THE Crafts Center
Classes for NC State Students Only

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.


Registration for NC State Students begins Monday, July 13


Instructor: Jo Ellen Westmorelandpottery

For NC State students only. Would you like to learn how to work on the pottery wheel? This class covers the fundamentals of throwing basic forms: wedging, centering, pulling & shaping walls to make cylinder forms, mugs, bowls and vases. You then will learn to trim and glaze your pots. Practice time outside of class is strongly suggested to develop throwing skills Supply fee includes one 25# bag of clay.

Section D: for NC State students only - Friday mornings for 6 weeks, 9:45 am - 12:15 pm, August 21 – September 25


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Class fee (includes a studio pass for the semester)

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 or Sunday, September 12 & 13, 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 and $10 for all others


Registration Deadline: Friday, September 11


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


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


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MAKING THE LONGBOARD SKATEBOARD DECK mage of skateboard class students
Instructor: Braden Walker (an NC State student)

For NC State students only - no experience needed. Intensely hands-on! Make a custom-sized longboard skateboard you can ride and enjoy for years. Students will learn to laminate plys of Baltic birch into the necessary complex curves. The form will then be cut with the band saw, drilled, routed and sanded to final shape. By the end of the three classes, you will have a finished longboard deck ready for wheels.


Thursday evenings for 3 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, September 17 – October 1

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Class fee (includes a studio pass for the semester)

I = $25


Instructor: Christopher Holmes (an NC State student)


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A BiKe Repair Facility in Support of the Wolf Wheels Program!


For NC State students, employees & Centennial Affiliates only. Say goodbye to expensive bike repairs and learn to properly maintain your own bike. In this two-session crash course, participating NC State students will receive access to our repair facility for their entire college career and participating employees receive access for their entire term of employment at the University! Whether you are a competitive racer or just a casual rider, this class will provide you with the necessary skills to replace/repair flats, lubricate drive-trains, tune brakes and derailleurs, true wheels, and much more. Students are encouraged to bring their own bikes to learn on. For more about Wolf Wheels, visit repai class


Section A:Thursday evenings for two weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, September 17 & 24


Section B: Thursday evenings for two weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, October 15 & 22


Class fee

I = $17

II = $30


SIX BLINGS IN THREE NIGHTS cahine maille pendant
Instructor: Erin Hathaway

For NC State students only. - no experience needed. Weave your own jewelry based on historic chainmaille patterns used in battle armor as far back as 5th Century BC. Unlike the knights of old, your constructs will be light, colorful and personally expressive. Working from a rainbow of options, you’ll weave anodized aluminum jump rings into bracelets, earrings and pendants. Expect to leave the class with 6 finished pieces of jewelry and a newfound fascination perfectly suited for further exploration in the quiet of your residence hall abode! See Erin’s work on Facebook: Split-Infinity-Jewelry.


Tuesday evenings for 3 weeks, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, October 13 – October 27


Supply fee



Class fee (includes a studio pass for the semester)

I = $25

WOODTURNING BOOT CAMP woodteurning students
Instructor: Alex Barnes (an NC State student)

For NC State students only. Learn to spin wood into any shape you wish! The Friday evening session will provide an intensely hands-on introduction to the wood lathe, spindle turning, and all of the many shapes that can be made. On Saturday, students can expect a fast-paced day of making tea bowls with the final challenge being a goblet. This class includes a studio pass for the remainder of the semester so that you can continue practicing your newfound skill.


Friday evening, October 16, 5:00 - 8:00 pm and Saturday, October 17, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


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Class fee (includes a studio pass for the semester)

I = $28


For NC State students only.  Don’t have time to commit to a full-length crafts class? Come join us for an afternoon of fun and learning! No experience necessary. Register for one or more sessions.


Class fee
$5 per session, all supplies included
(does NOT include studio access for the semester)


Session A - Clay: Use the potter’s wheel to create a simple bowl or cup made from clay!
Friday afternoon, 4-7 pm, September 11


Session B - Clay: Make a handbuilt mug or cup for your morning tea or coffee!
Friday afternoon, 4-7 pm, September 11


Session C - – Woodturned Box: Use the wood lathe to turn highly figured wood into a small lidded box.

Friday afternoon, 4-7 pm, September 18


Session D - Creative Card Making: Be ready for those unexpected occasions! Make your own classy cards all while learning the basics of linoleum cut printmaking!
Friday afternoon, 4-7 pm, September 18


Session E - Desktop Book Cradle: Make a simple wooden book holder perfectly sized to hold your favorite novels.
Friday afternoon, 4-7 pm, September 25


Session F - Nocturnal Photography: On a near full moon night, we’ll trek to the Belltower and roundabout to capture the night lights and its play with motion…dress warmly.
Friday evening, 5-8 pm, September 25


Session G -Hot Glass Beads: Learn to use torches to melt and form colorful glass beads.

Friday afternoon, 4-7 pm, October 2

Session H - Wire-wrapped Earrings: Learn basic wire wrapping techniques to craft earrings.

Friday afternoon, 4-7 pm, October 16

Session I - Beaded Bracelet: Make a colorful bracelet with wire and beads!
Friday afternoon, 4-7 pm, October 23


Session J - Origami: Learn to make origami butterflies, swans, cranes, and geometric ornaments.
Friday evening, 6-8 pm, November 13


Session K - Glass Ornament: Cut and solder glass to create a simple holiday ornament.
Friday afternoon, 4-7 pm, December 4

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