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

DRAWING COLLABORATIVE: Coffee & Creative Exploration
with Alice Thomas & Shari Dallas
EVERY WEDNESDAY, 10:30-11:30 AM
Beginning Jan.4, 2023

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.

 

 

 

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 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

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

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!

 

 

 

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.

 

ONE PEN, ONE PAPER
with Chantell Reid
WEDNESDAY, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
April 19, 2023 (One Session)

In this Happy Hour class, Join Chantell Reid as she guides you through a relaxing drawing project, using only a pen and piece of paper. You’ll leave with a beautiful, fineline, piece of art, also known as a zendoodle. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

 

POM-POM GARLAND
with Melissa Weston
WEDNESDAY, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
MAY 31, 2023 (One Session)

In this class you’ll join our DIY guru, Melissa Weston and create a beautiful garland of self-made pom poms. These sweet creations can be used for any kind of decoration and make great gifts. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

 

SIGN-MAKING
with Melissa Weston
WEDNESDAY, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
JUNE 7, 2023 (One Session)

Join our DIY guru, Melissa Weston for a fabulous time making and creating your own signage. Whether for use at home, in office, or to give as a gift- come ready to leave this happy hour with a custom-made sign by you.  Snacks and beverages will be provided.

 

Weeknight One-Session Workshops

BOTANICAL LOTION BARS
with Cary Wasem-Varela
THURSDAY, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
April 27, 2023 (One Session)

Create three solid lotion bars with step-by-step instructions and all of the necessary supplies. The finished product is perfect for the entire body, but is especially delightful for dry, cracked skin from the cold, sun exposure, or working in the garden! This will be a class you’re sure to enjoy.

$55 MEMBERS/ $60 NON-MEMBERS $10 Materials Fee

 

 

 

PAINTING WITH KITO
with Kito Rodriguez
THURSDAY, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
April 20, 2023 (One Session)

OR

WEDNESDAY, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
May 24, 2023 (One Session)

(Same Class, different dates. Choose one or come to both!)

In this class you’ll join Kito as she teaches you her unique artistic style of painting. Kito uses bursts of bright colors, textures, and materials to create stunning pieces of art that set her apart from the crowd. Follow her work on Instagram at kitorodriguez1986.

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

 

 

 

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.

BROOCH ABOUT IT
with Chantell Reid
THURSDAY, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
JUNE 1, 2023 (One Session)

Chantell provides a quick intro to needle felting with this small brooch project. You’ll discover the stress relieving properties of this art form and leave the class with a unique piece of art that you can wear with pride. Each student will be able to take home their needle felting kit for future projects.

$10

 

 

 

David Irvine TheGnarledBranch

NOT YOUR GRANDMA’S ART
with Melissa Weston
MONDAY, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
May 29, 2023 (One Session)
Jun 5, 2023 (One Session)

Same class, different dates! Choose one or come to both!

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 flare to what may have been a forgotten piece of art. We’re inspired by the work of David Irvine, an artist whose work in this vein has been reported on by the BBC, USAToday, and other major news outlets. Go get inspired at his Instagram page, @thegnarledbranch. This class is going to be a blast, and you really can’t beat ten bucks.  $10

 

 

 

ADULT OPEN STUDIO
with Kate Brizendine
TUESDAY, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
May 30, 2023 (One Session)

Connect to your creative side and join us for a class exploring all things art in the J.D. Smith Art Studio. Paint on canvas, draw with charcoal, make a collage, knit, crochet, or start a sewing project- the options are endless. You’ll have full access to the PCA’s materials and supplies. The only thing missing is YOU!

$10

 

 

 

Weekend One-Session Workshops

WOOD FINISHING
with Jeff Blackwood
SATURDAY, 12:30 – 2:30 PM
April 29, 2023 (One Session)

In this class participants will learn the ins and outs of finishing wood, applicable for a variety of projects. Oftentimes, the difference between a good project and a great project is the preparation and process of finishing the wood. Join Jeff, as he discusses various wood working techniques. This includes working with common species of wood as well as the characteristics and challenges one can have when applying finishing techniques to their piece. Although this can be a fairly complex process, Jeff will share some experiences and examples that can simplify getting a great finish on your project. You’ll leave class with the confidence to tackle that DIY project

$50 MEMBERS/$55 NON-MEMBERS

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY WITH YOUR CELL PHONE
with Bill Peal
SATURDAY, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
APRIL 22, 2023 (One Session)

Bill Peal is back with another round of cell phone photography! Bill will work with you on good photography technique, composition, and how to see and take good pictures in this one-session workshop. Bring your cellphone and get ready to see the possibilities. If you’ve taken this class before, consider joining again. There’s always something new to learn and we’d love to have you back. This class is being offered to all skill sets, no prior experience necessary. Teens (ages 13-18), are welcome for free under the A.R.T Funds. Please contact Kate at the PCA for more information.

$45 MEMBERS/$50 NON-MEMBERS

 

 

 

CREATIVE MENDING
with Stephanie Huffman
SATURDAYS, 10:00 – 12:00  PM

Pick one date or come to all three.

April 22, 2023 (One Session)

May 27, 2023 (One Session)

Jun 24, 2023(One Session)

Do you have clothing in need of some creative repair? Or something that could just use a little flair? This might include a hole in your favorite sweater, 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 touch.

$ 35 MEMBERS/$40 NON-MEMBERS

 

 

 

WOOL FELTING JEWELRY MAKING
with Chantell Reid
SATURDAY, 12:00 – 3:00 PM
May 6, 2023 (One Session)

Join Chantell, as she teaches you how to needle felt beautiful pieces of custom-made jewelry. Whether you create a set of earrings, a unique brooch, or a charm to hang from a necklace, we’ll provide you with the skill set and supplies to master this fun and stress relieving form of art. Each student will be able to take home their needle felting kit for future projects.

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

 

 

 

HERBAL TEA BLENDING
with Cary Wasem-Varela
SATURDAY, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
May 13, 2023 (One Session)

Mix and match to create your own unique herbal tea blend and take home a bag to enjoy later. You will get to know at least 10 different botanicals – most grown or wildcrafted in Eastern Oregon!

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

 

 

 

BEGINNING WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP
with Rae Galloway
SATURDAYS, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
May 13 and May 20, 2023 (Two Sessions)

Students will learn basic color theory and how it applies to watercolor painting and composition. You’ll learn how to mix warm and cool primary colors to create secondary and tertiary colors, as well as how to mix neutral colors. Students will become familiar with the tools of watercolor painting and learn how to control this dynamic medium. Techniques such as wet in wet, wet in dry, dry brush, and glazing will be covered.

$100 MEMBERS/$105 NON-MEMBERS + Materials Fee $10

 

 

 

VIDEO MAKING WITH YOUR CELL PHONE
with Bill Peal
SATURDAY, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
MAY 20, 2023 (One Session)

In this one session workshop, you’ll join Bill Peal as he teaches you the tips, tricks, and techniques of videography on your cell phone. You’ll learn about video composition, camera placement, angles, and how to get that perfect shot. Bring your cell phone and get ready to learn from a pro. This class is being offered to all skill sets, no prior experience necessary. Teens (ages 13-18), are welcome for free under the ART Funds. Please contact Kate at the PCA for more information.

$45 MEMBERS/$50 NON-MEMBERS

 

 

 

PAINTING WITH KITO
with Kito Rodriguez
SATURDAY, 12:00 – 4:00 PM
June 3, 2023 (One Session)

If you really want to work with Kito but a weeknight class doesn’t fit your schedule, here’s a Saturday option. In this class you’ll join Kito as she teaches you her unique artistic style of painting. Kito uses bursts of bright colors, textures, and materials to create stunning pieces of art that set her apart from the crowd. Follow her work on Instagram at kitorodriguez1986. 

$60 MEMBERS/$65 NON-MEMBERS Materials Fee $10

 

 

 

 

BASKET WEAVING
with Alexandria Sorrels
SATURDAY, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
June 10, 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 welcome. Alexandria’s cool work is on Instagram at fiberandfuzzstudio.

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

 

 

 

Weekly Classes

POTTERY: BEGINNING WHEEL THROWING
with Marie Pratuch
WEDNESDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
April 5 – May 17, 2023 (Seven Sessions)

Marie, proprietor of Thistle Dew Nicely Ceramics, 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 amble studio time.

$120 MEMBERS/ $125.00 NON-MEMBERS + $50 MATERIALS FEE

 

 

 

POTTERY: CONTINUED WHEEL THROWING
with Marie Pratuch
THURSDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
April 6 – May 18, 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!

$120 MEMBERS/ $125 NON-MEMBERS + $50 MATERIALS FEE

 

 

 

GUITAR FOR BEGINNERS
with Charlie Herrington
TUESDAYS, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
April 4 – June 6, 2023 (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. Please bring a guitar – visit Pendleton Music Co. for affordable instrument rentals. You can join in any time at a prorated rate

$60 MEMBERS/$65 NON-MEMBERS

 

 

 

 

GUITAR FOR BEGINNERS 2
with Charlie Herrington
TUESDAYS, 7:30 – 8:30 PM
April 4 – June 6, 2023 (Ten Sessions)

Continue learning and practicing songs as a group in the Beginners 2 session. Bring your guitar or visit Pendleton Music Co. for affordable music rentals. You can join in any time at a prorated rate

$60 MEMBERS/$65 NON-MEMBER

 

 

 

 

 

 

CREATIVE JOURNALING
with Erica Edwards
TUESDAYS, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
April 18 – May 2, 2023 (Three Sessions)

Join Erica for a creative experience in journaling, using mixed medias!  You’ll learn how to personalize and create a custom journal, while gaining knowledge that can be applied to other forms of art including painting, drawing, and fine line detail work. You’ll take away your very own journal to continue to work on at home. Materials will be provided.

$60 MEMBERS/$65 NON-MEMBERS

 

 

 

HAND BUILT CLAY FORMS
with Brian Purnell
TUESDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
April 4 –  May 9 , 2023 (Six 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.

$120 MEMBERS/$125 NON-MEMBERS +50 Materials Fee

 

 

 

PAINTING WITH ARLEN!
with Arlen Clark
TUESDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
April 18 – May 9, 2023 (Four Sessions)

After quite the hiatus, Arlen Clark, (one of our favorite regional artists!) is back for another round of painting and banter. If you’re looking for a low pressure and pleasant painting class, this is the one for you. Arlen will guide you through his personal process of painting, while providing tips and techniques to further your skillset. No experience necessary, all are welcome.

$110 MEMBERS/ $115 NON-MEMBERS + $20 Materials Fee

 

 

 

HANDMADE POLYMER CLAY JEWELRY DESIGN
with Cydney Lipscomb
WEDNESDAYS, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
May, 3 – 17, 2023 (Three Sessions)

Cydney specializes in designing beautiful jewelry using polymer clay. In this class, you will learn how to design and create small pieces of jewelry for you to wear and enjoy under the skillful guidance of an expert. Check out Cydney’s stunning work on Instagram, at blazzingcreations. 

MEMBERS $60 / Non-Member $65 + $15 Materials Fee

 

 

 

 

CIGAR BOX UKULELES
with John Hasher
THURSDAY, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
May 4 – 25, 2023 (Four Sessions)

Join John Hasher as he teaches you how to build a concert size ukulele from a kit and a cigar box. Students will need basic skills to glue and bolt the parts together. You’re encouraged to work on your builds between classes. Students will have the option to bring their own cigar box or choose from a large assortment of boxes. All tools and supplies will be provided.

$100 MEMBERS/ $105 NON-MEMBERS – Materials provided

 

 

 

 

 

JAPANESE STAB BINDING
with Erica Edwards
THURSDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
May 11– 25, 2023 (Three Sessions)

Stab binding is a traditional binding style that originated in Asia, and is often referred to as Japanese Stab Binding. It requires few tools and is endlessly customizable. If you’ve ever been interested in making your own books or journals, this class is a perfect place to start. Erica will guide you through the process and you’ll leave each class with your own binding project.

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

 

 

 

HAND BUILT CLAY FORMS 2
with Brian Purnell
TUESDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
May 16 – June 20 , 2023 (Six 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.

$120 MEMBERS/$125 NON-MEMBERS +50 Materials Fee

 

 

 

BEGINNING ADULT UKULELE
with Ian Summerfield
is taking a spring/summer break.

Watch this space for new dates when they’re available.

For students who are wanting to learn to play this fun and enjoyable instrument, join Ian Summerfield for an in-person class at the PCA. We’ll work on chords and strumming techniques, while practicing classic uke songs as a group. Bring your own ukulele, borrow one from the PCA, or purchase one through the Pendleton Music Company.