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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 7-12) – a FREE drop-in class
EVERY MONDAY, 4:00-5:30, LAST CLASS MEETS ON JUNE 15

WINTER TERM BEGINS APRIL 4 (NO CLASS ON SCHOOL VACATION DAYS)
ERICA EDWARDS/KIM CHAVEZ, INSTRUCTORS
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 life to found-object sculptures; who knows where we’ll go!

 

New Early Childhood class!
TOTS DO ART (0- 4 YEARS OLD) – a FREE drop-in class!
WEDNESDAYS, 10:00-11:00AM, APRIL 20 AND MAY 18.
This exciting new offering resembles our Art Studio class, but is geared toward a younger crowd. We’ll focus on a different artist each month, taking inspiration from their work to create an age-appropriate project. The mommy-and-me-style class 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 18 mos-4 year olds accompanied by an adult.

 

MESSY ART (2-6 YEARS OLD) – a FREE drop-in class!
MONDAYS, 5:30 - 6:30 PM, APRIL 4, MAY 2, AND JUNE 6

Join us for an hour of creative sensory play and socializing between tots and grown-ups alike! You and your kids will enjoy fun activities together that are easy to re-create at home, with a focus on supportive early education practices through good ol’ play. Finger-and-toe painting, play dough, homemade slime and more… we plan on getting messy, so please dress accordingly! 

This class is offered to 18 mos-4 year olds accompanied by an adult.

 

NO SCHOOL MAKE-AND-TAKE CRAFTS (AGES 8 AND UP) – a FREE drop-in class!
10:00 AM – 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.
APRIL 15 (FRIDAY): Permanent Marker Tie-dye with Kim Chavez

 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!

 


YOUTH SEWING (AGES 7-12)
MONDAYS, 5:30 - 6:30PM, MAY 2 – MAY 16 (3 SESSIONS)
JENNIFER COSTLEY, INSTRUCTOR
$25 MEMBERS / $30 NON-MEMBERS + $5 MATERIALS
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 and third classes, 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.

BEGINNING GUITAR (AGES 8-12)
MONDAYS, 4:00-5:00 PM, MARCH 28 – MAY 23 (9 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, MARCH 28 – MAY 23 (9 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. 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 MUSIC CLASSES

RHYTHM (AGES 5-12)
WEDNESDAYS, 5:00-6:00PM, APRIL 27 – MAY 18 (4 SESSIONS)
PEG WILLIS, INSTRUCTOR

$25 MEMBERS / $30 NON-MEMBERS + $5 MATERIALS
This is a great introduction to drumming and all forms of music-making. We’ll learn to keep a beat on a wild variety of noise-makers - some of which are actually musical instruments. Try out various drums, sticks, shakers, spoons, and even voices and bodies to create music. The class will perform with fiddle and guitar students at the Spring Arts Center Concert on May 23.

 

VIOLIN/FIDDLE: LEVEL 1 (AGES 5-12)
MONDAYS, 4:00-4:45PM, MARCH 28 – MAY 23 (9 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 (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.
This class is open to students who participated in last term’s Violin/Fiddle: Level 1

 

 

TIE DYE! (AGES 8-12)
SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 1:00-2:30PM
ERICA EDWARDS, INSTRUCTOR
$25 MEMBERS/ $30 NON-MEMBERS + $5 MATERIALS FEE
We’ll make bright, psychedelic patterns by experimenting with dye and crumpled cloth. The PCA will provide crisp, white handkerchiefs, and students are encouraged to bring 1 or 2 of their own items to dye; a shirt, socks, a piece of material- it doesn’t have to be new (in fact, this is a great way to cover up a stain) but make sure it’s cotton, and a solid light color. 

ADVENTURES IN STOP MOTION ANIMATION (AGES 8-12)
SATURDAY, MAY 21, 1:00-2:30PM
ERICA EDWARDS, INSTRUCTOR
$25 MEMBERS/ $30 NON-MEMBERS
Stop motion animation is a filmmaking technique that has been around for years, made popular by
classic films such as Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Coraline. We’ll experiment with the same techniques used in these film favorites to create unique narratives of our own. Bring your own smartphone or tablet, or use one the PCA’s.

 


 

 

TO SIGN UP FOR CLASSES

CALL: 541-278-9201 / EMAIL: classes @ pendletonarts . org (no spaces)

 

or print out a registration form HERE and drop it off at 214 North Main

 

 

 

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.

SPRING 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.

WILD WATERCOLORS (AGES 8-12)
SATURDAY, MAY 7, NOON - 2:00PM
JOYCE ANDERSON

$25 MEMBERS/ $30 NON-MEMBERS + $5 MATERIALS FEE
Join us for a rare opportunity to paint with the best. Joyce will present a safari-themed project that introduces kids to the far-reaching possibilities of painting in watercolors. Fervent artists will find a chance to explore new skills, and first-timers will create a finished product to be proud of.

VIOLIN/FIDDLE: LEVEL 2 (AGES 5-12)
MONDAYS, 4:45-5:30PM, MARCH 28 – MAY 23 (9 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, 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.

 

VIOLIN/FIDDLE: LEVEL 3 (AGES 5-12)
MONDAYS, 5:30-6:30PM, MARCH 28 – MAY 23 (9 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.