Marie Medica Pugh Visiting Artist Series

Marie Medica Pugh was a longtime student and supporter of the Art Center. She and her family were familiar faces at the Art Center since moving to Indianapolis in the 1970s. In November 2015, Marie lost her battle with cancer. Before her passing, Marie, along with her husband Newell and their children, discussed leaving a legacy gift to the Art Center in her honor. Thus, the Marie Medica Pugh Visiting Artist Series was born. The series, designed to bring nationally-recognized master artists to the Indianapolis Art Center for special workshops, kicked off in summer 2016.

Visiting Artist Series






This 5-day workshop includes hands-on instruction as well as an opportunity to see and discuss the work of Japanese contemporary artists some recognized as Japanese Living National Treasures. Metal working techniques include: Damascene (sheet in sheet inlay), Zogan (wire inlay to sheet), Mokume-gane, chasing & repousse, and patina demos.

A supply kit containing all necessary supplies will be available from the instructor during the first class meeting for an additional fee of $105. Additional specialty items such as Japanese hammers, gold foil, shakudo, books, and more may be purchased directly from the instructor.

5 Days • Tuesday-Saturday • June 8-11 • 10:00 am-5:00 pm + June 12 • 10:00 am-2:00 pm • $600.00 • Intermediate-Advanced




Making of a Mural with Megan Jefferson

Make your mark in our ArtsPark! Students in this workshop will learn from Indy muralist and painter, Megan Jefferson, the process of creating a mural from start to finish. Along the way, students will explore color, abstraction, stenciling, and paint applications! There will be opportunities to make individual sketches and paintings as well. This is your chance to be a part of something big- a mural on all 4 sides of the shipping container in our east parking lot- and visible from the Monon Trail! All materials are included in the class fee.

5 Days • Monday-Friday • June 14-18 • 10:00 am-3:00 pm • $420.00 • All Levels





This class encompasses all aspects of making a stained glass panel based on a fable. We start with design and production, to mounting the work in a 10 x 10 inch frame, lit with LED lighting. Many samples will be made in class, plus one frame and LED lights will be provided to each student to professionally mount and display the work made in class.

Techniques covered including painting, pen-and-ink drawing, and air-brushing with enamels, sand-blasting and cut paper processes, mounting and adding a LED lighting system. We will use premixed enamel paints which are added to the surface of the glass, then kiln fired, then copper foiled and soldered. Students don’t have to be professional artist, they can bring in existing images and trace them on glass.

5 Days • Wednesday-Sunday • August 25-29 • 10:00 am-4:30 pm • $840 • All Levels