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Pendleton Center for the Arts

ALWAYS Free Admission

 

Our youth program offers art classes to kids up to 13 years old for a small fee. For us, “art” means every form of creative expression: we’ve had workshops about everything from watercolor to dance! Check this page often, as we’re always offering something new. We offer classes that are free, almost free or great values because we believe that everyone should have access to art. If you know a kid who needs some art in his or her life, but for whom the cost is a barrier, just let us know. We have scholarships that are easy to arrange  and that cover everything from tuition to instrument rental fees.

 

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 a member of the Pendleton Center for the Arts, you can 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.

 

GET REGISTRATION AND PARENTAL PERMISSION FORMS HERE

or just call 541-278-9201    

email classes @ pendletonarts . org (no spaces)    

or visit 214 North Main

 

 

 

ART

Exploration in all mediums

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.

 

*Fall term begins October 6th, no class on school vacation days

EXPLORING CLAY
(AGES 5-12)

SATURDAYS, 1:00-2:30 PM, OCTOBER 4 – OCTOBER 25 (4 SESSIONS)
TERI ATKINS, INSTRUCTOR
$35 MEMBERS / $40 NON-MEMBERS + $10 MATERIALS FEE
An active and engaging class for a wide range of ages! We’ll learn a variety of techniques for transforming clay into intriguing objects: rolling out slabs, making long coils, pinching and smoothing the clay into place. Students will leave with a number of brightly glazed clay pieces. New and returning students will have a great time. Please wear clothes that can get messy.

MIXED MEDIA MAGIC
(AGES 8-12)
SATURDAYS, 1:00-2:30 PM, NOV 1 – NOV15 (3 SESSIONS)
TERI ATKINS, INSTRUCTOR

$30 MEMBERS / $35 NON-MEMBERS + $5 MATERIALS
What materials are okay to use in an art piece? Any! Kids will build, sculpt, mold and glue using a range of ordinary and extraordinary materials to create cool works that will evolve as we make “mistakes” and keep on going. No limits!

THE ART OF THE SKETCHBOOK
(AGES 4-7 & 8-12)

TERI ATKINS, INSTRUCTOR
$30 MEMBERS / $35 NON-MEMBERS + $5 MATERIALS
Whether you’re a curious kid who already likes making art, or someone who needs a new hobby—or something to do on car rides—keeping a sketchbook is a great way to channel your creative energy. We’ll paint and draw, turning our thoughts, ideas and observations into works of art. You’ll build artistic confidence and creative thinking skills and spend time with other people who are just as curious as you are. Bring your own sketchbook (it doesn’t need to be new, but a spiral bound sketchbook is preferred); all other cool art-making materials will be provided.

(AGES 4-7)
SATURDAYS, 1:00-2:00 PM, DECEMBER 6 – DECEMBER 20 (3 SESSIONS)

(AGES 8-12)
SATURDAYS, 2:15-3:15 PM, DECEMBER 6 – DECEMBER 20 (3 SESSIONS)

MUSIC
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, OCTOBER 6 – DECEMBER 15

NO CLASS NOV. 24 (10 SESSIONS)
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, 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.

 

$60 MEMBERS / $65 NON-MEMBERS

VIOLIN/FIDDLE: LEVEL 2
(AGES 7-12)

MONDAYS, 4:45-5:30 PM, OCTOBER 6 – DECEMBER 15, NO CLASS NOV. 24 (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 PERFORMANCE GROUP
(AGES 7-13)
MONDAYS, 5:30-6:30PM, OCTOBER 6 - DECEMBER 15, NO CLASS NOV. 26 (11 SESSIONS)
PEG WILLIS, INSTRUCTOR


This ongoing group is offered to experienced students who have demonstrated a commitment to music performance. Endorsement from instructor Peg Willis is required for this class. 

 

$60 MEMBERS / $65 NON-MEMBERS

BEGINNING GUITAR
(AGES 8-12)

MONDAYS, 4:00-5:00 PM, OCTOBER 13 – DECEMBER 22

NO CLASS NOV. 24 (10 SESSIONS)
JARED PENNINGTON, INSTRUCTOR

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!

 

$60 MEMBERS / $65 NON-MEMBERS

INTERMEDIATE GUITAR
(AGES 8-12)

MONDAYS, 5:00-6:00 PM, OCTOBER 13 – DECEMBER 22, NO CLASS NOV. 24 (10 SESSIONS)
JARED PENNINGTON, INSTRUCTOR


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; summer term Intermediate students should take this class again for more 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.


$60 MEMBERS / $65 NON-MEMBERS

YOUTH Art & Music Class Schedule