Adult Classes

Our programs are made possible through the support of the Oregon Community Foundation and others.

Older teens, ages 16-18, are welcome to join adult/evening classes for FREE as part of our Art Rocks Teens program. Our members pay a reduced fee for classes – join the team here!


HIP & HANDMADE – a FREE drop-in class!
EVERY SATURDAY, 11:00 AM – NOON

Join one of our creative and enthusiastic staff members for this casual, no pressure get-together. We gather around a big table to work on a different project each week, depending on what has captured our interest. No need to sign up, no tuition, just come on by!

 

SPIN IN – a FREE drop-in offering!
FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH

1:00 – 4:00 PM
JUNE 2ND, JULY 7TH, AUGUST 4TH

Join the fiber fun gang on the first Saturday of every month at the Pendleton Center for the Arts. Those who spin, knit, crochet or do any creative hand work are welcome.  If you just want to learn more about these fiber arts, come on by! We love to do demonstrations, answer questions, or help you with the “darned” knitting problem (pun intended).

 

JAM NIGHT – a FREE drop-in offering!
Sponsored by the Pendleton Music Company
FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH

7:00 – 8:30 PM
JUNE 7TH, JULY 5TH, AUGUST 2ND

A casual and fun get together for musicians of all experience levels. Blues, rock, country, pop, and more. We’ll experiment with a variety of music styles and a variety of instruments. Guitars, mandolin, bongos… bring what you have and join us for an awesome jam session.

 

ART SWAP

SATURDAY, 12:00 – 4:00 PM
AUGUST 4TH

Ready to refresh your stash of art supplies? Join us here at the Pendleton Center for the Arts for a Summer Art Swap! Bring your unwanted items and exchange them for fresh tools, supplies, and inspirations from others!

Things to Bring: acrylic paints, paper, fabric, watercolors, yarn, sewing equipment, beads, tools, stationary, brushes, canvasses, instruments, jewelry, stamps, unfinished projects, ribbon, markers, knitting needles, crochet hooks, patterns, books, interesting ephemera, and any other creative supplies.

What NOT to bring: flammable liquids and materials, solvents, oil paints, house paints

 

UKULELE
with Mike Kellison

WEDNESDAYS, 2:00 – 3:00 PM
JUNE 13TH – AUGUST 1ST (7 SESSIONS)
No Class on July 4th
This class is full. Please call 541-278-9201 to get on the list for fall term

This simple, playful instrument makes a great introduction to music, or a fun practice session for those who already play. We’ll work on chords and strumming while practicing classic uke songs as a group. No prior experience in music is required, and we have ukuleles available for students to borrow. This is a teen/adult combo class, teens 13 and older may take the class for free.

$50 MEMBERS / $55 NON-MEMBERS

 

PAINT STUDIO
with Arlen Clark

WEDNESDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
JUNE 13TH – 27TH (3 SESSIONS)
This class is full. Please call 541-278-9201 to get on the list for fall term

Painter Arlen Clark is back to facilitate this paint studio time for adults and teens 16 and older. Arlen will provide optional project ideas inspired by some of his favorites from art history. You may join in on the project or work on your own independent painting. Arlen will be there to answer questions as you go. Bring in your own supplies or use the Art Center’s collection of acrylic paints and brushes. One 11×14 canvas will be provided to each student who registers. Also included, students will have access to unfacilitated open studio time to finish their work in July.

$45 MEMBERS / $50 NON-MEMBERS
+ $10 MATERIALS FEE

 

STAND-UP COMEDY WORKSHOP (Adults 21+)
with JJ Hill

THURSDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
JULY 12TH AND JULY 19TH (2 SESSIONS)

Everyone has a great story to tell and some tell theirs better than others. Having done a few stand-up shows of his own, JJ can teach you to find the funny in your story. Come for laughs, come for fun, or just come to hang out. Beer and wine will be available by donation.

$40 MEMBERS / $45 NON-MEMBERS

 

POTTERY: INTERMEDIATE WHEEL THROWING 
with Marie Pratuch

WEDNESDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
JULY 18TH – AUGUST 29TH (6 SESSIONS)
NO CLASS August 15th due to Rock & Roll Camp

A scheduled time for post-beginner throwers to get together and continue explorations on the pottery wheel. Marie will be available to troubleshoot and answer questions as you fine tune your throwing skills. Materials include a bag of clay, access to tools and glazes, and firing time. Prerequisite: 2 terms of beginning wheel throwing or recent college-level ceramics course.

$60 MEMBERS / $65 NON-MEMBERS
+ $20 MATERIALS FEE

 

POTTERY: BEGINNING WHEEL THROWING 
with Marie Pratuch

THURSDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
JULY 19TH – AUGUST 30TH (6 SESSIONS)
NO CLASS August 16th due to Rock & Roll Camp
This class is full. Please call 541-278-9201 to get on the list for fall term

Use the pottery wheel to make functional ceramic forms. Marie will share info about process, materials, and tools, and students will get plenty of wheel-time to practice. All materials supplied in class, including clay and ample open studio time. This class fills quickly so be sure to send in your payment and registration soon!

$80 MEMBERS / $85 NON-MEMBERS
+ $20 MATERIALS FEE