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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

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.

Join now by clicking here!

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

SUMMER 2017 Adult Classes

DROP INS

 

 

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

 

 

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
July 1 and August 5

 

 

 

WORKSHOPS

 

 

BUILD A UKULELE
PEG WILLIS, INSTRUCTOR

Starting from the raw pieces, Peg will lead the group through assembly, finishing, installing fretboard, bridge and tuners, and, finally, stringing your new ukulele. No woodworking or music experience is necessary; we’ll teach the necessary woodworking skills, and you can join the PCA's ukulele playing class to get started with the music!

TUES – FRI, JUNE 20-23 (4 SESSIONS)
9:00 – 11:00AM EACH DAY
$60 MEMBERS/ $65 NON-MEMBERS

+ $35 MATERIALS FEE

 

 

 

PLAY THE UKULELE
MIKE KELLISON, INSTRUCTOR

This playful instrument makes a great introduction to music, or a fun practice session for those who already play. We’ll work on chords, strumming and reading tabs and music 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, 5:30 – 6:30PM,

JUNE 29 – JULY 27 (5 SESSIONS)
$55 MEMBERS / $60 NON-MEMBERS

 

 

 

DJEMBE RHYTHM WORKSHOP
MIKE KELLISON, INSTRUCTOR

 

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!

 

THURSDAYS, 6:45 – 8:00PM

JUNE 29 – JULY 27 (5 SESSIONS)
$55 MEMBERS / $60 NON-MEMBERS

 

 

 

MIND’S EYE PORTRAITS
ARLEN CLARK, INSTRUCTOR

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.

THURSDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00PM
JUNE 22 – JULY 13 (4 SESSIONS)
$60 MEMBERS/ $65 NON-MEMBERS

+ $20 MATERIALS FEE

 

 


LANDSCAPE PAINTING
NIKA BLASSER, INSTRUCTOR

Work in layers to build an acrylic landscape painting from your favorite photo or picture. The first class will focus on a quick study painting with everyone working from the same image, and from there each person will choose and reproduce their own image (students can bring in a picture or pick one from the PCA’s library of master paintings!) We’ll practice mixing colors, “seeing” light and shadows, and using brushwork to create texture. No painting experience is necessary, this will be a fun class to explore landscape painting for any skill level. Supplies include brushes, acrylic paint and a high-quality 16 X 20 canvas.

TUESDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00PM
JUNE 20 – JULY 18, NO CLASS ON JULY 4 (4 SESSIONS)
$60 MEMBERS/ $65 NON-MEMBERS

+ $20 MATERIALS FEE

 


POTTERY
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. Most materials supplied in class, including clay, firing, some glazes and ample open studio time. Students may choose to purchase additional glazes, but must talk to PCA staff to make sure they work with our kiln. Marie will cover this info in class!

 

WEDNESDAYS, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

JUNE 21 – JULY 26 (6 SESSIONS)
$80 MEMBERS/ $85 NON-MEMBERS

+ $20 MATERIALS FEE

 

 

 

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS
BILL PEAL, INSTRUCTOR

 

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

 

THURSDAYS, 6:00-8:00 PM,

JUNE 22 – JULY 13 (4 SESSIONS)

$60 MEMBERS/ $65 NON-MEMBERS

 

 

 

WEYĪILETPUU LANGUAGE WORKSHOP
KRISTIN PARR, INSTRUCTOR

There are three languages associated with the Confederated Tribes; Weyīiletpuu is one of them. A dialect of Cayuse and Nez Perce, it is a language specific to Native Americans of this region. Kristin will share the history of the language as well as teach spoken phrases and pronunciation. On the second day participants are invited to bring English words or phrases and get help translating them into Weyīiletpuu (bring a phone or recording device!) References and handouts will be provided, and we’ll also work with the
Umatilla Dictionary, which has translations for several dialects. For interested participants, copies of the dictionary will be available for $50.00 and can be purchased directly from Kristen.

WED & THURS, JULY 12 & 13 (2 SESSIONS)
5:30 – 7:30PM EACH DAY
$30 MEMBERS/ $35 NON-MEMBERS

 

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

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