Adult Classes

Our programs are made possible through the support of the Oregon Community Foundation, The Ford Family 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!


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Free Offerings
Happy Hour!
Weeknight Classes
Weekend Classes
Ten Buck Chuck

Free Offerings


Introduction to ZOOM!
with PCA Staff
Register with a phone number and we’ll call you to set a convenient time for a one-on-one session

Many organizations and families are continuing to use ZOOM to connect; it can be a fun way to join an event from afar. If you need to get up to speed, we’re here to help. You’ll receive information and a video link to get you ready for your very first ZOOM session! We’ll talk about lighting, backgrounds, tips and tricks for getting the most out of connecting with friend, family, and other activities.

While this is a FREE class, registration is required.




HIP & HANDMADE – a FREE drop-in class!
EVERY SATURDAY,  10:30-11:30 AM

**NO CLASS SEPT. 23. We’re recovering from Round-up!

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!

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).




CREATION STATION – a FREE independent study opportunity
TUE-FRI,  10:30-3:30 PM, SATURDAY 12:30-3:30 PM
(NOTE: on rare occasions there are private events that preclude use of the Creation Station. If you’re traveling to PCA, call us to check, 541-278-9201)

We’ve put together a buffet of cool art materials that you can choose from. Grab a table, follow an online tutorial or just experiment and see where your curiosity takes you. From weaving kits, to needle felting, to embroidery, to painting and collage, and more – there’s sure to be something to spark your interest. No need to sign up, no tuition, just come on by!




DRAWING COLLABORATIVE: Coffee & Creative Exploration
with Alice Thomas & Shari Dallas
WEDNESDAYS, 10:30 – 11:30 PM
October 4 – November 1, 2023 (Five Sessions)

Alice and Shari will gently facilitate an open-ended, skill building activity each week. Drop in once or become a regular! This gathering is appropriate for both experienced artists and those who are still figuring out how sketching, drawing, and painting works. All materials will be provided.





with Kate Peck & Charlie Herrington
7:00 – 8:00 PM

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 instruments. Guitars, mandolin, bongos…bring what you have and join us for an awesome jam session.





FREE Social Crafting Gatherings for Adults 18+. We’ll have complimentary adult beverages (21+ and over) and tasty non-alcoholic options available, along with nibbles. Bring a friend, bring a date, be ready to relax and have fun! We prep for 12 people, so if you’re coming with a group, give us a heads up at so we’re sure to have plenty of supplies.


with Chantell Reid
WEDNESDAY, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
October 25, 2023 (One Session)

In this class, you will learn the steps to complete a beautiful homemade, Lei, made out of ribbon. Join Chantell as she guides you through this process. You’ll leave with one Lei, made by you.




with Stephanie Huffman
TUESDAY, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
NOVEMBER 14, 2023 (One Session)

Do you have clothing in need of some creative repair? This might include a hole in your favorite top, pair of jeans, or bag- the possibilities are just about endless! In this class, you will bring in pieces of clothing, fabrics, etc. in need of small repairs, and learn the skill set to bring them back to life in a fun and colorful way, through custom mending. Make your clothing last longer while giving them an added personal and unique touch! This happy hour is being offered to all skill levels, beginners included. Refreshments & hors D’oeuvres will be provided.


with Stephanie Huffman
TUESDAY, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
DECEMBER 12, 2023 (One Session)

In this Happy Hour class, Stephanie will show you how to create your own cell phone holder and or accessory pouch. Never lose your phone again and keep it safe in a stylish custom made bag by you.


Weeknight Workshops

with Melissa Weston 
MONDAYS, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
OCTOBER 2 – 16, 2023 (Three Sessions)

To prepare for the festivities of Hollows Eve, join Melissa Weston, our DIY guru for three sessions of FUN. Come to one or all three. Session one will be decoupaging a tea cup and or plate, perfect for that cup of tea under a full moon! Session Two will be painting ghouls and ghosts (or anything!) onto an old painting, (painting will be provided).  Session three will be a spooky wreath making session- who doesn’t need a Halloween themed wreath to hang on their door? $20 per session will get you a drink, light snack, and a spooky seasonal piece of art, made by you. Make it extra fun and wear your favorite Halloween costume, hair piece, hat, etc!. For those who dress up, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a free class of your choosing (some limitations apply).


with Marie Pratuch
WEDNESDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
October 4 – November 17 (Seven Sessions)

Marie will share the 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 studio time. Not a beginner? If there’s room, you can pile in and Marie can provide the advanced tips you may need.


**This class is full. Email to be put on the waiting list for next term**




with Marie Pratuch
THURSDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
October 5 – November 16, 2023 (Seven Sessions)

A scheduled time for post-beginner throwers to get together and continue explorations on the pottery wheel. You’ll also work on handle making, as well as focus on Sgraffito, Mishima and Majorica finishes.  Marie will be available to troubleshoot and answer questions as you fine tune your throwing skills. If you have taken Marie’s beginners wheel-throwing class, this is the class for you!





with Charlie Herrington
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Oct 4 – November 22, 2023
(Eight 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 a guitar – visit Pendleton Music Co. for affordable instrument rentals. You can join in any time at a prorated rate





with Charlie Herrington
Wednesdays, 7:30 – 8:30 PM
Oct 4 – November 22, 2023
(Eight Sessions)

Continue your guitar journey with Charlie. Please bring a guitar – visit Pendleton Music Co. for affordable instrument rentals. You can join in any time at a prorated rate






with Brian Purnell
TUESDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
September 26 – November 28, 2023 (Nine Sessions)
*no Class on October 31st, Happy Halloween!

Previous experience with clay isn’t necessary; what students DO need is an interest in creating something special. Brian’s depth of experience will help students transform the material into a permanent object: a bowl, tray, jar, spoon rest, coffee mug– anything that is functional and beautiful –or simply decorative– it’s up to you. Students will learn the basics of proper wedging techniques, clay storage, making pinch or coiled pots, slab construction methods, using hump and slump molds and brush and dip glazing techniques. Returning students are welcome.

$190 MEMBERS/ $195 NON-MEMBERS + $50 in Materials Fee

**This class is full. Email to be put on the waiting list for next term**




with Nicholas Jennings Instructing and Tim Mustoe as a special guest
TUESDAYS, 5:00 – 6:00 PM
October 3 – November 7, 2023 (Five Sessions)
*no class on October 31st. Happy Halloween! 

Screenwriting, also known as Scriptwriting, is the art of writing scripts for plays, feature films, video games, television production, and more. In this class, aspiring screenwriters will join Nicholas and learn the basic building blocks of how to write short films. Students will also learn how to break down different screenwriting elements, such as outlining and formatting, that can be applied when writing your own short films and scripts!





with Rae Galloway
THURSDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
October 5 – October 26, 2023 (Four Sessions)

This course is designed to gain familiarity with transparent watercolors and the dynamic ways in which they interact with each other. Join Rae Galloway as you learn the foundational techniques that create a wide variety of ways in which we attempt to control and tame the wild and fluid medium known as watercolor. This course is now being offered both in-person and online via Zoom. Materials will be provided. Watercolor Paint Kits can be purchased through the PCA and mailed to the students who are participating online.

$145 MEMBERS/$150 NON-MEMBERS + $35 Paint Kit Fee




with Alexandria Sorrels
SATURDAY, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
October 21, 2023 (One Session)

In this class, students will join Alexandria and she guides you through the process of basketry, including what tools are used and several types of techniques. You’ll learn the in’s and out’s about coloring the materials; a little bit of basket history, and a few pro tips to shaping and getting past those challenging parts of weaving. All levels are welcome. (And, if you’re not following Alex on Instagram, run, don’t walk, to @fiberandfuzzstudio. )

$100 MEMBERS/$105 NON-MEMBERS + $20 Material Fee





with Arlen Clark
SATURDAY, 12:00 – 3:00 PM
October 28, 2023 (One Session)

In this one session workshop, you’ll learn about the techniques and painting styles used by the famous artist and painter, Henri Mattise, known as one of the best colorists of the 20th Century. Leave with a custom piece of art made by you and interesting tidbits about this artist’s life and history, told by Arlen. All levels of painters are welcome.

$50 MEMBERS/$55 NON-MEMBERS + $10 Materials Fee




with John Dadoly
THURSDAYS, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
November 2, 2023 – December 7 (Five Sessions)
*No Class on November 23- Happy Thanksgiving!

In this fly tying class, John will teach you the basics, tools, and techniques used in this age old craft. Since the 3rd Century, people have fashioned fur, feathers, and other materials into delicate, insect-imitating lures for fishing. You’ll make a set that can be used on your next fishing trip or to give as a gift for the fishing enthusiast in your life.

$100 MEMBERS/$105 NON-MEMBERS + $15 Materials Fee




with Arlen Clark
SATURDAY, 12:00 – 3:00 PM
November 11, 2023 (One Session)

Join Arlen Clark as he teaches you about one of the most influential female painters of the 19th century. Suzanne Valadon was the first woman to be admitted to the Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts, also known as the National Society of Fine Arts. Arlen will provide tips and tricks to connect to your inner Suzanne Valadon in this one session workshop. All levels of painters are welcome.

$50 MEMBERS/$55 NON-MEMBERS + $10 Materials Fee




with Nicholas Jennings Instructing and Tim Mustoe as a special guest
TUESDAYS, 5:00 – 6:00 PM
November 14 – December 5, 2023 (Four Sessions)

This class will be an interactive course for filmmaking students. Join Nicholas as he introduces you to film theory and then move onto film production. Gain the knowledge to shoot a scene, build a set, and work as a team- all elements and aspects that are used in the professional film industry.





with Erica Edwards
WEDNESDAY, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
November 15, 2023 (One Session)

In this class, you’ll learn about a form of paper art that has existed since the invention of paper. Paper quilling is the art form of cutting paper into long strips and then rolling and pinching them into different shapes, sizes, and textures. Once complete, you’ll glue your shapes together to form beautiful and decorative art. Paper Quilling projects can be used to decorate cards, boxes, gift bags and so much more.

$20 MEMBERS/ $25 NON-MEMBERS + $5 Materials Fee





with Erica Edwards
SATURDAY, 12:00 – 1:30 PM
November 18, 2023 (One Session)

In this family friendly class, we welcome parents, grandparents, and anyone else who would like to dip their own candles. If you’re a parent, grandparent, or family friend looking for a fun activity to do with a kiddo or teen, this might be the class for you. Registration is for one adult and up to two kids under 12.  Your team will leave with a cool set of candles.  Class size is limited for this course, register today!






with John Hasher
WEDNESDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
November 29 – December 20. 2023 (Four Sessions)

Join John as he teaches you how to build a concert size ukulele or guitar- using a cigar box. Students will need basic shop skills to glue and bolt parts together. You’ll be encouraged to work on your build between classes. Students can bring their own cigar box or choose from John’s impressive collection. These instruments are beautiful and unique AND they play really well! Pick between a guitar or ukulele, you’ll walk away with a custom instrument made by you. Materials included in tuition cost.




with Melissa Weston 
SATURDAYS, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
DECEMBER 9 & 16, 2023

Join Melissa Weston as she guides you through the process of preparing for the upcoming holiday season. We’ll have an assortment of holiday inspired art projects that you’ll be encouraged to pick and choose from, similar to an art buffet. $20 per session will get you a drink, light snack, and a few pieces of seasonal art, made by you.






10-Buck Chuck

We’re introducing a new series of classes that focus on creativity, enjoying connection with others, and leaving with a piece of art made by you. AND they’re super cost friendly. Each term, we’ll be introducing new classes for ten bucks a pop. Bring just yourself, or make it a date with a friend or loved one. We’re sure you’re going to enjoy these fresh and fun classes right here at the PCA.


with Stephanie Huffman
SATURDAY, 1:00 – 2:00 PM
OCTOBER 14, 2023 (One Session)

In this happy hour class, you’ll create a unique set of fridge magnets, personalized to your taste and perfect for your fridge or to be given as a gift. Join Stephanie as she guides you through the process of magnet making, which makes for a perfect crafting experience- just in time for the holiday season! This happy hour class is being offered to all skill levels, beginners included.

$10 Bucks





with Erica Edwards
WEDNESDAY, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
NOVEMBER 8, 2023 (One Session)

Join Erica Edwards for a mystery pop up art class! You won’t know what kind of art project you’ll be doing until you arrive. We can promise a good time and a wonderful art experience will be had by all! You’ll leave with a special creation, made by you.