THE Crafts Center
Wood Classes

For woodshop classes and studio use, participants must be age 18 or older and have health insurance. Crafts Center classes are extracurricular, non-credit classes. All wood classes include a pass for access to the woodshop 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 woodshop is available for use without taking a class. More information>


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 - A Quick Shelf, Making the Longboard Skateboard Deck, Woodturning Bootcamp, and Crafting in the Afternoon: Sessions H & I . Find all the details on the NC State Students Only page & view more classes especially for NC State Students.


HOW TO USE WOODSHOP MACHINES AND HANDTOOLSimage of a wood table

Instructors: George Thomas and Zach Gregory


Interested in woodworking and have never been exposed to the larger machines, tools and processes? Students in this introductory hands-on class will learn the skill sets of machine woodworking while constructing a floating top table suitable for use at home or in any residence hall room.

 

Section A: Wednesday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, August 27 – October 1 (Sction A is now FULL. Call us to be added to the waitlist - don't send any payment.)

 

Section B: Tuesday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, October 14 – November 18

(section B is now FULL. Call us to be added to the waitlist - don't send any payment.)

Supply fee
$28


Class fee
I = $50
II = $90
III = $100


PROJECTS IN WOODimage of a woodworker
Instructors: Tim Bevacqua and Zach Gregory


After completing the introductory woodworking class, are you eager to get started on your next woodworking project? From a plan and materials of your own choosing, discussion on the first night is aimed at getting you going. From there, this class will be all hands-on requiring possible work time outside of class to complete your project. Expect to spend $20 - $75 for materials, depending on choice of project and wood used.

 

Section A: Tuesday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, September 2 – October 7 (Section A is now FULL. Call us to be added to the waitlist - don't send any payment.)

 

Section B: Wednesday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, October 15 – November 19 (Section B is now FULL. Call us to be added to the waitlist - don't send any payment.)

 

Prerequisites: Completion of an introductory woodworking class with basic woodworking skills.

 

Class fee
I = $50
II = $90
III = $100


WOODTURNINGimage of wood bowl being turned on a lathe
Instructors: Bill and Jim Wallace

 

Turn wooden bowls and spindles! In this introductory class, students will have the opportunity to explore the very different experiences found in turning the side grain of a spindle and the end grain found in making a bowl. The supply fee includes plenty of wood and use of lathe tools during class and studio. Visit Bill’s website: newlightwoodworks.com.


Tuesday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, September 2 – October 7

(This class is now FULL. Call us to be added to the waitlist - don't send any payment.)

 

Prerequisites: Completion of an introductory woodworking class with basic woodworking skills

 

Supply fee
$26


Class fee
I = $50
II = $90
III = $100


THE BASIC HEPPLEWHITE STAND: FOR PLANTS OR A GAME OF CHESS hepplewithe plant stad
Instructor: David Trueblood

 

Uniting elegance with utility, Hepplewhite style retains elements of traditional period furniture while adding geometry and a sense of simple delicacy. Made from poplar, the project provides the challenge of hand-cutting joinery and splayed leg design. The legs themselves can be tapered or lathe turned. Make a simple wooden top or throw in some contrasting walnut to turn your project into the perfect chairside gaming table.


Saturday mornings for 6 weeks, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, September 6 – October 18 (skip October 11)

(This class is now FULL. Call us to be added to the waitlist - don't send any payment.)

 

Supply fee

$25

 

Class fee

I = $50
II = $90
III = $100


SCROLL SAW IMAGERY using a scroll saw
Instructor: John Metzler (an NC State student)


Puzzles, portraiture, and layer-built imagery; all of these can be created out of colorful wood with the help of the scroll saw. Gain confidence in scroll sawing as you work to complete a basic project showcasing campus icons and insignia. Once the machine is mastered, you will explore more advanced technique, work with more advanced patterns, and even create imagery of your own design.

 

Wednesday afternoons for 3 weeks, 4:00 - 7:00 pm, October 15 – October 29

(This class is now FULL. Call us to be added to the waitlist - don't send any payment.)

 

Supply fee

$6

 

Class fee

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


CHIP CARVING example of chip carving
Instructor: Leon Harkins

 

For all skill levels. Learn this traditional form of ornamental carving in which a design is incised directly into the wood surface. Using a one tool approach, the class will be introduced to the fundamentals of design, carving technique and tool care. Students will have the opportunity to complete several carvings in which lettering, freeform, or geometric style will be explored. A $15 supply fee payable to the instructor on the first night includes wood and a knife for use during class.


Thursday evenings for 5 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, October 16 – Nov. 13

 

Class fee

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


WOODTURNED INK PENS (Workshop) turned wood ink pens
Instructor: Stephen Odom (an NC State Student)

 

For all skill levels. Have fun while learning to make several quality writing instruments from a variety of woods. The supply fee covers materials used to make three pens. Additional kits can be purchased from the instructor.


Saturday, October 18, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

(This workshop is now FULL. Call us to be added to the waitlist - don't send any payment.)

 

Supply fee

$10

 

Workshop fee

I = $17
II = $30
III = $33


THE THREE-LEGGED STOOL (Workshop) three-legged wood stool
Instructor: Alan Leland

 

Alan Leland sells his must-see elegant rendition of the classical three legged stool at our Annual Holiday Sale and Fair. He is now offering a weekend class in which students use the lathe and other shop equipment to craft their own seating. Perfect for the dinner table or for wiling away the hours playing your favorite instrument, the stool design used will showcase a figured maple top set off by walnut legs complete with Windsor styled cross bracing. Basic experience in woodturning is recommended. Visit Alan’s website at alanleland.com.


Friday, November 7, 6:30 - 9:30 pm; Saturday and Sunday, November 8 & 9, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

(This workshop is now FULL. Call us to be added to the waitlist - don't send any payment.)

 

Prerequisites: Basic experience in woodturning is recommended.

 

Supply fee

$40

 

Workshop fee

I = $47
II = $85
III = $94


For NC State Students Only - A Quick Shelf, Making the Longboard Skateboard Deck, Woodturning Bootcamp, and Crafting in the Afternoon: Sessions H & I . 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