An instructor oversees students painting on easels at Pullen Arts Center

Painting Studio
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Check out some of the upcoming classes at Pullen Arts Center and use the links below to register online! For a full list of classes available, visit RecLink. You can also preview upcoming classes and programs in the Leisure Ledger.

Youth

Youth Pottery – Botanical Sculptures 

Instructor: Julia Einstein  
Age: 5-8 years 
Course Fee: $30 
Date & Time: Saturday, September 10, 10:00am – 11:30am (1 session) 
Register for Youth Pottery – Botanical Sculptures 

In this workshop, youth potters will create botanical sculptures inspired by native botanicals. Pieces will be left for firing and available for pickup two weeks after the class. All supplies included. 

Youth – Teacher Workday at Pullen Arts Center 

Age: 5-8 years 
Course Fee: $65 
Date & Time: Monday, September 26, 9:00am – 5:00pm (1 session) 
Register for Teacher Workday at Pullen Arts Center 

Looking to get creative on your day off from school? Join us at Pullen Arts Center for an artful day of creative exploration. On this Teacher Workday youth will spend time in our Youth Pottery Studio and Creative Studio making artwork inspired by nature! 
 
Program hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Early drop-off will begin at 8:30 am. Participants must be picked up by 5:30 pm. 
 
Participants should bring a lunch, two snacks, and a water bottle each day. 

Teen

Teen Jewelry – Jewelry Basics 

Instructor: Amy Veatch  
Age: 13-17 years 
Course Fee: $140 
Dates & Time: Wednesdays, September 28 – November 2, 4:30pm – 7:00pm (6 sessions) 
Register for Teen Jewelry – Jewelry Basics 

Learn your way around the Jewelry Studio at Pullen Arts Center in this introductory class. Teens will learn basic metalsmithing skills to use creatively in their own designs. All supplies included.  

TACO Week: Teen Jewelry – Textures in Nature 

Instructor: Amy Veatch 
Age: 12-16 years 
Course Fee: $25 
Date & Time: Thursday, September 29th, 4:30pm – 6:00pm (1 session) 
Register for TACO Week: Teen Jewelry – Textures in Nature 

In this workshop, teens will gather inspiration from the outdoor areas surrounding Pullen Arts Center to create a pendant that reflects the textures found in nature. Teens will use natural elements to create imprints into copper using a roll mill and learn basic jewelry skills to complete a one-of-a-kind piece. All supplies included. 

Jewelry

Various small pieces made from pennies and metal

Jewelry – Torch-Fired Champleve 

Instructor: Ndidi Kowlczyk  
Age: 16+ years 
Course Fee: $165 
Dates & Time: Wednesdays, September 14 – October 19, 9:45am – 12:30pm 
Register for Jewelry – Torch-Fired Champleve 

In this class students will create vibrant enamelwork on copper by filling etched cells with the wet-packing technique. Although etching will not be covered in class, the technique will be discussed. Students will have several pre-etched copper canvas choices from which to choose. Familiarity with enamels/enameling is helpful. Understanding of basic metalsmithing practices is required. A supply list will be made available before class. $15 fee due to instructor at class time. Students must wear N95 mask and safety glasses during this class; students may bring their own or use PPE supplied by Pullen Arts Center.  

Jewelry – Beginning Metal 

Instructor: Hsiang-Ting Yen 
Age: 16+ years 
Course Fee: $140 
Dates & Time: Thursdays, September 22 – October 27, 1:30pm – 4;00pm  
Register for Jewelry – Beginning Metal 

Design and construct earrings, pins, pendants, charms, or other small objects, and tokens in this basic metalworking class. Students will learn how to saw, drill, file, hammer, and texture metal before joining it with rivets, and solder to create individual projects. Students may purchase and/or bring their own metal for projects. Supply kits will be available for $25. The kit will provide each student with solder, saw blades, drill bits, sandpaper, and a small amount of copper to get started on projects.  

Painting

Painting – Oil and Acrylic with Tracie Fracasso 

Instructor: Tracie Fracasso 
Age: 16+ years 
Course Fee: $132 
Dates & Time: Wednesdays, September 14 – November 2, 1:30pm – 4:30pm  
Register for Painting – Oil and Acrylic with Tracie Fracasso 

This class is open to everyone from absolute beginners to seasoned painters. This is a basic painting class for both acrylic and oil painters. Students will learn to handle, mix, and apply paint. Students will learn composition, proportion and how to create form using value and color. Students may select their own subject matter. Students may paint from their own objects/props, photos or copy old masters’ paintings. Independent study, self-expression and experimentation are encouraged. Students provide their own supplies. Supplies list provided upon registration. 

Drawing

Drawing – Beginning Sketching 

Instructor: Susan Soper 
Age: 16+ years 
Course Fee: $99 
Dates & Time: Thursdays, September 29 – October 27, 2:00pm – 5:00pm   
Register for Drawing – Beginning Sketching 

Do you want to capture a scene quickly? Students will practice various sketching techniques to capture the moment. Techniques of line, mass, and color sketching will be explored. A variety of materials and subject matter will be practiced. Master drawings will be referenced. Supplies used during class time are provided. Students who intend to practice outside of class time should provide their own supplies. Supplies list provided upon registration.  

Bookmaking

A hand bound leather book with a blue spine

Bookmaking – Two Woven Spine Books and a Weaving Journal 

Instructor: Kathy Steinsberger 
Age: 16+ years 
Course Fee: $99 
Dates & Time: Wednesdays, September 14 – October 19, 10:00am – 1:00pm    

Register for Bookmaking – Two Woven Spine Books and a Weaving Journal 

Honor the tradition of weaving by making books that use weaving as the binding or pages. We'll first learn the Romanesque Binding and Belgian Binding. Then we'll make a book with weaving frames as the pages and a long stitch binding. A supply fee of $50 is payable to the instructor on the first class. 

Printmaking

An etched copper plate sits below a colorful print of a boy's face

Printmaking – Waterless Lithography 

Instructor: Susan Soper 
Age: 16+ years 
Course Fee: $105 
Dates & Time: Thursdays, September 29 – October 27, 9:30am – 1:00pm 
Register for Printmaking – Waterless Lithography 

Discover the magic of Waterless Lithography. Try your hand at a printmaking technique that can be suited to your drawing style and color sense. Using this safer printmaking process, students will create multicolored originals. You will learn how to transfer your images to aluminum plates, process plates for printing, and come away with multiples. Paper, ink selection, and master printmakers will be discussed. Please bring 5 X 7 “image ideas, or photos for reference. A $30.00 supply fee is paid directly to instructor at first class. No experience necessary.  

Printmaking – Drypoint Intaglio, Continued!

Instructor: Susan Martin 
Age: 16+ years 
Course Fee: $125 
Dates & Time: Saturday & Sunday, September 24 – October 2, 10:00am – 5:00pm 
Register for Printmaking – Drypoint Intaglio Continued! 

Open to students who have taken Drypoint Intaglio at Pullen and/or artists comfortable in the intaglio method of printmaking. We will build on past skills of mark making and learn how to print multiple copper plates together. Two or three plates will be printed together to a create multiple color intaglio works. Watercolor monotypes will also be demonstrated for additional color. Registration, image offsetting, inking and editioning topics will all be covered. Copper plates and printing paper purchased from Pullen, approximately $25-30. Reusing old copper plates may be an option; bring in any for consideration to the first class. Saturday class meetings are instructed; on Sundays, studio equipment, tools, and inks are reserved exclusively for use by students in this class to use independently. 

Printmaking – Printmaking Projects Guided Studio 

Instructor: Susan Martin 
Age: 16+ years 
Course Fee: $140 
Dates & Time: Tuesdays, September 20 – October 25, 10:00am – 1:30pm 
Register for Printmaking – Printmaking Projects Guided Studio 

In this weekly session students will work on their own and in tandem with the instructor to create cohesive printed works on paper. At the first class we will talk about ideas, goals and map out technical demonstrations based on the group’s desires. Interested in utilizing a studio pass but feel like you need a bit more help before approaching the Print Studio solo? This class should empower you to work on your own! Bring past work, drawings, ideas to class one. Open to intaglio, woodcut, and mono printing techniques, on or off the etching press. Open to students who have taken one or more printmaking classes at Pullen and/or have comparable past printmaking experience. Supply fee will vary based on project.