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!


with Will Barker

THURSDAYS, 4:00 – 5:00
Join Anytime!

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.



with Brian Purnell
TUESDAYS, 4:00 – 5:30 PM
Ongoing, join anytime, but register below.Step into the third dimension with this class that will bring some depth into your world. Join Brian and clay connoisseur, and 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 necessary. Beginners and returning students welcome. This course is being offered for free thanks to our grant writer JD Smith.This class is limited to four people. You must wear a mask at all times in the building. Thank you!



with Ian Summerfield
TUESDAYS, 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Class begins on February 1 and will be ongoing, so join anytime! Please register for this class.

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.