People working at tables with tools in the jewelry studio at Pullen Arts Center

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Pullen Arts Center is a community visual arts education facility that supports artists of all ages and levels of experience with skill-building classes led by professional teaching artists, access to well-equipped studios, and exhibition opportunities.

Use the links below or visit RecLink to register for other available programs online.

Jewelry

A oval necklace pendant with a border around the outside and small flowers on the front

Beginning Metal

Instructor: Amy Veatch
Age: 16+ years
Course Fee: $140
Date & Time: September 13 – October 18, Mondays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Register for 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.

Beginning Metal

Instructor: Amy Veatch
Age: 16+ years
Course Fee: $140
Date & Time: September 13 – October 18, Mondays, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Register for 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.

Enameling Introduction

Instructor: Sarah West
Age: 16+ years
Course Fee: $145
Date & Time: September 14 – October 19, Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Register for Enameling Introduction

This class is designed for the aspiring enamelist. Starting with the absolute basics, we will explore color on metal with transparent and opaque enamels. The sky’s the limit, there will be tons of room for experimentation! Students will come away with the basic knowledge and confidence to enamel oodles of samples to make into finished jewelry. Students should bring their own 18g (0.040 inches) or 20g (0.032inches) copper sheet to class or they can purchase it through the Pullen Arts Center supply store. All supplies included in the price of the class EXCEPT copper.

Make a Pendant

Instructor: Betty McKim
Age: 16+ years
Course Fee: $140
Date & Time: September 18 – October 23, Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Register for Make a Pendant

This class requires basic metalworking skills soldering and sawing. To make this multi layered pendant we will explore design, textures and joining techniques including riveting and tabs. We will also incorporate the use of the hydraulic press, and tube setting gemstones. We will make this pendant wearable by creatively designing the clasp and finding from which it will hang. Metals used will be copper, silver and jeweler’s brass. Supply kit available from Pullen Arts Center’s supply store for $25.

Metal Continuing

Instructor: Amy Veatch
Age: 16+ years
Course Fee: $140
Date & Time: September 29 – November 3, Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Register for Metal Continuing

Continue to expand your skills working independently and on assigned projects to further your knowledge of jewelry techniques. Explore methods of stone-setting and hollow-form construction. Students may purchase and/or bring in 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. Prerequisite: Beginning Metals at Pullen or Sertoma Arts Center.

Painting

Let’s Baroque

Instructor: Peter Marin
Age: 16+ years
Course Fee: $114
Date & Time: September 13 – October 18, Mondays, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Register for Let’s Baroque

A comprehensive study of ideas behind the Baroque period from Europe and Latin America as it pertains to painting architecture and decoration. Students will work within the context of the Baroque to create works that reflect our times. Materials: Bring your usual painting materials and supports to class. Any wet materials are welcome.

Printmaking

People work with the press in the Bookmaking & Printmaking Studio in Pullen Arts Center

Intro to Linoleum Block Print

Instructor: Keith Norval
Age: 16+ years
Course Fee: $95
Date & Time: September 14 – October 19, Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Register for Intro to Linoleum Block Print

This class will focus on block printing using unmounted linoleum to produce a small series of prints or multiple prints. Learn how to transfer your design to your block, carving and inking techniques and print using the Whelan press. Topics to be covered include single color prints, multiple block prints, reduction block and white line techniques. Class time will be composed of demonstrations and working time, allowing students to focus on the technique of their choice. Beginning and continuing students welcome.

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