Craft Center Classes

Student making a glass pendant using torch
Summer registration opens on June 24 at 12:30 p.m.

The Craft Center is the perfect place to develop your creative skills. We provide a comfortable atmosphere that encourages beginners as well as more experienced crafters.

The Craft Center offers more than 90 classes each quarter in our 10 different studios, ranging from one-day workshops to seven-week courses. The classes are small so you get an abundance of one-on-one attention. After developing a skill, you may purchase a day or quarter pass to use the studios whenever our classes are not in session.

To learn more about our waitlist, refunds and permission codes, please visit our Class policies section.

Arts and Crafts

Cake Decorating

Learn the basics of fondant and learn how to make fondant at home. Learn how to prepare a round cake for fondant by measuring the cake and the fondant amount needed for each size of the cake. Learn how to get perfectly smooth fondant and learn basic fondant techniques such as quilting, swags,…

Drawing (Beginning)

Drawing is the most fundamental form of art and students will explore different techniques on paper using charcoal, pencil, pen and ink etc. They will learn how to look at objects in a contemporary way using traditional materials. Drawing supplies are included for use in class, and the…

Intro to Zentangle

Zentangle is a form of artistic meditation through a very specific method of deliberate intention that produces non-objective drawings composed of patterns (tangles) that can be viewed from all four sides. Zentangle is about process, not outcome. The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn,…

Piñata Making (Beginning)

Learn how to make a bladder form pinata for the festivity of your choice. This two day workshop will teach you how to make strong papier mache vessels meant to be filled with treats and then destroyed in the name of good, clean fun. All students should be able to finish at least one pinata form…

Soap Making

Students will learn how to create soap from lye, including mixing the fats, molding the mixture, and adding scents and color. The milling process will be covered, and participants will also learn to make simple glycerine soap in the microwave. All supplies are included in the class price. Please…

Ceramics

Experimental Ceramic Design

This class will focus on surface design on greenware and bisqueware, with an emphasis on utilizing screenprinting on ceramics. Other surface design techniques will include sgrafitto, mishima, staining, etc. Experimentation and exploration by students will be essential for this class! (Seven…

Glaze Workshop

In this one-day workshop, students will learn a variety of creative techniques to enhance the results of our glazes, underglazes, and oxides. Participants should bring four bisque-fired pieces to the class. All other supplies are included. 

Prerequisites: Previous…

Handbuilding and Surface Decoration

This handbuilding class will include decals and colored porcelain. We will cover all handbuilding methods (pinch pots, coil, and slab) with a focus on surface texture and combining shapes. Glazes, firings, and one bag of clay are included in the class price. Additional clay can be bought at the…

Tall Throwing

Students will learn how to throw large forms, such as vases and bowls, and how to increase the height of thrown pieces. First bag of clay, glazes, and firings are included in the class price. Clay is available for purchase at the Craft Center. (Seven classes; includes ceramics class pass.)…

Wheelthrowing (Beginning)

Instructors will focus on making students comfortable with the kick wheel, so they can learn throw a few basic forms such as cylinders, bowls, and cups. Glazing techniques will also be covered and students can expect to produce some finished pieces. Glazes, firings, and one 25-pound bag of clay…

Flameworking

Flameworking 101

Learn the basics of working with borosilicate or hard glass in this four-class tutorial. You will practice multiple decorative and coloring techniques as you complete several glass objects. Projects include pendants, marbles, and similar solid objects. No prior experience is necessary. Some…

Glass Pendants

In this class, students learn the basics of flameworking by manipulating clear and colored borosilicate glass into wearable pieces of art! Learning both solid and hollow strategies as well as well-known techniques such as silverfuming, honeycombs, and implosions; students will walk away with the…

Glass Vessels (Beginning)

Learn the basic skills needed to create and shape hollow class forms. Students will learn techniques for manipulating glass tube–including pulling points, making a punty, shaping a design, fuming metals, and wrapping and raking vibrant color. (Four classes, includes flameworking class pass.)…

Small Glass Sculpture

Create tiny colorful figures out of glass. The class emphasis is on animals, but you will gain the skills to create small sculptures of your own design. No prior experience is necessary. The first class includes important safety information, so you must arrive on time. Some supplies are included…

Glass

Glass Fusing (Advanced)

Add depth to your glass fusing experience with three layer fusing followed by sandblasting, using floral former vases, shelf melts, pot melts, and metal inclusions. (Four classes; includes glass fusing class pass.)

Prerequisite: Either a beginning glass fusing class at…

Glass Fusing (Beginning)

In this class, students will learn to transform flat pieces of glass into beautiful jewelry, picture frames, bowls, and plates. A kiln is used to first fuse the glass together and then again to slump the fused glass to shape. Cutting, grinding and layering glass pieces to form pleasing…

Glass Fusing Introduction

Students can learn the basics of glass fusing as they design and prepare small pieces for fusing in this one-day workshop. Some glass is included in the class price, and additional glass is available for purchase at the Craft Center.

Class includes orientation.

Stained Glass (Beginning)

Students will learn to cut and grind glass, apply copper foil, and solder finished pieces together. Beginners can expect to complete a simple 15-20 piece pattern project during class. Some supplies are included in the class price and glass is available for purchase at the Craft Center. Patterns…

Stained Glass Suncatchers

In this two-day workshop, students will learn to cut and grind glass, apply copper foil, and solder the finished pieces. Expect to complete one or two simple suncatchers. Supplies are included in the class price and patterns are provided. Additional supplies are availiable for purchase at the…

Jewelry

Jewelry and Beading Techniques

Using a variety of beginning techniques, you will learn how to make necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more in this class. You will also learn how to make solderless metal clasps and earring wires. The projects introduce the user to several materials, including flexible coated wire, elastic cord…