THE Crafts Center
Art on Paper Classes

For Art on Paper classes and studio use, participants must be age 14 or older. Crafts Center classes are extracurricular, non-credit classes.


Cancellations: For a refund, the Crafts Center staff must be notified of a cancellation at least 7 days before the class or workshop begins; $10 is non-refundable. If the class or workshop is cancelled by the Crafts Center, you will receive a full refund.

 

Absences: To receive the best experience and get the most out of your class, attendance at all classes is important as there are no provisions for make-up sessions for missed classes.


For NC State Students Only - Crafternoons: Sessions D & J. Find all the details on the NC State Students Only page & view more classes especially for NC State Students.


ACRYLIC PAINTING Iacrylic painting class

Instructor: Kirk Adam

 

For beginners only. An excellent class for those who have never painted. Learn about composition, value, materialism, space, volume, techniques, and color. Students will work from still life to learn skills and then have the opportunity to paint their desired subjects. Students are responsible for providing their own supplies and will receive a supply list upon registration. (Expect to pay $40-$100 for supplies, depending on the items & brands purchased.)

 

Monday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, August 24 – October 5 (skip Sept. 7)

 

Class fee
I = $50

II = $90

III = $100


WATERCOLOR I – BASIC WATERCOLOR watercolor student

Instructor: Laura Azzi

 

For beginners only. Students will be taught the basics, from brush strokes to color mixing to applying water media paint. Color theory and composition will be covered. Come and express your creative self through watercolor for relaxation and enjoyment. Students are responsible for providing their own supplies and will receive a supply list upon registration. (Expect to pay $35 – $45 for supplies at a local art supply store.) See Laura’s paintings at www.lauraazzifinearts.com.

 

Tuesday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, August 25 – September 29

 

Class fee
I = $50

II = $90

III = $100


SCREENPRINTING image of screenprinting process

Instructor: Kirk Adam

 

Have you ever wanted to print your own design on a T-shirt or print cool posters? In this class you'll learn the basics to do just that. We'll cover things such as creating designs, making silkscreens, applying emulsions, exposing the screen, and printing techniques. No experience necessary, just an open mind to let creativity flow. In addition to the supply fee paid at registration, students are responsible for providing their own additional supplies and will receive a supply list upon registration. (Expect to pay $40-$50 for supplies at a local art supply store.)

 

Wednesday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, August 26 – September 30

 

Supply fee

$10

 

Class fee
I = $50

II = $90

III = $100


FALL STILL LIFE IN WATERCOLOR (Workshop)

Instructor: Laura Azzi

 

Capture the essence of autumn in a still life with watercolor. Through subtle watercolor washes and well-placed glazes, learn how to paint vibrant colors to create your own fall painting. Beginners welcome! Students are responsible for providing their own supplies and will receive a supply list upon registration. (If you have no supplies on hand, expect to pay $35 – $45 for supplies at a local art supply store.) Additionally, students will pay a $5 materials fee to the instructor for special materials. See Laura’s paintings at www.lauraazzifinearts.com.

 

Saturday, September 19, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

 

Workshop fee
I = $17

II = $30

III = $33


HANDMADE BOOKS (Workshop) handmade books

Instructor: Anne McLean (an NC State Student)

 

Learn the skills used in decorating book covers, tearing and folding signatures (pages), and stitch binding. Students will explore the creative and functional design possibilities of books, including addition of pockets and unusual materials to make each book unique! Supply fee includes materials to make two books approximately 17 cm x 13 cm (~5” x7”) each.

 

Saturday & Sunday, September 26 & 27, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

 

Supply fee

$36

 

Workshop fee
I = $33

II = $60

III = $67


ACRYLIC PAINTING II student painting waterlilies in acrylic paint

Instructor: Kirk Adam

 

For the painter with experience in acrylics who wants to improve their skills and master more! Each week explore different acrylic painting exercises, learn different techniques, and refine your skill as you bring confidence into your new artwork possibilities. Students will experiment with abstraction, color combinations, composition, and new materials. During class, students will work on their own painting projects. Students are responsible for providing their own supplies and will receive a supply list upon registration. (Expect to pay $40-$100 for supplies, depending on the items & brands you choose to purchase.)

 

Monday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, October 12 – November 16

 

Prerequisites: Completion of Acrylic Painting I class or equivalent experience.

 

Class fee
I = $50

II = $90

III = $100


CONTINUING WATERCOLOR Watercolr class

Instructor: Laura Azzi

 

Those who have previously learned the basics of watercolor will expand their knowledge of layering with color, light and texture to create natural and expressive paintings. Mixed media techniques will also be explored. Students are responsible for providing their own supplies and will receive a supply list upon registration. (Expect to pay $35 – $45 for supplies at a local art supply store.) See Laura’s paintings at www.lauraazzifinearts.com.

 

Tuesday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, October 13 – November 17

 

Prerequisites: Watercolor I, Watercolor Cards Workshop, or another beginning watercolor class.

 

Class fee
I = $50

II = $90

III = $100


CREATIVE SEASONAL CARDMAKING card with butterfly print

Instructor: Susan Soper

 

No experience necessary. Create special Seasonal and Holiday cards! Get into the holiday spirit with bold simple images all while learning the basics of linoleum cut printmaking. Images will be cut and printed. Envelopes included. A materials fee of $10 is payable to instructor at first class. Visit Susan’s website: susansoperlithographs.com.

 

Friday, December 4, 6:30 - 9:30pm

 

Class fee
I = $9

II = $15

III = $17


For NC State Students Only - Crafternoons: Sessions D & J. Find all the details on the NC State Students Only page & view more classes especially for NC State Students.


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CRAFTS CENTER INFORMATION: 919.515.2457