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.

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

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:

Section A: Monday evenings for 5 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, August 31 – October 5 (skip Sept. 7)

THIS CLASS has ended.



Section B: Monday evenings for 5 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, October 12 – November 9



Supply fee

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


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: Tuesday evenings for 4 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm,
September 1 – 22

SECTION A has ended.


Section B: Monday evenings for 4 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm,
September 14 – October 5

SECTION b has ended.


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

Instructor: Katy Walls

Now Open to Everyone 18 years or older: Grab a friend or family member and register for this fun weekend of picture taking. It’s a magical process and a great way to see campus life through a different “lens.”

Build Your Camera: Bring one or even two well-made light-tight containers anytime from 3:00 - 9:00 pm Thursday, September 10, or Friday, September 11, to make your cameras. Oatmeal boxes, shoe boxes, Altoid cans, metal tins of all types and even a small pumpkin have been transformed into cameras in the past…use your imagination! Plan on spending an hour to make your camera!


Take Your Pictures: Drop by anytime on the Challenge Days - Saturday, September 12, and Sunday, September13, from 9:30 am - 4:00 pm (preferably early in the day). We advise that you come early and make a day of it! You’ll load your camera with photographic paper, practice a little, and go anywhere on campus to take your pictures. Then, head back to the Crafts Center to process your own original prints. You can take as many pictures as you wish until the 4:00 pm stop time. Wear good shoes,
you’ll be doing lots of walking!



        • For NC State students: FREE crafts classes of choice will be awarded to both the Judge’s Choice and People’s Choice winners (two winners) for the photos that best capture the spirit of NC State! (max. value $50)
        • For non-students: a FREE 2015-2016 Crafts Center T-Shirt awarded to the non-student People’s Choice winner.

Supply fee: Only $2.00 for NC State students (Level I) and $10 for non-students (Level II & III)


Registration Deadline: Friday, September 11


Challenge Days: Saturday & Sunday, September 12 & 13, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

THIS CLASS has ended.


Photo Exhibition: September 16 – October 30 (Winners to be announced on Friday, October 16)


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

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