Winter 2018 SCHEDULE

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Complete the Class Registration Form and return it 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 join on the scheduled time and date, no pre-registration required.



The PCA offers need-based scholarships for class materials, instrument rentals and/or tuition to youth students
(ages 0-12). Please contact Kaisa Hill at 541-278-9201 for details.



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. If this minimum is not met the class will be cancelled and students will be refunded for tuition. If you need to cancel from your class, contact Bonnie Day at 541-278-9201. The PCA will honor a full refund, minus a $10 administration fee, when the cancellation is made 4 or more days before the class start date. There will be no refund for cancellations made less than 3 days before the class start date.


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

Brandy Anderson is a photographer and artist who currently attends Blue Mountain Community College. She gravitates towards all kinds of creating and design, and is currently preparing to show her most recent collage works at the Feves Gallery. 


Richard Bertram is inspired to pass on his knowledge of hydroponic systems so others can enjoy the benefits of growing their own food. He is a Master Gardener who has access to fresh greens all year-round from the extensive hydroponic system he maintains at his home, both indoors and out.

Nika Blasser
is an interdisciplinary artist who works with a wide range of materials including drawing, painting, photography, video and installation. She has an MFA in Drawing and Intermedia (2013) from the University of Alberta in Canada, and has a Bachelor's in Painting, Drawing and Printmaking (2004), from Portland State University. Visit Nika’s website at


Kim Chavez is a youth educator working on a degree in Early Childhood Education. Kim began volunteering at the Arts Center in 2014 and started teaching art classes shortly after. She now teaches second grade.


Arlen Clark is a self-taught painter producing works for nearly 40 years. He uses bright colors, exaggeration, distortion and imagination to express his ideas.


Bonnie Day likes to play with materials. She studied ceramics at U of O and also works in fabrics, jewelry, plaster, and all combinations of these.


Erica Edwards is a native of California and a lover of Oregon. She enjoys teaching classes, reading and all things art.


Delanne Ferguson is about all things fiber! In addition to her 30 years of experience in knitting, she’s also a spinner, felter and new weaver. Delanne can be found every first Saturday at PCA’s Spin In, an open-invitation gathering that she founded to brng Pendleton’s enthusiast fiber community together.


Charlie Harrington is semi-retired and working at the Pendleton Music Company. His enthusiasm for music led him PCA, where he’s brought his 25 years of experience to share with our beginner adult guitar groups. He’s a big fan of improvisational music and serves as the house musician for PCA’s First Draft Writers’ Series.


Mike Kellison is a member of the Oregon Music Teachers Association and the Music Teachers National Association. After receiving a Bachelor of Music degree from Eastern Oregon University with a focus in Jazz and Commercial music for the guitar, he now lives in Hermiston where he teaches private music lessons on guitar, piano, and bass.

Colee Mayfield is a PHS grad who has always had a love of literature. After studying English Lit for two years in college she altered course and ultimately received a degree in Chemistry. After graduating, she returned to Pendleton where she works at St. Anthony Hospital and is applying to medical school.


Nikii Murtaugh learned to knit as a teenager in Michigan and has been doing it for the last 50 years. At this point, she’s a well-known knitting resource in the community, often helping with individual questions and regularly testing knitting patterns for designers.


Bill Peal has been an avid photographer and teacher for the last decade, after a long career teaching agricultural science. His photographic work reveals a reverence for our regional landscape and through teaching he gets to share his love and knowledge of the region with others.


Kate Peck has worked in the Early Childhood Education field in some form or another for the past 22 years. She currently shares her time working here at the Arts Center as the Outreach Manager and coordinating various community events that advocate strong and healthy youth and families. She is a firm believer in the saying by George Bernard Shaw, “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”


Marie Pratuch learned pottery from Michael Booth at BMCC, and is now ready to share her talents with others.  Check out Marie’s work at


Brian Purnell has been working with young artists for more than 30 years in schools and alternative education programs. He’s interested in what happens when you stop worring about what something is going to look like and simply explore the process of Making.


Lori Sams received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art with an emphasis in Ceramics from Chico State University in northern California. She has called Pendleton home since 2010 and, between her family and serving as the Director of the Betty Feves Memorial Gallery, she still finds time to regularly contribute her artwork and talents to the local arts scene.


Peg Willis has taught music for over 50 years and has directed several performing groups, including The Pick 'n' Bow Company, Shenanigans and Mulligan Stew. Her groups have performed extensively around the region and as far away as Washington DC and Ireland. Peg enjoys fiber arts (knitting, cross stitching, weaving) and has written several books.


Classes for 13-18 year olds are FREE

through our Art Rocks Teens program.
16-18 year olds are invited to take any adult/evening class for free as well!

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.

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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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