THE Crafts Center
Photography Classes

For photography classes & studio/darkroom use, participants must be age 18 or older and have health insurance. Crafts Center classes are extracurricular, non-credit classes. All darkroom classes include a pass for access to the darkroom for the current semester. Workshops do not include a studio pass but workshop participants may purchase a studio pass at the level I price. The darkroom is available for use without taking a class.
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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.

Instructor: Katy Walls

An introductory class perfectly suited for NC State students, alumni and the community who wish to visually explore a few memorable sites on campus while learning the art of B&W photography! On the first evening your instructor will provide impromptu instruction as she leads the class around campus where you will learn to compose light and motion to be captured in SLR film cameras. Bring your own camera or use a Crafts Center loaner! Students will process their exposed film and spend the remainder of this class camped out in the darkroom exploring the traditional B&W printing process. Students in this hands-on class will have the opportunity to create keepsake visual memories of life on our campus. Visit Katy’s website:

Monday evenings for 5 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, January 26 – February 23

THIS CLASS IS FILLED and has already started.


Supply fee

Class fee
I = $42
II = $75
III = $83

PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR ARTWORK photographer taking photos of artwork

Instructor: Gary Knight


Wouldn’t you like to take your own still pictures and not have to pay others to create images for your portfolio or publication? This class will serve to orient students in the use of the Crafts Center’s photography studio while covering composition, camera control, and lighting demands common to still photography. As a bonus, students will receive an orientation of the use of Photoshop software and a scanner for digitizing 35mm slides. For more about Gary’s work, visit

Monday evenings for 3 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, January 26 –
February 9

THIS CLASS IS FILLED and has already started.


Class fee
I = $25
II = $45
III = $50


Instructor: Gary Knight


The digital camera…so much capability that so few people fully comprehend! From learning the various camera controls to exercising the options of how and when they are best used, students in this nuts and bolts class will gain the confidence needed to capture that perfect instant. Learn to use your own SLR camera or use one of our Nikon D3000 loaners in order to get the most out of this series of hands-on discussions and photo shoots. For more about Gary’s work, visit

Section A: Monday evenings for 4 weeks, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, March 16 – April 6

THIS SECTION IS FILLED and has already started.


Section B: Tuesday evenings for 4 weeks, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, March 17 – April 7

THIS SECTION IS FILLED and has already started.


Class fee
I = $33
II = $60
III = $67


DIGITAL MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY macro photoraph of a flower

Instructor: Gary Knight


Get close to your subject! This class begins with a Thursday evening session aimed at equipment and technique used in capturing stunning close-up photographs. Then, early Saturday morning, while light is good and the dew is on the vine, students will gather at the JC Raulston Arboretum where they’ll capture the best of NC flora. After breaking for lunch, the class will reconvene at the Crafts Center to share successes and discuss how their shots could be made better For more about Gary’s work, visit

Thursday evening, April 16, 6:30 - 9:30 pm & Saturday, April 18, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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Class fee
I = $27
II = $48
III = $53

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