $135      Register for this class»

 

 

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 B: Fridays [3 weeks] October 16 – 30: 6:30 – 9:30pm   

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Prerequisites: Must be proficient in CAD software.

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $60     Public – $100      Register for this class»

 

INTRODUCTION TO WOODWORKING

Instructor: John Metzler

Interested 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 and hand tool woodworking while constructing a Poplar end table complete with a drawer. This table is the perfect for any couch, bed, or dorm. Class fee includes wood, hardware, and use of tools during class.

Section B: Tuesdays [6 weeks] October 13 – November 17: 6:30 – 9:30pm 

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fee:     NC State Students – $115     Public – $185      Register for this class»

[Class includes a PUNCH CARD and eligibility for a CLASS PASS]

 

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 studio membership upon completion of this class.

Section B: Saturdays [4 weeks] October 17 – November 7: 10:00am – 1:00pm 

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $65     Public – $115      Register for this class»

 

JIGS AND FIXTURES [Workshop]

Instructor: Willie Wolf

This session will demonstrate the construction and use of basic jigs and fixtures. How to construct jigs and the variety of accessories available for them to function. Come prepared to take notes!

Table saw jigs:

  • Cross cut and special purpose sleds
  • Tenoning jig
  • Spline jig
  • Box joint jig

Drill Press:

  • Sled for drilling corner braces

Friday, November 13: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $35     Public – $55      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 their own materials based upon project selected.

Section A: Wednesdays [6 weeks] October 7 – November 11: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Prerequisite: Completion of the Introduction to Woodworking class.

Class fee:     NC State Students – $85     Public – $155      Register for this class»

[Class includes a PUNCH CARD and eligibility for a CLASS PASS]

 

SCROLL SAW PROJECTS

Instructor: Maria Lai

Scroll Sawing ProjectsPuzzles, trivets, 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, use of tools during class, and other necessary supplies.

Wednesdays [4 weeks] October 7 – 28: 6:30 – 9:30pm 

Skill Level: Open to all skill levels

Prerequisites: None

Class fee:     NC State Students – $65     Public – $115      Register for this class»

 

TURNED JEWELRY PENDANTS[Workshop]

Instructor: Norm Cloutier

Using smaller pieces of exotic or interesting woods, we will make pendants that are both centered and carved off-center using professional and shop-made jigs.

Sunday, October 18: 12:00 – 5:00pm

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Prerequisite: Completion of an introductory woodturning class or equivalent

Class fee:     NC State Students – $45     Public- $70      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.