For more than 16 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
July 1 – July 29, 2021 (Four sessions)
August 5 – August 26, 2021 (Four sessions)
September 2 – September 30, 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
July 1 – July 29, 2021 (Four sessions)
August 5 – August 26, 2021 (Four sessions)
September 2 – September 30, 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.

 

 

 

TEEN UKULELE
with Ian Summerfield
WEDNESDAYS, 3:30 – 4:30 PM
July 7 – August 4, 2021 (Four 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.  Registration is required.

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


TEEN PLAN & CREATE, DIY DAY PLANNERS
with Marissa Carlos
TUESDAYS, 2:30 – 3:30 PM
July 13 – July 20, 2021 (Two sessions)

If you’ve ever forgotten to do your homework or forgot about a planned class, event, work obligation or get-together, consider using a day planner. Join Marissa Carlos as you customize your very own planner and personalize it to fit your day to day needs in a creative and fun way! Registration is required. Class size is VERY limited, and good fitting masks will be required to lower risk for students, instructors, and staff.

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

TEEN POLYMER CLAY
with Katie Hall
TUESDAYS, 3:30 – 4:30 PM
August 17 – August 31, 2021 (Three sessions)

In this class, you’ll play with Polymer clay- which is known for its versatility and pliability! You can sculpt, create, and shape custom pieces such as jewelry, personal keepsakes, miniatures, and so much more. Let your creativity guide you through this fun and imaginative class led by polymer expert Katie Hall. Her work can be viewed on her Instagram page, Fiber.and.craft. 

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

 

thin strips of colorful paper rolled into shapes

TEEN PAPER QUILLING
with Erica Edwards
THURSDAYS, 3:30 – 4:30 PM
September 2 – September 16, 2021 (Three sessions)

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 form of art originates from Ancient Egypt! Join Erica, as you learn about this timeless technique. Registration is required.

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