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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Create the perfect handmade gift just in time for the holidays in one of these short workshops at Pullen Arts Center. Use the links below to register online! For a full list of classes available, visit RecLink.

Youth

Youth Pottery – Mixing Media: Ceramics & Printmaking

Instructor: Julia Einstein
Age: 5-8 years
Course Fee: $30
Date & Time: Saturday, January 29, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Register for Youth Pottery – Mixing Media: Ceramics & Printmaking

In this workshop, youth potters will experiment with mixing media. Students will learn how to use printmaking techniques in creating pottery. Pieces will be left for firing and available for pickup two weeks after the class. All supplies included.

Youth Drawing – Inspired by African American Artists: Romare Bearden

Instructor: Pamela Cola
Age: 5-8 years
Course Fee: $20
Date & Time: Saturday, February 5, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Register for Youth Drawing – Inspired by African American Artists: Romare Bearden

In this workshop, youth will learn about the African American artist Romare Bearden 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 Romare Bearden’s artwork. All supplies included.

Youth Painting – Storytelling Through Art

Instructor: Pamela Cola
Age: 9-12 years
Course Fee: $20
Date & Time: Saturday, February 12, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Register for Youth Painting – Storytelling Through Art

In this workshop, youth will explore storytelling combining written words and art. Students will use painting and mixed media to transform their words into beautiful illustrations. All supplies included.

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

Instructor: Pamela Cola
Age: 5-8 years
Course Fee: $20
Date & Time: Saturday, February 19, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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.

Family

Family Pottery – Mixing Media: Ceramics & Painting

Instructor: Julia Einstein
Age: 5-10 years
Course Fee: $30
Date & Time: Saturday, January 22, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Register for Family Pottery – Mixing Media: Ceramics & Painting

In this workshop, families will experiment with mixing media. Participants will learn how to use painting techniques in creating pottery. Pieces will be left for firing and available for pickup two weeks after the class. All supplies included. Class fee includes one adult and one child; please register child only.

Family Painting– Inspired by African American Artists: Jacob Lawrence

Instructor: Pamela Cola
Age: 5-10 years
Course Fee: $20
Date & Time: Saturday, February 26, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Register for Family Painting – Inspired by African American Artists: Jacob Lawrence

In this workshop, families will learn about the African American artist Jacob Lawrence 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 Jacob Lawrence’s artwork. All supplies included. Class fee includes one adult and one child; please register child only.

Jewelry

Samples of metal jewelry pieces from the Beginning Metal class at Pullen Arts Center

Jewelry – Beginning Metal

Instructor: Brittany Clark
Age: 16+ years
Course Fee: $140
Date & Time: February 23 – March 30, Wednesdays, 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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.

 

Jewelry – Metal Continuing

Instructor: Amy Veatch
Age: 16+ years
Course Fee: $140
Date & Time: February 23 – March 30, Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Register for Jewelry – 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

Printmaking

Printmaking – Wood Intaglio Workshop

Instructor: Susan Martin
Age: 16+ years
Course Fee: $125
Date & Time: Saturday, February 26 and Sunday, February 27, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Register for Printmaking – Wood Intaglio Workshop

In this workshop, we will use a wood block to print intaglio style prints on Pullen's Conrad etching presses. We will cover block preparation, mark making, inking, layering with color, and how to incorporate the distinctive wood grain that's characteristic of this technique. Sample work will be on hand for discussion. Students will leave the class with a unique printing technique and their own prints. Some printmaking experience useful but not required. Must be comfortable using an exacto knife. Supply fee of approximately $30-35 dollars for blocks and paper. Please bring any wood cutting/carving tools you may have. Studio sets will be available.

Bookmaking

Bookmaking – Surprise! Playing with Folded Books

Instructor: Kathy Steinsberger
Age: 16+ years
Course Fee: $95
Date & Time: January 24 – February 21, Mondays, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Register for Bookmaking – Surprise! Playing with Folded Books

Blizzard books, flexagons, exploding books, gatefold books, and Turkish map folds - 5 different books. Photos, cartoons, collages, and words will fill these books as you create your narrative. A supply fee of $35 is due to the instructor on the first class.

Sewing – Make a Basic Waldorf-Style Doll

Instructor: Pam Currie
Age: 16+ years
Course Fee: $200
Date & Time: Saturday & Sunday, February 5, 6, 12, 13, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Register for Sewing – Make a Basic Waldorf-Style Doll

Interested in growing your sewing skills? Join teaching artist Pam Currie for this multi-weekend workshop learning to construct a Waldorf-style doll. One of the Waldorf beliefs is that a doll should have a simple face so that the doll reflects the child’s emotions. It is thought that if a child is sad, the doll should not be grinning back at the child. The dolls made in this workshop are 13-18” tall, and in the tradition of Waldorf, they are made with all natural materials. No prior doll making experience is needed. Pullen Arts Center will provide use of one sewing machine per student; students who have their own sewing machine are welcomed to bring them. Supply fee of $40 due to instructor at the start of class. Students will have open use of sewing machines between classes any time during Pullen Arts Center's regular hours of operation.