For over 13 years, Art Rocks Teens (A.R.T.) has provided FREE art and music classes for 13-18 year-olds  three days a week, after school and all summer long. The program even includes a FREE Rock & Roll Camp that brings indie musicians from some of the northwest’s most notable bands to work with teens to create their own music and perform it on Main Street.

We work hard to provide a safe and creative space for teens to spend their time – and enjoy some snacks! The Teen Art Council is a dedicated group of volunteers ages 13- 18 who brainstorm, plan classes, and sometimes even teach.

While we offer A.R.T. classes and Rock & Roll Camp free of charge, it’s an expensive program that depends on your support. There are many ways to help: Give your time by volunteering during an event, give your gently used musical instruments to the cause, or give a monetary donation to help leverage the funds we ask businesses and foundations for.

Download the permission form here:
A.R.T. Parent Permission Form ENGLISH
A.R.T. Parent Permission Form ESPAÑOL

Current Schedule – FREE for teens 13-18!

 

INTRO TO LINOCUT IN HERMISTON
with Bonnie Day
TUESDAYS, 4:00-5:30 PM
SEPTEMBER 11- 25 (3 Sessions!)

Printmaking is a great way to make multiple originals from a single block. In this class you will design, transfer the image, and carve onto a linoleum block. You will be introduced to the basics of relief printing and will go home with a copy of your completed print and your carved linoleum block, which you can print over and over again. All materials and tools required for this workshop will be provided.

This class will be held at the Hermiston Community Center. Call 541-278-9201 if we can provide more information.

PAINTING CLASS IN HERMISTON!
with Erica Edwards
WEDNESDAYS, 4:00 – 5:30 PM
SEPTEMBER 5-26  (4 SESSIONS)
Enjoy some time after school exploring different painting techniques. Learn about marbling, watercolor techniques, and spend some time using acrylic paints. Each class will feature a different project with room to explore your own ideas and creativity. No art experience necessary, supplies provided. This class will be held at the Hermiston Community Center. Sign up at Hermiston Parks & Rec’s website.

OPEN STUDIO
with Kate Brizendine
THURSDAYS, 3:30 – 5:00 PM
SEPTEMBER 6 – NOVEMBER 15

Did you start a zine during Rock & Roll Camp you’d like to continue working on? Want to explore pastels, paint, collage, pen & ink or other art mediums independently in a relaxed atmosphere? Come share a maker space with other teens while you do your own thing. Kate will be here to help if needed.

PHONETYPE PHOTO PRINTING
with Erica Edwards
TUESDAYS, 3:30 – 5:00 PM
SEPTEMBER 25 – OCTOBER 9  (3 SESSIONS)

Ever heard of a phonetype? It’s a photographic print using your phone as a negative. Come to this class to learn how to make artistic prints using your phone and some basic chemicals to print your photo.

PAINTING CLASS IN HERMISTON!
with Erica Edwards
WEDNESDAYS, 4:00 – 5:30 PM
SEPTEMBER 5-26  (4 SESSIONS)
Enjoy some time after school exploring different painting techniques. Learn about marbling, watercolor techniques, and spend some time using acrylic paints. Each class will feature a different project with room to explore your own ideas and creativity. No art experience necessary, supplies provided.
This class will be held at the Hermiston Community Center. Call 541-278-9201 if we can provide more information.

LOOM BEADING
with Erica Edwards
WEDNESDAYS, 3:30 – 5:00 PM
OCTOBER 3 – 24 (4 SESSIONS)

In this class, we’ll learn the basics of loom beading. We’ll start off with a basic bracelet and move forward with designing your own work of art.

PAINTING
with Erica Edwards
TUESDAYS, 3:30 – 5:00 PM
OCTOBER 16 – 30  (3 SESSIONS)

Enjoy some time after school exploring different painting techniques. Learn about marbling, watercolor techniques, and spend some time using acrylic paints. Each class will feature a different project with room to explore your own ideas and creativity. No art experience necessary.

ZENTANGLES
with Denise Owen
TUESDAYS, 3:30 – 5:00 PM
NOVEMBER 6 – DECEMBER 4 (4 SESSIONS)

*No Class November 20

Drawing Zentangles is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful drawings and patterns. Whether you just like to doodle, are already an experienced drawer, or even think you can’t draw at all, you’ll be amazed at the beautiful art you will be able to create. You will use pencil, pen, and even a splash of watercolor here and there. All materials provided.

 

ACTING
with JJ Hill
WEDNESDAYS, 3:30 – 5:00 PM
NOVEMBER 7 – DECEMBER 12 (5 SESSIONS)
*No Class November 21st

Try out improv to get yourself started in acting or to hone your skills before you audition for the next school or community theatre play. This class is for all levels of experience! We’ll learn improv (unscripted) comedy through group games and storytelling techniques and put it all together in a show at the end of the class.

 

WORKING WITH CLAY
with Brian Purnell
THURSDAYS, 3:30 – 5:00 PM
SEPTEMBER 27 – DECEMBER 13 (11 SESSIONS)
* No class November 22nd

 Step into the third dimension with this workshop that will bring some depth into your world. Learn how to sculpt, build and construct clay in the PCA’s Alice Fossatti Ceramics Studio. Absolutely no experience working with clay is necessary. Beginners and returning students are all welcome.