An instructor oversees students painting on easels at Pullen Arts Center

Painting Studio

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Check out some upcoming classes at Pullen Arts Center, and use the links below to register online!

For a full list of classes available, visit RecLink or preview upcoming classes and programs in the Leisure Ledger.

Youth, Teen & Family

A slab of clay is texturized using a roller

Teen Jewelry

Collage 3D Style Workshop  

Instructors: Amy Veatch and Ndidi Kowalczyk
Ages: 12-18 years         
Fee: $270 resident/ $285 non-resident
Date & Time: Saturdays, August 10 – August 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Register for Collage: 3D Style

Do you like to build things from other things? Do you like to find objects and combine them with other things you’ve found to make something new? Then this is the workshop for you! You will have your choice from everything but the kitchen sink to make collages that are three dimensional. They can be jewelry, wall art, sculptures, mobiles, or you-name-its. All supplies included. Join ndidi kowalczyk and Amy Veatch for this workshop. Students should bring a brown bag lunch with them each day.

Youth Pottery

Pinch Pot Animals

Instructor: Sue Chegari
Ages: 9-12 years         
Fee: $30 resident/ $45 non-resident
Date & Time: Sunday, July 21, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Register for Pinch Pot Animals

Let’s celebrate Beatrix Potter's birthday by making a pinch pot animal. While listening to our choice Beatrix Potter’s audiobook, youth potters will use hand-building skills to create their one-of-a-kind pinch pot animal and figurine. Youth potters will explore different textures and add color with underglazes. Pieces will be left for firing and available for pickup between 2-3 weeks after the last class. All supplies included. 1 session.

Pinch Pot Animals

Instructor: Sue Chegari
Ages: 9-12 years         
Fee: $30 resident/ $45 non-resident
Date & Time: Sunday, July 21, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Register for Pinch Pot Animals

Let’s celebrate Beatrix Potter's birthday by making a pinch pot animal. While listening to our choice Beatrix Potter’s audiobook, youth potters will use hand-building skills to create their one-of-a-kind pinch pot animal and figurine. Youth potters will explore different textures and add color with underglazes. Pieces will be left for firing and available for pickup between 2-3 weeks after the last class. All supplies included. 1 session.

Family

Field Studies in Art

Instructor: Julia Einstein
Ages: 6-12 years         
Fee: $30 resident/ $45 non-resident
Date & Time: Saturday, August 3, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Register for Field Studies in Art

This workshop is taught by an artist whose work will be exhibited in the main lobby gallery at Pullen Art Center. You'll take a hands-on tour through this exhibition, creating art as a way to interpret the art on view. The artist will lead you outside into the Pullen Art Center gardens to do as she has done and be inspired to paint florals in the natural environment. Adult/parent/caregiver attends with child. The class fee includes one adult and one child; please register a child only. All supplies included.

Fibers

Close up photograph of artwork made from colorful recycled materials.

Patrizia Ferreira

Embroidered Wonderlands

Instructor: Patrizia Ferreira
Ages: 16+ years         
Fee: $96 resident/ $111 non-resident
Dates & Time: Tuesdays, July 23-August 13, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Register for Embroidered Wonderlands

This is an experimental class where we create wonderlands out of repurposed and discarded materials. Unexpected effects are achieved using non-textile materials and incorporating them into our textile pieces providing them with unusual textures, shine and luster. Students will learn techniques to stitch them, mold them, wrap them and alter them. All elements are put together with the use of stitches. No prior experience necessary. All supplies included. 4 sessions. 

Printmaking

Poster Printing & Creating Multiples

Instructor: Pete Borsay
Ages: 16+ years         
Fee: $163 resident/ $178 non-resident
Dates & Time: Tuesdays, July 30-September 3, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Register for Poster Printing & Creating Multiples

If you have a basic understanding of screen-printing techniques, then this class is for you! This intermediate level class will teach you how to create posters and a limited edition of prints. By the end, students will have designed, prepared, and printed a poster. Students provide supplies; supply list prints on receipt. This class qualifies students for a print studio membership. 6 sessions. 

Prints for Patches

Instructor: Jocelyn Steslicke
Ages: 14+ years         
Fee: $45 resident/ $60 non-resident
Dates & Time: Saturdays, August 10-August 17, 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Register for Prints for Patches

Come join the fun and craft your own lino stamp! We will be using these stamps to create patches that can be sewn or adhered to clothing or bags or even hung on a wall! (though of course you will be able to use these stamps to print on paper as well) At the end of the final class, students will be able to opt in to trade the patches they make with their classmates! Carving tools, inks, and fabric scraps will be provided but feel free to bring in any additional items you wish to print on. Linoleum blocks are available for purchase through the Pullen supply store. Beginner and experienced students welcome. 2 sessions. 

Painting

Paint brush applying watercolor paint to paper.

Watercolor painting class at Pullen Arts Center

New Paths in Watercolor: A Workshop with Rick Bennett

Instructor: Rick Bennett
Ages: 16+ years         
Fee: $60 resident/ $75 non-resident
Dates & Time: Saturday, August 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Register for New Paths in Watercolor: A Workshop with Rick Bennett

This workshop is for intermediate or advanced artists with some experience with the basics of watercolor who are looking to expand their skills. The focus will be on moving the paint, advanced layering to build textures and refine values, creative correcting skills, and how to make colors intricate and interesting. I will teach how to create depth in the painting and give volume to objects. The students will learn ways to evaluate and adjust at the final stages of your painting. Successful paintings by watercolor masters will be examined for learning skill sets. We will discuss what creates your style. Painting methods will be demonstrated, and students will have lots of painting time with individual assistance. Photo references will be provided but participants may bring their own. Students should plan to bring a bag lunch, break will take place from 12-1pm. Students bring their own materials, supply list prints on receipt. 1 session.

Watercolor II

Instructor: Rick Bennett
Ages: 16+ years         
Fee: $106 resident/ $121 non-resident
Dates & Time: Thursdays, August 1-September 5, 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Register for Watercolor II

Intermediate students will refine and learn new brush skills to allow them to paint with confidence and achieve glowing colors and rich darks. Three major styles of developing a watercolor painting; quick sketch, layered approach, and sectional development will be explored and practiced. Methods of developing a successful painting with consideration of composition, developing space, value, light, shadow, and atmosphere will be discussed. Abstract painting will be used to develop gestural brush strokes, a looser style, and methods of mixing colors on the paper. Students will be encouraged to identify skills they want to work on and will receive assistance with problem areas. Supply list prints on receipt. This class qualifies students for a painting studio membership. 6 sessions. Instructor: Rick Bennett.

Jewelry & Metals

People using machinery and getting tools from a cabinet and closet in the jewelry studio at Pullen Arts Center

Jewelry Studio

Image by Tzu Chen Photography ©

Continuing Enamel: Expanding the Palette

Instructor: Sarah West
Ages: 16+ years         
Fee: $185 resident/ $200 non-resident
Dates & Time: Saturday, July 23, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Register for Continuing Enamel: Expanding the Palette

In this class, we will delve into alternative techniques in enameling. Students will experiment with decals, iridescent powders, underglazes, enamel paints, and crayons. We will also learn about silver foil and how to use it with transparent enamels. Students should bring their own 18g (0.040 inches) or 20g (0.032 inches) copper sheet to class or purchase it through the Pullen Arts Center supply store. All supplies are included in the price of class EXCEPT for copper. Prerequisite: Beginning Enamel at Pullen or Sertoma.

Bookmaking

Volvelles: Books that Spin 

Instructor: Kathy Steinsberger 
Ages: 16+ years 
Fee: $90 resident/ $105 non-resident 
Dates & Time: Wednesday, July 31 – August 14, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Register for Volvelles: Books that Spin 

Creating books with pages that spin! Volvelles were first seen in medieval tomes on astrology, spirituality, and metaphysics. They are magical as well as delightful! In this class we’ll make one or more volvelles, then bind them with other pages to create a small case-bound book. Supply fee of $25 payable to the instructor at first class. 3 sessions.

Contact

 

Pullen Arts Center
919-996-6126

Adult Programs
Kendal Draper
Director, Pullen Arts Center kendal.draper@raleighnc.gov

Pullen Arts Center

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