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
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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!

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!




with Alice Thomas & Shari Dallas
WEDNESDAYS, 10:30-11:30 AM
January 10 – February 7, 2024
AND Feb. 28 and March 6 (Drop in)

For this series of offerings there will be a clothed model provided for figure drawing practice.

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 if you can. (We’ll have extras here too!) Drawing tools will be provided. (Check out the Drawing Intensive under “Weekday/end Workshops” too!)



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!)



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 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.




with Melissa Weston
WEDNESDAY, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
January 3, 2024 (One Session)

If you’ve ever wanted to explore bracelet making with all the supplies and materials you’ll need to custom make your own unique set- now is your chance! Join Melissa Weston as she guides you through the process of creating a set of bracelets made by you! All supplies provided.




with Chantell Reid
THURSDAY, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
February 15, 2024 (One Session)

In this Happy Hour class, join Chantell as she guides you through a relaxing drawing project creating beautiful faces, designs, patterns and more, using only a pen…the kicker? The pen never leaves the paper! You’ll leave with an exquisite piece of custom art, made by you. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.




with Melissa Weston
WEDNESDAY, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
February 21, 2024 (One Session)

In this quirky class, you’ll choose from an assortment of vintage style 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. All supplies provided.



with Kate Brizendine
THURSDAY, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
March 7, 2024 (One Session)

Whether you’re a total pro or just beginning, if you have an artistic gift- we would love for you to share it with us. Bring in a piece of your work and come ready to briefly discuss your art background, your work, and why art is important to you. You’ll have the opportunity to look at other artists’ work and ask questions of your own! This is a wonderful chance to make connections, get inspired, and meet other local artists. Current PCA instructors are welcome!


Weekday/night Workshops

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.

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




with Alice Thomas
WEDNESDAYS, 4:00 – 5:30 PM
December 6 – 20, 2023 (Three Sessions)

It doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced artist or a beginner- keeping an art journal is a big way to support our creativity. In this class, we are welcoming BOTH teens and adults to participate together in this artistic experience. By having the supplies and materials you need already in the studio, the PCA is a great place to try your hand at this practice. We’ll share ideas for using the journal and explore a variety of unique and fun entry-making methods. Record keeping, brainstorming, documenting, trying out a new art media- there is no end to the possibilities here, and no rules!





with Brian Purnell
TUESDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
January 2 – February 27, 2024 (Nine 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.

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




with Marie Pratuch
WEDNESDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
January 3 – February 14, 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 amble studio time.

$190 MEMBERS/ $195.00 NON-MEMBERS + $50 Materials Fee





with Marie Pratuch
THURSDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
January 4 – February 15, 2024 (Seven Sessions)

A scheduled time for post-beginner throwers to get together and continue explorations on the pottery wheel.  Marie will be available to troubleshoot and answer questions as you fine tune your throwing skills. If you have taken Marie’s class before, this is the class you want to be in. (Side note- even if you still consider yourself a “beginner” , developing your throwing skills around more advanced students will help your overall experience and process- don’t be shy!)

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





with Charlie Herrington
WEDNESDAYS, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
January 3 – March 6, 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. 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
January 3 – March 6, 2024 (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.






with John Dadoly
THURSDAYS, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
January 11, 2024 – February 8, 2024 (Five Sessions)

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 Kate Brizendine
TUESDAYS, 5:30 – 6:30 PM
January 9 – 23, 2024 (Three Sessions)

Connect to your creative side in the JD Smith Art Studio, and join us for a class exploring all things art. Paint on canvas, draw with charcoal, make a collage, crochet, sit and do some still-life drawing- the options are endless. You’ll have full access to the PCA’s materials and supplies. See where open-ended projects take you, when you’re in charge! Come solo or bring a friend for FREE.

$50 MEMBERS/$55 NON-MEMBERS   Materials are FREE.






with Chantell Reid
THURSDAYS, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
January 11 – January 25, 2024 (Three Sessions)

Get a head start on enhancing your creative writing for personal and/or educational purposes. Learn about setting the tone in your writing, while giving your readers an emotional connection. Learn about “checklist” writing and eliminating filter words, while adding depth and detail to your work. Feel free to bring in your tablet, laptop or other preferred device. Materials will also be provided. Chantell has five years of editing and writing experience. This is a hybrid mix of adults and teens.






with John Hasher
THURSDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
February 6 – 27, 2024 (Four Sessions)

Join John Hasher as he teaches you how to build a concert size ukulele from 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.






Weekend Workshops

with Chantell Reid
SATURDAY, 1:00- 2:30 PM
January 27, 2024 (One Session)

Join Chantell in this beginner’s macrame class and learn how to make a leaf wall hanging. They are great for small spaces if you need a little accent, color or texture. You’ll gain the skill set for future macrame projects and leave with a beautiful piece made by you.






with Rae Galloway
SATURDAYS, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
February 10 – March 9, 2024 (Four Sessions)
NOTE: NO class on February 17

In this class students will continue to gain familiarity with the variety of ways we can attempt to control and time the wild and fluid medium known as watercolor. Although this is the second in a series of watercolor offerings, those with varying levels of experience–even rank beginners—will be able to enjoy building skills and exploring the dynamic ways in which watercolors interact, all while using professional grade materials. This course is offered both in-person and online via Zoom.

This class also includes one hour of “Office Hours” where students can connect with the instructor

In Person: $110 MEMBERS/$105 NON-MEMBERS + $35 Paint Kit Fee
Via Zoom: $90
Optional Watercolor Painting Kit for Zoom attendees: $35 + $9 shipping (register before Feb. 1, 2024 please for mainland U.S. delivery)  

NOTE: Both in person and zoom registrations are FULL. Email Kate at classes (at) to be put on the waitlist.



with LeBrie Rich
Thursday, 6:00 -8:30 PM
February 29, 2024

After viewing work by LeBrie Rich the Off the Shelf exhibit in the East Oregonian Gallery Jan/Feb, you’ll be itching to try your hand at elevated needle felting.

After your time together with this master craftsperson, you’ll be ready to go nuts with needle felting and create a whole [mini, wooly] buffet. Felting tiny can be tricky, but you’ll have an expert felter by your side. You will learn how to plan ahead and make each element to scale so that all the pieces look good together at the end.

$50 Members / $55 non-Members + $5 Materials Fee (FREE for teens!)




with Arlen Clark
SATURDAY, 12:00 – 3:00 PM
March 2, 2024 (One Session)

In this one session workshop, you’ll learn about the techniques and painting styles used by the famous artist and painter, Amedeo Modigliani, known for his exquisite portraits and surreal elongation of faces, necks, and figures. Leave with a custom piece of art made by you and an interesting tid-bit 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 Cary Wasem-Varela
SATURDAY, 12:00 – 2:00 PM
March 16, 2024 (One Session)

In this one session workshop, you’ll 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. This is a class you’re sure to enjoy!






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




with Melissa Weston
SATURDAY, 12:00 – 3:00 PM
March 30, 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.