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Studio Memberships

Studio memberships are available for purchase by those not taking a class, provided they have sufficient experience and knowledge to work independently in the studio. First-time users must complete an orientation before purchasing a membership.

Membership to the Crafts Center entitles members full access to special events and their studio of choice during open hours and when a class is not in session [the Center’s schedule runs on the official NC State University schedule.]

In considering whether to become a member, please take into consideration that we are a teaching center first.  Our primary mission is to focus on NC State students (as student fees pay for this Center) and also to provide a location for students of all ages to learn and grow as makers. We strongly discourage the use of a studio membership solely for mass production purposes that would supply a personal business as this could adversely impact the needs of those in classes and workshops.

Please note that memberships are not available for Mixed Media as it is a multi-purpose studio used for multiple classes. To schedule a studio orientation, contact the appropriate studio manager listed on our Staff page.

Ready to purchase a studio membership?

Memberships can be purchased in-person at the Crafts Center and may be paid for via check or credit card.

Membership Fees

  • Level I – Student price: For fee-paying NC State students only; this price is not available to tuition waiver recipients, non-fee paying students or spouses of students.
  • Level II – Affiliate price: For NC State alumni, parents of currently–enrolled NC State  students, NC State University employees, retired NC State faculty/staff, Centennial partners, non–fee paying NC State students, OLLI members, senior citizens (60+), active and retired military (does not apply to  spouses.)
  • Level III – Base price: For general public

Annual Membership

We are now offering an annual membership! Annual memberships are 10% off the total cost of semester-based (individual) memberships, therefore they offer overall savings, especially to members who use the center year-round. [Non-refundable, one-time annual payment]

Annual Membership Inclusions and Benefits

  • 10% savings over purchasing per-semester memberships individually
  • Full access to the studio in which you are registered
  • Open invitation to attend members only special events
  • Qualification for entering the Crafts Fair Lottery
  • Free admission to our Crafts Fair


  • Memberships are not available for Mixed Media as it is a multi-purpose studio used for multiple classes.
  • A limited number of Fiber Studio memberships may be available each semester depending on class demand for looms and spinning wheels.  Please contact the Crafts Center or place your name on the Fiber Studio Membership waitlist by emailing your request to

Membership Fees (per studio): Individually per Semester and Annually

LevelFallSummerSpringAll 3*Annual Special
Level I $58  $48 $58  $164  $148
Level II $92  $82 $92  $266  $239
Level III    $114  $104 $114  $332  $299

* All 3 purchased individually

*Summer sessions are discounted due to the shorter summer schedule.