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 and Making the Longboard Skateboard Deck - find all the details on the NC State Students Only page & view more classes especially for NC State Students.


WOODTURNINGimage of wood bowl being turned on a lathe
Instructor: Bill 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, May 19 – June 30 (skip June 2)

THIS CLASS IS FILLED and has already started.

 

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

 

Supply fee
$26


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

 


PROJECTS IN WOODimage of a woodworker
Instructors: Tim Bevacqua


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 time outside of class to complete your project. Expect to spend $20 - $75 for materials, depending on choice of project and wood used.

 

Tuesday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, May 26 – June 30

 

THIS CLASS IS FILLED and has already started.

 

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

 

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


HOW TO USE WOODSHOP MACHINES AND HANDTOOLSimage of a wood table

Instructor: 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 5 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, May 27 – June 24

SECTION A IS FILLED and has already started.

 

Section B: Wednesday evenings for 5 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, July 1 – July 29

SECTION B IS FILLED. Click to email to be added to the wait list>

 

Supply fee
$28


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


JOINTS IN WOOD image of a wood joint being fitted together
Instructor: David Trueblood

 

For every connection in wood, a joint is carefully chosen and executed in order to maximize function and visual beauty. In this class, students will learn to lay out, cut, and fit a variety of joints used in furniture making. Hand-cut joinery rooted in both Asian and European cultures will be explored. Emphasis will be on process rather than the completion of a project.


Saturday mornings for 4 weeks 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, May 30 – June 20

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

 

Supply fee

$10

 

Class fee

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


SCROLL SAW IMAGERY image of a group of wooden trees, elephants and whales cut out with a scroll saw
Instructor: Maria Chang

 

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


Wednesday evenings for 4 weeks, 6:30 – 9:30 pm, July 8 - 29

 

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

 

Supply fee

$6

 

Workshop fee

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


For NC State Students Only: A Quick Shelf and Making the Longboard Skateboard Deck - 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