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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. Students will only have access to the studio for the duration of the class to practice during the timeframe in which the class is being conducted. Classes listed with this symbol: Z provide participants options to utilize a PunchCard and/or purchase a ClassPass:

OPTION 1: PunchCard can be utilized for three additional studio visits after the class has ended to complete [only] projects started in class. The card will be made available on the last day of class.

OPTION 2: ClassPass is offered for designated classes and extends studio access beyond the actual time frame of the class. Students enrolled in second session continuing classes [meaning halfway or more through the semester] will be able to purchase a ClassPass to utilize prior to the start of class – pending enrollment verification.

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 and Workshops 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:   Prereq Icon Key


ADVANCED TURNING: FOOTED FORM CONTAINER [Workshop]

Instructor: Bob Reuss

Bring home a finished footed form vessel with this one-day workshop! The workshop will cover selection and preparation of the turning blank, shaping and defining the feet, options for number of feet and their layout, defining the exterior profile, hollowing the interior, and sanding and finishing techniques for best final appearance. The student will receive a handout covering all the techniques for future reference. A $10 materials fee per plank is payable to the instructor during the workshop.

Sunday, September 29: 10:00am – 5:00pm 

Prerequisite: Completion of an introductory woodturning class.

Class fees by level:  I – $35   II – $55   III – $60      Register for this class»

 

 

ADVANCED TURNING: TURNED WOODEN BOX [Workshop]

Instructor: Bob Reuss

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 finial finish alternatives. A $10 materials fee per plank is payable to the instructor during the workshop.

Sunday, August 25: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Prerequisite: Completion of an introductory woodturning class.

Class fees by level:  I – $35   II – $55   III – $60      Register for this class»

 

 

ADVANCED TURNING: TWO PIECE HOLLOW FORM [Workshop]

Instructor: Bob Reuss

This one-day workshop will cover selection and preparation of the turning blank, mounting the sections for turning, approach to turning for uniform wall thickness, finishing the interior, minimizing and disguising the joint between the sections and finish turning the bottom of the piece. Discussions about the versatility of these techniques, embellishing and application/types of finishes. A $10 materials fee per plank is payable to the instructor during the workshop.

Sunday, October 27: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Prerequisite: Completion of an introductory woodturning class.

Class fees by level:  I – $35   II – $55   III – $60     Register for this class»

 

ADVANCED WOODTURNING

Instructor: Bill Wallace

In 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 5 – November 26: 6:30 – 9:30pm  

Prerequisites: Completion of an introductory woodturning class.

Class fees by level:  I – $75   II – $105   III – $110     Register for this class»

 

 

 

 

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HOW TO USE WOODSHOP MACHINES AND HANDTOOLS

Instructor:Tyler Brezina [NC State student]

How to Use Woodshop Machines and Handtools

 

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 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 [6weeks], August 20 – September 24: 6:30 – 9:30pm
Section B: Tuesdays [6 weeks], October 8 – November 12: 6:30 – 9:30pm 

 Prerequisites: None

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

Z This class qualifies for the PunchCard & ClassPass options.

 

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], September 6 – 20: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Section B: Fridays [3 weeks], October 18 – November 1: 6:30 – 9:30pm    

Prerequisites: Must be proficient in the art 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.

Saturdays [3 weeks], November 2 – 16: 9:00am – 1:00pm 

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:  I – $35   II – $60   III – $65     Register for this class»

 

MECHANICAL CREATIONS: WHIRLIGIGS [Workshop]

Instructor: Mark Bell

Whirligigs are simple, fun, wind machines, and a long-time favorite folk-art in North Carolina. Perhaps you’ve seen the works of North Carolina’s two renowned whirligig artists, Vollis Simpon of Wilson, NC whose creations are on display at North Carolina Museum of Art, and Anders Lunde of Chapel Hill, whose creations are displayed at the Smithsonian. Are you ready to try your hand at creating one? If so, come join us!

Section A: Friday, November 15: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Section B: Friday, December 6: 6:30 – 9:30pm

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

Class fees by level:  I – $25   II – $35   III – $40     Register for this class»

 

 

CONTEMPORARY BENCH

Instructors: Willie Wolf

This project class will instruct participants on how to build a contemporary bench made from domestic hardwood. The construction challenges are precisely cutting and fitting double tenons and mortises. You will learn how to cut precision double tenon and mortise joinery using the table saw and mortising machine. Hand tool skills using chisels and hand planes are essential in fitting and finishing the bench. The bench top is fixed to the legs using threaded steel inserts and ¼” hex bolts. Students should be well versed in milling boards to exact specifications and precisely measuring and marking joinery. Expect to spend $50 – $150 for materials, depending on choice of project and wood used. Glue and fasteners are provided.

Mondays [6 weeks], October 14 – November 18: 6:30 – 9:30pm  

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

Class fees by level:  I – $80   II – $125   III – $135     Register for this class» 

Z This class qualifies for the PunchCard & ClassPass options.

 

PROJECTS IN WOOD

Instructor: Tim Bevacqua Projects in Wood

After 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 21 – October 2 [skip September 18]: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Section B: Wednesdays [6 weeks], October 9 – November 13: 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»

Z This class qualifies for the PunchCard & ClassPass options.

 

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Instructor: Maria Lai Scroll Sawing Projects

Puzzles, 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 and use of tools during class. Supplies included.

Wednesdays [4 weeks], August 28 – September 18: 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

Come and enjoy a one-day spoon carving workshop. Using a variety of tools, learn how to design, shape and carve your 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.

Saturday, September 7: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:  I – $35   II – $55   III – $60     Register for this class»

 

 

 

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WOODTURNING

Instructors: Bill Wallace and Jim Wallace

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

Tuesdays [6 weeks], August 20 – September 24:  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     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.