For more than 15 years, Art Rocks Teens (A.R.T.) has provided FREE art and music classes for 13-18 year-olds  three days a week, after school and all summer long. The program even includes a FREE Rock & Roll Camp that brings indie musicians from some of the northwest’s most notable bands to work with teens to create their own music and perform it on Main Street.

We work hard to provide a safe and creative space for teens to spend their time – and enjoy some snacks! The Teen Art Council is a dedicated group of volunteers ages 13- 18 who brainstorm, plan classes, and sometimes even teach.

While we offer A.R.T. classes and Rock & Roll Camp free of charge, it’s an expensive program that depends on your support. There are many ways to help: Give your time by volunteering during an event, give your gently used musical instruments to the cause, or give a monetary donation to help leverage the funds we ask businesses and foundations for.

Download the permission form here:
A.R.T. Parent Permission Form ENGLISH
A.R.T. Parent Permission Form ESPAÑOL

 

Current Schedule – FREE for teens 13-18!

 

TEEN GUITAR
with David Orr

THURSDAYS, 3:30 – 4:30
April 1st – April 29th, 2021 (Five sessions)

Learn and grow basic guitar skills to entertain yourself, and possibly others! Students will learn basic major and minor chords, strumming styles and techniques. You will be able to play one song by the end of the course. Please bring a guitar to each class. Visit Pendleton Music Co. for affordable instrument rentals or check in with the PCA- we have some guitars available for students to use.

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

 

 

CONTINUED TEEN GUITAR
with David Orr

THURSDAYS, 4:40-5:40
April 1st – April 29th, 2021 (Five sessions)

If you’ve learned some chords and have a bit of confidence, this class will help you build on those skills. Please bring a guitar to each class. Visit Pendleton Music Co. for affordable instrument rentals or check in with the PCA- we have some guitars available for students to use.

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

 

 

 

 

VIA ZOOM  – LOOM BEADED BRACELETS
with Erica Edwards

WEDNESDAYS, 4:00 – 5:00
February 10 – March 3  (NO Class Spring Break)
Four Sessions

Over video chat, we’ll learn the rich history of loom beading (Hint: the Obijiwa) and replicate patterns into our own jewelry.  Each student will receive their own kit with lots of color options then sign on to class to receive instruction. Each week we’ll look at our progress and start new projects if time permits.

 

 

 

 

 

VIA ZOOM – SASHIKO EMBROIDERY
with Erica Edwards

WEDNESDAYS, 4:00 – 5:00
April 7 to April 28, 2021  (four sessions)

In this class, via video chat, we’ll learn the ancient art of Sashiko embroidery. We’ll start with basic geometric patterns and through the weeks increase our knowledge and pattern skills. Each student will pick up a kit at the curb at PCA then will sign onto a class to receive instruction.  Kit will include material to work with, but students can also opt to embellish jeans, jackets, canvas shoes and other garments.