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Our Youth classes are offered to kids up to 12 years old. If you’re over the age of 12, don’t worry! Classes for teens are FREE through our Art Rocks Teens program.
Members of the Pendleton Center for the Arts pay a reduced fee for classes.
Our programs are made possible through the support of the Oregon Community Foundation and others.
Spring 2018 Youth Classes
The Arts Council of Pendleton receives support from the
ART and MUSIC
Students may also register by phone at (541) 278-9201
For classes labeled as “drop-in” students are welcome to show up on the scheduled time and date,
In order for a class to run, the minimum number of students must be enrolled with tuition paid three days before the class start date. If this minimum is not met the class will be cancelled and students will receive a refund for tuition. If you need to cancel your registration, contact us as soon as possible. PCA will honor a refund,
Please contact Kaisa Hill, our Coordinator of Education and Outreach with any registration or class questions, scholarship requests or class cancellations at (541) 278-9201
ALWAYS Free Admission
Hours: Tues - Fri 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Free & Low Cost -
FREE FOR ALL! (UP TO AGE 12 OR SO) – a FREE drop-in class!
EVERY SATURDAY, 9:30 – 10:15 AM
Stop in for a fun, free Saturday morning art project with one of our creative and enthusiastic staff members. Pop your head in or stay for the whole session! Kids under 8 must be accompanied by a parent or older pal to help them with the project.
ART STUDIO (AGES 0-12) – a FREE drop-in class!
MONDAYS, 4:00 – 5:30 PM
APRIL 2ND – JUNE 4TH (No Class May 28th)
Kids of all ages have access to the PCA’s art materials and studio space! Inspire your kids to explore art independently through open-ended drawing, painting and collage. Or, try out a new technique by working along with the group on a facilitated project (we’ll have a fun, optional project going on each time). The emphasis is on creative learning and play through art making. Kids are welcome to drop in for 15 minutes or stay for the full session. Parents can participate too! Children 8 and under must have a parent present.
NO SCHOOL MAKE-AND-TAKE CRAFTS (AGES 8 AND UP) – a FREE drop-in class!
FRIDAY, 10:30 AM – NOON
APRIL 13TH: Celebrate the Earth with Kate Peck
Out of school with nothing to do? Drop in to a make-and-take workshop at the Arts Center! We’ll have a seasonal project going on, and each student will take home some cool crafts at the end of the session.
MESSY ART (2-6 YEARS OLD) – a FREE drop-in class!
MONDAY, 5:30 – 6:30 PM
MAY 7TH & JUNE 4TH
Join us for an hour of creative play and socializing between tots and grown-ups alike! No need to sign up or pay any fees, just stop by the Arts Center to participate. We’ll lead fun activities that are easy to recreate at home, with a focus on supportive early education practices through good ol’ play. We plan on getting messy, so please dress accordingly!
This class is offered to 2-6 year olds accompanied by an adult.
Weekend Workshops -
TIE DYE! (AGES 7-12) – a drop-in class!
SATURDAYS, 1:00 - 2:00PM
APRIL 7TH, 14TH, & 21ST
Explore tie dye as we make bright, colorful patterns with quality dyes and cloth. Leave all the prep and materials up to us! Each class we will present different styles and patterns including Shiburi dyeing techniques. Come to one session or join us for all 3!
The PCA will provide a white, cotton bandana for each student. Students are encouraged to bring 1 or 2 of their own items to dye; shirts, socks, or another piece of material- as long it’s cotton and a solid, light color. What you bring doesn’t have to be new! In fact, tie-dyeing can be a great way to cover up a stain or bring an old t-shirt new life.
$10 PER SESSION
STEAM PROJECTS (AGES 7-12) – a drop-in class!
with Kim Chavez
SATURDAYS, 1:00 – 2:30 PM
MAY 5TH, 19TH, & 26TH
STEAM (STEM + Art) encourages creative thinking, problem solving, and a lot of fun! Creativity and innovation are front and center with this series of projects that mix art with science, technology, engineering, and math. Come explore science and create art with us!
$10 PER SESSION
CLAY CREATIONS (AGES 7-12) – a drop-in class!
with Kate Peck
SATURDAYS, 10:15 AM – NOON
MAY 5TH – 19TH
Drop in to explore clay building! We’ll make pinch pots, slab constructed boxes, free-form sculpture and, if there's student interest, try out wheel throwing. Students will work in wet clay the first two sessions, and the last session will be reserved for glazing. Clay pieces will be ready to pick up the week after the glazing class. Please wear clothes that can get messy.
$10 PER SESSION
Evening Classes -
YOUTH GUITAR 2 (AGES 8-12)
with Mike Kellison
THURSDAYS, 5:15 – 6:00 PM
APRIL 5TH – MAY 31ST, (9 SESSIONS)
Continue guitar lessons with Mike! New to guitar? New beginners are encouraged to start classes in the Fall. Please email us at email@example.com with any questions. Students who already have experience playing will improve their skills by taking on various guitar parts in the group.
$60 MEMBERS / $65 NON-MEMBERS
FIDDLE CLASSES (K-3rd Grade)
with Peg Willis
Continue fiddle lessons with Peg! New to fiddling? New beginners are encouraged to start classes in the Fall. Parents should be prepared to attend each class along with their child and are expected to help their children practice at home every day. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
MONDAYS (Class will meet Tuesday May 29th instead of Monday, May 28th)
APRIL 2ND – JUNE 4TH (10 SESSIONS)
FIDDLE: LEVEL 1
4:00 – 4:45 PM
FIDDLE: LEVEL 2
4:45 – 5:30 PM
FIDDLE: LEVEL 3
5:30 – 6:30 PM
$70 MEMBERS / $75 NON-MEMBERS