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!
If you’re 16-18, check the Adult Class Schedule – you may take any of those offerings FREE as well! Just print the parent permission form to submit at PCA and use the code ARTROCKS when checking out.

 

TEEN CLAY
with Brian Purnell
TUESDAYS, 4:00 – 5:30 PM
January 2 – March 19, 2024 (Twelve Sessions)

Ongoing, join anytime, but register below. Step into the third dimension with this class that will bring some depth into your world. Learn how to sculpt, build, and construct clay in the PCA’s Alice Fossatti Ceramics Studio under the watchful eye of an expert. Absolutely no experience working with clay is necessary. Beginners and returning students welcome.

 

 

CREATIVE JOURNALING
with Alice Thomas
WEDNESDAYS, 4:00 – 5:30 PM
December 6 – 20, 2023 (Three Sessions)

It doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced artist or a beginner- keeping an art journal is a big way to support our creativity. In this class, we are welcoming BOTH teens and adults to participate together in this artistic experience. By having the supplies and materials you need already in the studio, the PCA is a great place to try your hand at this practice. We’ll share ideas for using the journal and explore a variety of unique and fun entry-making methods. Record keeping, brainstorming, documenting, trying out a new art media- there is no end to the possibilities here, and no rules!  NOTE: This is a hybrid adult/teen class

 

 

TEEN INTERMEDIATE ELECTRIC GUITAR
with Margaret Mayer
THURSDAYS, 4:30 – 5:30 PM
January 2 – March 19, 2024 (Twelve Sessions)

You asked- we listened! If you’re already familiar with strumming styles on an electric guitar and are wanting to take it up a notch, this might be the class for you! Join Margaret as she continues to teach the ways of the electric guitar. This class is for students who already know how to play the basics of electric guitar and are familiar with the instrument. Please bring a guitar to each class or borrow one from the PCA. Guitars can be purchased at Pendleton Music Company.

 

 

 

TEEN ACOUSTIC GUITAR
with Margaret Mayer
THURSDAYS, 5:30 – 6:30 PM
January 2 – March 19, 2024 (Twelve Sessions)

Whether you’re returning or just beginning, you’ll learn and grow basic guitar skills to entertain yourself and others! Students will learn strumming styles and techniques. Please bring a guitar to each class or borrow one from the PCA. Guitars can be purchased at Pendleton Music Company.

 

 

TEEN COLLAGE
with Bonnie Day
WEDNESDAYS, 4:00 – 5:30 PM
January 17 – March 20, 2024 (Ten Sessions)
*No Class on February 21, 2024

Collage comes from the French word “coller” which means “to glue.” In this class, you’ll explore different collage techniques including monochromatic, cubomania, and more! This class is for everyone, at any level.

 

 

CREATIVE WRITING
with Chantell Reid
THURSDAYS, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
January 11 – January 25, 2024 (Three Sessions)

Get a head start on enhancing your creative writing for personal and/or educational purposes. Learn about setting the tone in your writing, while giving your readers an emotional connection. Learn about “checklist” writing and eliminating filter words, while adding depth and detail to your work. Feel free to bring in your tablet, laptop or other preferred device. Materials will also be provided. Chantell has five years of editing and writing experience. This is a hybrid mix of adults and teens.

 

TEEN FRIENDSHIP BRACELETS
with Erica Edwards
THURSDAYS, 4:30 – 5:30 PM
July 13 – September 28, 2023 (Ten Sessions)

Join Erica Edwards as she shows you how to plan and create custom made friendship bracelets using a variety of different materials. Make a set or several!

 

NEEDLE FELTED MINI BRUNCH
with LeBrie Rich
Thursday, 6:00 -8:30 PM
February 29, 2024

After viewing work by LeBrie Rich the Off the Shelf exhibit in the East Oregonian Gallery Jan/Feb, you’ll be itching to try your hand at elevated needle felting.

After your time together with this master craftsperson, you’ll be ready to go nuts with needle felting and create a whole [mini, wooly] buffet. Felting tiny can be tricky, but you’ll have an expert felter by your side. You will learn how to plan ahead and make each element to scale so that all the pieces look good together at the end.

You’ll see adult tuition listed, but just choose the “TEEN” tab and you can register for FREE.

 

 

TEEN CANDLE DIPPING
with Erica Edwards
THURSDAYS, 4:30 – 5:30 PM
February 27 –March 5, 2024 (Two Sessions)

Join Erica Edwards as she teaches you the steps and techniques involved with dipping your own candles. You’ll leave with your very own set, made by you!