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ALWAYS Free Admission

 

Hours: Tues - Fri 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday Noon - 4:00 pm
214 North Main, Pendleton, OR  97801


(tele) 541-278-9201   email us

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. 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!
EVERY MONDAY, 4:00-5:30PM
FALL TERM RUNS SEPT. 26 – DEC. 12

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.)

NO SCHOOL MAKE-AND-TAKE CRAFTS (AGES 8 AND UP) – a FREE drop-in class!
10:30AM – NOON ON THE DATES LISTED BELOW
Out of school with nothing to do? Drop into 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.
OCT. 14 (FRIDAY): Paper Marbling with Ralph Edmonds
NOV. 11 (FRIDAY): Candle Making with Kate Peck

 

CREATIVE WRITING (AGES 8-12)
JENNIFER COSTLEY, INSTRUCTOR
Dive into a different aspect of creative writing each week! We will cover Short Story writing, Creative
Non-Fiction, and Poetry, encouraging students to express themselves in writing through exercises, games and group interaction.
WEDNESDAYS, 6:00PM – 7:00PM, NOV 2 – NOV. 16 (3 SESSIONS)
$25 MEMBERS / $30 NON-MEMBERS

TOTS DO ART (0- 4 YEARS OLD)
ERICA EDWARDS, INSTRUCTOR
Each class, we’ll focus on a different artist, taking inspiration from their work to create a hands-on,
experience-focused art project. The mommy-and-me-style format allows kids and parents to learn about art together while providing a fun opportunity to spend time with your tot as well as other families.
This class is offered to 0-4 year olds accompanied by an adult.

WEDNESDAYS, 10:20-11:00AM, OCT. 5-19 (3 SESSIONS)
$15 MEMBERS / $20 NON-MEMBERS + $5 MATERIALS

 

 

 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!

 


VIOLIN/FIDDLE: LEVEL 2 (AGES 5-12)*
PEG WILLIS, INSTRUCTOR
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, build on skills and techniques, and most of all have fun. It’s helpful if parents attend each lesson, so they can help their children with daily practice at home.

MONDAYS, 4:45-5:30PM, SEPT. 26 – DEC. 5, NO CLASS NOV. 21 (10 SESSIONS)

$70 MEMBERS / $75 NON-MEMBERS

 

* Learning an instrument takes practice and support. During class, Peg will provide information for students and parents about daily fiddle practice. Parents should be prepared to attend each class along with their child, and are expected to help their children practice at home every day.

 

REGISTER

Print out and complete the PCA Class Registration Form (printable PDF link above)
and return it, along with tuition & a Parental Permission Form (Updated Yearly),

to the PCA at 214 N Main St, Pendleton, OR 97801

PARENTAL PERMISSION FORM HERE   

 

 

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,
no pre-registration required.

 

Scholarships

The PCA offers need-based scholarships for class materials, instrument rentals and/or tuition

to youth students ages 0-12 years old.

 

Cancellations

In order for a class to run, the minimum number of students must be enrolled with tuition paid 3 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 from your class, contact us as soon as possible. The PCA will honor a refund,
minus a $10 administration fee, when the cancellation is made 4 or more days before the class start date. There will be no refund for cancellations made less than 3 days before the class start date.

 

Please contact Bonnie Day, our Coordinator of Education and Outreach with any registration or class questions, scholarship requests or class cancellations at (541) 278-9201

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!

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

Fall 2016 Youth Classes

Please note: In order for a class to run, the minimum amount of students must be enrolled with tuition paid 3 days before the class start date.

GUITAR (AGES 8-12)

MIKE KELLISON, INSTRUCTOR
A solid introduction to guitar covering chords, rhythm and music reading, as well as care of the instrument itself. This class will provide the foundation for students to go on to play all styles of music from rock to classical to folk; and Mike will incorporate these styles as students progress. This is a great class to get kids started in music, and students who already have experience playing will improve on their skills by taking on lead guitar parts in the group.

MONDAYS, 5:00-6:00PM, SEPT. 26 – DEC. 5, NO CLASS NOV. 21 (10 SESSIONS)
$70 MEMBERS / $75 NON-MEMBERS

YOUTH SEWING: LEVEL 1 (AGES 7-12)
JENNIFER COSTLEY, INSTRUCTOR

From threading a needle to running the sewing machine, this class will introduce kids to sewing the fun way. In this skills-based offering, kids will practice sewing lines and turning corners in a series of drills. In the second class, kids will build on those skills to put together a cool tote bag. No experience necessary, but bring your sewing machine if you have one. Class limited to 8 participants.
MONDAYS, 5:30 - 6:30PM, NOV. 7 AND NOV. 14 (2 SESSIONS)
$15 MEMBERS / $20 NON-MEMBERS + $5 MATERIALS

 

YOUTH SEWING: LEVEL 2 (AGES 7-12)
JENNIFER COSTLEY, INSTRUCTOR

You’ve got the basics down, now it’s time to take off on sewing! In this skills-based offering, kids will continue their knowledge and comfort using the machine. We will incorporate using an iron in this class as we add interfacing to our handbags as well as a pocket. Bring your sewing machine if you have one. Class limited to 8 participants.
MONDAYS, 5:30 - 6:30PM, NOV. 28 – DEC. 12 (3 SESSIONS)
$25 MEMBERS / $30 NON-MEMBERS + $5 MATERIALS

Youth Music Classes

VIOLIN/FIDDLE: LEVEL 1 (AGES 5-12)*
PEG WILLIS, INSTRUCTOR
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 (bow hold, finger placement, posture), and then move on to bowing rhythms and a few songs, putting into practice the skills that we have learned.
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.

MONDAYS, 4:00-4:45PM, SEPT. 26 – DEC. 5, NO CLASS NOV. 21 (10 SESSIONS)
$70 MEMBERS / $75 NON-MEMBERS

The Arts Council of Pendleton receives support from the
Oregon Arts Commission, a state agency funded by the State of Oregon
and the National Endowment for the Arts