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!

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

Order of classes:
FREE Offerings
Weekday/evening Classe
Weekend Offerings

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

Join one of our creative and enthusiastic staff members – often the wonderful Journey Hahn – 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!
EVERY FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

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 (Spring Edition): Working From a Model- a FREE drop-in class!
with Alice Thomas & Shari Dallas
WEDNESDAYS, 10:30-11:30 AM
May 15 – June 12, 2024 (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 accomplished and aspiring artists. Practice will include: 1. Drawing to see; drawing as a means of learning more about the world. 2. Composition building; developing a sense of what makes an effective composition. Participants are asked to bring an 18 x 24 rough surface newsprint pad. The PCA will have extras as well. Drawing tools will be provided. 

(Check out the Drawing Intensive under “Weekday/end Workshops” too!)

 

 

 

JAM NIGHT- A FREE DROP-IN
with Kate Peck & Charlie Herrington
SECOND THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH
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.

 

 

 

 

HAPPY HOUR!

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 classes@pendletonarts.org so we’re sure to have plenty of supplies.

 

POM-POM GARLAND
with Melissa Weston
TUESDAY, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
April 30, 2024 (One Session)

If you’ve never made pom-poms before, you’ll quickly become a fan – the process is strangely satisfying. In this class you’ll join our DIY guru, Melissa Weston and create a beautiful garland that can be used for any kind of decor. They’re also are a great gift for all ages. All supplies, as well as snacks and beverages will be provided.

 

NOT YOUR GRANDMA’S ART
with Melissa Weston
TUESDAY, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
May 7, 2024 (One Session)

This offering has become a Happy Hour favorite! In this quirky class, you’ll choose from an assortment of vintage paintings, similar to the ones you find in thrift stores. This is your chance to add some personal flair, humor, and whimsy to what may have been a forgotten piece of art. All supplies, as well as snacks and beverages will be provided.

 

BUTTON BOUQUET
with Melissa Weston
TUESDAY, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
June 11, 2024 (One Session)

Discarded buttons are little gems just waiting to be combined into sweet floral designs. We’ll start with a big stash of vintage and newly cast-off buttons and make them into fun works of art. All supplies, as well as snacks and beverages will be provided.

 

Weekday/night Workshops

GUITAR WITH CHARLIE
with Charlie Herrington
WEDNESDAYS, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
April 3 – June 5, 2024 (Ten 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. New and returning students are welcome. Please bring a guitar – visit Pendleton Music Co. for affordable instrument rentals. You can join in any time at a prorated rate.

$50 MEMBERS/$55 NON-MEMBERS

 

 

 

 

HAND BUILT CLAY FORMS
with Brian Purnell
TUESDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
April 9 – June 11, 2024 (Ten Sessions)

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 cup– anything that is functional and beautiful–or simply decorative–it’s up to you. Students will learn the basics of proper wedging technique, clay storage, making pinch and coiled pots, slab construction methods, using hump and slump molds, as well as both brush and dip glazing techniques. Returning students are welcome.

$200 MEMBERS/$205 NON-MEMBERS + $50 Materials Fee

This class is FULL. Check out the other clay offerings or email classes at pendletonarts.org to inquire about the wait list.

 

 

POTTERY: WHEEL THROWING
with Marie Pratuch
WEDNESDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
April 3 – May 15, 2024 (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, glazes, and ample studio time. This course is now being offered to both beginners and students who have taken Marie’s class before. 

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

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO PRINTING WITH GEL PLATES
with Alice Thomas
TUESDAYS, 4:00 – 6:00 PM
April 9 – April 23, 2024 (Three Sessions)

Explore the variety of image making techniques that are possible with gel printing plates. Learn to print with acrylic paints, build layers, design patterns, use stencils and other found objects, embossing, and creating image transfers. Join Alice, as she dishes the details on this fun and fabulous form of art! 

$80 MEMBERS/$85 NON-MEMBERS + $5 MATERIALS FEE

 

 

 

 

DRAWING INTENSIVE: Working From a Model
A workshop for those who love to draw
with Alice Thomas & Shari Dallas
WEDNESDAY, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
April 17, 2024 (One Session)

Participants will experience the art of figure drawing using traditional materials and techniques. In this more intensive setting, artists can fully explore the concepts of life drawing. More time allows for a more full exploration of the human form and provides opportunity to capture a longer pose. For this special 4-hour session, there will be a clothed model provided for figure drawing practice.

Bring a sack lunch!

$60 MEMBERS/$65 NON-MEMBERS + $10 Materials Fee TEENS ARE FREE!

 

 

 

 

SCREENWRITING
with Nicholas Jennings
THURSDAYS, 5:00 – 6:30 PM
April 18 – May 9, 2024 (Four Sessions)

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!

$70 MEMBERS/$75 NON-MEMBERS 

 

 

 

 

ROMANCE WRITING 101
with Chantell Reid
TUESDAYS, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
May 14 – May 21, 2024 (Two Sessions)

Creative writing has no bounds, especially in the romance genre. This class will explore character development and their interpersonal relationships. Students will learn how to give their work depth with active writing and setting the tone. Because some participants may want to explore a more mature subject matter, this class will be opened to 21 and older. 

$45 MEMBERS/$50 NON-MEMBERS

 

 

 

 

FLOWER PRESSING
with Erica Edwards
THURSDAYS, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
May 16 & 23, 2024 (Two Sessions)

Join Erica as she teaches you the art of flower pressing! Use your flowers in a frame, collage, make bookmarks, or add some artistic flair to your life with these beautiful dried delicacies. You’ll even make your own press out of a reclaimed book to take home.

$20 MEMBERS/$25 NON-MEMBERS +$7 Materials Fee

 

 

 

Weekend Offerings

 

GRANNY SQUARES 101
With Erica Edwards
SATURDAY, 12:00 – 2:00 PM
March 23, 2024 (One Session)

Granny squares are small squares that are knitted or crocheted. This is the first step to a variety of different types and styles of projects you can do. Many people use these squares to make blankets, bags and scarves- the options are limitless! In this class, you’ll learn basic crocheting techniques and a variety of other helpful tidbits on this art. Once you can make a basic granny square, there’s a world of patterns you can try. Join Erica Edwards as she teaches you this timeless technique that will give you the skill set for an array of future projects.

$35 MEMBERS/$40 NON-MEMBERS + $5 Materials Fee

 

 

 


REUSE, REDUCE, REFURBISH!
with Melissa Weston
SATURDAY, 12:00 – 3:00 PM
April 13, 2024 (One Session)

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to upcycle from a pro, here is your chance! Join Melissa Weston as she guides you through the process of refurbishing small pieces of furniture, while doing it on a budget! This will play into the skill set needed for additional projects in the future. Bring in a small piece of furniture or choose from our supply at the PCA. All levels are welcome.

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

 

 

 

 

PERSPECTIVE THROUGH YOUR PHONE
with Chantell Reid
SATURDAY, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
April 6, 2024 (One Session)

Learn about different perspectives when taking photos with your phone. Chantell will show you how small adjustments to your angle and height can change the entire dynamic of your photograph. Turn your basic snapshots into works of art in this one session class!

$20 MEMBERS/ $25 NON-MEMBERS

 

 

 

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SHAKESPEARE ACTING WORKSHOP
with Grant Turner, presented by College Community Theatre
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
April 6 & 7, 2024

The Pendleton Center for the Arts and the College Community Theater (CCT) are teaming up in a collaborative effort to bring the Art of Shakespeare to Pendleton. In this evening workshop, Grant will be introducing and breaking down Shakespeare’s verse. This will equip the actor with the skill set needed to perform with confidence and to clearly communicate these 400 year old plays to a modern day audience. Participation in this workshop indicates a strong desire to perform in an outdoor Shakespeare production this summer, presented and produced by CCT. This is a hybrid course for both teens and adults. All are welcome!

$20 FOR ADULTS, TEENS ARE FREE (Sign up a teen HERE)

 

 

 

 

GET YOU ON THE TUBE- A YOUTUBE CLASS
with Nicholas Jennings
SATURDAY, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
April 13, 2024
May 11, 2024
*same class, different dates! Pick the one that’s best for your schedule

In this class, Nicholas will provide guidance, tips, and tricks to the ever-evolving world of Youtube. If you’ve ever wondered how people make videos or start their own youtube channel, this is a great place to start. This is a hybrid course – teens and adults are both welcome. 

$30 MEMBERS/$35 NON-MEMBERS, TEENS ARE FREE! (Sign a teen up HERE)

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY 101
with Yasser Marte
SATURDAYS, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
April 13 – June 1, 2024 (Eight Sessions)

We are thrilled to have Yasser Marte, photographer at the East Oregonian, join our PCA team for a one of a kind, in depth photography class. You’ll learn everything you need to know to take spectacular pictures under the watchful eye of an experienced photographer. We’ll look at work by iconic classic and contemporary photographers, including urban landscape, portraits and objects, and delve into exposure, shutter speed, lines, perspective, shadows and so much more. We will not be using cellphones; please bring your own camera or feel free to borrow one from the PCA. Spots are limited and commitment is key. 

$100 MEMBERS/$105 NON-MEMBERS

 

 

 

MACRAME PLANT HOLDER
with Chantell Reid
SATURDAY, 12:30 – 2:00 PM
April 27, 2024 (One Session)

Join Chantell as she shows you how to create a beautiful macrame plant hanger, perfect for your living spaces, office, or to give as a gift. You’ll walk away with a new skill set and a beautiful piece of functional art, made by you. 

$30 MEMBERS/$35 NON-MEMBERS + $5 MATERIALS FEE

 

 

 

 

PAINT IN THE PARK!
with Rae Galloway
SATURDAY, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
June 8, 2024

We’ll meet at Pioneer Park and play with watercolors to our hearts’ content. Rae will guide the uninitiated in the cool properties of watercolor and all the ways it can be used to express yourself. Bring a chair and sunscreen – all other materials will be provided.

This session is FREE! but it is limited to 6 people, and you need to email director@pendletonarts.org to confirm a spot.