Youth Classes

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

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. Join now by clicking here!

Parent Permission forms are required for all Youth students. Permission forms must be updated annually. Please bring a signed and completed permission ready to turn in on the first day of class.

Permission forms can be downloaded here: Parent Permission YOUTH

 

 

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!
with Kate Peck
MONDAYS, 4:00 – 5:30 PM
SEPTEMBER 17TH – DECEMBER 17TH 

*No class on November 12th

Kids of all ages now have full 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 to 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, and kids are welcome to drop in for 15 minutes, or stay for the full session as they like. Parents can participate too! (Children 8 and under must have a parent present.)

CLAY CREATIONS (AGES 7-12) – A DROP-IN CLASS!
with Kate Peck
SATURDAYS, 10:15 AM – NOON
November 3RD, 10th, & 17TH (3 SESSIONS)

Drop in to explore clay building! We’ll make pinch pots, slab constructed boxes, free-form sculpture. 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

FAMILY ART JOURNALING (AGES 7+)
with Teri Atkins
SATURDAYS, 2:00 – 3:00 PM
OCTOBER 6TH, 13TH, 20TH, & 27TH (4 SESSIONS)

Art journaling can provide multiple dimensions of fun and creativity, plus, kids of all ages love it! This class will include fun art challenges, daily journaling with pictures or words, and take-home prompts to practice your creativity outside of class. Journal prompts often revolve around topics that are meaningful and important to the student making it an excellent exploration in personal creativity. Anyone can join, no experience necessary! Supplies provided. Parents and other family members of students are welcome to register and join in the fun! Please register in advance.

$20 MEMBER / $25 NONMEMBER for all 4 sessions!

NO SCHOOL MAKE-&-TAKE CRAFTSa FREE drop-in class!
(AGES 8 AND UP)
with Kate Peck
10:30 AM – NOON ON THE DATES LISTED BELOW:
OCT. 12 (FRIDAY)
NOV. 20 (TUESDAY)

Out of school with nothing to do? Drop int to a make-&-take workshop at PCA. We’ll have a seasonal project going on and each student will take home a fun craft project.

 

New! YOUTH COLLAGE (AGES 7 – 12)
with Teri Atkins
THURSDAYS, 4:00 – 5:00 PM
NOVEMBER 1, 8, 15 (3 SESSIONS)

Join us for some good old fun making collages! We’ll make traditional collages using materials here at the PCA and students are also invited to bring in their own pictures to add some personal touches. We’ll also experiment with other collage techniques including 3D collage where we use found objects and other goodies to build a unique collage sculpture. Anyone can collage, no art experience necessary!

$10 PER SESSION

 

FIDDLE: LEVEL 1 (K-3rd Grade)
with Peg Willis
MONDAYS, 4:00 – 4:45 PM
SEPT. 24 – NOV. 26 (10 SESSIONS)
(Class will meet Tuesday November 13 instead of Monday, November 12)

It’s not too early to learn to fiddle! Peg Willis has been teaching music for over 50 years and works with children in a small group setting using a well-known teaching method. Parents should be prepared to attend each class with their child and are expected to help their children practice at home every day.

Consultation with the instructor (or informed music store staff) is recommended BEFORE renting or purchasing an instrument as proper sizing can be difficult. Students should bring a correct sized instrument and note taking materials. Please email us with any questions.

$70 MEMBERS / $75 NON-MEMBERS

 

FIDDLE: LEVEL 2 (K-3rd Grade)
with Peg Willis
MONDAYS, 4:45 – 5:30 PM
SEPT. 24 – NOV. 26 (10 SESSIONS)
(Class will meet Tuesday November 13 instead of Monday, November 12)

Continue fiddle lessons with Peg! Level 2 students should play “O Come Little Children” and above. Students will learn more complex hand and bowing skills along with an understanding of music theory. Parents should be prepared to attend each class along with their child and are expected to help their children practice at home every day.

$70 MEMBERS / $75 NON-MEMBERS

 

FIDDLE: LEVEL 3 (K-3rd Grade)
with Peg Willis
MONDAYS, 5:30 – 6:30 PM
SEPT. 24 – NOV. 26 (10 SESSIONS)
(Class will meet Tuesday November 13 instead of Monday, November 12)

Continue fiddle lessons with Peg! Level 3 students should play “Minuet 1” and above. Students will work on harmony playing, note reading, and improvisation. Parents should be prepared to attend each class along with their child and are expected to help their children practice at home every day.

$70 MEMBERS / $75 NON-MEMBERS