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

Jewelry Studio
Image by Tzu Chen Photography ©

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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.

Jewelry

Jewelry making tools and a pendant sit on table

Metal Continuing

Instructor: Amy Veatch
Age: 16+ years
Course Fee: $140
Date & Time: October 28 – December 16 (skips Nov 11 & 25), Thursdays, 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.

Samples of textured torch fired enamel jewelry lay on the table

Torch-Fired Texture Techniques in Enamel

Instructor: Ndidi Kowalczyk
Age: 16+ years
Course Fee: $155
Date & Time: November 13 & 14, Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Register for Torch-Fired Texture Techniques in Enamel

Learn to combine electro-etching, stencils, and transparent torch-fired enamels to create jewelry focals and/or components from copper using layering and applied surface treatment. Some experience with enamel is helpful. Basic metalsmithing skills such as sawing, the use of a flex shaft, and sanding are necessary. A $25 materials fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class.

Two colorful enameled trinket dishes

Torch – Fired Enamel Trinket Dish

Instructor: Ndidi Kowalczyk
Age: 16+ years
Course Fee: $168
Date & Time: November 4, 6 & 7, Thursday 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Register for Torch – Fired Enamel Trinket Dish

Mix simple form folding techniques and enamels to fabricate forms into a torch-fired enamel trinket dish. Students will use sifted opaque and transparent enamels to enhance hand-forged textures as well as wet-packing techniques to enhance formed copper. Some experience with enamel is helpful. Basic Metalsmithing skills such as sawing, the use of a flex shaft, and sanding are necessary. Students should be able to deliver heavy blows to annealed copper. A $25 materials fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class.

Continuing Enamel: Expanding the Palette

Instructor: Sarah West
Age: 16+ years
Course Fee: $145
Date & Time: November 2 – December 14 (skips Nov 23), Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 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 included in price of class EXCEPT for copper. Prerequisite: Beginning Enamel

Painting

A painting of a zombie standing next to gravestones in a graveyard

Zombies, Ghouls and Graveyards en Plein Air

Instructor: Rick Bennett
Age: 16+ years
Course Fee: $60
Date & Time: Sunday, October 24 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Friday, October 29 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Meets at Mordecai Historic Park Visitor’s Center on Sunday, Oct 24; address for Oct 29 will be shared at class on Oct. 24 (less than 10 minute drive from Mordecai)
Register for Zombies, Ghouls and Graveyards en Plein Air

Love painting? Love zombies, ghouls and graveyards? Join teaching artist Rick Bennett for a one of a kind art class that leans into Halloween kitsch while teaching painting techniques that you can apply to your practice any time in the year. Working toward the goal of painting a graveyard landscape filled with zombies and ghouls, the first class meeting will cover building your palette, making choices about composition, and preparing to paint outdoors. In the second class, we’ll meet at a graveyard with real zombies and ghouls together for an afternoon of plein air painting. Participants may use any medium they feel comfortable with and should plan to bring their own supplies; demonstrations will be completed in watercolor.

Beginning Acrylics for Teens

Instructor: Joanna Moody
Age: 12 – 16 years
Course Fee: $99
Date & Time: October 27 – December 8 (skips Nov 24), Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Register for Beginning Acrylics for Teens

This course will teach fundamental skills of painting with acrylics. Students will learn about their materials, color mixing, value, shading, and composition. Paint will be provided, students are responsible for providing their own canvases.

Watercolor II

Instructor: Rick Bennett
Age: 16+ years
Course Fee: $95
Date & Time: October 28 – December 16 (skips Nov 11 & 25), Thursdays, 7:00 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, 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 the space, value, light and shadow and atmosphere will be discussed. Abstract painting will be used to develop gestural brush strokes, looser style and methods of mixing colors on the paper. Students will be encouraged to identify skills they want to work on and given assistance with problem areas. A supply list will be provided.

A still life painting of an orange cut in half on a plate

Intro to the Still Life

Instructor: Nancy Carty
Age: 16+ years
Course Fee: $114
Date & Time: November 2 – December 14 (skips Nov 23), Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Register for Intro to the Still Life

This class will help students to work from life and learn to render a form with value and color changes. Emphasis will be on creating a dynamic composition and the use of value and color to create a strong center of interest. Students may work in oil or acrylic. Supply list will be provided.

Let’s Pop

Instructor: Peter Marin   
Age: 16+ years
Course Fee: $114
Date & Time: November 1 – December 13 (skips Nov 22), Mondays, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Register for Let’s Pop

A comprehensive study of ideas behind the POP Art period from the US and Latin America as it pertains to painting, sculpture, performance and installation.  Students will work within the context of POP Art to create works that reflect our times. Materials: Bring your usual painting materials and supports to class.  Any wet media welcome.

Drawing

Youth Drawing – Inspired by African American Artists: Faith Ringgold & Jacob Lawrence

Instructor: Pamela Cola
Age: 9-12 years
Course Fee: $30
Date & Time: Saturday, November 20, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Register for Drawing – Inspired by African American Artists: Faith Ringgold & Jacob Lawrence

This workshop is inspired by African American Artists, Faith Ringgold & Jacob Lawrence. Students will receive an introduction to these two artists with an overview of their lives and artistic development. The class will identify distinguishing characteristics and similarities and differences in their artwork. Followed by making an “inspired by” art creation in your unique style. Supplies will be provided.

Inspired by African American Artists: Faith Ringgold & Jacob Lawrence

Instructor: Pamela Cola
Age: 16+ years
Course Fee: $30
Date & Time: Sunday, November 21, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Register for Inspired by African American Artists: Faith Ringgold & Jacob Lawrence

This workshop is inspired by African American Artists, Faith Ringgold & Jacob Lawrence. Students will receive an introduction to these two artists with an overview of their lives and artistic development. The class will identify distinguishing characteristics and similarities and differences in their artwork. Followed by making an “inspired by” art creation in your unique style. Supplies will be provided.

Printmaking

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

Bookmaking & Printmaking Studio
Image by Tzu Chen Photography ©

Jigsaw Relief Workshop

Instructor: Susan Soper
Age: 16+ years
Course Fee: $100
Date & Time: Saturday, October 23 & Sunday, October 24, 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Register for Printmaking – Jigsaw Relief Workshop

Learn the basics of Jigsaw Relief Printmaking! Jigsaw printmaking is a process of relief printmaking in which linoleum blocks are cut up like puzzle pieces. The pieces are individually inked in separate colors and then reassembled and printed. Multi-color prints will be passed through the printing press or printed by hand. Additional textures and patterns can be worked back into the pieces. Students will also create their own pressure-printed decorative papers. Bring ideas for 2-3 projects and lunch. $30.00 supply fee due to instructor at beginning of the workshop.

Image by Tzu Chen Photography ©