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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.

Teens

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 Painting – Intro to Painting

Instructor: Tracie Fracasso
Age: 12 - 16 years
Course Fee: $99
Date & Time: July 14 – August 18, Thursdays, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (6 sessions)
Register for Teen Painting – Intro to Painting

This Intro to Painting class is for both beginners and those looking to sharpen their skills. Students will learn how to handle, mix, and apply acrylic paint while also learning to break down subjects into basic shapes, composition, proportion, and how to create form using value and color. All supplies will be provided.

 

Jewelry

Jewelry – Hydraulic Press

Instructor: Amy Veatch
Age: 16+ years
Course Fee: $100
Date & Time: July 11 -14, Monday – Thursday, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Register for Jewelry – Hydraulic Press

Design and make hollow forms, lockets, bracelets, and more! Learn to emboss, form, and raise metal while maintaining surface embellishment and texture by using the hydraulic press. Metals can be purchased at the Center or ordered at the first class (approximately $30). Prerequisite Beginning Jewelry at Pullen Arts or Sertoma Arts.

Jewelry – Tab Setting for Jewelry

Instructor: Sarah West
Age: 16+ years
Course Fee: $140
Date & Time: July 25 – August 29, Mondays, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Register for Jewelry – Tab Setting for Jewelry

Tab setting is a great way to set found objects, unusually shaped stones, or delicate materials such as enamels. Tab setting can be created with or without soldering making it a simple technique to learn but one that can be incorporated into more complex designs. We will be working primarily in brass and copper but students can choose to work with sterling silver. Individual projects will be based on students’ experience, their investigations during sample making, and the student’s designs. Supply list provided. Optional jewelry kit available for $25 through Pullen Arts Center's store. Prerequisite – Beginning Metals at Pullen or Sertoma.

Jewelry – Chain Making and the Fabricated Clasp

Instructor: Sarah West
Age: 16+ years
Course Fee: $140
Date & Time: July 28 – September 1, Thursdays, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Register for Jewelry – Chain Making and the Fabricated Clasp

The purpose of this class is to introduce you to the aspects of handmade chain making while building your technical skills. We will start by working on some chain and clasp samples in copper or brass. Students can choose to continue with these metals or move on to sterling silver for their final project. Individual projects will be based on students’ experience, their investigations during sample making, and the student’s designs. Students should plan to bring a variety of copper (16g, 18g, or 20g) or brass (18g or 20g) wires. Students may use sterling silver if they choose. Prerequisite - Beginning Metals at Pullen or Sertoma.

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 – ISMS with Peter Marin

Instructor: Peter Marin
Age: 16+ years
Course Fee: $114
Date & Time: July 18 – August 22, Mondays, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Register for Painting – ISMS with Peter Marin

ISMS is a wonderful course that explores the major ISMS that formed the theoretical, self-aware, intuitive, and complex, character that is the art of our times. Starting with Expressionism, and ending with Postmodernism, we investigate and assess the influence of these periods and how they came to be part of the cultural fabric of artmaking today. Weekly assignments based on lectures. Students should have prior painting experience and should feel comfortable working in their chosen medium. Materials: Bring your usual painting materials and supports to class. Any wet media is welcome.

Painting – Sacred Geometry with Peter Marin

Instructor: Peter Marin
Age: 16+ years
Course Fee: $114
Date & Time: July 21 – August 25, Thursdays, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Register for Painting – Sacred Geometry with Peter Marin

This course focuses on the ideas that have propelled art as an instrument of the sacred. We examine the history surrounding what sacred art has been considered and how it has evolved beginning with the Egyptians, the Greeks, the Renaissance, the Baroque, and Modernity and finishing up in contemporary times. Assignments, slide lectures, and readings are given weekly. The class covers significant mathematical and historical issues such as divine proportions, musical relationships, the Fibonacci sequence, and irrational proportions. Materials: Bring usual painting materials and any wet media. Include a compass, tracing paper roll 12”/18”x any length.

Printmaking

Printmaking – Collage Intaglio: Exploring Collagraph

Instructor: Susan Martin
Age: 16+ years
Course Fee: $125
Date & Time: June 25th & June 26th, Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Register for Printmaking – Collage Intaglio: Exploring Collagraph

Utilizing collagraph techniques printed intaglio style, we will explore the options with paper plates printed on an etching press. Textures will be incorporated with carborundum (a grit-suspended acrylic medium) to explore tone and density. Techniques using sandpaper, adhesive tapes, and matte and gloss acrylic mediums will also be demonstrated. Inking with multiple colors will be demoed as well. Open to artists of all levels, open to individual projects. Printmaking curiosity appreciated! Approximately $20 fee for paper and plates.