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SUMMER 2018 COURSE CATALOG


Summer Is the Time for Reconnecting With Creativity One of the joys of being here at the Crafts Center is seeing progress in all directions. Something is always new and refresh and everyone here is brimming with creativity. It inspires me and challenges me to find new directions in my own work. Whether you’re an engineer or a visual studies student, the summer sessions provide that rare span of time to simply “get off the grid” and explore new avenues for creative expression. What could be more satisfying than taking a leap and signing up to learn something you’ve never done before? The Crafts Center is the perfect place to let your inner creative nature soar. This summer, we’re offering a record-setting number of classes with new media offerings such as screen printing, papermaking, and calligraphy/lettering in addition to more specialty classes.

The summer sessions provide that rare span of time to simply “get off the grid” and explore new avenues for creative expression.

Speaking of creative expression...PostSecret is in full swing on campus and there is a lot of excitement as we gather cards for installations. We will welcome founder, Frank Warren, to campus on the evening of September 20th. If you’re not familiar with PostSecret, please visit the website at postsecret.com to learn more. Then use the back cover to fill out your secret card! It’s hard to think of the Crafts Fair as the weather warms, but when it comes to preparing work to sell, the months go by quickly. That’s why we’ve opened the Fair registration much earlier this year. Please consider becoming a vendor – and participant – in one of the state’s largest crafts fairs this November 17th. Register now and MAKE IT HERE! I hope you have a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing you here at the Crafts Center!

Carol Fountain Nix, Director

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Contact Information

Hours of Operation

Street Address Thompson Hall 210 Jensen Drive Raleigh, NC 27606

We have expanded our hours of operation! In order to give everyone more time in our studios, we have added both week and weekend hours as follows. The Crafts Center operates in accordance with the NC State University calendar, including holidays, student work days and University closing dates. Check our website frequently for new events and classes.

Mailing Address The NC State Crafts Center Campus Box 7320 NC State University Raleigh NC 27695–7320 Email: crafts–center@ncsu.edu Phone: 919.515.2457 ncsu.edu/crafts

Summer Schedule Monday – Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

2 – 10 pm Closed 10 – 5 pm 12 – 5 pm

The campus coliseum parking deck is directly across the street from the Center. Parking on campus during the day prior to 5pm requires a Visitor Parking Permit [$5 per day]. After 5 pm, parking is free. Learn more on our website before signing up for classes.


The NC State Crafts Center: Make It Here! There’s a very little known fact about the Crafts Center at NC State: it is one of the largest university crafts centers in the nation. With over 20,000 square feet of facilities space, the Center is optimized for on–site, hands–on education to students of all ages. The Center is supported primarily by NC State student fees as a part of the University’s Division of Academic and Student Affairs and is one of six programs comprising Arts NC State.

The Crafts Center’s mission is to provide hands–on, immersive, life–long learning skills to NC State students, faculty and staff, affiliates, alumni and the general public to support research, enhance critical thinking through creativity, and strengthen personal and professional development. Established around 1954, the Center remains a thriving and significant part of campus and community life. Students and patrons from all disciplines, backgrounds, skillsets, and interests find a welcoming, supportive and creative home here. In addition to ongoing classes, there are many workshops, lectures, exhibits, and specialty courses. Please refer to the Crafts Center website for the most updated information: ncsu.edu/crafts.

Cover Art

The cover for this summer’s catalog was done by Crafts Center Mixed Media Instructor, Laura Azzi. Laura teaches watercolor at the Center and she has been a vendor at the Annual Holiday Crafts Fair for the past nine years.


Registration and Membership The Crafts Center is primarily funded by NC State University student fees and community participation. The programs and facilities are available to everyone with the following qualifications: must be 18 or older or current NC State student and must have health insurance. Crafts Center classes are extra–curricular, non–credit classes.

Registration and Payment ONLINE ONLY

Registration and payments must be conducted online at: https://www.crafts.arts.ncsu.edu/register. Credit and debit cards only.

Cancellations

Most of our classes fill quickly so there is often a wait list. Late notice cancellations require considerable processing and labor to try and fill the reserved seat. Therefore, cancellations under 5 days are not able to be refunded unless we can fill the space. • If cancellation occurs 10 or more days prior to the start of a class, a 75% refund of payment will be issued; 25% of payment is assessed for processing charge.

Membership: Join the Crafts Center!

Studio memberships are available for purchase by those not taking a class, provided they have sufficient experience and knowledge to work independently in the studio. First–time users must complete an orientation before purchasing a membership. Membership to the Crafts Center entitles members full access to special events and their studio of choice during open hours and when a class is not in session. [The Center’s schedule runs on the official NC State University schedule.]

Classes and Membership Fee Levels LEVEL I LEVEL II LEVEL III

Fee–paying, enrolled NC State Students Affiliates: alumni, parents of currently-enrolled NC State students, NC State employees, retired NC State faculty/staff, Centennial partners, Crafts Center instructors [active within the last 2 years] non–fee paying NC State students, OLLI members, senior citizens [60+] active and retired military [Does not apply to spouses.] General public

Annual Membership

• If cancellation occurs less than 10 days prior to the start of a class, a refund cannot be issued unless the space can be filled. If the space is able to be filled, a 50% refund of payment will be issued.

We are now offering an annual membership! Annual memberships are 10% off the total cost of semester–based [individual] memberships, therefore they offer overall savings, especially to members who use the Center year–round. [Non-refundable, one-time annual payment]

Absences

Annual Membership Inclusions and Benefits

To receive an optimal experience and get the most out of the class, attendance is important as there are no provisions for make–up sessions for missed classes. For a death in the family or other extenuating circumstances, we will work with you to ensure a positive outcome.

• Full access to the studio in which you are registered • Open invitation to attend special events, lectures,“Lunch’ n Learn” sessions, etc. • 10% savings over purchasing per–semester memberships individually

Classes and Workshops

Our new annual membership comes with lots of nice perks, including: discount pricing off of per-semester memberships, FREE admission to the Crafts Fair, Members–Only special events and classes and year-round access to all of our events and exhibitions.

Classes are available in varying session lengths as an ongoing study in a specific studio. For classes that are 15 hours and over, students will have access to the studio in which they are enrolled for the duration of the semester. For classes less than 15 hours, students will have access to the studio during regular class hours and have the option to sign up for other classes and/or purchase a membership. Please note, mixed media classes do not include a studio membership because the studios are used for multiple classes. Classes with membership are keyed with this symbol: b

Membership Fees: Individually Per Semester and Annually

FALL

*SUMMER

LEVEL I

$58

$48

$58

$164

$148

Workshops are focused sessions that are held for several consecutive days. The Center often adds specialty workshops, so check our website often for updates. Workshops do not include additional studio access; however, students will have access to the studio during the time in which the workshop is being conducted.

LEVEL II

$92

$82

$92

$266

$239

LEVEL III

$114

$104

$114

$332

$299

Parking

FIBER STUDIO ONLY

Visitor parking is available in the Coliseum Parking Deck. If you visit campus on a weekday between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., you’ll need to either purchase a parking permit or pay hourly. Parking in the deck is free after 5 p.m. and on weekends. To purchase a permit, visit the “About” section of our website. Please note that parking on the streets is for employee or NC State residence hall permits only – all others may be fined or towed.

Supplies Class supply costs are included unless otherwise noted.

SPRING

INDIVIDUALLY

*ANNUAL SPECIAL

*Summer sessions are discounted due to the shorter summer schedule.

Membership Fees: Individually Per Semester and Annually

FALL

*SUMMER

LEVEL I

$25

$22

SPRING

$25

INDIVIDUALLY

*ANNUAL SPECIAL

$72

$65

LEVEL II

$45

$40

$45

$130

$117

LEVEL III

$50

$45

$50

$145

$130

A limited number of Fiber Studio memberships are available each semester depending on class demand for equipment. Please contact the Crafts Center or place your name on the Fiber Studio waitlist on our website.


Class Prerequisites Please refer to this key, which designates each class level. Each class is designed specifically for a designated level of experience.

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Beginner: Students who have never taken the course previously

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Intermediate/Advanced: Students who have previously taken a beginner course

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Open to all levels: No previous experience or class enrollment required

H NC State students only: Must be an enrolled, fee–paying NC State student b Studio membership is included in the class. Classes with over 15 hours generally

come with access to the studio. Some classes do not qualify due to space restraints. Workshops do not include memberships.

ncsu.edu/crafts We frequently add classes and events. Find out more about upcoming events, workshops, and special offerings on our website.

Donate to the Crafts Center today and give the gift of life-long learning. Your valued contribution will help keep the Center running safely and efficiently with updated equipment and facilities, improved classroom experiences and the ability to add more classes and specialty events.

Connect With Us!

Find us online: @NCStateCrafts #makeithere

#MAKE IT HERE.

Did you know that the NC State Crafts Center is one of the largest university crafts centers in the nation?


Clay Pottery Wheel Handbuilding Firing

BIG A** POTS [Workshop] J b

CONTINUING WHEEL J b

Instructor: Jennifer Siegel Get in our studio for a three–day weekend of throwing on a very large scale! We will be working through the crafting stages of large vessels; techniques for centering 20 pounds of clay, base turning, coiling, paddling, drying, forming and finishing. Participants in the workshop should be fully capable of lifting 50 pounds, have experience centering 10+ pounds of clay, and a full weekend to commit to this project. Students will end the semester with a fully fired, fifty pound pot-ofpride! Class fee includes two 25 lb. bags of clay [which includes firing] and use of studio tools needed during class. Visit Jennifer’s website: www.clayvoyant.com.

Instructor: Sherry Nicholson Not quite centered yet and need a little more practice before moving on to the next level? Continuing Wheel is a refresher course of basic pottery wheel skills: centering, raising walls, trimming, finishing and glazing. Projects include refining skills of pulling handles for mugs, turning matching bowls and small plates. A wonderful class for novice potters as well as veteran throwers in need of more tips and tricks on how to master basic skills. Practice time outside of class is strongly suggested to develop throwing skills. Class fee includes one 25 lb. bag of clay [which includes firing] and use of studio tools needed during class.

Friday, May 25: 5:00 – 9:00pm Saturday, May 26: 11:00am – 4:00pm Sunday, May 27: 12:00 – 5:00pm Saturday, July 7: 11:00am – 1:00pm [glazing] Prerequisites: Completion of advanced level courses; experience throwing larger forms. Class fees by level: I – $130 II – $175 III – $185

Slab Rolling Carving

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Instructor: Barbara McKenzie An introductory level class – no experience necessary. Pinching, coiling, soft and hard slab construction and extruding are the main methods of hand–building this beginner level class introduces. Students will create functional as well as sculptural forms, such as cups, mugs, bowls and lidded boxes. Surface decoration through slips, stains, and wax, as well as glazing, will be a significant aspect of this class. Studio time outside of class is strongly suggested to build skills as well as finish class projects. Class fee includes one 25 lb. bag of clay [which includes firing] and use of specialty tools needed during class.

Glazing Gas Reduction

Wednesdays [6 weeks] June 6 – July 18: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm Prerequisites: none Class fees by level: I – $90 II – $140 III – $150 Weekday parking on campus prior to 5 pm requires a Visitor Parking Permit [$5 daily].

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clay for firing at the Center. All bags include fees for handling and firings in our kilns. We cannot fire clay purchased elsewhere for safety reasons. We fire Crafts Center clay only!

Wednesdays [6 weeks] May 23 – July 18: 6:00 – 9:00pm [skip June 20, 27 & July 4] Prerequisites: Completion of Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel class or equivalent. Class fees by level: I – $90 II – $140 III – $150

HANDBUILDING 101 k

Extruding

Buy it here. Fire it here! Members and class participants must purchase

INTRODUCTION TO THE POTTER’S WHEEL k b Instructors: Section A: Gretchen Quinn Section B: Colleen Adair Section C: Charlene Poisel This class is a perfect introduction to working in our clay studio and covers the fundamentals of throwing basic forms: wedging, centering, pulling and shaping walls to make cylinder forms, mugs and bowls. Learn to trim and glaze to create finished pots. Practice time outside of class is strongly suggested to develop throwing skills. Class fee includes one 25 lb. bag of clay [which includes firing] and use of studio tools needed during class. Section A: Tuesdays [6 weeks] May 15 – June 19: *10:30am – 1:30pm Section B: Tuesdays [6 weeks] May 15 – June 19: 6:00 – 9:00pm Section C: Thursdays [6 weeks] May 17 – June 21: 6:30 – 9:30pm Prerequisites: none Class fees by level: I – $90 II – $140 III – $150


Producing NC Wild Clay Pottery Clays, Glaze Materials, Tools and Pottery Equipment

THROWING WITH PORCELAIN J b Instructor: Jennifer Siegel The struggle is real – throwing on the pottery wheel with porcelain clay can be difficult, even scary... Understandable, considering it is a clay body with slightly different rules. Register for this six–week course to build your skills and perhaps conquer the fear of turning with porcelain. Projects focused on throwing techniques for basic forms and discussion revolving around porcelain behavior from wet to dry and on into firing. Class fee includes one 25 lb. bag of Standard 257 [which includes firing] and use of studio tools needed during class. Visit Jennifer’s website: www.clayvoyant.com. Mondays [6 weeks] June 4 – July 9: 6:00 – 9:00pm Prerequisites: Completion of Continuing Wheel class or equivalent. Class fees by level: I – $90 II – $140 III – $150

CERAMICS Materials &Research

JENNIFER SIEGEL: THROWING WITH PORCELAIN

NC

a project of Central Park NC

100 Russell Street, P.O. Box 159, Star, NC 27356 Phone:(910)428-9007, info@starworksnc.org

www.starworksnc.org

Introducing STARworks clays at the Crafts Center! We are now a proud supplier of a variety of STARworks clays. Clay bodies for use in the clay studio are available for purchase at the front desk.

PHOTO BY MARK TULBERT ARTS NC STATE

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LINEN NAPKIN SETS [Workshop] m Instructor: Gina Fry Make a set of six linen napkins! No experience necessary. Entertain in style by making beautiful linen table or cocktail napkins! Bring your own sewing machine or use one of the Crafts Center’s sewing machines for use during class. All supplies and fabric included but feel free to bring your own fabrics for accents as well.

Fibers

Saturday, July 7: 10:00am – 3:00pm Prerequisites: Basic sewing machine experience is required. Class fees by level: I – $40 II – $50 III – $55

Spinning Knitting Basketry Dyeing

SUNBRELLA® PILLOW COVERS [Workshop] m Instructor: Gina Fry Make your own pillow covers for outdoor leisure or indoor decoration! Celebrate the beauty of summer by making your very own decorative pillow covers. This workshop covers [get it?] two 20” feather pillow forms, a zipper, cording and fabric provided by Sunbrella® ! Cost includes all supplies and fabric. Bring your own sewing machine or use one of the Crafts Center’s sewing machines for use during class. All supplies and fabric from Sunbrella® included. Sunbrella® produces premium, performance– grade fabrics that withstand the elements and are durable yet tactile and sustainable. Better yet, Sunbrella® fabrics are manufactured in South Carolina, right here in the USA. Saturday, June 2: 10:00am – 5:00pm Prerequisites: Basic sewing machine experience is required. Class fees by level: I – $30 II – $45 III – $50

GINA FRY: SUNBRELLA® PILLOW COVERS

Note special member pricing for the Fibers studio. See “Registration and Membership” on page 2.

Weaving Sewing

RANDOM WEAVE BASKETS m Instructor: Anne Willson Learn the random weave process and create a basket to use for yourself or gift to another. Seemingly chaotic, the random weave actually embraces several fundamental structural components and allows for a range of forms to be built with highly textured surfaces. Carve out creative time and learn the process while making a basket tailored to your own aesthetics. Great for those exploring artistic work as well as artists wanting to learn a new medium. A $15 materials fee payable to the instructor at the first session includes all reed and supplemental items. See Anne’s work on her website: annewillsonart.com. Wednesdays [2 weeks] June 6 & 13: 6:30 – 9:30pm Prerequisites: none Class fees by level: I – $25 II – $40 III – $45

Weekday parking on campus prior to 5 pm requires a Visitor Parking Permit [$5 daily].

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WEAVING ON A FLOOR LOOM k

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Instructor: Maggy Inman Learn to weave! Wind a warp, dress your loom, and weave it off. Beginners to the craft will explore twill patterns and other weaving techniques before completing a woven scarf. For continuing students, it would be helpful to have your project planned before the first class. Class fee includes materials and use of a loom through the end of the semester. Wednesdays [6 weeks] May 30 – July 11 [skip July 4]: 6:30 – 9:30pm Prerequisites: none Class fees by level: I – $105 II – $ 150 III – $160 Includes use of a floor loom for the entire semester.


Instructor, Anne Willson, at the opening and unveiling of Nesting Instincts

By T. Mark Bentley

A N N E W I L L S O N describes it as “a nest of a magical bird.” Magic certainly seems to describe both the process and outcome of her recent installation, Nesting Instincts. Willson led her Random Weave class through the process of creating a wall installation for the entryway of the Crafts Center. The class, comprised of Jim Ortiz, Shauna Ortiz, and Betsy Randall-Schadel, created a magnificent “nest” of reed and vines.

with the reed on one end of the installation, her decisions would affect Jim’s and Betsy’s more open work on the other end, as the line of the reed inevitably made its way from one end of the work to the other.”

It all started with a rather unusual “commission” by Director, Carol Fountain Nix, who asked Willson to consider creating an installation in the Crafts Center entryway as part of her Random Weave class. “I want our visitors to know they are entering a special creative space and the class installation accomplishes that beautifully,” Nix said. “It was also great for students to be exposed to creating a piece of highly visible art.”

“Magic” also describes the serendipitous mixture of personal expression, collaborative nuance, space, and light that make Nesting Instincts true to materials and true to the space.

The spiraling vine at the top of the piece serves as “the point of departure” for the randomly woven reeds. Anne describes the collaborative creation of Nesting Instincts as a “very organic and almost symbiotic relationship.” “For example,” she explained, “If Shauna expressed herself with tight turns

Light and shadow add another layer of complexity to the work as every line is doubled, tripled, or quadrupled as lights above pour through and cast the wall behind it.

“I really like the directness of working Crafts Center,” Anne said, “You walk in and the space is so direct and accessible, with an emphasis on artistic integrity. With windows into all the work spaces, there is no separation between you and the people doing their craft.” Anne Willson teaches Random Weave Baskets at the Crafts Center. Her work can be found at: annewillsonart.com

I really like the directness of working at the Crafts Center. You walk in and the space is so direct and accessible, with an emphasis on artistic integrity.


BEYOND BASIC FLAT GLASS J

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Instructor: Deborah Rodgers

Glass Fusing

Push yourself to learn more about the art of stained glass! Explore advanced construction and soldering technique as you create a box, lantern, or a more challenging two–dimensional panel. The class fee covers two 12” x12” pieces of stained glass, and studio supplies such as flux, patina, and polishing compound. Students must purchase own solder, foil, and additional glass Mondays [6 weeks] June 25 – July 30: 6:30 – 9:30pm Prerequisites: Students must have completed the Introduction to Stained Glass class. Class fees by level: I – $90 II – $135 III – $150

BEYOND THE BASIC BEAD J

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Instructor: Kathy Driggers

Stained Glass

Want to take your basic knowledge of glass bead making to the next level? Then this is the class for you. Each week you will learn a new technique you can use to make beads with more intricate designs. You will learn to make complex murrini, flower cain, work in the middle of the mandrel, and encase beads without distorting the designs on the bead. Learn to use bead shapers and presses. If you have a bead press or mold that you have not mastered bring it to class and learn to use it. Supplies included. Thursdays [4 weeks] June 14 – July 5: 6:30 – 9:30pm Prerequisites: Students must have completed the Introduction to Lampworking or Decorative Glass Bead Making class or be proficient in the basics of lampwork. Class fees by level: I – $70 II – $100 III – $110

Lampworking

GLASS IN THE GARDEN [Workshop] J Instructor: Deborah Rodgers Add some sparkle to your garden or landscape this summer with a striking 16” x 5” garden stake made from scrap pieces of stained glass, glass nuggets, zinc came and brass rod. Learn construction techniques to create a sturdy, long lasting piece of outdoor art that will provide year round color and interest in your landscape. Friday, June 22: 6:30 – 9:30pm Saturday, June 23: 10:00am – 5:00pm Sunday, June 24: 10:00am – 4:00pm Prerequisites: Students must have completed the Introduction to Stained Glass class. Class fees by level: I – $90 II – $130 III – $140

INTRODUCTION TO STAINED GLASS k b Instructor: Deborah Rodgers Add some color to your world! Learn to cut, foil and solder flat glass using the Tiffany copper foil method while making a simple sun catcher. Students in this beginning level class will also create an 8” x 11” panel using a pattern of their choice. The class fee includes glass and materials used to make the sun catcher and panel. Section A: Tuesdays [6 weeks] May 15 – June 19: 6:30 – 9:30pm Section B: Wednesdays [6 weeks] May 16 – June 20: 6:30 – 9:30pm Prerequisites: None Class fees by level: I – $100 II – $145 III – $160

Weekday parking on campus prior to 5 pm requires a Visitor Parking Permit [$5 daily].

KATHY DRIGGERS

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DEBORAH ROGERS: BEYOND BASIC FLAT GLASS

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DEBORAH ROGERS: GLASS IN THE GARDEN


BEADED EMBROIDERY [Workshop]

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CONTINUING METALSMITHING J b

Instructor: Roberta Morgan

Instructor: Amy Veatch

Make a unique beaded pin using a large focal bead surrounded by smaller beads. No pre–planning is necessary. The process is impromptu using the beads and colors you choose. The technique is easy to learn and you can use it to create other jewelry – neckpieces, bracelets, or embellished clothing. It can become addictive! Needle, thread, foundation and a variety of beads are all that is required. All supplies provided by instructor. Saturday, June 16: 10:00am – 2:00pm Prerequisites: none Class fees by level: I – $15 II – $25 III – $30

Students will continue building skills by using basic metalsmithing techniques while learning to bezel set a stone and make hollow forms using soldering and forming techniques. This class offers a chance to further skill and meet the imaginative challenges of making jewelry from sheet metal, wire, and tubes. Supplies included. View Amy’s work on Instagram: amyveatch.art. Tuesdays [6 weeks] May 15 – June 19: 9:30am – 12:30pm Prerequisites: Completion of Beginning Metalsmithing class or equivalent. Class fees by level: I – $90 II – $ 140 III – $150

Jewelry

FOLD FORMING AND CORRUGATION ON A SMALL SCALE [Workshop] m

Silversmithing

Instructor: John Fetvedt

ROBERTA MORGAN: BEADED EMBROIDERY

BEGINNING METALSMIITHING k

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Instructor: Amy Veatch Design and construct a pendant and earrings by learning basic metal working techniques. Students will learn to saw, file, texture, rivet, and solder using sheet metal and wire in this basic techniques class. Knowing these skills and completing these projects is a great first step to feeling comfortable in the studio! Supplies included. View Amy’s work on Instagram: amyveatch.art. Tuesdays [6 weeks] May 15 – June 19: 6:30 – 9:30pm Prerequisites: none Class fees by level: I – $90 II – $ 140 III – $150

Suitable for beginners as well as more advanced metalsmiths. Hammer time! Forge and fold form unique three–dimensional sculptures using only a hammer. Corrugation is a technique for adding ripples as a design element. The techniques you learn can be applied to copper, with a big hammer, to create interesting lawn ornaments, or to silver, with a smaller hammer, to create unique jewelry. A $15 materials fee, paid to instructor at the end of the workshop includes a sheet of copper. Additional metal and supplies will be available for purchase from the instructor. Visit John’s website: bijoux–de–terre.com. Saturday, June 16: 10:00am – 4:00pm Prerequisites: none Class fees by level: I – $30 II – $45 III – $50

Metalsmithing Embellishing Enameling Beading Casting

Weekday parking on campus prior to 5 pm requires a Visitor Parking Permit [$5 daily].

COLORED PENCIL ON METAL [Workshop] m Instructor: Ndidi Kowalczyk

COLORED PENCIL ON METAL BY I NSTRUCTOR, NDIDDI KOWALCZYK

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I NSTRUCTOR, SARAH TECTOR

This versatile technique adds color to any metal without heat or chemicals. Each student will create a small pendant or brooch and a pair of earrings. A materials fee of $8 must be paid to instructor at the start of the workshop. View Ndidi’s work at www.instagram.com/ hothouseposey. Saturday, June 2: 10:00am – 5:00pm Sunday, June 3: 10:00am – 5:00pm Prerequisites: None Class fees by level: I – $90 II – $130 III – $135

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HAPPY ENDINGS: TORCH–FIRED ENAMEL JEWELRY FINDINGS Instructor: Ndidi Kowalczyk Learn to fabricate bead and cone ends, a toggle clasp, and embellished ball headpins using copper, vitreous enamel and a torch. Students can come to class with a jewelry piece to finish or simply have fun making finishing touches for future work. Supplies included. View Ndidi’s work at www.instagram.com/hothouseposey. Thursdays [4 weeks] June 28 – July 19: 6:30 – 9:30pm Prerequisites: None Class fees by level: I – $75 II – $ 105 III – $110

LEIGH GRIFFIN EARRINGS

GUIDED STUDIO – FINISH THOSE PROJECTS! m b Instructor: Leigh Griffin

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If you have several projects that you started and haven’t finished – for whatever reason – this is the perfect time to stop “thinking about it” and take those projects to completion. You will be able to work at your own pace, provide the materials, the partially finished projects and the determination to finally do something with that idea. The Crafts Center will provide the space and equipment. Instructor will be available for design ideas and technical help with metalsmithing and stone setting projects. Oops, we just took away your excuses for that box full of partially finished things! Students are responsible for providing their own materials. Visit Leigh’s website: araleighstudios.com.

Instructor: Ndidi Kowalczyk

Mondays [6 weeks] June 18 – July 23: 6:30 – 9:30pm Prerequisites: Open to all skill levels, but basic metalsmithing skills such as sawing, drilling and soldering will be useful. Class fees by level: I – $70 II – $ 115 III – $125

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SARAH TECTOR: RUSTIC CASTING

In this introduction to enameling, learn a traditional method of fusing powdered glass on copper using a torch while creating simple charms for earrings, bracelets, or necklaces. Supplies included. View Ndidi’s work at www. instagram.com/hothouseposey. Thursdays [4 weeks] May 17 – June 7: 6:30 – 9:30pm Prerequisites: None Class fees by level: I – $75 II – $ 105 III – $110 Weekday parking on campus prior to 5 pm requires a Visitor Parking Permit [$5 daily].

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RUSTIC CASTING [Workshop] m Instructor: Sarah Tector

For all skill levels. Experiment with alternative casting techniques that can be used in almost any environment. We will explore ways to cast silver objects using water, frozen peas, coffee beans, rock salt, and broom straw. We will also explore charcoal casting techniques. Work toward creating charms, rings, or components that can be used in future jewelry pieces. Supplies included. Visit Sarah’s website: stectormetals.com. Saturday, May 19: 10:00am – 4:00pm Sunday, May 20: 10:00am – 4:00pm Prerequisites: none Class fees by level: I – $75 II – $105 III – $110


SETTING IRREGULAR SHAPED OBJECTS m b Instructor: Leigh Griffin Expand your metalsmithing skills and learn to set irregular shaped objects, including cabochons. Not all cabochons [cabs] are round or oval. Techniques learned can easily be applied to setting other objects with flat backs. Work with sterling and fine silver to make prong and/or bezel settings for stones and objects. Bezel wire can be wrapped around the cabochon, or other flat backed object, soldered to sheet silver, and turned into a pendant, or silver wire can be used to create a simple prong setting. Expand your skills and work with silver to make custom settings. Students should supply their own flat–back cabochon or object to be set; round or oval practice cabochons will be available for purchase. Explore finishing your cab as a pendant or a ring. A materials fee of $25.00 must be paid to instructor the first day of class. Visit Leigh’s website: araleighstudios. com. Wednesdays [6 weeks] May 16 – June 20: 6:30 – 9:30pm Prerequisites: Open to all skill levels, but basic metalsmithing skills such as sawing, drilling and soldering will be useful. Class fees by level: I – $70 II – $ 115 III – $125

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Instructor: Sarah Tector Rings unite! Create your own spinner ring using a forming technique known as anticlastic raising. In this process an outer band is formed in such a way to creatively “capture” one or more moving rings. Learn to size, shape and solder sheet metal and wire into rings. Basic soldering, forging, and forming techniques will be covered. Ample silver and copper will be provided to complete one spinner ring. This workshop is suited for all skill levels. Visit Sarah’s website: stectormetals.com. Saturday, June 9: 10:00am – 5:00pm Prerequisites: none Class fees by level: I – $40 II – $ 55 III – $60

STACKING RINGS [Workshop] m Instructor: Sarah Tector

SARAH TECTOR: SPINNER RINGS

Create a sweet stack of rings from 14kt yellow gold–filled wire and silver while learning or refreshing the use of wire solder. By the end of the workshop you’ll be proficient at single seams in 14kt gold and silver solder, fabricating, along with embellishing and forging simple bands in different gauges and types of metal. Supplies included. Visit Sarah’s website: stectormetals.com. Sunday, June 9: 10:00am – 5:00pm Prerequisites: none Class fees by level: I – $55 II – $ 70 III – $75 OPEN SEGMENTED BOWL BY BRETT OLSSON

Got an Idea? The Crafts Center is always looking to improve our processes, facilities, and offerings. If you have an idea you’d like to share, please contact us. We’ll be happy to hear from you!

Display, Purchase and Sell Work Here! The Crafts Center now has a wide selection of handmade works on display in our gallery and windows. These items are for sale and can be purchased at the front desk. If you are interested in showing and/or selling your work here, please contact us at 919.515.2457. AMY VEATCH EARRINGS

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Instructor: Linda Searcy

Lapidary Cutting Polishing Faceting Dopping

A beginning level class. Cut slabs of stone and polish into convex forms to produce gems worthy of setting into brooches, rings, or necklaces! This cut produces an evenly curved surface in a range of shapes. Students will begin the process with agate or quartz – great for rock hounds! Stones, equipment and other supplies for use during class are included in the class fee. Visit Linda’s website: www. lindasearcydesigns.com. Section A: Saturday, June 23: 10:00am – 4:00pm Sunday, June 24: 11:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, June 30: 10:00am – 4:00pm Section B: Saturday, July 7: 10:00am – 4:00pm Sunday, July 8: 11:00am – 3:00pm Saturday, July 14: 10:00am – 4:00pm Prerequisites: None Class fees by level: I – $85 II – $125 III – $135

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Instructor: Bob Bendelow A beginning level class. Release the color and hidden light from within a precious gemstone! Participants in this class will learn to cut facets in crystals and gemstones, turning them into works of art. Students will begin by working with crystal quartz and then move on to fine gemstones. Stones, use of laps and other supplies for use during class are included in the class fee. Thursdays [6 weeks] May 17 – June 21: 6:30 – 9:30pm Prerequisites: None Class fees by level: I – $100 II – $145 III – $155

AMY VEATCH PENDANT JILLIAN OHL FASHION ILLUSTRATION

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ADVANCED SILKSCREEN J Instructor: Dominick Rapone

ARTISTS’ BOOKS AND PRINTED MATTER [Workshop] m Instructor: Dominick Rapone

This class is open to students who have prior experience in silkscreen or screen printing and wish to further their knowledge. You will produce two to three prints by the end of the class. Reinforce your skills by setting up individual projects and working through complicated color registration and layers. Learn about the process and history of silkscreen printing both as an expressive and as a graphic art form. Hand–drawn, photographic, photocopied and digital color separation techniques will be explored. The class will focus on individual projects that students are interested in. Use water based inks to print on various materials such as paper, fabric, glass, metal and wood and explore making individual prints as well as editions. You will be encouraged to explore other materials to print on and with such as chocolate, mustard, graphite powder, etc. Supplies included. To see Dominick’s work, visit: www.beastlyprints.com. Tuesdays [6 weeks] June 26 – July 31: 6:30 – 9:30pm Prerequisites: Students must have completed the Introduction to Screen Printing, Introduction to Silkscreen class or similar experience. Class fees by level: I – $95 II – $140 III – $150

This class will explore the creation of original books in various methods and techniques, with the focus on traditional and non–traditional. We will also focus on how the book format has been used in history to convey information to the masses. Bookbinding techniques that will be covered include: Accordion, Stab Bound, single–page book, Zines, and perfect bound. Students will learn the importance of creating a “Dummy” book, and proper gluing techniques using archival glues and boards. No prior experience is needed. Students will use their own concepts to create their book formats. Supplies included. To see Dominick’s work, visit: www.beastlyprints.com.

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Instructor: Jillian Ohl Saturday, June 2: 10:00am – 4:00pm Sunday, June 3: 10:00am – 4:00pm Prerequisites: none Class fees by level: I – $55 II – $85 III – $90

BEGINNER’S WATERCOLOR k Instructor: Laura Azzi For beginners only. Students will be taught the basics, from brush strokes to color mixing to applying water media paint. Color theory and composition will be covered. Come and express your creative self through watercolor for relaxation and enjoyment. Students are responsible for providing some of their own supplies and will receive a supply list upon registration. [Expect to pay $20 – $35 for supplies at a local art supply store.]

DOMINICK RAPONE TEACHING SCREEN PRINTING. THE CRAFTS CENTER HAS EXPANDED ITS SCREEN PRINTING OFFERINGS.

Mixed Media

Saturday, May 19: 10:00am – 4:00pm Sunday, May 20: 1:00 – 4:00pm Prerequisites: none Class fees by level: I – $45 II – $ 70 III – $75

Students will learn how to express their fashion designs through vibrant illustrations. This class will cover everything from drawing the figure to learning how to create the look of different materials and fabric through mixed media. Some drawing and painting experience is preferred but not required. Methods will range from technical illustrations to complete abstraction. Students are responsible for providing some of their own supplies and will receive a supply list upon registration. [Expect to pay $15 – $25 for supplies at a local art supply store.] Visit Jillian’s artwork at jillianohl.com.

Calligraphy/Lettering Journaling Papermaking Screen Printing Silkscreening Acrylic Painting Drawing

Thursdays [6 weeks] May 17 – June 21: 6:30 – 9:30pm Prerequisites: none Class fees by level: I – $85 II – $ 130 III – $140

LAURA AZZI WATERCOLOR [INSET]

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Instructor: Austin Caskie Love summer botanicals and want to experience the magic of flowers in a new way? Try out the Botanical Papermaking course where you can learn how to press flowers, leaves, and other botanical inclusions for a beautiful paper you can use for display, writing, greeting cards, and more! Your imagination is your only limitation! To see Smote’s work, visit: www.teabooksart.com. Most supplies included. Students will receive a supply list of additional items to bring.

A six–week course focused on learning to create with acrylic paint. Emphasis will be placed on the drawing and color–mixing aspects of painting. Students will primarily be painting from still lives and exploring the different ways in which color interacts. Students are responsible for providing their own supplies and will receive a supply list following registration. [Expect to pay $50–$125 for supplies, depending on the items and brands purchased.] Visit Austin’s website: www.austincaskie.com/art–1/. Mondays [6 weeks] May 14 – June 25 [skip May 28]: 6:30 – 9:30pm Prerequisites: none Class fees by level: I – $70 II – $ 115 III – $125

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Saturday, June 9: 10:00am – 4:00pm Sunday, June 10: 10:00am – 4:00pm Prerequisites: Previous papermaking experience required. Class fees by level: I – $85 II – $115 III – $125

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An introductory drawing course where the emphasis will be placed on the fundamentals of design such as composition and mark making. Students will make drawings from still lives, collages, and each other while learning how to draw what they see. Students are responsible for providing some of their own supplies and will receive a supply list upon registration. [Expect to pay $25 – $35 for supplies at a local art supply store.] Visit Austin’s website: www. austincaskie.com/art–1/. Tuesdays [6 weeks] May 15 – June 19: 6:30 – 9:30pm Prerequisites: none Class fees by level: I – $70 II – $115 III – $125

Learn about the basics of making your own custom handmade paper using recycled paper, cotton, and more! Course includes instructions on how to build your own mold and deckle to pull paper as well as advice and help with inclusions [such as tea, flowers, other paper, leaves, and others]. This class will teach basic papermaking techniques as well as how to set up your own system at home. Creativity with paper creation is highly encouraged! To see Smote’s work, visit: www.teabooksart.com. Supplies included. Thursdays [4 weeks] May 17 – July 7: 6:00 – 9:00pm Prerequisites: none Class fees by level: I – $70 II – $100 III – $110

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INTRODUCTION TO SILKSCREEN PRINTING k Instructor: Dominick Rapone

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SKETCHING AT THE GREGG [Workshop] m Instructor: Jillian Ohl

Instructor: Laura Azzi No prior experience needed. Learn the basics of silkscreen and produce two to three prints by the end of class. The fundamentals of silkscreen printing including separations, coating, registration, proper printing techniques and terminology. Learn about the process and history of silkscreen printing both as an expressive and as a graphic art form. Explore hand–drawn, photographic, photocopied and digital color separation techniques. The class will focus on individual projects that students are interested in. Use water based inks to print on various materials such as paper, fabric, glass, metal and wood. Students will learn how to print with their screens using a squeegee, apply emulsion to the screen with a scoop coater, shoot and wash out their images, mix color, and make editions of prints. Students will supply some of their own paper for printing. All other supplies included. Please bring dirty clothes to work in. To see Dominick’s work, visit: www.beastlyprints. com. Wednesdays [6 weeks] May 16 – June 20: 6:00 – 9:00pm Prerequisites: none Class fees by level: I – $95 II – $140 III – $150

LINOCUT STAMPING [Workshop] m Instructor: Jillian Ohl Create your own stamp! Linoleum blocks are an easy way to carve your own block print. Learn the process of carving and printing. An alternate to the linoleum block is making a print with a Styrofoam plate – yes, a Styrofoam plate! Supplies included. Visit Jillian’s artwork at jillianohl.com. Saturday, July 14: 1:00 – 4:00pm Prerequisites: none Class fees by level: I – $35 II – $45 III – $50

No experience necessary. Enjoy painting a simple landscape in watercolor. Use the creative process of the watercolor medium to make a vibrant, moving landscape through textures and techniques. Students are responsible for providing some of their own supplies and will receive a supply list upon registration. [Expect to pay $20 – $35 for supplies at a local art supply store.]

Spend an afternoon sketching the artwork and grounds of the Gregg Museum of Art and Design on the campus of NC State University. Students will bring their own preferred portable drawing supplies. At the Gregg there is endless inspiration to choose from ranging from outsider art, gardens, Native American masks, architecture, and contemporary painting. This is for all experience levels and students are encouraged to bring their own sketchbooks and drawing materials. Students are responsible for providing some of their own supplies and will receive a supply list upon registration. [Expect to pay $15 – $25 for supplies at a local art supply store.] Visit Jillian’s artwork at jillianohl.com.

Sunday, June 10: 12:00 – 4:00pm Prerequisites: none Class fees by level: I – $30 II – $40 III – $45

Saturday, June 9: 1:00 – 4:00pm Prerequisites: none Class fees by level: I – $15 II – $25 III – $30

PAINTING ROSES IN WATERCOLOR [Workshop] m Instructor: Laura Azzi No experience necessary. There is something mystical about a rose unfolding its graceful petals among the contrast of thorns and spiked leaves. I love sitting in a garden or at a nursery, the air thick with distinctive scent, painting with all my senses. Come learn to paint these wonderful flowers with a simple palette of color and creative textures that will define the structure of the rose. Students are responsible for providing some of their own supplies and will receive a supply list upon registration. [If you have no supplies on hand, expect to pay $20 – $35 for supplies at a local art supply store.] Saturday, July 7: 10:00am – 4:00pm Prerequisites: none Class fees by level: I – $35 II – $50 III – $55

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JILLIAN OHL LINOCUT

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CONTINUING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY m Instructor: Gary Knight

Photography Black and White Digital Developing Pinhole Photography Composition

Have you completed Gary Knight’s introductory level Digital Photography class and want to expand your photographic knowledge? Charge up your camera batteries and take your photography skills up a level. This class will consist of 4 sessions comprised of a classroom lecture on the topic for the week. The following week you will return with your best work from the past week’s assignment. There will be a critique of everyones work followed by a lecture for the next week’s assignment. Learning to see light, textures, proper composition, photographing people and building a picture story are the topics that will be covered. Use your own SLR camera or use one of our Nikon D3000 loaners but bring your own SD card. For more about Gary’s work, visit garydknightphotography.com. Tuesdays [4 weeks] June 12 – July 3: 6:30 – 9:30pm Prerequisites: Completion of Gary Knight’s introductory Digital Photography class at the Crafts Center. Class fees by level: I – $50 II – $80 III – $90

PHANTOM PHOTOGRAPHY WEEKEND [Workshop] m Instructor: Fahad AlSuwaidi [NC State student] Pinhole photography is the act of capturing scenery and imagery through a pinhole. Pinhole camera, or camera obscura, is a challenge to master, so venture into the basics of photography from a completely different perspective! Students will build basic cameras and then experiment with more unorthodox shapes and containers. More complicated techniques will be integrated into the pinhole cameras to reach the pinhole’s full potential. See Fahad’s work at www.instagram.com/ alsuwaidi.fahad/. Saturday, June 2: 9:00am – 4:00pm Sunday, June 3: 9:00am – 4:00pm Prerequisites: None Class fees by level: I – $60 II – $100 III – $105 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY BY GARY KNIGHT

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Digitizing

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 digital camera or use one of the Center’s Nikon D3000 loaners in order to get the most out of this series of hands–on discussions and photo shoots. Bring your own SD card. For more about Gary’s work, visit garydknightphotography.com. Section A: Mondays [4 weeks] May 14 – June 11 [skip May 28]: 6:30 – 9:30pm Section B: Thursdays [4 weeks] May 17 – June 7: 6:30 – 9:30pm Prerequisites: None Class fees by level: I – $50 II – $80 III – $90 Weekday parking on campus prior to 5 pm requires a Visitor Parking Permit [$5 daily]. PHOTOGRAPHY BY FAHAD ALSUWAIDI

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# PackSecrets is in full swing all across campus and we’d like to invite you to participate! The Crafts Center is leading a campus – wide project called #PackSecrets based on the infamous, PostSecret.com project, started by Frank Warren in 2004. The goal is to gather as many secret cards as possible. These will be featured in an early fall exhibition leading up to Warren’s talk and booksigning on September 20th. We invite you to participate by filling out the back page of this catalog with YOUR secret and sending it in to the Crafts Center. You may also drop it by or put it in any one of the #PackSecrets drop boxes on campus. ALL CARDS ARE ANONYMOUS. The cards are already pouring in, reflecting an array of topics with astonishingly honest, humorous, tragic and heartwarming secret notes. Students from many different organizations have come to the Center to paint boxes and participate in #PackSecrets events and students from Arts Village produced a “devised theatre” performance based on content from some of the cards. A project of this magnitude would not be complete without bringing founder, Frank Warren,

A #PACKSECRETS DROPBOX NEAR THE FREE EXPRESSION TUNNEL

to campus. Warren will speak at Stewart Theatre this fall. The event is co-presented by NC State LIVE and the Crafts Center and will be open to the public. Warren also sign copies of his PostSecret books, which will be available for purchase after his talk. Look for more details and ticket information closer to event time.

Don’t Keep It a Secret! Get Involved. Everyone is invited to participate in this campus – wide event!

Secrets can be walls...or bridges. Secrets can remind us of the countless human dramas, of frailty and heroism, played out silently in the lives of people around us. Frank Warren, Founder of PostSecret

SAMPLES OF ANONYMOUS CARDS GATHERED FROM CAMPUS BOXES


HOW TO USE WOODSHOP MACHINES AND HANDTOOLS k b Instructors: Section A – Zach Gregory Section B – Tal Bevacqua

Wood Woodturning CNC Router Furniture Making

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. Class fee includes wood, hardware and use of tools during class. Visit Zach’s website: stedfastdesign.co Section A: Tuesdays [5 weeks] May 15 – June 12: 6:30 – 9:30pm Section B: Tuesdays [5 weeks] June 19 – July 17: 6:30 – 9:30pm Prerequisite: None Class fees by level: I – $85 II – $125 III – $135

Marquetry Scroll Sawing Power Tools Hand Tools

IMAGES AND SCRIPT: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE SHOPBOT CNC ROUTER J Instructor: Stephen Reeves An introduction to the Crafts Center’s ShopBot router, students will design imagery, create tool paths and execute basic cuts. CAD [computer–aided design] software will be used to develop imagery before setting up the machine to cut and inlay designs into matching pockets on contrasting hardwood. Engraving of script and other designs will be explored to embellish wooden plaques. Class fee includes practice wood and cutting furnished during the class. You must provide your own bits for use outside of class. Section A: Thursdays [3 weeks] May 17 – 31: 6:30 – 9:30pm Section B: Thursdays [3 weeks] July 5 – 19: 6:30 – 9:30pm Prerequisites: Must be proficient in the arts of digital rendering and related digital creativity required. Class fees by level: I – $50 II – $75 III – $80

MINIATURE BOXES BY INSTRUCTOR, MARIA LAI

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JOINTS IN WOOD J Instructor: David Trueblood

MAKING THE LONGBOARD SKATEBOARD DECK m Instructor: Braden Walker

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. You will also learn to sharpen your own chisels, planes, and irons. Supplies included. Saturdays [4 weeks] June 9 – 30: 9:00am – 12:00pm Prerequisites: Completion of an introductory woodworking class with basic woodworking skills. Class fees by level: I – $55 II – $85 III – $90

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. The class fee includes Baltic birch plywood, glue and use of all tools to make one board of your own design [trucks and wheels not included]. Thursdays [3 weeks] June 7 – 21: 6:30 – 9:30pm Prerequisites: none Class fees by level: I – $55 II – $75 III – $85


PROJECTS IN WOOD J b Instructor: Tim Bevacqua

SCROLL SAW SHOJI LANTERN [Workshop] m Instructor: Maria Lai

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 around $50 – $125 for materials, depending on choice of project and wood used. Students furnish own materials based upon project selected. Wednesdays [6 weeks] May 16 – June 20: 6:30 – 9:30pm Prerequisite: Completion of an introductory woodworking class with basic woodworking skills. Class fees by level: I – $70 II – $115 III – $125

SCROLL SAW PROJECTS m Instructor: Maria Lai 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. Class fee includes wood and use of tools during class. Supplies included. Wednesdays [4 weeks] June 20 – July 18 [skip July 4]: 6:30 – 9:30pm Prerequisites: none Class fees by level: I – $60 II – $90 III – $100 Weekday parking on campus prior to 5 pm requires a Visitor Parking Permit [$5 daily].

Make a Shoji lantern that houses a standard led bulb. The four walls of the lantern will showcase scroll saw images – images you get to pick or design and personalize. Supplies and light socket kit included. Friday, July 20: 6:30 – 9:30pm Saturday, July 21: 10:00am – 4:00pm Prerequisites: none Class fees by level: I – $60 II – $85 III – $90

WHAT DEFINES A CHAIR? J b Instructor: Zach Gregory This class is centered around pushing the boundaries of what furniture and woodworking can look like and function as. Breaking away from traditional plans, we will dive into sculptural forms and contemporary ideas of making furniture based on personal plans and ideation. Please bring a rough set of plans to first class along with an open mind and willingness to experiment and have fun. Plan to spend around $75 – $200 depending on choice of project and wood used. View Zach’s work at http://stedfastdesign.co. Mondays [6 weeks] June 25 – July 30: 6:30 – 9:30pm Prerequisites: Completion of an introductory woodworking class with intermediate woodworking skills. Class fees by level: I – $70 II – $115 III – $125

WOODTURNING k b Instructor: Norm Cloutier 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 class fee includes plenty of wood and use of lathe tools during class and studio. Includes a woodturning pass for further lathe use in the shop. Visit Norm’s website: https://www.facebook.com//WeekendTurner/. Tuesdays [6 weeks] May 15 – June 19: 6:30 – 9:30pm Prerequisites: Completion of an introductory woodworking class with basic woodworking skills. Class fees by level: I – $95 II – $140 III – $150

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Special Classes Bicycle Maintenance Handmade Natural Body Care Coffee Bag Tote Concrete Master Classes

Say goodbye to expensive bike repairs and learn to properly maintain your own bike. Whether a competitive racer or 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. Please bring your bike. [Participating NC State students will receive access to the repair facility for their entire college career!]

COFFEE BAG TOTE [Workshop] m Instructor: Gina Fry We’re bringing this back as a one – day workshop! Bring on the summer by making a special, one-of-a -kind tote bag from geniune, imported coffee bean bags! This workshop will cover sewing, pattern–making and constructing a 17” lined, burlap bag and adding lush leather handles with tooled hardware. Students can bring their own lining [1 yard fabric of choice] and we will have some on hand. Burlap coffee bean bags [random designs] leather and hardware are included in class fee. Saturday, June 30: 10:00am – 5:00pm Prerequisites: Basic sewing machine experience is required. Class fees by level: I – $50 II – $70 III – $75

Thursdays [2 weeks] July 5 – 19 [skip July 12]: 6:30 – 9:30pm Prerequisites: none Class fees by level: I – $35 II – $45 III – $50

CONCRETE GARDEN ART [Workshop] m Instructor: Kathy Driggers Want to put some art in your garden? In this workshop, you will work with concrete to build a birdbath with embedded objects. You will learn basic concrete techniques of sand casting and simple armature building to create a lovely outdoor sculpture. Our birdbath can be embedded with found objects, glass, or high–fired pottery. A $30 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. Students will bring their own leather work gloves, a cheap plastic dishpan, and a spray bottle. You are encouraged to bring your own objects for embedding. Friday. July 20: 6:30 – 9:30pm Saturday, July 21: 10:00am – 4:00pm Sunday, July 22: 10:00am – 4:00pm Prerequisites: None Class fees by level: I – $55 II – $95 III – $105

HANDMADE NATURAL BODY CARE: LOTIONS, SOAPS AND LIP BALM [Workshop] m Instructor: Angel Cruz Make your own body care products in a casual and fun setting, including organic lip balm, body butter, Castile soap and goat’s milk soap! You will be able to take home plenty of products to try, as well as enough for gifts for family and friends. Most supplies included. Students need to bring their own 4– to 6–quart stainless steel pot to melt ingredients in and a few additional items; a supply list will be furnished following registration.

HANDMADE SOAPS FROM ANGEL CRUZ’S NATURAL BODY CARE CLASS

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Friday, July 28: 6:30 – 9:30pm Saturday, July 28: 10:00am – 4:00pm Prerequisites: none Class fees by level: I – $65 II – $85 III – $90


INTRODUCING THE

Master Craft Program The Crafts Center is proud to announce its new Master Craft Program. This program is designed for students who have a goal and desire to explore their craft on a deeper level. It is an ongoing study designed to provide students with support and resources outside of the standard class experience in order to broaden their skillsets towards reaching a master level of competency and knowledge. Each program will be customized for the specified art medium and level of study. The Calligraphy Program is our inaugural offering and will be followed by studies in additional media.

Master Class in Calligraphy/Lettering The class will be directed by the Director of the Crafts Center, Carol Fountain Nix. Additional instructors may be brought in to conduct sessions as well. Hands–on instruction and personal attention are part of this study. • Beginning Wednesday, May 16, class will meet every other Wednesday ending on July 25 from 6pm until 8 pm.[resuming in fall semester]. • Students will be expected to bring their own supplies while some additional supplies will be available for sale or provided at no cost as a perk for the class. • Students will be expected to make the commitment to attend the class and practice regularly. • This type of instruction is progressive. The instructor will monitor improvement and provide students with as many resources as possible to enable them to reach successful outcomes. Students will be expected to practice on their own in between sessions and demonstrate progress in each class session. • The maximum class size is limited to eight students to optimize for individual attention and consultation.

Benefits of the Program • • • • • • • • • •

Auto - enrollment: students will be automatically enrolled into each semester without having to re – register. Access to the Crafts Center’s diverse range of programming, events and speakers Special discount pricing on calligraphy supplies through the Center’s various vendors Access to digital and published resource materials Multi -media class “bonus” experiences in other media offered by the Crafts Center Special guest instructors and presentations Connection to local, national and international calligraphy events, conferences and resources The benefit of “growing through learning” with the same instructor and class group Special group sessions that enhance knowledge and awareness of the calligraphic/typographic arts Access to Arts NC State resources such as the Gregg Museum and performances in theatre, dance, music and more.

Wednesdays [6 weeks] May 16 & 30, June 13 & 27, July 11 & 25 6pm – 8:00pm Prerequisites: Must demonstrate an introductory level of proficiency in calligraphy/lettering. Instructor will meet with prospective students to review work before students can be admitted into the program. Class fees by level: I – $75 II – $125 III – $145 Please contact Carol Fountain Nix for enrollment and details.

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Our Staff

Meet the Crafts Center administrative staff and studio managers who make it all happen! CAROL FOUNTAIN NIX, DIRECTOR Carol directs the overall vision of the Crafts Center. She received her MA from the NC State College of Design and eventually taught there as the Associate Professor of the Practice, where she lead multi-disciplinary professional practices courses in interactive media. Carol has an extensive background as an entrepreneur and retail product designer, having owned her own business for over 20 years. She is a practicing artist, calligrapher and mixed media painter. Carol teaches classes in calligraphy and lettering arts at the Center and internationally. Please visit: carolfountainnix.com to view some of Carol’s work. JO ELLEN WESTMORELAND, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Jo Ellen believes that finding creativity can improve your quality of life. It is something she knows to be true, having taught clay classes at the Crafts Center for over a decade. Jo Ellen oversees the glass, lapidary, jewelry, fibers and art – on – paper studios and manages the Center’s front desk. Her devotion to learning over the years has helped her nurture many wonderful friendships and memories both as a teacher and crafts lover. With pottery and needlework at the top of the list, Jo Ellen has a variety of skills to share with NC State students and her local community of over 35 years. JENNIFER SIEGEL, CLAY STUDIO MANAGER Jennifer’s contagious enthusiasm for “everything clay” started in 2003 when she began studying ceramics at Anderson University in South Carolina. Jennifer has served as the Clay Studio Manager since August of 2012. She has worked extensively to develop the studio’s class offerings and enhance the studio’s facilities. Jennifer has become a master of her craft, exhibiting in galleries throughout the area with her personable, eccentric style of creating. You can learn more about Jennifer and her work at: clayvoyant.com. ZACHARY GREGORY, WOODSHOP MANAGER As a Raleigh native, Zach graduated with a BFA in Sculpture from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2014 where he gained knowledge in woodworking, metalworking, casting and fabrication. Zach also worked in many shops, galleries, and museums and began doing commissioned work for clients. Zach took the position of Wood Studio Manager in 2014, which brought him back to North Carolina. He has been passionately working on improvements to the shop and fulfilling the visionary mission of the Crafts Center by adding new courses and initiatives that engage students. Please visit: stedfastdesigns.com to view Zach’s portfolio. KATY WALLS, STUDIO TECHNICIAN Katy graduated from NC State in 2012 with a degree in Communication Media. She was a founding member of the Arts Village in 2007 and began working at the Crafts Center as a student front desk attendant in 2009. Katy’s energetic, “can – do” attitude and the fact that she actually enjoys creative problem – solving is a real asset to the Crafts Center. Katy teaches black and white photography and she also serves as a volunteer coach for the NC State women’s rugby club.

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Here at the people’s university, we welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, race, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, religion or disability. While these may be things we choose to identify ourselves as, they do not define us. Instead, we choose to be defined by our excellence and our commitment to growth.

Because diversity is what makes our lives richer and gives us the chance to advance our university, NC State will continue striving to be more diverse in hopes of creating a culture that values empathy, respect, tolerance and equality for all.

In doing this, we hope to serve as pioneers in a much larger way, paving the road for a more diverse and inclusive world – both at home and abroad.”

NC State University Chancellor W. Randolph Woodson


Give to the Crafts Center Your gift to the NC State Crafts Center plays an essential role in providing arts education to all of NC State’s students and to the greater Triangle community. We offer different ways to support the Crafts Center so you can choose the one that’s best for you. Other personalized opportunities, such as endowments and facilities naming opportunities are also possibilities.

Ways to Give CASH GIFTS Cash gifts are the simplest for a donor to value for tax purposes. You can make a gift today online, by phone, in person or by mail. An unrestricted donation to the Crafts Center Enhancement Fund goes to helping maintain the facilities and equipment in each studio. For example, in the woodshop, we recently replaced some older equipment with new machines that have safety stops, which has saved us replacement blade costs – and fingers! The Crafts Center has a vast number of machines that are costly to maintain. Your contribution keeps everything running efficiently so our students and patrons can concentrate on their amazing creations.

STOCK GIFTS A gift of appreciated securities, including stocks and bonds, is an easy way for you to make a gift to the Crafts Center. These gifts provide both significant tax and financial benefits, such as bypassing capital gains taxes and providing income tax deductions.

GIFTS–IN–KIND We accept gifts–in–kind for those who want to donate equipment, artwork, furniture, supplies or materials that can be used by our many programs. Gifts of tangible items can help us broaden our course curriculum and enhance the learning experience.

MATCHING GIFTS Many companies and foundations will double or even triple the value of charitable gifts made by employees and their spouses, board members, and retirees. To find out if a particular company or foundation has a matching gift program, please visit matchinggifts.com/ncsu. If you work for a matching gift company, please check with your Human Resources department to see if you are eligible.

PLANNED GIVING A bequest is one of the easiest gifts you can make to significantly impact the Crafts Center. Your estate planning attorney can include a provision in your will that leaves a lasting impact on the Center and its programs. It’s also easy to designate beneficiaries for assets such as a retirement plan, life insurance policy, bank accounts and investment funds.

Bailey Endowment Gifts to the Crafts Center Enhancement Fund provide critical funding for workshops, special events, equipment, artist residencies, facility upgrades and more. Thanks to the generous support of the Bailey Endowment, a local family foundation, the Crafts Center recently purchased a new pottery wheel (pictured above) and replaced numerous shelves in the kiln. Equipment like this is central to the function of the clay studio and allows students and community members to make full use of the Center. We appreciate the generosity of the Bailey family!

CONTACT To set up your donation or discuss your giving plans, please contact: Jill Orr, Director of Development 919.513.4101 or jhorr2@ncsu.edu.

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Spring 2018 Schedule *Please note key registration dates! Open Summer Registration April 25

Crafts Fair Application Period April 2 – May 13

Crafts Fair Lottery May 16 5 pm

Frank Warren, PostSecret Talk and Booksigning Event Stewart Theatre Thursday September 20 7pm Reception Following

Entranceway Vessels Unveiling and Street Party Friday August 31

Fall Registration

NC State students only: July 9 9:05 am Open to Public: July 23 9:05 am

Triangle Art Quilters Exhibition May 14 – June 30 Opening Reception Thursday May 17 5 – 7pm

2018 Crafts Fair

Hours of Operation The Crafts Center operates in accordance with the NC State University calendar, including holidays, student work days and University closing dates. Check the schedule in the back of this catalog for important dates.

Summer Semester Weekly Schedule Monday – Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

12 – 10 pm Closed 10 – 5 pm 12 – 5 pm

Fair Kick-Off Event [Vendors only] Friday November 16 6 – 8pm Crafts Fair Saturday November 10am–5pm

PackSecrets Exhibition

Opening Reception: September 6 Exhibition runs through November 9

Open House and Pottery Sale Tuesday August 21 4 – 6 pm

Packapalooza

Saturday August 25

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Crafts Center Opens for Fall Semester August 21 12 pm

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We frequently add classes and events! If a class is full, go to our website and enter your name on our wait list. We often add additional classes when wait lists fill. Find out more about upcoming events, workshops, and special offerings on our website.


Crafting for Team Building Bring your team and GET YOUR CRAFT ON! NC State’s Crafts Center offers a wide variety of classes designed especially for supporting professional camaraderie and team interaction through creative exploration. LEARNING THROUGH MAKING: Your team will be hands–on, immersed in a shared activity. Each member will come away with a new creation – along with a new skill! Choose your medium! • • • • •

Clay Woodturning Beading/pendants Jewelry Calligraphy/Lettering

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Glass Pottery Photography Bookmaking/Collage More!

Available Session Times • Mornings: 9am – 12 pm • Afternoons: 12pm – 4 pm We can accommodate evening or full–day sessions with ample notice. Please schedule at least 6 weeks in advance.

Packages All classes include supplies [unless there is a request for an activity that requires special or additional supplies]. We can provide snacks and drinks or we can accommodate catered meals if you’d like to have them delivered here. Meals and catering not included in activity costs below.

The Crafts Center hosted SAS Software for a team–building activity with the woodshop. Each participant walked away with a gorgeous hand–turned pen they designed and made themselves!

Activity costs Activities can be two hours or more, depending on your available time and the requested medium/outcome. We can customize the experience to accommodate specific requests, larger groups, longer and/or concurrent sessions, and package deals. We price each activity separately and all supplies are included.

CONTACT US to arrange a session today! Call | email: Director, Carol Fountain Nix: 919.515.2457 or clnix@ncsu.edu The Crafts Center is located at 210 Jensen Drive, Raleigh, NC. 27606. WOOD TURNED PENS MADE BY SAS SOFTWARE TEAM


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The Crafts Center acknowledges and appreciates the generous donation of paper for this publication. This catalog was printed on 100% recycled stock provided by Arjowiggins Graphic Papers.

skills to NC State students, faculty and staff, Dr. Mike Mullen Vice Chancellor and Dean, Academic and Student Affairs Rich Holly Executive Director, Arts NC State

affiliates, alumni and the gener al public to Carol Fountain Nix Director, Crafts Center Street Address Thompson Hall 210 Jensen Drive Raleigh, NC 27606

support research, enhance critical thinking Mailing Address NC State Crafts Center Campus Box 7320 NC State University Raleigh, NC 27695–7320 Email: crafts-center@ncsu.edu Phone: 919.515.2457 ncsu.edu/crafts

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This catalog was not produced with state-appropriated funds.


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Share a Secret! 1. Use any 4” x 6” postcard or cut one out from this template. * 2. Write something that you’ve never told to anyone. You can design it any way that you would like. 3. Mail it to the Crafts Center [address is on the back cover] or drop it in any one of our campus dropboxes. 4. Look for your card in our installation this fall!

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WATERCOLOR PAINTING BY LAURA AZZI , CRAFTS CENTER MIXED MEDIA INSTRUCTOR

NC State University Crafts Center Summer 2018 Catalog  

The NC State University Crafts Center is one of the largest university crafts centers in the nation. With over 30,000 square feet of facilit...

NC State University Crafts Center Summer 2018 Catalog  

The NC State University Crafts Center is one of the largest university crafts centers in the nation. With over 30,000 square feet of facilit...

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