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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

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.

SPRING 2017 Adult Classes

HIP & HANDMADE – a FREE drop-in class!

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!

 

EVERY SATURDAY, 11:00AM – NOON

 

ARTS CENTER HAPPY HOUR – a FREE drop-in class!

Hang out with friends, meet new people, have a drink, and, most importantly, MAKE ART! You’re invited to the Arts Center for two upbeat evenings of socializing and crafting led by our talented instructor, Erica Edwards. Wine and beer will be available by donation, and making something cool to take home is absolutely free!

6:00-7:00PM on 2 Wednesdays

April 12 and May 10

KNIT LAB – a drop-in offering

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, yarn and needle advice, and inspiration to get moving on those previously shelved projects. Drop in for one evening or come every week! Crocheters welcome too!

 

6:00 – 8:00PM on Thursdays

Starting April 20

$10 PER SESSION

 

OPEN PAINT STUDIOa drop-in offering
NATALIE RHODES, INSTRUCTOR

 

This facilitated open studio is for differently-abled adults, caretakers, and anyone interested in getting in some creative time. Natalie will present a new project at each class, with a focus on adapting art techniques to individual needs in a fun, social atmosphere. This is a great source for community-based activities as well as exploring projects to try out at home. Caretakers or staff providing participant support may attend for free. 

1:00-2:00PM on 3 Wednesdays

April 12, May 10 and June 7

$6 PER SESSION

 

SPIN IN – a FREE drop-in offering

 

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.  If you just want to learn more about these fiber arts, come on by! We love to do demonstrations, answer questions, or help you with the "darned" knitting problem (pun intended).

 

1:00 – 4:00PM on the First Saturday of the Month
April 1, May 6 and June 3

 

KNIT IN PUBLIC DAY – a FREE drop-in offering

 

Don’t miss your chance to knit in public with the rest of the world! More info at wwkipday.com

 

Delanne and the Spin In gang will start knitting around 10:00AM. Stop by anytime.
June 10 at Brownsfield Park

 

CONTRA DANCEa drop-in offering

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

7:00PM on the First Friday of the Month

April 7, May 5 and June 2
$8 PER PERSON, $15 PER COUPLE

 

 

WEEKEND WORKSHOPS

 

SPRING ART SWAP

Ready to refresh your stash of art supplies?  Bring old items down to the Spring Art Swap and exchange them for fresh fabrics, paints, canvasses, tools, and inspiration!

Things to Bring: acrylic and oil paints, paper, fabric, watercolors, yarn, sewing equipment, beads, tools, stationary, brushes, canvasses, instruments, jewelry, stamps, unfinished projects, ribbon, markers, knitting needles, crochet hooks, patterns, books, and any other creative supplies.

SATURDAY, MAY 13, 10:00AM-2:00PM
We’ve expanded! This year’s Art Swap will be in the Christian Science Building located at 13 S.W. Byers Ave.

HYDROPONICS: A BETTER WAY TO GROW YOUR FOOD AT HOME
RICHARD BERTRAM, INSTRUCTOR

No space for a garden? You can still grow your own produce with hydroponics! Mix nutrients, water, light and air in the right proportions and you have the ingredients for phenomenal plant growth- no soil required! All levels of gardener are welcome to attend. Participants will build their own Dutch bucket hydroponics system and plant it with cherry tomato starts that will produce all season. And for students who want to take their systems a step further, Richard will share how to make a totally self-sustained Dutch bucket by adding a water pump. Students interested in adding a water pump to their system can purchase materials directly from Richard during the workshop for $20. Adding a water pump is optional, and all other supplies are included in the class materials fee.

SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 9:00-11:00AM
$15 MEMBERS / $20 NON-MEMBERS
+ $15 MATERIALS FEE

 

DIY FILM PHOTOGRAPHY AND DEVELOPING
ERICA EDWARDS, INSTRUCTOR

This photo lab will explore the possibilities, and surprising accessibility, of traditional photography. We’ll go over the basics of film photography and camera use, spend some time capturing pictures, and then develop film in our pop-up dark room, using coffee grounds (!) to get beautiful bluish tones to the black and white photos.  With film negatives developed, the group will travel over to Pendleton Art and Frame to have the negatives scanned to digital files that students can print or share via the internet. Materials fee covers film, developing tools and materials, and cost of scanning. No previous photography experience is required. Erica has 5 film cameras to lend out; if you’d like to use one please request it at registration.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 13, NOON – 4:00PM
$30 MEMBERS / $35 NON-MEMBERS
+ $25 MATERIALS FEE


YARN DYEING WITH HEAT
NIKII MURTAUGH, INSTRUCTOR

The best wool-dyeing methods incorporate heat. Starting with a skein of bare wool yarn, we’ll experiment with three different heat sources- a microwave, a kettle and the sun. We’ll play with multi-tonal dyeing techniques too, and you’ll go home with some beautiful samples or yarn enough for a couple small pieces. This will be a well-rounded intro to the world of protein fiber dyeing for both fibers enthusiasts and anyone looking for a fun art project. We’ll play with colors all day, so be sure to bring some snacks and a lunch, and wear clothes that you don’t mind getting messy (we’ll have aprons available). Closed toe shoes are also advised. All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring additional bare yarn if you have it. 

 

SATURDAY, MAY 6, 9:00AM – 4:00PM
$55 MEMBERS / $60 NON-MEMBERS
+ $25 MATERIALS FEE


DECORATION ON CERAMIC DISHWARE
MARIE PRATUCH AND BONNIE DAY, INSTRUCTORS

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 4 ceramic plates in various sizes.

SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 1:00-4:00PM
$25 MEMBERS / $30 NON-MEMBERS
+ $20 MATERIALS FEE

ONE OF A KIND FABRICS AND PAPER
ROBERTA LAVADOUR, INSTRUCTOR 

 

You can get your own original designs printed on wrapping paper, wall paper, cotton, fleece, or even faux leather! Roberta will show you how in this short but productive session. We’ll learn simple techniques that create sophisticated patterns. No drawing experience necessary - these cool designs emerge organically from creative play.  From there we’ll upload and further manipulate our designs digitally using Spoonflower.com, a user-friendly website that lets you flip, rotate and repeat images to make a larger pattern. With designs completed, students can order printed paper and fabric directly through Spoonflower.com to use for cards, quilts, books, scarves, or any creative project!  ADD PHOTO

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 3, NOON – 4:00PM
$30 MEMBERS / $35 NON-MEMBERS


GLASS BEADMAKING
KEVIN BOYLAN, INSTRUCTOR

Experience the thrill of sculpting in melted glass! Kevin will guide participants in the safe use of oxy/propane torches to melt and wrap glass rods into flame worked beads. All materials and tools will be provided, including glass in a wide range of colors. No experience is necessary: you’ll learn all about the tools, studio setup and safety. This workshop will include demonstrations and short lectures, but most class time will be devoted to hands-on torch time, and each student will head home with a handful of patterned glass beads.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, APRIL 22 & 23, NOON - 4:00PM
$85 MEMBERS / $90 NON-MEMBERS
+ $20 MATERIALS FEE


SMARTPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY
BILL PEAL, INSTRUCTOR

Elevate your cell phone pics from snapshots to a work of art! We’ll discover even more hidden features on your smartphone camera that allow you to capture and manipulate photos. 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.

SATURDAY, MAY 13, NOON – 4:00PM
$30 MEMBERS / $35 NON-MEMBERS


EVENING CLASSES

 

 

DSLR PHOTOGRAPHY CONTINUED

BILL PEAL, INSTRUCTOR


For students who already know how to use their digital SLR cameras, this class will take you to a new level of technical skill and creativity. We’ll be using specific situations as our impetus for learning more about our cameras: what would you do to shoot at a rodeo or ballgame? How would you get a dynamic landscape photograph? A crisp shot of a rushing river? Along the way, you’ll learn more about setting your white balance, choosing the right lenses and getting the proper exposure. Please bring your camera with batteries fully charged, your manual, and a tripod, if you have one.

TUESDAYS, 6:00-8:00 PM
APRIL 18 – MAY 9 (4 SESSIONS)

$55 MEMBERS / $60 NON-MEMBERS

 

TRADITIONAL BLACKSMITHING FOR BEGINNERS
DAVID LANGE, INSTRUCTOR

This is a hands-on blacksmithing class that will take place in the welding shop at Pendleton High School. Each week Dave will give a 1 hour demo on a basic forging skill, and then students will have two hours to practice or even complete a small project. Demos will cover terminology, tool identification, safety and techniques for shaping hot iron used by traditional blacksmiths. Students must provide their own safety glasses and ear plugs or ear muffs; all other materials will be provided. Dave will contact students before class begins to give directions to the PHS welding shop.

 

WEDNESDAYS, 6:30-9:30PM
APRIL 26 – JUNE 7, NO CLASS MAY 10 (6 SESSIONS)

$135 MEMBERS / $140 NON-MEMBERS
+ $40 MATERIALS FEE

INTERMEDIATE GUITAR
MIKE KELLISON, INSTRUCTOR

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. 

 

MONDAYS, 6:00-7:30PM,

APRIL 17 – MAY 22 (6 SESSIONS)
$75 MEMBERS / $80 NON-MEMBERS

 

UKULELE
MIKE KELLISON, INSTRUCTOR

This simple, playful instrument makes a great introduction to music, or a fun practice session for those who already play. We’ll work on chords and strumming while practicing classic uke songs as a group. No prior experience in music is required, and we have ukuleles available for students to borrow.

 

THURSDAYS, 6:00-7:00PM,

APRIL 20 – MAY 25 (6 SESSIONS)
$55 MEMBERS / $60 NON-MEMBERS

GUITAR FOR BEGINNERS 101
CHARLIE HERRINGTON, INSTRUCTOR

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 instrument- visit Pendleton Music Co. for affordable instrument rentals.

 

TUESDAYS, 6:00 – 7:00PM

APRIL 18 – JUNE 6 (8 SESSIONS)
$55 MEMBERS / $60 NON-MEMBERS

 

GUITAR FOR BEGINNERS 102
CHARLIE HERRINGTON, INSTRUCTOR

The next step! You’ll continue learning songs as a group, and work on expanding skills along the way. This class is open to last term’s Guitar for Beginners students and people with some experience playing guitar. Please bring an acoustic or electric instrument- visit Pendleton Music Co. for affordable instrument rentals.

 

TUESDAYS, 7:00 – 8:00PM

APRIL 18 – JUNE 6 (8 SESSIONS)
$55 MEMBERS / $60 NON-MEMBERS

 

LEARN TO KNIT FOR BEGINNERS

DELANNE FERGUSON, INSTRUCTOR

You've always wanted to learn to knit, but the thought of it makes you *sigh*.  This fun class will have you up and running in no time!  We'll learn the basics of knit and purl and the combinations of how they work together to make simple, lovely and useful items. Students purchase their own needles and yarn- Delanne will contact you with specifics about materials for the first session. 

 

WEDNESDAYS, 6:30-8:00 PM
APRIL 19 - MAY 24 (6 SESSIONS)
$45 MEMBERS/ $50 NON-MEMBERS


KNITTING 103: BEADED LACE SHAWL

NIKII MURTAUGH, INSTRUCTOR

 

Keep expanding your skill set! This term we’ll learn lace stitches while making a beautiful beaded lace shawl- perfect for chilly Spring and Summer evenings. Students taking this class should be comfortable with knit, purl and yarnover. Bring your own needles and yarn; Nikii will contact you with specifics about what supplies you’ll need before the first session.

 

TUESDAYS, 6:30 – 8:00PM

APRIL 18 – MAY 16 (5 SESSIONS)

$55 MEMBERS/ $60 NON-MEMBERS

POTTERY: WHEEL THROWING TECHNIQUES
MARIE PRATUCH, INSTRUCTOR

 

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.

 

WEDNESDAYS, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

APRIL 19 – MAY 24 (6 SESSIONS)
$80 MEMBERS/ $85 NON-MEMBERS

+ $15 MATERIALS FEE

 

INTERMEDIATE STAINED GLASS
CELIA HAMPTON, INSTRUCTOR

For students who have taken stained glass with Celia already, this open studio style class will offer a reference for problem solving and questions that come up while you continue your projects and/or begin new ones. Materials fee covers the cost of tools, glass, copper foil and lead came for one medium sized project.

 

THURSDAYS, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

APRIL 20 – MAY 25 (6 SESSIONS)

$55 MEMBERS / $60 NON-MEMBERS

+ $15 MATERIALS FEE

 

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