Adult Classes

Not ready for in-person classes? Check out our Online Resources HERE

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!



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

We use Zoom for many of our offerings right now, and we’d love for you to join us! 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!

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!
Check to see if we’re in person again!

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).

We are making masks optional. We ask that you center your thinking on the vulnerable people who may want to participate. If you’ve been traveling or in large crowds in the past week, or don’t feel 100%, we hope you’ll choose to mask up.




with Stephanie Huffman
June 21, 2022 
TUESDAY, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Do you have clothing in need of some creative repair? Or just a little flair? 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 class is being offered to all skill levels, beginners included. Up to date Covid vaccine and mask required. 







The classic complicated German board game in action

Facilitated by Karl Davis
5:30-8:00 PM

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 style of the game is also important. Euro-style games also feature beautiful, intricate images, wooden player pieces AND 3D 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.

Class size is limited, and good fitting masks will be required to lower risk for students, instructors and staff. Because it’s difficult to distance with this activity, we are asking that participants bring proof of vaccination to their first session. 




Weekly Classes + Workshops

With Ian Summerfield
TUESDAYS, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
May 3-31, 2022 (Five Sessions)

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 Co. If you are an advanced player, email classes (at) to be placed on a waiting list for upcoming classes.

Class size is limited, and good fitting masks will be required to lower risk for students, instructors and staff. We’d love it if students were vaccinated.






with Charlie Herrington
TUESDAYS, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
April 5 – June 21, 2022 (Ten Sessions)
NO CLASS April 19 or May 17 
You can join in any time at a prorated rate

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.

Class size is limited, and good fitting masks will be required to lower risk for students, instructors and staff.






with Charlie Herrington
TUESDAYS, 7:15 – 8:15 PM
April 5 – June 21, 2022 (Ten Sessions)
NO CLASS April 19 or May 17 
You can join in any time at a prorated rate

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. Class size is limited, and good fitting masks will be required to lower risk for students, instructors and staff.






with Brian Purnell
TUESDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
May 10 –  June 7 , 2022 (5 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.

This class is limited to seven students, you must be vaccinated to attend and wear a mask at all times. 

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




DRAWING HUMANS: The Face & Figure
with Alice Thomas
WEDNESDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
April 6-May 4, 2022 (5 Sessions)

In this class students will learn to draw the human figure using a model, as well as receive an introduction to the portrait and self-portrait. We will study the human form and practice a variety of concepts, including contour, gesture, shading, composition and perspective. The class will use basic drawing tools, including pencil and charcoal. Some previous drawing experience will be helpful but is not required. Model fees and drawing supplies for use in class are included in the class fee. This class is limited to five students, you must be vaccinated to attend and wear a mask at all times. 

Alice has been a life-long lover of all kinds of drawing. She has taught a variety of classes at the PCA, including drawing, printmaking and mixed media, as well as Middle and High School Art classes in public school settings in Oregon and Washington. Alice enjoys long walks with her dog and traveling with her husband Brian.

$100 MEMBERS/$105 NON-MEMBERS +50 Materials Fee



with Marie Pratuch
WEDNESDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00
April 6 – May 11 (Five Sessions)
NO CLASS on April 27- Open Studio

Whether you are a returning student or just beginning to dabble in Wheel Throwing, this is the class for you. Marie will share her insight about the process, materials, and tools used to create custom and functional ceramic forms. Students will get plenty of time to practice, including open studio hours. All materials and supplies will be provided. Class size is limited. We ask that you are masked and vaccinated.

$100 MEMBERS/$105 NON-MEMBERS + $30 Materials Fee

Marie Pratuch has dabbled in several art forms since the early 1990’s. It wasn’t until she attended BMCC where she discovered the therapeutic properties and passion of pottery. She now shares her knowledge and love for the art with others, including her fellow students and PCA family!  Follow Marie’s work on her Instagram page at Thistle_Dew_Nicely_Ceramics.


with Shari Dallas
WEDNESDAYS, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
May 18 – June 29 (Seven Sessions)

A seven-session workshop open to all ability levels, where an affinity for drawing is
the only requirement.

Drawing is a contemplative and centering activity. We will see what we can pull out
of ourselves, using a variety of tools and materials, to capture in line and color
objects from the world around us. We will draw to SEE, and, in the process,
strengthen our sense of who we are as artists.

Please bring a sketchpad you’re currently using or have used in the past. (If you don’t
have one, pick up something inexpensive at BiMart, WalMart or Michael’s; and choose
a good size like an 8×10”, 9×12”, or 11×14”.) The materials fee for the class will cover a
large newsprint pad, which you will take home, and materials we share in our sessions