Adult Classes

Our programs are made possible through the support of the Oregon Community 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!

Looking for some of your favorites, like wheel throwing, hand-built ceramics, knitting and stained glass? Some of our instructors take a summer break, but will be back in the fall ready to work with you.

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


FREE OFFERINGS

(check out the Happy Hour Classes below too!)

HIP & HANDMADE – a FREE drop-in class!
EVERY SATURDAY, 11:00 AM – NOON

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!
FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH
April 6, May 4, June 1

October 5, November 2, December 7

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).

 

 

JAM NIGHT – a FREE drop-in offering!
Sponsored by the Pendleton Music Company
FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH
7:00 – 8:30 PM
October 3, November 7, December 5

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 music styles and a variety of instruments. Guitars, mandolin, bongos… bring what you have.

 

 

MODERN BOARD GAME NIGHT – A FREE OFFERING!
Facilitated by Karl Davis
SECOND TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH, 5:30 – 8:00 PM
October 8, November 12, December 10

As opposed to traditional American-style games – like Risk — modern Euro-style games are won on strategy, not conflict. They feature little or no luck, and economic, not military, themes. In addition, all players stay in the game until it’s over. The artistic design of the game is also important. Euro-style games often feature beautiful, intricate images, wooden player pieces and 3-D aspects. Whether you’re a total novice or well-versed in these styles of games, you can join in. Bring your own or play one from Karl’s collection. We’ll have complimentary refreshments.

WEEKLY CLASSES

HAND BUILT CLAY FORMS
with Brian Purnell
TUESDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
October 1 ­­– November 12 (7 SESSIONS)

Regardless of your skill level- beginning, intermediate, or advanced- engage your hands & mind! Create fun, beautiful projects- anything from coffee mugs, bowls, platters, and boxes, to fine art sculpture. No experience necessary; returning students welcome!

$80 MEMBERS / $85 NON-MEMBERS + $20 MATERIALS FEE

 

 

 

GUITAR FOR BEGINNERS
with Charlie Herrington
TUESDAYS, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
October 1 – December 3 (9 SESSIONS)
*No Class during Thanksgiving Week

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 an acoustic or electric guitar- visit Pendleton Music Co. for affordable instrument rentals.

$65 MEMBERS / $70 NON-MEMBERS

 

 

GUITAR FOR BEGINNERS 2
with Charlie Herrington
TUESDAYS, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
October 1 – December 3 (9 SESSIONS)
*No Class during Thanksgiving week

Continue learning and practicing songs as a group in the Beginners 2 session. Bring an acoustic or electric guitar- visit Pendleton Music Co. for affordable instrument rentals.

$65 MEMBERS / $70 NON-MEMBERS

 

 

 

PAINTING WITH ARLEN
with Arlen Clark
TUESDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
October 1 – October 29 (5 SESSIONS)

Arlen will lead students through composing a painting, allowing for the individual tastes and talents of each student to emerge. The setting is relaxed and casual, while also providing the watchful eye of an experienced painter. One canvas, paints, and brushes will be provided.

$70 MEMBERS / $75 NON-MEMBERS +$20 MATERIALS FEE

 

POTTERY: BEGINNING WHEEL THROWING
with Marie Pratuch
WEDNESDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
October 2 – November 13 (7 Sessions)

Marie will share 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 open studio time.

$85 MEMBERS / $90 NON-MEMBERS + $20 MATERIAL FEE

 

 

 

 

GLASS MOSAICS
with Celia Hampton
WEDNESDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
October 2 – October 23 (4 SESSIONS)

Celia will introduce students to the direct mosaic method using traditional design elements. Learn glass cutting techniques, gluing and grouting applications, along with tips and tricks on designing or modifying patterns. Students will work with a 9 X 12 platform. No experience necessary.

$75 MEMBERS / $80 NON-MEMBERS

 

 

 

POTTERY: CONTINUED WHEEL THROWING
with Marie Pratuch
THURSDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
October 3 – November 21 (7 SESSIONS)
*No Class on Halloween

A scheduled time for post-beginner throwers to get together. Marie will be available to trouble shoot and answer questions as you fine tune your throwing skills. If you have taken Marie’s beginners wheel throwing class, then this is the class for you!

$70 MEMBERS / $75 NON-MEMBERS + $20 MATERIAL FEE

 

 

 

 

STAINED GLASS
with Celia Hampton
THURSDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
October 3 – December 5 (8 SESSIONS)
* No Class on Halloween or Thanksgiving

Learn (or continue) to craft beautiful stained-glass pieces. You’ll start with the basics of glass cutting and work through the whole stained-glass process. You’ll finish a beautiful and unique piece to brighten your home or give as a gift.

$85 MEMBERS / $90 NON-MEMBERS + $20 MATERIALS FEE

 

 

 

 

JUGGLING WITH GREG
with Greg Schulberg
SATURDAYS, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
October 19 & 26 (2 Sessions)

This is an inter-generational class that will teach you the basics of juggling. Kids 6-12 should have a parent or pal in tow so you can learn together. No experience or coordination is necessary. We’ll cover the basics of 3-ball toss juggling, each participant will receive a set of juggling balls of their own. In the second session Greg will work with students individually on improving their 3-ball pattern, or learning tricks and how to juggle more or different objects.

$25 MEMBER ADULT / $30 NON-MEMBER ADULT
$5 MEMBER KID / $10 NON-MEMBER KID

 

 

 

 

VALUE PORTRAIT: BREAKING DOWN LIGHT AND SHADOW ON THE FACE
with Nika Blasser
TUESDAYS, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
November 5 – December 10 (5 SESSIONS)
*No class during Thanksgiving week

We will start with a photo session using high-contrast lighting to create a dramatic black and white self-portrait. Using this photo, we’ll break down light and shadow into several distinct values, essentially setting up something like a paint-by-numbers to “map” light and dark areas across the planes of the face. Your finished painting will be a striking portrait with a cool graphic art quality, and you will understand light in a whole new way.

$65 MEMBERS/ $70 NON-MEMBERS + $15 MATERIALS FEE

 

 

UKULELE
with Ian Summerfield
WEDNESDAYS, 5:15 – 6:15
November 6 – December 4 (4 SESSIONS)
*No class during Thanksgiving week

This simple, playful instrument makes a great introduction to music, or a fun practice session for those who already play. We’ll work on chords and strumming, while practicing classic uke songs as a group. No prior experience in music is required. Ukuleles provided (and can be purchased!) through Pendleton Music Co.

$50 MEMBERS / $55 NON-MEMBERS

 

 

 

REFURBISH THAT FRAME!
with Melissa Weston
WEDNESDAYS, 6:00-7:00
November 6 – November 20 (3 SESSIONS)

Do you have old picture frames laying around your house? In this three-session class, you’ll learn how to breathe new life into old frames. If you don’t have any frames and would like to partake, let us know and we’ll provide some for you.

$35 MEMBERS / $40 NON-MEMBER +$10 MATERIAL FEE

 

 

ONE-DAY WEEKEND WORKSHOPS

WREATH BUILDING WORKSHOP
with Melissa Weston
SATURDAY, 12:00 – 2:30
November 16

Start off your holiday season by learning to create a fresh and beautiful wreath adorned with festive accessories. This is a perfect excuse for getting together with friends and creating some fun memories, while adding to your holiday décor for your front door, home, or as a gift.

$20 MEMBERS / $25 NON-MEMBERS + $15 MATERIAL FEE

 

 

WOOD FINISHING
with Jeff Blackwood
WEDNESDAY, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
November 20

In this two-hour class, we’ll discuss the characteristics of common wood species and appropriate finish options and techniques. Supplies will be provided, and students will get some hands-on experiences.

$20 MEMBERS / $25 NON-MEMBERS

 

 

 

PRESENTS IN A PINCH: NEEDLE FELTING FOR THE HOLIDAYS
with Chantell Reid
SATURDAY, 4:00 – 6:00
December 7

Whether you want to create gnomes, ornaments, and holiday décor, small gifts, or something just for you, this is one workshop you won’t want to miss. Students will receive a personal needle-felting set, which includes your block, needles, and wool. Never needle-felted? No worries, all are welcome!

$20 MEMBERS / $25 NON-MEMBERS

 

PHOTO TRANSFER TECHNIQUES USING GEL MEDIUM
with Nika Blasser
Saturday & Sunday, 1:00 – 4:00 PM BOTH DAYS
October 12 & 13

Create a work of art from magazines clippings, copies of family photos, or any image that inspires you. In the gel transfer technique, the finished works have a slightly distressed or vintage look to them and the finished artwork is both beautiful and durable. You supply the images, and we’ll supply the tools and materials to get you going.

$45 MEMBERS / $50 NON-MEMBERS + $20 MATERIALS FEE

HAPPY HOUR CLASSES!

We’d love for you to let us know you’re coming to Happy Hour class, but if you forget to register, come anyway. Materials will be on a first come, first served basis for anyone who piles in.

JUGGLING WITH GREG
with Greg Schulberg
WEDNESDAY, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
December 4

Whether you’re interested in entertaining yourself or others, juggling is just a fun skill to have, and you can master a basic 3-ball pattern quickly. No experience or coordination necessary. We’ll have additional props and instruction for intermediate or advanced jugglers too! Free. but registration required so we can make sure we have enough juggling sets!

 

 

Make Your Own Earring or Jewelry Rack
with Melissa Weston
WEDNESDAY, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
December 11

This is a fun opportunity to custom design a rack for organizing your jewelry. Free, but registration required so we can prep materials.

Margaritas & Macramé
with Katie Payne Hall
THURSDAY, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
December 12

Sip on a margarita while exploring the art of macramé. You’ll learn the basic knots as well as the tips and tricks needed to continue new and different macramé projects like key chains, plant hangers, and more!