Remaining Summer Semester Classes

Summer semester’s not over yet! You can still register for these remaining classes:

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:Prereq Icon Key



Beginner's green asteriskCabochons

Instructor: Linda Searcy

CabochonsA beginning level class. Cut slabs of stone and polish into convex forms to produce gems worthy of setting into brooches, rings, or necklaces. This cut produces an evenly curved surface in a range of shapes. Students will begin the process with agate or quartz – great for rock hounds! Stones, supplies and use of equipment during class are included in the class fee. Visit Linda’s website:

Section B:
Saturday, July 7: 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 8: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 14: 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Prerequisites: None

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

Includes semester membership for this studio.



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Linocut Stamping [Workshop]

Instructor: Jillian Ohl

Linocut - flamingoOpen to all skill levels. Create your own stamp! Linoleum blocks are an easy way to carve your own block print. Learn the process of carving and printing. An alternate to the linoleum block is making a print with a Styrofoam plate – yes, a Styrofoam plate!  S


upplies included.  Visit Jillian’s artwork at

Saturday, July 14: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level:  I – $35   II – $45   III – $50    Register for this class»



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Painting Roses in Watercolor [Workshop]

Instructor: Laura Azzi

Painting Roses in WatercolorNo experience necessary. There is something mystical about a rose unfolding its graceful petals among the contrast of thorns and spiked leaves. I love sitting in a garden or at a nursery, the air thick with distinctive scent, painting with all my senses. Come learn to paint these wonderful flowers with a simple palette of color and creative textures that will define the structure of the rose. Students are responsible for providing some of their own supplies and will receive a supply list upon registration.  [If you have no supplies on hand, expect to pay $20 – $35 for supplies at a local art supply store.] See Laura’s work at:

Saturday, July 7: 10:00 am – 4:00 p.m.

Prerequisites: none

Class fees by level: I – $35   II – $50   III – $55    Register for this class»



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Concrete Garden Art [Workshop] 

Instructor: Kathy Driggers

Concrete Garden Art - birdbathWant to put some art in your garden? In this workshop, you will work with concrete to build a birdbath with embedded objects. You will learn basic concrete techniques of sand casting and simple armature building to create a lovely outdoor sculpture. Our birdbath can be embedded with found objects, glass, or high-fired pottery. A $30 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. Students will bring their own leather work gloves, a cheap plastic dishpan, and a spray bottle. You are encouraged to bring your own objects for embedding.

Friday. July 20: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 21: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 22: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:  I – $55   II – $95   III – $105    Register for this class»