In-person Wood Classes


Instructor: Bob Reuss
In this two-day workshop you will learn all about natural edge bowls. This class will cover types of natural edge turning blanks, preparation of the blanks and how to retain the bark. The first day will feature multiple demonstrations on turning techniques as well as turning your very own natural edge bowl. In the second day you will learn to create a shallow form bowl with a foot. All necessary wood, abrasives and finishing materials will be furnished for a fee of $10 payable to the instructor on the day of the class.

Saturday, May 22: 12:00 – 4:00pm
Sunday, May 23: 12:00 – 4:00pm

Skill Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: Completion of an introductory woodturning class.

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $65     Public – $100      Register for this class»



Instructor: John Metzler
Projects in WoodHave you taken woodworking classes in the past but it’s been sometime? Are you familiar with a few of the machines in the shop but don’t qualify for a membership? Then this class is for you. In this class you will learn the basic functionality and proper use of major woodworking machines, including the radial arm saw, jointer, planer, table saw, miter saw, router, drill press, stationary sanders and the band saw. Hand tools, power tools and jigs will be included in discussions. This class is meant for students who have some woodworking experience but either want a refresher or want to be approved for a membership to the Wood Studio.

Saturdays [3 weeks], June 12 – June 26: 12:00pm – 3:00pm  

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisite: Some woodworking experience.

Class fees by level:      NC State Students – $75    Public – $100      Register for this class»



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.

Mondays [3 weeks], June 7 – 21: 6:30 – 9:30pm 

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisite: Must be proficient in the use of CAD software or VCarve Pro (Free trial and training at

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $75     Public – $115      Register for this class»



Instructor: Bill 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. Visit Bill’s website:

Tuesdays [6 weeks] June 8 – July 13: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $95     Public – $170      Register for this class»

[Punch Card and Class Pass eligibility for Woodturning only.]



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.

Tuesdays [6 weeks] May 25 – June 29: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $130     Public – $190      Register for this class»

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



Instructor: Tim Bevacqua
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 their own materials based upon project selected.

Wednesdays [6 weeks] June 9 – July 14: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Intermediate

Prerequisite: Completion of Introduction to Woodworking, Introductory Machine Tools, or an equivalent.

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $125    Public – $190      Register for this class»

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



Instructor: Bill Wallace
Carved Spoons_Bill WallaceCome 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. Visit Bill’s website:

Saturday, June 26: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $60     Public – $95      Register for this class»



Instructor: Bill Wallace

Carve a wood spirit in a piece of basswood using mallet-type and hand held carving tools. Use your imagination to create a one of a kind sculpture. Medium hand strength is useful. No experience required. All skill levels are welcome. Visit Bill’s website:

Saturday, July 10: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, July 11: 12:00 – 4:00pm

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $90      Public – $125      Register for this class»


Register for classes

See Crafts Center registration guidelines and instructions »


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.


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.