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. 

Check out the current FREE OFFERINGS, HAPPY HOURS, WEEKLY CLASSES, & WEEKEND WORKSHOPS


FREE OFFERINGS

DRAWING COLLABORATIVE: Coffee & Creative Exploration
with Alice Thomas & Shari Dallas
EVERY WEDNESDAY, 10:30-11:30 AM
Beginning Dec. 14, 2022

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!
Note: NO CLASS SAT, SEPT 10 FOR DRESS UP PARADE

 

 

 

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).

 

 

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.

JANUARY 18 – FUN WITH DECOUPAGE 
with Melissa Weston
WEDNESDAY, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

In this Happy Hour class, join Melissa Weston as she teaches you to decoupage in style. You’ll cut out pictures and shapes, glue them to an object (like paper, wood, or ceramic), and then coat your image with layers of varnish, which creates a professional finalized look. You can bring pictures from home or choose from the wide selection of magazines and images the PCA will offer. We’ll provide all the supplies and materials.

JANUARY 26 – PAPER QUILLING
with Erica Edwards
THURSDAY, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

This type of paper art has existed since the invention of paper. Paper quilling is the art form of cutting paper into long strips and then rolling and pinching them into different shapes, sizes, and textures. Once complete, you’ll glue your shapes together to form decorative art. Paper quilling projects can be used to decorate cards, boxes, gift bags, and so much more.

FEBRUARY 7 – WHAT’S A VALIDATION CARD??
with Stephanie Huffman
TUESDAY, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

If you haven’t heard about validation cards then you won’t want to miss this one session class with Stephanie. Show the people in your life what they mean to you by writing down the things you love/admire/enjoy about them in a custom made card by you. Get other people to write in the card too, so when a person is presented with a validation card, they’re given the gift of warm fuzzies. This is a fun chance to get creative and pass on some joy and good energy to the people around you.

MARCH 14 – CREATIVE MENDING
with Stephanie Huffman
TUESDAY, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Do you have clothing in need of some creative repair? This might include a hole in your favorite top, pair of jeans, or bag. 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! Beginners welcome.

 

Weekly Classes + Workshops

HAND BUILT CLAY FORMS
with Brian Purnell
TUESDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
January 3 –  February 7 , 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 +20 Materials Fee

 

 

 

POTTERY: BEGINNING WHEEL THROWING
with Marie Pratuch
WEDNESDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
January 18 – March 1, 2023 (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 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
January 19 – March 2, 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, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
January 17 – March 21, 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, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
January 17 – March 21, 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

 

 

 

 

BEGINNING ADULT UKULELE
with Ian Summerfield
TUESDAYS, 5:00 – 6:00 PM
January 17 – February 21, 2023 (Six 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 Company.

$70 MEMBERS/ $75 NON-MEMBERS

 

 

 

CONTINUED ADULT UKULELE
with Ian Summerfield
TUESDAYS, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
January 17 – February 21, 2023 (Six 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 Company.

$70 MEMBERS/ $75 NON-MEMBERS

 

 

 

PUTTING THINGS INTO PROSPECTIVE
with Jason Hogge
THURSDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
January 19 – February 16 , 2023 (Five Sessions)

Whether you’re new to the idea of perspective drawing, trying to figure out how to place that cabin into a bare landscape painting, or perhaps you’re interested in using perspective to make flat surfaces open into a creative surreal world, then this is the class for you! We’ll look at the basics of 1-point, 2-point, and even 3-point perspective, and see how they can help us in our preferred artistic expression. This class will be the precursor for a series exploring perspective, shadow projection, reflection, and trompe l’oeil.

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

 

 

 

LEARN TO QUILT
With Colleen Blackwood
SATURDAYS, 12:30 – 3:30 PM
January 28, February 11 & 25, March 11, 2023

Join Colleen Blackwood, quilting extraordinaire, as she introduces you to the dimensional world of quilting. Learn the basics like patterns, design, and stitches. You’ll build the skills to create a timeless statement of love, made by the hand and with your heart.  This class will begin in January and will continue every two weeks until March 11th. This will give you time in between classes to practice your new found art of quilting. Please bring your sewing machine. Don’t have one? Let our staff know and we’ll get you squared away.

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

 

 

 

SMORGASBORD JEWELRY MAKING

with Erica Edwards
WEDNESDAYS, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
February 1 – 22, 2023 (Four Sessions)

Join Erica as she shows you how to deconstruct, design, and create jewelry by upcycling things from all around you. We’ll supply a selection of parts & pieces, beads & more.  You can bring anything of your own you’d like to work with too. This class is a great starting point to turn your creative ideas into custom pieces of unique jewelry.

$70 MEMBERS/$75 NON-MEMBERS

 

 

 

LAYERS OF SELF
with Jason Hogge
THURSDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
February 23 – March 23, 2023 (Five Sessions)

For this in-depth project, we will construct a layered self-portrait in acrylic paint. This portrait is based on the representation of your feelings, rather than one’s physical form. The first layer will represent the purity of our inner self. The second layer will be our expression of how we were positively and/or negatively shaped in our childhood by outer influences like family, religion, culture, etc. Our constructive and/or destructive inner influences will be the substance of the third layer. The remainder of the class will focus on acceptance of past layers, and creating new layers that represent action toward healing, who we desire to be, and how we want our self-portrait to be presented to others. Trigger Warning: This project has the potential to stir deep emotions; please self-monitor and feel free to take a break anytime it is needed.

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

 

 

 

BEGINNING FLY TYING
with John Dadoly
WEDNESDAYS, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
March 1–22, 2023  (Four Sessions)

In this beginning fly tying class, John will teach you the basics of  the materials, tools, and techniques used in this age-old craft. Since at least the 3rd Century people have fashioned fur, feathers, and other materials into delicate, insect-imitating lures for prey fish. You’ll make one fly per class that can be used on your next fishing trip or given to that fishing enthusiast on your gift list.

$70 MEMBERS/$75 NON-MEMBERS + $10 Materials Fee

 

 

 

 

Weekend Workshops

PHOTOGRAPHY WITH YOUR CELL PHONE
with Bill Peal
SATURDAY, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
JANUARY 28, 2023 (One Session)

Good photography technique, composition, and how to see and take good pictures is what you’ll learn in this one-session workshop. Bring your cellphone and an aptitude to see your phone camera, through a different lens with the gentle assistance of photography guru Bill Peal. This class is being offered to all skill sets, no prior experience necessary.

$45 MEMBERS/$50 NON-MEMBERS

 

 

 

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

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.

 

 

 

 

 

SCRAP HAPPY CABINS
with Colleen Blackwood
SATURDAY, 12:30 – 4:30 PM
March 25, 2023 (One Session)

Previous experience with quilting isn’t necessary; what students DO need is an interest in creating something special. In this case, students will build colorful, exciting and unique log cabins! This is a no rules approach to putting your fabric scraps to work to create something beautiful. Bring a bag of leftover scraps from other projects and you’ll learn how to make blocks that will one day make a warm and wonderful quilt. This will be a fun day of sewing- you will continue at home until you have made enough blocks to create the size quilt you desire. Please bring your sewing machine. Don’t have one? Let our staff know and we’ll get you squared away. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

$75 MEMBERS/$80 NON-MEMBERS +15 Materials Fee

 

 

 

WOOD FINISHING
with Jeff Blackwood
New dates TBA

In this class participants will learn the ins and outs 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

$40 MEMBERS/$45 NON-MEMBERS