THE Crafts Center
Special 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, April 13

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, 5:00 - 8:00 pm, July 9 – 23


THIS CLASS IS FILLED. Click to email to be added to the wait list>

Supply fee



Class fee (includes a studio pass for the semester)

I = $25



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


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


Monday evenings for 2 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, July 13 & 20


Class fee

I = $17

II = $30

WATERCOLOR SUNFLOWERS Watercolor painting of sunflowers by Laura Azzi

Instructor:Laura Azzi

For NC State students only
- no experience necessary. With their imposing height and large, bold leaves and flower heads, sunflowers are wonderful painting subjects. Come join this workshop and learn to paint the dramatic, Great Plains native: the sunflower! See Laura’s paintings at

Tuesday evening, July 14, 6:30 - 9:30 pm

THIS CLASS IS FILLED. Click to email to be added to the wait list>


Class fee
I = $8 (all supplies included)

BEGINNING GUITARimage of guitar student

Instructor: Kirk Adam

Would you like to learn to play the guitar? For both electric and acoustic guitar, students in this introductory class will build the basic foundation of chords and rhythm needed to play their favorite songs. No prior knowledge of music is required! (The Crafts Center has three electric guitars for use during class by the first three students registered who do not have their own instrument.) Repeat students welcome.

Monday evenings for 5 weeks, 7:00 - 8:00 pm, May 18 – June 22 (skip May 25)


THIS CLASS is over.


Class fee
I = $14
II = $25
III = $28

A QUICK SHELFimage of wooden wall shelf
Instructor: George Thomas

For NC State students only. In this fun paced introduction to woodworking, you’ll experience the proper use of power tools while constructing a wall shelf
of your own design. On day one we’ll cut, plane and square rough wood to serve as the underlying structure for building the shelving system. Subsequent classes will be spent personalizing your shelf through creative piercing, carving, texturing, shaping, or finishing.


Thursday afternoons for 3 weeks, 5:00 - 8:00 pm, May 28 – June 11


THIS CLASS is over.


Supply fee



Class fee (includes a studio pass for the semester)

I = $25

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