Waterworks Visual Arts Center

Providing diverse opportunities in the arts for all people through exhibitions, education, & outreach programs.

ARTpops are designed for you to try your hand at a variety of art forms, 
both traditional and nontraditional.
Our goal is to expand the appreciation of the arts 
in our community and region, one "ARTpop" at a time!

$50ea. / $40ea. members

Second Thursdays in December, March, April, and May


Wire-Wrap Cabochon Jewelry 

with Denise Paugh 

Thursday, March 14, 2019, 6:30-9pm

Spend a relaxing evening creating a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry. Students will learn the basics of wire wrapping and design, while intertwining natural elements of metal and stone to create a beautiful cabochon pendant. Creativity expressed in the delicacy of wire.



DENISE PAUGH earned a BA in Dance Education/Theater from UNC-Charlotte.  She has taught in the Rowan-Salisbury School (RSS) system since 2006. Denise created, developed and implemented the county’s first honors curriculum for Dance, and she now serves as a K-5 art specialist at Knollwood and Overton Elementary schools.

Denise joined the Waterworks team this past summer teaching the art of jewelry making. She is owner and designer of her own jewelry design business, Denise Paugh Designs.




with Janet Pingrey

Thursday, April 11, 6:30-9:00pm


This course is designed to teach the basics of knitting but may also be just the thing for those who need a little refresher. Have fun learning at your own pace. Students will have the opportunity to make a cowl or infinity scarf.



JANET S. PINGREY is a retired costumer from Cirque du Soleil/La Nouba in Orlando, FL.  She is a US Navy veteran and received her degree in business from Valencia Community College and Rollins College in Orlando. She was the Assistant Art Director at the BETA alternative school for pregnant and parenting teens. In her long career she has worn many hats. She has been a radioman in the Navy, an assistant librarian, the Registrar of Vital Statistics for the City of Binghamton, NY, an art teacher, and a quilting and knitting teacher among other jobs. She is a quilter, crocheter, and a voracious knitter. 




with Cathy Sexton

Thursday, May 9, 6:30-9:00pm


Please join us for an introduction to the lost art of French beaded flower making.  You will learn how to make 3 different flowers using a bead spinner.  A variety of bead mixes of different color options will be provided.  



CATHY SEXTON is the owner/designer of Catiques.   Catiques jewelry and beaded flowers inspire curiosity and prominence, featuring finds and techniques  from the earlier centuries.   These one of a  kind  architectural pieces honor individuality while remaining timeless.  She has refined her process  for creating French beaded flowers and is excited to share.  


2018 ARTpops - Just Look at the Fun We Had!


Holiday Wreaths & Centerpieces with Emily Blanton 

December 13

Holiday Cheer with Rick Anderson
November 8

Positively Pastels with Phyllis Steimel
October 11

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