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Halloween at Pullen Arts Center: Activities

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Artist Demos Make & Take Activities Outdoor Installation

Join Pullen Arts Center on October 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a special spooky and creative day to explore the new facility with artist demos, make & take stations for self-guided crafting, live music, an outdoor art installation, a spooky scavenger hunt, and storytime. You can also sign up for short Halloween-themed workshops. Pre-registration is required for workshops.

Learn more about the activities below. Activities will take place both indoors and outdoors throughout the day. In the event of rain, outdoor activities will be canceled. No registration is required, all ages are welcome, and activities are free. 

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Artist Demos

Screen Printing: Trick or Treat Totes with Keith Norval

Location: Outdoors / Toy Defense
10 a.m. - noon
Learn how to pull a screen print with local artist, Keith Norval. Use a one-of-a-kind Halloween-inspired design to create your very own spooky screen-printed tote bag just in time for trick or treating! 

Make & Take Activities

Pet Bat

Location: 1st Floor Creative Studio
Hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Create your very own furry pet bat. In this make + take activity, you will learn to make a pom pom out of yarn and add wings, eyes, and some fangs.

Flying Ghost

Location: 1st Floor Creative Studio
Hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Share your favorite ghost story while crafting an interactive flying ghost out of common household materials.

Pine Cone Mummies

Location: 1st Floor Creative Studio
Hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Be careful not to wake the mummies! In this make + take activity you will create a mini mummy using a pine cone, felt or fabric, and googly eyes.

Rainbow Pumpkins

Location: 1st Floor Creative Studio
Hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Have you ever visited a pumpkin patch with rainbow pumpkins? In this make + take activity you will practice cutting and gluing to create a colorful mosaic-inspired pumpkin. 

Last-Minute Halloween Costume Station

Location: Outdoors / West Lawn
Hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Have you procrastinated on creating the perfect Halloween costume? We have you covered with an assortment of recycled materials and an art supply buffet!

Spin a Spiderweb

Location: Outdoors / West Lawn
Hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Spin the perfect web for a spider using paint and a spinner! 

Painting at Pullen

Location: Outdoors / West Lawn
Hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Enjoy the Fall weather painting outside! Pull a painting prompt from the jack-o-lantern or gather inspiration from a Halloween still life. Easels and painting supplies will be provided.

Outdoor Installation

Location: Outdoors / 2nd Floor Front Entrance
Join us in celebrating local artist Jane Cheek’s outdoor installation. Remove a teardrop keychain from the piece as a memento of the day. 

Artist Statement

Wind gently whispering over water and land. Light streaming through mist, refracted into a rainbow. Trees standing silent, accepting of the burdens you lay on their waiting branches.  Do you remember being here?  Do you remember the feeling of being welcomed in nature?

My work captures these emotions in large-scale immersive formats.  Influenced by abstract and textile art, I stitch collages and kinetic sculptures that bring the viewer into an altered perspective, one where they can feel the wonder and acceptance of the natural world. Nature embraces us all and my work aims to remind the audience of the egalitarian wonder of our planet. 

About the Artist

Jane was born in North Carolina and received a BA in Visual Arts Applications from NC State and a K-12 Visual Arts Teacher Certification from East Carolina University in 2005. She has exhibited her art throughout The Triangle, including at 311 Gallery, VAE, and Durham Art Guild. Jane’s work can be viewed on her website and at her public studio, #217 at Artspace in Raleigh, NC.



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