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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


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Older teens, ages 16-18, are welcome to join adult/evening classes for FREE as part of our Art Rocks Teens program! Get all the info here.

Members of the Pendleton Center for the Arts pay a reduced fee for classes.

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

FALL 2017 Adult Classes

DROP INS

 

 

HIP & HANDMADE – a FREE drop-in class!
EVERY SATURDAY, 11:00AM – NOON

 

Join one of our creative and enthusiastic staff members for this casual, no pressure get-together. We gather around a big table in our craft gallery to work on a different project each week, depending on what has captured our interest. No need to sign up, no tuition, just come on by!

 

 

SPIN IN – a FREE drop-in fiber experience

1:00 – 4:00PM on the First Saturday of the Month
Sept. 2, Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Dec. 2

 

Join the fiber fun gang on the first Saturday of every month at the Pendleton Center for the Arts. Those who spin, knit, crochet or do any creative hand work are welcome.  Learn more about these fiber arts or just take a peek! We love to do demonstrations, answer questions, or help you with the "darned" knitting problem (pun intended).

 


KNIT LAB – a drop-in offering
6:00 – 8:00PM on Thursdays

Starting Oct. 5

$10 PER SESSION

 

Available for anyone who needs help on a knitting project. Nikii’s ready to assist with questions on how to start or continue a pattern, provide yarn or needle advice and inspiration to get moving on those previously shelved projects. Drop in for one evening or come every week! Crocheters welcome too!

 


CONTRA DANCEa drop-in offering
7:00PM on the First Friday of the Month

October 6, November 3, December 1
$8 PER PERSON, $15 PER COUPLE

 

Join us for live music, square and contra dancing led by a caller, and lots of fun. No experience necessary! No partner necessary!

 

 

 

 

WORKSHOPS

 

 

Weekends

 

 

SMARTPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY
BILL PEAL, INSTRUCTOR

SATURDAY, OCT. 7, NOON – 4:00PM
$30 MEMBERS / $35 NON-MEMBERS

 

Elevate your cell phone pics from snapshots to works of art. We’ll begin at the PCA to discover how to use the hidden features and controls of your smartphone camera- the really helpful ones you wouldn’t stumble across on your own like the grid function or how to create depth of field.  We’ll explore some great photo editing apps, too. Then we’ll head out to take photos around town, and possibly even drive a little further to one of Bill’s favorite landscape viewpoints, giving students plenty of scenery to experiment with the built-in advantages and limitations of smartphone photography. This class will focus on iPhone applications, but Android users may join if they feel comfortable doing some software translation. Bring your smartphone, and a tripod if you have it- the PCA has five available for students to borrow.

 


HYDROPONICS: A BETTER WAY TO GROW YOUR FOOD AT HOME
RICHARD BERTRAM, INSTRUCTOR
SATURDAY, NOV. 4, 9:00-11:00AM

$15 MEMBERS / $20 NON-MEMBERS


Hydroponic plant systems yield phenomenal plant growth year-round with no garden or sun required! Grow greens, tomatoes, cantaloupe or figs outside or in; no dirt, no weeds, great results! If you have not been to one of Richard’s hydroponic classes, you’ll immediately feel welcome and fit right in. If you have already been to one of his presentations, you’ll learn things that you haven’t seen before. We’ll consider Kratky Method, Deep Water Culture, Dutch Buckets, and Flood and Drain Systems. After class, we will walk 1/2 a block to view Richard’s multiple systems in use. Students who want to build one of the systems will be provided with a list of parts and suppliers.

 


DECORATION ON CERAMIC DISHWARE

MARIE PRATUCH, INSTRUCTOR
SATURDAY, NOV. 4, 1:00-4:00PM
$25 MEMBERS / $30 NON-MEMBERS
+ $20 MATERIALS FEE


You don’t need any previous experience in ceramics to play with surface decoration. In fact, we won’t be using clay at all in this workshop. Instead, we’ll use silkscreens and decals (and one low temperature kiln firing) to add detailed images to factory-made ceramic plates. Participants will explore silk screening with stock images, as well as how to print and apply original images as decals. Experimentation with layering and combining methods is encouraged! Materials fee covers decal paper, paints and 3 ceramic plates in various sizes.

 

 

Evening Classes

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS
BILL PEAL, INSTRUCTOR

WEDNESDAYS, 6:00-8:00 PM

OCT. 11 – NOV. 1 (4 SESSIONS)

$55 MEMBERS / $60 NON-MEMBERS

Do you have a digital camera that you’ve never even taken out of the box? Or one that you use, but don’t really understand? Join Bill Peal, Camera Demystifier, to learn easy techniques for getting more out of your camera. He’ll show you everything from how to set the date to how to use macro focus to get beautiful flower photos. You’ll leave with confidence in your ability to take great photos. Fancy cameras not necessary! Bring your camera with the batteries fully charged and your manual with you to the first class

 

INTERMEDIATE GUITAR
MIKE KELLISON, INSTRUCTOR
MONDAYS, 6:00-7:30PM

SEPT. 25 – NOV. 20 (9 SESSIONS)
$75 MEMBERS / $80 NON-MEMBERS


Build your guitar skills while playing music with others in this fun, relaxed group. Mike will incorporate the foundations of good guitar playing into a group jam session, working with each student to help them improve their skills and knowledge. You don’t need to read music beforehand, but we’ll start learning how as we go along. 


GUITAR FOR BEGINNERS 1
CHARLIE HERRINGTON, INSTRUCTOR
TUESDAYS, 6:00 – 7:00PM

SEPT. 26 – DEC. 5 (10 SESSIONS)
$60 MEMBERS / $65 NON-MEMBERS


Learn basic guitar skills and build a foundation for playing all kinds of music, from country to blues to rock & roll. You’ll start with scales and basic rhythms and work your way up to playing some simple solos. No guitar experience is necessary. Please bring an acoustic or electric guitar- visit Pendleton Music Co. for affordable instrument rentals.

 

 

GUITAR FOR BEGINNERS 2
CHARLIE HERRINGTON, INSTRUCTOR
TUESDAYS, 7:00 – 8:00PM

SEPT. 26 – DEC. 5 (10 SESSIONS)
$60 MEMBERS / $65 NON-MEMBERS

 

Taken Charlie’s class before? Continue learning and practicing songs as a group in the Beginners 2 session. Bring an acoustic or electric guitar- visit Pendleton Music Co. for affordable instrument rentals.

 


DJEMBE RHYTHM WORKSHOP
MIKE KELLISON, INSTRUCTOR

THURSDAYS, 5:30-6:30PM

SEPT. 28 – NOV. 9, NO CLASS OCT. 19 (6 SESSIONS)
$55 MEMBERS / $60 NON-MEMBERS

 

Learn the tones and techniques of the Djembe, an African goblet-shaped drum that you play with your hands. We’ll do exercises in basic rhythms, practice reading rhythm grid notation (a simple way to write down beats), and move up to African drumming arrangements. No music experience is necessary- this class is about discovering the fun of playing rhythm together! Students will be challenged to their individual skill level, and teens 13-18 years old are welcome to join for free!

 


MASTERING THE MOSAIC
TAMMY BURNETT, INSTRUCTOR
TUESDAYS, 6:00-8:00 PM,

SEPT. 26 – OCT. 17 (4 SESSIONS)
$55 MEMBERS / $60 NON-MEMBERS

+ $15 MATERIALS FEE

 

Welcome to the world of glass mosaic: all the beauty of stained glass, minus the fuss of grinding and soldering. In this introductory offering, you'll learn how to combine scraps of colorful glass into gorgeous images of your own design. Tammy Burnett will share her glass-on-glass technique for laying mosaic onto a framed glass sheet, adhering with a silicone adhesive and grouting to finish off the piece. Most supplies will be provided including stained glass, glass objects, picture frames, glue, safety glasses and rubber coated gloves. Students supply your own glass nippers; Tammy will have them available for $15 on the first night of class.

 


MIND’S EYE PORTRAITS
ARLEN CLARK, INSTRUCTOR
TUESDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00PM
NOV. 14 – DEC. 5 (4 SESSIONS)
$60 MEMBERS/ $65 NON-MEMBERS

+ $20 MATERIALS FEE


Arlen will share his unique approach to painting portraits, using lots of color and making up the composition as you go. Students’ resulting pieces will be fun, loose and expressive portraits or self-portraits. This class will focus on how to express mood and feelings through use of color, exaggeration and distortion. We’ll focus on narrative and symbolism rather than traditional painting techniques, although a certain amount of that will be covered too. Students with all levels of painting experience are welcome to attend.

MORE SOUL FOOD—PENCIL, PASTEL, PEN & INK

SHARI DALLAS, INSTRUCTOR

WEDNESDAYS, 6:15 – 8:00PM
OCT. 4 – NOV. 8 (6 SESSIONS)
$65 MEMBERS / $70 NON-MEMBERS
+ $10 MATERIALS FEE

 

A class for those who love to draw
In this 6-part advanced drawing class, we’ll indulge ourselves, digging in each week, exploring traditional drawing tools and materials to develop a series of fully-realized still life drawings. Bring an old sketchbook for warm-ups, but everything else will be provided.


SOCKS, SLIPPERS & HOLIDAY STOCKINGS
NIKII MURTAUGH, INSTRUCTOR
TUESDAYS, 6:30 – 8:00PM
SEPT. 26 – OCT. 24 (5 SESSIONS)

$60 MEMBERS/ $65 NON-MEMBERS


Learn to make socks, slippers, and/or holiday stockings on a circular needle using the magic loop method. We’ll use basic sock patterns found online and dress them up with color work, stripes, solid colors – the decoration and sock length is up to you! At the first class, Nikii will show examples as well as the pros and cons of each style and then you and your wallet can decide what you want to make over the remainder of the class. Students should be comfortable working in the round and be able to do the knit and purl stitches.  


KNITTING FOR BEGINNERS

DELANNE FERGUSON, INSTRUCTOR

TUESDAYS, 6:30-8:00 PM
NOV. 7 – DEC. 5 (5 SESSIONS)
$60 MEMBERS/ $65 NON-MEMBERS

 

Give your hands something to do this holiday season- like making presents! Over 5 easy sessions, you’ll learn a variety of stitches, including knit, purl, stockinette, garter and seed stitch. You’ll leave with a handmade gift or treasure for yourself or loved one—plus the skills and resources to keep on going. Delanne will contact students individually about materials and purchases for the class.

 

POTTERY: BEGINNING WHEEL THROWING
MARIE PRATUCH, INSTRUCTOR

THURSDAYS, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

OCT. 5 – NOV. 9 (6 SESSIONS)
$80 MEMBERS/ $85 NON-MEMBERS

+ $20 MATERIALS FEE

 

Use the pottery wheel to make functional ceramic forms. Marie will share info about process, materials, and tools, and students will get plenty of wheel-time to practice. All materials supplied in class, including clay and ample open studio time.

 

 

POTTERY: INTERMEDIATE WHEEL THROWING
MARIE PRATUCH, INSTRUCTOR

WEDNESDAYS, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

OCT. 4 – NOV. 8 (6 SESSIONS)
$60 MEMBERS/ $65 NON-MEMBERS

+ $20 MATERIALS FEE

 

A scheduled time for post-beginner throwers to get together and continue explorations on the pottery wheel. Marie will be available to troubleshoot and answer questions as you fine tune your throwing skills. Materials include a bag of clay, glazes and firing time. Prerequisite: 3 terms of beginning wheel throwing.

 

 

Looking for Celia Hampton’s glass class? We’re hoping to have it back in Winter term, so send an email to classes (at) pendletonarts (dot) org and we’ll put you on the waiting list.

 

REGISTER


Print out and complete the PCA Class Registration Form (printable PDF link above)
and return it, along with tuition,

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

 

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.

 

Cancellations

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

 

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

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