Adult Classes

Our programs are made possible through the support of the Oregon Community Foundation, Oregon Arts Commission, and donations from people like YOU. Older teens, ages 16-18, are welcome to join most adult/evening classes for FREE as part of our Art Rocks Teens program. Our members pay a reduced fee for classes – become a member HERE!

Looking for some of your favorites, like wheel throwing, hand-built ceramics, knitting and stained glass? Some of our instructors take a summer break, but will be back in the fall ready to work with you.

TROUBLE REGISTERING? MAKE SURE YOU CHOOSE MEMBER/NON-MEMBER FROM THE DROP-DOWN MENU FIRST. 


FREE OFFERINGS

(check out the Happy Hour Classes below too!)

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

Join one of our creative and enthusiastic staff members for this casual, no pressure get-together. We gather around a big table 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 offering!
FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH
Dec. 7, Jan 4, Feb 1, March 7

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).

 

 

JAM NIGHT – a FREE drop-in offering!
Sponsored by the Pendleton Music Company
FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH
7:00 – 8:30 PM
December 5, January 2, February 6, March 5

A casual and fun get together for musicians of all experience levels. Blues, rock, country, pop, and more. We’ll experiment with a variety of music styles and a variety of instruments. Guitars, mandolin, bongos… bring what you have.

 

 

MODERN BOARD GAME NIGHT IS BACK!
with Karl Davis
Second Tuesday of each Month
5:30 to 8 p.m.

These are not your grandma’s board games- unless your grandma is super cool! Euro-style games involve strategy and focus less on luck and all players stay in the game until it’s over. Beginners on up are welcome; geared for teens and adults. Complimentary refreshments provided.

WEEKLY CLASSES (From 2 to 8 sessions)

VALUE PORTRAIT: BREAKING DOWN LIGHT AND SHADOW ON THE FACE
with Nika Blasser
TUESDAYS, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
November 5 – December 10 (5 SESSIONS)
*No class during Thanksgiving week

We will start with a photo session using high-contrast lighting to create a dramatic black and white self-portrait. Using this photo, we’ll break down light and shadow into several distinct values, essentially setting up something like a paint-by-numbers to “map” light and dark areas across the planes of the face. Your finished painting will be a striking portrait with a cool graphic art quality, and you will understand light in a whole new way.

$65 MEMBERS/ $70 NON-MEMBERS + $15 MATERIALS FEE

 

 

HAND BUILT CLAY FORMS
with Brian Purnell
TUESDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
January 14 – February 25 (7 SESSIONS)

Regardless of your skill level- beginning, intermediate, or advanced- engage your hands & mind! Create fun, beautiful projects- anything from coffee mugs, bowls, platters, and boxes, to fine art sculpture. No experience necessary; returning students welcome!

$80 MEMBERS / $85 NON-MEMBERS + $20 MATERIALS FEE

 

 

 

GUITAR FOR BEGINNERS
with Charlie Herrington
TUESDAYS, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
January 7 – March 10 (10 SESSIONS)

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

$55 MEMBERS / $60 NON-MEMBERS

 

 

GUITAR FOR BEGINNERS 2
with Charlie Herrington
TUESDAYS, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
January 7 – March 10 (10 SESSIONS

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.

$55 MEMBERS / $60 NON-MEMBERS

 

 

POTTERY: BEGINNING WHEEL THROWING
with Marie Pratuch
WEDNESDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
January 8 – February 19 (7 Sessions)

Marie will share processes, materials, and tools, and students will get plenty of wheel-time to practice making functional objects. All materials are supplied in this class, including clay and ample open studio time.

FULL! Email us at classes (at) pendletonarts (dot) org to be put on a waiting list.

 

 

 

GLASS MOSAICS
with Celia Hampton
WEDNESDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
January 8 to February 6? (Six Sessions)

Celia will introduce students to the direct mosaic method using traditional design elements. Learn glass cutting techniques, gluing and grouting applications, along with tips and tricks on designing or modifying patterns. Students will work with a 9 X 12 platform. No experience necessary.

$75 MEMBERS / $80 NON-MEMBERS

 

 

 

STAINED GLASS
with Celia Hampton
THURSDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
January 9 – February 27 (8 SESSIONS)
* No Class on Halloween or Thanksgiving

Learn (or continue) to craft beautiful stained-glass pieces. You’ll start with the basics of glass cutting and work through the whole stained-glass process. You’ll finish a beautiful and unique piece to brighten your home or give as a gift.

$85 MEMBERS / $90 NON-MEMBERS + $20 MATERIALS FEE

 

 

 

Hats, Cowls, and Mitts with Nikii
with Nikii Murtagh
WEDNESDAYS, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
January 15 – Febgruary 12 (5 sessions)

Join Nikii Murtagh, our knitting guru, to create hats, cowls, and mitts. Be ready for the cold season by being the creator of everything that keeps you nice and warm. Our fiber fun gang will help make your knitting dreams a reality. Teens and adults are welcomed. Students should know how to knit, purl, and knit in the round using circular and double-pointed needles. Everyone will supply their own tools and yarn, however the PCA has a small assortment of practice yard you’d be welcome to.

Drop in fee of $10 per session.

 

 

UKULELE
with Ian Summerfield
WEDNESDAYS, 5:15 – 6:15
February 5 – March 11 (6 SESSIONS)

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. Ukuleles provided (and can be purchased!) through Pendleton Music Co.
Email us to get on the waiting list for next term, classes (at) pendletonarts (dot) org

 

 

Round Peyote Stitch Bead Work
with Gary Thomas
SATURDAYS, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
January 25 & February 8 (2 Sessions)

Learn the art of the round form Peyote Stitch. In this class we’ll focus on creating functional and beautiful pieces such as lanyards, eyeglass holders, or unique necklaces or bracelets. Every student should be able to complete one finished project by the end of class. This is designed for beginners, but all are welcome.

$50 MEMBERS / $55 NON-MEMBERS

 

 

UKULELE
with Ian Summerfield
WEDNESDAYS, 5:15 – 6:15
February 5 – March 11 (6 SESSIONS)

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. Ukuleles provided (and can be purchased!) through Pendleton Music Co.
Email us to get on the waiting list for next term, classes (at) pendletonarts (dot) org

 

 

 

SONG WRITING
with David Orr
WEDNESDAYS, 5:30 – 6:30 PM
March 4 – March 18 (3 SESSIONS)

David will provide the instruction, you will provide the innovation in this song writing course. Learn about the creative process of musical lyrics, and the variations of song structure, set, and tone. Discover your inner song writer and let them sing!

$30 MEMBERS / $35 NON-MEMBERS

 

Basics of Acrylic Pour
with Celia Hampton
SATURDAYS, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
January 18 & February 1 (2 Sessions)

Students will be working with two 8×10 inch canvases and will learn four basic acrylic pour techniques. We’ll provide instruction, materials, supplies and resources for additional, future projects. Don’t know what an acrylic pour is? It’s a painting technique that creates unique, one of a kind masterpieces. (Look it up online to see examples that will get you EXCITED about learning how to do it!)

$30 MEMBERS / $35 NON-MEMBERS

 

PAINTING WITH ARLEN
with Arlen Clark
TUESDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
March 3 – March 24 (4 SESSIONS)

Arlen will lead students through composing a painting, allowing for the individual tastes and talents of each student to emerge. The setting is relaxed and casual, while also providing the watchful eye of an experienced painter. One canvas, paints, and brushes will be provided.

$70 MEMBERS / $75 NON-MEMBERS +$20 MATERIALS FEE

 

PINE NEEDLE BASKETS
with Jean Stark
SATURDAY, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
February 15 (One Session

Create a traditional coiled basket from local ponderosa pine needles. Learn how to use embellishments from nature, different stitches and patterns as well as sculptural techniques. Instructor Jean Stark has been making coiled baskets for years and loves the creative process. Beginning with collecting the pine needles to the completion of a project, coiling is a meditative experience that connects one to nature as well as to basket makers who have passed on their knowledge through the generations. Jean will share history, stories, and personal preferences as she guides and encourages you in making your own unique pine needle basket. To take advantage of time you may wish to bring your lunch.

$50/$55 + the $15.00 material fee, that is paid by cash or check to the Instructor on the day of class.

Happy Hour!

If you haven’t been to one of our FREE Happy Hour classes, you’re missing out. They’re a fun way to connect with others while doing something creative. We provide complimentary adult beverages and snacks. You bring the good humor and interest in learning something new.

DIY DEODERANT WITH ERICA
with Erica Edwards
WEDNESDAY, 6:15 – 7:30
February 19 (1 SESSION)

In this (free!) Happy Hour course, we’ll learn how to make homemade deodorant, using all-natural ingredients. We’ll supply the instructions and everything you’ll need for our deodorant endeavors. Bring yourself and a friend and come ready for fun! Please register for this class so we can prepare all supplies needed!

NEEDLE-FELTING WITH CHANTELL
with Chantell Reid
WEDNESDAY, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
January 22 (1 SESSION)

Join Chantell for a (free!)  evening of Needle-Felting Magic. We’ll learn the basics of this stress relieving art and give you the tools and resources you’ll need for personal projects of your own. Using all-natural wool fibers, you’ll create custom pieces perfect for gifts and keepsakes. Please register for this class so we can prepare all supplies needed!

FIBER ARTS WITH ERICA
with Erica Edwards
WEDNESDAY, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
March 18 (1 SESSION)

The newest trend in fiber arts has come to the PCA! Join us as we learn how to dye fibers using the Japanese style of Shibori dying as well as Sashiko Embroidery. This will be a unique treat and a fun experience. Although this is a free experience, please register for this class so we can prepare all supplies needed!

PROSPECTIVE INSTRUCTOR MEET & GREET
Friday, February 7 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Do you or someone you know have an artistic super skill? Have you ever considered sharing your expertise, and becoming an instructor in your art? If so, we’d love to meet you and introduce you to our world here at the PCA. Join us for light refreshments and come ready to mingle with staff and some of our current instructors who can share their experiences. This is a low pressure get together, meant for fun and connection, so don’t be shy! If you have a passion and want to share it with others, start your journey here, at the Pendleton Center for the Arts!