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Saturday Noon - 4:00 pm


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Pendleton Center for the Arts

ALWAYS Free Admission

FREE FOR ALL! – a FREE drop-in class
(UP TO AGE 12 OR SO)
EVERY SATURDAY, 9:30-10:15 AM
ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Start your weekend with a cross-generation creative collaboration!
Stop in for a fun, FREE Saturday morning art project with one of our creative and enthusiastic staff members. No need to sign up or pay any fees, just come when you can. 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. This class is supported in part by a grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust, investing in Oregon’s arts, humanities and heritage.

ART STUDIO – a FREE drop-in class
(AGES 7-12)
EVERY MONDAY, 4:00-5:30PM*
LORI SAMS, INSTRUCTOR
ABSOLUTELY FREE!
This free, drop-in offering focuses on developing the skills and experience that will inspire kids to keep exploring art. Each week, we learn about a different artist and create works in their medium or style. We’ve tried everything from Matisse to Frida Kahlo, still lifes to found-object sculptures. Who knows where we’ll go! No registration is necessary to participate in Art Studio, and all materials are provided—just bring a sense of curiosity with you. It’s a good idea to wear clothes that can get messy.
This class is also supported in part by a grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust, investing in Oregon’s arts, humanities and heritage.

 

*WINTER TERM BEGINS JANUARY 5, NO CLASS ON SCHOOL VACATION DAYS

EXPLORING CLAY  (AGES 5-12)
SATURDAYS, 1:00-2:30 PM, JAN. 17 – FEB. 14 (5 SESSIONS)
TERI ATKINS, INSTRUCTOR
$45 MEMBERS / $50 NON-MEMBERS + $10 MATERIALS FEE
An active and engaging class for a wide range of ages! We’ll learn a variety of techniques for shaping clay: rolling out slabs, making long coils, and building up forms. Students will leave with a number of brightly glazed clay pieces ready for display. New and returning students welcome- there are new projects every term! Please wear clothes that can get messy.

MIXED MEDIA MAGIC (AGES 8-12)
SATURDAYS, 12:00-2:00 PM, FEBRUARY 28 – MARCH 14 (3 SESSIONS)
TERI ATKINS, INSTRUCTOR

$30 MEMBERS / $35 NON-MEMBERS + $5 MATERIALS
Over three Saturdays kids will paint, sculpt, color and glue using a range of ordinary and extraordinary materials. Experimentation is encouraged, and students will come home with some amazing art pieces including mosaic tiles, layered paintings and a watercolor collage.

SEW COOL: YOU CAN MAKE IT YOURSELF (AGES 8-12)
SATURDAYS, 2:30-4:00 PM, FEB. 28 – MARCH 14 (3 SESSIONS)
JENNIFER COSTLEY, INSTRUCTOR

$30 MEMBERS / $35 NON-MEMBERS + $5 MATERIALS
From threading a needle to running the sewing machine, this class will introduce kids to sewing the fun way. Complete and take home a project each class including a pillowcase, an infinity scarf and your own tote bag! No experience necessary, class limited to 8 participants.

  MUSIC CLASSES Relaxed group lessons for 8-12 year olds

Our youth music programs are supported by funding from the Charlotte Martin Foundation, the PGE Foundation and the Rotary Club of Pendleton. It’s all part of S.P.A.R.K., Supporting Performing Arts for Rural Kids, which is helping us bring music to any kid who’s interested, regardless of his or her ability to pay for lessons. Just ask us about tuition scholarships, instrument rental assistance and our instrument lending library!

 

We offer small group lessons in guitar and violin/fiddle for ages 8-12. Guitar classes introduce students to fun rock and pop songs that keep them motivated, while also building a foundation in music theory. Our violin and fiddle groups follow a Suzuki-inspired method that helps students build both classical and traditional repertoire.


VIOLIN/FIDDLE: LEVEL 1 (AGES 7-12)
MONDAYS, 4:00-4:45 PM, JANUARY 12 – MARCH 16 (10 SESSIONS)*
PEG WILLIS, INSTRUCTOR
$60 MEMBERS / $65 NON-MEMBERS
This small group lesson is tailored for young students who have never played the fiddle before or have only been playing the fiddle for a little while. We’ll start with the basics, and then learn bowing rhythms and a few songs, putting into practice the skills that we have learned. In this group for beginners, we’ll be learning by ear.
Parents should attend each lesson and be willing to help their children practice at home every day— Peg will provide parents with the skills they need to be involved.

 

 

VIOLIN/FIDDLE: LEVEL 2 (AGES 7-12)
MONDAYS, 4:45-5:30 PM, JAN.12 – MARCH 16

(10 SESSIONS)*
PEG WILLIS, INSTRUCTOR
$60 MEMBERS / $65 NON-MEMBERS
This small group lesson is for more experienced students who are comfortable learning at a faster pace. 1-2 years of experience playing the fiddle is desirable. We will be learning fiddle songs by ear and with sheet music and/or tab. The objectives of this group will be to add songs to your personal repertoire, gain confidence playing in front of people, learn and critique skills and techniques, and most of all have fun. It’s helpful if parents attend each lesson, so they can help their students with daily practice at home.

VIOLIN/FIDDLE: LEVEL 3 (AGES 7-13)
MONDAYS, 5:30-6:30PM, JANUARY 12 – MARCH 16 (10 SESSIONS)*
PEG WILLIS, INSTRUCTOR
$60 MEMBERS / $65 NON-MEMBERS
This ongoing group is offered to students who have demonstrated a commitment to music performance and are ready to build their repertoire of tunes. Several years of violin/fiddle experience and an ability to learn quickly by ear are

pre-requisites for this class. Please seek endorsement from Instructor Peg Willis before registering.

 

*YOUTH MUSIC CLASSES WILL RUN ON JAN. 19, MLK DAY, AND FEB. 2, A PSD INSERVICE DAY

 

 

BEGINNING GUITAR (AGES 8-12)
MONDAYS, 4:00-5:00 PM, JANUARY 12 – MARCH 16 (10 SESSIONS)*
JARED PENNINGTON, INSTRUCTOR
$60 MEMBERS / $65 NON-MEMBERS
Working from chords and scales, students will get to know their guitars and get excited about playing. Jared believes in integrating fun, dynamic instruction with solid music theory and application. Students will need an instrument – check out Pendleton Music Co. for affordable rentals. (Scholarships are also available for instrument rental fees. Contact the Arts Center for information.) Students from previous Beginning Guitar classes may repeat this offering (we’ll be using new techniques, so you won’t be bored) or move to the Intermediate section. Newcomers are enthusiastically welcomed!

INTERMEDIATE GUITAR (AGES 8-12)
MONDAYS, 5:00-6:00 PM, JANUARY 12 – MARCH 16 (10 SESSIONS)*
JARED PENNINGTON, INSTRUCTOR
$60 MEMBERS / $65 NON-MEMBERS
Have some basic guitar skills? Join this fun group to learn more advanced chord structures and music theory. Students will learn about stringing chords together for improvisation, plus learn new tunes. We’ll even experiment with recording and arranging songs. Summer term guitar students from the Beginners section may advance to this class; previous Intermediate students may take this class again to learn new material. Newcomers are enthusiastically welcomed! You’ll need an instrument—if you’re renting, visit Pendleton Music Co. for some affordable options. (Scholarships are also available for instrument rental fees. Contact the Arts Center for information.)

YOUTH Art & Music Class Schedule

Our Youth Classes are offered to kids up to 13 years old. If you’re over the age of 13, don’t worry!

Check out Art Rocks Teens (A.R.T.), our FREE after-school program. Schedule and more information here.

 

If you’re not already an Arts Council Member, take advantage of our reduced tuition for members by joining here

 

Our programs are made possible through the support of the Oregon Arts Commission and various foundations.

 

 To register, call 541-278-9201    

email classes @ pendletonarts . org (no spaces)    

or visit 214 North Main

 

 

 

 

 

We have Youth scholarships
that cover everything from tuition to instrument rental fees. If you know a kid who needs some art in his or her life, but for whom the cost is a barrier, give us a call and we’ll help get them started in a class!