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

View the full list of Summer 2022 classes and programs. To register, search RecLink using the corresponding Activity Code.

Youth

Youth Drawing – Inspired by African American Artists: Jean-Michel Basquiat

Instructor: Pamela Cola
Age: 5 – 8 years
Course Fee: $20
Date & Time: Saturday, May 28, 10:00 am – 11:30 am (1 session)
Register for Youth Drawing – Inspired by African American Artists: Jean Michel Basquiat

In this workshop, youth will learn about the African American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat through story and art-making. An introduction to the artist will be shared through a selected children’s book and students will then create a one-of-a-kind work inspired by the processes, themes, and materials explored in Jean-Michel Basquiat's artwork. All supplies included. 

Teen

Colorful enameled rings sit on a ring sizing tool

Teen Jewelry – Simple Enameled Rings

Instructor: Ndidi Kowalczyk
Age: 12 - 16 years
Course Fee: $50
Date & Time: Saturday, June 18, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (1 session)
Register for Teen Jewelry – Simple Enameled Rings

In this workshop, teens will learn the basics of kiln-fired enameling while creating wire-wrapped sterling silver rings. All supplies included. 

Teen Pottery – Illustrative Clay

Instructor: Laura Casas
Age: 13 - 17 years
Course Fee: $95
Date & Time: May 25 – June 29, Wednesdays, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (6 sessions)
Register for Teen Pottery – Illustrative Clay

This class will provide teen potters with a crash course in handbuilding techniques with a focus on narrative and storytelling through surface design. Pieces will be left for firing and available for pickup two weeks after the last class. All supplies included.

Teen Pottery – Summer Intensive: Beginning Wheel

Instructor: Emily Malpass
Age: 13 - 17 years
Course Fee: $75
Date & Time: May 17 – May 26, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (4 sessions)
Register for Teen Pottery – Summer Intensive: Beginning Wheel

Level up and get behind the potter's wheel! Spend four evenings with other creative teens in the new Pullen Arts Center clay studio, learning the fundamentals of wheelthrowing. The focus will be on learning about the creative process and persistence, the properties of clay, wedging, centering, throwing, refining shapes, trimming/finishing, and glazing. Pieces will be glazed during the last class meeting. Pieces will be left for firing and available for pickup two weeks after the last class. All supplies included.

Family

Family Drawing – Inspired by African American Artists: Faith Ringgold

Instructor: Pamela Cola
Age: 5 – 10 years
Course Fee: $20
Date & Time: Saturday, May 21, 10:00 am – 11:30 am (1 session)
Register for Family Drawing – Inspired by African American Artists: Faith Ringgold

In this workshop, families will learn about the African American artist Faith Ringgold through story and art-making. An introduction to the artist will be shared through a selected children’s book and families will then create a one-of-a-kind work inspired by the processes, themes, and materials explored in Faith Ringgold's artwork. All supplies included. Class fee includes one adult and one child; please register child only.

Jewelry

Colorful enameled rings sitting in a group in different colors, shapes, and sizes

Jewelry – Simple Enameled Rings

Instructor: Ndidi Kowalczyk
Age: 16+ years
Course Fee: $165
Date & Time: May 21 & 22, Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Register for Jewelry – Simple Enameled Rings

Make rings inspired by abstract art using enamel powder on copper with sterling silver shanks. Students will learn to add inclusions like beads, wire, or casting grain as embellishments to create a motif. We’ll then explore a couple of methods for connecting the motif to a ring shank. Experience with vitreous enamels and/or basic metalsmithing knowledge is helpful but not a prerequisite. This class does not qualify students for a Pullen Arts Center membership. A $15 materials fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class. Instructor accepts Cash, Venmo, or Credit Card.

Painting

An abstract painting of colorful angular shapes

Painting – Advanced Painting Lab

Instructor: Peter Marin
Age: 16+ years
Course Fee: $114
Date & Time: May 16 – June 20, Mondays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Register for Painting – Advanced Painting Lab

Join me in this creative, motivating, and informative class so you may focus deeper on painting and improve your painting practice. Whether it is creating a body of work, preparing for an exhibition, continuing your practice, or provoking change through experimentation, this is a course for you. Students work independently and share through critiques directly with the instructor and class to focus on developing critical thinking, creating a personal visual vocabulary, and establishing foundations for technical mastery. This class is an artistic community. Many of the students have been taking this class for over 4 years now! Student supplies own materials. Any wet media welcome.

Painting – Intro to Painting with Peter Marin

Instructor: Peter Marin
Age: 16+ years
Course Fee: $114
Date & Time: May 23 – June 27, Mondays, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Register for Painting – Intro to Painting with Peter Marin

This course introduces the student to the practice of painting by examining practicing the fundamental languages of painting such as color, form, composition, and narrative. Comparative methods will be used to develop the foundations of a personal visual vocabulary to support a painting practice. Technical and theoretical issues will be discussed to form a frame of reference to serve as a reference point for painting. The class consists of slide lectures, studio time, and take-home assignments. Any wet media welcome. NO experience is required. Student provides supplies; supply list is provided on the receipt.

Printmaking

Printmaking – Continuing Waterless Lithography

Instructor: Susan Soper
Age: 16+ years
Course Fee: $110
Date & Time: May 14 & May 15 , Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Register for Printmaking – Continuing Waterless Lithography

Students who have completed one full waterless lithography class are eligible to enroll in this weekend workshop. Students will continue to build printing skills and techniques. The workshop will be tailored to the participants’ needs. Bring your leftover supplies. The instructor will have some supplies on hand for purchase. Paper will be available in Pullen's store. Bring drawing ideas, your photos, a box of plain tissues, clean rags, and lunch. Paper and ominchrom pencils are available for sale through Pullen Arts Center's store; students should expect to supply cost of $10 - $20. 

Printmaking – Monoprinting in May

Instructor: Susan Martin
Age: 16+ years
Course Fee: $125
Date & Time: May 21 & May 22, Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Register for Printmaking – Monoprinting in May

Using the basics of monoprinting techniques on and off the etching press we will explore the possibilities of this painterly approach to printmaking. We will utilize Akua inks to find mark-making ways with stencils and textures. Additive and subtractive techniques will be put into play as well as concepts of layering and playing with opacity and translucency. Samples and texts to explore will be on hand. Open to artists of all levels, no printmaking experience is required. Approximately $20-25 supply fee for plates and paper purchased through Pullen.