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, 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

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!
EVERY SATURDAY,  10:30
Note: No Class Oct. 30 or Nov. 6

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
Dates for Nov/Dec TBA as we look at our Covid numbers in the county. Check back soon.
Masks required, no food or beverages please. 

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).

 

 

Weekly Classes + Workshops

BEGINNING ADULT UKULELE 
With Ian Summerfield
TUESDAYS, 6:15 – 7:15 PM
Oct. 19 -Nov. 23, 2021 (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 Co. If you are an advanced player, email director@pendletonarts.org 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.

$60 MEMBERS/$65NON-MEMBERS

 

 

GUITAR FOR BEGINNERS
with Charlie Herrington
TUESDAYS, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Oct 5 –  Dec. 7 (Ten Sessions)
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.

$55 MEMBERS/$60 NON-MEMBERS

 

 

 

GUITAR FOR BEGINNERS 2
with Charlie Herrington
TUESDAYS, 7:15 – 8:15 PM
Oct 5 –  Dec. 7 (Ten Sessions)
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.

$55 MEMBERS/$60 NON-MEMBERS

 

 

 

HAND BUILT CLAY FORMS

with Brian Purnell
TUESDAYS, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Oct 12 – Nov. 9 (5 Sessions)
Email classes (at) pendletonarts.org to be put on the waiting list for the next session, which will begin mid-to-late November. 

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

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

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

 

 

 

DRAWING TO SEE
with Shari Dallas
WEDNESDAYS, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
October 27 – November 17 (Four Sessions)

A four-part 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.
Just bring yourself. Tools and materials will be provided.

$95 MEMBERS / $100 NON-MEMBERS + $15 MATERIALS FEE

This class is FULL. Please email classes (at) pendletonarts.org to be put on the waiting list for the next session.

 

ADULT PAINTING WITH ARLEN!
with Arlen Clark
TUESDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
November 9 – November 30, 2021 (Four Sessions)

Arlen will lead students through finding their own voice as a painter, using his techniques as a jumping-off point. The setting is relaxed and casual while also providing the watchful eye of an experienced painter. Materials, including one canvas, paints, and brushes will be provided. Class size is VERY limited, and good fitting masks will be required to lower risk for students, instructors and staff.

$100 MEMBERS / $105 NON-MEMBERS +$20 MATERIALS FEE

The classic complicated German board game in action

MODERN BOARD GAME NIGHT
Facilitated by Karl Davis
FIRST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH- ONGOING
6:15 – 7:15 PM
FREE!

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 3-d 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. 

 

ADULT SHIBORI DYEING
with Erica Edwards
Dates TBA

Shibori dyeing is a centuries-old dyeing technique that originated in Japan. It involves folding and binding fabric which produces intricate and unique patterns. Join Erica in this two session class, and learn the ancient art of Shibori dyeing. 

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

$55 MEMBERS/$60 NON-MEMBERS

 

 

Katie Hall is a lifelong crafter and self-taught macramé artist. You can follow her on Instagram @emFiberCraft.

ADULT MACRAME JEWELRY
with Katie Hall
Dates TBA

Macrame is a type of textile created using knots opposed to weaving or threading. Join Katie, our macrame expert, on creating beautiful pieces of custom jewelry like earrings, necklaces and more. Check out Katie’s Instagram page fiber.and.craft and get inspired for this fun and unique class! 

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

$55 MEMBERS/$60 NON-MEMBERS

 

 

 

ADULT SASHIKO EMBROIDERY
with Erica Edwards
Dates TBA

In this class, we’ll learn the ancient art of Sashiko embroidery. We’ll start with basic geometric patterns, and then increase our knowledge and pattern skills. Each student will receive a kit which will include all materials needed to create custom pieces. Students can also opt to embellish jeans, jackets, canvas shoes and other preferred garments. 

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

$40 MEMBERS/$45 NON-MEMBERS

 

ADULT PAPER QUILLING
with Erica Edwards
Dates TBA

No- this isn’t a quilting class! Quilling is an art technique using thin strips of paper to roll, pinch, and shape into coils of all sizes and then combining those coils to create beautiful and decorative designs. Although it’s not certain, the thought is that this art form originates from Ancient Egypt! Join Erica, as you learn about this timeless technique in this three session class. 

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

$50 MEMBERS/$55 NON-MEMBERS

 

ADULT PAINTING WITH ARLEN!
with Arlen Clark
TUESDAYS, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
September 7 – September 28, 2021 (Four Sessions)

Arlen will lead students through finding their own voice as a painter, using his techniques as a jumping-off point. The setting is relaxed and casual while also providing the watchful eye of an experienced painter. Materials, including one canvas, paints, and brushes will be provided. Class size is VERY limited, and good fitting masks will be required to lower risk for students, instructors and staff.

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

 

Zoom-Based BOOKBINDING FOR EVERYONE
with Roberta Lavadour

There are few things more empowering than making your own book – even if it’s yet to be written. In this class students will create a hard-bound binding that can be used as a guest book, sketchbook, or journal. You’ll be introduced to new tools and learn skills that can be transferred to future book arts projects. Beginners are welcome and experienced book-makers will pick up some new tips. We’ll have a short lunch break and students are encouraged to bring a lunch to eat while we have additional Q&A.

$50 MEMBERS/$55 NON-MEMBERS + $10 MATERIALS FEE

Look for dates soon!