Adult Classes

We hope to start classes back up soon. In the meantime, check out our Online Resources HERE! Be well and we’ll see you soon!

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 POSTPONED – CHECK BACK SOON

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
March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6  POSTPONED – CHECK BACK SOON

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
March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4  POSTPONED – CHECK BACK SOON

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
Facilitated by Karl Davis
SECOND TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH,
5:30 – 8:00 PM
April 14, May 12, June 9. POSTPONED – CHECK BACK SOON

As opposed to traditional American-style games – like Risk – modern Euro-style games are won on strategy, not conflict. They feature little to no luck, and economic, not military themes. In addition, all players stay in the game until it’s over. The artistic design of the game is also important. Euro-style games often feature beautiful, intricate images, wooden player pieces AND 3-d aspects. Whether you’re a total novice or well-versed in these style games, you can join in. Bring your own or play one from Karls collection. We’ll have complementary refreshments.

 

 

Weekly Classes + Workshops (From 1 to 8 sessions)

HAND BUILT CLAY FORMS
with Brian Purnell
TUESDAYS, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
APRIL 7 – MAY 19 (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 + $30 MATERIALS FEE

POSTPONED – CHECK BACK SOON

 

 

 

GUITAR FOR BEGINNERS
with Charlie Herrington
TUESDAYS, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
APRIL 7 – JUNE 2 (9 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

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GUITAR FOR BEGINNERS 2
with Charlie Herrington
TUESDAYS, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
APRIL 7 – JUNE 2 (9 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

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POTTERY: BEGINNING WHEEL THROWING
with Marie Pratuch
THURSDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
APRIL 16 – MAY 28 (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.

$85 MEMBERS/$90 NON-MEMBERS + $30 MATERIALS FEE

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POTTERY: CONTINUED WHEEL-THROWING
with Marie Pratuch
WEDNESDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
April 15 – May 27 (7 SESSIONS)

A scheduled time for post-beginner throwers to get together and continue explorations of the pottery wheel. Marie will be available to troubleshoot and answer questions as you fine tune your throwing skills. If you’ve taken Marie’s beginners class, then this is the class for you!

$75 MEMBERS/$80 NON-MEMBERS + $30 MATERIALS FEE

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PAINTING WITH ARLEN
with Arlen Clark
TUESDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
April 7 – April 28 (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

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GLASS MOSAICS AND STAINED GLASS
with Celia HamptonWEDNESDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
April 8 – May 27 (8 SESSIONS)

Mosaics students will begin a new project, learning the direct mosaic method using traditional design elements, learning glass cutting techniques, gluing and grouting applications, and pick up other tips and tricks on designing or modifying patterns. Students will work with a 9 X 12 platform. No experience necessary. Stained Glass students will continue work on projects started in Winter term. This mixed class offers lots of opportunities for cross pollination between these two distinct yet similar art forms.

$75 MEMBERS/$80 NON-MEMBERS + $10 MATERIALS FEE MOSAICS, $20 STAINED GLASS

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KNITTING WITH NIKII
with Nikii Murtough
WEDNESDAYS, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
April 8 – May 6 (5 SESSIONS)

Join Nikii Murtagh, our knitting guru, to create hats, cowls, mitts, and so much more. 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 yarn you’d be welcome to use.

Drop-in fee of $10 per session.

POSTPONED – CHECK BACK SOON

 

 

ACRYLIC POUR- SESSION ONE
with Celia Hampton
THURSDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
April 9 & 23 (2 SESSIONS)

Students will be working with two 8×10-inch canvases and will learn beginning basic acrylic pour techniques. We’ll provide instruction, materials, supplies as well as resources for additional, future projects. What exactly is an acrylic pour? It’s a painting technique that creates unique, one of a kind masterpieces. Still curious? Look up pictures and videos of acrylic pours and start getting inspired at all the possibilities!

$35 MEMBERS/$40 NON-MEMBER + $10 MATERIALS FEE

POSTPONED – CHECK BACK SOON

 

 

 

TRADITIONAL PONDEROSA PINE NEEDLE COIL BASKET MAKING
with Jean Stark
SATURDAY, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
April 11 (1 SESSION) OR June 13 (1 SESSION)

This is the same class, offered on two different days! Choose the one that fits your schedule best. 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. 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 generations. Jean will share history and personal preferences as she guides and encourages you in making your own unique pine needle basket. To take advantage of time, students are encouraged to bring their lunch.

$50 MEMBERS/$55 NON-MEMBERS + $15 MATERIALS FEE

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THE VERY BASICS OF BEGINNING CANNING
with Tiffany Schademan
THURSDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
April 16 & 30th (2 SESSIONS)

Join Tiffany as you learn the basic art of canning, beginning with a focus on pickles. Each student will receive their very own beginners canning kit, complete with everything you need to make a batch of pickles based off what you’ve learn in class. This is a great opportunity to test the waters in the world of canning. You’ll be able to ask questions, gain hands on experience, and participate in a demo of the overall process.

$50 MEMBERS/$55 NON-MEMBERS + $15 MATERIALS FEE

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FLAT PEYOTE STITCH BEADWORK
with Gary Thomas
SATURDAYS, 1:00 – 3:00
April 18 – May 2 (3 SESSIONS)

Learn the art of the flat form Peyote Stitch. In this class we’ll focus on creating a beautiful beaded, wearable bag, but the skills gained will help with other projects as well. This is designed for beginners, but all are welcome.

$50 MEMBERS/$55 NON-MEMBERS + $10 MATERIALS FEE

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BOOKBINDING FOR EVERYONE
with Roberta Lavadour
SATURDAY, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
April 25 (1 SESSION)

There are few things more empowering than making your own book – even if it’s yet to be written. In this class students will create a hard-bound binding that can be used as a guest book, sketchbook, or journal. You’ll be introduced to new tools and learn skills that can be transferred to future book arts projects. Beginners are welcome and experienced book-makers will pick up some new tips. We’ll have a short lunch break and students are encouraged to bring a lunch to eat while we have additional Q&A.

$50 MEMBERS/$55 NON-MEMBERS + $10 MATERIALS FEE

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DIY SHOPPING BAGS
with Peg Willis & Karen Wagner
SATURDAY, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
May 2 (1 SESSION)

Join Karen and Peg and a few friends and neighbors to make eco-friendly bags you can use often. We will be making sturdy, cloth shopping bags, you surely won’t forget to grab before a shopping trip. Bring your sewing machine or use one of the Arts Center’s machines. We will provide supplies, including denim or another heavy fabric, thread, and webbing for a strong handle. Or bring your own heavy fabric and/or strong thread if you like.

$25 MEMBERS/$30 NON-MEMBERS + $5 MATERIALS FEE

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NEEDLE-FELTING
with Chantell Reid
WEDNESDAYS, 6:00-7:00 PM
May 6 – May 20 (3 Sessions)

In this class you’ll discover the stress-relieving are behind needle felting and all that it entails. This activity uses a special kind of needle to fuse fibers together into a cool form or shape. Using all-natural wool fibers, you’ll create custom pieces perfect for gifts and keepsakes for friends and family. Each student will be able to take home their own personal kit for future projects.

$45 MEMBERS/$50 NON-MEMBERS
POSSIBLY POSTPONED – CHECK BACK SOON

 

ADVANCED UKULELE
with Ian Summerfield
THURSDAYS, 5:30 – 6:30 PM
May 7 – May 28 (4 SESSIONS)

If you’re an experienced Ukulele player and want to put your skills to the test, this is the class for you! Learn new tunes and techniques, while playing in a group of other skilled Uke players. Ukulele’s provided (and can be purchased!) through Pendleton Music Co. If you are a new Ukulele player and would like to see a beginners class, please contact Kate Brizendine at classes (at) pendletonarts (dot) org.

$50 MEMBERS/$55 NON-MEMBERS
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ACRYLIC POUR- SESSION TWO
with Celia Hampton
THURSDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
May 7 & 21 (2 SESSIONS)

Students will learn two more advanced acrylic pour techniques. If you have taken a pour class with Celia before, or if you’re already familiar with basic acrylic pours and you’re ready to learn more advanced tips and techniques, than this is the class for you!

$35 MEMBERS/$40 NON-MEMBER + $10 MATERIALS FEE

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PAINT A PLATE WITH MARIE
with Marie Pratuch
SATURDAY, NOON – 3:00 PM
May 9 (1 SESSION)

In this one-time workshop, you’ll be provided with one, pre-fired, ceramic plate to decorate and glaze. Marie will supply her expertise, and we’ll supply everything else you need to create a beautiful work of art that is both unique and practical. Once fired, you’ll be able to take home your piece to enjoy it. There is no experience necessary. There are 20 spots available for this class, so reserve your seat today!

$20 MEMBERS/$25 NON-MEMBERS + $20 MATERIALS FEE

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SCIENTIFIC FIELD SKETCHING
with Heidi Chapin
SATURDAY, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
May 9 OR June 6

Same class – you choose which date works best for YOU. Enhance your scientific observation skills through drawing.  Work toward accurate representations of your subject matter using your skills as an observer of the world.  We will start with the basics by learning how to see the world around you with intensity.  You will spend time observing and drawing natural history specimens from the Whitman College Teaching Collections.

$50 MEMBERS/$55 NON-MEMBERS + $20 MATERIALS FEE

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WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP
with Joyce Anderson
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Lunch from 12:00 – 1:00
May 16 & 17 (2 SESSIONS)

Joyce will lead students through the bare bones of watercolor painting and all that it entails. Topics covered will include washes, color handling, and creating depth and texture. Students will learn to incorporate several techniques and end the weekend with an abundant skill set and supply list for continued independent practice. If you’ve ever wanted to learn from a professional, now is your chance! All materials will be provided; please feel free to bring a lunch along to class.

$120 MEMBERS/$125 NON-MEMBER + $20 MATERIALS FEE

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PERSONALIZED DIY ROLLING PINS
with Melissa Weston
TUESDAY, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
May 26 (1 SESSION)

Bring a friend and join our DIY guru Melissa Weston, as she walks you through the steps of creating a personalized rolling pin, perfect for all your baking needs. Decorate one as a customized gift or keep it for yourself! Cost of class includes a wooden rolling pin and all the supplies you need to create your masterpiece.

$25 MEMBERS/$30 NON-MEMBERS

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ALTERING YOUR PERSPECTIVE THROUGH A LENS
with Chantell Reid
SATURDAY, 2:00-4:00 PM
May 30 (1 session)

If you already know the basics of your camera and are looking to tap into your creativity, this is the class for you. We’ll explore natural indoor window light and outside light. When taking photos it’s easy to get stuck in one position or angle. This class will push you to think outside of your comfort zones as we will be working with a model in various settings. Please bring your camera with an empty SD card and a charged battery. Also be prepared to get on the ground to get that perfect shot! t the end of our class, we will display a favorite image from each student at the Pendleton Center for the Arts!

$45 MEMBERS/$55 NON-MEMBERS

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CHALK IT UP TO FUN! DIY CHALKBOARDS
with Melissa Weston
TUESDAY, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
June 2 (1 SESSION)

In this one session class, you’ll craft, create, and decorate your very own chalkboard. Whether you’re wanting to make chore charts, lists, or just to have one hanging at home, now is your chance. Cost of class includes everything you need, including total access to all the PCA’s supplies and materials.

$20 MEMBERS/$25 NON-MEMBERS

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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.

 

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!

 

INSTANT EARRINGS!
with Gary Thomas
WEDNESDAY, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
April 22 POSTPONED – CHECK BACK SOON

In this free happy hour class, we’ll focus on creating beautiful earrings, perfect for gifts, or yourself! We’ll provide everything you need to walk out of the PCA with two new pairs of earrings, custom made by you. Please register for this class so we can prepare our materials. Refreshments will be provided.

 

CUSTOM MACRAME
with Katie Hall
THURSDAY, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
MAY 14 POSTPONED – CHECK BACK SOON

In this free happy hour class, join macramé expert Katie Hall (from EM Fiber Craft!) to learn the tips and tricks to creating beautiful custom-made macramé pieces and projects like keychains, plant hangers, and more! Please register for this class so we can prepare our materials. Refreshments will be provided.

 

ADULT COLORING
with Kate Brizendine & Kate Peck
WEDNESDAYS, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
April 8, May 13, June 3 POSTPONED – CHECK BACK SOON

Have you ever considered joining the movement of adult coloring? In these therapeutic and stress-relieving happy hour classes, we’ll dive into the world of intricate and detailed coloring. We’ll provide everything you need to sit back, relax, and have some fun with friends. Please register for this class so we can prepare our materials. Refreshments will be provided.